American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
American Public Education, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 26% to $0.63 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.50 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 10.52% to $83.8 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: American Public Education, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.63 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.58. It missed the average revenue estimate of $84.34 million.
Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue decreased 2.56% from $86 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 14.86% from $0.74 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.61 to a profit $0.59. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.63 to a profit of $2.59 over the last ninety days.
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