Reviewing Learning Tree International (OTCMKTS:LTRE) and National American University Holdngs (OTCMKTS:NAUH)

Learning Tree International (OTCMKTS:LTRE) and National American University Holdngs (OTCMKTS:NAUH) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.5% of Learning Tree International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by institutional investors. 57.7% of Learning Tree International shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 56.6% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Learning Tree International and National American University Holdngs’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Learning Tree International $64.32 million 0.12 -$2.05 million N/A N/A
National American University Holdngs $37.26 million 0.02 -$25.09 million N/A N/A

Learning Tree International has higher revenue and earnings than National American University Holdngs.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Learning Tree International and National American University Holdngs, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Learning Tree International 0 0 0 0 N/A
National American University Holdngs 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Learning Tree International and National American University Holdngs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Learning Tree International N/A N/A N/A
National American University Holdngs -34.98% -10,349.22% -21.63%

Volatility & Risk

Learning Tree International has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, National American University Holdngs has a beta of 0.16, meaning that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Learning Tree International beats National American University Holdngs on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and delivers a library of instructor-led classroom courses for professional development needs of information technology (IT) professionals and managers worldwide. It offers education and training courses across a range of technical and management disciplines, such as operating systems, databases, computer networks, cyber and network security, Web development, programming languages, software engineering, open source applications, project management, business skills, leadership, and professional development. The company also provides courses through its proprietary live online learning platform, Learning Tree AnyWare that allow individuals at any location to participate online in instructor-led classes conducted live in its Education Centers, at customer locations, or at other facilities; and workforce optimization solutions to support an IT organization's life-cycle of workforce development needs. As of September 29, 2018, its library of instructor-led courses comprised 299 instructor-led course titles, including 181 multi-day IT course titles, 82 multi-day management course titles, and 36 one-day course titles. The company markets and sells its course offerings through direct and electronic mail, telemarketing, and field sales channels. It serves national and multinational companies, government organizations, and small and medium-size companies. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. Learning Tree International, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Kevin Ross Gruneich Legacy Trust.

About National American University Holdngs

National American University Holdings, Inc. owns and operates National American University (NAU) that provides professional and technical postsecondary education primarily for working adults and other non-traditional students in the United States. It operates in two segments, NAU and Other. The company offers diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business-related disciplines, such as accounting, management, business administration, and information technology; healthcare-related disciplines, including occupational therapy, medical assisting, nursing, surgical technology, and healthcare information and management; legal-related disciplines comprising paralegal, criminal justice, and professional legal studies; and higher education. It also provides courseware development, technical support, and online class hosting services to various colleges, technical schools, and training institutions in the United States and Canada. As of July 31, 2018, the company operated through 33 educational sites in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas; and distance learning service centers and administration offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, as well as through the Internet. In addition, it engages in the real estate business, which rents apartment units; and develops and sells condominium units in the Fairway Hills Planned Residential Development area of Rapid City, South Dakota. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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