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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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 5.05
DL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.37 vs. DL: 5.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 9999.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 5.05
Interest Coverage 84.38
DL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
55% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 188.50 vs. DL: 84.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 84.38  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 84.38
84.38
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 3.51
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 24.89
DL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.84 vs. DL: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2.15  Med: 18.22 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 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. DL: 23.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.15  Med: 11.85 Max: 46
Current: 23.54
-9.15
46
ROE (%) 29.51
DL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. DL: 29.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -12.34  Med: 11.95 Max: 63.1
Current: 29.51
-12.34
63.1
ROA (%) 14.32
DL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. DL: 14.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.01  Med: 7.59 Max: 45.57
Current: 14.32
-4.01
45.57
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 266.81
DL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.88 vs. DL: 266.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14.53  Med: 76.46 Max: 265.28
Current: 266.81
-14.53
265.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 30.70
DL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DL: 30.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -1.9  Med: 21.70 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 80 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DL: 158.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 44.20 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) 19.44
DL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. DL: 19.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.79  Med: 30.24 Max: 650
Current: 19.44
12.79
650
Forward P/E 11.35
DL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
87% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.55 vs. DL: 11.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.20
DL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.10 vs. DL: 17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.57  Med: 32.62 Max: 1950
Current: 17.2
13.57
1950
P/B 4.54
DL's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. DL: 4.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1  Med: 2.80 Max: 12.14
Current: 4.54
1
12.14
P/S 3.58
DL's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. DL: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.03  Med: 6.03 Max: 13.68
Current: 3.58
2.03
13.68
EV-to-EBIT 13.33
DL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.97 vs. DL: 13.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2628  Med: 18.80 Max: 2147.2
Current: 13.33
-2628
2147.2
PEG 0.22
DL's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 37 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. DL: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DL' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0  Med: 15.04 Max: 16.86
Current: 0.22
0
16.86
Shiller P/E 36.91
DL's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.09 vs. DL: 36.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 34.05  Med: 72.33 Max: 176.47
Current: 36.91
34.05
176.47
Current Ratio 1.64
DL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DL: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.25 Max: 5.75
Current: 1.64
0.53
5.75
Quick Ratio 1.63
DL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. DL: 1.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 2.23 Max: 5.73
Current: 1.63
0.53
5.73
Days Inventory 7.60
DL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
53% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. DL: 7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 7.95 Max: 10.65
Current: 7.6
0.47
10.65
Days Sales Outstanding 8.28
DL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.62 vs. DL: 8.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.34  Med: 23.29 Max: 84.87
Current: 8.28
4.34
84.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 7.45
DL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
94% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. DL: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
DL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.19  Med: 3.87 Max: 8.57
Current: 7.45
2.19
8.57
Dividend Payout 1.14
DL's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
80% of the 66 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  Med: 5.95 Max: 6.09
Current: 1.14
5.8
6.09
Yield on cost (5-Year) 7.45
DL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. DL: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
DL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.19  Med: 3.87 Max: 8.57
Current: 7.45
2.19
8.57
Share Buyback Rate -1.70
DL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
59% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. DL: -1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
DL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 1.5  Med: -10.00 Max: -77.8
Current: -1.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.42
DL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
56% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. DL: 6.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.87  Med: 4.12 Max: 15.96
Current: 6.42
1.87
15.96
Price/Tangible Book 5.10
DL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. DL: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.34  Med: 3.24 Max: 9.34
Current: 5.1
1.34
9.34
Price/Projected FCF 5.72
DL's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
95% of the 63 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. DL: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 6.37 Max: 267
Current: 5.72
1.36
267
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
DL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. DL: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.14
Current: 0.78
0.34
2.14
Price/Graham Number 2.10
DL's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
72% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. DL: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.63 Max: 7.4
Current: 2.1
1.05
7.4
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.53
DL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. DL: 7.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 4.50 Max: 17
Current: 7.53
0.1
17

Analyst Estimate

Sep15 Sep16 Sep17
Revenue(Mil) 108 128 151
EPS($) 0.65 0.85 0.95
EPS without NRI($) 0.65 0.85 0.95

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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