Sea stock: buy or sell?

SE stock price: $44.31 -0.34% At close on March 31st, 2020

Updated on:
March 31st, 2020

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Sea shares decreased -0.34% to $44.31 today. On March/24 SE skyrocketed a dazzling 10.25%.

Sea Limited, an Internet platform company, engages in the digital entertainment, e-commerce, and digital financial service businesses in Greater Southeast Asia.

Should I buy Sea stock?

You can't be a successful trader if you don't follow a methodolgy or system that assist you in choosing companies and the correct market timing. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Sea stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean SE will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Sea stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for SE stock for the last month.

Sea stock analysis

Daily outlook

Sea ended today at $44.31 and decreased a disappointing -0.34%.

Shares of Sea closed today at $44.31 and decreased a disappointing -0.34%. Since Mar 24th when SE stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $5.86 (15.24%). Since December when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, SE price gained $7.51 per share (20.41%). On March/5, SE hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on Mar/4 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

SE stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an outstanding 13.50% in a week last week, Sea closed this week at $44.31 and inched a tiny 0.87%. By mid March SE plunged a chilling -17.13% in just one week.

SE shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $35.61 last week. Previous top ($52.77) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Not so far away is the last all-time high Sea marked early March, but since then it dropped a 16.03%. Late October 2019 SE price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up early December, SE price climbed $6.50 per share (17.19%).

SE stock chart (weekly)

Sea stock price history

Sea IPO was on October 20th, 2017 at $16.25 per share1. Since then, SE stock surged a 172.70%, with a yearly average of 86.40%. If you had invested right after SE's IPO a $1,000 in Sea stock in 2017, it would worth $1,727.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Sea stock historical price chart

SE stock reached all-time highs on March/5 with a price of $52.77.

Sea stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' SE stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Sea stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Sea presented fine results for 2018-Q4 . Sea grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 10.00%, beating analysts estimates of $-0.90. Sea posted $-0.99.
SE earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/an/an/a
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-27-0.66-0.9n/a
2018-Q12018-05-15-0.67-0.64n/a
2018-Q22018-08-21-0.73-0.63n/a
2018-Q32018-11-20-0.74-0.75n/a
2018-Q42019-02-26-0.9-0.99n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a super good gain of 99.66% to $826.97 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) climbed a 19.08% to -116.24%.

SE annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$161 M-$-88.38 M-55.0%-
2015$292 M81.72%$-103.37 M-35.4%16.95%
2016$346 M18.33%$-222.87 M-64.5%115.61%
2017$414 M19.82%$-560.49 M-135.3%151.49%
2018$827 M99.66%$-961.24 M-116.2%71.50%

Quarterly financial results

Sea reported $283.22 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 38.21% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-276.62 M with a profit margin of -97.67%. Profit margin escalated a 8.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -106.53%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Sea sales marked an extraordinary increase and skyrocketed a 127.30%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Sea posted 5 positive quarters in a row.
SE quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$93 M-$-72.12 M-77.8%-
2017-Q2$102 M10.01%$-92.45 M-90.7%28.19%
2017-Q3$94 M-7.73%$-132.68 M-141.0%43.52%
2017-Q4$125 M32.43%$-262.66 M-210.8%97.96%
2018-Q1$155 M24.43%$-215.61 M-139.1%-17.91%
2018-Q2$184 M18.53%$-250.70 M-136.4%16.27%
2018-Q3$205 M11.50%$-218.30 M-106.5%-12.92%
2018-Q4$283 M38.21%$-276.62 M-97.7%26.72%

Sea ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Sea, 1.87% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Sea stock, 78.01% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for SE stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

SE
Market cap$20.7 B
Total shares466.1 M
Float shares243.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)78.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Sea summary

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
Open$44.14
Close$44.31
Day range$43.76 - $45.11
Previous close$44.46
Session gain-0.34%
Average true range$4.10
50d mov avg$45.91
100d mov avg$41.83
200d mov avg$37.06
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Sea performance

To better understand Sea performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Sea against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
SESea9.43%42.94%92.65%

Sea competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Sea competitor. This doesn't mean Sea does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.