Career Education (CECO) vs. OneSmart International Edun Gr (ONE) Financial Review

Career Education (NASDAQ: CECO) and OneSmart International Edun Gr (NYSE:ONE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Career Education and OneSmart International Edun Gr’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Career Education $596.43 million 1.91 -$31.89 million $0.31 52.90
OneSmart International Edun Gr N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

OneSmart International Edun Gr has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Career Education.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

78.4% of Career Education shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 22.5% of OneSmart International Edun Gr shares are held by institutional investors. 5.7% of Career Education shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Career Education and OneSmart International Edun Gr, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Career Education 0 1 1 0 2.50
OneSmart International Edun Gr 0 0 2 0 3.00

Career Education currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 3.66%. OneSmart International Edun Gr has a consensus price target of $14.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.74%. Given OneSmart International Edun Gr’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe OneSmart International Edun Gr is more favorable than Career Education.

Profitability

This table compares Career Education and OneSmart International Edun Gr’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Career Education -3.36% 10.63% 7.14%
OneSmart International Edun Gr N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Career Education beats OneSmart International Edun Gr on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Career Education Company Profile

Career Education Corporation operates colleges, institutions, and universities that provide education to student population in various career-oriented disciplines through online, campus based, and blended learning programs in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Colorado Technical University (CTU), American InterContinental University (AIU), and All Other Campuses. Its colleges and universities include AIU, CTU, Le Cordon Bleu institutions, Briarcliffe College, Harrington College of Design, and Sanford-Brown College. The company offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, as well as diploma and certificate programs. It also provides academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business studies, nursing, computer science, engineering, information systems and technologies, cybersecurity, and healthcare management, as well as information technologies, and education and criminal justice; and educational programs in culinary arts, as well as patisserie and baking. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a total student enrollment of approximately 34,800 students. Career Education Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

OneSmart International Edun Gr Company Profile

OneSmart International Education Group Limited provides tutoring services for kindergarten and primary, middle, and high schools in the People's Republic of China. It offers young children services, including Chinese language and computer programming under the HappyMath brand; and English tutoring services focusing on early childhood under the brand FasTrack English brand. The company also provides language and culture programs, such as English language study under the OneSmart Elite English brand; overseas study test preparation services under the OneSmart overseas Language Training brand; and summer and winter study tours under the OneSmart Study Camp brand. As of November 30, 2017, it operated a network of 225 study centers across 42 cities in China. The company was formerly known as OneSmart Education Group Limited. OneSmart International Education Group Limited was incorporated in 2017 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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