HLG Stock Overview
Hailiang Education Group Inc. provides K-12 educational and management services in the People’s Republic of China.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$13.60|
|52 Week High||US$38.00|
|52 Week Low||US$9.28|
|1 Month Change||2.49%|
|3 Month Change||8.11%|
|1 Year Change||-61.98%|
|3 Year Change||-78.58%|
|5 Year Change||-12.82%|
|Change since IPO||51.11%|
Recent News & Updates
Hailiang Education gets 2 deficiency notices from Nasdaq
Hailiang Education (NASDAQ:HLG) said Wednesday it received 2 deficiency notices from Nasdaq as it is not in compliance with continued listing rules. This is because HLG failed to timely file its semi-annual financial information for the half year ended Dec. 31 with the SEC and failed to hold an annual shareholder meeting within 12 months of the end of its fiscal year. For its H1 2022 financial report, HLG has 60 days from the date of the notice to submit a plan to regain compliance. If Nasdaq accepts the plan, it may grant an exception till Dec. 27 to regain compliance. For the 2022 AGM, HLG has 45 days to submit a plan to regain compliance. If the plan is accepted, Nasdaq may grant HLG an extension till Dec. 27 to regain compliance. HLG failed to timely file the financial report and hold the AGM as it has been focusing on its going private deal.
Hailiang Sees The Writing On The China Blackboard
China's sweeping private education reform, known locally as “double reduction,” included the banning of after-school tutoring on weekends and public holidays, and the requirement that all private sector operators get official education licenses and run on a non-profit basis. Hailiang was relatively less affected by recent government-led cleanup of private education sector, but still faces large uncertainties. Hailiang Education Group announced last week that it has received a buyout offer from a group led by its founder Feng Hailiang.
|HLG||US Consumer Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: HLG underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned -23.5% over the past year.
Return vs Market: HLG underperformed the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.
|HLG Average Weekly Movement||5.6%|
|Consumer Services Industry Average Movement||9.1%|
|Market Average Movement||7.6%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||17.1%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.1%|
Stable Share Price: HLG is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: HLG's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Hailiang Education Group Inc. provides K-12 educational and management services in the People’s Republic of China. The company operates 14 affiliated schools; and 27 managed schools. It offers K-12 student management, high school curriculum education, and operation and management services, including branding, academic management, education resources, school culture, admission, finance, human resources, procurement, IT, internal audit, and property and logistics management services, as well as after-school enrichment, accommodations, and transportation services.
Hailiang Education Group Fundamentals Summary
|HLG fundamental statistics|
Is HLG overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|HLG income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||CN¥728.59m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2021
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||18.74|
|Net Profit Margin||35.11%|
How did HLG perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is HLG undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for HLG?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is HLG's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does HLG's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|HLG PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
UTI Universal Technical Institute
LINC Lincoln Educational Services
PRDO Perdoceo Education
HLG Hailiang Education Group
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: HLG is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.9x) compared to the peer average (16.3x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does HLG's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Consumer Services Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: HLG is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (4.9x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (19.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is HLG'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.
|Current PE Ratio||4.9x|
|Fair PE Ratio||n/a|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate HLG's Price-To-Earnings Fair Ratio for valuation analysis.
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of HLG when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: HLG ($13.6) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($138.49)
Significantly Below Fair Value: HLG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
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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How is Hailiang Education Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Future Growth Score0/6
Future Growth Score 0/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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 Hailiang Education Group 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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- Examine whether Hailiang Education Group is trading at an attractive price based on how much it is expected to earn in the future, and relative to its industry peers and the wider market.
How has Hailiang Education Group performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score4/6
Past Performance Score 4/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Last years earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: HLG has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: HLG's current net profit margins (35.1%) are higher than last year (34.1%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: Insufficient data to determine if HLG's year-on-year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: Insufficient data to compare HLG's past year earnings growth to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: HLG earnings growth over the past year (38%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: HLG's Return on Equity (21.7%) is considered high.
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How is Hailiang Education Group's financial position?
Financial Health Score4/6
Financial Health Score 4/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: HLG's short term assets (CN¥849.7M) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥1.0B).
Long Term Liabilities: HLG's short term assets (CN¥849.7M) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥35.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: HLG has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if HLG's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: HLG's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (1961.6%).
Interest Coverage: HLG earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Hailiang Education Group current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate HLG's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate HLG'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 HLG's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if HLG'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 HLG has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Junwei Chen (30 yo)
Mr. Junwei Chen serves Chairman of the Board at Hailiang Education Group Inc. since June 23, 2020. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Hailiang Education Group Inc. since June 23, 2020. He...
Experienced Management: HLG's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: HLG's board of directors are considered experienced (5.8 years average tenure).
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.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Hailiang Education Group Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Hailiang Education Group Inc.
- Ticker: HLG
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1995
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$350.583m
- Shares outstanding: 25.78m
- Website: https://www.hailiangedu.com
Number of Employees
- Hailiang Education Group Inc.
- 1508 Binsheng Road
- Binjiang District
- Zhejiang Province
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/08/18 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/08/18 00:00|
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.