Head to Head Analysis: Steel Connect (NASDAQ:STCN) vs. Grab (NASDAQ:GRAB)

Steel Connect (NASDAQ:STCNGet Rating) and Grab (NASDAQ:GRABGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Steel Connect and Grab, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Steel Connect 0 0 0 0 N/A
Grab 1 2 9 0 2.67

Grab has a consensus price target of $3.87, indicating a potential upside of 40.22%. Given Grab’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Grab is more favorable than Steel Connect.

Risk and Volatility

Steel Connect has a beta of 0.3, indicating that its stock price is 70% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Grab has a beta of 0.77, indicating that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Steel Connect and Grab’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Steel Connect 17.38% N/A -1.63%
Grab -86.94% -21.78% -15.25%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Steel Connect and Grab’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Steel Connect $203.27 million 0.25 -$10.97 million $0.55 1.51
Grab $1.43 billion 7.22 -$1.68 billion ($0.39) -7.08

Steel Connect has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Grab. Grab is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Steel Connect, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

47.2% of Steel Connect shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 46.6% of Grab shares are held by institutional investors. 11.0% of Steel Connect shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Grab shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Steel Connect beats Grab on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Steel Connect

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Steel Connect, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of an end-to-end global supply chain solutions and e-commerce services. Its product aims to improve their clients’ global supply chain, speed to market, product customization, flexibility, cost, quality and service. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Smyrna, TN.

About Grab

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Grab Holdings Limited provides superapps that allows access to mobility, delivery, financial services, and enterprise offerings through its mobile application in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The company is headquartered in Singapore.

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