Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) vs. Creative Learning (NASDAQ:CLCN) Head to Head Review

Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) and Creative Learning (OTCMKTS:CLCN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.6% of Perdoceo Education shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Perdoceo Education shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 35.1% of Creative Learning shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Perdoceo Education and Creative Learning’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perdoceo Education 9.20% 26.01% 18.18%
Creative Learning 29.94% -68.37% 61.95%

Volatility and Risk

Perdoceo Education has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Creative Learning has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Perdoceo Education and Creative Learning’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Perdoceo Education $581.30 million 2.24 $55.18 million $1.05 17.66
Creative Learning $2.42 million 0.52 -$220,000.00 N/A N/A

Perdoceo Education has higher revenue and earnings than Creative Learning.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Perdoceo Education and Creative Learning, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perdoceo Education 0 0 0 0 N/A
Creative Learning 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Perdoceo Education beats Creative Learning on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Perdoceo Education

Perdoceo Education Corporation operates colleges, institutions, and universities that provide education to student population in various career-oriented disciplines through online, campus based, and blended learning programs in the United States. It operates through three segments: Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University, and All Other Campuses. The company offers doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees, as well as certificate programs. It also provides academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business studies, nursing, computer science, engineering, information systems and technologies, cybersecurity, criminal justice, and healthcare management; and educational programs in culinary arts, as well as patisserie and baking. As of December 31, 2018, the company had a total student enrollment of approximately 34,400 students. The company was formerly known as Career Education Corporation and changed its name to Perdoceo Education Corporation in January 2020. Perdoceo Education Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

About Creative Learning

Creative Learning Corporation provides educational and enrichment programs under the Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios trade names in the United States and internationally. The company's programs are offered to children ages 3 to 13+, which include in-school workshops, and after-school and pre-school classes, as well as classes for home-schooled children; and camps, birthday parties, and special events that are designed to enhance and enrich the traditional school curriculum, trigger young children's lively imaginations, and build self-confidence. As of September 30, 2017, it had 531 Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios franchises, 30 Bricks 4 Kidz master franchises, and 91 Bricks 4 Kidz sub-franchises operating in 44 countries. Creative Learning Corporation was founded in 2009 and is based in St. Augustine, Florida.

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