Xueda Education Group (XUE) versus Its Competitors Critical Analysis

Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) is one of 20 public companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xueda Education Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

72.5% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.2% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xueda Education Group -4.53% -15.97% -4.86%
Xueda Education Group Competitors 0.50% -0.62% 1.77%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Xueda Education Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xueda Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Xueda Education Group Competitors 66 464 476 5 2.42

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.26%. Given Xueda Education Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xueda Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility & Risk

Xueda Education Group has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xueda Education Group’s peers have a beta of 1.17, suggesting that their average stock price is 17% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xueda Education Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Xueda Education Group N/A N/A -36.27
Xueda Education Group Competitors $897.39 million $60.39 million 0.82

Xueda Education Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group. Xueda Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Xueda Education Group peers beat Xueda Education Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

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.

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