As part of our ongoing series here at The Acquirer’s Multiple, we provide this feature article titled ‘Stock in Focus‘ where we focus on one of the stocks from our Stock Screeners.
One of the cheapest stocks in our Stock Screeners is Perdoceo Education Corp (NASDAQ: PRDO).
Perdoceo Education Corp is an American for-profit education company that focuses on campus and online post-secondary programs. The company’s important segment is its online universities, which include the American InterContinental University, and Colorado Technical University. These online universities provide undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs focusing on business, technology, management, and social services. Career Education Corporation is focusing on its online universities as it continues to reduce its on-campus program offerings. The majority of the company’s revenue comes from the Colorado Technical University segment.
A quick look at the share price history for Perdoceo Education Corp (below) over the past twelve months shows that the price is down 7.5%. Here’s why the company remains undervalued.
Market Cap: $746 Million
Enterprise Value: $315 Million
Operating Earnings: $145 Million
Acquirer’s Multiple: 2.18
Free Cash Flow (TTM)
Free Cash Flow: $148 Million
FCF/EV Yield: 47%
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 5.11
Beneish M-Score: -2.06
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