Reviewing Puxin (NEW) & Tarena International (TEDU)

Puxin (NYSE:NEW) and Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

4.4% of Puxin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 30.5% of Tarena International shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Puxin and Tarena International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puxin $204.47 million 2.76 -$63.34 million N/A N/A
Tarena International $292.13 million 1.30 $27.35 million $0.46 14.98

Tarena International has higher revenue and earnings than Puxin.

Profitability

This table compares Puxin and Tarena International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Puxin N/A N/A N/A
Tarena International -16.34% -26.69% -16.14%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Puxin and Tarena International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puxin 0 0 1 0 3.00
Tarena International 2 2 0 0 1.50

Puxin presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, suggesting a potential upside of 329.75%. Tarena International has a consensus target price of $9.10, suggesting a potential upside of 32.08%. Given Puxin’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Puxin is more favorable than Tarena International.

Summary

Puxin beats Tarena International on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Puxin

Puxin Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides after-school education services in China. It offers a range of K-12 and study-abroad tutoring programs designed to help students prepare for admission tests and applications for top schools, universities, and graduate programs in China and other countries. The company also provides group class courses; personalized tutoring courses; English tutoring services for children in kindergarten; and extra-curricular courses to students, such as painting, calligraphy, music, debate, and science, as well as offers Web-based and mobile-based platforms for K-12 tutoring services. In addition, it sells education materials; and provides advertisement, study consulting, and training services. As of March 31, 2018, the company had a network of 397 learning centers; and 4 schools providing extra-curricular education courses. Puxin Limited was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About Tarena International

Tarena International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional education services through full-time and part-time classes in the People's Republic of China. It offers education courses in 13 information technology (IT) subjects, such as Java, .NET, C++, software testing, embedded, PHP, Android, iOS, Linux and network engineering, Big Data, Web front-end development, VR/AR, and Python; and 3 non-IT subjects, including digital art, online sales and marketing, and accounting through live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring, and online learning modules. The company also provides three kid education programs under the TongchengTongmei brand name. As of December 31, 2017, it had a network of 184 directly managed learning centers in 59 cities. Tarena International, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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