Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (BEDU) versus Hailiang Education Group (HLG) Financial Contrast

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs (NYSE:BEDU) and Hailiang Education Group (NASDAQ:HLG) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hailiang Education Group has a beta of 0.07, indicating that its share price is 93% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.3% of Bright Scholar Education Holdngs shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Hailiang Education Group shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and Hailiang Education Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 0 1 1 0 2.50
Hailiang Education Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs presently has a consensus price target of $10.28, indicating a potential downside of 0.96%. Given Bright Scholar Education Holdngs’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Bright Scholar Education Holdngs is more favorable than Hailiang Education Group.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and Hailiang Education Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs $251.66 million 5.25 $36.15 million $0.30 34.60
Hailiang Education Group $171.86 million 7.69 $34.21 million N/A N/A

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs has higher revenue and earnings than Hailiang Education Group.

Profitability

This table compares Bright Scholar Education Holdngs and Hailiang Education Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bright Scholar Education Holdngs 14.38% 10.40% 6.98%
Hailiang Education Group N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs beats Hailiang Education Group on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bright Scholar Education Holdngs Company Profile

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited operates K-12 schools in China. Its schools comprise international schools, bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including international camps and after-school programs, as well as international education consulting services. As of December 31, 2018, it operated 68 schools across 8 provinces in China. Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China.

Hailiang Education Group Company Profile

Hailiang Education Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides K-12 educational services in the People's Republic of China. The company operates six affiliated schools that include Hailiang Primary School, Hailiang Junior Middle School, Hailiang Senior Middle School, Hailiang High School of Art, Hailiang Experimental High School, and Hailiang Foreign Language School; and sixteen managed schools. It also offers management consulting, educational training and logistic, hotel management, sports activities consulting, school management, and purchasing and transportation services, as well as after-school enrichment program, overseas study trip, and international study programs. In addition, the company's schools offer basic educational programs and international programs at the primary school, middle school, and high school levels, as well as courses designed for students to become admitted to programs, such as A-levels courses for the United Kingdom universities, SAT courses for the United States universities, and VCE courses for the Australia universities for students planning to apply to undergraduate programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. As of June 30, 2018, it had 22,110 students enrolled in its schools. Hailiang Education Group Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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