Contrasting Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC) & Its Rivals

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC) is one of 20 public companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Lincoln Educational Services Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has a beta of 2.8, suggesting that its share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, suggesting that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors 61 441 455 2 2.42

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.40%. Given Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.1% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation -16.19% -24.26% -8.20%
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors 0.80% 0.13% 2.03%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation $185.33 million $6.13 million -1.44
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors $909.14 million $144.34 million 4.92

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Lincoln Educational Services Corporation. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation rivals beat Lincoln Educational Services Corporation on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Company Profile

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a provider of post-secondary education. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, and Transitional. The Transportation and Skilled Trades segment offers academic programs in the disciplines of transportation and skilled trades (automotive, diesel, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), welding and manufacturing). The Transitional segment includes operations that are being phased out and consists of its campus that is being taught out. It offers programs in automotive technology, skilled trades, which include HVAC, welding and computerized numerical control and electronic systems technology; healthcare services, which include nursing, dental assistant and pharmacy technician; hospitality services, which include culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics, and business and information technology, which includes information technology and criminal justice programs.

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