Xueda Education Group (XUE) vs. Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Xueda Education Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

72.3% 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Xueda Education Group has a beta of 1.56, indicating that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xueda Education Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.16, indicating that their average share price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Xueda Education Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xueda Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Xueda Education Group Competitors 65 454 472 4 2.42

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.36%. Given Xueda Education Group’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xueda Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Xueda Education Group and its rivals’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Xueda Education Group N/A N/A -36.27
Xueda Education Group Competitors $897.39 million $60.39 million 18.91

Xueda Education Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group. Xueda 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.

Summary

Xueda Education Group rivals 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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