Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE: FEDU) and Bridgepoint Education (NYSE:BPI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
43.3% of Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.9% of Bridgepoint Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.5% of Bridgepoint Education shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. Bridgepoint Education does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Bridgepoint Education, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Bridgepoint Education has a consensus target price of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 101.86%. Given Bridgepoint Education’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bridgepoint Education is more favorable than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Bridgepoint Education’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Bridgepoint Education||$478.40 million||0.37||$10.53 million||$0.24||26.83|
Bridgepoint Education has higher revenue and earnings than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Bridgepoint Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Bridgepoint Education beats Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) Company Profile
Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. is engaged in providing after-school math education service for elementary school students in Shanghai. The Company’s courses are divided into elementary school programs and middle school and kindergarten programs. Elementary school programs account for a majority of its students. The Company offers three elementary school programs: standard programs, Ivy programs and special programs. Standard programs, which offer courses through five standard programs for students of different aptitude levels for each elementary school grade level. Ivy programs offer personalized classes addressing students’ specific needs such as individualized competition preparation and topic review. Students and parents can tailor standard program course parameters such as difficulty of content, pace and class size. Special programs include short-term, intensive competition workshops, courses delivered to K-12 schools and classes on specific math topics.
Bridgepoint Education Company Profile
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (Bridgepoint) is a provider of postsecondary education services. The Company’s academic institutions include Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Bridgepoint’s institutions conduct ongoing faculty and student assessment processes, and provide a range of student services. It offers Constellation, its learning platform, Waypoint Outcomes, its assessment software, and its mobile application technology. As of December 31, 2016, its institutions offered over 1,200 courses and over 80 degree programs. Ashford University offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online. Ashford University comprises four colleges: the Forbes School of Business and Technology, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts. University of the Rockies is a graduate institution that offers master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences.
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