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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 : 10/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
NAS:APEI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. NAS:APEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NAS:APEI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.92  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.85
NAS:APEI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:APEI: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NAS:APEI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.85
0.46
0.85
Interest Coverage No Debt
NAS:APEI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.43 vs. NAS:APEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:APEI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 7.03
Beneish M-Score: -2.69
WACC vs ROIC
11.97%
16.46%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 11.17
NAS:APEI's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
55% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. NAS:APEI: 11.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NAS:APEI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.17  Med: 21.61 Max: 26.76
Current: 11.17
11.17
26.76
Net Margin % 6.54
NAS:APEI's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
54% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. NAS:APEI: 6.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NAS:APEI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.54  Med: 13.13 Max: 16.07
Current: 6.54
6.54
16.07
ROE % 7.29
NAS:APEI's ROE % is ranked lower than
54% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. NAS:APEI: 7.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NAS:APEI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.29  Med: 30.53 Max: 37.22
Current: 7.29
7.29
37.22
ROA % 6.09
NAS:APEI's ROA % is ranked higher than
57% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. NAS:APEI: 6.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NAS:APEI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.09  Med: 20.95 Max: 25.33
Current: 6.09
6.09
25.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 34.99
NAS:APEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
59% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. NAS:APEI: 34.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NAS:APEI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.99  Med: 110.72 Max: 177.51
Current: 34.99
34.99
177.51
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 1.70
NAS:APEI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
61% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. NAS:APEI: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NAS:APEI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 17.6 Max: 35.7
Current: 1.7
0
35.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -7.70
NAS:APEI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. NAS:APEI: -7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NAS:APEI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 14.6 Max: 81
Current: -7.7
0
81
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -14.10
NAS:APEI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. NAS:APEI: -14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NAS:APEI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.1  Med: 29.1 Max: 85.2
Current: -14.1
-14.1
85.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

APEI Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 800,500 sh (+3.61%)
Chuck Royce 115,600 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 95,129 sh (-0.28%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,195 sh (-26.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,847 sh (-30.13%)
Private Capital 246,515 sh (-55.53%)
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Q1 2017

APEI Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 18,635 sh (+52.81%)
Jim Simons 815,900 sh (+1.92%)
Chuck Royce 115,600 sh (unchged)
Private Capital 243,495 sh (-1.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 11,312 sh (-4.52%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,018 sh (-19.04%)
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Q2 2017

APEI Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 841,600 sh (+3.15%)
Chuck Royce 115,600 sh (unchged)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,018 sh (unchged)
Private Capital Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 11,474 sh (-38.43%)
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Q3 2017

APEI Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Jim Simons 894,600 sh (+6.30%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,649 sh (+1.53%)
Chuck Royce 116,043 sh (+0.38%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 76,672 sh (-0.45%)
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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
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.45%$17.8 - $23.65 $ 25.0023%76,672
Private Capital 2017-06-30 Sold Out 0.86%$21.05 - $25.65 $ 25.009%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 Sold Out $21.05 - $25.65 $ 25.009%0
Private Capital 2017-03-31 Reduce -1.23%0.01%$20.2 - $26.2 $ 25.008%243,495
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-03-31 Reduce -19.04%$20.2 - $26.2 $ 25.008%77,018
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.52%$20.2 - $26.2 $ 25.008%11,312
Private Capital 2016-12-31 Reduce -55.53%0.9%$14.85 - $26.55 $ 25.0012%246,515
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2016-12-31 Reduce -0.28%$14.85 - $26.55 $ 25.0012%95,129
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 Reduce -30.13%$14.85 - $26.55 $ 25.0012%11,847
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services    NAICS: 561990    SIC: 8221
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Headquarter Location:USA
American Public Education Inc is a provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education. It operates two subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and National Education Seminars, Inc.

