ATA Creativity Global (AACG) and Its Peers Financial Analysis

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ATA Creativity Global and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ATA Creativity Global $24.85 million -$14.13 million -5.47
ATA Creativity Global Competitors $486.46 million -$8.36 million -18.75

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

Profitability

This table compares ATA Creativity Global and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATA Creativity Global -29.26% -27.72% -9.98%
ATA Creativity Global Competitors -0.12% -30.03% 4.82%

Risk & Volatility

ATA Creativity Global has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ATA Creativity Global’s rivals have a beta of 0.46, meaning that their average stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for ATA Creativity Global and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATA Creativity Global 0 0 0 0 N/A
ATA Creativity Global Competitors 340 1184 1450 39 2.39

As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 109.37%. Given ATA Creativity Global’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ATA Creativity Global has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.7% of ATA Creativity Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.1% of shares of all “Educational services” companies are owned by institutional investors. 52.9% of ATA Creativity Global shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.2% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

ATA Creativity Global rivals beat ATA Creativity Global on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About ATA Creativity Global

ATA Creativity Global is an international educational services company, which focuses on provision of quality learning experiences that cultivate and enhance students’ creativity. It offers a range of education services consisting primarily of portfolio training, research-based learning, overseas study counselling and other educational services through its training center network. The company was founded by Kevin Xiaofeng Ma and Walter Lin Wang in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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