Universal Technical Institute (UTI) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) is one of 42 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Universal Technical Institute to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

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This table compares Universal Technical Institute and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Technical Institute -2.35% -7.58% -3.73%
Universal Technical Institute Competitors -13.39% -28.89% -6.90%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Universal Technical Institute and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Technical Institute $324.26 million -$8.12 million -5.92
Universal Technical Institute Competitors $516.07 million $30.04 million 18.05

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.4% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 25.6% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Universal Technical Institute and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Technical Institute 0 1 0 0 2.00
Universal Technical Institute Competitors 132 606 697 13 2.41

Universal Technical Institute presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 98.68%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 6.41%. Given Universal Technical Institute’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Universal Technical Institute is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Universal Technical Institute has a beta of 3.17, indicating that its stock price is 217% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Technical Institute’s peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Universal Technical Institute beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Universal Technical Institute Company Profile

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. provides postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. The company offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs, and specialized technical education programs through its 12 campuses under various brands, such as Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute. It also provides manufacturer specific advanced training programs, including student paid electives at its campuses; and manufacturer or dealer sponsored training at various campuses and dedicated training centers, as well as offers undergraduate diploma programs for welding and computer numerical control machining. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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