NASDAQ:LAUR - Laureate International Universities Stock Price, Price Target & More

$14.34 +0.04 (+0.28 %)
(As of 04/20/2018 09:12 AM ET)
Previous Close$14.30
Today's Range$14.15 - $14.57
52-Week Range$10.46 - $18.96
Volume270,500 shs
Average Volume370,104 shs
Market Capitalization$2.68 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.74

About Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR)

Laureate International Universities logoLaureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through universities and higher education institutions. It operates through six segments: Brazil, Mexico, Andean & Iberian, Central America & U.S. Campuses, EMEAA, and Online & Partnerships. The company offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. It also operates online institutions that offer professionally-oriented degree programs primarily for the working adults with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Laureate Education, Inc. is a subsidiary of Wengen Alberta, Limited Partnership.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Educational services
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorConsumer Discretionary
SymbolNASDAQ:LAUR
CUSIPN/A
Phone410-843-6100

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio2.05%
Current Ratio0.94%
Quick Ratio0.94%

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E Ratio51.21
P/E Growth4.29

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.38 billion
Price / Sales0.61
Cash Flow$1.9069 per share
Price / Cash7.52
Book Value$8.47 per share
Price / Book1.69

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.20)
Net Income$91.46 million
Net Margins2.09%
Return on Equity7.52%
Return on Assets1.47%

Miscellaneous

Employees65,000
Outstanding Shares187,490,000

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Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laureate International Universities' stock symbol?

Laureate International Universities trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LAUR."

How were Laureate International Universities' earnings last quarter?

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 20th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $1.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.23 billion. Laureate International Universities had a net margin of 2.09% and a return on equity of 7.52%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. View Laureate International Universities' Earnings History.

When is Laureate International Universities' next earnings date?

Laureate International Universities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May, 10th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Laureate International Universities.

What price target have analysts set for LAUR?

7 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Laureate International Universities' stock. Their predictions range from $15.00 to $19.00. On average, they anticipate Laureate International Universities' stock price to reach $17.8571 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Laureate International Universities.

Who are some of Laureate International Universities' key competitors?

Who are Laureate International Universities' key executives?

Laureate International Universities' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Eilif Serck-Hanssen, CEO & Director (Age 52)
  • Mr. Ricardo Berckemeyer, Pres & COO (Age 48)
  • Ms. Paula R. Singer, Chief Exec. Officer of Walden & Laureate Online Partners (Age 64)
  • Mr. Jean-Jacques Charhon, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Richard J. Patro, Chief Information Officer (Age 57)

When did Laureate International Universities IPO?

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

Has Laureate International Universities been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about LAUR stock has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Laureate International Universities earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.78 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

How do I buy shares of Laureate International Universities?

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 International Universities' stock price today?

One share of LAUR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $14.34.

How big of a company is Laureate International Universities?

Laureate International Universities has a market capitalization of $2.68 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 International Universities employs 65,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Laureate International Universities?

Laureate International Universities' 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 International Universities (LAUR)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  127 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  116 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  243
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Laureate International Universities 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.

Analyst Ratings

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Price Target and Consensus Rating

  (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
7 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Laureate International Universities in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $17.8571, suggesting that the stock has a possible upside of 24.53%. The high price target for LAUR is $19.00 and the low price target for LAUR is $15.00. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Buy."
Today30 Days Ago90 Days Ago180 Days Ago
Consensus Rating: BuyBuyBuyBuy
Consensus Rating Score: 2.862.862.772.77
Ratings Breakdown: 0 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
1 Hold Rating(s)
6 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
0 Sell Rating(s)
3 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Price Target: $17.8571$17.8571$17.0667$17.2750
Price Target Upside: 24.53% upside24.44% upside5.87% upside21.65% upside

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Consensus Price Target History

Price Target History for Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR)

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Analyst Ratings History

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
2/1/2018Piper JaffrayReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
1/17/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$18.00HighView Rating Details
1/17/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$18.00HighView Rating Details
11/20/2017BarclaysLower Price TargetEqual Weight -> Equal Weight$17.00 -> $15.00N/AView Rating Details
11/16/2017Morgan StanleySet Price TargetBuy$18.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetOutperform$20.00 -> $19.00N/AView Rating Details
11/9/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$21.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
3/20/2017William BlairInitiated CoverageMarket PerformMediumView Rating Details
3/8/2017JPMorgan ChaseInitiated CoveragePositive -> Overweight$15.50LowView Rating Details
3/6/2017Goldman SachsInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$15.10N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017CitigroupInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$16.70N/AView Rating Details
2/27/2017Barrington ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$18.00N/AView Rating Details
2/27/2017MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$17.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/20/2016 forward)

