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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 2.84
GHC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. GHC: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GHC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.84 Max: No Debt
Current: 2.84
Equity to Asset 0.57
GHC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
54% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GHC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GHC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.71
Current: 0.57
0.46
0.71
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 3.63
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
8.51%
-2.67%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.35
GHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. GHC: -0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GHC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.13  Med: 7.19 Max: 13.14
Current: -0.35
-3.13
13.14
Net-margin (%) -3.37
GHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.86 vs. GHC: -3.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GHC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.89  Med: 4.99 Max: 47.27
Current: -3.37
-3.89
47.27
ROE (%) -3.49
GHC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. GHC: -3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GHC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.6  Med: 6.54 Max: 40.15
Current: -3.49
-3.6
40.15
ROA (%) -1.91
GHC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. GHC: -1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GHC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.99  Med: 3.48 Max: 22.38
Current: -1.91
-1.99
22.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -3.04
GHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.07 vs. GHC: -3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GHC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.13  Med: 21.89 Max: 124.5
Current: -3.04
-16.13
124.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
GHC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. GHC: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GHC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.6  Med: 6.80 Max: 11.8
Current: -0.3
-11.6
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -38.70
GHC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. GHC: -38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GHC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.7  Med: 1.60 Max: 41
Current: -38.7
-38.7
41
» GHC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-04)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

GHC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 12,477 sh (+286.52%)
Jim Simons 30,000 sh (+42.86%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,256 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Charles de Vaulx Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,254 sh (-0.55%)
Mason Hawkins 676,622 sh (-2.24%)
Mario Gabelli 31,578 sh (-2.56%)
John Rogers 23,825 sh (-6.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,545 sh (-12.39%)
Tom Russo 203 sh (-92.37%)
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Q3 2015

GHC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

David Dreman 12 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 59,172 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 3,637 sh (+42.91%)
Mason Hawkins 697,292 sh (+3.05%)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 23,825 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,256 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,201 sh (-1.63%)
Louis Moore Bacon 11,495 sh (-7.87%)
Mario Gabelli 28,063 sh (-11.13%)
Jim Simons 24,800 sh (-17.33%)
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Q4 2015

GHC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 31,800 sh (+28.23%)
Joel Greenblatt 61,775 sh (+4.40%)
Mason Hawkins 703,052 sh (+0.83%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
John Rogers 23,756 sh (-0.29%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,236 sh (-0.61%)
Murray Stahl 3,028 sh (-5.40%)
Mario Gabelli 24,694 sh (-12.01%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,837 sh (-22.00%)
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Q1 2016

GHC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Murray Stahl 2,895 sh (-4.39%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 19.23
GHC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 26 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. GHC: 19.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.14
GHC's P/B is ranked higher than
60% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. GHC: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GHC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.07
Current: 1.14
0.56
2.07
P/S 0.92
GHC's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. GHC: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GHC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.86 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.92
0.38
1.49
POCF 37.45
GHC's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. GHC: 37.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GHC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.82  Med: 6.39 Max: 40.27
Current: 37.45
2.82
40.27
EV-to-EBITDA 12.93
GHC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
62% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. GHC: 12.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GHC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.10 Max: 14.6
Current: 12.93
1.7
14.6
Shiller P/E 13.12
GHC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
50% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.46 vs. GHC: 13.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GHC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.98  Med: 11.62 Max: 17.39
Current: 13.12
6.98
17.39
Current Ratio 2.57
GHC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. GHC: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GHC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.17 Max: 2.57
Current: 2.57
0.51
2.57
Quick Ratio 2.52
GHC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. GHC: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GHC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 1.15 Max: 2.52
Current: 2.52
0.48
2.52
Days Inventory 4.28
GHC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
64% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. GHC: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GHC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.35  Med: 2.60 Max: 6.56
Current: 4.28
1.35
6.56
Days Sales Outstanding 67.75
GHC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
67% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.32 vs. GHC: 67.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GHC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.6  Med: 41.31 Max: 78.16
Current: 67.75
31.6
78.16

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.29
GHC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
85% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. GHC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GHC' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.96 Max: 4.84
Current: 1.29
0.59
4.84
Dividend Growth (3y) -2.40
GHC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
70% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. GHC: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
GHC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: 3.80 Max: 10.4
Current: -2.4
-100
10.4
Forward Dividend Yield 1.02
GHC's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
91% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. GHC: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.29
GHC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. GHC: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GHC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.96 Max: 4.84
Current: 1.29
0.59
4.84
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.20
GHC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. GHC: 8.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GHC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 2.10 Max: 8.2
Current: 8.2
-0.3
8.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 2.06
GHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. GHC: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GHC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.07  Med: 3.23 Max: 7.45
Current: 2.06
2.07
7.45
Price/Projected FCF 0.74
GHC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. GHC: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GHC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.70 Max: 1.41
Current: 0.74
0.33
1.41
Price/Median PS Value 1.08
GHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GHC: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GHC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.36 Max: 2.02
Current: 1.08
0.53
2.02
Price/Graham Number 1.22
GHC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. GHC: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GHC' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.94
Current: 1.22
0.72
2.94
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.90
GHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. GHC: -0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GHC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.9  Med: 12.20 Max: 42
Current: -0.9
-0.9
42
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 7.77
GHC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.86 vs. GHC: 7.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
GHC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 12.30 Max: 23.3
Current: 7.77
0.6
23.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2984
EPS $ -17.99
Beta0.91
Short Percentage of Float1.94%
52-Week Range $425.14 - 723.70
Shares Outstanding(Mil)5.64

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 2,530 2,505
EPS($) 24.55 24.73
EPS without NRI($) 24.55 24.73

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
Compare:NYSE:EDU, BSP:KROT3, NYSE:XRS, TSE:9783, NAS:HMHC » details
Traded in other countries:WPOB.Germany,
Graham Holdings Co, formerly known as Washington Post Company was incorporated in Delaware. It is an education and media company. Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, provides educational services for students and professionals, both domestically and outside the United States. Kaplan's businesses comprise four categories: Higher Education, Test Preparation, and Kaplan International. Kaplan Higher Education (KHE) provides a array of certificate, diploma and degree programs on campus and online, designed to meet the needs of students seeking to advance their education and career goals. Kaplan University specializes in online education, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and holds other programmatic accreditations. KHE Campuses business comprised 46 schools in 13 states that were providing classroom-based instruction to approximately 17,400 students, which did not include the approximately 6,400 students enrolled at Kaplan Universitys on-ground campuses. Kaplan Test Preparation (KTP) included test preparation businesses in pre-college, graduate, health and bar review. KTP also published test preparation and other books through its Kaplan Publishing business. Kaplan International operates businesses in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Company's media operations consist of the ownership and operation of cable operations, television broadcasting, and several websites and print publications. Cable ONE provides cable services that include video, high-speed data and telephone service in the midwestern, western and southern states of the United States. The Company owns six VHF television stations located in Houston, TX; Detroit, MI; Miami, FL; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; and Jacksonville, FL. Other than its Jacksonville station, WJXT, the Company's television stations are affiliated with one of the national networks. Kaplan's businesses operate in fragmented and competitive markets. Its Higher Education Division competes with both facilities-based and other distance-learning providers of similar educational services, including not-for-profit colleges and universities and for-profit businesses. In addition to competing with over-the-air reception, cable television systems face competition from various other forms of video program delivery systems, including DBS services, telephone companies and the Internet. The Company's cable, Internet and voice operations are subject to various requirements imposed by local, state and federal governmental authorities.
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