Head-To-Head Comparison: GP Strategies Corporation (GPX) vs. School Specialty (SCHS)
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) and School Specialty (NASDAQ:SCHS) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares GP Strategies Corporation and School Specialty’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GP Strategies Corporation||$502.87 million||0.96||$39.32 million||$1.28||22.58|
GP Strategies Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than School Specialty.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for GP Strategies Corporation and School Specialty, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|GP Strategies Corporation||0||1||1||0||2.50|
GP Strategies Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $29.50, suggesting a potential upside of 2.08%. Given GP Strategies Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe GP Strategies Corporation is more favorable than School Specialty.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
88.4% of GP Strategies Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 25.7% of GP Strategies Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares GP Strategies Corporation and School Specialty’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|GP Strategies Corporation||4.27%||12.56%||6.67%|
GP Strategies Corporation beats School Specialty on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
GP Strategies Corporation Company Profile
GP Strategies Corporation (GP Strategies) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. The Company operates in five segments: Learning Solutions, Professional & Technical Services, Sandy Training & Marketing, RWD and Energy Services. Its clients include companies and governmental and other commercial customers in a variety of industries. It serves companies in the automotive, steel, oil and gas, power, chemical, electronics and technology, manufacturing, software, financial, retail, healthcare and food and beverage industries, as well as government agencies. On December 31, 2011, GP Strategies Corporation merged with and into its operating subsidiary, General Physics Corporation (General Physics). In April 2014, the Company acquired Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies.
School Specialty Company Profile
School Specialty, Inc. (School Specialty) is a education company serving the pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade (preK-12) market with instructional solutions that address a spectrum of educational needs, from basic school supplies to standards-based curriculum solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Accelerated Learning Segment and Educational Resources Segment. The Company’s Accelerated Learning segment is a preK-12 curriculum-based publisher of products and services supporting the areas, such as Science, Math, Reading and Math Intervention, Planning and Student Development and Coordinated School Health. The Company’s Educational Resources segment provides supplemental educational materials to educators in the preK-12 market. Products include a line of everyday consumables and instructional materials and furniture and equipment.
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