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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CPLA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. CPLA: No Debt )
CPLA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 27.25   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.73
CPLA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CPLA: 0.73 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.88   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.73

-0.88
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
CPLA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
93% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 99.53 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: 9.54
M-Score: -2.93
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 (%) 14.41
CPLA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. CPLA: 14.41 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.94   Max: 22.29
Current: 14.41

-45.94
22.29
Net-margin (%) 8.47
CPLA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. CPLA: 8.47 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.49   Max: 15.96
Current: 8.47

-43.49
15.96
ROE (%) 19.34
CPLA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. CPLA: 19.34 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 14.31   Max: 71.11
Current: 19.34

14.31
71.11
ROA (%) 14.07
CPLA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. CPLA: 14.07 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -54.28   Max: 23.47
Current: 14.07

-54.28
23.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 149.72
CPLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. CPLA: 149.72 )
CPLA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 62.06   Max: 211.54
Current: 149.72

62.06
211.54
Revenue Growth (%) 9.40
CPLA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CPLA: 9.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 8.1   Max: 41.9
Current: 9.4

8.1
41.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 0.40
CPLA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. CPLA: 0.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 42.7
Current: 0.4

0
42.7
EPS Growth (%) -8.40
CPLA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. CPLA: -8.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.4   Max: 39.9
Current: -8.4

-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

Q1 2013

CPLA Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Chuck Royce 277,100 sh (+10984%)
Jim Simons 855,425 sh (+6.53%)
Ruane Cunniff 56,870 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 30,707 sh (-2.1%)
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Q2 2013

CPLA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 209,665 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 962,776 sh (+12.55%)
Chuck Royce 304,500 sh (+9.89%)
Ruane Cunniff Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 17,165 sh (-44.1%)
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Q3 2013

CPLA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 320,000 sh (+5.09%)
Jim Simons 1,009,925 sh (+4.9%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,345 sh (+1.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 206,849 sh (-1.34%)
» More
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%)
» More
» Details

Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CPLA

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Reduce -44.1%0.02%$28.6 - $46.03 $ 56.6648%17165
Ruane Cunniff 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$28.6 - $46.03 $ 56.6648%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -57.64%0.1%$26.02 - $36.78 $ 56.6679%28125
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 28.1%0.04%$35.59 - $45.35 $ 56.6652%57537
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 105.15%0.09%$27.9 - $46.81 $ 56.6654%39067
Ruane Cunniff 2011-09-30 Add 38.05%$27.9 - $46.81 $ 56.6654%57110
Ron Baron 2011-06-30 Sold Out $41.93 - $53.01 $ 56.6618%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-03-31 Add 325.78%0.21%$48.78 - $68.76 $ 56.660%17989
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.40
CPLA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. CPLA: 20.40 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 60.43
Current: 20.4

7.79
60.43
P/B 3.90
CPLA's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. CPLA: 3.90 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.15   Max: 9.23
Current: 3.9

2.15
9.23
P/S 1.71
CPLA's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CPLA: 1.71 )
CPLA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 5.57
Current: 1.71

0.86
5.57
PFCF 13.90
CPLA's PFCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. CPLA: 13.90 )
CPLA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.06   Max: 60.03
Current: 13.9

7.06
60.03
EV-to-EBIT 9.30
CPLA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
70% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. CPLA: 9.30 )
CPLA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 45.8
Current: 9.3

3.2
45.8
PEG 2.60
CPLA's PEG is ranked lower than
62% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CPLA: 2.60 )
CPLA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 2.6
Current: 2.6

0.21
2.6
Shiller P/E 19.50
CPLA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. CPLA: 19.50 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.13   Max: 52.83
Current: 19.5

10.13
52.83

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.24
CPLA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
81% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. CPLA: 1.24 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.62
Current: 1.24

0.49
0.62
Dividend Payout 0.12
CPLA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
95% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CPLA: 0.12 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 0.13
Current: 0.12

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.20
CPLA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. CPLA: 1.20 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.62
Current: 1.2

0.49
0.62
Share Buyback Rate 9.30
CPLA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
96% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 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
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 9.50
CPLA's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
59% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. CPLA: 9.50 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.39   Max: 11.54
Current: 9.5

6.39
11.54
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.10
CPLA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. CPLA: 8.10 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.25   Max: 10.64
Current: 8.1

5.25
10.64
Price/Tangible Book 4.30
CPLA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. CPLA: 4.30 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.68   Max: 7.19
Current: 4.3

2.68
7.19
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
CPLA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
68% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CPLA: 0.80 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 2.6
Current: 0.8

0.47
2.6
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
CPLA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. CPLA: 0.70 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.07
Current: 0.7

0.37
2.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.60
CPLA's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CPLA: 1.60 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1.84
Current: 1.6

0.41
1.84
Price/Graham Number 2.00
CPLA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
55% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CPLA: 2.00 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.98
Current: 2

1.07
3.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.80
CPLA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
66% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. CPLA: 10.80 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 31.7
Current: 10.8

2.2
31.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 16.81
CPLA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. CPLA: 16.81 )
CPLA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 73.3
Current: 16.81

1.7
73.3

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:C3E.Germany
Capella Education Company 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 as well as the introduction of three master's-level specializations in education targeted at K-12 teachers. In May 2007, it completed a follow-on offering of its common stock. Additionally, during 2007, it introduced six new programs and 31 new specializations, including its first ever specializations in Public Safety and nine new PhD specializations. In 2008, it introduced three new programs and 10 new specializations. In 2009, it launched 10 new degree programs and 16 new specializations, including the addition of doctoral, master's and bachelor's level programs within the Public Service Leadership market. 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 80% 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 tradi

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