Arco Platform (NASDAQ: ARCE) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Arco Platform to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.9% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Arco Platform and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Arco Platform Competitors||1,817.15%||-53.41%||-4.75%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Arco Platform and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Arco Platform||$100.06 million||N/A||112.70|
|Arco Platform Competitors||$539.35 million||$36.16 million||11.05|
Arco Platform’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Arco Platform. Arco Platform is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Arco Platform and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Arco Platform Competitors||242||866||935||34||2.37|
Arco Platform presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 11.27%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 14.54%. Given Arco Platform’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Arco Platform has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Arco Platform rivals beat Arco Platform on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
About Arco Platform
Arco Platform Limited, a technology company in the education sector, provides a pedagogical system with technology-enabled features to deliver educational content to private schools in Brazil. The company's curriculum solutions provide educational content from basic to secondary education K-12 curriculum in printed and digital formats delivered through its platform. As of March 31, 2018, it had a network consisted of 1,140 partner schools and 405,814 enrolled students. The company's activities also comprise editing, publishing, advertising, and sale of educational content for private schools. It serves students, teachers, administrators, and parents. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
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