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Strategic Education PE Ratio

: 36.54 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2021-10-17), Strategic Education's share price is $71.25. Strategic Education's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.95. Therefore, Strategic Education's PE Ratio for today is 36.54.


The historical rank and industry rank for Strategic Education's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:STRA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.05   Med: 17.25   Max: 111.02
Current: 36.54

7.05
111.02

During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of Strategic Education was 111.02. The lowest was 7.05. And the median was 17.25.


NAS:STRA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 23 Companies
in the Education industry.

( Industry Median: 24.50 vs. NAS:STRA: 36.54 )

Strategic Education's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.83. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.95.

As of today (2021-10-17), Strategic Education's share price is $71.25. Strategic Education's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.95. Therefore, Strategic Education's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 36.54.

During the past 13 years, Strategic Education's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 111.02. The lowest was 7.05. And the median was 17.25.

Strategic Education's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.83. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.95.

During the past 12 months, Strategic Education's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -62.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 27.00% per year.

During the past 13 years, Strategic Education's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 30.50% per year. The lowest was -45.70% per year. And the median was 16.70% per year.

Strategic Education's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.83. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $1.96.


Strategic Education PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Strategic Education's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Strategic Education Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 25.12 48.68 At Loss 43.30 25.29

Strategic Education Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 29.61 18.63 25.29 34.42 39.01

Competitive Comparison

For the Education & Training Services subindustry, Strategic Education's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Strategic Education PE Ratio Distribution

For the Education industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Strategic Education's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Strategic Education's PE Ratio falls into.



Strategic Education PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

Strategic Education's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=71.25/1.950
=36.54

Strategic Education's Share Price of today is $71.25.
Strategic Education's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1.95.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio or PE Ratio (TTM), Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


Strategic Education  (NAS:STRA) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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Strategic Education Business Description

Strategic Education logo
Industry
Consumer Defensive » Education NAICS : 611310 SIC : 8299
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2303 Dulles Station Boulevard, Herndon, VA, USA, 20171
Strategic Education Inc is engaged in providing educational services. It offers flexible and affordable associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Strategic Education provides courses in the eastern United States. The group operates through segments namely: Strayer University Segment, Capella University Segment, and Australia/New Zealand Segment.
Executives
Grusky Robert R director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Casteen John T Iii director 301 S. COLLEGE STREET 30TH FLOOR, NC0630 CHARLOTTE NC 28288-0630
Gilligan J Kevin director, Vice Chairman P O BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Fick Nathaniel C. director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION 2303 DULLES STATION BLVD. HERNDON VA 20171
Dallas H James director 127 PUBLIC SQUARE CLEVELAND OH 44114
Brogley Rita D director 225 SOUTH 6TH STREET, 9TH FLOOR MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Waite G Thomas Iii director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Beason Charlotte F director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Aprahamian Thomas J officer: Chief Accounting Officer 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Hokenson Christa officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O STRATEGIC EDUCATION, INC. 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Mcdonnell Raymond Karl director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Jackson Daniel Wayne officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC. 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Watt Andrew E officer: Chief Operating Officer 225 SOUTH SIXTH STREET 9TH FLOOR MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Herraiz Lizette Benedi officer: General Counsel 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Silberman Robert S director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171

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