American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and undervalued.
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 not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: APEI's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Services
1 Year Return
US Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: APEI underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned 36.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: APEI underperformed the US Market which returned 23.8% over the past year.
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?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAre American Public Education, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:APEI) Mixed Financials Driving The Negative Sentiment?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why American Public Education's (NASDAQ:APEI) Statutory Earnings Are Arguably Too Conservative
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDon't Ignore The Fact That This Insider Just Sold Some Shares In American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI)
Is American Public 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: APEI ($29.58) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($84.49)
Significantly Below Fair Value: APEI is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: APEI is good value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (26x).
PE vs Market: APEI is poor value based on its PE Ratio (25.4x) compared to the US market (21.3x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: APEI is good value based on its PEG Ratio (1x)
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 (2.7x).
How is American Public Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: APEI's forecast earnings growth (25.9% per year) is above the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: APEI's earnings (25.9% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (21.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: APEI's revenue (28% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: APEI's revenue (28% 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%).
How has American Public Education performed over the past 5 years?
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 4.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: APEI's Return on Equity (5.9%) is considered low.
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 ($12.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: APEI is debt free.
Reducing Debt: APEI has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: APEI has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: APEI has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is American Public Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate APEI's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate APEI's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if APEI's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if APEI's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of APEI's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Angela Selden (54 yo)
Ms. Angela K. Selden has been Chief Executive Officer, President & Director at American Public Education, Inc. since September 23, 2019. Ms. Selden served as the Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Insigh...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Angela's total compensation ($USD2.29M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.65M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Angela's compensation with company performance.
|Executive VP & CFO||7yrs||US$934.36k||0.31% |
|Executive VP & CTO||2.67yrs||US$808.05k||0.086% |
|Senior VP & COO of APUS||no data||US$625.74k||0.015% |
|Senior Vice President of Provost - APUS||no data||US$616.77k||0.055% |
|Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications||14yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||5yrs||US$630.21k||0.069% |
|Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer||no data||no data||0.066% |
|Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief Human Resource Officer||0.58yr||no data||no data|
|Senior VP & Chief of Staff||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Human Resources||0.58yr||US$427.28k||no data|
Experienced Management: APEI's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||12yrs||US$142.98k||0.11% |
|Independent Chairman||0.67yr||US$149.98k||0.092% |
|Independent Director||6.42yrs||US$134.98k||0.094% |
|Independent Director||14.83yrs||US$149.98k||0.099% |
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||0.017% |
|Independent Director||11.67yrs||US$200.98k||0.13% |
|Independent Director||4.58yrs||US$154.98k||0.080% |
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||0.017% |
Experienced Board: APEI's board of directors are considered experienced (4.6 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
American Public Education, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: American Public Education, Inc.
- Ticker: APEI
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1991
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$440.277m
- Shares outstanding: 14.81m
- Website: https://www.apei.com
Number of Employees
- American Public Education, Inc.
- 111 West Congress Street
- Charles Town
- West Virginia
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|APEI||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Nov 2007|
|51A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Nov 2007|
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
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/01/25 23:41|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/01/25 00:00|
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