Strayer Education Inc.

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STRA : NASDAQ : Consumer Services
$99.83 | %
Today's Range: 99.485 - 104.45
Avg. Daily Volume: 91000.0
03/23/18 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

STRAYER EDUCATION INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. STRAYER EDUCATION INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 2.59 which clearly shows the ability to cover any 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 increased by 11.05% 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 Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)118.71119.28
EBITDA ($mil)25.1724.2
EBIT ($mil)20.1519.65
Net Income ($mil)-6.511.72

Balance Sheet Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)155.95129.26
Total Assets ($mil)321.28298.7
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)209.2188.37

Profitability Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Gross Profit Margin49.3749.44
EBITDA Margin21.220.28
Operating Margin16.9816.48
Sales Turnover1.421.48
Return on Assets6.4111.65
Return on Equity9.8518.47
Debt Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Current Ratio2.762.68
Interest Expense0.160.16
Interest Coverage125.17122.07

Share Data Q4 FY17 Q4 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)11.1711.09
Div / share0.250.0
Book value / share18.7316.98
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume92639.0118105.0


HOLD. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a premium compared to an average of 48.92 for the Diversified Consumer Services industry and a significant premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.66. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 5.40 indicates a significant premium versus the S&P 500 average of 3.28 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.02. The price-to-sales ratio is above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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STRA 55.62 Peers 48.92   STRA 20.13 Peers 18.41

Premium. A higher P/E ratio than its peers can signify a more expensive stock or higher growth expectations.

STRA is trading at a premium to its peers.


Average. 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.

STRA is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.

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  Price to
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STRA 22.40 Peers 40.31   STRA 0.47 Peers 1.21

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

STRA is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. 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.

STRA trades at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Earnings Growth
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STRA 5.40 Peers 8.02   STRA -43.31 Peers 67.96

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.

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

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  Sales Growth
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STRA 2.49 Peers 5.23   STRA 3.12 Peers 18.94

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.

STRA 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.

STRA significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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