Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE:FEDU) and Eos International (OTCMKTS:EOSI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.9% of Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) shares are held by institutional investors. 44.8% of Eos International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Eos International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||6.29%||2.99%||2.31%|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 19.5%. Eos International does not pay a dividend. Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays out 210.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Eos International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||$47.49 million||0.51||$7.01 million||$0.19||10.79|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) has higher revenue and earnings than Eos International.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) and Eos International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||1||1||0||0||1.50|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) currently has a consensus price target of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 95.12%. Given Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) is more favorable than Eos International.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) beats Eos International on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) Company Profile
Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides after-school education services in the People’s Republic of China. The company’s education services comprise standard programs; personalized Ivy programs; and special programs, including competition workshops and courses delivered to K-12 schools. It also offers education and management consulting services. The company offers after-school education services for kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students. As of February 28, 2018, the company operated 31 learning centers in Shanghai and 7 in other cities. Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.
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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