TSXV:BTRU

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

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

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Fundamentals

Worrying balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Risks

  • BetterU Education has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
  • BetterU Education's last earnings update was 198 days ago.
  • BetterU Education is not covered by any analysts.

Share Price & News

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


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-25.0%

TSXV:BTRU

-0.3%

CA Consumer Services

1.2%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-85.2%

TSXV:BTRU

27.3%

CA Consumer Services

-0.1%

CA Market

BTRU underperformed the Consumer Services industry which returned 27.2% over the past year.

BTRU underperformed the Market in Canada which returned -0.2% over the past year.


Share holder returns

BTRUIndustryMarket
7 Day-25.0%-0.3%1.2%
30 Day-50.0%-1.0%4.0%
90 Day-18.2%34.4%1.4%
1 Year-85.2%-85.2%32.4%27.3%3.4%-0.1%
3 Yearn/a111.9%87.8%19.3%8.6%
5 Yearn/a253.7%180.4%19.0%2.0%

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 based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock 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 expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

24.4%

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.


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Past Performance

How has BetterU Education performed over the past 5 years?

-44.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

BetterU Education does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.

Unable to compare BetterU Education's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.

Unable to compare BetterU Education's 1-year growth to the North America Consumer Services industry average as it is not currently profitable.


Return on Equity

It is difficult to establish if BetterU Education has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.


Return on Assets

It is difficult to establish if BetterU Education has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the North America Consumer Services industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.


Return on Capital Employed

It is difficult to establish if BetterU Education improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) due to its liabilities exceeding its assets.


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Financial Health

How is BetterU Education's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

BetterU Education's short term (1 year) commitments are greater than its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

BetterU Education's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

BetterU Education has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets), this is a more serious situation compared with a high debt level.

Irrelevant to check if BetterU Education's debt level has increased considering it has negative shareholder equity.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

BetterU Education has negative shareholder equity (liabilities exceed assets) therefore debt is not covered by short term assets.


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.

BetterU Education has less than a year of cash runway based on current free cash flow.

BetterU Education has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 53.6% each year.


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate BetterU Education's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate BetterU Education's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as BetterU Education has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if BetterU Education's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as BetterU Education has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of BetterU Education's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Brad Loiselle 0

2.5yrs

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

Brad's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Canada.

Brad's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.


Management Age and Tenure

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

51yo

Average Age

The tenure for the BetterU Education management team is about average.


Board Age and Tenure

2.5yrs

Average Tenure

53yo

Average Age

The average tenure for the BetterU Education board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.


Insider Trading

More shares have been bought than sold by BetterU Education individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyCA$50,00020 Jun 19
Praveen Varshney
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,000,000
Max PriceCA$0.05

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Mike Gerrior (68yo)

    Corporate Secretary

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
  • Sameer Vatsa

    Country Head-India

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Bruce Chick

    Vice President of Corporate & Investor Relations

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Jason Burke (46yo)

    Chief Financial Officer

    • Tenure: 2.1yrs
    • Compensation: CA$51.21k
  • Dominique Jones (51yo)

    Chief Operating Officer

    • Tenure: 1.6yrs
  • Brad Loiselle

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: CA$218.62k
  • Pankaj Raina

    Chief Revenue Officer

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Hagai Amiel

    Chief Technology Officer

    • Tenure: 3.7yrs
    • Compensation: CA$155.08k
  • Neel Thakkar

    Financial Controller

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Kevin Harrington (62yo)

    Member of Board of Advisors

    • Tenure: 2.3yrs
  • Praveen Varshney (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: CA$5.08k
  • Brad Loiselle

    Co-Founder

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: CA$218.62k
  • S. Kochhar

    Member of Board of Advisors

    • Tenure: 0yrs
  • Robert, Rob Kang (53yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: CA$5.08k
  • Anthony Keenan

    Chairman of the Board

    • Tenure: 0yrs
    • Compensation: CA$118.54k
  • Raj Dewan (45yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 2.2yrs
    • Compensation: CA$4.31k
  • Vishnu Prakash

    Member of Board of Advisors

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
  • Stewart Beck

    Member of Board of Advisors

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
  • Junichi Hayashi

    Member of Board of Advisors

    • Tenure: 0yrs

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:
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: CA$3.559m
  • Shares outstanding: 79.08m
  • Website: https://www.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 Analysis2019/09/15 01:21
End of Day Share Price2019/09/13 00:00
Earnings2018/12/31
Annual Earnings2018/03/31


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.