Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (NYSE:BEDU) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

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 176 716 802 24 2.39

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 43.46%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 26.38%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

13.2% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.9% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.4% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ peers have a beta of 0.39, indicating that their average stock price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its peers’ 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 -10.05% -24.81% -4.90%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $201.61 million $26.11 million 47.40
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors $505.28 million $24.86 million 10.92

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ peers 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 peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs beats its peers 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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