Head to Head Analysis: Arco Platform (NASDAQ:ARCE) versus Its Peers

Arco Platform (NASDAQ: ARCE) is one of 44 public companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Arco Platform to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Arco Platform and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $100.06 million N/A 142.07
Arco Platform Competitors $562.98 million $40.46 million 9.68

Arco Platform’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Arco Platform. Arco Platform 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Arco Platform and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform 0 0 4 0 3.00
Arco Platform Competitors 249 881 949 37 2.37

Arco Platform presently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 29.61%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 13.18%. Given Arco Platform’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Arco Platform has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

58.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.4% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Arco Platform and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arco Platform N/A N/A N/A
Arco Platform Competitors 1,817.21% -53.34% -4.76%


Arco Platform peers 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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