BioHiTech Global (OTCMKTS:BHTG) and Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.5% of Tarena International shares are held by institutional investors. 49.9% of BioHiTech Global shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares BioHiTech Global and Tarena International’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BioHiTech Global N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tarena International $323.79 million 0.22 -$90.02 million ($1.57) -0.81

BioHiTech Global has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Tarena International.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for BioHiTech Global and Tarena International, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BioHiTech Global 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tarena International 3 0 0 0 1.00

BioHiTech Global currently has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 82.65%. Tarena International has a consensus target price of $6.90, suggesting a potential upside of 443.31%. Given Tarena International’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tarena International is more favorable than BioHiTech Global.


This table compares BioHiTech Global and Tarena International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BioHiTech Global N/A N/A N/A
Tarena International -26.91% -49.52% -26.84%


BioHiTech Global beats Tarena International on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BioHiTech Global

BioHiTech Global, Inc. provides an environmentally friendly solution for food waste disposal. The Company, through its subsidiaries, BioHiTech America, LLC and BioHiTech Europe Limited, offers its customers various technologies integrating technological, biological and mechanical engineering solutions for the control, reduction and/or reuse of organic waste. It has a distribution license to sell, lease, use, distribute and manufacture the Eco-Safe Digester product. The Eco-Safe Digester is a data-driven, network-based mechanical/biological technology, which transforms food waste into nutrient-neutral water that can be disposed of via conventional sanitary sewer systems. The Eco-Safe Digester may be used by businesses in food service, hospitality, healthcare, government, conference centers, education centers or stadiums. Its Internet enabled system, the BioHiTech Cloud, streams data from the digesters, collects information from system users and integrates business application data.

About Tarena International

Tarena International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides professional education services through full-time and part-time classes in the People's Republic of China. It offers education courses in 13 information technology (IT) subjects, such as Java, .NET, C++, software testing, embedded, PHP, Android, iOS, Linux and network engineering, Big Data, Web front-end development, VR/AR, and Python; and 3 non-IT subjects, including digital art, online sales and marketing, and accounting through live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring, and online learning modules. The company also provides three kid education programs under the TongchengTongmei brand name. As of December 31, 2017, it had a network of 184 directly managed learning centers in 59 cities. Tarena International, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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