Back to top

American Public Education, Inc. (APEI)

(Real Time Quote from BATS)

$28.82 USD


-1.10 (-3.68%)

Updated Aug 4, 2021 12:03 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy25.57%
5Strong Sell3.16%

Zacks Rank Education - Learn about the Zacks Rank

Zacks Rank Home - Zacks Rank resources in one place

Zacks Premium - The only way to fully access the Zacks Rank

4-Sell of 5       4  

Style Scores:

The Style Scores are a complementary set of indicators to use alongside the Zacks Rank. It allows the user to better focus on the stocks that are the best fit for his or her personal trading style.

The scores are based on the trading styles of Value, Growth, and Momentum. There's also a VGM Score ('V' for Value, 'G' for Growth and 'M' for Momentum), which combines the weighted average of the individual style scores into one score.

Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

Within each Score, stocks are graded into five groups: A, B, C, D and F. As you might remember from your school days, an A, is better than a B; a B is better than a C; a C is better than a D; and a D is better than an F.

As an investor, you want to buy stocks with the highest probability of success. That means you want to buy stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 or #2, Strong Buy or Buy, which also has a Score of an A or a B in your personal trading style.

Zacks Style Scores Education - Learn more about the Zacks Style Scores

B Value A Growth C Momentum A VGM

Industry Rank:

The Zacks Industry Rank assigns a rating to each of the 265 X (Expanded) Industries based on their average Zacks Rank.

An industry with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #1's and #2's will have a better average Zacks Rank than one with a larger percentage of Zacks Rank #4's and #5's.

The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

Zacks Rank Education -- Learn more about the Zacks Rank
Zacks Industry Rank Education -- Learn more about the Zacks Industry Rank

Bottom 4% (242 out of 252)

Industry: Schools

Zacks Premium FeatureView All Zacks #1 Ranked Stocks

Trades from $1

Company Summary

American Public Education, Inc. is an online provider of higher education, focused primarily on serving the military and public service communities. More than half of the company’s students are either serving the U.S. military on active duty or are civilians who remain indirectly associated with the military like veterans, reservists or National Guard members. American Public Education's students also include public service professionals in the civilian space, including federal, national and local law enforcement personnel.

The company operates in two reportable segments:

American Public Education segment or APEI (...

General Information

American Public Education, Inc.



Phone: 304-724-3700

Fax: 877-468-6268



Industry Schools
Sector Consumer Discretionary
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 6/30/2021
Next EPS Date 8/9/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 0.01
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 1.09
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 15.00
Next EPS Report Date 8/9/2021

Price and Volume Information

Zacks Rank Premium
Yesterday's Close 29.92
52 Week High 41.09
52 Week Low 24.97
Beta 0.59
20 Day Moving Average 94,978.40
Target Price Consensus 41.00


% Price Change
4 Week 4.95
12 Week 12.99
YTD -1.84
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week 3.06
12 Week 6.07
YTD -16.64
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 18.67
Market Capitalization (millions) 558.64
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date NA
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 0.00%
Annual Dividend $0.00
Payout Ratio 0.00
Change in Payout Ratio 0.00
Last Dividend Payout / Amount NA / $0.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 27.37
Trailing 12 Months 18.82
PEG Ratio 1.82
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 206.25%
vs. Previous Quarter 4.26%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 18.66%
vs. Previous Quarter 3.06%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 1.39
Price/Cash Flow 13.93
Price / Sales 1.66
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 7.55
12/31/20 6.36
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 6.26
12/31/20 5.20
Current Ratio
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 6.80
12/31/20 4.57
Quick Ratio
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 6.80
12/31/20 4.57
Operating Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 7.30
12/31/20 5.85
Net Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 7.30
12/31/20 5.85
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 9.89
12/31/20 8.03
Book Value
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 21.46
12/31/20 20.73
Inventory Turnover
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 NA
12/31/20 NA
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 0.00
12/31/20 0.00
Debt to Capital
6/30/21 NA
3/31/21 0.00
12/31/20 0.00