2U Company Profile (NASDAQ:TWOU)


2U logo2U, Inc. is a provider of an integrated solution consisting of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) combined with technology-enabled services (together, the Platform) that allows colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs. The Company's SaaS technology consists of a learning environment (Online Campus), which acts as the hub for all student and faculty academic and social interaction, and a suite of integrated applications, which the Company uses to launch, operate and support the Company's clients' programs. The Company also provides a suite of technology-enabled services optimized with data analysis and machine learning techniques that support the complete lifecycle of a higher education program, including attracting students, advising students through the admissions application process, providing technical, success coaching and other support, facilitating accessibility to individuals with disabilities, and facilitating in-program field placements.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: IT Services & Consulting
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:TWOU
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web: 2u.com
  • Market Cap: $3.21502 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 47,924,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $55.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $48.25
  • 52 Week Range: $29.23 - $61.88
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -84.73
  • P/E Growth: -20.16
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $239.13 million
  • Price / Sales: 12.40
  • Book Value: $3.99 per share
  • Price / Book: 15.50
  • EBITDA: ($20,120,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -10.10%
  • Return on Equity: -12.48%
  • Return on Assets: -9.65%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.08%
  • Current Ratio: 3.28%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.28%
  • Average Volume: 451,168 shs.
  • Beta: -0.22
  • Short Ratio: 26.41

Frequently Asked Questions for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)

What is 2U's stock symbol?

2U trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "TWOU."

How were 2U's earnings last quarter?

2U, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) announced its earnings results on Thursday, February, 23rd. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.01. The business earned $57.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $56.39 million. 2U had a negative return on equity of 12.48% and a negative net margin of 10.10%. The company's revenue was up 32.6% compared to the same quarter last year. View 2U's Earnings History.

What guidance has 2U issued on next quarter's earnings?

2U updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ($0.19-0.17) for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of ($0.11). The company issued revenue guidance of $282.7-285.7 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $271.61 million.2U also updated its Q3 guidance to ($0.21-0.20) EPS.

Where is 2U's stock going? Where will 2U's stock price be in 2017?

10 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for 2U's stock. Their predictions range from $41.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate 2U's stock price to reach $58.50 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for 2U.

What are analysts saying about 2U stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about 2U stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "2U, Inc. is an education technology company. It is a provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that enables nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their education to students anywhere. The Company offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs in social work, science, public administration, healthcare, laws, education, and business administration. It also offers a suite of technology-enabled services including content development, student acquisition, and state authorization services, as well as application advising, student and faculty support, and in-program student field placements. 2U, Inc. is based in Landover, Maryland. " (10/11/2017)
  • 2. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "2U reported slight 4Q16 upside. FY17 revenue growth guidance was in-line and EBITDA guidance was slightly above expectations, but we believe guidance could prove conservative as 2U leverages its marketing expertise to fill the 2016 launch programs. We are also encouraged that the 2017 launch schedule has been completed as 2U can now focus on signing and slotting the 12 or more programs for 2018. With 6 of the 10 2017 programs Multi-Program Verticals (MPVs), we expect a faster enrollment ramp and path to profitability compared to the 2016 programs. LTR to TCA remains steady at 3.2x highlighting the importance of MPVs and marketing improvements. We believe 2U's strategy is working as its 4 initial programs reached an adjusted EBITDA margin of 36%, above plan and its remaining launch cohorts are above or tracking to plan." (2/24/2017)

Who are some of 2U's key competitors?

Who are 2U's key executives?

2U's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul A. Maeder, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Christopher J. Paucek, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Catherine A. Graham, Chief Financial Officer
  • Andrew Hermalyn, Executive Vice President - University Partnerships and Programs
  • James Kenigsberg, Chief Technology Officer
  • Harsha Mokkarala, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Mark J. Chernis, Independent Director
  • Timothy M. Haley, Independent Director
  • Sallie L. Krawcheck, Independent Director
  • John M. Larson, Independent Director

How do I buy 2U stock?

Shares of 2U 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 2U's stock price today?

One share of 2U stock can currently be purchased for approximately $61.85.

