RISE Education Cayman (NASDAQ:REDU) and PCS Edventures! (OTCMKTS:PCSV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

RISE Education Cayman has a beta of -0.36, indicating that its share price is 136% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PCS Edventures! has a beta of 2.41, indicating that its share price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.4% of RISE Education Cayman shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of PCS Edventures! shares are held by institutional investors. 42.9% of PCS Edventures! shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares RISE Education Cayman and PCS Edventures!’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RISE Education Cayman -2.35% 12.36% 2.08%
PCS Edventures! N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RISE Education Cayman and PCS Edventures!’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RISE Education Cayman $148.98 million 3.17 -$7.37 million $0.10 86.00
PCS Edventures! $3.33 million 0.68 -$430,000.00 N/A N/A

PCS Edventures! has lower revenue, but higher earnings than RISE Education Cayman.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for RISE Education Cayman and PCS Edventures!, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RISE Education Cayman 0 1 1 0 2.50
PCS Edventures! 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

RISE Education Cayman beats PCS Edventures! on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RISE Education Cayman

RISE Education Cayman Ltd, through its subsidiaries, provides junior English language training services under the RISE brand name in the People's Republic of China. The company offers a range of educational programs, services, and products, including educational courses, sale of course materials, franchise services, and study tours. It also provides educational consulting services. As of December 31, 2017, the company had a network of 270 learning centers comprising 64 self-owned centers and 206 franchised learning centers across 85 cities in the People's Republic of China. RISE Education Cayman Ltd was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes technology-based educational products and services to the pre-kindergarten through university classroom, the K-12 afterschool, the private learning center, and the home school markets in the United States and internationally. Its products include PCS Edventures! Labs, a learning center that offers teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and PCS BrickLab, a system of building blocks combined with PCS curriculum resources that address technology, math, construction engineering, communication, and science principles. The company also provides PCS Digital Media Labs, which contains lesson plans, a hard cover mobile case, digital cameras, camcorders or voice recorders, accessories, and a teacher guide; and PCS Academy of Engineering Lab, a STEM based program that is designed for use in tech-ed programs and for various environments through 10 student modules, such as hardware, software, lab furniture, and curriculum. In addition, it offers PCS Edventures Robotics system, a platform that provides various robotics lab implementations to its RiQ robot kits for home users, as well as engages students in various areas, including computer programming, physics, math, and other topics; PCS Discover STEM Lab, a modular program that provides activities for afterschool facilitators in the areas of STEM; summer camp packages, which offer summer camp solutions for schools and afterschool programs; and Riot, a racing drone product. The company was formerly known as PCS Education Systems, Inc. and changed its name to PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. in March 2000. PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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