American Public Education Company Profile (NASDAQ:APEI)

About American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

American Public Education logoAmerican Public Education, Inc. provides online and on-campus postsecondary education. The Company provides postsecondary education through its subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc. (APUS) and Hondros College of Nursing (HCON). It operates through two segments: American Public Education Segment, which consists of the operational activities of APUS, other corporate activities, and minority investments, and Hondros College of Nursing Segment, which consists of the operational activities of HCON. APUS provides online postsecondary education to approximately 88,700 adult learners serving the needs of the military and public safety communities as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, HCON provided nursing education to approximately 1,300 students across five campuses in the State of Ohio, as well as online. It offers a Diploma in Practical Nursing and an Associate Degree in Nursing. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 90,000 students.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: General Education Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:APEI
  • CUSIP: 02913V10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $332.29 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 16,248,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $19.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $21.51
  • 52 Week Range: $14.75 - $27.20
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.53
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.53
  • P/E Growth: -1.33
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $300.31 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.11
  • Book Value: $16.89 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.21
  • EBITDA: $56.56 million
  • Net Margins: 5.18%
  • Return on Equity: 7.87%
  • Return on Assets: 6.55%
  • Current Ratio: 4.38%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.38%
  • Average Volume: 59,871 shs.
  • Beta: 1.12
  • Short Ratio: 26.27

Frequently Asked Questions for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)

What is American Public Education's stock symbol?

American Public Education trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "APEI."

How were American Public Education's earnings last quarter?

American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.23. The business had revenue of $72.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.40 million. American Public Education had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 5.18%. American Public Education's revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.41 EPS. View American Public Education's Earnings History.

When will American Public Education make its next earnings announcement?

American Public Education is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November, 7th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for American Public Education.

What guidance has American Public Education issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Public Education updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.18-0.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.22. The company issued revenue guidance of $70.1-72.3 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $68.82 million.

Where is American Public Education's stock going? Where will American Public Education's stock price be in 2017?

2 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for American Public Education's shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $26.00. On average, they anticipate American Public Education's share price to reach $22.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for American Public Education.

What are analysts saying about American Public Education stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about American Public Education stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "The affordability of the American Public's courses and programs will benefit the company in the long run owing to high price sensitivity among students. The company has taken up several initiatives to boost its top line. It will continue to improve enrollment trends by strengthening its brand, adding new programs and expanding its strategic relationships. However, American Public's sales and enrollment trends are being hurt by persistent volatility and softness in enrollment by students using Federal aid and military tuition assistance. Shares of the company have also underperformed the industry year to date. Moreover, the company’s second-quarter outlook is discouraging." (10/11/2017)
  • 2. BMO Capital Markets analysts commented, "4Q16 missed consensus estimates mainly due to a revenue shortfall. While management cited persistence improvements, declines in TA and FSA-funded students worsened. While Hondros generated new enrollment growth for the first time since 2Q15, the school faces a number of regulatory risks. We believe new initiatives to stabilize enrollment could help, though will take some time to implement. We reduce our estimates and target price, and expect some pressure on the stock which could attract deep value investors." (3/1/2017)

Who are some of American Public Education's key competitors?

Who are American Public Education's key executives?

American Public Education's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Barbara G. Fast, Independent Chairperson of the Board
  • Wallace E. Boston Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Richard W. Sunderland Jr. CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Karan Powell Ph.D., President - APUS
  • Thomas A. Beckett, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Amy N. Panzarella, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Community Affairs
  • Eric C. Andersen, Independent Director
  • Jean C. Halle, Independent Director
  • Barbara L. Kurshan, Independent Director
  • Timothy J. Landon, Independent Director

How do I buy American Public Education stock?

Shares of American Public Education can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is American Public Education's stock price today?

One share of American Public Education stock can currently be purchased for approximately $20.45.

