Tarena International (TEDU) versus ChineseInvestors.com (CIIX) Financial Review

Tarena International (NASDAQ:TEDU) and ChineseInvestors.com (OTCMKTS:CIIX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tarena International and ChineseInvestors.com’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Tarena International $323.79 million 0.93 -$90.02 million ($1.57) -3.46
ChineseInvestors.com $2.35 million 8.11 -$7.40 million N/A N/A

ChineseInvestors.com has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tarena International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

27.4% of Tarena International shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Tarena International has a beta of 0.7, indicating that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ChineseInvestors.com has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Tarena International and ChineseInvestors.com, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tarena International 3 0 0 0 1.00
ChineseInvestors.com 0 0 0 0 N/A

Tarena International presently has a consensus price target of $6.90, indicating a potential upside of 27.07%. Given Tarena International’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tarena International is more favorable than ChineseInvestors.com.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tarena International -26.91% -49.52% -26.84%
ChineseInvestors.com -257.48% -464.48% -137.29%


Tarena International beats ChineseInvestors.com on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About ChineseInvestors.com

Chineseinvestors.com, Inc. provides Web-based real-time financial information in Chinese language for the Chinese population in the United States and internationally. The company offers various subscription services, including real-time market commentary and analysis in the Chinese language. The company also provides advisory services on the U.S. capital markets, the U.S. legal system, and the U.S. Securities markets; Website-based advertising services; price chart and news updated on stocks, Website research tools; and additional education services, such as courses offering basic knowledge and practical trading skills. In addition, it offers Website content comprising stock quotes, trading volumes, and pricing indicators for listed companies in the United States. Further, the company sells hemp oil, soft gels, and gummies through its Website, ChineseHempOil.com and Chinese Wellness Center. It provides in person and online courses on crypto currency investment and trading. The company offers its services through its Websites, as well as through customer support personnel at its telemarketing and customer service center. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in San Gabriel, California.

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