Head-To-Head Contrast: LAIX (LAIX) vs. Its Peers

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LAIX (NYSE: LAIX) is one of 48 public companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare LAIX to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares LAIX and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LAIX -49.16% -303.35% -42.85%
LAIX Competitors 735.14% -404.89% -6.80%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for LAIX and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LAIX 0 1 0 0 2.00
LAIX Competitors 296 969 1066 46 2.36

LAIX presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 105.05%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 32.51%. Given LAIX’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe LAIX is more favorable than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LAIX and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LAIX $92.68 million -$70.99 million -1.14
LAIX Competitors $532.56 million $33.76 million 7.83

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.4% of LAIX shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by 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.

Summary

LAIX competitors beat LAIX on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

About LAIX

LAIX Inc., an artificial intelligence company, provides online English learning services through Liulishuo mobile app in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the artificial intelligence lab operation; technology development; and loan arrangement activities. The company was formerly known as LingoChamp Inc. LAIX Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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