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

Profitability

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and its competitors’ 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Adtalem Global Education and its competitors, 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 currently has a consensus target price of $38.00, suggesting 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 competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Adtalem Global Education has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.2% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 13.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Adtalem Global Education and its competitors 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Adtalem Global Education. Adtalem Global Education 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

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

Adtalem Global Education Company Profile

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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