What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Capella Education, with 13 of 17 rating it a hold. Analysts don't like Capella Education Company as much as competitor American Public Education overall. Seven out of 15 rate American Public Education a buy, compared with four of 17 for Capella Education. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared with three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $106.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 1.4% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.90 per share. Estimates range from $0.84 to $0.95.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 98.8% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars, with 93.7% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Although Fools have embraced Capella Education, the message boards have been quiet lately, with only 63 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Capella Education, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
Capella Education's profit has risen year over year by an average of 26.8%. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.
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