Capella Education Company Company Profile (NASDAQ:CPLA)

About Capella Education Company

Capella Education Company logoCapella Education Company is an online postsecondary education services company. The Company's academic programs are delivered through its subsidiary, Capella University (the University), which is an online academic institution offering online postsecondary education services primarily to working adults. The Company also offers educational programming through its other subsidiaries, including Arden University, Ltd., which is a provider of United Kingdom university distance learning qualifications that markets, develops and delivers these programs across the world; Sophia Learning LLC (Sophia), which supports self-paced learning; Capella Learning Solutions (CLS), provides online training solutions and services to corporate partners, which are delivered through the Company's online learning platform, and Hackbright Academy, which is a non-degree software engineering school for women. The Company's subsidiary, DevMountain, LLC, is involved in software coding industry.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: Education & Training Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: CPLA
  • CUSIP: 13959410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $77.70
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $84.40
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $73.48
  • 52-Week Range: $43.81 - $90.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.42
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.28
  • P/E Growth: 2.22
  • Market Cap: $897.05M
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,545,000
  • Beta: 0.67
  • Net Margins: 10.10%
  • Return on Equity: 21.44%
  • Return on Assets: 16.25%
  • Current Ratio: 3.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.01%
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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: $81.50 (4.89% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/15/2017BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$83.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details
11/18/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$76.00 -> $85.00View Rating Details
11/18/2016First AnalysisBoost Price TargetEqual -> Weight$71.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
10/26/2016Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$66.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
1/22/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00View Rating Details
7/29/2015Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$60.00 -> $54.00View Rating Details
4/29/2015Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$65.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/21/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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$0.82$105.93 million$106.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.81$0.78$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$0.83$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$0.72$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.03 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.80$0.84$0.82
Q2 20162$0.82$0.96$0.89
Q3 20162$0.61$0.62$0.62
Q4 20162$0.94$0.96$0.95
Q1 20172$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q2 20171$0.96$0.96$0.96
Q3 20171$0.85$0.85$0.85
Q4 20171$1.02$1.02$1.02
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Annual Dividend:$1.64
Dividend Yield:2.11%
Payout Ratio:45.30% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.85% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
40.69% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.24%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateHeadline logoCompany Profile for Capella University (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 17 at 5:45 PM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 16 at 9:35 PM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 16 at 9:35 PM logoCapella Education Co. :CPLA-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 16, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 16 at 4:34 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) Tops Q4 Earnings, Revenue Estimates (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 16 at 11:45 AM logoCapella Education Co. :CPLA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 15, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 16 at 11:45 AM
News IconIs Capella Education Company’s (CPLA) Liquidity As Good As Its Solvency? (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 10:17 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPLA earnings conference call or presentation 14-Feb-17 2:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 10:17 PM logoCapella Education Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoCapella Education's (CPLA) CEO Kevin Gilligan on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoCapella beats 4Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoQ4 2016 Capella Education Co Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 5:17 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 14 at 5:17 PM
News IconCapella Education Company Valuation – Initial Coverage $CPLA (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 8 at 9:52 PM logoDeVry Slips: Back To School For Brazil Loans (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 7 at 10:35 PM logoCapella Education Co. : CPLA-US: Dividend Analysis : December 22nd, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 7, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 7 at 5:35 PM
News IconSADIF Analytics releases new summary due diligence report for Capella Education Co ($CPLA). (NASDAQ:CPLA) - February 4 at 4:32 PM logoDeVry University Introduces Innovative Extended Classrooms (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 20 at 5:36 PM logoCapella Education Co. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CPLA) : January 18, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 18 at 4:49 PM logoETFs with exposure to Capella Education Co. : January 17, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 17 at 5:18 PM logoCapella Education Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CPLA-US : January 13, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 13 at 5:11 PM logoCapella Education Company to Report Fourth Quarter … (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 13 at 2:52 AM logoCapella Education Company to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results on Feb. 14, 2017 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 12 at 4:51 PM
News IconGallup Survey Finds Capella University Alumni Beat National Average for Workplace Engagement; Report Above-Average Satisfacti... (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 3 at 5:03 PM logoGallup Survey Finds Capella University Alumni Beat National Average for Workplace Engagement; Report Above-Average Satisfaction with Their Alma Mater (NASDAQ:CPLA) - January 3 at 5:03 PM logoCapella Education Rallies to a 52-Week High on Innovation (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 22 at 4:38 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION COMPANY : ex-dividend day (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 20 at 9:01 AM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial S (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 13 at 5:07 PM logoBRIEF-Capella Education Company announces increase in quarterly cash dividend (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 8 at 9:20 PM logoCapella Education Declares 5.1% Quarterly Dividend Hike (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 8 at 7:16 AM logo4:10 pm Capella Education increases quarterly dividend to $0.41/share from $0.39/share (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 7 at 10:06 PM logoCapella Education Company Announces Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 7 at 5:04 PM logoIt's Going to Take More Than Lax Regulation to Turn Around For-profit Education Sector (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 6 at 11:50 AM
News IconCharts I'm Stalking: Action Practice #7 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - December 3 at 5:37 AM logoCapella Education downgraded by Credit Suisse (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 18 at 1:36 PM logoSony, Bosch Security Partner for Video Security Solutions (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 16 at 8:47 AM logoLooking for a Top Momentum Stock? 3 Reasons Why Capella Education (CPLA) is a Great Choice (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 10 at 12:48 PM
News IconCapella Education Co. (CPLA) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 8 at 3:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Looks Good: Stock Up 6.6% (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 4 at 1:53 PM logo5 Rock-Solid Stocks to Buy in November (NASDAQ:CPLA) - November 1 at 4:33 PM logoCAPELLA EDUCATION CO Financials (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 28 at 4:04 PM logoCan the Rally in Capella Education (CPLA) Shares Continue? (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 27 at 4:43 PM logoCapella Education Co. :CPLA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 26 at 4:24 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) Tops Q3 Earnings, Lags Revenues (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 26 at 4:24 PM logoCapella Education Co.: Leads amongst peers with strong fundamentals (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 26 at 4:24 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPLA earnings conference call or presentation 25-Oct-16 1:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 26 at 9:16 AM logoCapella beats 3Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 25 at 9:17 AM logoCapella Education : beats 3Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 25 at 9:17 AM logoApollo Education (APOL) Posts Q4 Earnings, Enrollment Soft (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 21 at 9:40 AM logoCapella Education Co. : CPLA-US: Dividend Analysis : August 26th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 19, 2016 (NASDAQ:CPLA) - October 19 at 4:48 PM


