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

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI): $12.16

-0.08 (-0.65%)

POWR Rating

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  • Value is the dimension where APEI ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.13% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for APEI is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • APEI ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 5th percentile.

APEI Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 0.38, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than just 3.49% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.38, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC has a higher such ratio than just 11.36% of stocks in our set.
  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION INC is reporting a growth rate of -608.06%; that's higher than only 2.9% of US stocks.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to APEI, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are DWSN, JBLU, AVO, ATNI, and FWRD.
  • Visit APEI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

APEI Valuation Summary

  • APEI's price/sales ratio is 0.4; this is 57.89% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • Over the past 185 months, APEI's price/earnings ratio has gone down 140.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for APEI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
APEI 2023-01-18 0.4 0.7 -2.3 -2.7
APEI 2023-01-17 0.4 0.8 -2.5 -2.8
APEI 2023-01-13 0.4 0.8 -2.4 -2.8
APEI 2023-01-12 0.4 0.8 -2.5 -2.9
APEI 2023-01-11 0.4 0.8 -2.5 -2.9
APEI 2023-01-10 0.4 0.8 -2.6 -2.9

APEI Growth Metrics

    Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at -5.71%.
  • The 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -13.16%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 44.47%.
APEI's revenue has moved up $321,620,000 over the prior 33 months.

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)

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APEI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $12.16 52-week high $24.02
Prev. close $12.24 52-week low $7.82
Day low $12.00 Volume 91,000
Day high $12.21 Avg. volume 112,367
50-day MA $13.03 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $13.54 Market Cap 229.73M

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.

Graduate School USA Names J.R. "Pepe" Carreras President

Graduate School USA (GSUSA) today announced the appointment of J.R. "Pepe" Carreras as President. A leader with 30 years of global customer success, marketing and branding expertise, and with 15 years of experience in education solutions, Mr. Carreras will report to APEI President and CEO Angela Selden.

Yahoo | January 18, 2023

An Intrinsic Calculation For American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) Suggests It's 41% Undervalued

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of American Public Education, Inc. ( NASDAQ:APEI...

Yahoo | December 21, 2022

Rasmussen University to Open New Campus in Topeka, Kansas

Rasmussen University today announced the relocation and expansion of its campus in Topeka, Kansas. Construction is underway at the new location at 3712 Southwest Burlingame Road in south Topeka, conveniently located at the junction of I-470, I-335 and Highway 75, providing easy access for students throughout the region, including commuters from Wichita and Manhattan.

Yahoo | December 12, 2022

Why Is American Public Education (APEI) Up 7.4% Since Last Earnings Report?

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 | December 8, 2022

Rasmussen University Launches Three Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates Focused on Leadership, Education and Technology

Rasmussen University announced today the launch of three Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates in Nursing Leadership and Administration, Nursing Education, and Healthcare Technology, Simulation and Informatics. Nurses who already have their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and/or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) credentials can add a desired specialization for under $5,0001 in as little as six months2 without completing an additional degree.

Yahoo | December 1, 2022

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APEI Price Returns

1-mo -4.25%
3-mo -6.46%
6-mo -22.94%
1-year -42.27%
3-year -49.14%
5-year -52.50%
YTD -1.06%
2022 -44.76%
2021 -27.00%
2020 11.28%
2019 -3.76%
2018 13.61%

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