Comparing Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (BEDU) & Its Competitors

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals, 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 173 711 798 24 2.39

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs presently has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.80%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 23.77%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs N/A N/A N/A
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors -11.75% -21.05% -4.95%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $201.61 million N/A 46.32
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Competitors $513.07 million $24.94 million 11.31

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bright Scholar Education Holdngs. Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 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.

Risk & Volatility

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

13.2% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 24.8% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Company Profile

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 January 23, 2018, it had a network of 60 schools with approximately 33,916 students. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China.

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