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

Profitability

This table compares Arco Platform and its competitors’ 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%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Arco Platform and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform 0 0 4 0 3.00
Arco Platform Competitors 237 852 921 34 2.37

Arco Platform currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 13.82%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 24.95%. Given Arco Platform’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Arco Platform has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Arco Platform and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $100.06 million N/A 116.04
Arco Platform Competitors $539.47 million $36.18 million 12.30

Arco Platform’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Arco Platform. Arco Platform is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

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

About Arco Platform

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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