Analyzing Sunlands Online Education Group (STG) & Its Rivals

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Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) is one of 44 public companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sunlands Online Education Group to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunlands Online Education Group -47.31% N/A -26.73%
Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors 1,881.17% -27.04% -7.20%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunlands Online Education Group 0 2 1 0 2.33
Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors 241 864 933 34 2.37

Sunlands Online Education Group presently has a consensus price target of $12.25, indicating a potential upside of 262.43%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 14.63%. Given Sunlands Online Education Group’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sunlands Online Education Group is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunlands Online Education Group $287.10 million -$134.83 million -3.93
Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors $539.47 million $36.16 million 12.52

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

26.3% of Sunlands Online Education Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Sunlands Online Education Group rivals beat Sunlands Online Education Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

Sunlands Online Education Group Company Profile

Sunlands Technology Group, through its subsidiaries, provides online education services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers various degree- and diploma-oriented post-secondary courses, including preparation courses for the self-taught higher education examination (STE) for learners pursuing associate diplomas or bachelor's degrees, as well as for the entrance examinations of master of business administration programs. Its STE courses cover 18 majors, including Chinese language and literature, law, pre-school education, project management, marketing, English, human resource management, business administration, business management, modern corporate governance, finance, financial management, advertising, accounting, energy management, administrative management, international trade, and computer information management. The company also provides professional certification preparation course offerings that cover various industries and professions, such as accounting, human resources, teaching, and finance. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1,750 self-developed learning outcome trees covering 123,000 knowledge points. The company was formerly known as Sunlands Online Education Group. Sunlands Technology Group was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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