Critical Comparison: New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (EDU) vs. Its Competitors

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp (NYSE: EDU) is one of 40 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare New Oriental Education & Tech Grp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares New Oriental Education & Tech Grp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp 13.92% 16.19% 9.37%
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp Competitors -15.26% -23.60% -7.29%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.7% of New Oriental Education & Tech Grp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of New Oriental Education & Tech Grp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 26.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for New Oriental Education & Tech Grp and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp 0 1 7 0 2.88
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp Competitors 122 589 673 11 2.41

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp presently has a consensus price target of $101.17, suggesting a potential upside of 14.03%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 7.57%. Given New Oriental Education & Tech Grp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe New Oriental Education & Tech Grp is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares New Oriental Education & Tech Grp and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp $1.80 billion $274.45 million 50.99
New Oriental Education & Tech Grp Competitors $529.67 million $30.81 million 18.16

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. New Oriental Education & Tech Grp 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.

Risk & Volatility

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Oriental Education & Tech Grp’s peers have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

New Oriental Education & Tech Grp beats its peers on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About New Oriental Education & Tech Grp

New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. is a provider of private educational services in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company provides educational services under its New Oriental brand. The Company operates through seven segments, which include language training and test preparation, primary and secondary school education, online education, content development and distribution, pre-school education, overseas study consulting services and study tour. The Company offers a range of educational programs, services and products, consisting of English and other foreign language training, test preparation courses for admissions and assessment tests in the United States, the People’s Republic of China and Commonwealth countries, primary and secondary school education, development and distribution of educational content, software and other technology, and online education.

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