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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
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history
Cash to Debt 2.06
GHC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. GHC: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GHC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.06

Equity to Asset 0.57
GHC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. GHC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GHC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.57

0.45
0.71
Interest Coverage 11.15
GHC's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 246.94 vs. GHC: 11.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
GHC' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.43   Max: 293.31
Current: 11.15

4.43
293.31
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.59
M-Score: -2.13
WACC vs ROIC
10.88%
9.32%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 10.38
GHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. GHC: 10.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 3.9   Max: 19.49
Current: 10.38

3.9
19.49
Net-margin (%) 33.31
GHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.43 vs. GHC: 33.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 1.47   Max: 36.6
Current: 33.31

1.47
36.6
ROE (%) 38.40
GHC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.24 vs. GHC: 38.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.08   Max: 40.18
Current: 38.4

2.08
40.18
ROA (%) 21.13
GHC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. GHC: 21.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 22.38
Current: 21.13

1.18
22.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.38
GHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.13 vs. GHC: 43.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.49   Max: 116.64
Current: 43.38

13.49
116.64
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
GHC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. GHC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 11.8
Current: 1

-3.3
11.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 50.00
GHC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. GHC: 50.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -13.6   Max: 50
Current: 50

-13.6
50
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 96.50
GHC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. GHC: 96.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GHC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -40.5   Max: 96.5
Current: 96.5

-40.5
96.5
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

GHC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 13,978 sh (+1731.98%)
Mario Gabelli 8,160 sh (+46.24%)
Jim Simons 26,400 sh (+45.86%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,300 sh (+30.00%)
Mason Hawkins 601,372 sh (+11.99%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,248 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
Charles de Vaulx 68,065 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 1,727,765 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 54,542 sh (-6.06%)
Tom Russo 68,283 sh (-6.55%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (-93.77%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (-93.77%)
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Q3 2014

GHC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

David Dreman 135 sh (New)
Ray Dalio 318 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,781 sh (+652.38%)
Mario Gabelli 14,629 sh (+79.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 21,665 sh (+54.99%)
Mason Hawkins 696,881 sh (+15.88%)
Jim Simons 28,500 sh (+7.95%)
Charles de Vaulx 69,104 sh (+1.53%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,248 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 642,729 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 642,729 sh (unchged)
Tom Russo 66,159 sh (-3.11%)
John Rogers 51,386 sh (-5.79%)
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Q4 2014

GHC Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Murray Stahl 2,045 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 21,531 sh (+47.18%)
Mason Hawkins 734,869 sh (+5.45%)
Ruane Cunniff 3,256 sh (+0.25%)
Charles de Vaulx 69,272 sh (+0.24%)
Mason Hawkins 762,194 sh (+9.37%)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 762,194 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Tom Russo 59,404 sh (-10.21%)
Jim Simons 24,000 sh (-15.79%)
David Dreman 103 sh (-23.70%)
John Rogers 37,969 sh (-26.11%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,133 sh (-57.74%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,584 sh (-92.69%)
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Q1 2015

GHC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 3,228 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 2,636 sh (+66.41%)
Murray Stahl 3,272 sh (+60.00%)
Mario Gabelli 32,408 sh (+50.52%)
Tom Gayner 5,200 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 107,575 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 3,256 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 734,869 sh (unchged)
David Dreman Sold Out
Mason Hawkins 692,111 sh (-5.82%)
Jim Simons 21,000 sh (-12.50%)
Paul Tudor Jones 2,905 sh (-29.71%)
John Rogers 25,602 sh (-32.57%)
Tom Russo 2,660 sh (-95.52%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.10
GHC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GHC: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
GHC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.53   Max: 574.99
Current: 6.1

4.53
574.99
Forward P/E 20.92
GHC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 41 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. GHC: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.70
GHC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. GHC: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
GHC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 6.19   Max: 586.01
Current: 8.7

6.19
586.01
P/B 2.00
GHC's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GHC: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GHC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 4.22
Current: 2

0.93
4.22
P/S 1.90
GHC's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. GHC: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GHC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 3.01
Current: 1.9

0.62
3.01
POCF 30.11
GHC's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. GHC: 30.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GHC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.66   Max: 30.11
Current: 30.11

4.66
30.11
EV-to-EBIT 16.02
GHC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.73 vs. GHC: 16.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GHC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.7   Max: 42.6
Current: 16.02

4.7
42.6
PEG 0.45
GHC's PEG is ranked higher than
79% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. GHC: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
GHC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 99.78
Current: 0.45

0.48
99.78
Shiller P/E 21.30
GHC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.36 vs. GHC: 21.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
GHC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.6   Max: 39.04
Current: 21.3

10.6
39.04
Current Ratio 1.75
GHC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. GHC: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GHC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 1.87
Current: 1.75

0.38
1.87
Quick Ratio 1.74
GHC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. GHC: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GHC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 1.86
Current: 1.74

0.35
1.86
Days Inventory 2.13
GHC's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. GHC: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GHC' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 7.8
Current: 2.13

1.11
7.8
Days Sales Outstanding 50.97
GHC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
62% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. GHC: 50.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GHC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.6   Max: 58.99
Current: 50.97

31.6
58.99

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.00
GHC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
110% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. GHC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
GHC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.92
Current: 1

0.36
2.92
Dividend Payout 0.08
GHC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
98% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. GHC: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
GHC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 10
Current: 0.08

0.03
10
Dividend growth (3y) 2.80
GHC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
58% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. GHC: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100   Max: 10.4
Current: 2.8

-100
10.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.00
GHC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
110% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. GHC: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 2.92
Current: 1

0.36
2.92
Share Buyback Rate 6.00
GHC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. GHC: 6.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
GHC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.6   Max: -0.3
Current: 6

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.20
GHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. GHC: 5.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.22   Max: 13.69
Current: 5.2

3.22
13.69
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.30
GHC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
54% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. GHC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Projected) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 2.39
Current: 1.3

0.51
2.39
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
GHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. GHC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 2.16
Current: 1.4

0.46
2.16
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.50
GHC's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. GHC: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 55.88
Current: 0.5

0.52
55.88
Price/Graham Number 1.30
GHC's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. GHC: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GHC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 8.91
Current: 1.3

1.02
8.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.30
GHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
50% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GHC: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 21.1
Current: 6.3

2.3
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.06
GHC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.11 vs. GHC: 18.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) only.
GHC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -4.3   Max: 18.3
Current: 18.06

-4.3
18.3

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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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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