The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Strayer Education's revenues will decrease 9.8% and EPS will drop 26.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $147.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.86.
Last quarter, Strayer Education reported revenue of $149.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $172.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $2.09. GAAP EPS of $2.09 for Q1 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.80 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 50.7%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.3%, 710 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.0%, 480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $579.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $6.89.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 260 members out of 324 rating the stock outperform, and 64 members rating it underperform. Among 85 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Strayer Education a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Strayer Education is hold, with an average price target of $110.17.
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