American Public Education Inc

Education & Training Services
Consumer Defensive

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Company Statistics

Market Cap.:
$210.47 million
Book Value:
Revenue TTM:
$607.89 million
Operating Margin TTM:
Gross Profit TTM:
$246.18 million
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Company Profile

American Public Education Inc had its IPO on 2007-11-09 under the ticker symbol APEI.

The company operates in the Consumer Defensive sector and Education & Training Services industry. American Public Education Inc has a staff strength of 2,590 employees.

Stock update

Shares of American Public Education Inc opened at $4.14 at the start of the last trading session i.e. 2023-03-22.

The stocks traded within a range of $4.14 - $4.75, and closed at $4.27.

This is a +5.96% increase from the previous day's closing price.

A total volume of 660,673 shares were traded at the close of the day’s session.

In the last one week, shares of American Public Education Inc have slipped by -53.89%.

American Public Education Inc's Key Ratios

American Public Education Inc has a market cap of $210.47 million, indicating a price to book ratio of 0.8088 and a price to sales ratio of 0.4199.

In the last 12-months American Public Education Inc’s revenue was $607.89 million with a gross profit of $246.18 million and an EBITDA of $61.79 million. The EBITDA ratio measures American Public Education Inc's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure its profitability.

In the trailing 12-month period, American Public Education Inc’s operating margin was 4.82% while its return on assets stood at 2.64% with a return of equity of -27.53%.

In Q3, American Public Education Inc’s quarterly earnings growth was a negative -42.9% while revenue growth was a positive 52.2%.

American Public Education Inc’s PE and PEG Ratio

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Trailing PE

Its diluted EPS in the last 12-months stands at $-5.19 per share while it has a forward price to earnings multiple of 24.57 and a PEG multiple of 1.6364. A low price to earnings ratio can mean the stock is attractively valued while a high ratio suggests the stock may be overvalued.

The PEG on the other hand provides a broader view compared to the P/E ratio and gives greater insight into American Public Education Inc’s profitability.

American Public Education Inc stock is trading at a EV to sales ratio of 0.607 and a EV to EBITDA ratio of -4.4476. Its price to sales ratio in the trailing 12-months stood at 0.4199.

American Public Education Inc stock pays annual dividends of $0 per share, indicating a yield of 0% and a payout ratio of 0%.

Balance sheet and cash flow metrics

Total Assets
$660.83 million
Total Liabilities
$95.84 million
Operating Cash Flow
Capital Expenditure
$7.94 million
Dividend Payout Ratio

American Public Education Inc ended 2023 with $660.83 million in total assets and $0 in total liabilities. Its intangible assets were valued at $660.83 million while shareholder equity stood at $315.35 million.

American Public Education Inc ended 2023 with $0 in deferred long-term liabilities, $95.84 million in other current liabilities, 189000.00 in common stock, $20.47 million in retained earnings and $112.59 million in goodwill. Its cash balance stood at $185.50 million and cash and short-term investments were $185.50 million. The company’s total short-term debt was $23,088,000 while long-term debt stood at $147.07 million.

American Public Education Inc’s total current assets stands at $228.67 million while long-term investments were $60.69 million and short-term investments were $0. Its net receivables were $27.53 million compared to accounts payable of $45.17 million and inventory worth $0.

In 2023, American Public Education Inc's operating cash flow was $-3577000.00 while its capital expenditure stood at $7.94 million.

Comparatively, American Public Education Inc paid $0 in dividends in 2023.

Other key metrics

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American Public Education Inc stock is currently trading at $4.27 per share. It touched a 52-week high of $24.02 and a 52-week low of $24.02. Analysts tracking the stock have a 12-month average target price of $20.

Its 50-day moving average was $11 and 200-day moving average was $12.27 The short ratio stood at 2.16 indicating a short percent outstanding of 0%.

Around 243.2% of the company’s stock are held by insiders while 9198.4% are held by institutions.

Frequently Asked Questions About American Public Education Inc

The stock symbol (also called stock or share ticker) of American Public Education Inc is APEI

The IPO of American Public Education Inc took place on 2007-11-09

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American Public Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides online and campus-based postsecondary education. The company operates through three segments: American Public University System, Rasmussen University, and Hondros College of Nursing. It offers 130 degree programs and 111 certificate programs in various fields of study, including business administration, health science, technology, criminal justice, education, and liberal arts, as well as national security, military studies, intelligence, and homeland security. The company also provides nursing-and health sciences-focused postsecondary education, diploma in practical nursing, an associate degree in nursing, and an associate degree in medical laboratory technology. American Public Education, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Charles Town, West Virginia.


111 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV, United States, 25414