Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) and Eos International (OTCMKTS:EOSI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Lincoln Educational Services and Eos International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lincoln Educational Services||$261.85 million||0.30||-$11.48 million||($0.48)||-6.75|
Eos International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lincoln Educational Services.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
63.9% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.2% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of Eos International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Lincoln Educational Services and Eos International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lincoln Educational Services||-1.49%||-9.98%||-3.03%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Lincoln Educational Services and Eos International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lincoln Educational Services||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Lincoln Educational Services currently has a consensus price target of $3.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.02%. Given Lincoln Educational Services’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lincoln Educational Services is more favorable than Eos International.
Lincoln Educational Services Company Profile
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades; Healthcare and Other Professions; and Transitional. It offers bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology, skilled trades, healthcare services, hospitality services, and business and information technology areas. The company operates 23 schools in 14 states under the Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln College of New England, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and associated brand names. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation was founded in 1946 and is based in West Orange, New Jersey.
Eos International Company Profile
EOS International, Inc. provides library automation and knowledge management solutions for libraries worldwide. The company offers EOS.Web?integrated library system, including academic, association, corporate, digital, government, legal, medical, small, and special library software. It also provides various services, such as data conversion, data hosting, implementation, support, and training services. EOS International, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. EOS International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sirsi Corporation.
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