SEA (NYSE: SE) is one of 114 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SEA to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.7% of SEA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of SEA shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 17.4% of shares of all “Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for SEA and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEA 0 0 6 0 3.00
SEA Competitors 375 2314 4838 103 2.61

SEA presently has a consensus price target of $18.67, indicating a potential upside of 65.19%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.43%. Given SEA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe SEA is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SEA and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SEA N/A N/A -6.61
SEA Competitors $2.26 billion $415.41 million 485.64

SEA’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SEA. SEA is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares SEA and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEA -141.10% N/A -48.73%
SEA Competitors -49.30% -22.94% -6.79%


SEA rivals beat SEA on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

SEA Company Profile

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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