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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
94% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. CPLA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 27.25  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.77
CPLA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. CPLA: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.77
0.03
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
CPLA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
94% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 208.63 vs. CPLA: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 10.28
M-Score: -2.99
WACC vs ROIC
10.58%
61.29%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.45
CPLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. CPLA: 15.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.94  Med: 14.08 Max: 22.29
Current: 15.45
-45.94
22.29
Net-margin (%) 9.21
CPLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. CPLA: 9.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.49  Med: 8.82 Max: 15.96
Current: 9.21
-43.49
15.96
ROE (%) 20.61
CPLA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. CPLA: 20.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 18.18  Med: 23.99 Max: 142.27
Current: 20.61
18.18
142.27
ROA (%) 15.58
CPLA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. CPLA: 15.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.13  Med: 15.20 Max: 46.95
Current: 15.58
-19.13
46.95
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 170.83
CPLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. CPLA: 170.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 73.87  Med: 140.50 Max: 229.21
Current: 170.83
73.87
229.21
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 6.20
CPLA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CPLA: 6.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 6.2  Med: 17.50 Max: 41.9
Current: 6.2
6.2
41.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
CPLA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CPLA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 19.50 Max: 42.7
Current: 1
0
42.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.80
CPLA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CPLA: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.4  Med: 24.50 Max: 39.9
Current: -3.8
-8.4
39.9
» CPLA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CPLA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 89,466 sh (+91.81%)
Jeremy Grantham 41,000 sh (+36.50%)
Chuck Royce 240,101 sh (+12.20%)
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 (-8.50%)
Joel Greenblatt 45,668 sh (-48.95%)
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Q4 2014

CPLA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Joel Greenblatt 49,793 sh (+9.03%)
RS Investment Management 752,589 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 981,725 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 981,725 sh (-0.80%)
Chuck Royce 182,701 sh (-16.84%)
RS Investment Management 752,589 sh (-22.93%)
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Q1 2015

CPLA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

James Barrow 51,963 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,202 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 138,727 sh (+178.61%)
Chuck Royce 188,101 sh (+2.96%)
Jim Simons 978,025 sh (-0.38%)
RS Investment Management 291,598 sh (-61.25%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 17.28
CPLA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. CPLA: 17.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.79  Med: 23.30 Max: 60.43
Current: 17.28
7.79
60.43
Forward P/E 14.31
CPLA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
51% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.81 vs. CPLA: 14.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.80
CPLA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
52% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. CPLA: 17.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 23.35 Max: 60.58
Current: 17.8
7.8
60.58
P/B 3.31
CPLA's P/B is ranked lower than
76% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. CPLA: 3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CPLA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15  Med: 4.49 Max: 9.23
Current: 3.31
2.15
9.23
P/S 1.58
CPLA's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CPLA: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CPLA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86  Med: 2.10 Max: 5.57
Current: 1.58
0.86
5.57
PFCF 14.32
CPLA's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.11 vs. CPLA: 14.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
CPLA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.06  Med: 19.02 Max: 60.03
Current: 14.32
7.06
60.03
POCF 9.72
CPLA's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. CPLA: 9.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
CPLA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.01  Med: 12.61 Max: 33.91
Current: 9.72
5.01
33.91
EV-to-EBIT 8.36
CPLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. CPLA: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CPLA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2  Med: 11.60 Max: 45.8
Current: 8.36
3.2
45.8
PEG 2.87
CPLA's PEG is ranked lower than
82% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. CPLA: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
CPLA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.60 Max: 20.17
Current: 2.87
0.17
20.17
Shiller P/E 16.87
CPLA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. CPLA: 16.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.05  Med: 20.21 Max: 60.72
Current: 16.87
10.05
60.72
Current Ratio 3.30
CPLA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CPLA: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.66  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.34
Current: 3.3
2.66
5.34
Quick Ratio 3.30
CPLA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CPLA: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.66  Med: 3.55 Max: 5.34
Current: 3.3
2.66
5.34
Days Sales Outstanding 13.68
CPLA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. CPLA: 13.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 11.72  Med: 15.02 Max: 18.88
Current: 13.68
11.72
18.88

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.71
CPLA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. CPLA: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.79
Current: 2.71
0.49
2.79
Dividend Payout 0.46
CPLA's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
52% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. CPLA: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.46
0.38
0.57
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.71
CPLA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
56% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. CPLA: 2.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.91 Max: 2.79
Current: 2.71
0.49
2.79
Share Buyback Rate 6.50
CPLA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. CPLA: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 9.3  Med: -3.90 Max: -13.9
Current: 6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 9.05
CPLA's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
63% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. CPLA: 9.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 5.45  Med: 10.03 Max: 14.63
Current: 9.05
5.45
14.63
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.53
CPLA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. CPLA: 6.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 7.85 Max: 11.19
Current: 6.53
3.96
11.19
Price/Tangible Book 3.67
CPLA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CPLA: 3.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.68  Med: 5.14 Max: 8.02
Current: 3.67
2.68
8.02
Price/Projected FCF 0.90
CPLA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. CPLA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.95 Max: 3.35
Current: 0.9
0.47
3.35
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 1.00
CPLA's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
67% of the 3 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.69 vs. CPLA: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.76
CPLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CPLA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.03 Max: 2.36
Current: 0.76
0.42
2.36
Price/Graham Number 1.66
CPLA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. CPLA: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.23 Max: 3.98
Current: 1.66
0.94
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.44
CPLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CPLA: 12.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 8.60 Max: 31.7
Current: 12.44
2.2
31.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.30
CPLA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CPLA: 7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CPLA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 15.30 Max: 62.8
Current: 7.3
2.2
62.8

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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