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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, December 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, January 13th. This represents a $1.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 20th. This is a positive change from Capella Education Company's previous quarterly dividend of $0.39.

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 price objectives for Capella Education Company's stock. Their forecasts range from $70.00 to $87.00. On average, they expect Capella Education Company's stock price to reach $81.50 in the next year.

When will Capella Education Company announce their earnings?

Capella Education Company is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, April, 24th 2017.

What are analysts saying about Capella Education Company stock?

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

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Capella’s adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2.1% but decreased 7.6% year over year. Operating margin decreased 290 basis points. New enrollment for Capella University was down 1% from the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily due to persistent volatility. Also, Capella’s shares lost over 11% in the last three months, underperforming the Zacks categorized Schools industry. Though Capella’s investments on innovation, academic infrastructure and new business models are likely to drive outcome, we await better visibility." (2/17/2017)

  • Credit Suisse Group 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)

Who owns Capella Education Company stock?

Capella Education Company's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (8.03%), Royce & Associates LP (7.16%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.16%), State Street Corp (2.56%), Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN (1.28%) and Handelsbanken Fonder AB (0.98%). Company insiders that own Capella Education Company stock include Darrell R Tukua, H James Dallas, J Kevin Gilligan, Jody Miller, Stephen G Shank and Steven L Polacek.

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 Royce & Associates LP, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Robertson Opportunity Capital LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Systematic Financial Management LP and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. Company insiders that have sold Capella Education Company stock in the last year include Darrell R Tukua, J Kevin Gilligan, Stephen G Shank and Steven L Polacek.

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 Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Allianz Asset Management AG, Bogle Investment Management L P DE, State Street Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC and A.R.T. Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Capella Education Company stock in the last two years include H James Dallas and J Kevin Gilligan.

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 $77.70.

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Chart for Tuesday, February, 21, 2017

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

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Earnings by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)

Last Updated on 2/21/2017 by Staff