Comparing liberal education in China (NASDAQ:CLEU) and Youdao (NYSE:DAO)

Youdao (NYSE:DAO – Get Rating) and China Liberal Education (NASDAQ:CLEU – Get Rating) are both small cap business services companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Youdao has a beta of -0.61, indicating that its stock price is 161% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, China Liberal Education has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price stock is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.3% of Youdao shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.8% of China Liberal Education shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership indicates that large fund managers, endowments, and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Notes

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Youdao and China Liberal Education, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Youdao 0 3 2 0 2.40
Liberal Education in China 0 0 0 0 N / A

Youdao currently has a consensus price target of $16.40, indicating a potential upside of 219.69%. Considering Youdao’s likely higher upside, stock analysts clearly believe Youdao is more favorable than China’s liberal education.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Youdao and China Liberal Education.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Youdao -19.57% N / A -41.24%
Liberal Education in China N / A N / A N / A

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Youdao and China Liberal Education.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Youdao $630.16 million 1.01 -$156.24 million ($1.26) -4.07
Liberal Education in China $3.91 million 10:20 a.m. -$1.25 million N / A N / A

China Liberal Education has lower income, but higher income than Youdao.


China Liberal Education beats Youdao on 5 out of 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Youdao Company Profile (Get a rating)

Youdao, Inc., an Internet technology company, provides online content, community, communication and commerce services in China. It operates through three segments: learning services, smart devices and online marketing services. The Company provides various learning content, applications and solutions, which cover topics and target people of different age groups for their learning needs through its websites and mobile applications. It offers online knowledge tools including Youdao and other dictionaries and translation tools; learning services consisting of tutoring, premium pay and other services; STEAM courses, adult and professional courses and other courses, such as the MOOC of the University of China; smart devices, such as Youdao Dictionary Pen, Youdao Listening Pod, Youdao Smart Lamp, Youdao Pocket Translator and Youdao Super Dictionary; education digitization solutions including technologies and solutions licensed to school or enterprise customers, such as Youdao Smart Learning Terminal and Youdao Smart Cloud; and online marketing services. Additionally, the company offers online courses including Youdao Premium Courses and NetEase Cloud Classroom, as well as technical support for Variable Interest Entities (VIEs). Youdao, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. Youdao, Inc. is a subsidiary of NetEase, Inc.

China Liberal Education Company Profile (Get a rating)

China Liberal Education Holdings Limited provides educational services and products under the China Liberal brand in China. The company offers jointly managed and delivered Sino-foreign academic programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate education; and degree and non-degree higher education, and upper secondary education programs in languages, liberal arts, and business. It also provides study abroad consulting and technology consulting services to Chinese universities to improve their campus information and data management system, as well as optimize their learning environment. teaching, operation and management. The Company’s consulting services include creating campus intranet solutions, customizing school management software, smart devices, installation and testing, and collecting and analyzing school management data. In addition, it develops and provides textbooks and other course materials for students enrolled in the jointly run Sino-foreign academic programs, as well as job readiness training for graduate students. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

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Margie D. Carlisle