Arco Platform (NASDAQ: ARCE) is one of 44 publicly-traded 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, earnings, valuation, dividends, 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 1,817.15% -53.41% -4.75%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Arco Platform and its competitors, as reported 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 243 867 935 34 2.37

Arco Platform currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 8.44%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 16.58%. Given Arco Platform’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Arco Platform has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $100.06 million N/A 109.22
Arco Platform Competitors $539.35 million $36.16 million 11.24

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 competitors beat Arco Platform 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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