K12 (NYSE: LRN) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare K12 to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares K12 and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
K12 $888.52 million $450,000.00 99.56
K12 Competitors $897.39 million $60.39 million 58.96

K12’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than K12. K12 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.1% of K12 shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.3% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of K12 shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.2% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares K12 and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
K12 0.70% 4.16% 3.17%
K12 Competitors 0.50% -0.62% 1.77%

Risk & Volatility

K12 has a beta of -0.26, meaning that its share price is 126% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, K12’s competitors have a beta of 1.16, meaning that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for K12 and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
K12 0 0 1 0 3.00
K12 Competitors 65 454 472 4 2.42

K12 currently has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 31.83%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.30%. Given K12’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe K12 is more favorable than its competitors.


K12 beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About K12

K12 Inc. (K12) is a technology-based education company. The Company offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12). It provides a continuum of technology-based educational products and solutions to public school districts, public schools, virtual charter schools, private schools and families. The Company offers a set of products and services primarily to three lines of business, which include Managed Public School Programs, which consists of virtual and blended schools; Institutional business, which includes educational products and services sold to school districts, public schools and other educational institutions, and Private Pay Schools and Other, which includes private schools, including international, for which it charges student tuition and direct consumer sales. It sells individual online courses and supplemental educational products directly to families.

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