MarketBeat Community Rating for 2U (NASDAQ TWOU)
Community Ranking:  3.9 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  302 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  88 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  390
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about 2U 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 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 10 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $58.50 (5.42% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Price Target History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Analysts' Ratings History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/9/2017Compass PointReiterated RatingBuy$62.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$55.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$62.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$59.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$58.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$54.00 -> $56.00HighView Rating Details
8/8/2017Barrington ResearchBoost Price TargetOutperform$56.00MediumView Rating Details
7/18/2017Citigroup Inc.Initiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$57.00HighView Rating Details
7/10/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweight$50.00LowView Rating Details
11/16/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingBuy$41.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Earnings by Quarter for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Earnings History by Quarter for 2U (NASDAQ TWOU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/23/2017Q416$0.03$0.04$56.39 million$57.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316($0.09)($0.06)$50.27 million$52.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216($0.12)($0.09)$48.50 million$49.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2015Q3($0.18)($0.12)$36.23 million$37.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215($0.19)($0.14)$34.49 million$35.24 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115($0.10)($0.08)$33.63 million$34.61 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414($0.07)($0.05)$30.14 million$30.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314($0.17)($0.13)$27.10 million$28.41 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214($0.24)($0.22)$24.02 million$24.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/12/2014Q1($0.17)($0.20)$25.22 million$26.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.54)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.67)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20171($0.23)($0.23)($0.23)
Q3 20173($0.33)($0.29)($0.31)
Q4 20172($0.02)$0.02$0.00
Q1 20182($0.12)($0.09)($0.11)
Q2 20181($0.22)($0.22)($0.22)
Q3 20182($0.26)($0.22)($0.24)
Q4 20182($0.15)($0.05)($0.10)
Q1 20191($0.11)($0.11)($0.11)
Q2 20191($0.18)($0.18)($0.18)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 8.40%
Insider Trades by Quarter for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for 2U (NASDAQ:TWOU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2017Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$52.90$238,050.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2017John M LarsonDirectorSell150,000$46.79$7,018,500.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$44.12$198,540.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2017Timothy M HaleyDirectorSell23,296$39.71$925,084.16View SEC Filing  
5/16/2017John M LarsonDirectorSell45,000$41.42$1,863,900.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2017Andrea PapaconstantopoulosSVPSell414$41.16$17,040.24View SEC Filing  
12/19/2016James KenigsbergCTOSell6,237$33.00$205,821.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$33.65$151,425.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016John M LarsonDirectorSell45,000$34.50$1,552,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2016James KenigsbergInsiderSell5,468$36.58$200,019.44View SEC Filing  
9/15/2016Timothy M HaleyDirectorSell82,927$33.46$2,774,737.42View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$35.55$159,975.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2016Edward S MaciasDirectorBuy714$35.43$25,297.02View SEC Filing  
8/16/2016John M LarsonDirectorSell45,000$34.83$1,567,350.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$29.35$132,075.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2016Edward S MaciasDirectorBuy893$27.90$24,914.70View SEC Filing  
5/16/2016John M LarsonDirectorSell16,666$27.20$453,315.20View SEC Filing  
4/15/2016John M LarsonDirectorSell50,000$25.03$1,251,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2016Mark ChernisDirectorSell4,500$22.81$102,645.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Edward S MaciasDirectorBuy1,136$22.41$25,457.76View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015John M LarsonDirectorSell33,332$26.71$890,297.72View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015Edward S MaciasDirectorBuy1,042$24.24$25,258.08View SEC Filing  
11/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$23.52$35,280.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2015John M LarsonDirectorSell16,666$25.19$419,816.54View SEC Filing  
10/12/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$28.85$43,275.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2015James KenigsbergCTOSell4,956$31.40$155,618.40View SEC Filing  
10/1/2015Jeff C. RinehartCMOSell10,000$33.18$331,800.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2015Robert CohenCOOSell20,000$33.16$663,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015Christopher J. PaucekCEOSell125,000$32.47$4,058,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015John M LarsonDirectorSell200,000$32.47$6,494,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/30/2015Robert CohenCOOSell75,000$32.47$2,435,250.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2015John M LarsonDirectorSell16,666$36.14$602,309.24View SEC Filing  
9/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$35.09$52,635.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2015James KenigsbergCTOSell7,348$35.16$258,355.68View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Jeff C. RinehartCMOSell10,000$34.08$340,800.00View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Michael T MoeDirectorSell825$34.33$28,322.25View SEC Filing  
9/1/2015Robert CohenCOOSell20,000$34.08$681,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Michael T MoeDirectorSell344,672$34.34$11,836,036.48View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Michael T MoeDirectorSell250,374$35.36$8,853,224.64View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Michael T MoeDirectorSell279,831$36.00$10,073,916.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Michael T MoeDirectorSell444,356$37.12$16,494,494.72View SEC Filing  
7/15/2015John M LarsonDirectorSell16,666$33.16$552,644.56View SEC Filing  
7/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$30.88$46,320.00View SEC Filing  
7/6/2015James KenigsbergCTOSell7,512$30.31$227,688.72View SEC Filing  
7/2/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell10,000$30.70$307,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/2/2015Jeff C RinehartCMOSell6,000$30.01$180,060.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$28.75$43,125.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell10,000$28.28$282,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/1/2015Robert CohenCOOSell20,000$27.95$559,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$27.91$41,865.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell10,000$26.65$266,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2015Jeff C RinehartCMOSell6,000$26.55$159,300.00View SEC Filing  
5/1/2015Robert CohenCOOSell20,000$26.66$533,200.00View SEC Filing  
4/16/2015Jeff C RinehartCMOSell6,000$25.08$150,480.00View SEC Filing  
4/13/2015James KenigsbergCTOSell7,674$25.06$192,310.44View SEC Filing  
4/10/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell10,000$24.80$248,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$24.51$36,765.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Robert CohenCOOSell20,000$25.57$511,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell6,800$20.79$141,372.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Jeff C RinehartCMOSell4,000$21.03$84,120.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$18.07$27,105.00View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell6,800$17.98$122,264.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$18.53$27,795.00View SEC Filing  
2/2/2015Robert CohenInsiderSell14,500$17.52$254,040.00View SEC Filing  
1/16/2015Robert CohenCOOSell14,500$17.50$253,750.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015Christopher J PaucekCEOSell6,800$17.33$117,844.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2015Mark ChernisDirectorSell1,500$18.31$27,465.00View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014Christopher J PaucekCEOSell6,800$19.07$129,676.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014Robert CohenCOOSell7,250$17.99$130,427.50View SEC Filing  
12/1/2014Robert CohenCOOSell7,500$18.07$135,525.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2014Christopher J PaucekCEOSell6,800$17.53$119,204.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Robert CohenCOOSell7,000$17.03$119,210.00View SEC Filing  
10/13/2014Robert CohenCOOSell6,250$15.64$97,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014Jeff C RinehartCMOSell6,800$15.22$103,496.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014James KenigsbergCTOSell6,700$15.00$100,500.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Christopher J PaucekCEOSell85,000$12.09$1,027,650.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Jeff C RinehartCMOSell35,000$12.09$423,150.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014John S KatzmanMajor ShareholderSell884,925$12.09$10,698,743.25View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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