Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) and GSX Techedu (NASDAQ:GSX) Financial Comparison

Aspen Group (NASDAQ:ASPU) and GSX Techedu (NYSE:GSX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Aspen Group and GSX Techedu’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aspen Group -27.27% -32.62% -23.64%
GSX Techedu N/A N/A N/A



Institutional and Insider Ownership

30.4% of Aspen Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 15.8% of Aspen Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.8% of GSX Techedu shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Aspen Group and GSX Techedu, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aspen Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
GSX Techedu 0 0 1 0 3.00

GSX Techedu has a consensus target price of $13.00, suggesting a potential upside of 42.54%. Given GSX Techedu’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GSX Techedu is more favorable than Aspen Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aspen Group and GSX Techedu’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aspen Group $34.03 million 2.56 -$7.06 million ($0.50) -9.34
GSX Techedu N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

GSX Techedu has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Aspen Group.

Summary

GSX Techedu beats Aspen Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aspen Group Company Profile

Aspen Group, Inc. provides online higher education services in the United States. The company offers certificate programs; and associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in a range of areas, including nursing, education, business, technology, management, health sciences, and professional and extended studies. As of April 30, 2018, it had 7,057 degree-seeking students enrolled. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

GSX Techedu Company Profile

GSX Techedu Inc. operates as an online education company in the People's Republic of China. The company provides online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring services. It offers English courses for children in kindergarten; and courses that help children in grade one through grade seven. The company also provides foreign language courses, including English, Japanese, and Korean, as well as English test preparation courses for students taking post-graduate entrance exams in China; and professional courses primarily for working adults preparing for professional qualification exams comprising teacher's qualification, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, fund qualification, and securities qualification exams. In addition, it offers personal interest courses, such as yoga, fashion, guitar, and Chinese calligraphy. Further, the company provides other courses, including offline business consulting courses, which target principals and other officers of private education institutions who want to enhance management skills; and operate Weishi, an interactive learning platform on Weixin. As of March 31, 2019, it had 169 instructors and 522 tutors. The company was formerly known as BaiJiaHuLian Group Holdings Limited and changed its name to GSX Techedu Inc. in January 2019. GSX Techedu Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. GSX Techedu Inc. is a subsidiary of Ebetter International Group Limited.

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