TSXV:BTRU

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Executive Summary

BetterU Education Corp. provides technology gateway and marketplace for online education. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has BetterU Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: BTRU's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

0%

BTRU

-0.3%

CA Consumer Services

-1.6%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-64.3%

BTRU

1.6%

CA Consumer Services

-7.8%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: BTRU underperformed the Canadian Consumer Services industry which returned 1.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BTRU underperformed the Canadian Market which returned -7.8% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

BTRUIndustryMarket
7 Day0%-0.3%-1.6%
30 Day-28.6%-1.2%-2.8%
90 Day-37.5%19.9%5.5%
1 Year-64.3%-64.3%3.2%1.6%-4.6%-7.8%
3 Year-92.2%-92.2%36.1%30.1%7.6%-2.8%
5 Yearn/a96.6%78.0%40.9%19.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is BetterU Education's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is BetterU Education undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether BetterU Education is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as BetterU Education has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of BTRU's management and see if the CEO's compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don't know where to start, we recommend reading through BetterU Education regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Consumer Services industry.

Future Growth

How is BetterU Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

47.1%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as BetterU Education has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of BTRU’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • BetterU Education competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Consumer Services industry.

Past Performance

How has BetterU Education performed over the past 5 years?

-26.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BTRU is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BTRU is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BTRU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 26.8% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BTRU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BTRU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (3%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: BTRU's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is BetterU Education's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BTRU has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: BTRU has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BTRU has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: BTRU's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: BTRU has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: BTRU has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 22.9% each year


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Dividend

What is BetterU Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate BTRU's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate BTRU's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BTRU's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if BTRU's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of BTRU's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


Next Steps

  • Explore strong dividend paying companies in the Consumer Services industry.

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

3.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brad Loiselle

3.5yrs

Tenure

CA$218,618

Compensation

Mr. Bradley Loiselle, PMP, also known as Brad, co-founded BetterU Education Corp. in 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President since March 03, 2017. Mr. Loiselle serves as President and ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Brad's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD176.89K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Brad's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Bradley Loiselle
Co-Founder3.5yrsCA$218.62kno data
Jason Burke
Chief Financial Officer3.08yrsCA$51.21kno data
Hagai Amiel
Chief Technology Officer4.67yrsCA$155.08kno data
Dominique Jones
Chief Operating Officer2.58yrsno datano data
Bruce Chick
Vice President of Corporate & Investor Relationsno datano datano data
Sameer Vatsa
Country Head-Indiano datano datano data
Pankaj Raina
Chief Revenue Officerno datano datano data
Michael Gerrior
Corporate Secretary3.5yrsno datano data
Neel Thakkar
Financial Controllerno datano datano data

3.5yrs

Average Tenure

52yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: BTRU's management team is considered experienced (3.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Bradley Loiselle
Co-Founder3.5yrsCA$218.62kno data
Kevin Harrington
Member of Board of Advisors3.33yrsno datano data
Duncan Cowie
Director0.33yrno datano data
S. Kochhar
Member of Board of Advisorsno datano datano data
Anthony Keenan
Independent Chairman of the Boardno dataCA$118.54kno data
Vishnu Prakash
Principal Advisory to the Board of Directors0.33yrno datano data
Stewart Beck
Member of Board of Advisors3.5yrsno datano data
Junichi Hayashi
Member of Board of Advisorsno datano datano data

3.3yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: BTRU's board of directors are considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

BetterU Education Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: BetterU Education Corp.
  • Ticker: BTRU
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 2013
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: CA$1.957m
  • Shares outstanding: 78.27m
  • Website: https://www.corporate.betteru.ca

Location

  • BetterU Education Corp.
  • 1145 Hunt Club Road
  • Suite 110
  • Ottawa
  • Ontario
  • K1V 0Y3
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
BTRUTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADMar 2017
5OGADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon SharesDEEURMar 2017
BTTU.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDMar 2017

Biography

BetterU Education Corp. provides technology gateway and marketplace for online education. The company aggregates online learning from content vendors, including universities, colleges, and corporations; an ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/24 05:37
End of Day Share Price2020/09/18 00:00
Earnings2019/12/31
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.