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How to buy China Distance Education (DL) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in China Distance Education stocks.

China Distance Education is an education & training services business based in the US. China Distance Education stocks (DL.US) are listed on the NYSE ARCA and all prices are listed in US Dollars. China Distance Education employs 2,457 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $209.6 million.

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China Distance Education stock price (NYSE ARCA:DL)

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China Distance Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-16.
52-week range$0.00 - $0.00
50-day moving average $9.68
200-day moving average $9.36
Wall St. target price$9.00
PE ratio 31.4887
Dividend yield $0.58 (8.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.31

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Is it a good time to buy China Distance Education stock?

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Is China Distance Education under- or over-valued?

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

China Distance Education's P/E ratio

China Distance 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 31x. In other words, China Distance Education shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

China Distance Education's PEG ratio

China Distance Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4087. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into China Distance Education's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

China Distance Education's EBITDA

China Distance Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $32 million.

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

China Distance Education financials

Revenue TTM $209.6 million
Operating margin TTM 8.97%
Gross profit TTM $108 million
Return on assets TTM 3.12%
Return on equity TTM 6.49%
Profit margin 4.98%
Book value $2.31
Market capitalisation $332.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

China Distance Education share dividends

We're not expecting China Distance Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

China Distance Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, China Distance Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0 up to $0. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DL.US volatility(beta: 0.92)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE ARCA average) beta is 1, while China Distance Education's is 0.9225. This would suggest that China Distance Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

China Distance Education overview

China Distance Education Holdings Limited primarily provides online and offline education services, and sells related products in the People's Republic of China. It operates in three segments: Professional Education Services, Business Start-Up Training Services, and The Sale of Learning Simulation Software. The company offers online professional education services in accounting, healthcare, engineering and construction, and legal education industries; and other professional education courses, such as online test-preparation courses for self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees, and accounting practical skills training courses for college students and working professionals. As of September 30, 2020, it operated 19 Websites. The company also operates an Open Learning Platform, a proprietary education platform to share educational content and deliver live courses online; and sells proprietary books and reference materials. In addition, it provides business start-up training services to university students, job seekers, and individuals; offline accounting, tax, healthcare, and legal professional training services to accounting firms and the general public; and courseware production and online platform development services, as well as sells learning simulation software to the college market. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Beijing, the People's Republic of China.

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