Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions.
Undervalued with proven track record.
Share Price & News
How has Laureate Education's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: LAUR's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Consumer Services
1 Year Return
US Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: LAUR underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned 29% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LAUR underperformed the US Market which returned 6% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Laureate Education's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHow Does Laureate Education's (NASDAQ:LAUR) P/E Compare To Its Industry, After Its Big Share Price Gain?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StLaureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) Has A Somewhat Strained Balance Sheet
Is Laureate 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: LAUR ($9.57) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($32.2)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LAUR is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: LAUR is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (29.3x).
PE vs Market: LAUR is good value based on its PE Ratio (8x) compared to the US market (16.1x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: LAUR's earnings are forecast to decline next year, so we can't calculate its PEG ratio.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: LAUR is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (2.4x).
How is Laureate Education forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LAUR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-20.1% per year).
Earnings vs Market: LAUR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-20.1% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LAUR's earnings are forecast to decline over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: LAUR's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LAUR's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.4% 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 (6.1%).
How has Laureate Education performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LAUR has a large one-off loss of $56.9M impacting its March 31 2020 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: LAUR's current net profit margins (8.2%) are higher than last year (3.2%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LAUR has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 29.1% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LAUR's earnings growth over the past year (149.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (29.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: LAUR earnings growth over the past year (149.1%) exceeded the Consumer Services industry 18.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: LAUR's Return on Equity (9.9%) is considered low.
How is Laureate Education's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LAUR's short term assets ($1.3B) exceed its short term liabilities ($1.3B).
Long Term Liabilities: LAUR's short term assets ($1.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($2.6B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LAUR's debt to equity ratio (58.5%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: LAUR's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 412.2% to 58.5% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: LAUR's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.3%).
Interest Coverage: LAUR's interest payments on its debt are not well covered by EBIT (2.2x coverage).
What is Laureate Education current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Forecast Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LAUR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LAUR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LAUR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LAUR's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of LAUR's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Eilif Serck-Hanssen (54yo)
Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen has been Chief Executive Officer and Director of Laureate Education, Inc. since January 01, 2018 and also serves as its President since July 15, 2019. Mr. Serck-Hanssen served as Pr ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Eilif's total compensation ($USD5.04M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD4.72M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Eilif's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Executive VP & CFO||2.5yrs||US$3.00m||0.097% $1.9m|
|Senior VP||2.83yrs||US$1.87m||0.014% $284.4k|
|Chief Human Resources Officer||2.17yrs||US$1.51m||0.017% $332.6k|
|Chief Executive Officer of Walden & Laureate Online Partners||2.5yrs||US$1.46m||0.0034% $68.3k|
|President & CEO of Laureate Mexico & Central America & Senior VP of Global Ope. & Learning & Inno.||no data||no data||0.0066% $131.8k|
|Chief Accounting Officer||no data||no data||0.011% $212.5k|
|Chief Information Officer||2.67yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Latin America||0.33yr||no data||no data|
|Chief Executive Officer of Laureate Online||3.5yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: LAUR's management team is considered experienced (2.5 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||13yrs||US$57.50k||0.0016% $32.5k|
|Independent Chairman of the Board||1.5yrs||US$409.96k||0.013% $270.4k|
|Independent Director||6.58yrs||US$282.48k||0.021% $422.8k|
|Independent Director||3.42yrs||US$60.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||7.33yrs||US$259.98k||0.034% $673.9k|
|Independent Director||13yrs||US$70.00k||0.015% $310.9k|
Experienced Board: LAUR's board of directors are considered experienced (6.8 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: LAUR insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Laureate Education, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Laureate Education, Inc.
- Ticker: LAUR
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1989
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$2.009b
- Shares outstanding: 209.89m
- Website: https://www.laureate.net
Number of Employees
- Laureate Education, Inc.
- 650 South Exeter Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LA3A||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||DE||EUR||Feb 2017|
|LAUR||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Class A Common Stock||US||USD||Feb 2017|
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. The company also operates online institutions that offer professional degree programs primarily for the working adults with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It provides its services in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/07/08 23:53|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/07/08 00:00|
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