Arco Platform (ARCE) and Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Head to Head Comparison

Arco Platform (NASDAQ:ARCE) and Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Arco Platform and Grand Canyon Education, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform 0 0 4 0 3.00
Grand Canyon Education 0 0 4 0 3.00

Arco Platform currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, indicating a potential downside of 26.23%. Grand Canyon Education has a consensus target price of $134.25, indicating a potential upside of 16.89%. Given Grand Canyon Education’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Grand Canyon Education is more favorable than Arco Platform.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.9% of Grand Canyon Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.0% of Grand Canyon Education shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Arco Platform and Grand Canyon Education’s 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
Grand Canyon Education 29.80% 21.50% 18.16%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Arco Platform and Grand Canyon Education’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform $100.06 million 7.66 $5.65 million $0.27 135.56
Grand Canyon Education $845.50 million 6.55 $229.01 million $5.09 22.56

Grand Canyon Education has higher revenue and earnings than Arco Platform. Grand Canyon Education is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Arco Platform, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Grand Canyon Education beats Arco Platform on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

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, 2019, it had a network consisted of 1,462 partner schools and 498,553 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 based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

About Grand Canyon Education

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. provides education services in the United States. It offers technology and academic, counseling and support, and marketing and communication services, as well as back office services, such as financial aid processing, accounting, reporting, tax, human resources, and procurement services to the Grand Canyon University. The company, through its subsidiary Orbis Education Services, LLC, provides support services for healthcare education programs in 17 universities. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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