Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (NYSE: BEDU) is one of 43 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Bright Scholar Education Holdngs to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 0 0 3 0 3.00
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors 176 717 802 25 2.39

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.55%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 27.59%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ rivals have a beta of 0.39, meaning that their average stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 14.37% 12.61% 7.75%
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors -10.05% -24.81% -4.90%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $201.61 million $26.11 million 46.40
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors $505.28 million $24.86 million 11.09

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Bright Scholar Education Holdngs. Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

13.2% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.4% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Bright Scholar Education Holdngs

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited operates K-12 schools in China. Its schools comprise international schools, bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including international camps and after-school programs. As of May 31, 2018, it had a network of 67 schools with approximately 35,275 students. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China.

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