NASDAQ:LAUR - Laureate Education Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$15.19 +0.14 (+0.93 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 06:05 AM ET)
Previous Close$15.05
Today's Range$15.05 - $15.32
52-Week Range$12.70 - $17.15
Volume416,327 shs
Average Volume949,164 shs
Market Capitalization$3.37 billion
P/E Ratio-12.66
Dividend YieldN/A
Laureate Education, Inc. engages in the provision of higher educational services to undergraduate and graduate degree programs, through the Laureate International Universities network, offers different fields of study including business, education, engineering, information technology, law, and medicine. The firm also provides higher education in fields of study such as Business & Management; Medicine & Health Sciences; Engineering & Information Technology; Architecture, Art & Design; Law & Legal Studies; Education, and Communications. It operates through the following geographical segments: Latin America (LatAm), Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and Global Products and Services (GPS). The LatAm segment includes Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. The Europe segment consists of Cyprus, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey. The AMEA segment consists of Australia, China, India, Malaysia, new Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Thailand. The GPS segment focuses on the fully online universities and campus-based institutions in the U.S. The company was founded by Douglas L. Becker in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Educational services
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:LAUR


Current Ratio0.95
Quick Ratio0.95


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.38 billion
Price / Sales0.78
Cash Flow$1.9204 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.91
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.79


Net Income$91.46 million
Net Margins11.83%
Return on Assets3.87%


Market Cap$3.37 billion

Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laureate Education's stock symbol?

Laureate Education trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LAUR."

How were Laureate Education's earnings last quarter?

Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 8th. The company reported ($0.18) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.04. The company earned $787.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $929.30 million. Laureate Education had a return on equity of 14.99% and a net margin of 11.83%. Laureate Education's revenue for the quarter was down 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($1.02) earnings per share. View Laureate Education's Earnings History.

When is Laureate Education's next earnings date?

Laureate Education is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Laureate Education.

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

Laureate Education issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.34-3.355 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.26 billion.

What price target have analysts set for LAUR?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Laureate Education's stock. Their forecasts range from $17.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Laureate Education's stock price to reach $18.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 21.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Laureate Education.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laureate Education?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laureate Education in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Laureate Education.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Laureate Education stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Laureate Education stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Laureate Education, Inc. is a degree-granting higher education institutions. The company offers high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized programs. Laureate Education, Inc. is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. " (1/16/2019)
  • 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We believe the revenue shortfall versus our forecast was due to a greater‐than‐expected impact from changes in accounting rules. During the quarter, the company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2014‐ 19, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which had a negative impact of $2.3 million. We had expected a negative impact of $1 million." (4/27/2018)

Has Laureate Education been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about LAUR stock have been trending very negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Laureate Education earned a coverage optimism score of -3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Laureate Education's key competitors?

Who are Laureate Education's key executives?

Laureate Education's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Eilif Serck-Hanssen, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Ricardo Berckemeyer, President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Jean-Jacques Charhon, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Karl D. Salnoske, Chief Information Officer
  • Victoria Elizabeth Silbey, Secretary, Chief Legal Officer & Senior VP

When did Laureate Education IPO?

(LAUR) raised $536 million in an IPO on Wednesday, February 1st 2017. The company issued 29,000,000 shares at $17.00-$20.00 per share. Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Macquarie Capital, J.P. Morgan, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup, KKR and Goldman Sachs served as the underwriters for the IPO and Baird, Barrington Research, Piper Jaffray, Stifel, William Blair, Bradesco BBI and BTG Pactual were co-managers.

How do I buy shares of Laureate Education?

Shares of LAUR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Laureate Education's stock price today?

One share of LAUR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.19.

How big of a company is Laureate Education?

Laureate Education has a market capitalization of $3.37 billion and generates $4.38 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $91.46 million in net income (profit) each year or ($1.20) on an earnings per share basis. Laureate Education employs 65,000 workers across the globe.

What is Laureate Education's official website?

The official website for Laureate Education is

How can I contact Laureate Education?

Laureate Education's mailing address is 650 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore MD, 21202. The company can be reached via phone at 410-843-6100 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Laureate Education (NASDAQ LAUR)

Community Ranking:  2.7 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  209 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  183 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  392
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Laureate Education and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LAUR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LAUR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by Staff

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