American Public Education Inc is a provider of online and campus-based postsecondary education. It operates two subsidiary institutions, American Public University System, Inc (APUS) and National Education Seminars, Inc. APUS, provides online postsecondary education directed primarily at the needs of the military and public safety communities through American Military University, or AMU, and American Public University, or APU. APUS is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. National Education Seminars, Inc., or Hondros College of Nursing, or HCON, provides nursing education to students at five campuses in the State of Ohio as well as online to serve the needs of the nursing and healthcare communities.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 20.85
APEI's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. APEI: 20.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
APEI' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 16.78 Max: 65.45
Current: 20.85
7.62
65.45
Forward PE Ratio 25.51
APEI's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. APEI: 25.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 20.85
APEI's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
54% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. APEI: 20.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
APEI' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 16.78 Max: 65.45
Current: 20.85
7.62
65.45
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 25.60
APEI's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
74% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. APEI: 25.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
APEI' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.36  Med: 19.48 Max: 133.42
Current: 25.6
8.36
133.42
PB Ratio 1.48
APEI's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. APEI: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
APEI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 3.81 Max: 22.69
Current: 1.48
1
22.69
PS Ratio 1.40
APEI's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. APEI: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
APEI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 2.18 Max: 9.4
Current: 1.4
0.76
9.4
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 14.71
APEI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
80% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. APEI: 14.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
APEI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.49  Med: 19.25 Max: 85.97
Current: 14.71
7.49
85.97
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 9.59
APEI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
77% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. APEI: 9.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
APEI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.32  Med: 11.03 Max: 41.78
Current: 9.59
4.32
41.78
EV-to-EBIT 7.20
APEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. APEI: 7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
APEI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.2 Max: 47.4
Current: 7.2
2.6
47.4
EV-to-EBITDA 4.57
APEI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. APEI: 4.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
APEI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.9  Med: 6.9 Max: 39.7
Current: 4.57
1.9
39.7
EV-to-Revenue 0.84
APEI's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. APEI: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
APEI' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.8 Max: 10.2
Current: 0.84
0.4
10.2
Shiller PE Ratio 13.32
APEI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. APEI: 13.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
APEI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.87  Med: 12.14 Max: 24.34
Current: 13.32
7.87
24.34
Current Ratio 4.43
APEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. APEI: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
APEI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.68 Max: 4.43
Current: 4.43
1.67
4.43
Quick Ratio 4.43
APEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. APEI: 4.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
APEI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.68 Max: 4.43
Current: 4.43
1.67
4.43
Days Sales Outstanding 7.78
APEI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.99 vs. APEI: 7.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
APEI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.39  Med: 12.73 Max: 25.86
Current: 7.78
6.39
25.86
Days Payable 15.65
APEI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
61% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.69 vs. APEI: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
APEI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.65  Med: 39.43 Max: 62.55
Current: 15.65
15.65
62.55

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.90
APEI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. APEI: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
APEI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.5  Med: 0.1 Max: 3.6
Current: 2.9
-48.5
3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 3.49
APEI's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. APEI: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
APEI' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.97  Med: 13.49 Max: 64.28
Current: 3.49
2.97
64.28
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 3.12
APEI's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. APEI: 3.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
APEI' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 9.45 Max: 38.33
Current: 3.12
2.65
38.33
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.65
APEI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. APEI: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
APEI' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 3.99 Max: 22.06
Current: 1.65
1.4
22.06
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.77
APEI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
89% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. APEI: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
APEI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.22
Current: 0.77
0.47
3.22
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.79
APEI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
83% of the 6 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. APEI: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
APEI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 1.77 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.79
1.54
2.33
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.63
APEI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. APEI: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
APEI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 0.98 Max: 4.2
Current: 0.63
0.44
4.2
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.24
APEI's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. APEI: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
APEI' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 1.65 Max: 7.13
Current: 1.24
0.8
7.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 13.96
APEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. APEI: 13.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
APEI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.1 Max: 38.8
Current: 13.96
2.1
38.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 0.94
APEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
58% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. APEI: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
APEI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 19.35 Max: 44.4
Current: 0.94
0.9
44.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $299.79
EPS (TTM) $ 1.20
Beta1.60
Short Percentage of Float9.62%
52-Week Range $17.40 - 27.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.27

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 296 292
EPS ($) 1.06 0.99
EPS without NRI ($) 1.06 0.99
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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