Financial Analysis: Laureate Education (LAUR) and Xueda Education Group (XUE)

Laureate Education (NASDAQ: LAUR) and Xueda Education Group (NYSE:XUE) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Laureate Education and Xueda Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Laureate Education N/A N/A N/A
Xueda Education Group -4.53% -15.97% -4.86%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

20.8% of Laureate Education shares are held by institutional investors. 13.1% of Laureate Education shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Laureate Education and Xueda Education Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Laureate Education 0 3 10 0 2.77
Xueda Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Laureate Education currently has a consensus price target of $17.28, indicating a potential upside of 25.55%. Given Laureate Education’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Laureate Education is more favorable than Xueda Education Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Laureate Education and Xueda Education Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Laureate Education $4.24 billion 0.12 $648.36 million N/A N/A
Xueda Education Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Laureate Education has higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group.

Summary

Laureate Education beats Xueda Education Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Laureate Education Company Profile

Laureate Education, Inc. provides higher education programs and services to students through an international network of licensed universities and higher education institutions (institutions). The Company’s programs are provided through institutions that are campus-based and Internet-based, or through electronically distributed educational programs (online). It offers its educational services through six segments: Brazil; Mexico; Andean and Iberian; Central America and United States (U.S.) Campuses; Online and Partnerships; and Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific (EMEAA). Its institutions also offer an education that emphasizes professional-oriented fields of study with undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. As of June 30, 2017, the Company’s global network of 69 institutions comprised 57 institutions it owned or controlled, and an additional 12 institutions that it managed or with which it had other relationships.

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.

Receive News & Ratings for Laureate Education Inc. Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Laureate Education Inc. and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Latest News

How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
How to Trade on Forex – 8 Steps for Beginners
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Super Nintendo World Theme Park Officially Starts Construction
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Amazon and Apple Join Foxconn to Secure Chip Business of Toshiba
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Camera Zooms In and Can Recognize Faces
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
Netflix Could See 150 Million Worldwide Subscribers
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back
LeEco Cutting Over 70% of Staff in U.S. Amidst Pull Back


Leave a Reply

© 2006-2017 Ticker Report. Google+.