LAIX (NYSE: LAIX) is one of 48 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare LAIX to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.
This table compares LAIX and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and 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 insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for LAIX and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
LAIX presently has a consensus target price 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 possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe LAIX is more favorable than its competitors.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares LAIX and its competitors 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 competitors have higher revenue and earnings than LAIX. LAIX is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
LAIX competitors 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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