Comparison of the Vasta Platform (NASDAQ: VSTA) and the First Secondary Education Group (NYSE: FHS)
Vasta Platform (NASDAQ:VSTA – Get Rating) and First High-School Education Group (NYSE:FHS – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which stock is superior? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Vasta Platform and First High-School Education Group.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|First secondary education group||N / A||N / A||N / A|
This is a summary of current recommendations for Vasta Platform and First High-School Education Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|First secondary education group||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Vasta Platform currently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 34.30%. First High-School Education Group has a consensus target price of $7.00, indicating a potential upside of 686.52%. Given First High-School Education Group’s higher consensus rating and possible higher upside, analysts clearly believe that First High-School Education Group is more favorable than the Vasta platform.
Benefits and evaluation
This table compares the revenue, earnings per share, and valuation of Vasta Platform and First High-School Education Group.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Vasta Platform||$175.60 million||2h30||-$22.00 million||($0.21)||-23.05|
|First secondary education group||$62.80 million||0.41||$8.17 million||N / A||N / A|
First High-School Education Group has lower revenue, but higher revenue than Vasta Platform.
Volatility and risk
Vasta Platform has a beta of 0.71, indicating that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, First High-School Education Group has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and insider ownership
21.7% of Vasta Platform shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 0.5% of shares in First High-School Education Group are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, endowments, and large fund managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Vasta Platform beats First High-School Education Group on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About the Vasta Platform (Get a rating)
Vasta Platform Limited, an education company, provides educational and digital solutions to private schools operating in the K-12 education sector in Brazil. The Company operates in two segments, Content & EdTech Platform and Digital Platform. The Content & EdTech Platform segment offers basic and complementary educational content solutions through digital and printed content, including textbooks, learning systems and other complementary educational services. The Digital Platforms segment provides physical and digital e-commerce platform and other digital services. As of March 31, 2020, its network of business-to-business customers consisted of 4,167 partner schools; and registered students included 1,311,000. The Company also sells textbooks and operates an e-commerce channel for the sale of educational content, such as textbooks, school materials, stationery and others; and offers preparatory courses for university admission. It serves a variety of stakeholders, including students, parents, educators, administrators, and private school owners. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
About the first secondary education group (Get a rating)
First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd. operates private high schools in western China. The company offers private basic education and complementary education services, including middle school, high school and tutored school. It also offers management services. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated a network of 20 schools located in Yunnan Province, Guizhou Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Chongqing Municipality, Sichuan Province and Shaanxi Province, which offers 14 high school programs and six tutoring programs for Gaokao Repeaters. First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is based in Kunming, China.
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