Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Valuation: Strategic Education (NASDAQ: STRA)

Current Valuation: Strategic Education (NASDAQ: STRA)


Strategic Education is in the consumer defensive sector and is in the education industry. The company CEO is Karl McDonnell. Strayer Education Inc provides academic programs through Strayer University. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields including business administration, accounting, information technology, and health services administration.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The STRA stock showed a previous change of -0.12% with an open at 181.69 and a close of 180.84. It reached an intraday high of 182.29 and a low of 179.81.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 21.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 20.7m shares. Trading volume reached 97,134 shares compared to its average volume of 147,073 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Strategic Education shares returned -1.09% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.61%. Over three months, it changed 30.64%. In one year it has changed 68.39% and within that year its 52-week high was 186.95 and its 52-week low was 102.22. STRA stock is 76.92% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 134.81 and a 50 day moving average of 161.55. Currently STRA stock is trading 34.15% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.2 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 904.20. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.43. The TTM EPS is 4.58, which comes to a TTM PE of 39.48. Historically, the PE high was 904.20 and the PE low was 9.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 43.52, which is a decrease of -75.94%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 0.52
4thQtr of 2018 1.02
3rdQtr of 2018 -2.97
2ndQtr of 2018 0.46
1stQtr of 2018 0.84

The dividend per share is currently 2.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.10%. Also, the payout ratio is 43.67%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 226.27, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 20.08%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 0.65.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -1.68%, return on assets is -1.31%, profit margin is -1.73%, price-to-sales is 5.20 and price-to-book is 2.79.

Company Scores:

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

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