Capella Education Company (CPLA) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday
Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) will be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, July 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.80 per share for the quarter.
Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $111.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $111.19 million. Capella Education had a net margin of 10.31% and a return on equity of 21.04%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Capella Education to post $3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.95 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Capella Education Company (CPLA) opened at 87.15 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1.01 billion, a PE ratio of 22.94 and a beta of 0.53. Capella Education Company has a 12-month low of $55.91 and a 12-month high of $99.25. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $87.98 and a 200 day moving average of $85.78.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 24th were issued a $0.41 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 22nd. This represents a $1.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.88%. Capella Education’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.27%.
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Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capella Education from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Barrington Research upped their price target on shares of Capella Education from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $90.20.
In related news, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.01, for a total transaction of $168,020.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael Linton sold 625 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.23, for a total transaction of $58,893.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 25,262 shares of company stock worth $2,261,276 over the last quarter. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Capella Education Company Profile
Capella Education Company is an education services company. The Company provides direct path between learning and employment through its online postsecondary education offerings and through programs to develop job-ready skills for demand markets. The company’s segments include post-secondary segment and job-ready skills segment.
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