Analyzing DeVry Education Group (ATGE) & The Competition

DeVry Education Group (NYSE: ATGE) is one of 22 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare DeVry Education Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability



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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DeVry Education Group 6.17% 10.24% 7.24%
DeVry Education Group Competitors 0.86% -0.43% 1.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DeVry Education Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
DeVry Education Group $1.81 billion $122.28 million 22.18
DeVry Education Group Competitors $897.39 million $60.39 million 11.99

DeVry Education Group has higher revenue and earnings than its peers. DeVry Education Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.0% of DeVry Education Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

DeVry Education Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. DeVry Education Group pays out 10.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “General Education Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 35.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for DeVry Education Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DeVry Education Group 0 2 1 0 2.33
DeVry Education Group Competitors 65 452 470 3 2.42

DeVry Education Group presently has a consensus price target of $38.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.92%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 6.60%. Given DeVry Education Group’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe DeVry Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

DeVry Education Group has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, DeVry Education Group’s peers have a beta of 1.05, meaning that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

DeVry Education Group peers beat DeVry Education Group on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About DeVry Education Group

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly DeVry Education Group Inc. (DeVry Group) is a global provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management. Medical and Healthcare includes DeVry Medical International, Chamberlain College of Nursing (Chamberlain) and Carrington College. International and Professional Education consists of DeVry Brasil and Becker Professional Education. Business, Technology and Management consists of DeVry University. As of June 30, 2016, DMI operated three institutions: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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