Zovio Inc operates as an education technology services company in the United States.
Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Zovio's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: ZVO'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: ZVO underperformed the US Consumer Services industry which returned 6.1% over the past year.
Return vs Market: ZVO underperformed the US Market which returned 4.1% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Zovio's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 month ago | Simply Wall StZovio Inc (NASDAQ:ZVO): What Does Its Beta Value Mean For Your Portfolio?
2 months ago | Simply Wall StEasy Come, Easy Go: How Zovio (NASDAQ:ZVO) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 88% Of Their Cash Evaporate
3 months ago | Simply Wall StZovio Inc Just Reported, And Analysts Assigned A US$10.00 Price Target
Is Zovio undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ZVO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ZVO's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: ZVO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Consumer Services industry average.
PE vs Market: ZVO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ZVO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: ZVO is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (2.3x).
How is Zovio forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 1 analyst?
Forecasted annual revenue growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: Insufficient data to determine if ZVO's forecast earnings growth is above the savings rate (2.2%).
Earnings vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if ZVO's earnings are forecast to grow faster than the US market
High Growth Earnings: Insufficient data to determine if earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: ZVO's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-17% per year).
High Growth Revenue: ZVO's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-17% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if ZVO's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Zovio performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: ZVO is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: ZVO is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: ZVO is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 9.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ZVO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: ZVO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Consumer Services industry (15.4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: ZVO has a negative Return on Equity (-43.96%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Zovio's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: ZVO's short term assets ($163.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($125.4M).
Long Term Liabilities: ZVO's short term assets ($163.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($31.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: ZVO is debt free.
Reducing Debt: ZVO has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: ZVO has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.
Forecast Cash Runway: ZVO has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 61.6% each year
What is Zovio's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZVO's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ZVO's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZVO's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ZVO's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ZVO's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Andrew Clark (53yo)
Mr. Andrew S. Clark Co-founded Zovio Inc (formerly known as Bridgepoint Education, Inc.) in November 2003 and has been Chief Executive Officer since November 2003 and President since February 2009. Mr. Cla ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD4.33M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD596.44K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|CFO & Executive VP||2.08yrs||US$1.25m||0.20% $194.9k|
|Executive Vice President of Operations||0.083yr||US$910.14k||0.049% $47.0k|
|VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller||2.92yrs||no data||0.040% $39.1k|
|Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer||1.17yrs||no data||0.012% $11.3k|
|Executive VP||11.42yrs||US$1.34m||0.32% $311.2k|
|Vice President of Corporate Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|Chief Marketing Officer & Senior VP||3.33yrs||US$1.17m||0.11% $103.7k|
|Executive VP & Chief People Officer||5.83yrs||no data||0.12% $120.0k|
|Executive VP & Chief External Affairs Officer||7.42yrs||no data||0.16% $156.1k|
Experienced Management: ZVO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||11.42yrs||US$192.50k||0.18% $171.8k|
|Independent Director||5.67yrs||US$187.50k||0.11% $110.2k|
|Independent Director||16.5yrs||US$180.00k||0.13% $128.6k|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$145.00k||0.062% $59.9k|
|Independent Chairman||2.17yrs||US$217.50k||0.096% $92.7k|
|Independent Director||2.75yrs||US$140.00k||0.096% $92.7k|
|Chairman of Ashford University Board||7.17yrs||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||2.17yrs||US$142.50k||0.062% $59.9k|
|Independent Director||0.83yr||US$117.50k||no data|
Experienced Board: ZVO's board of directors are considered experienced (4.2 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 diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 6.1%.
Zovio Inc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Zovio Inc
- Ticker: ZVO
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$96.823m
- Shares outstanding: 32.06m
- Website: https://www.zovio.com
Number of Employees
- Zovio Inc
- 1811 East Northrop Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|ZVO||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Apr 2009|
|0BD||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Apr 2009|
Zovio Inc operates as an education technology services company in the United States. The company’s academic institutions, Ashford University offer associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in the disciplines of business, education, psychology, social sciences, and health sciences. It also operates a Web development school; and offers an online education platform that provides tutoring and online courses. The company offers its programs primarily through online; and at its campuses. As of December 31, 2019, its institutions offered approximately 1,210 courses and 90 degree programs; and had 34,722 students enrolled. The company was formerly known as Bridgepoint Education, Inc. and changed its name to Zovio Inc in April 2019. Zovio Inc was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/05/26 05:19|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/05/22 00:00|
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