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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
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history
Cash to Debt 2.42
GHC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. GHC: 2.42 )
GHC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.42

Equity to Asset 0.57
GHC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. GHC: 0.57 )
GHC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.57

0.46
0.71
Interest Coverage 9.58
GHC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
59% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 99.53 vs. GHC: 9.58 )
GHC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 293.31
Current: 9.58

4.43
293.31
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.28
M-Score: -2.34
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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history
Operating margin (%) 9.91
GHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. GHC: 9.91 )
GHC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 19.49
Current: 9.91

3.9
19.49
Net-margin (%) 6.79
GHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. GHC: 6.79 )
GHC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 19.77
Current: 6.79

1.47
19.77
ROE (%) 7.18
GHC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. GHC: 7.18 )
GHC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 26.08
Current: 7.18

2.3
26.08
ROA (%) 4.08
GHC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. GHC: 4.08 )
GHC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 15.29
Current: 4.08

1.27
15.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.26
GHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. GHC: 37.26 )
GHC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.38   Max: 66.87
Current: 37.26

13.38
66.87
Revenue Growth (%) -2.50
GHC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. GHC: -2.50 )
GHC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.5   Max: 11.8
Current: -2.5

-2.5
11.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -6.20
GHC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. GHC: -6.20 )
GHC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 29.3
Current: -6.2

-13.6
29.3
EPS Growth (%) -13.40
GHC's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. GHC: -13.40 )
GHC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.5   Max: 38.6
Current: -13.4

-40.5
38.6
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Joel Greenblatt 4,074 sh (New)
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Steven Cohen 500 sh (New)
Charles de Vaulx 94,753 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 1,727,765 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,700 sh (New)
Tom Russo 75,845 sh (New)
John Rogers 79,730 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 411 sh (New)
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Latest Guru Trades with GHC

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 New Buy1.8%$600.9 - $673.5 $ 6755%543210
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 New Buy1.1%$600.9 - $673.5 $ 6755%1727765
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.06%$600.9 - $673.5 $ 6755%4074
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 21.60
GHC's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. GHC: 21.60 )
GHC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.51   Max: 574.99
Current: 21.6

10.51
574.99
P/B 1.50
GHC's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. GHC: 1.50 )
GHC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.28
Current: 1.5

0.93
4.28
P/S 1.40
GHC's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GHC: 1.40 )
GHC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.07
Current: 1.4

0.62
3.07
PFCF 46.90
GHC's PFCF is ranked lower than
79% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.40 vs. GHC: 46.90 )
GHC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.72   Max: 50
Current: 46.9

6.72
50
EV-to-EBIT 15.20
GHC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
54% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. GHC: 15.20 )
GHC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 42.6
Current: 15.2

4.7
42.6
PEG 15.40
GHC's PEG is ranked lower than
90% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GHC: 15.40 )
GHC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 124.72
Current: 15.4

1.58
124.72
Shiller P/E 34.70
GHC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.80 vs. GHC: 34.70 )
GHC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.68   Max: 39.42
Current: 34.7

10.68
39.42

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 0.80
GHC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
95% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. GHC: 0.80 )
GHC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.92
Current: 0.8

0.64
2.92
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
GHC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
65% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. GHC: -100.00 )
GHC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100   Max: 10.4
Current: -100

-100
10.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.80
GHC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
90% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. GHC: 0.80 )
GHC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 2.92
Current: 0.8

0.64
2.92
Share Buyback Rate 6.40
GHC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. GHC: 6.40 )
GHC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -0.3
Current: 6.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.50
GHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
63% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. GHC: 3.50 )
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.42   Max: 12.32
Current: 3.5

3.42
12.32
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.90
GHC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
63% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GHC: 0.90 )
GHC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 2.34
Current: 0.9

0.53
2.34
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
GHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GHC: 1.00 )
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.21
Current: 1

0.56
2.21
Price/Graham Number 2.00
GHC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GHC: 2.00 )
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.43   Max: 4.77
Current: 2

1.43
4.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.60
GHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. GHC: 6.60 )
GHC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 21.1
Current: 6.6

2.3
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.85
GHC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.75 vs. GHC: 8.85 )
GHC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 18.5
Current: 8.85

-4.6
18.5

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:WPOB.Germany
Washington Post Company was incorporated in Delaware. It is an education and media company. Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, provides a range of educational services for children, students and professionals, both domestically and outside the United States. Kaplan's businesses comprise four categories: Higher Education, Test Preparation, Kaplan International and Kaplan Ventures. The Company's media operations consist of the ownership and operation of cable television systems, newspaper publishing, television broadcasting and magazine publishing. Cable ONE provides cable services that include basic video, digital video, and cable modem and telephone service in the Midwestern, western and southern states of the United States. Washington Post Media publishes The Washington Post, which is a circulated morning daily and Sunday newspaper, mainly distributed by home delivery in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area including portions of Maryland and northern Virginia. Washington Post Media also produces washingtonpost.com, an Internet site that features news and information products as well as the full editorial content of The Washington Post. Through the Company's other newspaper publishing businesses, the Company also publishes other weekly publications and tabloids distributed nationally and within the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and produces other websites and online magazines. 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 major national networks. Newsweek, Inc. publishes Newsweek, a weekly newsmagazine published both domestically and internationally. The magazine publishing division also includes newsweek.com. CourseAdvisor, Inc., an online lead generation provider headquartered in Wakefield, MA, operates as an independent subsidiary of the Company. 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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