Financial Contrast: Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and Its Competitors

Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) is one of 120 publicly-traded companies in the “OTHER CONS DISC” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Universal Technical Institute to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

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This table compares Universal Technical Institute and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Technical Institute -2.35% -7.58% -3.73%
Universal Technical Institute Competitors -7.89% 5.08% 2.55%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Technical Institute $324.26 million -$8.12 million -5.76
Universal Technical Institute Competitors $1.74 billion $88.20 million 30.46

Universal Technical Institute’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Universal Technical Institute. Universal Technical Institute 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

62.7% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by institutional investors. 28.4% of Universal Technical Institute shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 21.4% of shares of all “OTHER CONS DISC” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Universal Technical Institute has a beta of 3.34, suggesting that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Universal Technical Institute’s peers have a beta of -31.74, suggesting that their average share price is 3,274% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Universal Technical Institute and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Technical Institute 0 1 0 0 2.00
Universal Technical Institute Competitors 438 2345 3504 149 2.52

Universal Technical Institute currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 104.08%. As a group, “OTHER CONS DISC” companies have a potential upside of 15.20%. Given Universal Technical Institute’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Universal Technical Institute is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Universal Technical Institute peers beat Universal Technical Institute on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Universal Technical Institute Company Profile

Universal Technical Institute, Inc. provides postsecondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle, and marine technicians in the United States. The company offers undergraduate degree and diploma programs, and specialized technical education programs through its 12 campuses under various brands, such as Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Marine Mechanics Institute, and NASCAR Technical Institute. It also provides manufacturer specific advanced training programs, including student paid electives at its campuses; and manufacturer or dealer sponsored training at various campuses and dedicated training centers, as well as offers undergraduate diploma programs for welding and computer numerical control machining. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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