Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is
available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale
at half price, they could be considered
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for
Bridgepoint Education. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for
it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing
when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.
The amount the stock market is willing to pay for
is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Bridgepoint Education's earnings available for a low price, and how does
this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Bridgepoint Education's earnings are expected to grow by 7.1% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Bridgepoint Education's revenue is expected to grow by 1.9% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can
be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at
predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates
looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Bridgepoint Education's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the
industry? (1 check)
Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the
past 5 years? (1 check)
Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent
earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
has a total score of
4/6, see the detailed checks below.
Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.
A company's financial position is much like your own financial position,
it includes everything you own
The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up
Bridgepoint Education's finances.
The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Bridgepoint Education is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
Bridgepoint Education's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of
Bridgepoint Education's finances. If any of them are yellow this
indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
Low level of unsold assets.
Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 24x debt.
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t
however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest
on its debts this may have impacts in the future.
The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to
see the red area (debt) decreasing.
If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and
whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at
unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have
been around for and insider trading.
TENURE AS CEO
Mr. Andrew S. Clark Co-founded Bridgepoint Education, Inc. in November 2003 and has been Chief Executive Officer since November 2003 and President since February 2009. Mr. Clark served and consulted with several equity firms examining the post-secondary sector. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of American Intercontinental University. From 1992 to 2001, he served in various management roles for the University of Phoenix, culminating in his position as Regional Vice President for the Mid-West region from 1999 to 2001. He has been a Director of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. since November 2003. Mr. Clark served on the Board of Trustees of University of the Rockies from September 2007 to August 2010. From March 2005 to December 2008, he served on the Board of Trustees of Ashford University. Prior to 2003, he worked for Career Education Corporation as Divisional Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for American InterContinental University since 2002. From 1992 to 2001, he worked for Apollo Group, Inc. (University of Phoenix), where he served in various management roles, culminating in his position as Regional Vice President for the Mid-West region from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Clark holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and a B.A./BS from the Pacific Lutheran University.
Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Andrew's remuneration is higher than average for companies of similar size in Germany.
Management Team Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
management team in years:
The tenure for the Bridgepoint Education management team is about average.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides postsecondary education services in the United States. Its academic institutions, Ashford University and University of the Rockies, offer associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. The company offers its programs primarily through online; and at its campuses. As of December 31, 2017, its institutions offered approximately 1,200 courses and 80 degree programs; and had 45,730 students enrolled. The company was formerly known as TeleUniversity, Inc. and changed its name to Bridgepoint Education, Inc. in February 2004. Bridgepoint Education, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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