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How to buy Laureate Education stock
Learn how to easily invest in Laureate Education stock.
Laureate Education Inc is an education & training services business based in the US. Laureate Education shares (LAUR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Laureate Education employs 14,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Laureate Education stock price (NASDAQ: LAUR)Use our graph to track the performance of LAUR stocks over time.
Laureate Education shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$11.72|
|52-week range||$7.97 - $13.35|
|50-day moving average||$11.89|
|200-day moving average||$12.67|
|Wall St. target price||$14.83|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.70|
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Laureate Education price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||3.26%|
|1 month (2022-06-02)||-10.81%|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||-1.10%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-4.25%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||-20.76%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||15.47%|
|3 years (2019-07-02)||15.84|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||17.53|
Is Laureate Education stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Laureate Education stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Laureate Education's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Laureate Education's P/E ratio
Laureate 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 7x. In other words, Laureate Education shares trade at around 7x 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.
Laureate Education's PEG ratio
Laureate Education's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1465. 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 Laureate 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.
Laureate Education's EBITDA
Laureate Education's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $260.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Laureate Education's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Laureate Education financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||15.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||$477.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||3.13%|
|Return on equity TTM||-11.15%|
|Market capitalisation||$2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Laureate Education share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 4.49% of net profits
Recently Laureate Education has paid out, on average, around 4.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Laureate Education shareholders could enjoy a 0% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Laureate Education's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While Laureate Education's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Laureate Education is investing more in its future growth.
Laureate Education's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Laureate Education share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Laureate Education's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9738 up to $13.35. 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 Laureate Education's is 0.8403. This would suggest that Laureate Education's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Laureate Education 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. 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. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Laureate Education is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 12.98% of Laureate Education shares are held by insiders and 81.331% by institutions. How many people work for Laureate Education?
Latest data suggests 14,000 work at Laureate Education. When does the fiscal year end for Laureate Education?
Laureate Education's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Laureate Education based?
Laureate Education's address is: 78 SW 7th Street, Miami, FL, United States, 33130 What is Laureate Education's ISIN number?
Laureate Education's international securities identification number is: US5186132032 What is Laureate Education's CUSIP number?
Laureate Education's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 518613203
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