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American Public Education has the Lowest P/E Ratio in the Education Services Industry (APEI, DV, STRA, LOPE, CPLA)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the lowest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

American Public Education ranks lowest with a a P/E ratio of 9.77. DeVry is next with a a P/E ratio of 12.95. Strayer Education ranks third lowest with a a P/E ratio of 21.26.

Grand Canyon Education follows with a a P/E ratio of 24.05, and Capella Education rounds out the bottom five with a a P/E ratio of 24.27.

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