NasdaqGS:APEI

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Executive Summary

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


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Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.


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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: APEI is less volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: APEI's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-0.3%

APEI

-3.3%

US Consumer Services

0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

24.1%

APEI

31.6%

US Consumer Services

22.2%

US Market

Return vs Industry: APEI underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned 34.5% over the past year.

Return vs Market: APEI exceeded the US Market which returned 22.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

APEIIndustryMarket
7 Day-0.3%-3.3%0.7%
30 Day4.1%3.5%11.8%
90 Day5.9%-1.8%8.6%
1 Year24.1%24.1%32.0%31.6%25.0%22.2%
3 Year16.4%16.4%57.4%51.6%49.4%39.5%
5 Year49.1%49.1%236.7%212.2%100.2%78.1%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


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Valuation

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

39.2%

Undervalued compared to fair value


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: APEI ($31.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($51.21)

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


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: APEI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.7x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (23.3x).

PE vs Market: APEI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.7x) compared to the US market (19.4x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: APEI is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.3x)


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: APEI is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (2.2x).


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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 3 analysts?

19.9%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: APEI's forecast earnings growth (19.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: APEI's earnings (19.9% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (21.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: APEI's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: APEI's revenue (22.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.2% per year).

High Growth Revenue: APEI's revenue (22.1% per year) is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: APEI's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (5.4%).


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Past Performance

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

-17.1%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: APEI has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: APEI's current net profit margins (5.6%) are higher than last year (4.6%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: APEI's earnings have declined by 17.1% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: APEI's earnings growth over the past year (30.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (-17.1% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: APEI earnings growth over the past year (30.9%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 11.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: APEI's Return on Equity (5.9%) is considered low.


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Financial Health

How is American Public Education's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: APEI's short term assets ($247.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($59.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: APEI's short term assets ($247.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($12.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: APEI is debt free.

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

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

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


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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


Dividend Yield vs Market

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

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate APEI'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 APEI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if APEI'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 APEI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

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

1.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Angela Selden (54 yo)

1.25yrs

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 ($USD2.29M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.79M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Angela Selden
President1.25yrsUS$2.29m0.082%
$ 378.7k
Richard Sunderland
Executive VP & CFO6.92yrsUS$934.36k0.28%
$ 1.3m
Patrik Dyberg
Executive VP & CTO2.58yrsUS$808.05k0.061%
$ 283.0k
Robert Gay
Senior VP & COO of APUSno dataUS$625.74k0.012%
$ 53.4k
Vernon Smith
Senior Vice President of Provost - APUSno dataUS$616.77k0.044%
$ 203.4k
Christopher Symanoskie
Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications13.92yrsno datano data
Thomas Beckett
Senior VP4.92yrsUS$630.21k0.061%
$ 281.6k
Elizabeth Cooper
Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officerno datano data0.058%
$ 266.4k
Steven Somers
Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development0.50yrno datano data
Amy Manning
Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer0.50yrno datano data
Gwendolyn Hall
Senior VP & Chief of Staffno datano datano data
Amy Panzarella
Senior Vice President of Human Resources0.50yrUS$427.28k0.036%
$ 165.7k

1.9yrs

Average Tenure

54yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: APEI's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Angela Selden
President1.25yrsUS$2.29m0.082%
$ 378.7k
Timothy Landon
Independent Director11.92yrsUS$142.98k0.12%
$ 537.0k
Eric Andersen
Independent Chairman0.58yrUS$149.98k0.092%
$ 423.4k
Barbara Kurshan
Independent Director6.33yrsUS$134.98k0.094%
$ 433.4k
Jean Halle
Independent Director14.75yrsUS$149.98k0.099%
$ 455.9k
Daniel Pianko
Independent Director0.50yrno data0.017%
$ 79.5k
Barbara Fast
Independent Director11.58yrsUS$200.98k0.14%
$ 634.6k
William Robinson
Independent Director4.5yrsUS$154.98k0.080%
$ 367.3k
Granetta Blevins
Independent Director0.50yrno data0.017%
$ 79.5k

4.5yrs

Average Tenure

58yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: APEI's board of directors are considered experienced (4.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: APEI insiders have only sold shares 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: APEI
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1991
  • Industry: Education Services
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: US$461.158m
  • Shares outstanding: 14.81m
  • 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 Colleg...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/12/02 23:47
End of Day Share Price2020/12/02 00:00
Earnings2020/09/30
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.