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

Laureate Education, Inc. - (LAUR)

Today's Latest Price: $9.73 USD

0.21 (-2.11%)

Updated May 29 4:00pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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 Trade Grade  Buy & Hold Grade  Peer Grade  Industry Rank

Industry Rank:

Ranked of 26 in Outsourcing - Education Services

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LAUR Stock Summary

  • With a price/earnings ratio of 2.46, Laureate Education Inc P/E ratio is greater than that of about only 2.83% of stocks in our set with positive earnings.
  • Of note is the ratio of Laureate Education Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.98% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for LAUR comes in at 44.39% -- higher than that of 93.12% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Laureate Education Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be HRI, CENX, NATH, BGS, and MAXR.
  • 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 $9.73 52-week high $21.66
Prev. close $9.94 52-week low $7.30
Day low $9.22 Volume 2,751,448
Day high $9.80 Avg. volume 1,258,547
50-day MA $9.42 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $15.40 Market Cap 2.04B

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

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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 85th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Moreover, under all the scenarios we modelled, the output consistently forecasted positive returns. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Laureate Education Inc ended up being:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 47% of its capital from equity, and 53% of its capital from debt. Notably, its equity weight is greater than merely 17.58% 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 6%; for context, that number is higher than just 4.05% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • Laureate Education Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive 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 NGVC, SUMR, GPX, HFFG, and JBSS.

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Latest LAUR News From Around the Web

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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. New York, May 18, 2020 -- 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 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.

Yahoo | May 18, 2020

Trade Alert: The Executive VP & CFO Of Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR), Jean-Jacques Charhon, Has Just Spent US$904k Buying 99% More Shares

Those following along with Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LAUR) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent purchase of...

Yahoo | May 15, 2020

Edited Transcript of LAUR earnings conference call or presentation 7-May-20 12:30pm GMT

Q1 2020 Laureate Education Inc Earnings Call

Yahoo | May 9, 2020

Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript

Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us on today's call to discuss Laureate Education's first-quarter 2020 results and updates on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and our previously announced strategic review process. Joining me on the call today are Eilif Serck-Hanssen, president and chief executive officer; and JJ Charhon, chief financial officer.

Yahoo | May 8, 2020

Laureate Education (LAUR) Q1 Earnings Top Estimates

Laureate Education (LAUR) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 237.21% and -4.50%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Zacks Investment Research | May 7, 2020

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LAUR Price Returns

1-mo 0.21%
3-mo -47.97%
6-mo -43.92%
1-year -41.03%
3-year -41.17%
5-year N/A
YTD -44.75%
2019 15.55%
2018 12.39%
2017 N/A
2016 N/A
2015 N/A

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