Comparing Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (BEDU) & Creative Learning (CLCN)

Creative Learning (OTCMKTS:CLCN) and Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (NYSE:BEDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Creative Learning and Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Creative Learning $2.46 million 0.49 -$1.03 million N/A N/A
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $251.66 million 5.64 $36.15 million $0.30 37.17

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has higher revenue and earnings than Creative Learning.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Creative Learning and Bright Scholar Education Holdngs, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Creative Learning 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 0 2 1 0 2.33

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a consensus target price of $14.75, suggesting a potential upside of 32.29%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than Creative Learning.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.0% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of Creative Learning shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Creative Learning and Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Creative Learning 1.12% 4.14% 2.53%
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 14.58% 10.78% 7.17%

Risk & Volatility

Creative Learning has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs beats Creative Learning on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Creative Learning

Creative Learning Corporation provides educational and enrichment programs under the Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios trade names in the United States and internationally. The company's programs are offered to children ages 3 to 13+, which include in-school workshops, and after-school and pre-school classes, as well as classes for home-schooled children; and camps, birthday parties, and special events that are designed to enhance and enrich the traditional school curriculum, trigger young children's lively imaginations, and build self-confidence. As of September 30, 2017, it had 531 Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios franchises, 30 Bricks 4 Kidz master franchises, and 91 Bricks 4 Kidz sub-franchises operating in 44 countries. Creative Learning Corporation was founded in 2009 and is based in St. Augustine, Florida.

About Bright Scholar Education Holdngs

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited operates K-12 schools in China. Its schools comprise international schools, bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including international camps and after-school programs, as well as international education consulting services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 68 schools across 8 provinces in China. Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China.

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