David J. Waldron
Author, long only, value, long-term horizon

American Public Education: Moving To Head Of The Class

For the quarter ending March 31, 2014, American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI) is the only one of 14 higher education companies followed by Country View Capital Research, a provider of education industry expertise and analytics, demonstrating positive results in primary financial areas of fundamentals, valuation, and margin of safety; as well as in comparative business metrics of competitive landscape, value proposition, sector risk, and regulatory exposure.

Despite an independent analyst downgrade to 'strong sell,' driven by the company's weak forward quarter guidance from its Q4 and FY 2013 earnings release in late February, American Public appears a fundamentally strong, highly competitive, mostly online education player with an attractively priced stock. Its counterintuitive business model of serving primarily government...

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