BioHiTech Global (OTCMKTS:BHTG) and Strategic Education (NASDAQ:STRA) are both business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
98.9% of Strategic Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 49.9% of BioHiTech Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 3.6% of Strategic Education shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares BioHiTech Global and Strategic Education’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Strategic Education||$634.18 million||4.82||-$15.67 million||$4.75||29.33|
BioHiTech Global has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Strategic Education.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BioHiTech Global and Strategic Education, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
BioHiTech Global presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 159.26%. Strategic Education has a consensus price target of $172.33, indicating a potential upside of 23.69%. Given BioHiTech Global’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe BioHiTech Global is more favorable than Strategic Education.
Strategic Education pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. BioHiTech Global does not pay a dividend. Strategic Education pays out 42.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares BioHiTech Global and Strategic Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Strategic Education beats BioHiTech Global on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
BioHiTech Global Company Profile
BioHiTech Global, Inc. provides an environmentally friendly solution for food waste disposal. The Company, through its subsidiaries, BioHiTech America, LLC and BioHiTech Europe Limited, offers its customers various technologies integrating technological, biological and mechanical engineering solutions for the control, reduction and/or reuse of organic waste. It has a distribution license to sell, lease, use, distribute and manufacture the Eco-Safe Digester product. The Eco-Safe Digester is a data-driven, network-based mechanical/biological technology, which transforms food waste into nutrient-neutral water that can be disposed of via conventional sanitary sewer systems. The Eco-Safe Digester may be used by businesses in food service, hospitality, healthcare, government, conference centers, education centers or stadiums. Its Internet enabled system, the BioHiTech Cloud, streams data from the digesters, collects information from system users and integrates business application data.
Strategic Education Company Profile
Strategic Education, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of post-secondary education and other academic programs in the United States. The company operates Strayer University and Capella University that provide undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration, and criminal justice to working adult students through its 74 physical campuses primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions, as well as through online. It also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. In addition, the company operates New York Code and Design Academy that provides non-degree courses in Web and application software development primarily through its campus in New York City. Strategic Education, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.
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