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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of American Public in the Education Services Industry (APEI, BFAM, LOPE, STRA, CHGG)

By James Quinn

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

American Public ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 15.0%. Bright Horizons is next with a projected earnings growth of 16.8%. Grand Canyon Edu ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 19.8%.

Strayer Educatio follows with a projected earnings growth of 26.1%, and Chegg Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 42.9%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Chegg Inc on January 4th, 2019 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $29.33. Since that recommendation, shares of Chegg Inc have risen 27.3%. We continue to monitor Chegg Inc for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth american public bright horizons grand canyon edu strayer educatio chegg inc

Ticker(s): APEI BFAM LOPE STRA CHGG