Comparing ITT Educational Services (ESI) & China Online Education Group (COE)
ITT Educational Services (NYSE: ESI) and China Online Education Group (NYSE:COE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and risk.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares ITT Educational Services and China Online Education Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ITT Educational Services||N/A||N/A||N/A||$0.86||0.42|
|China Online Education Group||$89.91 million||3.30||-$80.00 million||($4.13)||-3.58|
ITT Educational Services has higher revenue, but lower earnings than China Online Education Group. China Online Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ITT Educational Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares ITT Educational Services and China Online Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ITT Educational Services||2.44%||10.57%||2.86%|
|China Online Education Group||-92.66%||-2,476.17%||-71.07%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for ITT Educational Services and China Online Education Group, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ITT Educational Services||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|China Online Education Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
62.7% of ITT Educational Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.0% of China Online Education Group shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of ITT Educational Services shares are held 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.
Risk and Volatility
ITT Educational Services has a beta of 1.96, meaning that its share price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Online Education Group has a beta of -0.67, meaning that its share price is 167% less volatile than the S&P 500.
ITT Educational Services beats China Online Education Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About ITT Educational Services
ITT Educational Services, Inc. is a provider of postsecondary degree programs in the United States. The Company offers master, bachelor and associate degree programs to over 45,000 students, and short-term information technology and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals. It has approximately 138 campus locations in over 40 states. It offers online programs to students in all over 50 states. It designs its education programs, after consultation with employers and other constituents, to allow graduates prepare for careers in different fields involving their areas of study. It provides career-oriented education programs under the ITT Technical Institute name and the Daniel Webster College (DWC) name. The ITT Technical Institutes offers over 50 education programs in various fields of study across business, drafting and design, electronics technology, criminal justice, information technology (IT), and Breckinridge School of nursing and health sciences.
About China Online Education Group
China Online Education Group is engaged in providing online English language education services to students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company operates an online education platform that provides online tutoring programs to students through the Internet. Its platform analyzes teachers’ teaching aptitudes, feedback and rating from students, as well as background, and recommends suitable teachers to students according to their respective characteristics and learning objectives. The Company develops and tailors its curriculum to its interactive lesson format. The Company offers various courses, which include Classic English and Classic English Junior that are focused on the development of English communication skills. The Company also offers various specialty courses that are focused at situation-based English education and test preparation needs, such as Business English and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Speaking.
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