SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) and Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SeaChange International and Radware’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $77.67 million 1.19 -$9.06 million ($1.21) -2.15
Radware $198.44 million 3.84 -$1.17 million ($0.29) -59.97

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.8% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.1% of Radware shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.6% of Radware shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeaChange International -54.54% -15.80% -9.85%
Radware -6.41% -2.14% -1.49%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for SeaChange International and Radware, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Radware 0 1 5 0 2.83

Radware has a consensus target price of $18.75, suggesting a potential upside of 7.82%. Given Radware’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Radware is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Risk & Volatility

SeaChange International has a beta of 0.72, meaning that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Radware has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Radware beats SeaChange International on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Radware Company Profile

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

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