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American Public Education (APEI) Competitors

$17.64
-0.05 (-0.28%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)

APEI vs. LINC, UTI, VTRU, NRDY, QSG, YQ, IH, DOYU, GHG, and MYPS

Should you be buying American Public Education stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of American Public Education include Lincoln Educational Services (LINC), Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Vitru (VTRU), Nerdy (NRDY), QuantaSing Group (QSG), 17 Education & Technology Group (YQ), iHuman (IH), DouYu International (DOYU), GreenTree Hospitality Group (GHG), and PLAYSTUDIOS (MYPS). These companies are all part of the "consumer discretionary" sector.

American Public Education vs.

American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) and Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, community ranking, media sentiment and profitability.

American Public Education has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lincoln Educational Services has a beta of 1.33, meaning that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

American Public Education received 62 more outperform votes than Lincoln Educational Services when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 63.19% of users gave Lincoln Educational Services an outperform vote while only 61.02% of users gave American Public Education an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
American Public EducationOutperform Votes
335
61.02%
Underperform Votes
214
38.98%
Lincoln Educational ServicesOutperform Votes
273
63.19%
Underperform Votes
159
36.81%

In the previous week, American Public Education had 2 more articles in the media than Lincoln Educational Services. MarketBeat recorded 8 mentions for American Public Education and 6 mentions for Lincoln Educational Services. American Public Education's average media sentiment score of 1.00 beat Lincoln Educational Services' score of 0.54 indicating that American Public Education is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
American Public Education
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Lincoln Educational Services
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

American Public Education currently has a consensus target price of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.63%. Lincoln Educational Services has a consensus target price of $14.38, indicating a potential upside of 21.10%. Given Lincoln Educational Services' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Lincoln Educational Services is more favorable than American Public Education.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Public Education
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Lincoln Educational Services
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

79.6% of American Public Education shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.2% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.4% of American Public Education shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 16.8% of Lincoln Educational Services shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Lincoln Educational Services has a net margin of 6.57% compared to American Public Education's net margin of -6.78%. Lincoln Educational Services' return on equity of 9.79% beat American Public Education's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Public Education-6.78% 5.97% 2.65%
Lincoln Educational Services 6.57%9.79%4.74%

Lincoln Educational Services has lower revenue, but higher earnings than American Public Education. American Public Education is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lincoln Educational Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
American Public Education$600.54M0.52-$47.29M-$2.62-6.73
Lincoln Educational Services$378.07M0.99$26M$0.8513.96

Summary

Lincoln Educational Services beats American Public Education on 13 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding APEI and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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APEI vs. The Competition

MetricAmerican Public EducationEducational services IndustryDiscretionary SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$310.11M$978.70M$6.67B$8.01B
Dividend YieldN/A1.47%2.70%3.91%
P/E Ratio-6.737.8419.1618.63
Price / Sales0.521.725.6393.56
Price / Cash3.1622.6334.6532.25
Price / Book1.252.606.904.62
Net Income-$47.29M$26.69M$163.93M$214.11M
7 Day Performance-3.82%0.42%0.02%0.10%
1 Month Performance35.59%14.42%5.56%5.05%
1 Year Performance183.60%18.24%5.37%8.41%

American Public Education Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
LINC
Lincoln Educational Services
3.1509 of 5 stars
$11.86
+0.7%
$14.38
+21.2%
+76.4%$372.88M$378.07M13.952,300
UTI
Universal Technical Institute
3.2396 of 5 stars
$14.35
-1.8%
$15.80
+10.1%
+123.7%$498.18M$682.46M39.863,000
VTRU
Vitru
0 of 5 stars
$9.30
flat
N/A-40.4%$311.92M$393.12M16.3210,922
NRDY
Nerdy
2.8538 of 5 stars
$1.96
-2.5%
$4.82
+146.6%
-40.1%$343.49M$197.95M-6.98500Gap Up
High Trading Volume
QSG
QuantaSing Group
3.6442 of 5 stars
$2.63
+4.8%
$9.85
+274.5%
-69.6%$141.78M$3.49B5.841,029Positive News
YQ
17 Education & Technology Group
0 of 5 stars
$2.80
-2.1%
N/A-29.4%$108.46M$170.96M-0.62480News Coverage
Gap Up
IH
iHuman
0 of 5 stars
$2.01
-1.5%
N/A-40.4%$106.01M$143.40M4.28770
DOYU
DouYu International
0.8401 of 5 stars
$10.01
-5.6%
$21.00
+109.8%
-6.4%$316.68M$5.53B100.101,336News Coverage
High Trading Volume
GHG
GreenTree Hospitality Group
2.8923 of 5 stars
$3.15
-0.3%
$4.00
+27.0%
-30.7%$319.85M$229.20M0.002,523Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
Gap Down
MYPS
PLAYSTUDIOS
2.3293 of 5 stars
$2.19
-2.7%
$4.50
+105.5%
-51.7%$295.22M$308.59M-16.84697Gap Up

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This page (NASDAQ:APEI) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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