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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CPLA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
89% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. CPLA: No Debt )
CPLA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 27.25   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.75
CPLA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. CPLA: 0.75 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.75

0.03
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
CPLA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. CPLA: No Debt )
CPLA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 12.20
M-Score: -2.29
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 14.42
CPLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.16 vs. CPLA: 14.42 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.94   Max: 22.29
Current: 14.42

-45.94
22.29
Net-margin (%) 8.49
CPLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. CPLA: 8.49 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.49   Max: 15.96
Current: 8.49

-43.49
15.96
ROE (%) 19.43
CPLA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. CPLA: 19.43 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 18.18   Max: 142.27
Current: 19.43

18.18
142.27
ROA (%) 14.36
CPLA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. CPLA: 14.36 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.13   Max: 46.95
Current: 14.36

-19.13
46.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 153.22
CPLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. CPLA: 153.22 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 73.87   Max: 229.21
Current: 153.22

73.87
229.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.40
CPLA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. CPLA: 9.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 41.9
Current: 9.4

8.1
41.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 0.40
CPLA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CPLA: 0.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.3
Current: 0.4

0
42.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -8.40
CPLA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. CPLA: -8.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 39.9
Current: -8.4

-8.4
39.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CPLA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

RS Investment Management 623,019 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,886 sh (+3.12%)
Chuck Royce 320,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 988,325 sh (-2.14%)
Steven Cohen 3,407 sh (-98.35%)
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Q1 2014

CPLA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 30,037 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,643 sh (+160.78%)
RS Investment Management 931,859 sh (+49.57%)
Steven Cohen 4,423 sh (+29.82%)
Jim Simons 1,031,885 sh (+4.41%)
Chuck Royce 214,000 sh (-33.13%)
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Q2 2014

CPLA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 89,466 sh (+91.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 41,000 sh (+36.5%)
Chuck Royce 240,101 sh (+12.2%)
RS Investment Management 1,008,479 sh (+8.22%)
Jim Simons 1,056,221 sh (+2.36%)
Steven Cohen 116,700 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Q3 2014

CPLA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Steven Cohen 132,512 sh (+13.55%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
RS Investment Management 976,549 sh (-3.17%)
Jim Simons 989,625 sh (-6.31%)
Chuck Royce 219,701 sh (-8.5%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,668 sh (-48.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CPLA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Reduce -48.95%0.03%$54.7 - $68.22 $ 74.620%45668
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 91.81%0.03%$53.82 - $64.09 $ 74.630%89466
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 160.78%0.03%$59.7 - $72.08 $ 74.615%46643
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.1%0.02%$28.6 - $46.03 $ 74.694%17165
Ruane Cunniff 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$28.6 - $46.03 $ 74.694%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -57.64%0.1%$26.02 - $36.78 $ 74.6135%28125
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 28.1%0.04%$35.59 - $45.35 $ 74.6100%57537
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 105.15%0.09%$27.9 - $46.81 $ 74.6103%39067
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Add 38.05%$27.9 - $46.81 $ 74.6103%57110
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.40
CPLA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 35.90 vs. CPLA: 26.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 60.43
Current: 26.4

7.79
60.43
P/B 4.89
CPLA's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. CPLA: 4.89 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 9.23
Current: 4.89

2.15
9.23
P/S 2.24
CPLA's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CPLA: 2.24 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 5.57
Current: 2.24

0.86
5.57
PFCF 21.38
CPLA's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 34.75 vs. CPLA: 21.38 )
CPLA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 60.03
Current: 21.38

7.06
60.03
EV-to-EBIT 12.98
CPLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.27 vs. CPLA: 12.98 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 45.8
Current: 12.98

3.2
45.8
PEG 3.26
CPLA's PEG is ranked higher than
83% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPLA: 3.26 )
CPLA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 6.69
Current: 3.26

0.17
6.69
Shiller P/E 24.04
CPLA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPLA: 24.04 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.13   Max: 52.83
Current: 24.04

10.13
52.83
Current Ratio 3.09
CPLA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CPLA: 3.09 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 5.34
Current: 3.09

2.66
5.34
Quick Ratio 3.09
CPLA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. CPLA: 3.09 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.66   Max: 5.34
Current: 3.09

2.66
5.34

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.90
CPLA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
74% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. CPLA: 1.90 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.9

0.49
2.31
Dividend Payout 0.49
CPLA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPLA: 0.49 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.49

0.44
0.57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.90
CPLA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. CPLA: 1.90 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 2.31
Current: 1.9

0.49
2.31
Share Buyback Rate 9.30
CPLA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CPLA: 9.30 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.3   Max: -13.9
Current: 9.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 14.20
CPLA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPLA: 14.20 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.45   Max: 14.07
Current: 14.2

5.45
14.07
Price/Net Current Asset Value 11.86
CPLA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CPLA: 11.86 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.77   Max: 12.86
Current: 11.86

4.77
12.86
Price/Tangible Book 5.45
CPLA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. CPLA: 5.45 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.68   Max: 8.02
Current: 5.45

2.68
8.02
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.13
CPLA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. CPLA: 1.13 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.35
Current: 1.13

0.47
3.35
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
CPLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. CPLA: 1.00 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 2.23
Current: 1

0.4
2.23
Price/Graham Number 2.49
CPLA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. CPLA: 2.49 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.98
Current: 2.49

0.94
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.70
CPLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CPLA: 7.70 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 31.7
Current: 7.7

2.2
31.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.67
CPLA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. CPLA: 8.67 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 67.7
Current: 8.67

2.2
67.7

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Capella Education Co was founded in 1991 as a Minnesota corporation. In 1993, it established its wholly-owned university subsidiary, then named The Graduate School of America, to offer doctoral and master's degrees through distance learning programs in management, education, human services and interdisciplinary studies. In 1998, it begins the expansion of its original portfolio of academic programs by introducing doctoral and master's degrees in psychology and a master of business administration degree. In 1999, to expand the reach of its brand in anticipation of moving into the bachelor's degree market, it changed the Company name to Capella Education Company and the name of its university to Capella University. In 2000, it introduced its bachelor's degree completion program in information technology, which provided instruction for the last two years of a four-year bachelor's degree. In 2004, it expanded its addressable market through the introduction of its four-year bachelor's degree programs in business administration and information technology. In May 2007, it completed a follow-on offering of its common stock. The Company is an online postsecondary education services company. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Capella University, it offers a variety of doctoral, master's and bachelor's programs in the following markets: behavioral health and human services, business management and technology, education and public service leadership. It focuses on master's and doctoral degrees, with over 72% of its learners enrolled in a master's or doctoral degree program. The Company's academic offerings combine competency-based curricula with the convenience and flexibility of an online learning format. It designs its offerings to help working adult learners develop specific competencies that they could employ in its workplace. The Company actively support and engage with its learners throughout the Company's programs to enhance their prospects for successful program completion. The Company engages in a range of marketing activities to build the Capella brand, differentiate the Company from other educational providers, raise levels of awareness and consideration with prospective learners, generate inquiries about enrollment, remind and motivate existing learners to re-register each quarter, and stimulate referrals from existing learners and graduates. The Company's competitors include both traditional and proprietary colleges and universities offering online programs, such as American Public University, Argosy University, DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Strayer University, University of Phoenix and Walden University. The company's trademarks are 'CAPELLA,' 'CAPELLA EDUCATION COMPANY,' and 'CAPELLA UNIVERSITY' and distinctive logos, along with various other trademarks and service marks related to its specific offerings. The Company's business activities are planned and implemented to achieve compliance with the rules and regul
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