Capella Education Company Company Profile (NASDAQ:CPLA)

About Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Capella Education Company logoCapella Education Company is an education services company. The Company provides direct path between learning and employment through its online postsecondary education offerings and through programs to develop job-ready skills for demand markets. The company's segments include post-secondary segment and job-ready skills segment. The post-secondary segment has Capella University (the University) and Sophia Learning, LLC (Sophia). The job-ready skills segment has Capella Learning Solutions, LLC (CLS), Hackbright Academy, Inc. (Hackbright) and DevMountain, LLC (DevMountain). The Company's program offers six markets, which include public service leadership; nursing and health sciences; social and behavioral sciences; business and technology; education and undergraduate studies. Capella University offers over 1,940 online courses and approximately 50 academic programs with approximately 150 specializations to approximately 38,000 learners.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Education & Training Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CPLA
  • CUSIP: 13959410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.02 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,588,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $90.46
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $85.32
  • 52 Week Range: $48.80 - $99.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.07
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.33
  • P/E Growth: 2.86
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $435.73 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.33
  • Book Value: $18.69 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.70
  • Annual Dividend: $1.64
  • Dividend Yield: 1.9%
  • EBIDTA: $75.84 million
  • Net Margins: 10.10%
  • Return on Equity: 21.44%
  • Return on Assets: 16.25%
  • Current Ratio: 3.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.01%
  • Average Volume: 66,019 shs.
  • Beta: 0.67
  • Short Ratio: 1.87

Frequently Asked Questions for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

What is Capella Education Company's stock symbol?

Capella Education Company trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CPLA."

How often does Capella Education Company pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Capella Education Company?

Capella Education Company declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 24th will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, July 14th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 22nd. View Capella Education Company's Dividend History.

How were Capella Education Company's earnings last quarter?

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. The business earned $111.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $111.19 million. Capella Education Company had a return on equity of 21.44% and a net margin of 10.10%. Capella Education Company's quarterly revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.86 EPS. View Capella Education Company's Earnings History.

When will Capella Education Company make its next earnings announcement?

Capella Education Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July, 24th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Capella Education Company.

Where is Capella Education Company's stock going? Where will Capella Education Company's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Capella Education Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $84.00 to $98.00. On average, they expect Capella Education Company's share price to reach $88.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Capella Education Company.

What are analysts saying about Capella Education Company stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Capella Education Company stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Capella’s shares have widely outperformed the Zacks categorized Schools industry in the last one year. Capella University’s educational programs are specifically designed to meet the educational needs of working adults in targeted professions. The company’s investments in innovation, academic infrastructure and new business models are likely to drive results. FlexPath continues to be one of the company’s fastest growing programs. In 2017, the company intends to introduce additional FlexPath programs. However, headwinds such as reluctance on the part of students to take loans and sluggish demand remain major deterrents to growth." (4/24/2017)
  • 2. Credit Suisse Group AG analysts commented, "We know that Capella tuition is selectively discounted, though the company does not disclose specifics. Completion rate data applies only to first-time, full-time students. This data is therefore less helpful in evaluating Capella students, who often transfer credits from other schools they may have previously attended. The satisfaction data is not gathered in a scientific or systematic manner and is open to abuse similar to a Yelp review, in our view." (10/4/2016)

Are investors shorting Capella Education Company?

Capella Education Company saw a increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 97,084 shares, an increase of 6.8% from the March 31st total of 90,928 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 56,557 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days.

Who are some of Capella Education Company's key competitors?

Who owns Capella Education Company stock?

Capella Education Company's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.98%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.59%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (8.01%), Royce & Associates LP (6.91%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.17%) and State Street Corp (2.59%). Company insiders that own Capella Education Company stock include Darrell R Tukua, H James Dallas, J Kevin Gilligan, Jody Miller, Michael Linton, Stephen G Shank and Steven L Polacek. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Capella Education Company.

Who sold Capella Education Company stock? Who is selling Capella Education Company stock?

Capella Education Company's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Robertson Opportunity Capital LLC, Bogle Investment Management L P DE, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Capella Education Company stock in the last year include Darrell R Tukua, J Kevin Gilligan, Michael Linton and Steven L Polacek. View Insider Buying and Selling for Capella Education Company.

Who bought Capella Education Company stock? Who is buying Capella Education Company stock?

Capella Education Company's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, American Century Companies Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Geode Capital Management LLC and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have bought Capella Education Company stock in the last two years include H James Dallas and J Kevin Gilligan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Capella Education Company.

How do I buy Capella Education Company stock?

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

How much does a share of Capella Education Company stock cost?

