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How to buy American Public Education stock

Learn how to easily invest in American Public Education stock.

American Public Education 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 2,590 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $607.9 million.

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – APEI. It's that simple.

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American Public Education stock price (NASDAQ: APEI)

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American Public Education shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$11.79
52-week range$7.83 - $24.02
50-day moving average $13.09
200-day moving average $13.74
Wall St. target price$18.67
PE ratio 16.8611
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.72

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American Public Education price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.79 from 2023-01-30

1 week (2023-01-25) -3.12%
1 month (2022-12-29) -7.17%
3 months (2022-10-31) -7.96%
6 months (2022-08-01) -25.29%
1 year (2022-02-01) -45.11%
2 years (2021-02-01) -59.71%
3 years (2020-01-31) 23.83
5 years (2018-01-31) 25.4

Is American Public Education stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 17x. In other words, American Public Education shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American Public Education's PEG ratio

American Public Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6364. 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

American Public Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $61.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a American Public Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

American Public Education financials

Revenue TTM $607.9 million
Operating margin TTM 4.82%
Gross profit TTM $246.2 million
Return on assets TTM 2.64%
Return on equity TTM -27.53%
Profit margin -16.3%
Book value $16.69
Market capitalisation $229.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

American Public Education share dividends

We're not expecting American Public Education to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

American Public Education share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American Public Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.83 up to $24.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

APEI.US volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.7098. This would suggest that American Public Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American Public Education overview

American Public Education, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through three segments: American Public University System, Rasmussen University, and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 130 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 nursing-and health sciences-focused postsecondary education, diploma in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in medical laboratory technology. American Public Education, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of American Public Education is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.474% of American Public Education shares are held by insiders and 93.049% by institutions.
How many people work for American Public Education?
Latest data suggests 2,590 work at American Public Education.
When does the fiscal year end for American Public Education?
American Public Education's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is American Public Education based?
American Public Education's address is: 111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV, United States, 25414
What is American Public Education's ISIN number?
American Public Education's international securities identification number is: US02913V1035
What is American Public Education's CUSIP number?
American Public Education's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 02913V103

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