Earnings

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Earnings History and Estimates Chart

Earnings by Quarter for Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR)

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Earnings Estimates

2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20181($0.52)($0.52)($0.52)
Q2 20181$0.52$0.52$0.52
Q3 20181($0.21)($0.21)($0.21)
Q4 20181$0.68$0.68$0.68

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ LAUR) Earnings History by Quarter

DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2018($0.47)N/AView Earnings Details
3/20/2018Q4 2017$0.29$0.48$1.2293 billion$1.2612 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2017Q3 2017($0.61)($1.02)$972.59 million$983.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2017Q2 2017$0.53$0.28$1.2390 billion$1.2774 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/11/2017Q1 17($0.95)($1.05)$832.00 million$855.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/28/2017Q4 2016$0.29$0.33$1.1555 billion$1.1760 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Earnings results data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR) Dividend History by Quarter

AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ LAUR) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History

Insider Ownership Percentage: 13.10%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 29.98%
Insider Trading History for Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ:LAUR)

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ LAUR) Insider Trading History

Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
8/30/2017Ricardo M. BerckemeyerCOOSell47,983$14.29$685,677.07View SEC Filing  
8/14/2017Richard J. PatroCEOSell16,383$15.21$249,185.43View SEC Filing  
2/1/2017George MunozDirectorBuy12,000$12.80$153,600.003,000View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Laureate International Universities (NASDAQ LAUR) News Headlines

