Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE)’s Financial Results Comparing With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC)

Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC) compete against each other in the Education & Training Services sector. We will compare them and contrast their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Adtalem Global Education Inc. 47 2.18 N/A 2.18 20.02
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 8 0.52 N/A -1.12 0.00

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share (EPS), top-line revenue and valuation of Adtalem Global Education Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.


Table 2 demonstrates the return on equity, return on assets and net margins of Adtalem Global Education Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adtalem Global Education Inc. 0.00% 7.5% 4.8%
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 0.00% -12.2% -3.7%

Risk and Volatility

A 0.92 beta means Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s volatility is 8.00% less than S&P 500’s volatility. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s 18.00% less volatile than S&P 500 volatility due to the stock’s 0.82 beta.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Adtalem Global Education Inc. are 1.7 and 1.7. Competitively, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has 1.4 and 1.1 for Current and Quick Ratio. Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.

Analyst Recommendations

Adtalem Global Education Inc. and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adtalem Global Education Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 0 0 1 3.00

Competitively Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has an average price target of $11, with potential upside of 98.56%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 99.6% of Adtalem Global Education Inc. shares and 95.2% of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares. About 0.1% of Adtalem Global Education Inc.’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company has 0.4% of it’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we show 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)
Adtalem Global Education Inc. -1.42% -10.79% -9.35% -24.6% -3.25% -7.59%
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company -17.45% -15.82% -32.44% -18.25% 0.89% -23.14%

For the past year Adtalem Global Education Inc. was less bearish than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.


Adtalem Global Education Inc. beats Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company on 8 of the 9 factors.

Adtalem Global Education Inc. provides educational services worldwide. It operates through four segments: Medical and Healthcare, Professional Education, Technology and Business, and U.S. Traditional Postsecondary. The Medical and Healthcare segment operates Chamberlain University, which provides pre and post-licensure bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree programs in nursing through campus and online; American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine, which provide medical education; and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine that offers veterinary education. The Professional Education segment operates Becker Professional Education, which provides professional education serving the accounting, finance, project management, and healthcare professions. The Technology and Business segment operates approximately 13 institutions that offer undergraduate and graduate programs primarily in the areas of technology, engineering, business, management, medical, healthcare, and law, as well as legal bar exam review courses and review courses for tests required for diplomatic careers. The Business, Technology and Management segment operates DeVry University that offer career-oriented master's, bachelor's, and associate degree and certificate programs in technology, science, business, and the arts. The company was formerly known as DeVry Education Group Inc. and changed its name to Adtalem Global Education Inc. in May 2017. Adtalem Global Education Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company provides content, services, and technology solutions for educational institutions and consumers. It primarily delivers kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) education content. The company operates in two segments, Education and Trade Publishing. The Education segment offers various comprehensive curriculum programs that focus on reading, literature and language arts, mathematics, science, world languages, and social studies for the pre-K-12 market; and comprehensive intervention solutions for assisting English language learners, as well as products providing incremental instruction in a particular subject area. It also provides professional books and developmental resources to pre-K-12 teachers; and consulting services, such as learning resources that are supported with professional development in classroom assessment, digital implementation, teacher effectiveness, and high-impact leadership. In addition, this segment offers district and state level solutions focused on cognitive and formative assessment tools, and platform solutions; sells educational solutions; and provides early learning services. The Trade Publishing segment develops, markets, and sells consumer books in print and digital format, as well as licenses book rights to other publishers and electronic businesses. This segment provides a library of general interest, young readers, and reference materials, including adult and childrenÂ’s fiction and non-fiction books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company serves approximately 50 million students in approximately 150 countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as HMH Holdings (Delaware), Inc. and changed its name to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company in October 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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