LAUR Stock Overview
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$10.55|
|52 Week High||US$18.49|
|52 Week Low||US$9.41|
|1 Month Change||-3.48%|
|3 Month Change||-6.97%|
|1 Year Change||-40.86%|
|3 Year Change||-35.44%|
|5 Year Change||-25.70%|
|Change since IPO||-20.38%|
Recent News & Updates
Laureate Education declares $0.83 special dividend
Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) declares $0.83/share special dividend. Payable Oct. 12; for shareholders of record Sept. 28; ex-div Sept. 27. See LAUR Dividend Scorecard, Yield Chart, & Dividend Growth.
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|LAUR||US Consumer Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LAUR underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned -30.6% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LAUR underperformed the US Market which returned -23.2% over the past year.
|LAUR Average Weekly Movement||4.7%|
|Consumer Services Industry Average Movement||8.5%|
|Market Average Movement||6.8%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: LAUR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LAUR's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. The company offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. It provides its services in Mexico, Peru, and the United States.
Laureate Education Fundamentals Summary
|LAUR fundamental statistics|
Is LAUR overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LAUR income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$666.83m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.12|
|Net Profit Margin||-1.72%|
How did LAUR perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is LAUR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 5/6
Price-To-Sales vs Peers
Price-To-Sales vs Industry
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LAUR?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is LAUR's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does LAUR's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|LAUR PS Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PS||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
STRA Strategic Education
ATGE Adtalem Global Education
LAUR Laureate Education
Price-To-Sales vs Peers: LAUR is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.5x) compared to the peer average (2.3x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does LAUR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Consumer Services Industry?
Price-To-Sales vs Industry: LAUR is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.5x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (1.4x)
Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is LAUR's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PS Ratio||1.5x|
|Fair PS Ratio||1.9x|
Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: LAUR is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.5x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (1.9x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of LAUR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: LAUR ($10.55) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($38.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LAUR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Laureate Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Future Growth Score4/6
Future Growth Score 4/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LAUR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: LAUR is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: LAUR is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LAUR's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.7% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LAUR's revenue (8.2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: LAUR's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (16%).
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How has Laureate Education performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LAUR is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: LAUR is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LAUR is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 16.4% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LAUR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: LAUR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (9.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LAUR has a negative Return on Equity (-0.85%), as it is currently unprofitable.
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How is Laureate Education's financial position?
Financial Health Score3/6
Financial Health Score 3/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Stable Cash Runway
Forecast Cash Runway
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LAUR's short term assets ($400.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($369.9M).
Long Term Liabilities: LAUR's short term assets ($400.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($715.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LAUR has more cash than its total debt.
Reducing Debt: LAUR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 191.2% to 9% over the past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: LAUR has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if LAUR has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.
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What is Laureate Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Laureate Education Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Laureate Education)||n/a|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.6%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.6%|
|Industry Average (Consumer Services)||2.1%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Laureate Education)||3.0%|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LAUR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LAUR'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 LAUR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LAUR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as LAUR has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eilif Serck-Hanssen (56 yo)
Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Laureate Education, Inc. since January 1, 2018 and its President since July 15, 2019. Mr. Serck-Hanssen served as President and Chie...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Eilif Serck-Hanssen's Compensation vs Laureate Education Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$7m||US$850k|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$5m||US$766k|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$5m||US$850k|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||US$5m||US$850k|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||US$7m||US$687k|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$3m||US$592k|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||US$2m||US$580k|
Compensation vs Market: Eilif's total compensation ($USD7.32M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD5.59M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eilif's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: LAUR's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
Experienced Board: LAUR's board of directors are considered experienced (5.7 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
|23 Jun 22||SellUS$1,729,713||Cohen Private Ventures||Company||163,122||US$10.60|
|22 Jun 22||SellUS$2,274,526||Cohen Private Ventures||Company||201,767||US$11.45|
|16 Jun 22||SellUS$1,478,271||Cohen Private Ventures||Company||132,864||US$11.13|
|16 Jun 22||SellUS$1,193,903||Cohen Private Ventures||Company||105,111||US$11.36|
|17 Nov 21||SellUS$50,880||Michael Durham||Individual||4,590||US$11.08|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Laureate Education, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Laureate Education, Inc.
- Ticker: LAUR
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$1.737b
- Shares outstanding: 164.66m
- Website: https://www.laureate.net
Number of Employees
- Laureate Education, Inc.
- 78 SW 7th Street
- Suite 900
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LA3A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||New Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 2017|
|LAUR||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||New Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 2017|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/03 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/10/03 00:00|
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.