Head to Head Survey: Capella Education (CPLA) versus Its Peers
Capella Education (NASDAQ: CPLA) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “General Education Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Capella Education to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Capella Education and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Capella Education Competitors||61||438||454||2||2.42|
Capella Education presently has a consensus target price of $87.00, indicating a potential upside of 24.11%. As a group, “General Education Services” companies have a potential downside of 2.34%. Given Capella Education’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Capella Education is more favorable than its rivals.
This table compares Capella Education and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Capella Education Competitors||0.80%||0.13%||2.03%|
Capella Education pays an annual dividend of $1.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Capella Education pays out 42.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “General Education Services” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 34.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility and Risk
Capella Education has a beta of 0.44, indicating that its share price is 56% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capella Education’s rivals have a beta of 1.14, indicating that their average share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Capella Education and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Capella Education||$438.59 million||$71.59 million||18.11|
|Capella Education Competitors||$909.14 million||$144.34 million||4.50|
Capella Education’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Capella Education. Capella Education 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
91.5% of Capella Education shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.8% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Capella Education shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.0% of shares of all “General Education Services” companies are held by 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.
Capella Education beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.
Capella Education Company Profile
Capella Education Company is an education services company. The Company provides direct path between learning and employment through its online postsecondary education offerings and through programs to develop job-ready skills for demand markets. The company’s segments include post-secondary segment and job-ready skills segment. The post-secondary segment has Capella University (the University) and Sophia Learning, LLC (Sophia). The job-ready skills segment has Capella Learning Solutions, LLC (CLS), Hackbright Academy, Inc. (Hackbright) and DevMountain, LLC (DevMountain). The Company’s program offers six markets, which include public service leadership; nursing and health sciences; social and behavioral sciences; business and technology; education and undergraduate studies. Capella University offers over 1,940 online courses and approximately 50 academic programs with approximately 150 specializations to approximately 38,000 learners.
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