Puxin (NEW) vs. Learning Tree International (LTRE) Critical Survey

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.5% of Puxin shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.4% of Learning Tree International shares are held by institutional investors. 57.7% of Learning Tree International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Puxin and Learning Tree International, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puxin 0 0 1 0 3.00
Learning Tree International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Puxin presently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 356.14%. Given Puxin’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Puxin is more favorable than Learning Tree International.

Profitability

This table compares Puxin and Learning Tree 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
Learning Tree International -3.20% N/A -7.11%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Puxin and Learning Tree International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puxin $204.47 million 2.60 -$63.34 million N/A N/A
Learning Tree International $64.32 million 0.08 -$2.05 million N/A N/A

Learning Tree International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Puxin.

Summary

Puxin beats Learning Tree International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Puxin Company Profile

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.

Learning Tree International Company Profile

Learning Tree International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and delivers a library of instructor-led classroom courses for professional development needs of information technology (IT) professionals and managers worldwide. It offers education and training courses across a range of technical and management disciplines, such as operating systems, databases, computer networks, cyber and network security, Web development, programming languages, software engineering, open source applications, project management, business skills, leadership, and professional development. The company also provides courses through its proprietary live on-line learning platform, Learning Tree AnyWare that allow individuals at any location to participate online in instructor-led classes conducted live in Learning Tree Education Centers or at customer locations; and workforce optimization solutions to support an IT organization's life-cycle of workforce development needs. As of September 29, 2017, its library of instructor-led courses comprised 318 instructor-led course titles, including 159 multi-day IT course titles, 76 multi-day management course titles, and 83 one-day course titles. The company markets and sells its course offerings through direct and electronic mail, telemarketing, and field sales channels. It serves national and multinational companies, government organizations, and small and medium-size companies. Learning Tree International, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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