Attunity (NASDAQ: ATTU) and SEA (NYSE:SE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
22.0% of Attunity shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of SEA shares are held by institutional investors. 50.2% of Attunity shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of SEA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Attunity and SEA’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Attunity||$62.10 million||2.31||-$6.71 million||($0.40)||-17.27|
SEA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Attunity.
This is a summary of current ratings for Attunity and SEA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Attunity presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 88.13%. SEA has a consensus price target of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 53.51%. Given Attunity’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Attunity is more favorable than SEA.
This table compares Attunity and SEA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Attunity beats SEA on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Attunity Ltd (Attunity) is a provider of Big Data management software solutions that enable access, management, sharing and distribution of data across heterogeneous enterprise platforms, organizations and the cloud. The Company’s software solutions include data replication and distribution (Attunity Replicate, change data capture (CDC) and Attunity Gold Client Solutions), test data management (Attunity Gold Client Solutions), data connectivity (Attunity Connect), enterprise file replication (AttunityRepliWeb), managed-file-transfer (Attunity MFT), data warehouse automation (Attunity Compose), data usage analytics (Attunity Visibility) and cloud data delivery (AttunityCloudBeam). Its software is used for projects, such as data warehousing, Hadoop, business intelligence (BI) and Big Data analytics, reporting, migration and modernization, data consolidation and distribution, and cloud initiatives. It offers a software as a service (SaaS)-based platform with a portfolio of services.
Sea Limited, formerly Garena Interactive Holding Limited, is an Internet company. The Company operates through three segments: digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services. The Company has developed an integrated platform consisting of digital entertainment focused on online games, e-commerce, and digital financial services focused on e-wallet services. Its platforms include Garena, Shopee, and AirPay. Garena provides access to engaging mobile and personal computer (PC) online games, live streaming game play, as well as social features such as user chat and online forums. Shopee is an e-commerce marketplace where users come together to browse, shop and sell on-the-go, anytime, anywhere. AirPay App is the Company’s digital financial services business that provides e-wallet services to consumers through the AirPay App and to small businesses through the AirPay counter application.
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