China New Higher Education (2001.HK) Received Increased Target Prices from Multiple Well-known Investment-Banks with Highest being $8.07 HKD
(September 14, 2020, Hong Kong) China New Higher Education Group Limited (“New Higher Education Group”, collectively called the “Group” together with its affiliated companies; stock code: 2001.HK) recently announced its interim results for the first six months of 2020, maintaining strong growth and continuous dividend payment. Many investment banks/securities brokers, including Citibank, CLSA, CICC, CMS, DBS Bank, etc. are optimistic about the Group’s future growth, by increasing target prices, and all maintain the rating of “Buy / Overweight”. The highest target price among them is $8.07 HKD.
Investment Banks/ Securities Brokers
First Shanghai Group
Up from HK$5.0 to HK$8.07
Up from HK$6.7 to HK$7.9
Up from HK$4.2 to HK$7.8
Up from HK$7.1 to HK$7.6
Up from HK$6.3 to HK$7.5
Up from HK$6.5 to HK$7.4
Up from HK$6.8 to HK$7.1
Up from HK$6.84 to HK$7.09
Up from HK$5.9 to HK$7.0
China Galaxy International
Up from HK$4.8 to HK$6.7
The research reports indicated the Group’s strong business growth and that its two schools had applied conversion of independent colleges, which are in smooth progress and expected to be completed at the end of 2020 or the first half of 2021. Also, the Group acquired Yunnan Vocational School in the first half of 2020 and is expected to expand the Group’s other income stream in the future.
The reports further pointed out that the Group has more than 118,700 students, and expected to keep strong growth in the 2020/2021 academic year, with its leading organic growth capability in the industry. With extensive acquisition experience, the Group further acquired the remaining 45% stake of its Henan school and 39% minority stake of its Guangxi schools in 2020, both at 13.7x in P/E ratios, both lower than the first acquisitions and far below the market average price. In the future, under the “organic growth + value investment” strategy, the Group will maintain strong growth and stable divident policy to create more value for shareholders.
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About China New Higher Education Group Limited:
China New Higher Education Group Limited is a leading private formal higher education group in China with nearly 21 years of education industry experience, specializing in providing higher education which focuses on applied sciences. The Group endeavors to help each student maximize their potential and live their life to the fullest. Since 2009, the Group has been operating schools in different provinces and regions, and its current school network covers 7 provinces in China, including Yunnan, Guizhou, Hubei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Guangxi, and Gansu.
The Group provides high quality higher education in a wide selection of fields in applied sciences. Its courses are designed to equip students with practical and readily applicable skills, helping to prepare them for the job market. As a leader in high-quality employment, the Group won the title of the Top 50 National Employment of the MOE, with an average employment rate of above 97%. The Group became a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Composite Small Cap Index and the Hang Seng Consumer Goods & Services Index in the Hang Seng Composite Index Series in August 2017, and was included as a constituent stock of the MSCI China Small Cap Index in November 2017 and included as a constituent stock of Shenzhen and Hong Kong Stock Connect in March 2018.