Head to Head Comparison: Puxin (NEW) vs. CIBT Education Group (MBAIF)

Puxin (NYSE:NEW) and CIBT Education Group (OTCMKTS:MBAIF) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Puxin and CIBT Education Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puxin 0 1 2 0 2.67
CIBT Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Puxin currently has a consensus price target of $27.22, indicating a potential upside of 357.39%. Given Puxin’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Puxin is more favorable than CIBT Education Group.

Profitability

This table compares Puxin and CIBT Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Puxin -31.06% -89.64% -18.49%
CIBT Education Group 23.54% 10.03% 5.03%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

8.7% of Puxin shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Puxin and CIBT Education Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puxin $324.07 million 1.52 -$121.21 million N/A N/A
CIBT Education Group $58.67 million 0.67 $15.61 million N/A N/A

CIBT Education Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Puxin.

Summary

Puxin beats CIBT Education Group on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Puxin

Puxin Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides after-school education services in China. It offers a range of K-12 and study-abroad tutoring programs designed to help students prepare for admission tests and applications for top schools, universities, and graduate programs in China and other countries. The company also provides group class courses; personalized tutoring courses; English tutoring services for children in kindergarten; and extra-curricular courses to students, such as painting, calligraphy, music, debate, and science, as well as offers Web-based and mobile-based platforms for K-12 tutoring services. In addition, it sells education materials; and provides advertisement, study consulting, and training services. As of March 31, 2018, the company had a network of 397 learning centers; and 4 schools providing extra-curricular education courses. Puxin Limited was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About CIBT Education Group

CIBT Education Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an education and student housing investment company. The company owns and operates a network of business, technical, and language colleges in North America and Asia. It provides Western and Chinese accredited business and management programs in college preparation, healthcare, hotel management and tourism, English language training, and English teacher certifications, as well as junior and high school preparation programs for overseas study, and other career/vocational training. The company also recruits international students for various kindergarten, primary, secondary schools, and universities in North America; and offers design and advertising services to the real estate industry. In addition, it invests and manages education related real estate projects, such as student hotels, serviced apartments, and education super centers in Canada. The company was formerly known as Capital Alliance Group Inc. and changed its name to CIBT Education Group Inc. in November 2007. CIBT Education Group Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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