Reviewing Slack (NYSE:WORK) and SEA (NYSE:SE)

SEA (NYSE:SE) and Slack (NYSE:WORK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SEA and Slack’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SEA $826.97 million 11.32 -$961.24 million ($2.96) -9.67
Slack $400.55 million 33.37 -$140.68 million N/A N/A



Slack has lower revenue, but higher earnings than SEA.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for SEA and Slack, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SEA 0 0 6 0 3.00
Slack 0 8 9 0 2.53

SEA currently has a consensus price target of $42.40, indicating a potential upside of 48.15%. Slack has a consensus price target of $36.44, indicating a potential upside of 48.30%. Given Slack’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Slack is more favorable than SEA.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.4% of SEA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.4% of Slack shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of SEA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares SEA and Slack’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SEA -114.88% -158.33% -35.29%
Slack N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Slack beats SEA on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SEA

Sea Limited engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and internationally. It provides Garena digital entertainment platform for users to access mobile and PC online games, and eSports operations; and access to other entertainment content, such as live streaming of online gameplay and social features. The company also operates Shopee e-commerce platform, a mobile-centric marketplace that offers integrated payment and logistics infrastructure and seller services. In addition, it offers digital financial services to individuals and businesses, including e-wallet and payment services through the AirPay mobile app and AirPay counter applications on mobile phones or computers; and payment processing services for Shopee. The company was formerly known as Garena Interactive Holding Limited and changed its name to Sea Limited in April 2017. Sea Limited was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Singapore.

About Slack

Slack Technologies, Inc. operates Slack, a business technology software platform in the United States and internationally. Its platform brings together people, applications, and data, as well as sells its offering under a software-as-a-service model. The company was formerly known as Tiny Speck, Inc. and changed its name to Slack Technologies, Inc. in 2014. Slack Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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