Contrasting SeaChange International (SEAC) & Mulesoft (MULE)

Mulesoft (NYSE: MULE) and SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

24.5% of Mulesoft shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 75.1% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mulesoft 0 3 8 0 2.73
SeaChange International 0 0 2 0 3.00

Mulesoft presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.72%. SeaChange International has a consensus price target of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 37.54%. Given SeaChange International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SeaChange International is more favorable than Mulesoft.

Profitability

This table compares Mulesoft and SeaChange International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mulesoft -25.84% -49.63% -18.06%
SeaChange International -42.52% -5.91% -3.55%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mulesoft and SeaChange International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mulesoft $187.74 million 17.20 -$49.59 million ($0.72) -34.50
SeaChange International $83.79 million 1.31 -$71.24 million ($0.98) -3.15

Mulesoft has higher revenue and earnings than SeaChange International. Mulesoft is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SeaChange International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

SeaChange International beats Mulesoft on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mulesoft Company Profile

MuleSoft, Inc. is engaged in providing a software platform that connects a range of technologies. The Company enables organizations to manage and secure the flow of data between all systems in the enterprise. The Company offers organizations to create agile infrastructures. The Company has developed Anypoint Platform. The Company’s customers use its Anypoint Platform to connect their applications, data, and devices into an application network where systems are pluggable instead of glued together with custom integration code. The application network enables a self-serve infrastructure through discoverable building blocks, or nodes, that can be used and reused to rapidly compose applications. With an application network built with Anypoint Platform, organizations can transform into composable enterprises.

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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