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

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI): $26.60

0.56 (+2.15%)

POWR Rating

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  • APEI scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 91.69% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for APEI is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 47 weeks.
  • APEI's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 15.51% of US stocks).

APEI Stock Summary

  • The ratio of debt to operating expenses for American Public Education Inc is higher than it is for about merely 9.54% of US stocks.
  • APEI's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of just 11.3% of US stocks.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for APEI comes in at -17.1% -- higher than that of just 14.74% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to American Public Education Inc are MMI, ADUS, WYY, ICFI, and EPAC.
  • 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

  • The year over year net income to common stockholders growth rate now stands at 114.58%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at -66.37%.
  • The 5 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at -25.89%.
Over the past 52 months, APEI's revenue has gone up $26,736,000.

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
2021-06-30 331.597 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
2020-06-30 299.012 46.395 13.19
2020-03-31 287.445 41.997 11.422

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 91.85% of graded US stocks.
  • APEI's asset turnover comes in at 0.793 -- ranking 20th of 51 Personal Services stocks.
  • CHGG, VERB, and BHTG 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 1.33 (Strong Buy)

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APEI Price/Volume Stats

Current price $26.60 52-week high $39.19
Prev. close $26.04 52-week low $24.75
Day low $25.97 Volume 308,000
Day high $26.65 Avg. volume 131,068
50-day MA $27.53 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $30.02 Market Cap 497.26M

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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American Public Education (APEI) Up 1.4% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

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 8, 2021

American Public (APEI) Buys Rasmussen, Boosts Nursing Footprint

American Public Education (APEI) is now a major educator of pre-licensure nursing students in the United States following the acquisition of Rasmussen.

Yahoo | September 3, 2021

American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Rasmussen University

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Sept. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI), the parent company of American Public University System ("APUS") and Hondros College of Nursing ("HCN"), today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Rasmussen University

PR Newswire | September 2, 2021

American Public University System and Policy Studies Organization to Host Second Annual Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference on September 23-24

In an effort to bring together leaders, innovators, and decision-makers from all areas of the space community, American Public University System (APUS) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO) are hosting the second annual Space Education and Strategic Applications (SESA) Conference on September 23 and September 24. The virtual event – titled "SESA: Focusing the Telescope" – features numerous keynote sessions, presentations, workshops, and roundtables focusing on the latest in space exploration

Yahoo | August 26, 2021

Graduate School USA Agrees To Be Acquired By American Public Education, Inc.

Graduate School USA (GSUSA) has signed an agreement to be acquired by American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI), a leading education services provider that offers respected, innovative, and affordable educational programs and services through its wholly owned subsidiaries: American Public University System (APUS), which encompasses American Public University (APU) and American Military University (AMU); and Hondros College of Nursing (HCN).

Yahoo | August 12, 2021

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APEI Price Returns

1-mo 0.04%
3-mo -9.55%
6-mo -25.43%
1-year -4.93%
3-year -18.53%
5-year 41.11%
YTD -12.73%
2020 11.28%
2019 -3.76%
2018 13.61%
2017 2.04%
2016 31.92%

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