Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Recent Fundamentals: American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI)

Recent Fundamentals: American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI)


American Public Education trades as part of the consumer defensive sector and trades as part of the education industry. The company CEO is Wallace E. Boston. American Public Education Inc is a provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The APEI stock showed a previous change of 1.79% with an open at 28.43 and a close of 29.00. It reached an intraday high of 29.18 and a low of 28.43.

PR Newswire:  American Public Education to Webcast Second Quarter 2019 Results Conference Call


The stock has a market cap of $481.0m with 16.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 15.7m shares. Trading volume reached 42,256 shares compared to its average volume of 99,578 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, American Public Education shares returned 0.31% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.91%. Over three months, it changed -14.63%. In one year it has changed -32.95% and within that year its 52-week high was 46.15 and its 52-week low was 26.37. APEI stock is 9.97% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.19 and a 50 day moving average of 31.00. Currently APEI stock is trading -7.04% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  American Public Education to Webcast Second Quarter 2019 Results Conference Call


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.54 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 18.83. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.31. The TTM EPS is 1.62, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.90. Historically, the PE high was 35.80 and the PE low was 7.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 11.50, which is a decrease of -60.34%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/07/2019): 0.06
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 03/12/2019): 0.55
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/06/2018): 0.33
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/08/2018): 0.39
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/08/2018): 0.28

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 46.02, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 36.99%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.81.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.49%, return on assets is 6.37%, profit margin is 7.47%, price-to-sales is 1.60 and price-to-book is 1.47.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 1  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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