Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC) Financial Contrast

Adtalem Global Education (NASDAQ: ATGE) and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Adtalem Global Education and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adtalem Global Education 0 1 0 0 2.00
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A

Adtalem Global Education currently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.74%. Given Adtalem Global Education’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Adtalem Global Education is more favorable than Lincoln Educational Services Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adtalem Global Education 3.08% 3.08% 2.21%
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation -15.45% -33.92% -10.79%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adtalem Global Education N/A N/A N/A $1.72 21.72
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation $196.91 million 0.29 -$28.30 million ($0.56) -4.14

Adtalem Global Education has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Lincoln Educational Services Corporation. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Adtalem Global Education, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.8% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Adtalem Global Education has a beta of 0.95, suggesting that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has a beta of 2.72, suggesting that its share price is 172% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Adtalem Global Education beats Lincoln Educational Services Corporation on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly DeVry Education Group Inc. (DeVry Group) is a global provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management. Medical and Healthcare includes DeVry Medical International, Chamberlain College of Nursing (Chamberlain) and Carrington College. International and Professional Education consists of DeVry Brasil and Becker Professional Education. Business, Technology and Management consists of DeVry University. As of June 30, 2016, DMI operated three institutions: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation

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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