Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK) and SEA (NYSE:SE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Mitek Systems and SEA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mitek Systems 0 0 5 0 3.00
SEA 0 0 6 0 3.00

Mitek Systems presently has a consensus price target of $10.60, suggesting a potential upside of 21.84%. SEA has a consensus price target of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 46.64%. Given SEA’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SEA is more favorable than Mitek Systems.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mitek Systems and SEA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mitek Systems $45.39 million 6.67 $14.09 million $0.38 22.90
SEA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Mitek Systems has higher revenue and earnings than SEA.

Profitability

This table compares Mitek Systems and SEA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mitek Systems 31.05% 11.49% 9.64%
SEA -90.49% N/A -39.28%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

44.9% of Mitek Systems shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of SEA shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.5% of Mitek Systems shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of SEA shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Mitek Systems beats SEA on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mitek Systems Company Profile

Mitek Systems, Inc. develops, markets and sells mobile capture and identity verification software solutions for enterprise customers. The Company’s technology allows users to remotely deposit checks, open accounts, get insurance quotes, pay bills, as well as verify their identity by taking pictures of various documents with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Its technology uses algorithms to correct image distortion, extract relevant data, route images to their desired location and process transactions. Its technology processes images of documents in various ways. The Company’s products include Mobile Verify, Mobile Fill, Mobile Docs, Mobile Deposit and Commercial Mobile Deposit Capture. Its mobile technology solutions are provided in two parts: a software development kit (SDK) for mobile capture, and a software platform for image correction, detection, extraction and authentication.

SEA Company Profile

Sea Limited, formerly Garena Interactive Holding Limited, is a Singapore-based Internet and mobile platform company. The Company is a platform provider for online personal computer (PC) and mobile digital content, e-commerce and payments across Asia. The Company offers Garena+, an online platform for people to meet, chat and play games with each other. Its digital content offers Garena, which is a game and social platform for gamers to interact, discover, download and play PC and mobile games. PC games on Garena Platform include Point Blank, Path of Exile, Mstar Online, League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Alliance of Valiant Arms, Mabinogi Heroes and Lost Saga. Mobile Games on Garena Platform include Headshot and Thunder Strike. Its ESports Events include Garena Premier League, Garena Carnival, Garena Cyber Games, Garena Star League and League of Legends Master Series. Its e-commerce offers Shopee, a mobile marketplace, where users can browse, shop and sell their products.

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