China Online Education Group (NYSE:COE – Get a rating) and Meten Holding Group (NASDAQ: METX – Get a rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.
Valuation and benefits
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of China Online Education Group and Meten Holding Group.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|China Online Education Group||$339.98 million||0.07||$18.92 million||$0.72||1.63|
|Meten Holding Group||$137.48 million||0.10||-$62.99 million||N / A||N / A|
China Online Education Group has higher revenue and profit than Meten Holding Group.
Risk and Volatility
China Online Education Group has a beta of -0.52, which means its stock price is 152% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Meten Holding Group has a beta of -0.88, which means that its price is 188% less volatile than the S&P 500. S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommendations for China Online Education Group and Meten Holding Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|China Online Education Group||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Meten Holding Group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
China Online Education Group currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 669.23%. Meten Holding Group has a consensus price target of $90.00, indicating a potential upside of 6,770.23%. Considering Meten Holding Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that Meten Holding Group is more favorable than China Online Education Group.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of China Online Education Group and Meten Holding Group.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|China Online Education Group||4.91%||-12.96%||5.67%|
|Meten Holding Group||N / A||N / A||N / A|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
69.3% of shares of China Online Education Group are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.7% of shares in Meten Holding Group are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large money managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
China Online Education Group beats Meten Holding Group on 6 out of 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
China Online Education Group Company Profile (Get a rating)
China Online Education Group, through its subsidiaries, provides online English education services to students in the People’s Republic of China and the Philippines. The company operates online and mobile teaching platforms that allow students to take live interactive English lessons with international foreign teachers. Its flagship courses include Classic English Junior and Classic English for developing English communication skills. It also offers American Academy and Small Class courses; 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 Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
Meten Holding Group Company Profile (Get a rating)
Meten Holding Group Ltd. provides English Language Training (ELT) services in the People’s Republic of China. It operates through four segments: general adult English training, overseas training services, online English training and junior English training. The company provides English and future skills training for Chinese students and professionals. It offers adult and junior ELT services under the Meten brand, junior ELT services under the ABC brand, and online ELT services under the Likeshuo brand through a digital platform and a network of learning centers. As of December 31, 2020, the company had a network of 105 autonomous learning centers covering 28 cities in 15 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, as well as 13 franchise learning centers covering 12 cities in 11 provinces and municipalities. The company was previously known as Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. and changed its name to Meten Holding Group Ltd. in August 2021. Meten Holding Group Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China.
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