Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) and Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE:UTI) Comparing side by side

As Education & Training Services companies, Grand Canyon Education Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) and Universal Technical Institute Inc. (NYSE:UTI) are our subject to contrast. And more specifically their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Grand Canyon Education Inc. 845.50M 6.65 229.01M 4.73 25.11
Universal Technical Institute Inc. 318.86M 0.28 44.51M -1.77 0.00

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Grand Canyon Education Inc. and Universal Technical Institute Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Grand Canyon Education Inc. 27.09% 20.3% 17.1%
Universal Technical Institute Inc. -13.96% -33.3% -15.8%

Risk & Volatility

Grand Canyon Education Inc.’s current beta is 1.02 and it happens to be 2.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Universal Technical Institute Inc.’s 66.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 volatility due to the stock’s 1.66 beta.

Liquidity

3.8 and 3.8 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Grand Canyon Education Inc. Its rival Universal Technical Institute Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.2 and 1.2 respectively. Grand Canyon Education Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Universal Technical Institute Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Grand Canyon Education Inc. and Universal Technical Institute Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Grand Canyon Education Inc. 0 0 3 3.00
Universal Technical Institute Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

Grand Canyon Education Inc. has a 15.52% upside potential and a consensus target price of $136.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 0% of Grand Canyon Education Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 69% of Universal Technical Institute Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 1.3% of Grand Canyon Education Inc. shares. Competitively, 4.6% are Universal Technical Institute Inc.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Grand Canyon Education Inc. 2.33% 27.82% -1.21% -0.51% 22.6% 23.57%
Universal Technical Institute Inc. -2.29% 0% 23.47% 20.42% 27.14% -6.3%

For the past year Grand Canyon Education Inc. has 23.57% stronger performance while Universal Technical Institute Inc. has -6.3% weaker performance.

Summary

On 12 of the 12 factors Grand Canyon Education Inc. beats Universal Technical Institute Inc.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada. It offers approximately 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and certificates across nine colleges online and on ground through campus in Phoenix, Arizona; leased facilities; and facilities owned by third party employers. As of December 31, 2016, it had 81,900 students enrolled in its programs. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.