Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE:FEDU) and National American University Holdngs (NASDAQ:NAUH) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and National American University Holdngs, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||1||1||0||0||1.50|
|National American University Holdngs||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) presently has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 86.92%. Given Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) is more favorable than National American University Holdngs.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and National American University Holdngs’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||$50.16 million||0.51||-$90,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|National American University Holdngs||$77.18 million||0.02||-$12.16 million||N/A||N/A|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) has higher earnings, but lower revenue than National American University Holdngs.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
58.2% of Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.2% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.6% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and National American University Holdngs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||-0.15%||-0.07%||-0.05%|
|National American University Holdngs||-30.34%||-134.09%||-45.35%|
Risk & Volatility
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National American University Holdngs has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) beats National American University Holdngs on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) Company Profile
Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides after-school education services in the People's Republic of China. The company's education services comprise standard programs; personalized Ivy programs; and special programs, including competition workshops and courses delivered to K-12 schools. It also offers education and management consulting services. The company offers after-school education services for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students. As of February 28, 2018, the company operated 31 learning centers in Shanghai and 7 in other cities. Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.
National American University Holdngs Company Profile
National American University Holdings, Inc. owns and operates National American University (NAU) that provides professional and technical postsecondary education primarily for working adults and other non-traditional students in the United States. It operates in two segments, NAU and Other. The company offers diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business-related disciplines, such as accounting, management, business administration, and information technology; healthcare-related disciplines, including occupational therapy, medical assisting, nursing, surgical technology, and healthcare information and management; legal-related disciplines comprising paralegal, criminal justice, and professional legal studies; and higher education. It also provides courseware development, technical support, and online class hosting services to various colleges, technical schools, and training institutions in the United States and Canada. As of July 31, 2018, the company operated through 33 educational sites in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas; and distance learning service centers and administration offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, as well as through the Internet. In addition, it engages in the real estate business, which rents apartment units; and develops and sells condominium units in the Fairway Hills Planned Residential Development area of Rapid City, South Dakota. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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