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American Public Education

Executive Summary

American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education.


Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet and fair value.


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Share Price & News

How has American Public Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: 51A's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

2.8%

51A

-1.9%

DE Consumer Services

2.0%

DE Market


1 Year Return

13.6%

51A

5.8%

DE Consumer Services

-2.6%

DE Market

Return vs Industry: 51A exceeded the German Consumer Services industry which returned 5.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: 51A exceeded the German Market which returned -3.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

51AIndustryMarket
7 Day2.8%-1.9%2.0%
30 Day34.5%3.7%8.4%
90 Day43.7%-4.9%-7.3%
1 Year13.6%13.6%7.8%5.8%-1.0%-2.6%
3 Year53.1%53.1%-8.5%-13.2%-6.6%-13.9%
5 Year37.6%37.6%-38.6%-55.4%1.1%-11.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is American Public Education's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is American Public Education undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

26.8%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: 51A (€28.8) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€40.12)

Significantly Below Fair Value: 51A is trading below fair value by more than 20%.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: 51A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (15.2x).

PE vs Market: 51A is poor value based on its PE Ratio (44x) compared to the German market (18.7x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: 51A is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: 51A is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.7x) compared to the XE Consumer Services industry average (2.7x).


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Future Growth

How is American Public Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

29.1%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: 51A's forecast earnings growth (29.1% per year) is above the savings rate (0.2%).

Earnings vs Market: 51A's earnings (29.1% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (21.7% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: 51A's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5.6% per year).

High Growth Revenue: 51A's revenue (5.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if 51A's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has American Public Education performed over the past 5 years?

-18.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: 51A has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: 51A's current net profit margins (4%) are lower than last year (7.4%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: 51A's earnings have declined by -18.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: 51A's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: 51A had negative earnings growth (-48.2%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Services industry average (20.8%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: 51A's Return on Equity (4%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is American Public Education's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: 51A's short term assets ($215.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($45.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: 51A's short term assets ($215.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($14.2M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: 51A is debt free.

Reducing Debt: 51A has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: 51A has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: 51A has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

What is American Public Education's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate 51A's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate 51A's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 51A's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if 51A's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of 51A's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the German market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

5.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Angela Selden (53yo)

0.67

Tenure

US$2,290,010

Compensation

Ms. Angela K. Selden has been Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at American Public Education, Inc. since September 23, 2019. Ms. Selden served as the Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Insigh ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Angela's total compensation ($USD2.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD1.08M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Angela's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Angela Selden
President0.67yrUS$2.29mno data
Richard Sunderland
Executive VP & CFO6.33yrsUS$934.36k0.28% $1.2m
Patrik Dyberg
Executive VP & CTO2yrsUS$808.05k0.061% $269.8k
Robert Gay
Senior VP & COO of APUSno dataUS$625.74k0.029% $128.8k
Vernon Smith
Senior Vice President of Provost - APUSno dataUS$616.77k0.044% $194.0k
Wallace Boston
President of APUS15.92yrsUS$2.66m2.37% $10.4m
Christopher Symanoskie
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications13.33yrsno datano data
Thomas Beckett
Senior VP4.33yrsUS$630.21k0.052% $230.4k
Elizabeth Cooper
Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officerno datano data0.058% $254.0k
Amy Panzarella
Senior Vice President of Human Resourcesno dataUS$427.28k0.036% $158.1k

5.3yrs

Average Tenure

53.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: 51A's management team is seasoned and experienced (5.3 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Angela Selden
President0.67yrUS$2.29mno data
Timothy Landon
Independent Director11.33yrsUS$142.98k0.13% $553.7k
Eric Andersen
Independent Chairmanno dataUS$149.98k0.10% $453.2k
Barbara Kurshan
Independent Director5.75yrsUS$134.98k0.094% $413.3k
Jean Halle
Independent Director14.17yrsUS$149.98k0.18% $783.9k
Barbara Fast
Director11yrsUS$200.98k0.14% $627.4k
William Robinson
Independent Director3.92yrsUS$154.98k0.080% $350.3k

8.4yrs

Average Tenure

57yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: 51A's board of directors are considered experienced (8.4 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

American Public Education, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: American Public Education, Inc.
  • Ticker: 51A
  • Exchange: DB
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$482.164m
  • Listing Market Cap: US$438.914m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.78m
  • Website: https://www.apei.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • American Public Education, Inc.
  • 111 West Congress Street
  • Charles Town
  • West Virginia
  • 25414
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
APEINasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDNov 2007
51ADB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURNov 2007

Biography

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. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/27 05:44
End of Day Share Price2020/05/26 00:00
Earnings2020/03/31
Annual Earnings2019/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.