Contrasting of ATA Inc. (ATAI) and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC)

ATA Inc. (NASDAQ:ATAI) and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ:LINC) have been rivals in the Education & Training Services for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATA Inc. 2 0.00 N/A -0.55 0.00
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 3 0.20 N/A -0.21 0.00

In table 1 we can see ATA Inc. and Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows us the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATA Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation 0.00% -14.2% -3.8%

Risk & Volatility

A beta of 2.98 shows that ATA Inc. is 198.00% more volatile than S&P 500. Competitively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation’s 38.00% volatility makes it less volatile than S&P 500, because of the 0.62 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of ATA Inc. are 7.8 and 7.8. Competitively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has 0.6 and 0.6 for Current and Quick Ratio. ATA Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Lincoln Educational Services Corporation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 11.9% of ATA Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 70.2% of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation are owned by institutional investors. About 18.7% of ATA Inc.’s share are held by insiders. Competitively, Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has 6.5% of it’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
ATA Inc. 0.54% -0.22% 49.67% 160.81% 465.19% 186.33%
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation -3.65% -19.21% -40.71% -38.33% 4.52% -42.19%

For the past year ATA Inc. has 186.33% stronger performance while Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has -42.19% weaker performance.


On 4 of the 7 factors ATA Inc. beats Lincoln Educational Services Corporation.

ATA Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides computer-based testing services in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company offers services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests utilizing its test delivery platform and proprietary testing technologies that are used for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries, including IT services, banking, teaching, and insurance; and administrative services, such as test registration, scheduling, fee collection, and certification fulfillment. Its e-testing platform integrates various aspects of the test delivery process for computer-based tests, from test form compilation to test scoring and results analysis; and mobile test administration platform MTS enhances test administration. The company also offers HR Select, an employee assessment solution that enables corporate human resources departments to test, benchmark, and analyze job applicants; and online education services. As of March 31, 2017, the company operated 3,147 authorized test centers. It serves governmental agencies, professional associations, and IT vendors, as well as individual online education services consumers. ATA Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China.

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