Laureate Education, Inc. provides undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degree programs in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland
LAUR Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation
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The table below illustrates the output of a discounted cash flow forecast using a variety of scenarios for Laureate Education Inc. To summarize, we found that Laureate Education Inc ranked in the 53th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 35.67%. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for LAUR, they are:
Laureate Education Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 12%; for context, that number is higher than 83.74% of tickers in our DCF set.
Laureate Education Inc's interest coverage rate -- a measure of gross earnings relative to interest payments -- comes in at -8.66. This coverage rate is greater than that of merely 9.25% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.
As a business, Laureate Education Inc experienced a tax rate of about 21% over the past twelve months; relative to its sector (Consumer Defensive), this tax rate is higher than 83.69% of stocks generating free cash flow.
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There are more assets swapping hands in the for-profit education sector.Laureate Education ([[LAUR]] +11.7%) rallies after striking a deal to sell Walden University to Adtalem Global Education ([[ATGE]] -0.1%) in a transaction valued at $1.48B in cash. Walden University will remain part of the Laureate International Universities network until the closing...
Laureate Education (LAUR) completes divestiture its operations in Chile through the transfer of control of its not-for-profit institutions to Fundación Educación y Cultura and the sale of its for-profit operations.Effective today, this entity will be responsible for Universidad Andrés Bello, Universidad de Las Ámericas and Universidad Viña del Mar.The sale of Laureate's for-profit institutions...
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adtalem (NYSE: ATGE), a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Walden University, a leading online healthcare education provider, from Laureate Education, Inc. for $1.48 billion in cash. With the addition of Walden, Adtalem will become the premier national healthcare educator, providing comprehensive workforce solutions to employers through proven learning modalities with superior academic outcomes. “During