Analyzing SEA (SE) & The Competition

SEA (NYSE: SE) is one of 115 public companies in the “Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SEA to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

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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 374 2311 4824 102 2.61

SEA presently has a consensus target price of $18.67, suggesting a potential upside of 68.47%. As a group, “Software” companies have a potential upside of 14.15%. Given SEA’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe SEA is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.7% of SEA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of SEA shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.3% of shares of all “Software” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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 -45.38% -23.10% -6.99%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SEA and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SEA N/A N/A -6.48
SEA Competitors $2.26 billion $416.00 million 498.22

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.


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

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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