Head-To-Head Survey: LAIX (LAIX) versus Its Rivals

LAIX (NYSE: LAIX) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare LAIX to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for LAIX and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LAIX 0 2 0 0 2.00
LAIX Competitors 290 953 1046 46 2.36

LAIX currently has a consensus price target of $6.50, suggesting a potential upside of 52.58%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 30.53%. Given LAIX’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LAIX is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LAIX and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LAIX $92.68 million -$70.99 million -1.53
LAIX Competitors $532.56 million $33.76 million 7.81

LAIX’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than LAIX. LAIX is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.4% of LAIX shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 23.5% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares LAIX and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LAIX -49.16% -303.35% -42.85%
LAIX Competitors 734.96% -405.01% -5.62%

Summary

LAIX rivals beat LAIX on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

LAIX Company Profile

LAIX Inc., an artificial intelligence company, provides online English learning services through Liulishuo mobile app in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the artificial intelligence lab operation; technology development; and loan arrangement activities. The company was formerly known as LingoChamp Inc. LAIX Inc. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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