Financial Survey: LAIX (NYSE:LAIX) vs. Creative Learning (NYSE:CLCN)

Creative Learning (OTCMKTS:CLCN) and LAIX (NYSE:LAIX) 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, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Creative Learning and LAIX’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Creative Learning $2.42 million 0.42 -$220,000.00 N/A N/A
LAIX $92.68 million 1.35 -$70.99 million N/A N/A

Creative Learning has higher earnings, but lower revenue than LAIX.

Profitability

This table compares Creative Learning and LAIX’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Creative Learning N/A N/A N/A
LAIX -51.95% -590.12% -49.98%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

14.0% of LAIX shares are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of Creative Learning shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Creative Learning has a beta of 0.75, indicating that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LAIX has a beta of 2.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Creative Learning and LAIX, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Creative Learning 0 0 0 0 N/A
LAIX 0 1 0 0 2.00

LAIX has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 149.04%. Given LAIX’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LAIX is more favorable than Creative Learning.

Creative Learning Company Profile

Creative Learning Corporation provides educational and enrichment programs under the Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios trade names in the United States and internationally. The company's programs are offered to children ages 3 to 13+, which include in-school workshops, and after-school and pre-school classes, as well as classes for home-schooled children; and camps, birthday parties, and special events that are designed to enhance and enrich the traditional school curriculum, trigger young children's lively imaginations, and build self-confidence. As of September 30, 2017, it had 531 Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios franchises, 30 Bricks 4 Kidz master franchises, and 91 Bricks 4 Kidz sub-franchises operating in 44 countries. Creative Learning Corporation was founded in 2009 and is based in St. Augustine, Florida.

LAIX Company Profile

LAIX Inc., an artificial intelligence company, provides online English learning services through Liulishuo mobile app in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the artificial intelligence lab operation; technology development; and loan arrangement activities. The company was formerly known as LingoChamp Inc. LAIX Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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