Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE:FEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This table compares Strayer Education and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’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|
96.2% of Strayer Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Strayer Education shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Strayer Education and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Strayer Education||$454.85 million||2.49||$20.61 million||$1.82||55.81|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Strayer Education has higher revenue and earnings than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).
This is a summary of recent ratings for Strayer Education and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman), 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|
Strayer Education currently has a consensus target price of $101.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.56%. Given Strayer Education’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Strayer Education is more favorable than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).
Strayer Education pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Strayer Education pays out 54.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Strayer Education beats Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
Strayer Education Company Profile
Strayer Education, Inc. is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online. The University also offers an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. Its subsidiary, NYCDA, provides non-degree courses in Web and application software development, primarily at its campus in New York City. Each undergraduate degree program includes courses in oral and written communication skills, as well as mathematics.
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.
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