One share of Capella Education Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.75.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $88.50 (0.85% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/25/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$85.00 -> $98.00LowView Rating Details
2/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$83.00 -> $84.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$76.00 -> $85.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016First AnalysisBoost Price TargetEqual -> Weight$71.00 -> $87.00N/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00N/AView Rating Details
7/29/2015Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$60.00 -> $54.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Earnings by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/25/2017Q1 2017$0.87$0.94$111.19 million$111.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2017Q416$0.95$0.97$110.63 million$111.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2016Q316$0.62$0.81$105.27 million$10.59 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$0.87$0.93$105.93 million$106.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.81$0.86$105.16 million$105.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/11/2016Q415$0.96$0.96$109.35 million$109.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.67$0.67$104.79 million$103.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.81$0.83$108.20 million$108.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.82$0.80$109.22 million$109.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.92$0.99$109.33 million$108.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$0.55$0.62$102.14 million$103.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214$0.84$0.86$104.30 million$104.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114$0.73$0.70$104.60 million$105.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q413$0.76$0.79$106.44 million$106.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.40$0.48$99.95 million$100.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.66$0.83$102.66 million$103.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.62$0.70$104.00 million$109.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/12/2013Q4 2012$0.74$0.68$106.09 million$107.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.28$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.64$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.78$0.82ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2012$0.91$0.85ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.60$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.90$0.99ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.83$0.90ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2011$1.10$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.52
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q2 20172$0.77$0.77$0.77
Q3 20172$0.74$0.89$0.82
Q4 20171$1.06$1.06$1.06
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Next Dividend:7/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.64
Dividend Yield:1.87%
Payout Ratio:45.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.18% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
41.73% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Dividend History by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.24%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/18/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$88.79$177,580.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Steven L. PolacekCFOSell3,576$93.51$334,391.76View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017Steven L. PolacekCFOSell7,061$93.94$663,310.34View SEC Filing  
5/3/2017Michael LintonDirectorSell625$94.23$58,893.75View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017Steven L PolacekCFOSell3,187$76.00$242,212.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2016Darrell R TukuaDirectorSell5,000$61.23$306,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2016Steven L PolacekCFOSell2,894$62.00$179,428.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016J Kevin GilliganCEOSell16,892$59.23$1,000,513.16View SEC Filing  
5/18/2016Darrell R TukuaDirectorSell250$52.23$13,057.50View SEC Filing  
4/19/2016Stephen G ShankDirectorSell5,650$50.95$287,867.50View SEC Filing  
4/18/2016Stephen G ShankDirectorSell103,257$50.69$5,234,097.33View SEC Filing  
4/13/2016Stephen G ShankDirectorSell90,841$50.20$4,560,218.20View SEC Filing  
4/8/2016Stephen G ShankDirectorSell50,133$50.46$2,529,711.18View SEC Filing  
4/5/2016Stephen G ShankDirectorSell50,119$51.94$2,603,180.86View SEC Filing  
10/21/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell12,600$54.13$682,038.00View SEC Filing  
10/20/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell37,600$55.12$2,072,512.00View SEC Filing  
10/19/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell18,573$53.03$984,926.19View SEC Filing  
10/9/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell15,200$52.96$804,992.00View SEC Filing  
10/8/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell36,466$52.92$1,929,780.72View SEC Filing  
8/31/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell3,900$50.00$195,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015J Kevin GilliganCEOBuy1,000$47.48$47,480.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2015Jody MillerDirectorSell6,165$49.70$306,400.50View SEC Filing  
7/8/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell12,800$52.41$670,848.00View SEC Filing  
7/7/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell25,000$52.64$1,316,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell15,500$54.43$843,665.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015H James DallasDirectorBuy1,859$53.79$99,995.61View SEC Filing  
1/26/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell12,314$70.01$862,103.14View SEC Filing  
1/21/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell1,690$70.00$118,300.00View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell4,196$70.14$294,307.44View SEC Filing  
1/14/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell9,569$70.12$670,978.28View SEC Filing  
1/9/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell17,036$71.20$1,212,963.20View SEC Filing  
1/7/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell17,345$70.53$1,223,342.85View SEC Filing  
1/5/2015Stephen G ShankDirectorSell17,850$73.49$1,311,796.50View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Stephen G ShankDirectorSell3,223$69.44$223,805.12View SEC Filing  
