This is therefore a contrasting of the dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation in China Online Education Group (NYSE:COE) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NASDAQ:HMHC). The two are both Education & Training Services companies that compete with one another.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
China Online Education Group 6 0.00 N/A -2.63 0.00
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 6 0.51 N/A -1.24 0.00

In table 1 we can see China Online Education Group and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 provides us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
China Online Education Group 0.00% 41% -37.8%
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 0.00% 0% 0%


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of China Online Education Group are 0.5 and 0.5 respectively. Its competitor Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s Current Ratio is 1.2 and its Quick Ratio is 0.6. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company can pay off short and long-term obligations better than China Online Education Group.

Analyst Recommendations

China Online Education Group and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
China Online Education Group 0 0 0 0.00
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 0 1 0 2.00

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company on the other hand boasts of a $6.5 average target price and a 16.70% potential upside.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 98.7% of China Online Education Group shares and 99.1% of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company shares. 6.24% are China Online Education Group’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, 0.7% are Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company’s share owned by insiders.


In this table we provide 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)
China Online Education Group -7.98% -23.69% -2.4% -25.9% -44.19% -22%
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company 1.74% 5.22% -21.79% -42.98% -8.59% -33.97%

For the past year China Online Education Group has stronger performance than Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company beats China Online Education Group on 6 of the 8 factors.

China Online Education Group, through its subsidiaries, provides online English language education services to students in the People’s Republic of China and the Philippines. It operates online and mobile education platforms that enable students to take live interactive English lessons with international foreign teachers. The company’s flagship courses include Classic English and Classic English Junior for the development of English communication skills. It also offers various specialty courses, such as Business English, IELTS Speaking, Free-talk, Interview English, Travel English, and Daily English for situation-based English education and test preparation needs. China Online Education Group was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China.

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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