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

Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR): $17.24

-0.30 (-1.71%)

POWR Rating

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  • Growth is the dimension where LAUR ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 64.59% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for LAUR is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 48 weeks.
  • LAUR ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 19th percentile.

LAUR Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Laureate Education Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 99.01% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Revenue growth over the past 12 months for Laureate Education Inc comes in at -92.3%, a number that bests merely 1.3% of the US stocks we're tracking.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for LAUR comes in at 50.84% -- higher than that of 95.62% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Laureate Education Inc are GLDD, CMP, FRTA, CAG, and CURO.
  • LAUR's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Laureate Education Inc's official web site, go to

LAUR Valuation Summary

  • LAUR's EV/EBIT ratio is -10; this is 155.56% lower than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • LAUR's price/earnings ratio has moved up 1.9 over the prior 56 months.
  • Over the past 56 months, LAUR's price/sales ratio has gone up 12.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LAUR.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LAUR 2021-09-03 13.0 1.3 -4.9 -10.0
LAUR 2021-09-02 13.2 1.3 -5.0 -10.1
LAUR 2021-09-01 13.2 1.3 -5.0 -10.1
LAUR 2021-08-31 13.2 1.3 -5.0 -10.1
LAUR 2021-08-30 13.2 1.3 -5.0 -10.2
LAUR 2021-08-27 13.3 1.3 -5.0 -10.2

LAUR'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.
  • LAUR has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 44.56% of graded US stocks.
  • LAUR's asset turnover comes in at 0.05 -- ranking 50th of 51 Personal Services stocks.
  • EVI, BFAM, and GHC are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LAUR.

The table below shows LAUR's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.050 0.760 -0.083
2021-03-31 0.134 0.428 -0.140
2020-12-31 0.181 0.217 -0.152
2020-09-30 0.400 0.184 -0.252
2020-06-30 0.457 0.171 -0.068
2020-03-31 0.469 0.174 0.196

LAUR Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LAUR, see our LAUR 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 $17.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1 (Strong Buy)

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LAUR Price/Volume Stats

Current price $17.24 52-week high $18.05
Prev. close $17.54 52-week low $11.79
Day low $17.22 Volume 1,136,000
Day high $17.60 Avg. volume 845,546
50-day MA $15.79 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $14.62 Market Cap 3.25B

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

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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 Announces Nasdaq Due Bill Trading Requirements For Special Cash Distribution

Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) (the "Company") today announced that, in connection with the Company's recently announced special cash distribution of $7.01 per share (the "Distribution"), Nasdaq has determined that the Company's Class A common stock will trade with "due bills" representing an assignment of the right to receive the Distribution during the period from October 5, 2021 through and including October 29, 2021 (the "Due Bill Period").

Yahoo | September 21, 2021

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PR Newswire | September 16, 2021

Laureate board approves special cash payment to shareholders

Laureate Education Inc. plans to provide shareholders with a billion-dollar treat right before Halloween. The Baltimore-based, for-profit higher education company said late Wednesday that it expects to pay a special cash distribution of $7.01 per share to Class A and Class B common stockholders on Oct. 29. Shareholders of Laureate stock as of Oct. 6 will be eligible for the payment.

Yahoo | September 16, 2021

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Yahoo | September 16, 2021

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LAUR Price Returns

1-mo 8.70%
3-mo 14.93%
6-mo 26.49%
1-year 33.33%
3-year 13.35%
5-year N/A
YTD 18.41%
2020 -17.32%
2019 15.55%
2018 12.39%
2017 N/A
2016 N/A

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