Bridgepoint Education (BPI) versus RISE Education Cayman (REDU) Head to Head Comparison

Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI) and RISE Education Cayman (NASDAQ:REDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bridgepoint Education and RISE Education Cayman, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bridgepoint Education 0 1 0 0 2.00
RISE Education Cayman 0 0 1 0 3.00

Bridgepoint Education presently has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 84.40%. RISE Education Cayman has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential downside of 5.43%. Given Bridgepoint Education’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bridgepoint Education is more favorable than RISE Education Cayman.


This table compares Bridgepoint Education and RISE Education Cayman’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bridgepoint Education 0.49% 12.78% 6.68%
RISE Education Cayman N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bridgepoint Education and RISE Education Cayman’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bridgepoint Education $527.09 million 0.39 -$30.04 million $0.14 50.36
RISE Education Cayman $104.87 million 8.60 $7.95 million N/A N/A

RISE Education Cayman has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Bridgepoint Education.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.8% of Bridgepoint Education shares are held by institutional investors. 41.5% of Bridgepoint Education shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Bridgepoint Education beats RISE Education Cayman on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (Bridgepoint) is a provider of postsecondary education services. The Company’s academic institutions include Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Bridgepoint’s institutions conduct ongoing faculty and student assessment processes, and provide a range of student services. It offers Constellation, its learning platform, Waypoint Outcomes, its assessment software, and its mobile application technology. As of December 31, 2016, its institutions offered over 1,200 courses and over 80 degree programs. Ashford University offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online. Ashford University comprises four colleges: the Forbes School of Business and Technology, the College of Education, the College of Health, Human Services and Science, and the College of Liberal Arts. University of the Rockies is a graduate institution that offers master’s and doctoral degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences.

About RISE Education Cayman

RISE Education Cayman Ltd is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers after-school English teaching and tutoring services to students aged three to 18. It operates in China’s junior English Language Training (ELT) market. Its offers three flagship courses, including Rise Start, Rise On and Rise Up, that are designed for students aged three to six, seven to twelve and 13 to 18, respectively. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a network of 246 learning centers across 80 cities in China, among which 56 were self-owned centers and 190 centers were franchised learning centers. Its suite of products comprises both online and offline coursework. Its also offers a series of complementary products to students from both self-owned learning centers and franchised learning centers, including online products Can-Talk and Rise Library Online, and offline products Rise Camp, Rise Workshop and Rise Overseas Study Tour.

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