Head-To-Head Survey: Vitru (VTRU) & Its Peers

Vitru (NASDAQ: VTRU) is one of 68 publicly-traded companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Vitru to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Vitru and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vitru N/A N/A N/A
Vitru Competitors 603.98% -13.24% 5.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.4% of Vitru shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.2% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.9% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vitru and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitru $100.80 million $10.11 million 31.33
Vitru Competitors $447.27 million -$3.31 million 27.62

Vitru’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vitru. Vitru is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Vitru and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vitru 0 1 4 0 2.80
Vitru Competitors 295 1096 1391 38 2.42

Vitru presently has a consensus price target of $16.75, suggesting a potential upside of 2.81%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 61.40%. Given Vitru’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vitru has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Vitru competitors beat Vitru on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Vitru

Vitru Limited, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a distance learning education company in the postsecondary digital education market in Brazil. It operates through three segments: Distance Learning Undergraduate Courses, Continuing Education Courses, and On-Campus Undergraduate Courses. The company offers distance learning undergraduate courses in hybrid methodology, which consists of weekly in-person meetings with on-site tutors. Its courses primarily comprise pedagogy, business administration, accounting, physical education, vocational, engineering, and health-related courses. The company also offer continuing education courses primarily in pedagogy, finance and business, as well as in other subjects, such as law, engineering, IT, and health-related courses through hybrid model, online, and on-campus. In addition, it operates 10 campuses that offers traditional on campus undergraduate courses, including business administration, accounting, physical education, vocational, engineering, law, and health-related courses. Vitru Limited was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil.

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