Reviewing Lincoln Educational Services (LINC) and RISE Education Cayman (REDU)

Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ: LINC) and RISE Education Cayman (NASDAQ:REDU) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Lincoln Educational Services and RISE Education Cayman’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lincoln Educational Services $261.85 million 0.18 -$11.48 million ($0.49) -3.86
RISE Education Cayman $104.87 million 8.22 $7.95 million N/A N/A

RISE Education Cayman has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lincoln Educational Services.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Lincoln Educational Services and RISE Education Cayman, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lincoln Educational Services 0 0 0 0 N/A
RISE Education Cayman 0 0 1 0 3.00

RISE Education Cayman has a consensus price target of $15.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.08%. Given RISE Education Cayman’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RISE Education Cayman is more favorable than Lincoln Educational Services.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.1% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.8% of RISE Education Cayman shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Lincoln Educational Services and RISE Education Cayman’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lincoln Educational Services -4.39% -28.91% -8.96%
RISE Education Cayman N/A N/A N/A


RISE Education Cayman beats Lincoln Educational Services on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lincoln Educational Services Company Profile

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.

RISE Education Cayman Company Profile

RISE Education Cayman Ltd is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers after-school English teaching and tutoring services to students aged three to 18. It operates in China’s junior English Language Training (ELT) market. Its offers three flagship courses, including Rise Start, Rise On and Rise Up, that are designed for students aged three to six, seven to twelve and 13 to 18, respectively. As of June 30, 2017, the Company had a network of 246 learning centers across 80 cities in China, among which 56 were self-owned centers and 190 centers were franchised learning centers. Its suite of products comprises both online and offline coursework. Its also offers a series of complementary products to students from both self-owned learning centers and franchised learning centers, including online products Can-Talk and Rise Library Online, and offline products Rise Camp, Rise Workshop and Rise Overseas Study Tour.

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