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How to buy Bright Scholar Education stock

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Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited is an education & training services business based in the US. Bright Scholar Education shares (BEDU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bright Scholar Education employs 11,499 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Bright Scholar Education share price

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Bright Scholar Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$5.55 - $8.64
50-day moving average $5.97
200-day moving average $6.18
Wall St. target price$6.76
PE ratio 69.8795
Dividend yield $0.822 (13.89%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.08

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Is Bright Scholar Education under- or over-valued?

Valuing Bright Scholar Education stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Bright Scholar Education's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Bright Scholar Education's P/E ratio

Bright Scholar Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 70x. In other words, Bright Scholar Education shares trade at around 70x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Bright Scholar Education's EBITDA

Bright Scholar Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $412.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Bright Scholar Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Bright Scholar Education financials

Revenue TTM $3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.32%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.2%
Return on equity TTM 2.06%
Profit margin 1.99%
Book value $24.28
Market capitalisation $692.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bright Scholar Education shares

There are currently 68,309 Bright Scholar Education shares held short by investors – that's known as Bright Scholar Education's "short interest". This figure is 140.4% up from 28,414 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Bright Scholar Education shares can be evaluated.

Bright Scholar Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bright Scholar Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bright Scholar Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bright Scholar Education shares traded daily (recently around 43508.917197452). Bright Scholar Education's SIR currently stands at 1.57. In other words for every 100,000 Bright Scholar Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1570 shares are currently held short.

However Bright Scholar Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bright Scholar Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bright Scholar Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bright Scholar Education's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bright Scholar Education shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bright Scholar Education shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bright Scholar Education.

Find out more about how you can short Bright Scholar Education stock.

Bright Scholar Education share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 4.53% of net profits

Recently Bright Scholar Education has paid out, on average, around 4.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bright Scholar Education shareholders could enjoy a 2.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bright Scholar Education's case, that would currently equate to about $0.822 per share.

While Bright Scholar Education's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Bright Scholar Education is investing more in its future growth.

Bright Scholar Education's most recent dividend payout was on 23 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bright Scholar Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bright Scholar Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.55 up to $8.6417. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BEDU.US volatility(beta: 0.91)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Bright Scholar Education's is 0.9135. This would suggest that Bright Scholar Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bright Scholar Education overview

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, an education service provider, operates and provides K-12 schools and complementary education services in China and internationally. Its schools comprise international and bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including international camps and after-school programs, as well as international education consulting services. As of August 31, 2020, it operated 94 schools across 12 provinces in China, as well as 8 schools internationally with a total student capacity of 75,311 students. Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Foshan, China. .

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