Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Lincoln Educational Services Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors 95 531 499 10 2.37

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 0.54%. Given Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.1% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by company 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.

Risk and Volatility

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has a beta of 2.8, indicating that its share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation $185.33 million $6.13 million -1.65
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors $909.14 million $144.34 million 4.54

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Lincoln Educational Services Corporation. Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Lincoln Educational Services Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation -16.19% -24.26% -8.20%
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Competitors 0.80% 0.13% 2.03%

Summary

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation peers beat Lincoln Educational Services Corporation on 8 of the 9 factors compared.

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation Company Profile

Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a provider of post-secondary education. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, and Transitional. The Transportation and Skilled Trades segment offers academic programs in the disciplines of transportation and skilled trades (automotive, diesel, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), welding and manufacturing). The Transitional segment includes operations that are being phased out and consists of its campus that is being taught out. It offers programs in automotive technology, skilled trades, which include HVAC, welding and computerized numerical control and electronic systems technology; healthcare services, which include nursing, dental assistant and pharmacy technician; hospitality services, which include culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology and aesthetics, and business and information technology, which includes information technology and criminal justice programs.

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