National American University Holdngs (NASDAQ:NAUH) and Legacy Education Alliance (OTCMKTS:LEAI) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.
Risk & Volatility
National American University Holdngs has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Legacy Education Alliance has a beta of 2.6, meaning that its share price is 160% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for National American University Holdngs and Legacy Education Alliance, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|National American University Holdngs||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Legacy Education Alliance||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares National American University Holdngs and Legacy Education Alliance’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|National American University Holdngs||$77.18 million||0.02||-$12.16 million||N/A||N/A|
|Legacy Education Alliance||$93.41 million||0.05||$4.29 million||$0.31||0.61|
Legacy Education Alliance has higher revenue and earnings than National American University Holdngs.
This table compares National American University Holdngs and Legacy Education Alliance’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|National American University Holdngs||-30.34%||-134.09%||-45.35%|
|Legacy Education Alliance||-3.30%||N/A||-1.28%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.2% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by institutional investors. 56.6% of National American University Holdngs shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.9% of Legacy Education Alliance shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Legacy Education Alliance beats National American University Holdngs on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
National American University Holdngs Company Profile
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.
Legacy Education Alliance Company Profile
Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. provides educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques in North America, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company's product offerings include Rich Dad Education, which is based on the teachings of Robert Kiyosaki; Rich Dad Stock Education program that teaches students how to become savvy investors; Making Money from Property with Martin Roberts, a property-based curriculum; and Brick Buy Brick program that introduces its students to the tools and strategies used by successful investors to make money work for them through real estate investing. It also provides Building Wealth program that trains students on how to build and preserve wealth, start or manage a business, and benefit through investing in property; Robbie Fowler Property Academy for teaching investment strategies; Women In Wealth program to empower women with a financial education; Perform in Property program that helps students to achieve level of performance and financial independence they desire; Teach Me to Trade program to learn the core concepts of trading in the financial markets; Trade Up Investor Education that helps students to enhance their knowledge of stock and options trading; and Elite training courses. The company offers its programs through various formats and channels, including free-preview workshops, basic training classes, symposiums, telephone mentoring, one-on-one mentoring, coaching, and e-learning. Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. is based in Cape Coral, Florida.
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