American Public Education, Inc. (APEI): Price and Financial Metrics

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI): $4.61

0.10 (-2.12%)

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APEI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $4.61 52-week high $14.22
Prev. close $4.71 52-week low $3.76
Day low $4.61 Volume 52,775
Day high $4.86 Avg. volume 202,349
50-day MA $5.20 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $7.30 Market Cap 81.94M

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  • Value is the dimension where APEI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 91.68% of US stocks.
  • APEI's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • APEI ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 5th percentile.

APEI Stock Summary

  • APEI's price/sales ratio is 0.15; that's higher than the P/S ratio of merely 4.38% of US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, APEI is more volatile than 92.42% of stocks we're observing.
  • AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 86.51%, greater than the shareholder yield of 97.82% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC are SPFI, SFT, CBNK, NX, and LSTR.
  • APEI's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC's official web site, go to

APEI Valuation Summary

  • APEI's price/sales ratio is 0.2; this is 77.78% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • Over the past 193 months, APEI's price/sales ratio has gone down 11.3.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for APEI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
APEI 2023-09-22 0.2 0.3 -1.3 -2.2
APEI 2023-09-21 0.1 0.3 -1.3 -2.2
APEI 2023-09-20 0.2 0.3 -1.3 -2.2
APEI 2023-09-19 0.2 0.3 -1.3 -2.2
APEI 2023-09-18 0.1 0.3 -1.2 -2.1
APEI 2023-09-15 0.1 0.3 -1.2 -2.1

APEI Growth Metrics

    Its year over year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -46.72%.
  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 68.73%.
  • Its 2 year price growth rate is now at -33.4%.
Over the past 33 months, APEI's revenue has gone up $321,620,000.

The table below shows APEI's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 607.89 67.931 -99.077
2022-06-30 556.603 52.758 -95.582
2022-03-31 485.009 30.294 14.978
2021-12-31 418.803 16.265 17.752
2021-09-30 350.712 0.656 15.442
2021-06-30 331.597 21.963 18.351

APEI's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • APEI has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 92.53% of graded US stocks.
  • APEI's asset turnover comes in at 0.793 -- ranking 19th of 50 Personal Services stocks.
  • CHGG, VERB, and LOPE are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with APEI.

The table below shows APEI's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.793 0.623 0.345
2021-03-31 0.857 0.627 0.462
2020-12-31 0.889 0.620 0.346
2020-09-30 0.867 0.616 0.316
2020-06-30 0.841 0.615 0.233
2020-03-31 0.800 0.606 0.193

APEI Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of APEI, see our APEI price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $36.60 Average Broker Recommendation 1.4 (Strong Buy)

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI) Company Bio

American Public Education, Inc. provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Charles Town, West Virginia.

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Latest APEI News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate APEI as an investment opportunity.

Pleasing Signs As A Number Of Insiders Buy American Public Education Stock

It is usually uneventful when a single insider buys stock. However, When quite a few insiders buy shares, as it...

Yahoo | September 25, 2023

American Public (APEI) to Study Spirulina Uses in Outer Space

American Public's (APEI) study will identify sustainable solutions to help support astronauts on prolonged missions using algae-based systems.

Yahoo | September 13, 2023

American Public University System's Supernova Search Group Receives NASA Grant to Conduct Research on Plants in Outer Space

American Public University System (APUS) today announced that the Spirulina Algae Group, part of the University's Supernova Search Group, has received a NASA research grant to study the use of spirulina, a blue-green algae, for growing plants in space environments. The research focuses on the use of Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®1, scientifically known as Arthrospira platensis, to help support plant health, nutritional value, and production rates for many plants in similar conditions to Mars and t

Yahoo | September 12, 2023

American Public Education (APEI) Down 16.1% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

American Public Education (APEI) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | September 7, 2023

Here's Why You Should Retain American Public (APEI) Stock Now

Increased focus on cost saving initiatives and affordable tuition will likely aid American Public's growth prospects. Yet, low contributions from the RU segment raises concern.

Yahoo | September 5, 2023

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APEI Price Returns

1-mo -11.85%
3-mo -8.89%
6-mo -18.55%
1-year -49.67%
3-year -84.19%
5-year -85.14%
YTD -62.49%
2022 -44.76%
2021 -27.00%
2020 11.28%
2019 -3.76%
2018 13.61%

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