Lincoln Educational Services (LINC) Competitors

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Should you be buying Lincoln Educational Services stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Lincoln Educational Services include American Public Education (APEI), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), QuantaSing Group (QSG), Vitru (VTRU), Nerdy (NRDY), iHuman (IH), Kuke Music (KUKE), RISE Education Cayman (REDU), Perdoceo Education (PRDO), and Codere Online Luxembourg (CDRO). These companies are all part of the "consumer discretionary" sector.

Lincoln Educational Services vs.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) and Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, earnings, dividends, community ranking, profitability, valuation and risk.

American Public Education received 62 more outperform votes than Lincoln Educational Services when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.00% of users gave Lincoln Educational Services an outperform vote while only 60.73% of users gave American Public Education an outperform vote.

American Public EducationOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Lincoln Educational ServicesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

American Public Education currently has a consensus price target of $15.67, indicating a potential upside of 18.51%. Lincoln Educational Services has a consensus price target of $12.13, indicating a potential upside of 21.98%. Given American Public Education's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lincoln Educational Services is more favorable than American Public Education.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Public Education
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Lincoln Educational Services
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Lincoln Educational Services has a net margin of 6.88% compared to Lincoln Educational Services' net margin of -7.87%. American Public Education's return on equity of 9.63% beat Lincoln Educational Services' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Public Education-7.87% 3.26% 1.48%
Lincoln Educational Services 6.88%9.63%4.71%

American Public Education has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln Educational Services has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Lincoln Educational Services had 2 more articles in the media than American Public Education. MarketBeat recorded 4 mentions for Lincoln Educational Services and 2 mentions for American Public Education. Lincoln Educational Services' average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat American Public Education's score of 0.17 indicating that American Public Education is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
American Public Education
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
0 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Lincoln Educational Services
0 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

79.6% of American Public Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.2% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of American Public Education shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Lincoln Educational Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Public Education. American Public Education is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lincoln Educational Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Public Education$600.54M0.39-$47.29M-$2.94-4.50
Lincoln Educational Services$378.07M0.83$26M$0.8611.56


Lincoln Educational Services beats American Public Education on 14 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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LINC vs. The Competition

MetricLincoln Educational ServicesEducational services IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$312.61M$918.02M$6.78B$7.48B
Dividend YieldN/A1.97%2.77%3.96%
P/E Ratio11.568.0617.9520.61
Price / Sales0.831.575.3280.27
Price / Cash11.9314.0527.5534.58
Price / Book1.871.965.204.30
Net Income$26M$22.24M$194.12M$213.92M
7 Day Performance3.65%11.39%3.65%1.62%
1 Month Performance-5.24%-8.05%-3.02%-3.59%
1 Year Performance67.06%4.50%3.42%8.17%

Lincoln Educational Services Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
American Public Education
4.3703 of 5 stars
Universal Technical Institute
2.1496 of 5 stars
+108.6%$492.80M$607.41M55.623,000Analyst Report
QuantaSing Group
4.408 of 5 stars
3.7533 of 5 stars
-18.1%$432.92M$393.12M22.5410,177Positive News
2.9343 of 5 stars
0 of 5 stars
N/A-42.2%$95.13M$1.03B3.81770News Coverage
Gap Up
Kuke Music
0 of 5 stars
N/A+195.1%$80.40M$17.11M0.00118Gap Down
High Trading Volume
RISE Education Cayman
0 of 5 stars
N/A-90.8%$62.21M$146.89M-7.503,621High Trading Volume
Perdoceo Education
4.026 of 5 stars
+39.5%$1.11B$710M7.744,350Upcoming Earnings
Codere Online Luxembourg
0.8788 of 5 stars
+187.0%$301.70MN/A0.00249Positive News
Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:LINC) was last updated on 4/25/2024 by Staff

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