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

Volatility and Risk

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a beta of 1.42, indicating that its share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ rivals have a beta of 0.39, indicating that their average share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.2% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.3% 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.

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 -10.03% -24.93% -4.90%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

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 178 723 802 25 2.39

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs presently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential upside of 40.26%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 25.34%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $201.61 million $26.11 million 48.48
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors $505.28 million $24.86 million 11.17

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.

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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