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DateHeadline
New Baltimore fintech raises $2M from Doug Becker, TEDCONew Baltimore fintech raises $2M from Doug Becker, TEDCO
finance.yahoo.com - April 18 at 9:48 AM
ValuEngine Upgrades Laureate International Universities (LAUR) to SellValuEngine Upgrades Laureate International Universities (LAUR) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 11:10 PM
Boosted by IPO, Laureate's former CEO Becker took home $23 million in 2017Boosted by IPO, Laureate's former CEO Becker took home $23 million in 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 4:13 PM
Laureate International Universities (LAUR) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by BrokeragesLaureate International Universities (LAUR) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 11:21 AM
Laureate International Universities (LAUR) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment ResearchLaureate International Universities (LAUR) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 11 at 7:56 AM
Laureate International Universities (LAUR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $840.41 MillionLaureate International Universities (LAUR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $840.41 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 4:47 AM
 Analysts Expect Laureate International Universities (LAUR) to Post -$0.46 Earnings Per Share Analysts Expect Laureate International Universities (LAUR) to Post -$0.46 Earnings Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 3:22 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Upgraded at Zacks Investment ResearchLaureate Education (LAUR) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 12:31 PM
Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Laureate Education (LAUR)Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Laureate Education (LAUR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 7:10 PM
Credit Suisse Group Trims Laureate Education (LAUR) Target Price to $19.00Credit Suisse Group Trims Laureate Education (LAUR) Target Price to $19.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 4:56 PM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Price Target Cut to $17.00Laureate Education (LAUR) Price Target Cut to $17.00
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 4:56 PM
Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan six years after she was shot by TalibanNobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan six years after she was shot by Taliban
www.reuters.com - March 30 at 4:14 PM
Who Are The Major Shareholders In Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR)?Who Are The Major Shareholders In Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR)?
finance.yahoo.com - March 30 at 9:56 AM
Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Laureate Education (LAUR) to SellZacks Investment Research Downgrades Laureate Education (LAUR) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 7:28 PM
Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Returns to PakistanNobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai Returns to Pakistan
www.msn.com - March 29 at 4:12 PM
Nobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan six years after she was shot by Taliban: TVNobel laureate Malala returns to Pakistan six years after she was shot by Taliban: TV
www.reuters.com - March 29 at 10:13 AM
The News: Nobel laureate Malala makes first visit to Pakistan since Taliban shootingThe News: Nobel laureate Malala makes first visit to Pakistan since Taliban shooting
www.msn.com - March 29 at 10:13 AM
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan, 6 years after she was shot by the TalibanNobel laureate Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan, 6 years after she was shot by the Taliban
www.businessinsider.com - March 29 at 10:13 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Rating Reiterated by Robert W. BairdLaureate Education (LAUR) Rating Reiterated by Robert W. Baird
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 10:22 PM
Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Reduced by Barrington ResearchQ2 2018 EPS Estimates for Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Reduced by Barrington Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 1:20 AM
Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $833.89 MillionLaureate Education Inc (LAUR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $833.89 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 9:06 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Upgraded at ValuEngineLaureate Education (LAUR) Upgraded at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 10:46 PM
Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.43 Per ShareZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.43 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 22 at 3:08 AM
Laureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript - Motley FoolLaureate Education, Inc. (LAUR) Q4 2017 Earnings Conference Call Transcript - Motley Fool
www.fool.com - March 21 at 4:06 PM
Laureate Education Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release)Laureate Education Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - March 21 at 11:00 AM
Laureate Education misses 4Q profit forecastsLaureate Education misses 4Q profit forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 11:00 AM
Laureate Education Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial ResultsLaureate Education Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 11:00 AM
Edited Transcript of LAUR earnings conference call or presentation 20-Mar-18 9:00pm GMTEdited Transcript of LAUR earnings conference call or presentation 20-Mar-18 9:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 11:00 AM
Laureate profit soars on tax benefit, increased enrollment in 4QLaureate profit soars on tax benefit, increased enrollment in 4Q
finance.yahoo.com - March 21 at 11:00 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Releases Quarterly  Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.15 EPSLaureate Education (LAUR) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.15 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 20 at 5:20 PM
7 Stocks To Watch For March 20, 2018 | Benzinga - Benzinga7 Stocks To Watch For March 20, 2018 | Benzinga - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - March 20 at 4:05 PM
After-Hours Earnings Report for March 20, 2018 : FDX, AIR, SCS, LAUR, DXPE, RKDA, UQM, NBY - NasdaqAfter-Hours Earnings Report for March 20, 2018 : FDX, AIR, SCS, LAUR, DXPE, RKDA, UQM, NBY - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 20 at 4:05 PM
Laureate Education, Inc. Class A to Host Earnings CallLaureate Education, Inc. Class A to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - March 20 at 4:05 PM
Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from BrokeragesLaureate Education Inc (LAUR) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 17 at 11:38 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) to Release Quarterly Earnings on TuesdayLaureate Education (LAUR) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 15 at 1:38 PM
Laureate Education Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - GlobeNewswire (press release)Laureate Education Announces Date of Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - March 14 at 10:52 AM
$0.31 Earnings Per Share Expected for Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) This Quarter$0.31 Earnings Per Share Expected for Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 11:22 PM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngineLaureate Education (LAUR) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 4 at 3:24 PM
Investors In Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) Are Paying Above The Intrinsic ValueInvestors In Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ:LAUR) Are Paying Above The Intrinsic Value
finance.yahoo.com - March 3 at 9:46 AM
Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp Reduces Holdings in Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)Lombard Odier Asset Management USA Corp Reduces Holdings in Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 2 at 6:16 PM
Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Holdings Decreased by Spark Investment Management LLCLaureate Education Inc (LAUR) Holdings Decreased by Spark Investment Management LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 1 at 6:58 PM
This Mornings Technical Outlook on Services Stocks -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Laureate Education, RYB Education, and ConnsThis Morning's Technical Outlook on Services Stocks -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Laureate Education, RYB Education, and Conn's
www.bizjournals.com - February 28 at 9:41 AM
Eaton Vance Management Sells 897,219 Shares of Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)Eaton Vance Management Sells 897,219 Shares of Laureate Education Inc (LAUR)
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 27 at 12:54 PM
Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by BrokeragesLaureate Education Inc (LAUR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 20 at 4:26 PM
Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.24 BillionLaureate Education Inc (LAUR) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.24 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 18 at 5:46 AM
Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Will Post Earnings of $0.31 Per ShareZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Laureate Education Inc (LAUR) Will Post Earnings of $0.31 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 16 at 7:58 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) & RISE Education Cayman (REDU) Head to Head ReviewLaureate Education (LAUR) & RISE Education Cayman (REDU) Head to Head Review
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 7 at 8:36 AM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Lowered to Sell at ValuEngineLaureate Education (LAUR) Lowered to Sell at ValuEngine
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 4 at 11:54 PM
Laureate Education (LAUR) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment ResearchLaureate Education (LAUR) Cut to "Sell" at Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 3 at 6:22 AM
Laureate Education, Inc. Announces Repayment of Term Loan Debt and Successful Repricing - GlobeNewswire (press release)Laureate Education, Inc. Announces Repayment of Term Loan Debt and Successful Repricing - GlobeNewswire (press release)
globenewswire.com - February 2 at 4:50 PM

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