CIBT Education Group (OTCMKTS:MBAIF – Get Rating) and iHuman (NYSE:IH – Get Rating) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
This table compares CIBT Education Group and iHuman’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CIBT Education Group||-21.48%||10.27%||4.24%|
Risk and Volatility
CIBT Education Group has a beta of 1.09, suggesting that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, iHuman has a beta of -0.13, suggesting that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CIBT Education Group||$56.14 million||0.48||-$11.76 million||($0.19)||-2.09|
|iHuman||$148.25 million||1.33||-$5.81 million||$0.18||20.45|
iHuman has higher revenue and earnings than CIBT Education Group. CIBT Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than iHuman, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
6.2% of iHuman shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.3% of CIBT Education Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 63.6% of iHuman shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for CIBT Education Group and iHuman, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CIBT Education Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
iHuman beats CIBT Education Group on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CIBT Education Group
CIBT Education Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an education and student housing investment company in Canada and internationally. The company engages in education and real estate development businesses. It offers English as second language accredited programs, such as general English, college preparation/pathway, business English, medical English, English language test preparation, vacation English, online English; Career training college accredited programs in the fields of business management, customer service, TESOL teacher training, Interpreting and translation for Koreans, and online English teacher training. The company also provides private career and technical training diplomas and certificates in health care, tourism, hospitality, business, administrative, technical trades, and international studies. In addition, it recruits international students and provides on-ground concierge services for kindergarten, primary, secondary schools, and universities in North America; and offers web design and advertising services to the real estate industry. Further, the company invests in, develops, and manages education related real estate projects; and offers serviced apartments and a hotel for domestic and international students as well as working professionals in Canada. The company was formerly known as Capital Alliance Group Inc. and changed its name to CIBT Education Group Inc. in November 2007. CIBT Education Group Inc. was incorporated in 1986 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
iHuman Inc. provides intellectual development products to individual users, kindergartens, and distributors in the People's Republic of China. The company offers interactive and self-directed learning apps, including iHuman Chinese, iHuman ABC, iHuman Pinyin, iHuman Magic Thinking, iHuman Books, iHuman Stories, iHuman Reading, iHumanpedia, iHuman Kids Workout, iHuman Coding, iHuman Fun Idioms, iHuman Little Artists, and iHuman Readers. It also provides intellectually stimulating materials, including books, interactive materials, and smart devices that develop children's abilities in speaking, critical thinking, independent reading, and creativity. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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