Contrasting PCS Edventures!.com (OTCMKTS:PCSV) & Gaotu Techedu (NYSE:GOTU)

PCS Edventures!.com (OTCMKTS:PCSVGet Rating) and Gaotu Techedu (NYSE:GOTUGet Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PCS Edventures!.com 17.89% -1,189.33% 27.53%
Gaotu Techedu -47.02% -92.01% -45.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.4% of Gaotu Techedu shares are held by institutional investors. 42.9% of PCS Edventures!.com shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PCS Edventures!.com and Gaotu Techedu’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PCS Edventures!.com $2.11 million 2.42 -$120,000.00 N/A N/A
Gaotu Techedu $1.03 billion 0.34 -$487.00 million ($1.86) -0.74

PCS Edventures!.com has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Gaotu Techedu.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for PCS Edventures!.com and Gaotu Techedu, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PCS Edventures!.com 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gaotu Techedu 4 1 0 0 1.20

Gaotu Techedu has a consensus price target of $2.83, suggesting a potential upside of 104.71%. Given Gaotu Techedu’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Gaotu Techedu is more favorable than PCS Edventures!.com.

Volatility and Risk

PCS Edventures!.com has a beta of 0.66, meaning that its share price is 34% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gaotu Techedu has a beta of -0.87, meaning that its share price is 187% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

PCS Edventures!.com beats Gaotu Techedu on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

PCS Edventures!.com Company Profile (Get Rating)

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.

Gaotu Techedu Company Profile (Get Rating)

Gaotu Techedu Inc., a technology-driven education company, provides online K-12 after-school tutoring services in the People's Republic of China. Its K-12 after-school tutoring courses cover various K-12 academic subjects, including mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, and political science. The company also provides foreign language courses comprising English and Japanese, as well as English test preparation courses for students taking post-graduate entrance exams; and professional courses primarily for working adults preparing for professional qualification exams, such as teacher's qualification, the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, securities qualification exams, and other exams. In addition, it offers admission courses for admission tests, including national graduate entrance examination, civil service examinations, and others. Further, the company provides other courses, including offline business consulting courses to enhance management skills for principals and other officers of private education institutions; and operates Weishi, an interactive learning platform on WeChat for instructors and students. The company was formerly known as GSX Techedu Inc. and changed its name to Gaotu Techedu Inc. in June 2021. Gaotu Techedu Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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