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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.43
DL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. DL: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
DL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 2.43
Equity-to-Asset 0.19
DL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. DL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
DL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.19
0.18
0.85
Interest Coverage 62.68
DL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 85.52 vs. DL: 62.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.76  Med: 5067.97 Max: No Debt
Current: 62.68
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 2.86
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % 26.49
DL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. DL: 26.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
DL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.76  Med: 23.45 Max: 43.45
Current: 26.49
-1.76
43.45
Net Margin % 24.56
DL's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. DL: 24.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
DL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.15  Med: 20.69 Max: 46
Current: 24.56
-9.15
46
ROE % 71.00
DL's ROE % is ranked higher than
97% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. DL: 71.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
DL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.34  Med: 16.48 Max: 71
Current: 71
-12.34
71
ROA % 19.07
DL's ROA % is ranked higher than
94% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. DL: 19.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
DL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.01  Med: 11.39 Max: 45.57
Current: 19.07
-4.01
45.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 298.53
DL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
89% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. DL: 298.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
DL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.6  Med: 137.98 Max: 298.53
Current: 298.53
-6.6
298.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 17.50
DL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. DL: 17.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
DL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 21.8 Max: 30.5
Current: 17.5
-1.8
30.5
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 22.00
DL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
81% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DL: 22.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
DL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 33.7 Max: 151.4
Current: 22
0
151.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 23.90
DL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
80% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DL: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
DL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.7  Med: 41.5 Max: 81.7
Current: 23.9
-15.7
81.7
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services  
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China Distance Education Holdings Ltd along with its subsidiaries provides online & offline education services & selling related products in China. It offers online learning management system, tutoring support & other course services.

China Distance Education Holdings Ltd was incorporated under the law of the Cayman Islands on January 11, 2008. The Company offers online and offline education services and selling related products in the People's Republic of China. It also offers online test preparation courses to self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees and to secondary school and college students preparing for various academic and entrance exams. As of September 30, 2013, it operated 17 websites, including its main website www.cdeledu.com and 16 other websites, each dedicated to a specific industry, profession or subject area. In addition to online education courses, it also sells books and reference materials, offer offline business start-up training courses and offline accounting and healthcare professional training, and provide courseware production services and platform production services for certain customers. It faces competition from providers of traditional offline education, training and test preparation services, and expects to face increasing competition from existing competitors and new market entrants in the online professional education and test preparation market. The Company is subject to the reporting obligations under the U.S. securities laws. The Company's PRC affiliated entities, Beijing Champion, Caikaowang and Champion Wangge, are subject to laws and regulations governing the formation and conduct of domestic PRC companies.

Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 11.18
DL's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.02 vs. DL: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
DL' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.06  Med: 24.16 Max: 576.67
Current: 11.18
11.06
576.67
PE Ratio without NRI 11.18
DL's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
75% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. DL: 11.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
DL' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.03  Med: 26.31 Max: 1700
Current: 11.18
11.03
1700
PB Ratio 9.82
DL's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. DL: 9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
DL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.95  Med: 3.23 Max: 12.13
Current: 9.82
0.95
12.13
PS Ratio 2.77
DL's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. DL: 2.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
DL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 4.71 Max: 11.02
Current: 2.77
1.63
11.02
EV-to-EBIT 7.73
DL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.28 vs. DL: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -225.5  Med: 17.7 Max: 396.8
Current: 7.73
-225.5
396.8
EV-to-EBITDA 7.73
DL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.95 vs. DL: 7.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -225.5  Med: 17.7 Max: 396.8
Current: 7.73
-225.5
396.8
PEG Ratio 0.17
DL's PEG Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. DL: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
DL' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.34 Max: 34.03
Current: 0.17
0.15
34.03
Shiller PE Ratio 34.00
DL's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.36 vs. DL: 34.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
DL' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 33.47  Med: 48.55 Max: 78.3
Current: 34
33.47
78.3
Current Ratio 0.91
DL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DL: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.07 Max: 5.75
Current: 0.91
0.53
5.75
Quick Ratio 0.90
DL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.06 Max: 5.73
Current: 0.9
0.53
5.73
Days Inventory 9.96
DL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. DL: 9.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.26  Med: 7.46 Max: 10.65
Current: 9.96
5.26
10.65
Days Sales Outstanding 15.75
DL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.20 vs. DL: 15.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 17.47 Max: 84.87
Current: 15.75
4.34
84.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield % 4.44
DL's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
75% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. DL: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
DL' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 4.65 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.44
2.19
9.68
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.18
DL's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DL: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
DL' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.15 Max: 1.18
Current: 1.18
0.85
1.18
Forward Dividend Yield % 4.33
DL's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
63% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. DL: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.44
DL's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
67% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. DL: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
DL' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 4.65 Max: 9.68
Current: 4.44
2.19
9.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
DL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. DL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.4  Med: -1.9 Max: 3.4
Current: 0.9
-78.4
3.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 12.25
DL's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. DL: 12.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
DL' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 6.66 Max: 13.47
Current: 12.25
1.44
13.47
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.59
DL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DL: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
DL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1 Max: 1.78
Current: 0.59
0.35
1.78
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 0.45
DL's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. DL: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
DL' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.96 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.45
0.45
1.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 12.90
DL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
83% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. DL: 12.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
DL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 5.3 Max: 298.1
Current: 12.9
0.3
298.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 64.59
DL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. DL: 64.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
DL' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.7  Med: 46.5 Max: 92.1
Current: 64.59
-11.7
92.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $125.2
EPS (TTM) $ 0.91
Beta1.23
Short Percentage of Float0.06%
52-Week Range $8.97 - 15.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.96

Analyst Estimate

Sep17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.96
EPS without NRI ($) 0.96
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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