Adtalem Global Education (NASDAQ: ATGE) is one of 22 public companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Adtalem Global Education to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

67.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.9% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Adtalem Global Education has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Adtalem Global Education’s rivals have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Adtalem Global Education 9.76% 10.35% 7.63%
Adtalem Global Education Competitors 1.05% 0.01% 2.17%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Adtalem Global Education and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Adtalem Global Education 0 1 0 0 2.00
Adtalem Global Education Competitors 67 467 505 3 2.43

Adtalem Global Education presently has a consensus target price of $38.00, indicating a potential downside of 0.39%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.60%. Given Adtalem Global Education’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Adtalem Global Education has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Adtalem Global Education N/A N/A 22.18
Adtalem Global Education Competitors $896.76 million $56.11 million 12.33

Adtalem Global Education’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Adtalem Global Education. Adtalem Global Education 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.

Summary

Adtalem Global Education rivals beat Adtalem Global Education on 8 of the 11 factors compared.

About Adtalem Global Education

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly DeVry Education Group Inc. (DeVry Group) is a global provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management. Medical and Healthcare includes DeVry Medical International, Chamberlain College of Nursing (Chamberlain) and Carrington College. International and Professional Education consists of DeVry Brasil and Becker Professional Education. Business, Technology and Management consists of DeVry University. As of June 30, 2016, DMI operated three institutions: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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