Arco Platform Limited (ARCE) and Its Rivals Comparing side by side.

Arco Platform Limited (NASDAQ:ARCE) is a company in the Application Software industry and that’s how we compare it to its competitors. The contrasting will be based on the dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

98.9% of Arco Platform Limited’s shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.93% of all Application Software’s companies shares are held by institutional investors. On other hand Arco Platform Limited has 0.44% of its shares held by company insiders vs. an average of 7.86% insiders ownership for its competitors.


Table 1 has Arco Platform Limited and its competitors’ return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Arco Platform Limited 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Industry Average 4.93% 49.47% 9.43%

Earnings & Valuation

In next table we are contrasting Arco Platform Limited and its competitors’ .

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Arco Platform Limited N/A N/A 1836.92
Industry Average 46.64M 946.75M 160.91

The business has a higher price-to-earnings ratio which is currently more expensive in compare to its competitors.

Analyst Ratings

Table 3 provides breakdown of current ratings for Arco Platform Limited and its competitors.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Arco Platform Limited 0 0 3 3.00
Industry Average 1.13 2.72 3.99 2.66

Arco Platform Limited currently has a consensus target price of $27, suggesting a potential downside of -3.09%. As a group, Application Software companies have a potential upside of 53.01%. Based on the results shown earlier, Arco Platform Limited is looking more favorable than its competitors, equities research analysts’ view.


In this table we show the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Arco Platform Limited and its competitors.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Arco Platform Limited -9.82% -5.54% 2.27% 0% 0% 7.96%
Industry Average 5.93% 15.92% 23.38% 22.64% 53.81% 28.94%

For the past year Arco Platform Limited has weaker performance than Arco Platform Limited’s rivals.


Arco Platform Limited has a Current Ratio of 15.9 and a Quick Ratio of 15.6. Competitively, Arco Platform Limited’s competitors Current Ratio is 2.45 and has 2.42 Quick Ratio. Arco Platform Limited has better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Arco Platform Limited’s rivals.


Arco Platform Limited does not pay a dividend.


Arco Platform Limited beats on 3 of the 5 factors Arco Platform Limited’s rivals.

Arco Platform Limited, a technology company in the education sector, provides a pedagogical system with technology-enabled features to deliver educational content to private schools in Brazil. The company's curriculum solutions provide educational content from basic to secondary education K-12 curriculum in printed and digital formats delivered through its platform. As of March 31, 2018, it had a network consisted of 1,140 partner schools and 405,814 enrolled students. The company's activities also comprise editing, publishing, advertising, and sale of educational content for private schools. It serves students, teachers, administrators, and parents. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.