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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 5.70
DL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. DL: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.56   Max: No Debt
Current: 5.7

Equity to Asset 0.46
DL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. DL: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.85
Current: 0.46

0.18
0.85
Interest Coverage 84.38
DL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
60% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 246.94 vs. DL: 84.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 84.38   Max: 9999.99
Current: 84.38

84.38
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.76
M-Score: -3.10
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 (%) 24.89
DL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. DL: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.15   Max: 43.45
Current: 24.89

-2.15
43.45
Net-margin (%) 23.54
DL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. DL: 23.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.15   Max: 46
Current: 23.54

-9.15
46
ROE (%) 29.83
DL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. DL: 29.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.15   Max: 75.64
Current: 29.83

-5.15
75.64
ROA (%) 14.40
DL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. DL: 14.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.01   Max: 45.57
Current: 14.4

-4.01
45.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 244.74
DL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. DL: 244.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.65   Max: 234.73
Current: 244.74

-14.65
234.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 30.70
DL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DL: 30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 30.7
Current: 30.7

-1.9
30.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 158.10
DL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. DL: 158.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 158.1
Current: 158.1

0
158.1
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 22.90
DL's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
83% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DL: 22.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.79   Max: 650
Current: 22.9

12.79
650
Forward P/E 14.73
DL's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
59% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. DL: 14.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 24.00
DL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
67% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. DL: 24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.57   Max: 1950
Current: 24

13.57
1950
P/B 7.50
DL's P/B is ranked lower than
109% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DL: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1   Max: 12.14
Current: 7.5

1
12.14
P/S 5.43
DL's P/S is ranked lower than
111% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. DL: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 13.68
Current: 5.43

2.03
13.68
PFCF 13.40
DL's PFCF is ranked lower than
52% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. DL: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.21   Max: 101.63
Current: 13.4

8.21
101.63
POCF 13.25
DL's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. DL: 13.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.93   Max: 156
Current: 13.25

6.93
156
EV-to-EBIT 19.55
DL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
73% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. DL: 19.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2628   Max: 2147.2
Current: 19.55

-2628
2147.2
PEG 0.31
DL's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. DL: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 16.86
Current: 0.31

0
16.86
Shiller P/E 55.50
DL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
137% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.36 vs. DL: 55.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 39   Max: 176.47
Current: 55.5

39
176.47
Current Ratio 1.63
DL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. DL: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.75
Current: 1.63

0.53
5.75
Quick Ratio 1.61
DL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. DL: 1.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 5.73
Current: 1.61

0.53
5.73
Days Inventory 7.71
DL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. DL: 7.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 10.65
Current: 7.71

0.47
10.65
Days Sales Outstanding 9.76
DL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
80% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. DL: 9.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 84.87
Current: 9.76

4.34
84.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.95
DL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. DL: 4.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 5.08
Current: 4.95

2.19
5.08
Dividend Payout 1.14
DL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
84% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. DL: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
DL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 5.8   Max: 6.09
Current: 1.14

5.8
6.09
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.90
DL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
68% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. DL: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.19   Max: 5.08
Current: 4.9

2.19
5.08
Share Buyback Rate -1.70
DL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. DL: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5   Max: -77.8
Current: -1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 87.60
DL's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
126% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. DL: 87.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.65   Max: 117.07
Current: 87.6

2.65
117.07
Price/Net Current Asset Value 63.10
DL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
127% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DL: 63.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.87   Max: 15.96
Current: 63.1

1.87
15.96
Price/Tangible Book 8.30
DL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
109% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. DL: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 9.34
Current: 8.3

1.34
9.34
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.70
DL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
86% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DL: 2.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 6.42
Current: 2.7

0.8
6.42
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. DL: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.11
Current: 0.9

0.34
2.11
Price/Graham Number 2.90
DL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
110% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. DL: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 7.4
Current: 2.9

1.05
7.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.10
DL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
60% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. DL: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
DL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 17
Current: 5.1

0.1
17

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 118 148 181
EPS($) 0.68 1.07 1.29
EPS without NRI($) 0.68 1.07 1.29

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:0CDA.Germany,
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.
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