Critical Review: Xueda Education Group (XUE) versus Its Rivals
Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Xueda Education Group to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Xueda Education Group and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Xueda Education Group||N/A||N/A||-36.27|
|Xueda Education Group Competitors||$840.78 million||$56.64 million||5.07|
Xueda Education Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group. Xueda Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
72.5% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Xueda Education Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Xueda Education Group||-4.53%||-15.97%||-4.86%|
|Xueda Education Group Competitors||0.50%||-0.62%||1.77%|
Risk and Volatility
Xueda Education Group has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xueda Education Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average share price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xueda Education Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Xueda Education Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Xueda Education Group Competitors||66||465||476||5||2.42|
As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 10.60%. Given Xueda Education Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xueda Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Xueda Education Group rivals beat Xueda Education Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
Xueda Education Group Company Profile
Xueda Education Group is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entity (VIE), is engaged in providing private personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company has developed and implemented a results-oriented, student-centric service delivery model. The Company’s personalized service model consists of six components: assessment, consultation, formulation of a customized study plan, personalized tutoring, delivery of student-oriented supporting services and results. The Company’s learning centers are directly operated by it under its Xueda brand. The Company delivers its services to students through a national network, consisting of approximately 467 learning centers, all of which are operated by it, in 85 cities in China.
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