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  139 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  168 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  307
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about American Public Education and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $22.50 (10.02% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Price Target History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Analysts' Ratings History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/17/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingHold$26.00N/AView Rating Details
8/11/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$19.00MediumView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Earnings by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Earnings History by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ APEI)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/6/2017$0.21N/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2017Q2 2017$0.23$0.23$70.40 million$72.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2017Q1 2017$0.28$0.28$75.24 million$75.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2017Q416$0.44$0.42$81.76 million$78.63 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2016Q316$0.31$0.35$73.39 million$73.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/9/2016Q216$0.40$0.41$75.63 million$76.75 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q116$0.50$0.64$82.59 million$83.97 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/29/2016Q415$0.54$0.75$84.10 million$85.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q315$0.39$0.41$78.32 million$76.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.45$0.42$80.02 million$80.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2015Q115$0.49$0.51$85.70 million$85.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.53$0.68$90.12 million$91.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.51$0.51$82.70 million$84.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.50$0.56$85.12 million$85.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/8/2014Q114$0.47$0.59$85.16 million$88.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.54$0.51$81.88 million$82.94 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.56$0.61$79.69 million$81.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013$0.58$0.60$82.69 million$80.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q1 2013$0.58$0.63$84.34 million$83.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.67$0.74$84.96 million$86.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2012Q312$0.50$0.60$77.05 million$77.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2012$0.45$0.51ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2012$0.47$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$0.60$0.71ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2011$0.42$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.45$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/10/2011$0.45$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2011$0.47$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.02
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20172$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q3 20172$0.21$0.22$0.22
Q4 20172$0.27$0.30$0.29
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.59%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.02%
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Insider Trades by Quarter for American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/16/2017Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$20.45$8,180.00View SEC Filing  
10/6/2017Thomas BeckettSVPSell300$20.76$6,228.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2017Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$20.00$8,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/17/2017Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$22.20$8,880.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2017Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$23.40$9,360.00View SEC Filing  
4/17/2017Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$21.05$8,420.00View SEC Filing  
1/25/2017Thomas BeckettSVPSell190$24.50$4,655.00View SEC Filing  
1/19/2017Thomas BeckettSVPSell726$23.90$17,351.40View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$24.50$12,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$24.50$9,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$21.90$10,950.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$21.90$8,760.00View SEC Filing  
10/19/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$20.00$8,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/17/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$19.50$9,750.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$20.00$8,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$19.30$9,650.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$22.00$11,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$22.00$8,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$29.08$14,540.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell400$29.08$11,632.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell500$27.35$13,675.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016Carol S GilbertEVPSell1,000$25.59$25,590.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell200$23.41$4,682.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell200$20.40$4,080.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Timothy J LandonDirectorSell600$20.00$12,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2015Harry T WilkinsEVPSell250$20.53$5,132.50View SEC Filing  
12/3/2015Carol S. GilbertEVPSell1,000$22.98$22,980.00View SEC Filing  
9/14/2015Timothy J LandonDirectorSell200$22.63$4,526.00View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Karan PowellEVPSell9,118$21.92$199,866.56View SEC Filing  
1/20/2015Harry T WilkinsEVPSell4,000$34.69$138,760.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2014Wallace E Jr. BostonCEOSell2,000$36.00$72,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Harry T WilkinsEVPSell5,000$36.00$180,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/3/2014Wallace E Jr. BostonCEOSell6,000$35.33$211,980.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Wallace E Jr. BostonCEOSell1,700$35.00$59,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Wallace E Jr. BostonCEOSell2,300$35.04$80,592.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Wallace Jr. BostonCEOSell2,000$36.00$72,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2014Wallace Jr. BostonCEOSell4,000$35.01$140,040.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Wyk Sharon VanCOOSell3,600$35.03$126,108.00View SEC Filing  
1/16/2014Jean HalleDirectorSell1,000$44.07$44,070.00View SEC Filing  
10/15/2013Harry T WilkinsCFOSell7,500$39.94$299,550.00View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Harry WilkinsCFOSell7,500$39.49$296,175.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Jean C HalleDirectorSell1,500$40.00$60,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Jean HalleDirectorSell1,500$40.00$60,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Harry WilkinsCFOSell7,500$37.96$284,700.00View SEC Filing  
7/15/2013Harry T WilkinsCFOSell7,500$40.43$303,225.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013Jean C HalleDirectorSell1,500$40.00$60,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/8/2013Jean C HalleDirectorSell4,500$40.00$180,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/2/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell7,500$38.53$288,975.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell18,900$37.93$716,877.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Harry T WilkinsCFOSell7,500$37.71$282,825.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell35,000$39.36$1,377,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/11/2013Carol S GilbertEVPSell2,250$39.00$87,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell50,000$38.32$1,916,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013J. Christopher EverettDirectorSell6,000$38.44$230,640.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Eric C AndersenDirectorSell1,300$38.68$50,284.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell75,000$38.16$2,862,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Harry T WilkinsCFOSell8,000$39.14$313,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell50,000$38.46$1,923,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell42,200$36.97$1,560,134.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Harry T WilkinsCFOSell8,000$35.00$280,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Timothy T WeglickiDirectorSell75,000$34.51$2,588,250.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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