Strayer Education Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Happy Now

Strayer Education Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 10.68%.

Strayer Education Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 23.24% to $1.42 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.85 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 9.74% to $132 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Strayer Education Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.42 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.38. It beat the average revenue estimate of $130.41 million.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 4.01% from $137.51 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 10.69% from $1.59 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 $0.14 to a profit $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $4.29 to a profit of $4.07 over the last ninety days.

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