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1449

Leader Education SEHK:1449 Stock Report

Last Price

HK$0.28

Market Cap

HK$186.7m

7D

-3.4%

1Y

-48.1%

Updated

15 Aug, 2022

Data

Company Financials
1449 fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health1/6
Dividends0/6

1449 Stock Overview

Leader Education Limited, an investment holding company, offers private higher education services in the People’s Republic of China.

Leader Education Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Leader Education
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceHK$0.28
52 Week HighHK$0.58
52 Week LowHK$0.27
Beta0.43
1 Month Change-3.45%
3 Month Change-24.32%
1 Year Change-48.15%
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-84.87%

Recent News & Updates

May 05
Investors Met With Slowing Returns on Capital At Leader Education (HKG:1449)

Investors Met With Slowing Returns on Capital At Leader Education (HKG:1449)

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Shareholder Returns

1449HK Consumer ServicesHK Market
7D-3.4%-1.2%-0.2%
1Y-48.1%-37.9%-21.6%

Return vs Industry: 1449 underperformed the Hong Kong Consumer Services industry which returned -37.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 1449 underperformed the Hong Kong Market which returned -21.6% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is 1449's price volatile compared to industry and market?
1449 volatility
1449 Average Weekly Movement6.0%
Consumer Services Industry Average Movement8.6%
Market Average Movement6.5%
10% most volatile stocks in HK Market12.6%
10% least volatile stocks in HK Market3.2%

Stable Share Price: 1449 is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Hong Kong stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: 1449's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2002792Laixiang Liuhttps://www.leader-education.cn

Leader Education Limited, an investment holding company, offers private higher education services in the People’s Republic of China. The company operates Heilongjiang College in Harbin City, Heilongjiang province that primarily offers undergraduate programs in the areas of engineering and business management. It also provides education and management consultancy, and technical and artificial intelligence services.

Leader Education Fundamentals Summary

How do Leader Education's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
1449 fundamental statistics
Market CapCN¥160.57m
Earnings (TTM)CN¥57.84m
Revenue (TTM)CN¥229.96m

2.8x

P/E Ratio

0.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
1449 income statement (TTM)
RevenueCN¥229.96m
Cost of RevenueCN¥127.80m
Gross ProfitCN¥102.15m
Other ExpensesCN¥44.32m
EarningsCN¥57.84m

Last Reported Earnings

Feb 28, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)0.087
Gross Margin44.42%
Net Profit Margin25.15%
Debt/Equity Ratio61.0%

How did 1449 perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is 1449 undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Peers

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Industry

  • Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • Analyst Forecast

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for 1449?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

1449 key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA8.8x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers

How does 1449's PE Ratio compare to its peers?

1449 PE Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PE ratio for 1449 vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPEEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average8.8x
2371 Chuanglian Holdings
6.9xn/aHK$263.3m
1851 China Gingko Education Group
8.2xn/aHK$370.0m
1598 China 21st Century Education Group
13.2x38.5%HK$447.6m
1756 China Vocational Education Holdings
6.9x28.9%HK$1.2b
1449 Leader Education
2.8xn/aHK$186.7m

Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: 1449 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.8x) compared to the peer average (8.8x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does 1449's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the HK Consumer Services Industry?

Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: 1449 is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (2.8x) compared to the Hong Kong Consumer Services industry average (8x)


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is 1449's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

1449 PE Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PE Ratio2.8x
Fair PE Ration/a

Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate 1449's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of 1449 when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 1449's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate 1449's fair value for valuation analysis.


Analyst Price Targets

What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?

Analyst Forecast: Insufficient data to show price forecast.


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Future Growth

How is Leader Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score

0/6

Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


35.9%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Leader Education has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

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  • Take a look at our analysis of 1449’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Leader Education competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.

Past Performance

How has Leader Education performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

3/6

Past Performance Score 3/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-2.3%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 1449 has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 1449's current net profit margins (25.2%) are lower than last year (26.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 1449's earnings have declined by 2.3% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 1449's earnings growth over the past year (31.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-2.3% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: 1449 earnings growth over the past year (31.9%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 16.7%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: 1449's Return on Equity (6.5%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is Leader Education's financial position?

Financial Health Score

1/6

Financial Health Score 1/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 1449's short term assets (CN¥177.8M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥406.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: 1449's short term assets (CN¥177.8M) do not cover its long term liabilities (CN¥651.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 1449's net debt to equity ratio (43%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if 1449's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 1449's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (17%).

Interest Coverage: 1449's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.2x coverage).


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is Leader Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Cash Flow Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 1449's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 1449's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 1449's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 1449's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as 1449 has not reported any payouts.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.5yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Laixiang Liu (56 yo)

2.5yrs

Tenure

CN¥1,016,000

Compensation

Mr. Laixiang Liu serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board at Leader Education Limited since February 19, 2020. He is the founder of the Company, its subsidiaries and the consolidated affil...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Laixiang's total compensation ($USD150.68K) is below average for companies of similar size in the Hong Kong market ($USD246.34K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Laixiang's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: 1449's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: 1449's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Leader Education Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Leader Education Limited
  • Ticker: 1449
  • Exchange: SEHK
  • Founded: 2002
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Implied Market Cap: HK$186.667m
  • Shares outstanding: 666.67m
  • Website: https://www.leader-education.cn

Number of Employees


Location

  • Leader Education Limited
  • Qunying Jie No. 33
  • Xueyuan Road
  • Harbin
  • Heilongjiang Province
  • 150025
  • China

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/08/15 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/08/15 00:00
Earnings2022/02/28
Annual Earnings2021/08/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.