SED International (OTCMKTS:SEDN) and Wayside Technology Group (NASDAQ:WSTG) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Wayside Technology Group pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. SED International does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for SED International and Wayside Technology Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SED International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Wayside Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SED International and Wayside Technology Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SED International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Wayside Technology Group $449.38 million 0.11 $5.06 million N/A N/A

Wayside Technology Group has higher revenue and earnings than SED International.

Profitability

This table compares SED International and Wayside Technology Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SED International N/A N/A N/A
Wayside Technology Group 1.13% 14.10% 5.38%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

48.9% of Wayside Technology Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of SED International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.9% of Wayside Technology Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Wayside Technology Group beats SED International on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

SED International Company Profile

SED International Holdings, Inc. is an international distributor of information technology (IT) technology products and solutions, computer systems and mobility devices in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company sells its products through a sales force and Website to reseller customers in retail, e-commerce, value added resellers (VARs), system builders, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and various other reseller channels. The Company distribution facilities are located in Lawrenceville, Georgia; Miami, Florida, and San Jose, California. The Company’s product categories include complete notebook and desktop systems, peripherals and accessories and components. It also offers full custom configuration services, building or upgrading computer systems to customer specifications. The Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries include SED International de Colombia S.A.S. and SED International, Inc.

Wayside Technology Group Company Profile

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. operates as an information technology channel company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Lifeboat Distribution and TechXtend. The company distributes technical software and hardware to corporate and value added resellers, consultants, and systems integrators; and software, hardware, and services for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions. It also resells computer software and hardware developed by others, as well as provides technical services to end user customers in the United States and Canada. In addition, the company offers a line of products from various publishers of software; and tools for virtualization/cloud computing, security, networking, storage and infrastructure management, application lifecycle management, and other technically sophisticated domains, as well as computer hardware. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. markets its products through own Websites, local and online seminars, Webinars, and social media, as well as direct email and printed materials. The company was formerly known as Programmer's Paradise, Inc. and changed its name to Wayside Technology Group, Inc. in August 2006. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey.

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