Arco Platform (NASDAQ: ARCE) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Arco Platform to related companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Arco Platform and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform 0 0 4 0 3.00
Arco Platform Competitors 238 853 922 34 2.37

Arco Platform presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 15.36%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 23.28%. Given Arco Platform’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Arco Platform has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Arco Platform and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $100.06 million N/A 118.15
Arco Platform Competitors $539.47 million $36.18 million 12.77

Arco Platform’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Arco Platform. Arco Platform 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.

Profitability

This table compares Arco Platform and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arco Platform N/A N/A N/A
Arco Platform Competitors -0.20% -79.05% -6.34%

Summary

Arco Platform beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

Arco Platform Company Profile

Arco Platform Limited, a technology company in the education sector, provides a pedagogical system with technology-enabled features to deliver educational content to private schools in Brazil. The company's curriculum solutions provide educational content from basic to secondary education K-12 curriculum in printed and digital formats delivered through its platform. As of March 31, 2018, it had a network consisted of 1,140 partner schools and 405,814 enrolled students. The company's activities also comprise editing, publishing, advertising, and sale of educational content for private schools. It serves students, teachers, administrators, and parents. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

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