Reviewing TAL Education Group (TAL) and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (FEDU)

TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE:FEDU) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

50.9% of TAL Education Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. TAL Education Group does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman), as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TAL Education Group 0 3 6 0 2.67
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) 0 0 0 0 N/A

TAL Education Group presently has a consensus target price of $30.72, indicating a potential downside of 1.19%. Given TAL Education Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe TAL Education Group is more favorable than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).

Profitability

This table compares TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TAL Education Group 10.55% 19.59% 7.22%
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TAL Education Group $1.04 billion 14.57 $116.88 million $0.29 107.21
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

TAL Education Group has higher revenue and earnings than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).

Summary

TAL Education Group beats Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TAL Education Group

TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter. It operates a Website, www.jzb.com, which is an online education platform in China. It offers personalized premium services under its Zhikang brand. It offers online courses through www.xueersi.com. Through www.xueersi.com, the Company offers online courses on mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology and other subjects. It also offers select online courses through other Websites. The Company has over 10 call centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

About Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)

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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