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American Public Education Earnings Preview


American Public Education (NASDAQ: APEI) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, November 09. Here is Benzinga's look at American Public Education's Q3 earnings report.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and especially earnings per share (EPS) are useful measures of a company's profitability. Total earnings, which is also referred to as net income, equals total revenue minus total expenses. EPS equals to net income divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Earnings And Revenue

American Public Education EPS will likely be near $0.15 while revenue will be around $78.07 million, according to analysts. American Public Education earnings in the same period a year ago was $0.11 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $67.89 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Monday, earnings would be up 36.36%. Revenue would be up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate 0.24 0.17 0.37 0
EPS Actual 0.45 0.32 0.37 0.11
Revenue Estimate 77.87 M 74.22 M 73.79 M 66.16 M
Revenue Actual 82.13 M 74.62 M 74.38 M 67.89 M

Stock Performance

For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 25.35%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably relaxed going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. American Public Education is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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