Strategic Education, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of post-secondary education and non-degree programs in the United States.
Flawless balance sheet average dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Strategic Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SQE has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Consumer Services
1 Year Return
DE Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: SQE exceeded the German Consumer Services industry which returned 16.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SQE exceeded the German Market which returned 14.4% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Strategic Education's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Strategic Education undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SQE (€157) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€238.14)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SQE is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SQE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.2x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (18x).
PE vs Market: SQE is poor value based on its PE Ratio (50.2x) compared to the German market (20.7x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SQE is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.5x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SQE is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (2.6x) compared to the XE Consumer Services industry average (2.5x).
How is Strategic Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SQE's forecast earnings growth (34.3% per year) is above the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: SQE's earnings (34.3% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the German market (13.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: SQE's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SQE's revenue (4.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SQE's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (11.3%).
How has Strategic Education performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SQE has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SQE became profitable in the past.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SQE's earnings have declined by -21.8% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SQE has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: SQE has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (43.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: SQE's Return on Equity (5.2%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Strategic Education's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SQE's short term assets ($505.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($157.8M).
Long Term Liabilities: SQE's short term assets ($505.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($178.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SQE is debt free.
Reducing Debt: SQE has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 153.5%.
Debt Coverage: SQE has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: SQE has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
Inventory Level: SQE has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if SQE's debt is covered by short term assets.
What is Strategic Education's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: SQE's dividend (1.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.32%).
High Dividend: SQE's dividend (1.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.63%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SQE's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SQE's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (57.6%), SQE's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SQE's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (31.8% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Karl McDonnell (53yo)
Mr. Karl McDonnell serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Strayer Education Inc. since June 2018. Mr. McDonnell was Chief Executive Officer of Strayer Education Inc. from May 2, 2013 to Jun ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Karl's total compensation ($USD4.60M) is above average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.18M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Karl's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive Chairman of the Board||17yrs||US$4.60m||1.58% $54.6m|
|Executive VP & CFO||4.9yrs||US$1.81m||0.15% $5.2m|
|Senior VP||1.5yrs||US$1.87m||0.069% $2.4m|
|Senior VP & COO||0yrs||no data||0.064% $2.2m|
|Chief Accounting Officer||4.9yrs||US$514.05k||0.019% $659.9k|
|Manager of Investor Relations||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer||1.3yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Human Resources||0yrs||no data||0.027% $939.4k|
|President Emerita and Director of Accreditation & Regulatory Affairs - Strayer University||8.3yrs||US$799.80k||no data|
Experienced Management: SQE's management team is considered experienced (4.9 years average tenure).
|Executive Chairman of the Board||17yrs||US$4.60m||1.58% $54.6m|
|Presiding Independent Director||2.1yrs||US$152.50k||0.049% $1.7m|
|Independent Director||23.6yrs||US$135.00k||0.080% $2.8m|
|Independent Director||8.8yrs||US$157.50k||0.035% $1.2m|
|Independent Director||23.6yrs||US$160.00k||0.042% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||23.6yrs||US$150.00k||0.070% $2.4m|
|Vice Chairman||1.5yrs||US$1.24m||0.14% $5.0m|
|Independent Director||1.5yrs||US$57.50k||0.038% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||3.3yrs||US$155.00k||0.014% $469.9k|
Experienced Board: SQE's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been substantially diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 72.4%.
Strategic Education, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Strategic Education, Inc.
- Ticker: SQE
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1892
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$3.742b
- Listing Market Cap: US$3.468b
- Shares outstanding: 21.48m
- Website: https://www.strategiceducation.com
Number of Employees
- Strategic Education, Inc.
- 2303 Dulles Station Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|STRA||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jul 1996|
|SQE||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jul 1996|
Strategic Education, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of post-secondary education and non-degree programs in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Strayer University, Capella University, and Non-Degree Programs. It operates Strayer University that provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, information technology, education, health services administration, public administration, and criminal justice for working adult students through its 74 physical campuses located in the eastern United States, as well as through online; and an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. The company also operates Capella University, an online post-secondary education company, which offers various bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in public service leadership, nursing and health sciences, psychology, business and technology, counseling and human services, and education primarily for working adults. In addition, it is involved in the operation of a software development school that provides Web Development, iOS development, and UX design programs in person at classrooms in Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah; Dallas, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as through online. Further, the company operates a software engineering school for women, which offers software development programs in person through classrooms in the San Francisco Bay area; and provides non-degree Web and application software development courses, as well as self-paced online learning courses. It offers its non-degree programs primarily for workers and their employers. Strategic Education, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 20:33|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/20 00:00|
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