Contrasting Legacy Education Alliance (LEAI) and Hailiang Education Group (HLG)

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Legacy Education Alliance (OTCMKTS:LEAI) and Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.8% of Hailiang Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 25.9% of Legacy Education Alliance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Legacy Education Alliance and Hailiang Education Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Legacy Education Alliance $97.73 million 0.05 $4.29 million $0.31 0.65
Hailiang Education Group $171.86 million 6.12 $34.21 million N/A N/A

Hailiang Education Group has higher revenue and earnings than Legacy Education Alliance.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Legacy Education Alliance and Hailiang Education Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Legacy Education Alliance 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hailiang Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Legacy Education Alliance and Hailiang Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Legacy Education Alliance -3.30% -5.46% -1.28%
Hailiang Education Group N/A N/A N/A

Risk and Volatility

Legacy Education Alliance has a beta of 2.62, indicating that its stock price is 162% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hailiang Education Group has a beta of -0.19, indicating that its stock price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hailiang Education Group beats Legacy Education Alliance on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Legacy Education Alliance

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. provides educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques in North America, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company's product offerings include Rich Dad Education, which is based on the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki; Rich Dad Stock Education program that teaches students how to become savvy investors; Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts, a property-based curriculum; and Brick Buy Brick program that introduces its students to the tools and strategies used by successful investors to make money work for them through real estate investing. It also provides Building Wealth program that trains students on how to build and preserve wealth, start or manage a business, and benefit through investing in property; Robbie Fowler Property Academy for teaching investment strategies; Women In Wealth program to empower women with a financial education; Perform in Property program that helps students to achieve level of performance and financial independence they desire; Teach Me to Trade program to learn the core concepts of trading in the financial markets; Trade Up Investor Education that helps students to enhance their knowledge of stock and options trading; and Elite training courses. The company offers its programs through various formats and channels, including free-preview workshops, basic training classes, symposiums, telephone mentoring, one-on-one mentoring, coaching, and e-learning. Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is based in Cape Coral, Florida.

About Hailiang Education Group

Hailiang Education Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides K-12 educational services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates six affiliated schools that include Hailiang Primary School, Hailiang Junior Middle School, Hailiang Senior Middle School, Hailiang High School of Art, Hailiang Experimental High School, and Hailiang Foreign Language School; and sixteen managed schools. It also offers management consulting, educational training and logistic, hotel management, sports activities consulting, school management, and purchasing and transportation services, as well as after-school enrichment program, overseas study trip, and international study programs. In addition, the company's schools offer basic educational programs and international programs at the primary school, middle school, and high school levels, as well as courses designed for students to become admitted to programs, such as A-levels courses for the United Kingdom universities, SAT courses for the United States universities, and VCE courses for the Australia universities for students planning to apply to undergraduate programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. As of June 30, 2018, it had 22,110 students enrolled in its schools. Hailiang Education Group Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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