Nord Anglia Education (NYSE: NORD) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Nord Anglia Education to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Nord Anglia Education has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nord Anglia Education’s competitors have a beta of 1.14, meaning that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Nord Anglia Education and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
Nord Anglia Education currently has a consensus target price of $30.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.36%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 7.41%. Given Nord Anglia Education’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Nord Anglia Education has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
30.8% of Nord Anglia Education shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.6% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Nord Anglia Education and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Nord Anglia Education and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Nord Anglia Education’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Nord Anglia Education. Nord Anglia Education is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Nord Anglia Education competitors beat Nord Anglia Education on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Nord Anglia Education Company Profile
Nord Anglia Education, Inc. is an operator of international schools. As of August 31, 2016, the Company taught over 37,000 students, from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12), at its 43 schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America. The Company’s segments include China, Europe, Middle East (ME), Southeast Asia (SEA), North America and Other. The China segment includes its activities in the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Europe segment includes the Company’s activities in Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain and Poland. The ME segment includes the Company’s activities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The SEA segment includes the Company’s activities in Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam. The North America segment includes the Company’s activities in the United States and Mexico. The Other segment includes the Learning Services division.