SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare SeaChange International to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SeaChange International and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $77.67 million -$9.06 million -2.24
SeaChange International Competitors $769.36 million $137.09 million -10.12

SeaChange International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than SeaChange International. SeaChange International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SeaChange International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 0 0 0 N/A
SeaChange International Competitors 227 1658 2836 109 2.59

As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 2.12%. Given SeaChange International’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe SeaChange International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares SeaChange International and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeaChange International -54.54% -15.80% -9.85%
SeaChange International Competitors -61.24% -92.99% -15.97%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.8% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.8% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

SeaChange International has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SeaChange International’s peers have a beta of 1.68, indicating that their average share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SeaChange International peers beat SeaChange International on 5 of the 9 factors compared.

SeaChange International Company Profile

SeaChange International, Inc. (SeaChange) is engaged in the delivery of multiscreen video. The Company’s products and services facilitate the aggregation, licensing, management and distribution of video and advertising content for cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. SeaChange sells its software products and services across the world, to television service providers, including cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. Its systems enable service providers to offer other interactive television services that allow subscribers to receive personalized services and interact with their video devices. Its business consists of three product areas: multiscreen video backoffice, advertising and video gateway software solutions. It also offers SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform, Adrenalin, SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform and Nucleus.

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