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Apollo Education Group Inc
APOL : NASDAQ : Services
$17.82 | %
Today's Range: 17.33 - 17.96
Avg. Daily Volume: 1,751,100
04/17/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis


APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2015 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC has average liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.33 which shows that technically this company has the ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 4.16% from the same quarter last year. Together, the key liquidity measurements indicate that it is relatively unlikely that the company will face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)578.57672.75
EBITDA ($mil)17.6784.98
EBIT ($mil)-17.1547.51
Net Income ($mil)-33.6114.61


Balance Sheet Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)984.811088.11
Total Assets ($mil)2405.942531.43
Total Debt ($mil)60.8274.42
Equity ($mil)1132.941182.2


Profitability Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Gross Profit Margin49.3552.94
EBITDA Margin3.0512.63
Operating Margin-2.967.06
Sales Turnover1.161.31
Return on Assets3.988.49
Return on Equity8.8418.38
Debt Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Current Ratio1.541.41
Debt/Capital0.050.06
Interest Expense1.741.98
Interest Coverage-9.8623.96


Share Data Q2 FY15 Q2 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)107.65111.29
Div / share0.00.0
EPS-0.310.15
Book value / share10.5210.62
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume1663145.01526312.0

Valuation


HOLD. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 48.81 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 20.44. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.66 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.82 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 5.11. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.


Price/Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price/Cash Flow
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APOL 19.43 Peers 48.81   APOL 7.86 Peers 16.71

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

APOL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

APOL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 
Price/Projected
Earnings
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Price to
Earnings/Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APOL 14.89 Peers 22.09   APOL NM Peers 0.84

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

APOL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

APOL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

 
Price/Book
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Earnings Growth
1 2 3 4 5
lower   higher
APOL 1.66 Peers 5.11   APOL -53.13 Peers 118.45

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

APOL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

 

Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, APOL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

 
Price/Sales
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
  Sales Growth
1 2 3 4 5
premium   discount
APOL 0.67 Peers 2.52   APOL -15.45 Peers 12.65

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

APOL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.

 

Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

APOL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth

 

 

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