American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) and Eos International (OTCMKTS:EOSI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.1% of American Public Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.2% of American Public Education shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of Eos International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for American Public Education and Eos International, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Public Education||0||2||2||0||2.50|
American Public Education presently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 15.05%. Given American Public Education’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe American Public Education is more favorable than Eos International.
This table compares American Public Education and Eos International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Public Education||8.61%||8.90%||7.64%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares American Public Education and Eos International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|American Public Education||$297.69 million||1.82||$21.12 million||$1.62||20.39|
American Public Education has higher revenue and earnings than Eos International.
American Public Education beats Eos International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About American Public Education
American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 108 degree programs and 109 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security. The company also provides diploma in practical nursing and an associate degree in nursing; and an online registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in nursing completion program. American Public Education, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia.
About Eos International
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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