LAIX (LAIX) vs. Its Peers Head-To-Head Analysis

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

12.4% of LAIX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.8% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for LAIX and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LAIX 0 2 0 0 2.00
LAIX Competitors 293 955 1055 46 2.36

LAIX currently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 58.92%. As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 27.69%. Given LAIX’s higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe LAIX is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares LAIX and its peers’ 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%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares LAIX and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LAIX $92.68 million -$70.99 million -1.47
LAIX Competitors $532.56 million $33.76 million 9.02

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

Summary

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

About LAIX

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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