Sunlands Online Education Group (NYSE: STG) is one of 44 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Sunlands Online Education Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and valuation.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
26.3% of Sunlands Online Education Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.0% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sunlands Online Education Group||$287.10 million||-$134.83 million||-3.93|
|Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors||$539.47 million||$36.16 million||12.52|
Sunlands Online Education Group’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sunlands Online Education Group. Sunlands Online 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.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sunlands Online Education Group||0||2||1||0||2.33|
|Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors||241||864||933||34||2.37|
Sunlands Online Education Group currently has a consensus target price of $12.25, suggesting a potential upside of 262.43%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 14.63%. Given Sunlands Online Education Group’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Sunlands Online Education Group is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Sunlands Online Education Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sunlands Online Education Group||-47.31%||N/A||-26.73%|
|Sunlands Online Education Group Competitors||1,881.17%||-27.04%||-7.20%|
Sunlands Online Education Group rivals beat Sunlands Online Education Group on 10 of the 12 factors compared.
Sunlands Online Education Group Company Profile
Sunlands Technology Group, through its subsidiaries, provides online education services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers various degree- and diploma-oriented post-secondary courses, including preparation courses for the self-taught higher education examination (STE) for learners pursuing associate diplomas or bachelor's degrees, as well as for the entrance examinations of master of business administration programs. Its STE courses cover 18 majors, including Chinese language and literature, law, pre-school education, project management, marketing, English, human resource management, business administration, business management, modern corporate governance, finance, financial management, advertising, accounting, energy management, administrative management, international trade, and computer information management. The company also provides professional certification preparation course offerings that cover various industries and professions, such as accounting, human resources, teaching, and finance. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1,750 self-developed learning outcome trees covering 123,000 knowledge points. The company was formerly known as Sunlands Online Education Group. Sunlands Technology Group was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.
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