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Zovio (ZVO) & Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Zovio (NASDAQ: ZVO) is one of 62 public companies in the “Educational services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Zovio to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Zovio and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Zovio -5.82{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} -1.19{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} -0.49{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}
Zovio Competitors 584.26{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} -55.99{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} 3.03{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}

Institutional & Insider Ownership

56.0{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of Zovio shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by institutional investors. 8.4{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of Zovio shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 18.7{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} of shares of all “Educational services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Zovio and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Zovio 0 0 0 0 N/A
Zovio Competitors 435 1234 1415 64 2.35

As a group, “Educational services” companies have a potential upside of 31.04{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb}. Given Zovio’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Zovio has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Zovio has a beta of 1.73, meaning that its stock price is 73{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zovio’s competitors have a beta of 0.41, meaning that their average stock price is 59{de3fc13d4eb210e6ea91a63b91641ad51ecf4a1f1306988bf846a537e7024eeb} less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Zovio and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Zovio $417.80 million -$54.81 million -8.09
Zovio Competitors $497.09 million $33.29 million 35.14

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

Summary

Zovio competitors beat Zovio on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Zovio

Zovio Inc operates as an education technology services company in the United States. The company’s academic institutions, Ashford University offer associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. It also operates a Web development school; and offers an online education platform that provides tutoring and online courses. The company offers its programs primarily through online; and at its campuses. As of December 31, 2019, its institutions offered approximately 1,210 courses and 90 degree programs; and had 34,722 students enrolled. The company was formerly known as Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and changed its name to Zovio Inc in April 2019. Zovio Inc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

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