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TAL Education Group
XRS : NYSE : Services
$43.23 up0.48 | 1.12%
Today's Range: 42.67 - 43.49
Avg. Daily Volume: 503,100
11/25/15 - 4:05 PM ET

Financial Analysis

TAL EDUCATION GROUP's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. The company has grown sales and net income significantly, outpacing the average growth rates of competitors within its industry.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 40.90% from the same quarter last year.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)173.33122.37
EBITDA ($mil)0.00.0
EBIT ($mil)36.5930.45
Net Income ($mil)63.4829.12

Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)538.2529.57
Total Assets ($mil)958.58739.96
Total Debt ($mil)226.94225.3
Equity ($mil)405.88288.04

Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin53.5856.49
EBITDA Margin0.00.0
Operating Margin21.1124.88
Sales Turnover0.550.5
Return on Assets11.179.68
Return on Equity26.3924.88
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio1.792.56
Interest Expense1.881.89
Interest Coverage19.4716.14

Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)79.9178.87
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share5.083.65
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume498903.0404897.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 32.03 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 21.93. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 8.23 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 2.77 and a significant premium versus the industry average of 4.72. The price-to-sales ratio is well above both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a premium. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, TAL EDUCATION GROUP proves to trade at a premium to investment alternatives within the industry.

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premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XRS 33.44 Peers 32.03   XRS NA Peers 16.09

Average. An average P/E ratio can signify an industry neutral price for a stock and an average growth expectation.

XRS is trading at a valuation on par with its peers.


Neutral. The P/CF ratio is the stock’s price divided by the sum of the company's cash flow from operations. It is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

Ratio not available.

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premium   discount
  Price to
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XRS 26.46 Peers 22.01   XRS 0.48 Peers 0.88

Premium. A higher price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher future growth expectations.

XRS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Discount. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

XRS trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
XRS 8.23 Peers 4.72   XRS 43.67 Peers 45.22

Premium. A higher price-to-book ratio makes a stock less attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

XRS is trading at a significant premium to its peers.


Average. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

XRS is expected to keep pace with its peers on the basis of earnings growth.

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premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
XRS 6.36 Peers 2.53   XRS 41.23 Peers 12.65

Premium. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

XRS is trading at a significant premium to its industry.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

XRS has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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