National American University Holdngs (NASDAQ:NAUH) and Blue Calypso (OTCMKTS:BCYP) 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 valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares National American University Holdngs and Blue Calypso’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
National American University Holdngs $77.18 million 0.14 -$12.16 million N/A N/A
Blue Calypso $1.00 million 0.46 -$3.30 million N/A N/A

Blue Calypso has lower revenue, but higher earnings than National American University Holdngs.

Profitability

This table compares National American University Holdngs and Blue Calypso’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
National American University Holdngs -18.08% -74.20% -27.35%
Blue Calypso N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.3% of National American University Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. 56.6% of National American University Holdngs shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.3% of Blue Calypso shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

National American University Holdngs has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its share price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blue Calypso has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for National American University Holdngs and Blue Calypso, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
National American University Holdngs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Blue Calypso 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Blue Calypso beats National American University Holdngs on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About National American University Holdngs

National American University Holdings, Inc. owns and operates National American University (NAU) that provides professional and technical postsecondary education primarily for working adults and other non-traditional students in the United States. It operates in two segments, NAU and Other. The company offers diploma, associate, baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business-related disciplines, such as accounting, management, business administration, and information technology; healthcare-related disciplines, including occupational therapy, medical assisting, nursing, surgical technology, and healthcare information and management; legal-related disciplines comprising paralegal, criminal justice, and professional legal studies; and higher education. It also provides courseware development, technical support, and online class hosting services to various colleges, technical schools, and training institutions in the United States and Canada. As of July 31, 2018, the company operated through 33 educational sites in Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas; and distance learning service centers and administration offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, as well as through the Internet. In addition, it engages in the real estate business, which rents apartment units; and develops and sells condominium units in the Fairway Hills Planned Residential Development area of Rapid City, South Dakota. The company was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota.

About Blue Calypso

Blue Calypso, Inc. engages in the development, licensing, and enforcement of technology and intellectual property focused on digital word-of-mouth marketing and advertising. Its intellectual property portfolio consists of 5 US patents and 11 pending patent applications that cover methods and systems for communicating and syndicating electronic offers and advertisements. The company enables retailers to harness the power and adoption that mobile devices bring to the consumer shopping experience; connect brands with store visitors; leverages their brand affinity across the social media channels; and tracks performance, monitors engagement, manages attribution, and delivers real-time analytics on client's promotions and location-based content. Its products and services include KIOSENTRIX, which provides manufacturers and brick-and-mortar retailers a way of engaging with store visitors when they are on the path-to-purchase; and Blue Calypso Labs that offer outsourced consulting and customized software development services to clients. Blue Calypso, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

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