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: General Education Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CPLA
  • CUSIP: 13959410
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $801.86 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 11,671,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $68.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.94
  • 52 Week Range: $58.29 - $99.25
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.69
  • P/E Growth: 2.22
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $438.59 million
  • Price / Sales: 1.85
  • Book Value: $19.26 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.60
  • Annual Dividend: $1.64
  • Dividend Yield: 2.4%
  • EBITDA: $71.59 million
  • Net Margins: 10.49%
  • Return on Equity: 20.23%
  • Return on Assets: 15.34%
  • Current Ratio: 4.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 4.12%
  • Average Volume: 57,448 shs.
  • Beta: 0.44
  • Short Ratio: 1.92

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.41 per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. View Capella Education Company's Dividend History.

How were Capella Education Company's earnings last quarter?

Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 25th. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $109.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.89 million. Capella Education Company had a net margin of 10.49% and a return on equity of 20.23%. The business's revenue was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.93 earnings per share. 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 Tuesday, October, 31st 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 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Capella Education Company's shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $90.00. On average, they anticipate Capella Education Company's share price to reach $87.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Capella Education Company.

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

Who are Capella Education Company's key executives?

Capella Education Company's management team includes the folowing people:

  • J. Kevin Gilligan, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Steven L. Polacek, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Richard P. Senese Ph.D., Capella University President and Chief Academic Officer
  • Peter M. Ramstad Ph.D., Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Andrew E. Watt, Senior Vice President of Post-Secondary Education
  • Renee L. Jackson, Vice President, General Counsel
  • David W. Smith, Lead Independent Director
  • Rita D. Brogley, Independent Director
  • H. James Dallas, Independent Director
  • Michael A. Linton, Independent Director

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.

What is Capella Education Company's stock price today?

One share of Capella Education Company stock can currently be purchased for approximately $69.35.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ CPLA)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  130 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  223 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  353
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Capella Education Company 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 Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $87.00 (25.45% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Price Target History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Analysts' Ratings History for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$86.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Barrington ResearchLower Price TargetOutperform$98.00 -> $90.00HighView Rating Details
11/18/2016Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> 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 CorporationReiterated RatingNeutral$47.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 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
10/31/2017$0.68N/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2017Q2 2017$0.80$0.90$109.89 million$109.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $3.36
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q2 20172$0.77$0.77$0.77
Q3 20172$0.68$0.69$0.69
Q4 20172$1.00$1.06$1.03
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA)
Most Recent Dividend:10/13/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.64
Dividend Yield:2.36%
Payout Ratio:42.38% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.07% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
44.20% (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: 3.56%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.54%
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
7/25/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$82.18$164,360.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$87.36$174,720.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$84.01$168,020.00View SEC Filing  
7/5/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$85.03$170,060.00View SEC Filing  
6/27/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$85.58$171,160.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$86.99$173,980.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$85.63$171,260.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017J Kevin GilliganCEOSell2,000$86.31$172,620.00View SEC Filing  
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 Co. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CPLA) : October 16, 2017 - October 16 at 6:14 PM logoCapella Education Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CPLA-US : October 13, 2017 - October 13 at 6:02 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) and Its Peers Head to Head Analysis - October 11 at 4:30 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 11 at 12:44 PM logoReviewing Capella Education (CPLA) and The Competition - October 8 at 10:38 AM logoCapella Education (CPLA) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Review - October 5 at 2:26 PM logoCritical Contrast: Capella Education (CPLA) & Its Peers - October 4 at 10:38 AM logoCapella Education Company to Report Third Quarter 2017 Results on Oct. 31, 2017 - October 3 at 5:20 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) & Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Head-To-Head Survey - September 26 at 2:32 PM logoAnalyzing Capella Education (CPLA) and Its Competitors - September 16 at 10:32 AM logoComparing Capella Education (CPLA) & Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) - September 7 at 4:28 AM logoCapella Education (CPLA) & Xueda Education Group (XUE) Head to Head Comparison - August 30 at 2:12 PM logoReviewing Capella Education (CPLA) and Apollo Education Group (APOL) - August 28 at 6:18 AM logoReviewing Xueda Education Group (XUE) and Capella Education (CPLA) - August 25 at 4:30 PM logoCapella Education Co. : CPLA-US: Dividend Analysis : August 25th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : August 23, 2017 - August 23 at 6:45 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - August 22 at 1:14 PM logoHead to Head Analysis: Apollo Education Group (APOL) and Capella Education (CPLA) - August 20 at 4:22 PM logoCapella Education Company to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences - August 17 at 6:44 PM logoReviewing Capella Education (CPLA) and Nord Anglia Education (NORD) - August 17 at 2:14 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Capella Education Co. - August 9 at 11:01 PM logoDeVry Education Group (ATGE) vs. Capella Education (CPLA) Critical Review - August 9 at 10:26 AM logoContrasting Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) & Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (LINC) - August 9 at 7:11 AM logoETFs with exposure to Capella Education Co. : August 8, 2017 - August 8 at 5:12 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.41 - August 4 at 6:23 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) CEO Sells $164,360.00 in Stock - July 27 at 7:43 PM logoBrokers Set Expectations for Capella Education Company's Q4 2017 Earnings (CPLA) - July 27 at 12:09 PM logoBarrington Research Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) - July 27 at 12:09 PM logoEdited Transcript of CPLA earnings conference call or presentation 25-Jul-17 1:00pm GMT - July 27 at 3:24 AM logoCapella Education Co. :CPLA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 26, 2017 - July 27 at 3:24 AM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Price Target Lowered to $79.45 at BMO Capital Markets - July 26 at 6:51 PM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Capella Education Company Decreased by Barrington Research (CPLA) - July 26 at 10:17 AM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $0.69 Per Share, First Analysis Forecasts - July 26 at 10:11 AM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Price Target Lowered to $90.00 at Barrington Research - July 25 at 5:45 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) Tops Q2 EPS by 10c, Offers Outlook - July 25 at 5:25 PM logoCapella Education's (CPLA) CEO Kevin Gilligan on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - July 25 at 5:24 PM logoInvestor Network: Capella Education Company to Host Earnings Call - July 25 at 5:24 PM logoCapella Education Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - July 25 at 5:24 PM logoCapella beats 2Q profit forecasts - July 25 at 5:24 PM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) Issues Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.10 EPS - July 25 at 10:41 AM logoWill Capella Education (CPLA) Disappoint in Q2 Earnings? - July 21 at 7:01 PM logoCapella Education (CPLA) & DeVry Education Group (ATGE) Head to Head Analysis - July 21 at 8:08 AM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) CEO J Kevin Gilligan Sells 2,000 Shares - July 20 at 7:44 PM logoCapella Education Co. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : CPLA-US : July 19, 2017 - July 19 at 6:39 PM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday - July 18 at 8:23 AM logoCapella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) CEO Sells $168,020.00 in Stock - July 13 at 7:52 PM logoBarrington Research Comments on Capella Education Company's Q4 2017 Earnings (CPLA) - July 10 at 7:37 AM logoAlice Hill Takes Helm at Hackbright Academy as New CEO - July 8 at 9:56 AM logoCapella Education Company (CPLA) CEO Sells $170,060.00 in Stock - July 7 at 8:18 PM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Capital Gemini, Capella Education and Hawaiian Electric Industries - May 18 at 4:23 PM logoCapella beats 1Q profit forecasts - April 25 at 7:07 AM



Capella Education Company (CPLA) Chart for Tuesday, October, 17, 2017

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