Arco Platform (NASDAQ:ARCE) & China Liberal Education (NASDAQ:CLEU) Financial Contrast

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Arco Platform (NASDAQ:ARCE) and China Liberal Education (NASDAQ:CLEU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Arco Platform and China Liberal Education’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $139.21 million 7.16 -$2.39 million $0.49 73.92
China Liberal Education $5.26 million 4.86 $440,000.00 N/A N/A

China Liberal Education has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Arco Platform.


This table compares Arco Platform and China Liberal Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arco Platform 4.51% 4.00% 1.99%
China Liberal Education N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Arco Platform and China Liberal Education, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform 0 1 3 0 2.75
China Liberal Education 0 0 0 0 N/A

Arco Platform currently has a consensus price target of $55.75, suggesting a potential upside of 53.92%. Given Arco Platform’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Arco Platform is more favorable than China Liberal Education.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.2% of Arco Platform shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of China Liberal Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Arco Platform beats China Liberal Education on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Arco Platform

Arco Platform Limited, a technology company in the education sector, provides a pedagogical system with technology-enabled features to deliver educational content to private schools in Brazil. The company's curriculum solutions provide educational content from basic to secondary education K-12 curriculum in printed and digital formats delivered through its platform. As of March 31, 2020, it had a network consisted of 5,414 partner schools and 1,362,141 enrolled students. The company's activities also comprise editing, publishing, advertising, and sale of educational content for private schools. It serves students, teachers, administrators, and parents. Arco Platform Limited was founded in 2004 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

About China Liberal Education

China Liberal Education Holdings Limited provides educational services and products under the China Liberal brand name in China. The company offers Sino-foreign jointly managed and delivered academic programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate education, as well as diploma and non-degree higher education, and senior secondary education programs in the areas of languages, liberal arts, and businesses. It also provides overseas study consulting and technological consulting services for Chinese universities to enhance their campus information and data management system, as well as to optimize their teaching, operating, and management environment. The company's consulting services include campus intranet solution buildout, school management software customization, smart devices, installation and testing, and school management data collection and analysis. In addition, it develops and provides textbooks and other course materials to students enrolled under the Sino-foreign Jointly Managed Academic Programs, as well as offers job readiness training to graduating students. China Liberal Education Holdings Limited was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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