Head-To-Head Contrast: LAIX (LAIX) & Its Competitors

LAIX (NYSE: LAIX) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare LAIX to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.4% of LAIX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for LAIX and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LAIX 0 1 0 0 2.00
LAIX Competitors 296 967 1064 46 2.36

LAIX presently has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 107.01%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 34.72%. Given LAIX’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe LAIX is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LAIX and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LAIX $92.68 million -$70.99 million -1.13
LAIX Competitors $532.56 million $33.76 million 8.80

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

Profitability

This table compares LAIX and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LAIX -49.16% -303.35% -42.85%
LAIX Competitors 735.14% -404.89% -6.80%

Summary

LAIX peers beat LAIX on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

LAIX Company Profile

LAIX Inc., an artificial intelligence company, provides online English learning services through Liulishuo mobile app in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the artificial intelligence lab operation; technology development; and loan arrangement activities. The company was formerly known as LingoChamp Inc. LAIX Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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