Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR): Price and Financial Metrics

Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR): $12.16

-0.69 (-5.37%)

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LAUR Stock Summary

  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -31.92%, Laureate Education Inc's debt growth rate surpasses merely 11.79% of about US stocks.
  • As for revenue growth, note that LAUR's revenue has grown -68.47% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of merely 2.93% of US companies in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, LAUR is more volatile than only 6.81% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Laureate Education Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be RLGY, SHO, POR, SXC, and AMS.
  • Visit LAUR's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

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LAUR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $12.16 52-week high $15.46
Prev. close $12.85 52-week low $7.49
Day low $12.14 Volume 1,241,600
Day high $12.93 Avg. volume 878,063
50-day MA $13.82 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $13.44 Market Cap 2.42B

Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR) Company Bio

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

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$12.16$32.37 141%

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 74th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Laureate Education Inc, consider:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 63% of its capital from equity, and 37% of its capital from debt. Notably, its equity weight is greater than only 23.73% of US equities in the Consumer Defensive sector yielding a positive free cash flow.
  • Laureate Education Inc's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 13%; for context, that number is higher than 86.92% 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 -6.37. This coverage rate is greater than that of just 10.64% of stocks we're observing for the purpose of forecasting via discounted cash flows.

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VLGEA, GHC, BGS, NOMD, and DIT can be thought of as valuation peers to LAUR, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Defensive sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Laureate Education Announces Date Of First Quarter 2021 Earnings Release And Conference Call

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) plans to release results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, on Thursday, May 6, 2021, before the stock market opens. Following the release, the Company will host a telephone conference call with investors and analysts at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the first quarter results and the Company's business outlook.

Yahoo | April 12, 2021

Laureate Education, Inc. Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced the appointment of Rick Buskirk as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2021. Mr. Buskirk, who currently is Laureate's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, succeeds Jean-Jacques Charhon, who has resigned to pursue an opportunity outside the company.

Yahoo | March 18, 2021

Laureate Education Completes Divesture of Operations in Honduras

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced that it has completed the divestiture of its operations in Honduras to Fundación Nasser, transferring control of Fundaempresa, which manages Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (UNITEC), including Centro Universitario Tecnológico (CEUTEC).

Yahoo | March 8, 2021

Laureate Education, Inc. -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Laureate Education, Inc.

Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Laureate Education, Inc.Global Credit Research - 03 Mar 2021New York, March 03, 2021 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Laureate Education, Inc. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 24 February 2021 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce...

Yahoo | March 3, 2021

Laureate Education Should you short it before the Earnings result? : Stock market Insights & financial analysis

Laureate Education announce their quarterly, annual earnings. See the latest EPS estimates. Listen to the conference call and remind yourself by…

Stock Market Daily | February 24, 2021

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LAUR Price Returns

1-mo -10.79%
3-mo -12.14%
6-mo -11.95%
1-year 45.98%
3-year -12.20%
5-year N/A
YTD -16.48%
2020 -17.32%
2019 15.55%
2018 12.39%
2017 N/A
2016 N/A
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