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Universal Technical Institute is Among the Companies in the Education Services Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (UTI, BPI, EDU, LOPE, LRN)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Universal Technical Institute ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 30.97. Following is Bridgepoint Education with a a P/E ratio of 19.48. New Oriental Education & Technology ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 19.04.

Grand Canyon Education follows with a a P/E ratio of 16.56, and K12 rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 16.41.

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Ticker(s): UTI BPI EDU LOPE LRN