Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) are both household names for designers and media professionals. Adobe’s creative software products — including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and After Effects — are widely used by media professionals, and the company also provides cloud-based services for enterprise customers.
Autodesk produces AutoCAD, which revolutionized computer-aided drafting, and design software like Sketchbook and Inventor. Its 3ds Max and Maya platforms are also widely used for creating 3D animations.
Both companies remained resilient throughout the pandemic. Over the past 12 months, Adobe’s stock rallied about 35% as Autodesk’s stock advanced nearly 50%. Let’s see how both software companies weathered the crisis, and if one of these stocks is a better all-around investment.