TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) (NYSE:FEDU) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TAL Education Group||$1.04 billion||16.74||$116.88 million||$0.29||123.17|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This table compares TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TAL Education Group||10.55%||19.59%||7.22%|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. TAL Education Group does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for TAL Education Group and Four Seasons Edu (Cayman), as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TAL Education Group||0||3||6||0||2.67|
|Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)||0||0||0||0||N/A|
TAL Education Group presently has a consensus target price of $30.72, suggesting a potential downside of 14.00%. Given TAL Education Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe TAL Education Group is more favorable than Four Seasons Edu (Cayman).
Insider & Institutional Ownership
52.8% of TAL Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.3% of Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
TAL Education Group beats Four Seasons Edu (Cayman) on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TAL Education Group
TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter. It operates a Website, www.jzb.com, which is an online education platform in China. It offers personalized premium services under its Zhikang brand. It offers online courses through www.xueersi.com. Through www.xueersi.com, the Company offers online courses on mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology and other subjects. It also offers select online courses through other Websites. The Company has over 10 call centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
About Four Seasons Edu (Cayman)
Four Seasons Education (Cayman) Inc. is engaged in providing after-school math education service for elementary school students in Shanghai. The Company’s courses are divided into elementary school programs and middle school and kindergarten programs. Elementary school programs account for a majority of its students. The Company offers three elementary school programs: standard programs, Ivy programs and special programs. Standard programs, which offer courses through five standard programs for students of different aptitude levels for each elementary school grade level. Ivy programs offer personalized classes addressing students’ specific needs such as individualized competition preparation and topic review. Students and parents can tailor standard program course parameters such as difficulty of content, pace and class size. Special programs include short-term, intensive competition workshops, courses delivered to K-12 schools and classes on specific math topics.
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