Strayer Education (NASDAQ: STRA) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Strayer Education to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and valuation.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Strayer Education and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Strayer Education||$449.07 million||$77.90 million||25.55|
|Strayer Education Competitors||$686.88 million||$110.73 million||4.26|
Strayer Education’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Strayer Education. Strayer Education is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Strayer Education pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Strayer Education pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “General Education Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 34.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Strayer Education and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Strayer Education Competitors||94||523||478||10||2.37|
Strayer Education currently has a consensus target price of $94.00, suggesting a potential upside of 14.63%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.99%. Given Strayer Education’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Strayer Education is more favorable than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
Strayer Education has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Strayer Education’s rivals have a beta of 1.15, indicating that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Strayer Education and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Strayer Education Competitors||0.91%||0.51%||2.22%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
93.0% of Strayer Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Strayer Education shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Strayer Education rivals beat Strayer Education on 8 of the 15 factors compared.
Strayer Education Company Profile
Strayer Education, Inc. is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online. The University also offers an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. Its subsidiary, NYCDA, provides non-degree courses in Web and application software development, primarily at its campus in New York City. Each undergraduate degree program includes courses in oral and written communication skills, as well as mathematics.
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