Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) and Strayer Education (NASDAQ:STRA) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Xueda Education Group and Strayer Education, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Xueda Education Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Strayer Education has a consensus price target of $94.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.61%. Given Strayer Education’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Strayer Education is more favorable than Xueda Education Group.
Strayer Education pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Xueda Education Group does not pay a dividend. Strayer Education pays out 31.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Xueda Education Group and Strayer Education’s 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%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Xueda Education Group and Strayer Education’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Xueda Education Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Strayer Education||$449.07 million||2.10||$77.90 million||$3.21||27.47|
Strayer Education has higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
93.0% of Strayer Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Strayer Education shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Strayer Education beats Xueda Education Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Xueda Education Group
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.
About Strayer Education
Strayer Education, Inc. is an education services holding company. The Company provides post-secondary education and other academic programs, through its subsidiaries, Strayer University (the University) and New York Code and Design Academy (NYCDA). As of December 31, 2016, the University offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, nursing, public administration and criminal justice at 74 physical campuses located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States, and online. The University also offers an executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. Its subsidiary, NYCDA, provides non-degree courses in Web and application software development, primarily at its campus in New York City. Each undergraduate degree program includes courses in oral and written communication skills, as well as mathematics.
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