PCS Edventures! (OTCMKTS:PCSV) & Chegg (OTCMKTS:CHGG) Critical Review

Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) and PCS Edventures! (OTCMKTS:PCSV) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chegg and PCS Edventures!’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chegg $321.08 million 11.97 -$14.89 million $0.09 357.00
PCS Edventures! $4.87 million 1.27 $850,000.00 N/A N/A

PCS Edventures! has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Chegg.

Risk & Volatility

Chegg has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PCS Edventures! has a beta of 2.39, suggesting that its stock price is 139% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of PCS Edventures! shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.8% of Chegg shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.9% of PCS Edventures! shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Chegg and PCS Edventures!, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chegg 0 3 10 0 2.77
PCS Edventures! 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chegg presently has a consensus price target of $43.25, suggesting a potential upside of 34.61%. Given Chegg’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chegg is more favorable than PCS Edventures!.


This table compares Chegg and PCS Edventures!’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chegg -4.07% 7.12% 2.83%
PCS Edventures! 13.36% -53.08% 48.54%


PCS Edventures! beats Chegg on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chegg

Chegg, Inc. operates direct-to-student learning platform that supports students on their journey from high school to college and into their career with tools designed to help them pass their test, pass their class, and save money on required materials. The company offers Chegg Services, which include digital products and services; and required materials that comprise its print textbooks and eTextbooks. Its digital products and services include Chegg Study, which helps students master challenging concepts on their own; Chegg Writing that enables automatically generate sources in the required formats, when students need to cite their sources in written work; Chegg Tutors that allow students find human help on its learning platform through a network of live tutors; and Chegg Math solver, which helps students to get math help through self-guided and individualized math solutions The company also offers Other Services, such as Test Prep, internships, college admission and scholarship services; rents and sells print textbooks and eTextbooks; and offers supplemental materials and textbook buyback services. Chegg, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About PCS Edventures!

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. develops, markets, and distributes technology-based educational products and services to the pre-kindergarten through university classroom, the K-12 afterschool, the private learning center, and the home school markets in the United States and internationally. Its products include PCS Edventures! Labs, a learning center that offers teaching in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); and PCS BrickLab, a system of building blocks combined with PCS curriculum resources that address technology, math, construction engineering, communication, and science principles. The company also provides PCS Digital Media Labs, which contains lesson plans, a hard cover mobile case, digital cameras, camcorders or voice recorders, accessories, and a teacher guide; and PCS Academy of Engineering Lab, a STEM based program that is designed for use in tech-ed programs and for various environments through 10 student modules, such as hardware, software, lab furniture, and curriculum. In addition, it offers PCS Edventures Robotics system, a platform that provides various robotics lab implementations to its RiQ robot kits for home users, as well as engages students in various areas, including computer programming, physics, math, and other topics; PCS Discover STEM Lab, a modular program that provides activities for afterschool facilitators in the areas of STEM; summer camp packages, which offer summer camp solutions for schools and afterschool programs; and Riot, a racing drone product. The company was formerly known as PCS Education Systems, Inc. and changed its name to PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. in March 2000. PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Boise, Idaho.

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