What Perdoceo Education Investors Should Keep in Mind

One of the losers of today's trading session was Perdoceo Education. Shares of the Staffing & employment services company plunged -5.4%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $17.11 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • Perdoceo Education has moved 21.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 16.0%

  • PRDO has an average analyst rating of buy and is -25.61% away from its mean target price of $23.0 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $2.15

  • Perdoceo Education has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.0 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $2.1 and its forward P/E ratio is 8.1

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.35 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Perdoceo Education is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.33 and an average P/B of 3.12

  • PRDO has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 93.8% and gross profit margins of 0.8%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $108.37 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Perdoceo Education Corporation provides postsecondary education through online, campus-based, and blended learning programs in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Colorado Technical University and The American InterContinental University System. It offers academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business and management, nursing, healthcare management, computer science, engineering, information systems and technology, project management, cybersecurity, and criminal justice, as well as business studies, information technologies, education, and health sciences. The company also operates intellipath, a personalized learning platform; and a mobile application and two-way messaging platform. The company was formerly known as Career Education Corporation and changed its name to Perdoceo Education Corporation in January 2020. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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