The Perdoceo Education Corporation (PRDO) shares are trading at higher $17.36 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $22.00.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $22.50 and the low is $7.11. Over the last 52 weeks, PRDO is down -22.84% while the S&P 500 is up 0.92%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PRDO reported a profit of $144.08 million. Perdoceo Education Corporation also saw revenues increase to $170.99 million. In addition, PRDO has free cash flow of $47.75 million as of 03-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $39.94 million which compares well with its peers.
PRDO booked profit margins of 11.60%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is 17.90%, and its Return on Assets is 12.60%. All told, it is clear that, PRDO needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. PRDO has a short ratio of 5.35 and outstanding shares of 69.84M.
PRDO has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.72 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 1.03. Perdoceo Education Corporation PRDO also noted assets of $606.53 million at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PRDO has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Perdoceo Education Corporation PRDO has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PRDO represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Perdoceo Education Corporation PRDO is now commanding a market cap of 1.15B and a float of 68.52M. PRDO is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of PRDO stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in PRDO, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.