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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 7.36
DL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
53% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. DL: 7.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.56  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 7.36
Equity to Asset 0.30
DL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
80% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. DL: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.3
0.18
0.85
Interest Coverage 18.10
DL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.55 vs. DL: 18.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.46  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 18.1
57.46
9999.99
Z-Score: 3.23
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 9.42
DL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. DL: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8  Med: 20.34 Max: 43.45
Current: 9.42
-8
43.45
Net-margin (%) 11.42
DL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. DL: 11.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.15  Med: 17.39 Max: 46
Current: 11.42
-9.15
46
ROE (%) 9.36
DL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. DL: 9.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DL' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.34  Med: 12.77 Max: 63.1
Current: 9.36
-12.34
63.1
ROA (%) 3.85
DL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. DL: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.01  Med: 8.26 Max: 45.57
Current: 3.85
-4.01
45.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 74.95
DL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. DL: 74.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.62  Med: 90.22 Max: 265.28
Current: 74.95
-22.62
265.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 24.70
DL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DL: 24.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.8  Med: 23.25 Max: 30.5
Current: 24.7
-1.8
30.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 37.70
DL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DL: 37.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 41.30 Max: 151.4
Current: 37.7
0
151.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 41.80
DL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. DL: 41.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.4  Med: 51.90 Max: 91.8
Current: 41.8
-17.4
91.8
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
Compare:ASX:GEM, NAS:APOL, HKSE:01317, BSP:ESTC3, JSE:COH, ASX:IEL » details
Traded in other countries:0CDA.Germany,
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
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 12.78
DL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
54% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. DL: 12.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DL' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.68  Med: 28.61 Max: 576.67
Current: 12.78
11.68
576.67
Forward P/E 11.19
DL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. DL: 11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 12.78
DL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
53% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. DL: 12.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DL' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.74  Med: 30.00 Max: 485.71
Current: 12.78
11.74
485.71
P/B 7.14
DL's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DL: 7.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DL' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.87 Max: 12.13
Current: 7.14
1
12.13
P/S 8.09
DL's P/S is ranked lower than
94% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DL: 8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 5.43 Max: 12.83
Current: 8.09
1.63
12.83
EV-to-EBIT 38.90
DL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. DL: 38.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -154.2  Med: 21.40 Max: 148.3
Current: 38.9
-154.2
148.3
EV-to-EBITDA 38.90
DL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
95% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. DL: 38.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -495.8  Med: 22.00 Max: 233.5
Current: 38.9
-495.8
233.5
Shiller P/E 42.17
DL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.66 vs. DL: 42.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DL' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.69  Med: 55.64 Max: 60.88
Current: 42.17
42.69
60.88
Current Ratio 1.24
DL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. DL: 1.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.22 Max: 5.75
Current: 1.24
0.53
5.75
Quick Ratio 1.23
DL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. DL: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.20 Max: 5.73
Current: 1.23
0.53
5.73
Days Inventory 13.47
DL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. DL: 13.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 6.98 Max: 9.75
Current: 13.47
0.47
9.75
Days Sales Outstanding 14.72
DL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.32 vs. DL: 14.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.34  Med: 17.99 Max: 84.87
Current: 14.72
4.34
84.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 8.49
DL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
88% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. DL: 8.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DL' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 4.51 Max: 15.82
Current: 8.49
2.19
15.82
Dividend Payout 1.26
DL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
89% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. DL: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DL' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 5.90 Max: 7.5
Current: 1.26
1.15
7.5
Forward Dividend Yield 8.38
DL's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
82% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. DL: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.36
DL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
80% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. DL: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DL' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.19  Med: 4.51 Max: 15.82
Current: 8.36
2.19
15.82
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.90
DL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. DL: -1.90 )
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: -2.85 Max: 3.4
Current: -1.9
-78.4
3.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.95
DL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
80% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.04 vs. DL: 13.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DL' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 4.33 Max: 19.08
Current: 13.95
1.87
19.08
Price/Tangible Book 8.59
DL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. DL: 8.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DL' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 3.28 Max: 11.74
Current: 8.59
1.34
11.74
Price/Projected FCF 9.10
DL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. DL: 9.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DL' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 9.41 Max: 169.91
Current: 9.1
1.36
169.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.51
DL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
94% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. DL: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.51
0.3
2.07
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.52
DL's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. DL: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DL' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.66
Current: 0.52
0.61
1.66
Price/Graham Number 2.22
DL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
84% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. DL: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DL' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.47  Med: 3.04 Max: 8.64
Current: 2.22
1.47
8.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.52
DL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. DL: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 4.10 Max: 298.1
Current: 2.52
0.7
298.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 91.49
DL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. DL: 91.49 )
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: 45.20 Max: 92.1
Current: 91.49
-11.7
92.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $46.70
EPS (TTM) $ 0.83
Beta1.58
Short Percentage of Float0.16%
52-Week Range $7.85 - 18.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)34.46

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17
Revenue (Mil $) 128 161
EPS ($) 0.88 0.96
EPS without NRI ($) 0.88 0.96
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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CDEL to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences May 18 2016
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