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

Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR)

Today's Latest Price: $14.57 USD

0.22 (-1.49%)

Updated Nov 27 1:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 31 in Outsourcing - Education Services

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LAUR Stock Summary

  • Laureate Education Inc's stock had its IPO on February 1, 2017, making it an older stock than merely 13.37% of US equities in our set.
  • Of note is the ratio of Laureate Education Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 10.82% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, LAUR has reported earnings growth of -188.07%, putting it ahead of only 10.43% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Laureate Education Inc are MCEP, PLOW, KRA, CCR, and ALGT.
  • LAUR's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Laureate Education Inc's official web site, go to

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LAUR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $14.57 52-week high $21.66
Prev. close $14.79 52-week low $7.30
Day low $14.51 Volume 262,100
Day high $14.86 Avg. volume 1,083,522
50-day MA $13.56 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $12.21 Market Cap 3.06B

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:
$14.57$19.07 35%

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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For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as LAUR, try HLF, LFVN, GIS, LINC, and DL.

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Latest LAUR News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Laureate Education Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LAUR as an investment opportunity.

Laureate Education soars after unloading Walden University

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...

Seeking Alpha | September 11, 2020

Laureate Education undergoes divestiture of operations in Chile

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...

Seeking Alpha | September 11, 2020

Laureate Stock Up on Plan to Sell Walden to Adtalem for $1.48B

On Friday, Baltimore company Laureate Education said it would sell its Minnesota school, Walden, for $1.5 billion to rival Adtalem Global Education.

The Street | September 11, 2020

Crocs, Laureate Education, Zumiez: 5 Top Stock Gainers Friday

Laureate Education, Zumiez and Crocs are some of Friday's biggest stock gainers.

The Street | September 11, 2020

Adtalem to Acquire Walden University From Laureate Education, Creating a National Leader in Healthcare Education

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

Business Wire | September 11, 2020

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LAUR Price Returns

1-mo 14.18%
3-mo 13.74%
6-mo 45.55%
1-year -16.02%
3-year 7.13%
5-year N/A
YTD -17.26%
2019 15.55%
2018 12.39%
2017 N/A
2016 N/A
2015 N/A

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