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February 7, 2013
11:24 EDTCOCO, LOPE, BPI, CECO, LINC, ESI, EDMC, APEI, DV, NAUH, STRA, APOLFor-profit education stocks rally after DeVry beats expectations
For-profit education stocks are climbing after one of the largest companies in the sector, DeVry (DV), reported stronger than expected second quarter results last night. DeVry's earnings excluding one-time items came in at 87c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 56c. The company's revenue was slightly higher than expected. DeVry said that its costs in the second quarter were below its previous outlook, partly due to the deferral of some expenses into the third quarter. DeVry now expects to reduce its costs by $80M in the current fiscal year, up from its previous total of $60M. Undergraduate enrollment at the company's flagship DeVry University dropped 15.5% for the November 2012 session compared with the same period a year earlier and graduate student enrollment tumbled 16% during the same period. The total number of online undergraduate and graduate coursetakers in the November session decreased 11.7%, the company added. On a positive note, total enrollment at the company's Chamberlain College of Nursing surged 13.5%. In a note to investors earlier today, JPMorgan analyst Jeffrey Volshteyn upgraded his rating on the stock to Neutral from Underwegiht. While DeVry University's enrollment was weak, the company's other schools posted "stellar" results, the analyst wrote, adding that the company's diversification strategy appears to be working. Volshteyn increased his target on the shares to $28 from $22. In late morning trading, Apollo Group (APOL) climbed 3% to $20.60, Strayer (STRA) rallied 5% to $61, Grand Canyon (LOPE) rose 4% to $25.50, and ITT Educational (ESI) soared 7.5% to $18.07. Meanwhile, DeVry shares jumped over 20% to $31.41.
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December 16, 2014
14:19 EDTDVDeVry Brasil to acquire Damásio Educacional
DeVry Education Group announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Completion of the transaction is expected to occur February 2015, subject to all regulatory approvals. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio is expected to generate approximately $50 million in revenue in calendar year 2014. DeVry Group expects Damásio to be modestly accretive to earnings per share in fiscal 2015 and increasing thereafter.
08:54 EDTEDMCEducation Management says court denied motion filed by Marblegate
Education Management announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has denied the motion filed by Marblegate Asset Management and Magnolia Road Capital seeking to preliminarily enjoin the company from consummating its proposed debt restructuring. The court denied the injunction based on, among other things, the balance of equities and the public interest. The court also concluded on a preliminary basis that the plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the claim they have asserted under the Trust Indenture Act. The company respectfully disagrees with that aspect of the opinion and, based on the court's order, plans to move forward promptly with the restructuring.
December 5, 2014
08:01 EDTAPOLApollo Education closes acquisition of majority interest in Sociedade Técnica
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December 4, 2014
08:09 EDTAPOLApollo Education develops venture investment platform
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