APEI:NSD-American Public Education, Inc (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Education & Training Services | NSD

Last Closing Price

USD 30.04

Change

-1.16 (-3.72)%

Market Cap

USD 0.46B

Volume

0.06M

Average Target Price

USD 40.50 (+34.82%)
Average Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis

Verdict

About

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates in two segments, American Public Education and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 121 degree programs and 111 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security. The company also provides diploma in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in medical laboratory technology. American Public Education, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Education & Training Services)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -1.44% 44% F 14% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return -1.44% 44% F 14% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 9.16% 69% D+ 52% F
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 9.16% 69% D+ 50% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 84.18% 44% F 63% D
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 84.18% 44% F 60% D-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 12.00% 44% F 67% D+
Dividend Return N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total Return 12.00% 44% F 65% D
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 38.35% 63% D 36% F
Risk Adjusted Return 31.29% 44% F 56% F
Market Capitalization 0.46B 50% F 51% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Education & Training Services)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 27.01 46% F 39% F
Price/Book Ratio 1.59 75% C 68% D+
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.04 25% F 32% F
EV/EBITDA 6.66 50% F 81% B-
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 5.84% 60% D- 65% D
Return on Invested Capital 2.45% 50% F 51% F
Return on Assets 4.41% 75% C 81% B-
Debt to Equity Ratio N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 3.17 50% F 44% F
Short Percent 2.15% 92% A- 61% D-
Beta 0.79 53% F 74% C
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Analyst Rating

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector