Laureate Education Inc. (LAUR) shares are trading at higher $13.29 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $16.64.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $21.66 and the low is $7.30. Over the last 52 weeks, LAUR is down -20.75% while the S&P 500 is up 10.88%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, LAUR reported a profit of $237.55 million. Laureate Education Inc. also saw revenues increase to $791.68 million. In addition, LAUR has free cash flow of $12.2 million as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$188.45 million which compares well with its peers.
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LAUR booked profit margins of -8.50%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -9.60%, and its Return on Assets is -3.90%. All told, it is clear that, LAUR 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. LAUR has a short ratio of 8.38 and outstanding shares of 209.93M.
LAUR has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.74. Laureate Education Inc. LAUR also noted assets of $5.95 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as LAUR has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Laureate Education Inc. LAUR has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, LAUR 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.
Laureate Education Inc. LAUR is now commanding a market cap of 2.56B and a float of 107.85M. LAUR 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 LAUR 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 LAUR, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.