Analysis of Udemy (NASDAQ:UDMY) and Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA)

Udemy (NASDAQ:UDMY – Get Rating) and Afya (NASDAQ:AFYA – Get Rating) are both small-cap IT and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We’ll compare the two companies based on their risk strength, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

66.7% of Udemy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.0% of Afya’s shares are held by institutional investors. 39.2% of Udemy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and benefits

This table compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Udemy and Afya.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Udemy $518.16 million 3.27 -$80.03 million N / A N / A
Afya $318.68 million 2.78 $41.38 million $0.50 19.22

Afya has lower earnings, but higher earnings than Udemy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Udemy and Afya, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Udemy 0 4 9 0 2.69
Afya 0 0 2 0 3.00

Udemy currently has a consensus target price of $23.92, suggesting a potential upside of 96.84%. Afya has a consensus target price of $20.00, suggesting a potential upside of 108.12%. Given Afya’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe that Afya is more favorable than Udemy.


This table compares the net margins, return on equity, and return on assets of Udemy and Afya.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Udemy N / A N / A N / A
Afya 13.03% 8.07% 3.84%


Afya beats Udemy on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Udemy

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Udemy, Inc. operates a marketplace platform for teaching and learning skills in the United States and around the world. The company offers technical and business training, as well as personal development courses for individual learners and corporate clients. Its platform offers 49 million learners access to around 180,000 courses through direct-to-consumer offerings or Udemy Business in around 75 languages. The company’s courses offer learning objectives, such as retraining or upgrading in technology and business, as well as soft skills, and learners have access to interactive learning tools including quizzes, exercises and questions and answers for instructors. Udemy, Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

About Afya

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Afya Limited, through its subsidiaries, operates as a medical education group in Brazil. It offers educational products and services, including medical school, medical residency preparatory courses, postgraduate courses and other programs to lifelong enrolled medical learners in its distribution network, as well as to third-party medical schools. The company also provides digital health services, such as a subscription-based mobile application and web portal that focuses on assisting healthcare professionals and students in clinical decision-making through tools such as medical calculators, updated charts and content, as well as prescriptions, clinical scores, medical procedures and lab tests, and more. It offers health science courses, which include medicine, dentistry, nursing, radiology, psychology, pharmacy, physical education, physiotherapy, nutrition, and biomedicine; and study programs and courses in other subjects and disciplines, including undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business administration, accounting, law, civil engineering, industrial engineering, and education. In addition, the company offers postgraduate medical specialization programs; print and digital content; and an online medical education platform and hands-on medical education services. As of December 31, 2021, it operated a network of 46 undergraduate and graduate medical school campuses consisting of 30 undergraduate operating units and five approved units; and a network of 2,731 medical school seats which consisted of 2,481 operating seats and 278 approved seats. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Nova Lima, Brazil.

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