Head-To-Head Analysis: DeVry Education Group (ATGE) vs. Nord Anglia Education (NORD)

DeVry Education Group (NYSE: ATGE) and Nord Anglia Education (NYSE:NORD) are both mid-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

34.8% of Nord Anglia Education shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.3% of DeVry Education Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of Nord Anglia Education shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares DeVry Education Group and Nord Anglia Education’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DeVry Education Group $1.83 billion 1.14 $303.29 million $1.08 30.79
Nord Anglia Education $907.80 million 3.76 $173.60 million $0.57 57.53

DeVry Education Group has higher revenue and earnings than Nord Anglia Education. DeVry Education Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Nord Anglia Education, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares DeVry Education Group and Nord Anglia Education’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DeVry Education Group 3.80% 10.73% 7.64%
Nord Anglia Education 6.71% 22.11% 3.06%

Dividends

DeVry Education Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Nord Anglia Education does not pay a dividend. DeVry Education Group pays out 16.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

DeVry Education Group has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nord Anglia Education has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for DeVry Education Group and Nord Anglia Education, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DeVry Education Group 0 2 4 0 2.67
Nord Anglia Education 1 5 2 0 2.13

DeVry Education Group currently has a consensus price target of $34.40, suggesting a potential upside of 3.46%. Nord Anglia Education has a consensus price target of $30.50, suggesting a potential downside of 6.98%. Given DeVry Education Group’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe DeVry Education Group is more favorable than Nord Anglia Education.

Summary

DeVry Education Group beats Nord Anglia Education on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About DeVry Education Group

Adtalem Global Education Inc., formerly DeVry Education Group Inc. (DeVry Group) is a global provider of educational services. DeVry Group’s focuses on empowering its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group’s institutions offer a range of programs in healthcare, technology, business, accounting, finance and law. The Company operates in three segments: Medical and Healthcare; International and Professional Education, and Business, Technology and Management. Medical and Healthcare includes DeVry Medical International, Chamberlain College of Nursing (Chamberlain) and Carrington College. International and Professional Education consists of DeVry Brasil and Becker Professional Education. Business, Technology and Management consists of DeVry University. As of June 30, 2016, DMI operated three institutions: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

About Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education, Inc. is an operator of international schools. As of August 31, 2016, the Company taught over 37,000 students, from kindergarten through the end of secondary school (K-12), at its 43 schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and North America. The Company’s segments include China, Europe, Middle East (ME), Southeast Asia (SEA), North America and Other. The China segment includes its activities in the People’s Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Europe segment includes the Company’s activities in Switzerland, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain and Poland. The ME segment includes the Company’s activities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. The SEA segment includes the Company’s activities in Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam. The North America segment includes the Company’s activities in the United States and Mexico. The Other segment includes the Learning Services division.

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