Analyzing Xueda Education Group (XUE) & K12 (NYSE:LRN)
Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) and K12 (NYSE:LRN) are both non-cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Xueda Education Group and K12, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Xueda Education Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
K12 has a consensus price target of $18.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.89%. Given K12’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe K12 is more favorable than Xueda Education Group.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.2% of K12 shares are held by institutional investors. 18.3% of K12 shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Xueda Education Group and K12’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Xueda Education Group||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|K12||$888.52 million||0.78||$87.41 million||N/A||N/A|
K12 has higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group.
This table compares Xueda Education Group and K12’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Xueda Education Group||-4.53%||-15.97%||-4.86%|
K12 beats Xueda Education Group on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Xueda Education Group
Xueda Education Group is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and consolidated variable interest entity (VIE), is engaged in providing private personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company has developed and implemented a results-oriented, student-centric service delivery model. The Company’s personalized service model consists of six components: assessment, consultation, formulation of a customized study plan, personalized tutoring, delivery of student-oriented supporting services and results. The Company’s learning centers are directly operated by it under its Xueda brand. The Company delivers its services to students through a national network, consisting of approximately 467 learning centers, all of which are operated by it, in 85 cities in China.
K12 Inc. (K12) is a technology-based education company. The Company offers curriculum, software systems and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12). It provides a continuum of technology-based educational products and solutions to public school districts, public schools, virtual charter schools, private schools and families. The Company offers a set of products and services primarily to three lines of business, which include Managed Public School Programs, which consists of virtual and blended schools; Institutional business, which includes educational products and services sold to school districts, public schools and other educational institutions, and Private Pay Schools and Other, which includes private schools, including international, for which it charges student tuition and direct consumer sales. It sells individual online courses and supplemental educational products directly to families.
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