Comparing Vitru (VTRU) & Its Peers

Vitru (NASDAQ: VTRU) is one of 68 public companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vitru to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vitru and its peers, as reported 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, indicating a potential upside of 3.91%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 61.35%. Given Vitru’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vitru has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Vitru and its peers’ 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%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vitru $100.80 million $10.11 million 31.00
Vitru Competitors $447.27 million -$3.31 million 27.61

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

Summary

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

Vitru Company Profile

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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