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Afya (AFYA) Competitors

$19.45
-0.36 (-1.82%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)

AFYA vs. PRDO, ATGE, LAUR, STRA, LRN, UTI, GHC, LOPE, TV, and BOWL

Should you be buying Afya stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Afya include Perdoceo Education (PRDO), Adtalem Global Education (ATGE), Laureate Education (LAUR), Strategic Education (STRA), Stride (LRN), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Graham (GHC), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE), Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (TV), and Bowlero (BOWL). These companies are all part of the "consumer discretionary" sector.

Afya vs.

Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) and Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, media sentiment, risk, community ranking and earnings.

Perdoceo Education has a beta of 0.93, indicating that its share price is 7% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Afya has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

In the previous week, Afya had 3 more articles in the media than Perdoceo Education. MarketBeat recorded 6 mentions for Afya and 3 mentions for Perdoceo Education. Afya's average media sentiment score of 0.91 beat Perdoceo Education's score of 0.35 indicating that Perdoceo Education is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Perdoceo Education
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Afya
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Perdoceo Education has a net margin of 22.35% compared to Perdoceo Education's net margin of 16.20%. Perdoceo Education's return on equity of 17.51% beat Afya's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Perdoceo Education22.35% 17.09% 13.88%
Afya 16.20%17.51%8.20%

93.5% of Perdoceo Education shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.0% of Afya shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Perdoceo Education shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.8% of Afya shares are held by 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.

Perdoceo Education has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Afya. Perdoceo Education is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Afya, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Perdoceo Education$710M2.15$147.65M$2.2710.24
Afya$2.97B0.61$77.38M$1.0718.18

Perdoceo Education presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 7.53%. Afya has a consensus target price of $23.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.25%. Given Perdoceo Education's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Afya is more favorable than Perdoceo Education.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Perdoceo Education
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00
Afya
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.00

Afya received 22 more outperform votes than Perdoceo Education when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 59.46% of users gave Perdoceo Education an outperform vote while only 55.93% of users gave Afya an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Perdoceo EducationOutperform Votes
44
59.46%
Underperform Votes
30
40.54%
AfyaOutperform Votes
66
55.93%
Underperform Votes
52
44.07%

Summary

Perdoceo Education beats Afya on 11 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding AFYA and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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AFYA vs. The Competition

MetricAfyaEducational services IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$1.82B$978.17M$6.48B$8.00B
Dividend YieldN/A1.60%2.77%3.91%
P/E Ratio18.187.2719.0018.66
Price / Sales0.611.425.8584.55
Price / Cash10.9322.5513.5829.27
Price / Book2.502.575.554.46
Net Income$77.38M$28.16M$186.35M$213.38M
7 Day Performance2.21%1.56%-0.33%0.46%
1 Month Performance19.47%15.99%5.24%5.46%
1 Year Performance63.86%19.02%4.09%8.74%

Afya Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PRDO
Perdoceo Education
2.7964 of 5 stars
$23.25
-0.8%
$25.00
+7.5%
+87.7%$1.53B$710M10.244,350
ATGE
Adtalem Global Education
4.1817 of 5 stars
$66.11
+1.0%
$63.33
-4.2%
+52.0%$2.49B$1.45B24.859,655Analyst Revision
LAUR
Laureate Education
4.2652 of 5 stars
$16.23
-0.9%
$17.00
+4.7%
+32.0%$2.56B$1.48B21.9328,900Positive News
STRA
Strategic Education
3.635 of 5 stars
$116.70
-1.1%
$133.50
+14.4%
+49.6%$2.87B$1.13B27.653,774Dividend Announcement
Positive News
LRN
Stride
1.9997 of 5 stars
$69.65
-0.6%
$72.00
+3.4%
+66.8%$3.03B$1.99B16.357,800
UTI
Universal Technical Institute
4.2487 of 5 stars
$14.35
-1.8%
$15.80
+10.1%
+124.9%$498.18M$682.46M39.863,000
GHC
Graham
3.3113 of 5 stars
$750.58
-1.2%
N/A+28.5%$3.33B$4.41B12.4519,900
LOPE
Grand Canyon Education
4.5824 of 5 stars
$146.18
-1.0%
$163.33
+11.7%
+31.7%$4.35B$960.90M20.445,800Positive News
TV
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B.
3.6726 of 5 stars
$3.27
-3.8%
$5.28
+61.5%
-33.9%$1.81B$4.16B-3.7632,932Dividend Increase
BOWL
Bowlero
4.3427 of 5 stars
$12.09
+0.8%
$16.57
+37.1%
+5.1%$1.80B$1.11B22.8110,083Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:AFYA) was last updated on 5/22/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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