Reviewing Xueda Education Group (XUE) and Its Rivals

Xueda Education Group (NYSE: XUE) is one of 19 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Xueda Education Group to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xueda Education Group and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Xueda Education Group N/A N/A -36.27
Xueda Education Group Competitors $897.39 million $60.39 million -0.19

Xueda Education Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Xueda Education Group. Xueda Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Xueda Education Group and its competitors, 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
Xueda Education Group Competitors 65 455 472 4 2.42

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 9.46%. Given Xueda Education Group’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Xueda Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Xueda Education Group has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its stock price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xueda Education Group’s competitors have a beta of 1.16, meaning that their average stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.7% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.9% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Xueda Education Group and its competitors’ 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%
Xueda Education Group Competitors 0.50% -0.62% 1.77%

Summary

Xueda Education Group competitors beat Xueda Education Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

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.

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