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

Profitability

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

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SeaChange International and Mulesoft’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $83.79 million 1.53 -$71.24 million ($0.98) -3.68
Mulesoft $187.74 million 17.09 -$49.59 million ($0.72) -34.29

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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

73.0% of SeaChange International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 23.2% of Mulesoft shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for SeaChange International and Mulesoft, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Mulesoft 0 3 7 0 2.70

SeaChange International presently has a consensus price target of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 17.73%. Mulesoft has a consensus price target of $27.75, indicating a potential upside of 12.39%. Given SeaChange International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SeaChange International is more favorable than Mulesoft.

Summary

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

About SeaChange International

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.

About Mulesoft

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.

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