Udemy (NASDAQ:UDMY – Get Rating) and TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL – Get Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
73.3% of Udemy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.7% of TAL Education Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 39.2% of Udemy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of TAL Education Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Udemy and TAL Education Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|TAL Education Group||0||2||2||0||2.50|
This table compares Udemy and TAL Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|TAL Education Group||-15.81%||-5.27%||-4.21%|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Udemy and TAL Education Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Udemy||$629.10 million||2.05||-$153.88 million||($1.08)||-8.23|
|TAL Education Group||$4.39 billion||N/A||-$1.14 billion||($0.32)||-17.56|
Udemy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than TAL Education Group. TAL Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Udemy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Udemy has a beta of 1.8, meaning that its stock price is 80% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TAL Education Group has a beta of -0.06, meaning that its stock price is 106% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Udemy beats TAL Education Group on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Udemy, Inc. operates a marketplace platform for teaching and learning skills in the United States and internationally. The company offers technical and business skills, and personal development courses for individual learners and enterprise customers. Its platform provides 49 million learners with access to approximately 180,000 courses through direct-to-consumer or Udemy Business offerings in approximately 75 languages. The company's courses offer learning objectives, such as reskilling or upskilling in technology and business, and soft skills, as well as learners receive access to interactive learning tools comprising quizzes, exercises, and instructor questions-and-answers. Udemy, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
About TAL Education Group
TAL Education Group operates as a holding company, which engages in the provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students. Its services are delivered through small classes, personalized premium services such as one-on-one tutoring, and online course offerings for primary and middle school students. The company was founded by Bang Xin Zhang and Yun Dong Cao on August 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.
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