Career Education (NASDAQ:CECO) and Eos International (OTCMKTS:EOSI) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Career Education and Eos International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Career Education 0 0 2 0 3.00
Eos International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Career Education presently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.26%. Given Career Education’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Career Education is more favorable than Eos International.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Career Education and Eos International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Career Education $581.30 million 2.71 $55.18 million $1.05 21.40
Eos International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Career Education has higher revenue and earnings than Eos International.

Profitability

This table compares Career Education and Eos International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Career Education 8.78% 25.42% 18.18%
Eos International N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.7% of Career Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.6% of Career Education shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of Eos International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Career Education beats Eos International on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Career Education Company Profile

Career Education Corporation operates colleges, institutions, and universities that provide education to student population in various career-oriented disciplines through online, campus based, and blended learning programs in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Colorado Technical University (CTU), American InterContinental University (AIU), and All Other Campuses. Its colleges and universities include AIU, CTU, Le Cordon Bleu institutions, Briarcliffe College, and Sanford-Brown College. The company offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, as well as diploma and certificate programs. It also provides academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business studies, nursing, computer science, engineering, information systems and technologies, cybersecurity, and healthcare management, as well as information technologies, and education and criminal justice; and educational programs in culinary arts, as well as patisserie and baking. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a total student enrollment of approximately 34,800 students. Career Education Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Eos International Company Profile

EOS International, Inc. provides library automation and knowledge management solutions for libraries worldwide. The company offers EOS.Web—integrated library system, including academic, association, corporate, digital, government, legal, medical, small, and special library software. It also provides various services, such as data conversion, data hosting, implementation, support, and training services. EOS International, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. EOS International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sirsi Corporation.

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