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Bright Scholar Education Holdings NYSE:BEDU Stock Report

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24 May, 2022


Company Financials
BEDU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health2/6

BEDU Stock Overview

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, an education service provider, operates and provides K-12 schools and complementary education services in China, Canada, the United states, and the United Kingdom.

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Bright Scholar Education Holdings
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$0.78
52 Week HighUS$4.42
52 Week LowUS$0.51
1 Month Change34.48%
3 Month Change-25.71%
1 Year Change-79.26%
3 Year Change-91.76%
5 Year Change-93.11%
Change since IPO-94.18%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

BEDUUS Consumer ServicesUS Market

Return vs Industry: BEDU underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned -55.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: BEDU underperformed the US Market which returned -12.9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is BEDU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
BEDU volatility
BEDU Average Weekly Movement12.2%
Consumer Services Industry Average Movement11.0%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: BEDU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: BEDU's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19943,025Wanmei Li

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, an education service provider, operates and provides K-12 schools and complementary education services in China, Canada, the United states, and the United Kingdom. Its schools comprise international and bilingual schools, and kindergartens. The company also offers a range of complementary education services, including camps and after-school programs, as well as international education consulting services.

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Fundamentals Summary

How do Bright Scholar Education Holdings's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
BEDU fundamental statistics
Market CapCN¥618.22m
Earnings (TTM)-CN¥422.15m
Revenue (TTM)CN¥1.40b


P/S Ratio


P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
BEDU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueCN¥1.18b
Gross ProfitCN¥221.52m
Other ExpensesCN¥643.67m

Last Reported Earnings

Aug 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)-3.54
Gross Margin15.80%
Net Profit Margin-30.12%
Debt/Equity Ratio92.3%

How did BEDU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Bright Scholar Education Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 3/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: BEDU ($0.78) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($4.02)

Significantly Below Fair Value: BEDU is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: BEDU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Consumer Services industry average.

PE vs Market: BEDU is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate BEDU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: BEDU is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.2x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (1.5x).

Future Growth

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

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


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 Bright Scholar Education Holdings 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.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Bright Scholar Education Holdings performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: BEDU is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: BEDU is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: BEDU is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 15.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare BEDU's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: BEDU is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (-13.3%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: BEDU has a negative Return on Equity (-19.07%), as it is currently unprofitable.

Financial Health

How is Bright Scholar Education Holdings's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 2/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: BEDU's short term assets (CN¥3.7B) do not cover its short term liabilities (CN¥4.0B).

Long Term Liabilities: BEDU's short term assets (CN¥3.7B) exceed its long term liabilities (CN¥1.8B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: BEDU's net debt to equity ratio (61.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: BEDU's debt to equity ratio has increased from 3.8% to 92.3% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: BEDU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (27%).

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if BEDU's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.

Balance Sheet


What is Bright Scholar Education Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 2/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: BEDU's dividend (14.6%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.58%).

High Dividend: BEDU's dividend (14.6%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.11%)

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Whilst dividend payments have been stable, BEDU has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years.

Growing Dividend: BEDU's dividend payments have increased, but the company has only paid a dividend for 3 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: BEDU is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its low cash payout ratio (16.7%), BEDU's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

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


Average management tenure


Wanmei Li (46 yo)



Ms. Wanmei Li has been Co-Chief Executive Officer at Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since May 8, 2020. Ms. Li has extensive experience in sales and marketing, business development, organization...

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: BEDU's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: BEDU's board of directors are considered experienced (5 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.

Ownership Breakdown

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

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
  • Ticker: BEDU
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1994
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Implied Market Cap: US$92.970m
  • Shares outstanding: 119.19m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited
  • No.1, Country Garden Road
  • Beijiao Town
  • Foshan
  • Guangdong Province
  • 528300
  • China


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/24 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/23 00:00
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.