Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE) and Learning Tree International (OTCMKTS:LTRE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
99.7% of Adtalem Global Education shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.5% of Learning Tree International shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Adtalem Global Education shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 57.7% of Learning Tree International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
Adtalem Global Education has a beta of 0.94, suggesting that its share price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Learning Tree International has a beta of 1.96, suggesting that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Adtalem Global Education and Learning Tree International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Adtalem Global Education||8.70%||11.41%||7.45%|
|Learning Tree International||-3.20%||N/A||-7.11%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Adtalem Global Education and Learning Tree International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Adtalem Global Education||$1.23 billion||2.26||$33.76 million||$2.78||17.35|
|Learning Tree International||$64.32 million||0.06||-$2.05 million||N/A||N/A|
Adtalem Global Education has higher revenue and earnings than Learning Tree International.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Adtalem Global Education and Learning Tree International, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Adtalem Global Education||0||1||4||0||2.80|
|Learning Tree International||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Adtalem Global Education presently has a consensus price target of $58.60, indicating a potential upside of 21.48%. Given Adtalem Global Education’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Adtalem Global Education is more favorable than Learning Tree International.
Adtalem Global Education beats Learning Tree International on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Adtalem Global Education
Adtalem Global Education Inc. provides educational services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Medical and Healthcare, Professional Education, and Technology and Business. The Medical and Healthcare segment operates Chamberlain University, which provides a pre-licensure bachelor's degree in nursing at 21 campus locations and post-licensure bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree programs in nursing through its online platform; and operates medical and veterinary schools, including American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The Professional Education segment operates an Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, which provides membership services, certified anti-money laundering specialist certification, conferences, risk assessment, training, and publications; and Becker Professional Education that prepares candidates for the Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and U.S. Medical Licensing Examination certification examinations, as well as professional education programs and seminars in accounting and finance. This segment also offers professional education in the areas of finance, accounting, analytics, marketing, and healthcare. The Technology and Business segment operates approximately 15 institutions, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, management, medical, healthcare, law, and engineering; and provides legal bar exam review courses. The company was formerly known as DeVry Education Group Inc. and changed its name to Adtalem Global Education Inc. in May 2017. Adtalem Global Education Inc. was founded in 1931 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
About Learning Tree International
Learning Tree International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and delivers a library of instructor-led classroom courses for professional development needs of information technology (IT) professionals and managers worldwide. It offers education and training courses across a range of technical and management disciplines, such as operating systems, databases, computer networks, cyber and network security, Web development, programming languages, software engineering, open source applications, project management, business skills, leadership, and professional development. The company also provides courses through its proprietary live online learning platform, Learning Tree AnyWare that allow individuals at any location to participate online in instructor-led classes conducted live in its Education Centers, at customer locations, or at other facilities; and workforce optimization solutions to support an IT organization's life-cycle of workforce development needs. As of September 29, 2018, its library of instructor-led courses comprised 299 instructor-led course titles, including 181 multi-day IT course titles, 82 multi-day management course titles, and 36 one-day course titles. The company markets and sells its course offerings through direct and electronic mail, telemarketing, and field sales channels. It serves national and multinational companies, government organizations, and small and medium-size companies. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. Learning Tree International, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.
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