Aspen Group, Inc.Find Ratings Reports
ASPEN GROUP INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2020 has decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. ASPEN GROUP INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.08 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has greatly increased by 108.65% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY20||Q2 FY19|
|Net Sales ($mil)||16.97||12.09|
|Net Income ($mil)||-4.37||-0.64|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY20||Q2 FY19|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||16.88||6.93|
|Total Assets ($mil)||75.98||52.89|
|Total Debt ($mil)||8.77||17.78|
|Profitability||Q2 FY20||Q2 FY19|
|Gross Profit Margin||56.84||65.35|
|Return on Assets||-10.87||-12.62|
|Return on Equity||-15.86||-26.75|
|Debt||Q2 FY20||Q2 FY19|
|Share Data||Q2 FY20||Q2 FY19|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||24.42||19.13|
|Div / share||0.0||0.0|
|Book value / share||2.13||1.31|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||101961.0||169771.0|
HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. Conducting a second comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 4.66 indicates a premium versus the S&P 500 average of 4.02 and a significant discount versus the subsector average of 17.41. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the subsector average. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, ASPEN GROUP INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives.
|ASPU NM||Peers 586.38||ASPU NM||Peers 27.50|
Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.
ASPU's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
Neutral. 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.
ASPU's P/CF is negative making the measure meaningless.
|ASPU 71.07||Peers 68.35||ASPU NA||Peers 1.72|
Neutral. The absence of a valid price-to-projected earnings ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative expected future earnings.
ASPU's ratio is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.
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.
Ratio not available.
|ASPU 4.66||Peers 17.41||ASPU -8.57||Peers -236.31|
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.
ASPU is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Higher. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
ASPU is expected to have an earnings growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.
|ASPU 4.14||Peers 8.19||ASPU 42.77||Peers 47.51|
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.
ASPU is trading at a significant discount to its subsector on this measurement.
Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its subsector helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.
ASPU is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.