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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
APEI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. APEI: No Debt )
APEI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 5.92   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.77
APEI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. APEI: 0.77 )
APEI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.79
Current: 0.77

0.46
0.79
Interest Coverage No Debt
APEI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. APEI: No Debt )
APEI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.02
M-Score: -1.76
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 18.07
APEI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. APEI: 18.07 )
APEI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 7.34   Max: 26.76
Current: 18.07

7.34
26.76
Net-margin (%) 11.14
APEI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. APEI: 11.14 )
APEI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 16.07
Current: 11.14

1.22
16.07
ROE (%) 17.89
APEI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. APEI: 17.89 )
APEI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 11.47   Max: 37.22
Current: 17.89

11.47
37.22
ROA (%) 13.74
APEI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. APEI: 13.74 )
APEI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 7.02   Max: 37.05
Current: 13.74

7.02
37.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 66.96
APEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. APEI: 66.96 )
APEI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 30.75   Max: 177.51
Current: 66.96

30.75
177.51
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.50
APEI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. APEI: 20.50 )
APEI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 35.7
Current: 20.5

0
35.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
APEI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. APEI: 14.60 )
APEI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.5
Current: 14.6

0
81.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.90
APEI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. APEI: 13.90 )
APEI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 13.9   Max: 85.2
Current: 13.9

13.9
85.2
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

APEI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 192,094 sh (+85.52%)
Jim Simons 217,800 sh (+33.25%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,028 sh (+28.23%)
Chuck Royce 332,000 sh (-0.12%)
Private Capital 212,396 sh (-45.68%)
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Q1 2014

APEI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 19,400 sh (+75.92%)
Joel Greenblatt 328,901 sh (+71.22%)
Jim Simons 249,900 sh (+14.74%)
Private Capital 219,936 sh (+3.55%)
Chuck Royce 334,600 sh (+0.78%)
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Q2 2014

APEI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 354,600 sh (+5.98%)
Private Capital 220,446 sh (+0.23%)
Steven Cohen 5,900 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt 251,279 sh (-23.6%)
Jim Simons 182,900 sh (-26.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,658 sh (-29.6%)
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Q3 2014

APEI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 10,963 sh (New)
Private Capital 374,844 sh (+70.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,864 sh (+30.8%)
Chuck Royce 449,500 sh (+26.76%)
Jim Simons 208,500 sh (+14%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 172,314 sh (-31.43%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with APEI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Private Capital 2014-09-30 Add 70.04%0.49%$27.43 - $36.22 $ 36.3316%374844
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -31.43%0.03%$27.43 - $36.22 $ 36.3316%172314
John Burbank 2014-09-30 New Buy$27.43 - $36.22 $ 36.3316%10963
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -23.6%0.04%$32.95 - $37.87 $ 36.334%251279
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 71.22%0.07%$33.88 - $46.25 $ 36.33-11%328901
Private Capital 2013-12-31 Reduce -45.68%0.64%$35.48 - $45.76 $ 36.33-12%212396
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 85.52%0.09%$35.48 - $45.76 $ 36.33-12%192094
Private Capital 2013-09-30 Add 76.24%0.61%$37.33 - $40.94 $ 36.33-8%390976
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Add 875.61%0.12%$37.33 - $40.94 $ 36.33-8%103542
Ruane Cunniff 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$37.33 - $40.94 $ 36.33-8%0
Private Capital 2013-06-30 Add 36.48%0.21%$32.08 - $39.8 $ 36.331%221846
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 67.42%0.01%$32.08 - $39.8 $ 36.331%10613
Private Capital 2013-03-31 New Buy0.55%$30.1 - $41.49 $ 36.33-1%162546
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 New Buy0.01%$30.1 - $41.49 $ 36.33-1%6339
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.14%$25.08 - $38.99 $ 36.3313%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 86.56%0.06%$27.3 - $39.52 $ 36.3313%58960
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 69.9%0.04%$37.3 - $45.29 $ 36.33-4%31604
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Add 30.19%0.02%$30.92 - $45.1 $ 36.33-3%18602
Ruane Cunniff 2011-12-31 Reduce -74.84%0.02%$30.92 - $45.1 $ 36.33-3%20745
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.08%$34.05 - $49 $ 36.33-14%14288
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0017%$34.05 - $49 $ 36.33-14%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.80
APEI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
81% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.90 vs. APEI: 16.80 )
APEI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.09   Max: 65.8
Current: 16.8

