Analyzing Attunity (ATTU) and SEA (SE)

Attunity (NASDAQ: ATTU) and SEA (NYSE:SE) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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 -10.81% -14.54% -8.21%
SEA -141.10% N/A -48.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Attunity and SEA, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Attunity 0 0 3 0 3.00
SEA 0 0 6 0 3.00

Attunity currently has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 91.18%. SEA has a consensus target price of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 62.46%. Given Attunity’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Attunity is more favorable than SEA.

Earnings & 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 2.27 -$6.71 million ($0.31) -21.94
SEA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

SEA has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Attunity.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

15.7% of Attunity shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of SEA shares are owned by institutional investors. 50.2% of Attunity shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of SEA shares are owned 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.

Summary

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

About Attunity

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.

About SEA

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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