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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
APEI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. APEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
APEI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.92  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
5.92
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.85
APEI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
86% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. APEI: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
APEI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.85
0.46
0.85
Interest Coverage No Debt
APEI's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
88% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 56.63 vs. APEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
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: 6
Altman Z-Score: 10.54
Beneish M-Score: -2.70
WACC vs ROIC
8.85%
21.60%
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
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history
Operating Margin % 11.54
APEI's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
59% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.72 vs. APEI: 11.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
APEI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.54  Med: 21.21 Max: 26.76
Current: 11.54
11.54
26.76
Net Margin % 7.10
APEI's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
60% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. APEI: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
APEI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.06  Med: 13.13 Max: 16.07
Current: 7.1
7.06
16.07
ROE % 7.54
APEI's ROE % is ranked higher than
50% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.67 vs. APEI: 7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
APEI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.54  Med: 24.99 Max: 37.22
Current: 7.54
7.54
37.22
ROA % 6.38
APEI's ROA % is ranked higher than
62% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. APEI: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
APEI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.38  Med: 17.95 Max: 25.33
Current: 6.38
6.38
25.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 37.10
APEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
61% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.25 vs. APEI: 37.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
APEI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.1  Med: 87.44 Max: 177.51
Current: 37.1
37.1
177.51
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -2.90
APEI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. APEI: -2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
APEI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.9  Med: 14.75 Max: 35.7
Current: -2.9
-2.9
35.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -10.10
APEI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
77% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. APEI: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
APEI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33  Med: 10.25 Max: 81
Current: -10.1
-33
81
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -17.90
APEI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. APEI: -17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
APEI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 18.35 Max: 85.2
Current: -17.9
0
85.2
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

APEI Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 841,600 sh (+3.15%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 77,018 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 115,600 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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Q4 2017

APEI Guru Trades in Q4 2017

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 32,787 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,023,700 sh (+14.43%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,417 sh (+6.59%)
Chuck Royce 115,953 sh (-0.08%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 76,159 sh (-0.67%)
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Q1 2018

APEI Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Jim Simons 1,157,300 sh (+13.05%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 76,239 sh (+0.11%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 31,769 sh (-3.10%)
Chuck Royce 87,296 sh (-24.71%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,040 sh (-27.20%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NAS:APEI

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Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2018-03-31 Add 0.11%$23.4 - $44.5 $ 44.4045%76,239
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2018-03-31 Reduce -3.10%$23.4 - $44.5 $ 44.4045%31,769
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-12-31 Reduce -0.67%$19.55 - $26.8 $ 44.4091%76,159
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 2017-12-31 New Buy$19.55 - $26.8 $ 44.4091%32,787
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 2017-09-30 Reduce -0.45%$17.8 - $23.65 $ 44.40118%76,672
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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.

American Public Education Inc is an American online for-profit education company that operates various undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded as the American Military University to provide online degrees for the military, the company has grown to include the American Public University and the Hondros College of Nursing. American Public Education offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has historically enrolled over 100,00 students per year. Student enrollment funding from the United States Military and Veteran Affairs Department provide the majority of course registration funding. The company also enrolls private citizens, many of whom are reliant on federal financial aid programs.

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 34.41
APEI's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.68 vs. APEI: 34.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
APEI' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.62  Med: 17.53 Max: 65.45
Current: 34.41
7.62
65.45
Forward PE Ratio 27.10
APEI's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. APEI: 27.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 34.41
APEI's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
62% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.68 vs. APEI: 34.41 )
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: 17.53 Max: 65.45
Current: 34.41
7.62
65.45
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 31.25
APEI's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
67% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.22 vs. APEI: 31.25 )
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: 20.08 Max: 133.42
Current: 31.25
8.36
133.42
PB Ratio 2.48
APEI's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. APEI: 2.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
APEI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 3.72 Max: 22.69
Current: 2.48
1
22.69
PS Ratio 2.44
APEI's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. APEI: 2.44 )
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: 2.44
0.76
9.4
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 18.73
APEI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
53% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.82 vs. APEI: 18.73 )
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: 7.52  Med: 18.76 Max: 85.97
Current: 18.73
7.52
85.97
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 13.73
APEI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
51% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.37 vs. APEI: 13.73 )
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: 4.34  Med: 11.05 Max: 41.78
Current: 13.73
4.34
41.78
EV-to-EBIT 15.73
APEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. APEI: 15.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
APEI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.5  Med: 8.2 Max: 47.4
Current: 15.73
2.5
47.4
EV-to-EBITDA 10.22
APEI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
69% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.57 vs. APEI: 10.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
APEI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.8  Med: 7 Max: 39.7
Current: 10.22
1.8
39.7
EV-to-Revenue 1.81
APEI's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
56% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. APEI: 1.81 )
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: 1.81
0.4
10.2
Shiller PE Ratio 22.78
APEI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.03 vs. APEI: 22.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
APEI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.83  Med: 12.9 Max: 24.34
Current: 22.78
7.83
24.34
Current Ratio 4.45
APEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. APEI: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
APEI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.72 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.45
1.67
4.45
Quick Ratio 4.45
APEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. APEI: 4.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
APEI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 2.72 Max: 4.45
Current: 4.45
1.67
4.45
Days Sales Outstanding 9.69
APEI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.55 vs. APEI: 9.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
APEI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.39  Med: 11.35 Max: 21.22
Current: 9.69
6.39
21.22
Days Payable 15.46
APEI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.87 vs. APEI: 15.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
APEI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.46  Med: 39.43 Max: 62.55
Current: 15.46
15.46
62.55

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.10
APEI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. APEI: 2.10 )
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: 0.35 Max: 3.6
Current: 2.1
-48.5
3.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Cash 5.45
APEI's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
78% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. APEI: 5.45 )
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: 12.87 Max: 64.28
Current: 5.45
2.97
64.28
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 4.88
APEI's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
69% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.79 vs. APEI: 4.88 )
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: 8.79 Max: 38.33
Current: 4.88
2.65
38.33
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.80
APEI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
52% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. APEI: 2.80 )
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: 3.8 Max: 22.06
Current: 2.8
1.4
22.06
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.35
APEI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. APEI: 1.35 )
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: 1.35
0.47
3.22
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.12
APEI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. APEI: 1.12 )
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: 4.21
Current: 1.12
0.44
4.21
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.07
APEI's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
54% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. APEI: 2.07 )
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: 2.07
0.8
7.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.36
APEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
69% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. APEI: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
APEI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 12.2 Max: 39.3
Current: 6.36
2.1
39.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -1.89
APEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
68% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.85 vs. APEI: -1.89 )
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: -1.9  Med: 22.95 Max: 26
Current: -1.89
-1.9
26

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $298.53
EPS (TTM) $ 1.29
Beta1.00
Volatility60.64%
52-Week Range $17.40 - 45.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)16.40

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 303 313
EBIT (Mil $) 36 40
EBITDA (Mil $) 55 59
EPS ($) 1.62 1.80
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 1.80
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 66
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
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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