Critical Comparison: TAL Education Group (TAL) & The Competition
TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) is one of 20 public companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare TAL Education Group to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for TAL Education Group and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TAL Education Group||0||2||9||0||2.82|
|TAL Education Group Competitors||61||437||454||2||2.42|
TAL Education Group presently has a consensus target price of $28.29, indicating a potential downside of 17.18%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential upside of 2.80%. Given TAL Education Group’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TAL Education Group has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Volatility and Risk
TAL Education Group has a beta of 0.26, indicating that its stock price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TAL Education Group’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.6% of TAL Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of TAL Education Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares TAL Education Group and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TAL Education Group||11.14%||19.47%||7.05%|
|TAL Education Group Competitors||0.80%||0.13%||2.03%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares TAL Education Group and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TAL Education Group||$1.17 billion||$182.99 million||141.36|
|TAL Education Group Competitors||$909.14 million||$144.34 million||4.53|
TAL Education Group has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. TAL Education Group is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
TAL Education Group beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About TAL Education Group
TAL Education Group is a holding company for a group of companies engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company is a K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. The Company’s Xueersi Peiyou small classes course consists of approximately four semesters, which include approximately two school semesters in Spring and Fall, and approximately two holiday semesters in summer and winter. It operates a Website, www.jzb.com, which is an online education platform in China. It offers personalized premium services under its Zhikang brand. It offers online courses through www.xueersi.com. Through www.xueersi.com, the Company offers online courses on mathematics, English, Chinese, physics, chemistry, biology and other subjects. It also offers select online courses through other Websites. The Company has over 10 call centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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