Is Coursera a Good Investment?

PHOTO CREDIT: Coursera

OVERVIEW

Why You Should?

  1. The Delta variant will also benefit the company. As the Delta variant causes an increase in restrictions and shutdowns around the world, people will be stuck at home. Some of these people would go to platforms like Coursera to continue to learn during these difficult times. Many school students would also go to Coursera for additional learning and education as well.
  2. Coursera has been aggressively growing within the United States. However, the company has been looking to offer affordable and new courses to people in countries around the world. Some of these markets include the UK, Europe, Asia, and South/Central America. These new markets will help the company unlock new growth opportunities.
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted consumer trends in the online education business. As people stayed at home, the company saw a rise in demand for online courses as people had free time and wanted to learn new things during the pandemic. Because of this, many people will turn to platforms like Coursera in the future due to the convenience of online education.

Why You Should Not?

  1. COVID-19 reopenings might hurt the company’s business in the short to mid-term. This is because people who were previously forced to learn online would have in-person options at education institutions like colleges, high schools, and other in-person schools. This might hurt the company to gain new engagement during this reopening time.
  2. The company has continued to see losses expand as it puts money into its aggressive growth strategy. Though it is normal for startups like Coursera to report losses in the mid-term, it has still to prove their long-term profitability. If the company does not report a profit in the long term, it will hurt the company and its investors.

MY OPINION

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Aaditya Patel

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Aaditya Patel is a writer who publishes analysis on companies publicly traded on the NYSE. Follow him @the_investing787 on Instagram for summary posts.