Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPEGet Rating) and First High-School Education Group (NYSE:FHSGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Grand Canyon Education has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First High-School Education Group has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.0% of Grand Canyon Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of First High-School Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Grand Canyon Education 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.

Profitability

This table compares Grand Canyon Education and First High-School Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grand Canyon Education 26.59% 20.81% 17.23%
First High-School Education Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Grand Canyon Education and First High-School Education Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grand Canyon Education 0 1 1 0 2.50
First High-School Education Group 0 0 1 0 3.00

Grand Canyon Education currently has a consensus price target of $99.75, indicating a potential upside of 9.77%. First High-School Education Group has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 542.20%. Given First High-School Education Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe First High-School Education Group is more favorable than Grand Canyon Education.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Grand Canyon Education and First High-School Education Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grand Canyon Education $896.56 million 3.28 $260.34 million $5.98 15.20
First High-School Education Group $62.80 million 0.50 $8.17 million N/A N/A

Grand Canyon Education has higher revenue and earnings than First High-School Education Group.

Summary

Grand Canyon Education beats First High-School Education Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Grand Canyon Education Company Profile (Get Rating)

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides education services to colleges and universities in the United States. The company’s technology services include learning management system, internal administration, infrastructure, and support services; academic services comprises program and curriculum, faculty and related training and development, class scheduling, and skills and simulation lab sites; and counseling services and support include admission, financial aid, and field experience and other counseling services. It also offers marketing and communication services, such as lead acquisition, digital communications strategy, brand identity, market research, media planning and strategy, video, and business intelligence and data science; and back-office services comprising finance and accounting, human resources, audit, and procurement services. The company, through its subsidiary, Orbis Education Services, LLC, supports healthcare education programs for 27 universities. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

First High-School Education Group Company Profile (Get Rating)

First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd. operates private high schools in Western China. The company provides private fundamental education and complementary education services, including middle and high school, and tutorial school. It also offers management services. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a network of 20 schools located in Yunnan province, Guizhou province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chongqing municipality, Sichuan province, and Shaanxi Province, which offers 14 high school programs and six tutorial school programs for Gaokao repeaters. First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is based in Kunming, China.



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