Comparing Adtalem Global Education (ATGE) & RYB Education (RYB)

Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE) and RYB Education (NYSE:RYB) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Adtalem Global Education and RYB Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adtalem Global Education 0.86% 9.92% 6.99%
RYB Education N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.4% of RYB Education shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Adtalem Global Education shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and RYB Education’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adtalem Global Education $1.81 billion 1.65 $122.28 million $2.79 17.74
RYB Education $140.80 million 3.45 $7.11 million $0.27 62.81

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Adtalem Global Education and RYB Education, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adtalem Global Education 0 2 1 0 2.33
RYB Education 0 1 0 0 2.00

Adtalem Global Education currently has a consensus price target of $50.33, indicating a potential upside of 1.68%. Given Adtalem Global Education’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Adtalem Global Education is more favorable than RYB Education.


Adtalem Global Education beats RYB Education on 10 of the 13 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 RYB Education

RYB Education, Inc. provides early childhood education services in China. It offers kindergarten preschool educational services to 2-6-year-old children; and play-and-learn centers services for the joint participation of 0-6-year-old children and their families to promote children's development and prepare them for kindergartens and primary schools. The company also develops and sells educational products and services, such as teaching aids, educational toys, textbooks, and at-home education products and services to franchisees, as well as directly to a market of families. As of June 30, 2017, it operated 80 owned kindergartens and 175 franchised kindergartens; and 853 play-and-learn centers. The company was formerly known as Top Margin Limited and changed its name to RYB Education, Inc. in June 2017. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Beijing, China.

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