Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) vs. 17 Education & Technology Group (NYSE:YQ) Head to Head Contrast

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Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINCGet a rating) and 17 Education and Technology Group (NYSE:YQGet a rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on valuation strength, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Lincoln Educational Services and 17 Education & Technology Group.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Lincoln Educational Services $335.34 million 0.49 $34.72 million $0.90 6.76
17 Education and Technology Group $342.80 million 0.29 -$226.27 million ($4.64) -0.43

Lincoln Educational Services has higher revenue, but lower revenue than 17 Education & Technology Group. 17 Education & Technology Group trades at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lincoln Educational Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Lincoln Educational Services and 17 Education & Technology Group.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Lincoln Educational Services 8.97% 26.65% 11.28%
17 Education and Technology Group -65.59% -119.59% -55.98%

Volatility and risk

Lincoln Educational Services has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, 17 Education & Technology Group has a beta of -0.76, indicating that its stock price is 176% less volatile than the S&P 500. S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.5% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 11.9% of the Education & Technology group’s 17 shares are held by institutional investors. 29.3% of Lincoln Educational Services stock is held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Lincoln Educational Services and 17 Education & Technology Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Lincoln Educational Services 0 0 2 0 3.00
17 Education and Technology Group 2 1 0 0 1.33

Lincoln Educational Services currently has a consensus price target of $9.75, indicating a potential upside of 60.36%. 17 Education & Technology Group has a consensus price target of $16.60, indicating a potential upside of 734.17%. Given the likely higher upside of 17 Education & Technology Group, analysts clearly believe that 17 Education & Technology Group is more favorable than Lincoln Educational Services.

Summary

Lincoln Educational Services beat Education & Technology Group 17 on 12 of 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lincoln Educational Services (Get a rating)

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a variety of career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, and Health and Other Professions. It offers associate degree, diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology; skilled trades programs, including electrical, heating and air conditioning repair, welding, computer numerical control, and electrical and electronic systems technology; health science programs including nursing, dental and medical assistants, claims examiners, medical administrative assistants, etc. ; hospitality programs, such as cooking, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics; and information technology programs. The company operates 22 schools in 14 states under Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln Culinary Institute, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences and other brands. As of December 31, 2021, it had 13,059 students enrolled at 22 campuses. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Parsippany, New Jersey.

About 17 Education and Technology Group (Get a rating)

17 Education & Technology Group Inc., an education technology company, provides K-12 online education service in the People’s Republic of China. It also offers online after-school tutoring services for large K-12 classrooms on curriculum and content development and adaptation for live lesson areas. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.



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