Comparing PCS Edventures! (OTCMKTS:PCSV) and Puxin (NEW)

Puxin (NYSE:NEW) and PCS Edventures! (OTCMKTS:PCSV) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Puxin and PCS Edventures!’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Puxin -38.08% -191.04% -29.35%
PCS Edventures! 23.53% -75.17% 93.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Puxin and PCS Edventures!, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Puxin 0 0 1 0 3.00
PCS Edventures! 0 0 0 0 N/A

Puxin presently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 97.87%. Given Puxin’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Puxin is more favorable than PCS Edventures!.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Puxin and PCS Edventures!’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Puxin $324.07 million 3.35 -$121.21 million N/A N/A
PCS Edventures! $3.29 million 1.40 -$860,000.00 N/A N/A

PCS Edventures! has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Puxin.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.7% of Puxin shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of PCS Edventures! shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.9% of PCS Edventures! shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

About Puxin

Puxin Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides after-school education services in China. It offers a range of K-12 and study-abroad tutoring programs designed to help students prepare for admission tests and applications for top schools, universities, and graduate programs in China and other countries. The company also provides group class courses; personalized tutoring courses; English tutoring services for children in kindergarten; and extra-curricular courses to students, such as painting, calligraphy, music, debate, and science, as well as offers Web-based and mobile-based platforms for K-12 tutoring services. In addition, it sells education materials; and provides advertisement, study consulting, and training services. As of March 31, 2018, the company had a network of 397 learning centers; and 4 schools providing extra-curricular education courses. Puxin Limited was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes technology-based educational products and services to the pre-kindergarten through university classroom, the K-12 afterschool, the private learning center, and the home school markets in the United States and internationally. Its products include PCS Edventures! Labs, a learning center that offers teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and PCS BrickLab, a system of building blocks combined with PCS curriculum resources that address technology, math, construction engineering, communication, and science principles. The company also provides PCS Digital Media Labs, which contains lesson plans, a hard cover mobile case, digital cameras, camcorders or voice recorders, accessories, and a teacher guide; and PCS Academy of Engineering Lab, a STEM based program that is designed for use in tech-ed programs and for various environments through 10 student modules, such as hardware, software, lab furniture, and curriculum. In addition, it offers PCS Edventures Robotics system, a platform that provides various robotics lab implementations to its RiQ robot kits for home users, as well as engages students in various areas, including computer programming, physics, math, and other topics; PCS Discover STEM Lab, a modular program that provides activities for afterschool facilitators in the areas of STEM; summer camp packages, which offer summer camp solutions for schools and afterschool programs; and Riot, a racing drone product. The company was formerly known as PCS Education Systems, Inc. and changed its name to PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. in March 2000. PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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