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American Public Education, Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. American Public Education shares (APEI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American Public Education employs 1,410 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$310.3 million.
|Latest market close||USD$35|
|52-week range||USD$18.47 - USD$37.7|
|50-day moving average||USD$31.6747|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.4886|
|Wall St. target price||USD$40|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.155|
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|1 week (2021-01-07)||9.86%|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||9.03%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||15.47%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||12.11%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||25.27%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||15.21%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||35.14%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||119.30%|
Valuing American Public Education stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American Public Education's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
American Public Education's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, American Public Education shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
American Public Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4111. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American Public Education's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
American Public Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$39.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a American Public Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$310.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||8.32%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$176.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||4.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.84%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$470.2 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 231,542 American Public Education shares held short by investors – that's known as American Public Education's "short interest". This figure is 6.4% down from 247,482 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American Public Education shares can be evaluated.
American Public Education's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American Public Education shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American Public Education shares traded daily (recently around 55525.659472422). American Public Education's SIR currently stands at 4.17. In other words for every 100,000 American Public Education shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4170 shares are currently held short.
However American Public Education's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American Public Education shares, or, against the total number of tradable American Public Education shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American Public Education's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American Public Education shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American Public Education shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American Public Education.
Find out more about how you can short American Public Education stock.
We're not expecting American Public Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, American Public Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.47 up to $37.7. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while American Public Education's is 0.8493. This would suggest that American Public Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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 College of Nursing. It offers 121 degree programs and 111 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security. The company also provides diploma in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in medical laboratory technology. American Public Education, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia.
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