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

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI): $12.14

0.26 (+2.19%)

POWR Rating

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  • APEI scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 73.05% of US stocks.
  • APEI's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • APEI ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 29th percentile.

APEI Stock Summary

  • APEI's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 163.67 -- higher than 85.32% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of 2,654.76%, American Public Education Inc's debt growth rate surpasses 99.31% of about US stocks.
  • American Public Education Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is -58.29%, greater than the shareholder yield of only 7.61% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to APEI, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ESE, PCYG, HBCP, FORR, and SCSC.
  • Visit APEI's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

APEI Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, APEI's price/sales ratio is 44.44% lower, now standing at 1.5.
  • Over the past 168 months, APEI's price/sales ratio has gone down 10.
  • APEI's price/sales ratio has moved down 10 over the prior 168 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for APEI.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
APEI 2021-09-03 1.5 1.3 27.5 7.9
APEI 2021-09-02 1.5 1.2 26.8 7.3
APEI 2021-09-01 1.5 1.2 26.7 7.2
APEI 2021-08-31 1.5 1.2 26.8 7.3
APEI 2021-08-30 1.5 1.2 26.7 7.2
APEI 2021-08-27 1.5 1.2 27.0 7.5

APEI Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at -11.94%.
  • Its 2 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -46.13%.
  • The 3 year price growth rate now stands at 39.33%.
Over the past 70 months, APEI's revenue has gone up $92,371,000.

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
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
2021-03-31 335.71 44.514 24.509
2020-12-31 321.785 44.81 18.822
2020-09-30 310.257 51.167 17.47

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 $12.14 52-week high $27.18
Prev. close $11.88 52-week low $11.54
Day low $11.54 Volume 112,523
Day high $12.25 Avg. volume 67,207
50-day MA $14.79 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $19.10 Market Cap 229.18M

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

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Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Services Stocks: American Public Education (APEI) and Copart (CPRT)

Companies in the Services sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on American Public Education (APEI – Research Report) and Copart (CPRT – Research Report). American Public Education (APEI) In a report released today, Alexander Paris from Barrington reiterated a Buy rating on American Public Education, with a price target of $25.00. The company's shares closed last Monday at $17.30, close to its 52-week low of $17.18. According to TipRanks.

Catie Powers on TipRanks | February 15, 2022

American Public Education to Webcast Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results Conference Call

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) plans to release fourth quarter and full year 2021 results after the close of U.S. financial markets on March 2, 2022.

Yahoo | February 9, 2022

American Public University System Graduate Students Named Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists for 2022

American Public University System (APUS) today announced that three master's degree students from American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) have been named Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Finalists for the Class of 2022. Since 2011, over 60 APUS alumni have achieved this status in the highly competitive and prestigious government fellowship program.

Yahoo | February 2, 2022

Is American Public Education, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:APEI) Stock Price Struggling As A Result Of Its Mixed Financials?

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) has had a rough three months with its share price down 19%. We, however decided...

Yahoo | January 31, 2022

APEI Further Strengthens Executive Team with Newly Created CXO Hire

American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI) today announced it has hired Jeff Tognola as Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer (CXO). A well-respected industry veteran, Tognola is responsible for enabling outstanding end-to-end student experiences through marketing, brand building, career services and overall student experience transformation for all APEI education units in this newly created position.

Yahoo | January 19, 2022

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APEI Price Returns

1-mo -26.91%
3-mo -9.61%
6-mo -34.98%
1-year -53.34%
3-year -54.57%
5-year -32.93%
YTD -45.44%
2021 -27.00%
2020 11.28%
2019 -3.76%
2018 13.61%
2017 2.04%

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