|Bid||13.14 x 800|
|Ask||13.15 x 900|
|Day's Range||13.02 - 13.63|
|52 Week Range||7.30 - 21.66|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.80|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Nov 04, 2020 - Nov 09, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||17.90|
BALTIMORE, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced that it has closed on the previously announced sale of INTI Education Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and its subsidiaries (INTI Education Group), a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia, to HOPE Education Group (Hong Kong) Company Limited. HOPE Education Group (Hong Kong) Company Limited is an established operator of higher education institutions, including universities and vocational colleges.The total transaction value was US$140 million. Laureate’s net proceeds from the transaction are estimated to be approximately US$120 million after a US$14 million payment to a minority equity shareholder and other fees. President and Chief Executive Officer of Laureate, Eilif Serck-Hanssen, said: “We wish INTI Education Group well, as the institutions continue to provide their students with quality learning experiences and outcomes under the stewardship of HOPE Education Group.”Rothschild & Co acted as financial advisor to Laureate, and DLA Piper acted as legal advisor.About Laureate Education, Inc. At Laureate Education, Inc., we understand the transformative power of education. For more than 20 years, we have remained committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve, by providing accessible, high-quality undergraduate, graduate and specialized degree programs. We know that when our students succeed, countries prosper and societies benefit. Our longstanding commitment to operating with purpose is evidenced by our status as one of the world’s largest Certified B Corporations® and being the first Public Benefit Corporation publicly listed on any stock exchange in the world.Investor Relations Contact: email@example.comMedia Contact: Adam Smith Laureate Education, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org U.S.: +1 (443) 255 0724
Moody's Investors Service said Laureate Education, Inc.'s recent asset divestiture announcements do not immediately affect the company's B1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), Ba3 senior secured credit facility ratings, B3 senior unsecured notes rating and negative outlook. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Laureate Education, Inc. operates a leading international network of accredited campus-based and online universities with over 25 institutions primarily focused in Latin America, offering academic programs to approximately 875,000 students at over 150 campuses and via online delivery. This publication does not announce a credit rating action.
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Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Ser Educacional S.A. (B3: SEER3) for the sale of its Brazilian operations.
Shares of Laureate Education rose 9.2% on Friday after the education company announced entering a definitive agreement to sell its Walden University business unit to Adtalem Global Education Inc. for $1.48 billion in cash. The deal is anticipated to complete toward the end of 2021.Laureate Education’s (LAUR) Walden University is a for-profit online education provider focusing on graduate, bachelor's, masters, and doctoral certificate programs. According to the company, Walden University was a pioneer in distance education and is currently the leader in digital learning in higher education. The university offers over 80 educational degree programs and students across the US and 120 countries are pursuing a degree course online.Adtalem believes that the acquisition of Walden University would be accretive to its free cash flows and adjusted earnings per share. The Chicago-based workforce solution provider expects the transaction to add $60 million in non-GAAP free cash flow in the first year and contribute $0.75 per share to its earnings in the second year post-completion. (See LAUR stock analysis on TipRanks).Stifel analyst Shlomo Rosenbaum reiterated his Buy rating on Laureate Education following the announcement. Rosenbaum believes that the transaction happening amid the current environment is positive for the company- especially as the deal is taking place earlier than expected- but noted that the price is about $220M less than anticipated.Currently, the Street has a bullish outlook on the stock, with a Strong Buy analyst consensus. With shares down 24.5% year-to-date, the average analyst price target of $14 implies an upside potential of 5.3% from current levels.Related News: Peloton Soars 10% In After-Hours On First-Ever Quarterly Profit Chewy 2Q Sales Spike 47%; Shares Fall Navistar Pops 14% After Traton Sweetens Buyout Bid To $43 A Share More recent articles from Smarter Analyst: * Trillium Prices Public Offering At $13/Share; Street Bullish * Pfizer, BioNTech Propose Expansion Of Phase 3 Covid-19 Vaccine Trial * JetBlue Adds 24 New Routes In A Bid To Capture Traffic * Atara Bio Rises After Multiple Sclerosis Drug Shows Sustained Improvement
Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced that it has completed the divestiture of its operations in Chile through the transfer of control of its not-for-profit institutions to Fundación Educación y Cultura and the sale of its for-profit operations.
|Maintains||BMO Capital: to Outperform||5/11/2020|
|Maintains||JP Morgan: to Overweight||5/5/2020|
|Maintains||Stifel: to Buy||5/4/2020|
|Maintains||Barrington Research: to Outperform||4/23/2020|
|Downgrade||Morgan Stanley: Overweight to Equal-Weight||4/8/2020|
|Maintains||Stifel Nicolaus: to Buy||1/29/2020|
Sector(s): Consumer Defensive
Industry: Education & Training Services
Full Time Employees: 32,000
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of universities and higher education institutions. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs primarily in the areas of business and management, medicine and health sciences, and engineering and information technology through campus-based, online, and hybrid programs. The company also operates online institutions that offer professional degree programs primarily for the working adults with undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It provides its services in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Australia, China, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company was formerly known as Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Laureate Education, Inc. in May 2004. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.