11.09
65.8
P/B 2.80
APEI's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. APEI: 2.80 )
APEI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 21.82
Current: 2.8

2.05
21.82
P/S 1.90
APEI's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. APEI: 1.90 )
APEI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 9.4
Current: 1.9

1.38
9.4
PFCF 20.90
APEI's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.75 vs. APEI: 20.90 )
APEI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.82   Max: 86.12
Current: 20.9

8.82
86.12
EV-to-EBIT 8.40
APEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.27 vs. APEI: 8.40 )
APEI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 47.4
Current: 8.4

5.4
47.4
PEG 0.93
APEI's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APEI: 0.93 )
APEI' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.39
Current: 0.93

0.41
2.39
Shiller P/E 17.90
APEI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APEI: 17.90 )
APEI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.13   Max: 49.41
Current: 17.9

13.13
49.41
Current Ratio 2.46
APEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. APEI: 2.46 )
APEI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.46

1.67
3.51
Quick Ratio 2.46
APEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. APEI: 2.46 )
APEI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.67   Max: 3.51
Current: 2.46

1.67
3.51

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 15.26
APEI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APEI: 15.26 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 8.53   Max: 62.36
Current: 15.26

8.53
62.36
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.66
APEI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APEI: 13.66 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 8.01   Max: 46.94
Current: 13.66

8.01
46.94
Price/Tangible Book 3.37
APEI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. APEI: 3.37 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 21.21
Current: 3.37

2.5
21.21
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.98
APEI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. APEI: 0.98 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 3.19
Current: 0.98

0.73
3.19
Price/Median PS Value 0.63
APEI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. APEI: 0.63 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.11
Current: 0.63

0.47
3.11
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.12
APEI's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
93% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. APEI: 1.12 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.3
Current: 1.12

0.56
2.3
Price/Graham Number 1.57
APEI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
78% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. APEI: 1.57 )
APEI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 8.78
Current: 1.57

1.17
8.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.90
APEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
86% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. APEI: 11.90 )
APEI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 18.4
Current: 11.9

2.1
18.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.20
APEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
79% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. APEI: 20.20 )
APEI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 34.7
Current: 20.2

2.8
34.7

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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American Public Education, Inc., was organized as a Virginia corporation in 1991, and reorganized in Delaware in 2002. The Company, together with its subsidiaries is a provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education to over 113,730 students that operates through two subsidiaries. American Public University System, Inc., provides online postsecondary education for military and public safety communities through American Military University, and American Public University. American Public University System is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. National Education Seminars, Inc., operates as Hondros College, Nursing Programs and provides on-campus nursing education to students at four campuses in Ohio as well as online nursing education to serve the needs of the nursing and healthcare community. Hondros College, Nursing Programs is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools. Hondros College, Nursing Programs was acquired by the Company on November 1, 2013. All of the Company's institutions are licensed and is authorized to offer postsecondary education programs with state authorities as required and certified by the Department of Education to participate in student financial aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, or Title IV programs. The Company's operations are organized into two reportable segments; The American Public Education and The Hondros College, Nursing Programs segment. The American Public Education segment reflects historical operations of APEI prior to the acquisition of HCON and reflects operational activities at APUS and other corporate activities. APUS offers 91 degree programs and 92 certificate programs in fields of study related to national security, military studies, intelligence, homeland security, criminal justice, technology, business administration, education, health science, and liberal arts. These programs are offered online through AMU, which is designed to appeal to military students, and APU, which is designed to appeal non-military students. APUS currently serves approximately 112,400 students living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the United States, as well as in various international locations. APUS is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Hondros College, Nursing Programs offers a Diploma in Practical Nursing and an Associate Degree in Nursing at four campuses in Ohio, which are located in the suburban areas of Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Cleveland. HCON also offers an online registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program, which is referred as the RN-to-BSN program, predominantly to students in Ohio. These programs are offered to approximately 1,330 students. HCON is natio
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