Vitru (NASDAQ:VTRU) and Scientific Learning (OTCMKTS:SCIL) Financial Comparison

Vitru (NASDAQ:VTRUGet Rating) and Scientific Learning (OTCMKTS:SCILGet Rating) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Vitru and Scientific Learning’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitru $116.98 million 3.23 $13.09 million $0.56 28.93
Scientific Learning $15.80 million N/A -$340,000.00 N/A N/A

Vitru has higher revenue and earnings than Scientific Learning.

Profitability

This table compares Vitru and Scientific Learning’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vitru 10.96% 8.79% 5.55%
Scientific Learning N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Vitru and Scientific Learning, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vitru 0 0 1 0 3.00
Scientific Learning 0 0 0 0 N/A

Vitru currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 48.15%. Given Vitru’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vitru is more favorable than Scientific Learning.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.4% of Vitru shares are held by institutional investors. 16.1% of Scientific Learning shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Vitru beats Scientific Learning on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Vitru Company Profile (Get Rating)

Vitru Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a distance learning education company in the postsecondary digital education market in Brazil. It operates through three segments: Digital Education Undergraduate Courses, Continuing Education Courses, and On-Campus Undergraduate Courses. The company offers digital education undergraduate courses in hybrid methodology, which consists of weekly in-person meetings with on-site tutors. Its courses primarily comprise pedagogy, business administration, accounting, physical education, engineering, vocational education, and health-related courses. The company also offers continuing education courses primarily in pedagogy, finance, and business, as well as in other subjects, such as law, engineering, IT, and health-related courses through hybrid model, online, and on-campus. In addition, it operates 8 campuses that provides traditional on campus undergraduate courses, including business administration, accounting, physical education, engineering, law, and health-related courses. Vitru Limited was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Scientific Learning Company Profile (Get Rating)

Scientific Learning Corporation, an education company, develops, distributes, and licenses technology that accelerates learning by enhancing the processing efficiency of the brain. Its flagship Fast ForWord, a Web-based product, comprises Fast ForWord Language for elementary learners and Fast ForWord Literacy for adolescent learners that build foundational reading and language skills to help districts move below grade level learners to learn in the general classroom, and Fast ForWord Reading, which builds learning capacity through developing cognitive skills using exercises focusing on phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, spelling, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. The company also provides Reading Assistant that offers a one-on-one reading tutor for learners; ResultsNow!, an online hosting and support solution for its Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant products; and BrainPro services targeted at learners who are below grade level. In addition, it offers on-site product training, technical installation, implementation management, consulting, and Web-based synchronous and asynchronous professional development services; and software technical update releases, as well as extensive telephone, email, and chat support services. The company offers learning solutions primarily to educational institutions, speech and language clinics, learning centers, and parents. Scientific Learning Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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