Universal Technical Institute (NYSE:UTI) and Eos International (OTCMKTS:EOSI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Universal Technical Institute and Eos International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal Technical Institute||$331.50 million||0.58||-$7.87 million||($0.52)||-14.27|
Eos International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Universal Technical Institute.
This table compares Universal Technical Institute and Eos International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Universal Technical Institute||-2.37%||-7.58%||-1.30%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
62.3% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by institutional investors. 30.1% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of Eos International 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.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Universal Technical Institute and Eos International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Universal Technical Institute||0||1||1||0||2.50|
Universal Technical Institute currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 21.29%. Given Universal Technical Institute’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Universal Technical Institute is more favorable than Eos International.
About Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute, Inc. provides postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. It offers certificate, diploma, or degree programs; and specialized technical education programs under various brands, such as Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute. The company also provides manufacturer specific advanced training programs, including student paid electives at its campuses; and manufacturer or dealer sponsored training at various campuses and dedicated training centers, as well as offers undergraduate diploma programs for welding and computer numeric control machining. It operates 13 campuses. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About Eos International
EOS International, Inc. provides library automation and knowledge management solutions for libraries worldwide. The company offers EOS.Webintegrated 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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