China Online Education Group (NYSE:COE – Get a rating) and EVCI professional colleges (OTCMKTS: EVCI – Get a rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
China Online Education Group has a beta of -0.5, suggesting that its stock price is 150% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVCI Career Colleges has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that the its share price is 97% more volatile than the S&P. 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings from China Online Education Group and EVCI Career Colleges, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|China Online Education Group||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|EVCI Vocational Colleges||0||0||0||0||N / A|
China Online Education Group currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 603.13%. Considering the higher probable rise of China Online Education Group, analysts clearly believe that China Online Education Group is more favorable than EVCI Career Colleges.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of China Online Education Group and EVCI Career Colleges.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|China Online Education Group||$339.98 million||0.08||$18.92 million||($0.28)||-4.57|
|EVCI Vocational Colleges||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A||N / A|
China Online Education Group has higher income and profit than EVCI vocational colleges.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
69.3% of shares of China Online Education Group are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 0.1% of EVCI Career Colleges shares are held by institutional investors. 8.4% of the shares of EVCI Career Colleges are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, large fund managers, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of China Online Education Group and EVCI Career Colleges.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|China Online Education Group||-2.36%||-12.96%||-2.26%|
|EVCI Vocational Colleges||N / A||N / A||N / A|
EVCI Career Colleges beats China Online Education Group on 5 out of 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About China Online Education Group (Get a rating)
China Online Education Group, through its subsidiaries, provides online English education services to students in the People’s Republic of China, the Philippines and around the world. The company operates online and mobile teaching platforms that allow students to take live, interactive English lessons with international teachers. Its flagship courses include Classic English Junior and Classic English for developing English communication skills. It also offers small class courses and programs; 51 Talk New Concept English Lessons; and various specialist courses, such as Business English, IELTS Speaking, Free Conversation, Interview English, Travel English and Everyday English for situation-based English teaching. China Online Education Group was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China.
About EVCI Career Colleges (Get a rating)
EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides college education on campuses in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Technical Career Institutes, Inc., offers college programs leading to the Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as some certificate programs. Its other subsidiary, Interboro Institute, Inc., offers college programs leading to the Associate of Professional Studies and Associate of Applied Science degrees. EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp., through its subsidiary, Pennsylvania School of Business, Inc., offers two specialized business associate programs and two information technology degree programs, as well as three diploma programs in trade. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Yonkers, New York. On November 13, 2017, EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp. filed a Chapter 7 voluntary liquidation petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
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