Apollo Education Group (NASDAQ: APOL) is one of 19 public companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Apollo Education Group to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Apollo Education Group has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apollo Education Group’s peers have a beta of 1.15, indicating that their average share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Apollo Education Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Apollo Education Group N/A N/A -52.61
Apollo Education Group Competitors $686.88 million $110.73 million 4.79

Apollo Education Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Apollo Education Group. Apollo Education Group 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 Apollo Education Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Apollo Education Group 0.66% 1.53% 0.65%
Apollo Education Group Competitors 0.91% 0.51% 2.22%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Apollo Education Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Apollo Education Group 0 0 1 0 3.00
Apollo Education Group Competitors 94 523 478 10 2.37

As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 4.77%. Given Apollo Education Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Apollo Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.3% of Apollo Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Apollo Education Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Apollo Education Group peers beat Apollo Education Group on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

Apollo Education Group Company Profile

Apollo Education Group, Inc. is a United States-based education provider. The Company offers undergraduate, graduate, certificate and non-degree educational programs and services, online and on-campus, to working adults in the United States and abroad. Its segments include University of Phoenix, Apollo Global and Other. The University of Phoenix segment offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through its colleges and schools in a range of program areas, as well as various non-degree programs. Primarily, the University of Phoenix’s students attend classes online. It also offers educational programs and services at ground locations throughout the United States. The Apollo Global segment includes its institutions based outside the United States and its corporate operations. The Other segment includes College for Financial Planning Institutes Corporation; Western International University, Inc.; TIY Academy, LLC; Apollo Professional Development, and Apollo corporate activities.

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