11/13/2014Stephen G ShankDirectorSell48,458$69.30$3,358,139.40View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Stephen G ShankDirectorSell35,411$69.01$2,443,713.11View SEC Filing  
11/5/2014Stephen G ShankDirectorSell38,158$69.52$2,652,744.16View SEC Filing  
11/3/2014Stephen G ShankDirectorSell74,750$71.06$5,311,735.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell1,379$67.50$93,082.50View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell14,096$65.99$930,195.04View SEC Filing  
8/7/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell7,224$65.62$474,038.88View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell8,881$65.00$577,265.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell4,944$65.24$322,546.56View SEC Filing  
8/4/2014Gregory W ThomSVPSell3,426$64.60$221,319.60View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Andrew M SlavittDirectorSell11,300$55.83$630,879.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Michael L LomaxDirectorSell1,414$57.12$80,767.68View SEC Filing  
5/5/2014Jeffrey TaylorDirectorSell1,400$60.16$84,224.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2014Darrell TukuaDirectorSell1,282$60.00$76,920.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2013Jody MillerDirectorSell1,996$64.63$129,001.48View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Darrell R TukuaDirectorSell3,993$40.00$159,720.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Latest Headlines for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateHeadline logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) CEO Sells $177,580.00 in Stock - May 19 at 8:28 PM logoCapella Education Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CPLA-US : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 8:35 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Capital Gemini, Capella Education and Hawaiian Electric Industries - May 18 at 4:23 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) CFO Steven L. Polacek Sells 3,576 Shares - May 8 at 7:56 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Director Michael Linton Sells 625 Shares - May 6 at 12:58 AM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - May 5 at 11:48 PM logoSteven L. Polacek Sells 7,061 Shares of Capella Education Company (CPLA) Stock - May 5 at 8:38 AM logoInsider Selling: Capella Education Company (CPLA) Director Sells 625 Shares of Stock - May 4 at 10:40 PM logoCapella Education Company to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference - May 4 at 4:35 PM logoCapella Education Company Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.41 (CPLA) - May 3 at 9:12 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.02 - May 1 at 6:08 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Short Interest Up 6.8% in April - April 29 at 11:56 PM logoETFs with exposure to Capella Education Co. : April 28, 2017 - April 28 at 5:26 PM logoCapella Education Company Forecasted to Earn Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.74 Per Share (CPLA) - April 28 at 1:54 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Capella Education Company (CPLA) Share Price - April 27 at 8:31 PM logoCapella Education Co. :CPLA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : April 27, 2017 - April 27 at 4:58 PM logoCapella Education Company to Post Q2 2017 Earnings of $0.77 Per Share, First Analysis Forecasts (CPLA) - April 27 at 9:46 AM logoBlog Coverage Premium Education Company Nord Anglia Education Set to be Privatized - April 26 at 5:52 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) Tops Q1 Earnings, Enrollments Up - April 26 at 5:52 PM logoBarrington Research Increases Capella Education Company (CPLA) Price Target to $98.00 - April 25 at 5:34 PM logoCapella Education Company Reports First Quarter 2017 Results - April 25 at 12:04 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.07 EPS - April 25 at 10:39 AM logoCapella beats 1Q profit forecasts - April 25 at 7:07 AM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Downgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research - April 24 at 6:51 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.33 - April 24 at 4:32 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) to Release Earnings on Tuesday - April 23 at 7:16 AM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.57 - April 20 at 10:28 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Capella Education Company (CPLA) to Buy - April 18 at 2:30 PM logoSomewhat Favorable Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Capella Education Company (CPLA) Share Price - April 17 at 7:51 PM logoWhy Is Capella Education (CPLA) Up 3.8% Since the Last Earnings Report? - March 30 at 4:52 PM logoCapella Education Company to Report First Quarter 2017 Results on April 25, 2017 - March 29 at 12:07 PM logoCapella CEO Kevin Gilligan's compensation increases 36 percent year over year - March 9 at 5:01 PM logoCapella Education founder to retire from board - February 28 at 12:13 PM logoFounder and Former CEO of Capella Education Company, Stephen G. Shank, to Retire From Board of Directors in May - February 28 at 12:13 PM logoCapella Education Company Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend - February 22 at 4:40 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - February 22 at 4:40 PM logoCompany Profile for Capella University - February 17 at 5:45 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) Tops Q4 Earnings, Revenue Estimates - February 16 at 11:45 AM logoEdited Transcript of CPLA earnings conference call or presentation 14-Feb-17 2:00pm GMT - February 14 at 10:17 PM logoCapella Education Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoCapella Education's (CPLA) CEO Kevin Gilligan on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoQ4 2016 Capella Education Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoDeVry Slips: Back To School For Brazil Loans - February 7 at 10:35 PM logoDeVry University Introduces Innovative Extended Classrooms - January 20 at 5:36 PM logoCapella Education Company to Report Fourth Quarter … - January 13 at 2:52 AM logoCapella Education Company to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on Feb. 14, 2017 - January 12 at 4:51 PM logoGallup Survey Finds Capella University Alumni Beat National Average for Workplace Engagement; Report Above-Average Satisfaction with Their Alma Mater - January 3 at 5:03 PM logoCapella Education Rallies to a 52-Week High on Innovation - December 22 at 4:38 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial S - December 13 at 5:07 PM



Capella Education Company (CPLA) Chart for Tuesday, May, 23, 2017

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