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How to buy Perdoceo Education Corporation stock | $12.19

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Perdoceo Education Corporation
-$0.09 (-0.75%)

Perdoceo Education Corporation is an education & training services business based in the US. Perdoceo Education Corporation shares (PRDO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Perdoceo Education Corporation employs 2,550 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Perdoceo Education Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: PRDO)

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Perdoceo Education Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$12.19
52-week range$10.62 - $16.89
50-day moving average $12.25
200-day moving average $12.34
Wall St. target price$22.00
PE ratio 6.6629
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.76

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Is it a good time to buy Perdoceo Education Corporation stock?

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Perdoceo Education Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.19 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -1.77%
3 months (2021-04-30) 4.55%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Perdoceo Education Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Perdoceo Education Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Perdoceo Education Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Perdoceo Education Corporation's P/E ratio

Perdoceo Education Corporation'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, Perdoceo Education Corporation 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.

Perdoceo Education Corporation's PEG ratio

Perdoceo Education Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4639. 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 Perdoceo Education Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Perdoceo Education Corporation's EBITDA

Perdoceo Education Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $162.4 million.

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

Perdoceo Education Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $700 million
Operating margin TTM 20.89%
Gross profit TTM $596.7 million
Return on assets TTM 13.47%
Return on equity TTM 24.38%
Profit margin 17.99%
Book value $8.35
Market capitalisation $825.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Perdoceo Education Corporation shares

There are currently 4.9 million Perdoceo Education Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Perdoceo Education Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% up from 4.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Perdoceo Education Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Perdoceo Education Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Perdoceo Education Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Perdoceo Education Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Perdoceo Education Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 606502.86783042). Perdoceo Education Corporation's SIR currently stands at 8.02. In other words for every 100,000 Perdoceo Education Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8020 shares are currently held short.

However Perdoceo Education Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Perdoceo Education Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Perdoceo Education Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Perdoceo Education Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Perdoceo Education Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0754% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Perdoceo Education Corporation shares, roughly 75 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Perdoceo Education Corporation.

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Perdoceo Education Corporation share dividends

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

Have Perdoceo Education Corporation's shares ever split?

Perdoceo Education Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 August 2003. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Perdoceo Education Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Perdoceo Education Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Perdoceo Education Corporation's share price.

Perdoceo Education Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Perdoceo Education Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.62 up to $16.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRDO.US volatility(beta: 1.24)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 Perdoceo Education Corporation's is 1.2427. This would suggest that Perdoceo Education Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Perdoceo Education Corporation overview

Perdoceo Education Corporation provides postsecondary education to student through online, campus based, and blended learning programs in the United States. It operates through two segments, Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University. The company offers academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business and management, nursing, healthcare management, computer science, engineering, information systems and technology, project management, cybersecurity, criminal justice, education, and health sciences. It also operates intellipath, a personalized learning platform; and mobile application and two-way messaging platform. As of December 31, 2020, the company had a total student enrollment of approximately 42,700 students. The company was formerly known as Career Education Corporation and changed its name to Perdoceo Education Corporation in January 2020. Perdoceo Education Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Perdoceo Education Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.068% of Perdoceo Education Corporation shares are held by insiders and 94.348% by institutions.
How many people work for Perdoceo Education Corporation?
Latest data suggests 2,550 work at Perdoceo Education Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Perdoceo Education Corporation?
Perdoceo Education Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Perdoceo Education Corporation based?
Perdoceo Education Corporation's address is: 231 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL, United States, 60173
What is Perdoceo Education Corporation's ISIN number?
Perdoceo Education Corporation's international securities identification number is: US71363P1066
What is Perdoceo Education Corporation's CUSIP number?
Perdoceo Education Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 141665109

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