Wed, Mar. 25, 2:23 PM
- The for-profit education sector is full of volatility today.
- Apollo Education (APOL -27%) is getting shellacked off of a disappointing FQ2 earnings report.
- Enrollment guidance from Apollo came in below expectations.
- Peers Bridgepoint Education (BPI -3.7%), DeVry Education (DV -5.5%), ITT Educational Services (ESI -4.1%), Grand Canyon Education (LOPE -3.9%), and American Public Education (APEI -1.6%) are also lower in sympathy.
- National American University Holdings (NASDAQ:NAUH) is an outlier with a 3% gain, while microcap Education Management (NASDAQ:EDMC) is up a clean 20%.
- Trading volume is up across the sector.
- What to watch: A push by President Obama to make some forms of community college free is considered a threat to the sector.
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- Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL) reports University of Phoenix degreed enrollment fell 14.6% to 213.8K in FQ2.
- New degreed enrollment was 12.90% lower than a year ago at 28,300.
- Segment revenue: University of Phoenix: $487.77M (-17.90%); Apollo Global: $81.10M (+18.16%); Other: $9.70M (-3.35%).
- Segment operating income: University of Phoenix: $1.35M (-98.44%); Apollo Global: -$27.54M (+31.15%); Other: -$28.34M (+22.12%).
- FQ3 Guidance: Net revenue: $690M to $705M; Operating income: $85M to $95M.
- FY2015 Guidance: Net revenue: $2.63B to $2.68B; Operating income: $200M to $230M.
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- Select for-profit education stocks have spiked higher despite a flurry of negative news on the sector over the last few weeks.
- The sector has an eye on Washington where a proposal by President Obama to make public junior college free is a potential threat to admission numbers.
- Advancers include Bridgepoint Education (BPI +6.2%), Apollo Education (APOL +1.7%), Corinthian Colleges (COCO +9.3%), Strayer Education (STRA +2.5%), ITT Educational Services (ESI +3.1%).
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- The Treasury Department and Department of Education are looking into a proposal to make it easier for student loans to be included in bankruptcies.
- Though the bankruptcy angle is only a small portion of the comprehensive Student Aid Bill of Rights aimed at the lending industry, it's expected to be one of the most controversial aspects of the proposed legislation.
- For-profit education stocks: APOL, CECO, COCO, DV, STRA, ESI, LOPE, APEI, LINC, BPI, LRN, EDU,
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- President Obama has unveiled a proposal to make community college free for the first two years, with federal funding covering three-quarters of the cost and states that participate contributing the rest.
- "We have to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to constantly train themselves for better jobs, better wages, better benefits," announced Obama.
- The White House expects an estimated 9M students to participate in the program and save $3,800 a year on tuition.
- Education Stocks: CECO, STRA, COCO, ESI, ITT, BPI, LINC, DV, LOPE, APEI
- APOL -0.7%; EDMC -6.1% AH
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- Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL) reports University of Phoenix degreed enrollment fell 13.5% to 227.4K in FQ1.
- New degreed enrollment was 5.0% lower than a year ago at 39,600.
- Segment revenue: University of Phoenix: $592.85M (-20.41%); Apollo Global: $114.14M (26.31%); Other: $11.06M (-8.80%).
- Segment operating income: University of Phoenix: $93.51M (-49.03%); Apollo Global: -$4.84M; Other: -$28.18M.
- FQ2 Guidance: Net revenue: $580M to $595M; Operating loss: $25M to $35M.
- FY2015 Guidance: Net revenue: $2.74B to $2.80B; Operating income: $250M to $290M.
- APOL -5.84% premarket.
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- "The for-profit sector is dead," is the grim assessment from sector pioneer Michael Clifford.
- Tougher federal regulation enforced by the Obama administration and increased scrutiny by students on the value of diplomas have chipped the growth story down to a nub.
- Excess capacity in the sector could lead to tuition price cuts in 2015, warn analysts, particularly for post-secondary medical and technology programs.
- On watch: DV, APOL, STRA, ESI, CPLA, BPI, EDMC, COCO, APEI, LINC, NAUH.
- Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) could be the outlier in the group. The stock managed a 4.6% over the last year on a higher mix of traditional campuses.
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