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No. of Recommendations: 5
This is the next to last 1ST Round match with SHOP vs DKNG to follow. Both of these matches will remain open for evaluation until late Sunday evening.

Sea Limited is a heavy hitter in the digital entertainment, eCommerce and Fintech arenas, respectively, with primary clout in Southeast Asia and Latin American with Betty Davis eyes focused on International Amazon type dreams. It has a chance to be a bigger, heavier hitter, but in the process they are bleeding cash.

PLTR on the other hand is somewhat stealthier. Company has been around a long time and appears to sign huge lucrative contracts, especially with the Government, in bushel baskets. That's gotta count for something - doesn't it? If it gets its commercial side rolling PLTR is an investment that will pay off big time.

Reminds me of another Tortoise and Rabbit story here.

A couple of quick Comps:

1) Market Cap:

Sea Limited $111.66B

Palantir Tech $44.3B

2) Revenue Growth Latest Report:

Sea Limited 101.6% Y/Y

Palantir Tech 40% Y/Y

Now if you just look at the two comps above you may be tempted to skip the game and just vote for SE - however, those two comps are a large part of the reason that SE is a #3 seed and PLTR is a #13 seed. But - a number of #13 seeds have reached the Sweet 16 over the years and 13s have a 21% chance of taking out the #3s. Could happen.


...........................West Regional: #3 SE vs #13 PLTR.............................


Number 3 seed SE - A Modern Business Trifecta of Digital Entertainment, eCommerce and Finch

https://www.seagroup.com/

Here is what SE says about SE:

"We Serve - We Adapt - We Run - We Commit - We Stay Humble" - We Print Our Own SeaMoney!

I made up that last part true enough but they do and who in the world would bet against a company that is so modern it just prints its own currency? Why no one....of course. Although, you better check that out - could be more to it than that I suppose. Here's more:

"Our mission is to better the lives of our customers and small businesses with technology. We operate core businesses across digital entertainment, e-commerce, as well as digital payments and financial services, known as Garena, Shoppee, and SeaMoney (told ya), respectively."

Investor Relations:

https://www.sea.com/investor/home

A Few Data Points:

Current Price: $214.90
Range: 35.61 - 285.00
About 32.5% Below its High

The company last reported on 3/2 with Q4 2020 results. They missed EPS by -12 Cents while Beating on Revenue be $96M or so. Revenue Growth of 101.6 Y/Y as previously mentioned. A few report highlights:

Good Stuff:

* Digital Entertainment User Base - Quarterly Paying Users grew 120% Y/Y

* E-Commerce GMV Increased +113% Y/Y.

* 23.2 Million Quarterly Paying Users of Mobile Wallet Services

* Gross Profit Increased +123% Y/Y

Not so Good Stuff:

* The pushed a dozen or so large containers chock full of SeaMoney overboard as their Net Loss Increased by -86.1% Y/Y.

You can get the details here:

https://seekingalpha.com/pr/18213810

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4410925

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4410788

Scouting Reports:

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4414622-sea-stock-high-risk...

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4410973-sea-digital-economy...

The Fool Weighs In:

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/acb7331e-4d83-3459-8c47-80d4788c...

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/cde56df0-c255-3007-91f6-7ed26186...

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Number 13 seed PLTR - The Names Tech...Palantir Tech - the 007 of Software Companies.

https://www.palantir.com/

Here is what PLTR says about PLTR:

"At Palntir we build software that lets organizations integrate their data, their decisions, and their operations into one platform. Our software empowers entire organizations to answer complex questions quickly by bring the right data to the right people who need it." So the good guys can shoot the bad guys efficiently and on an as-need immediate basis. (Last sentence perhaps something of a minor stretch on my part)

Investors Relations:

https://investors.palantir.com/home/default.aspx

A Few Data Points:

Current Price: $24.32
Range: 8.90 - 45.00
About 46% Below its High

The company last reported on 2/16 with Q4 2020 results with a Beat on EPS of 3 Cents and a Beat on Revenue by $21M. Revenue Growth clocked in at 40% Y/Y. This was a deceleration from its Q3 report that featured Revenue Growth of 52% Y/Y. Report Highlights:

* New contracts of special note with U.S. Army ($91M), National Institute of Health ($36M) and a $300 million contract renewal with an existing aerospace customer.

* A total of 21 contracts signed in the 4th QTR with each worth $5M or more and 12 worth more than $10M.

* Provided Q1 2021 Revenue Growth Guidance of +45%

Here are all the Details:

https://seekingalpha.com/pr/18192778

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4406413

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4406365

Scouting Report:

1) Now why'd he go and do that?

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3673571-palantir-stock-dips-af...

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3671647-palantir-signs-long-te...

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4414059-palantir-rising-war...

The Fool Weighs In:

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/19a63471-9f5d-3f4c-aaa7-09971ff2...

https://finance.yahoo.com/m/b1e29d2c-0ce1-3b63-87d9-115fb075...

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To sum up here: Sure you can go for the shooting star Amazon wannabe here - the hot girl at the bar who looks like a Sports Illustrated model...sure you can do that. Or you can go for the tested and true, rock steady, multi talented, sensible shoes type. And true enough, either could be great portfolio partners that help you create happiness and wealth; however, one of those is risker than the other and might leave you broke.

All the Best,
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