SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) and Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
73.0% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.5% of Workday shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.7% of Workday shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares SeaChange International and Workday’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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This is a breakdown of current recommendations for SeaChange International and Workday, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
SeaChange International currently has a consensus target price of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 6.52%. Workday has a consensus target price of $103.62, indicating a potential upside of 1.27%. Given SeaChange International’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SeaChange International is more favorable than Workday.
Volatility & Risk
SeaChange International has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Workday has a beta of 1.82, suggesting that its share price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares SeaChange International and Workday’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SeaChange International||$83.79 million||1.69||-$71.24 million||($0.98)||-4.07|
|Workday||$1.57 billion||13.56||-$408.27 million||($1.44)||-71.06|
SeaChange International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Workday. Workday is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SeaChange International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
SeaChange International beats Workday on 9 of the 14 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.
Workday, Inc. is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The Company delivers financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for various companies, educational institutions and government agencies. As part of its applications, the Company provides embedded analytics that capture the content and context of everyday business events, facilitating informed decision-making from wherever users are working. Its applications include Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Other Applications. It also provides open, standards-based Web-services application programming interfaces, and pre-built packaged integrations and connectors. Workday Financial Management is a unified application with a range of financial capabilities, relevant analytics and metrics, and auditable process management. Workday HCM allows an organization to staff, pay, organize and develop its global workforce.
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