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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 1.69
LOPE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. LOPE: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LOPE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.91 Max: N/A
Current: 1.69
Equity to Asset 0.67
LOPE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. LOPE: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LOPE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.67
-0.19
0.68
Interest Coverage 170.54
LOPE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.55 vs. LOPE: 170.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOPE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 73.28 Max: 9999.99
Current: 170.54
1.08
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.15
M-Score: -2.67
WACC vs ROIC
12.06%
27.25%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 27.50
LOPE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. LOPE: 27.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LOPE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 19.06 Max: 26.17
Current: 27.5
4.22
26.17
Net-margin (%) 17.37
LOPE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. LOPE: 17.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LOPE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.28  Med: 10.97 Max: 16.13
Current: 17.37
-8.28
16.13
ROE (%) 24.37
LOPE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LOPE: 24.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LOPE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.6  Med: 33.70 Max: 39.84
Current: 24.37
26.6
39.84
ROA (%) 15.95
LOPE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LOPE: 15.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LOPE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.95  Med: 16.25 Max: 19.33
Current: 15.95
1.95
19.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.71
LOPE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. LOPE: 35.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOPE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.55  Med: 48.34 Max: 86.23
Current: 35.71
17.55
86.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
LOPE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LOPE: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 25.20 Max: 43.3
Current: 15.8
15.8
43.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.80
LOPE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 35.60 Max: 94.6
Current: 26.8
0
94.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.40
LOPE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. LOPE: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.2  Med: 61.80 Max: 569.4
Current: 28.4
26.2
569.4
» LOPE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

LOPE Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 34,675 sh (+28.79%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,402,300 sh (-0.22%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,000 sh (-34.43%)
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Q3 2015

LOPE Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jeremy Grantham 24,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 1,233,200 sh (-12.06%)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,548 sh (-43.63%)
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Q4 2015

LOPE Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 28,286 sh (+44.70%)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,059,300 sh (-14.10%)
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Q1 2016

LOPE Guru Trades in Q1 2016

RS Investment Management 13,557 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 33,847 sh (+19.66%)
Jim Simons 993,200 sh (-6.24%)
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:GKD.Germany,
Grand Canyon Education Inc is a provider of online post secondary education services offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in its core disciplines of education, business, and healthcare.

Grand Canyon Education Inc was formed in Delaware in November 2003 as a limited liability company, under the name Significant Education, LLC. On May 9, 2008, the Company changed its name to Grand Canyon Education, Inc. Grand Canyon Education, Inc. is a regionally accredited provider of online postsecondary education services focused on offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in its core disciplines of education, business, and healthcare. In addition to online programs, the company offers courses at its campus in Phoenix, Arizona and onsite at the facilities of Employers. The Company is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It mainly engage in recruiting and educating working adults, whom it defines as students age 25 or older who are pursuing a degree while employed. It has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and its predecessor since 1968, and it was reaccredited in 2007 for the maximum term of ten years. The Company is regulated by the Department of Education as a result of its participation in the federal student financial aid programs authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act (hereafter, Title IV), and, at the state level, it is licensed to operate and offer its programs by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. In addition, it has specialized accreditations for certain programs from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Company requires its online faculty to undergo training in the delivery of online programs before teaching their initial course, while its full-time ground faculty help maintain the consistency and quality of its online programs by supervising and conducting peer reviews of its online faculty, and participating as subject matter experts in the development of its online curricula. Its campus also offers its ground students, faculty and staff an opportunity to participate in a traditional college experience. The Company offers the degrees of Doctorate of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science and a variety of programs to each of these degrees. The Company offers its academic programs through its four distinct colleges: the College of Education; the Ken Blanchard College of Business; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts. It engages in a range of marketing activities designed to position it as a provider of academically rigorous, career-oriented educational programs, build strong brand recognition in its core disciplines, differentiate it from other educational providers, raise awareness among prospective students, generate enrollment inquiries,

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 14.01
LOPE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. LOPE: 14.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LOPE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.23  Med: 19.34 Max: 122.36
Current: 14.01
12.23
122.36
Forward P/E 12.67
LOPE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. LOPE: 12.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.01
LOPE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
61% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. LOPE: 14.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LOPE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.25  Med: 19.35 Max: 118.76
Current: 14.01
12.25
118.76
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 29.61
LOPE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
73% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. LOPE: 29.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
LOPE' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.61  Med: 33.26 Max: 370.2
Current: 29.61
14.61
370.2
P/B 3.04
LOPE's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LOPE: 3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LOPE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.95 Max: 15.29
Current: 3.04
2.62
15.29
P/S 2.42
LOPE's P/S is ranked lower than
70% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LOPE: 2.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LOPE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.2
Current: 2.42
1.46
4.2
POCF 9.77
LOPE's POCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.07 vs. LOPE: 9.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LOPE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.11  Med: 11.54 Max: 31.66
Current: 9.77
5.11
31.66
EV-to-EBIT 8.53
LOPE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. LOPE: 8.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOPE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 10.85 Max: 66.7
Current: 8.53
7.4
66.7
EV-to-EBITDA 7.31
LOPE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
66% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. LOPE: 7.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOPE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.30 Max: 52.1
Current: 7.31
6.1
52.1
PEG 0.47
LOPE's PEG is ranked higher than
77% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LOPE: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LOPE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.47
0.16
0.72
Shiller P/E 30.79
LOPE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
67% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.66 vs. LOPE: 30.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LOPE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.57  Med: 31.36 Max: 32.49
Current: 30.79
29.57
32.49
Current Ratio 1.02
LOPE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
66% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LOPE: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOPE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.02
0.81
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.02
LOPE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. LOPE: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOPE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.21 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.02
0.81
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 3.35
LOPE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
89% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.32 vs. LOPE: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LOPE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.02  Med: 19.24 Max: 31.53
Current: 3.35
4.02
31.53
Days Payable 40.15
LOPE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
63% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.42 vs. LOPE: 40.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOPE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.47  Med: 34.76 Max: 40.83
Current: 40.15
23.47
40.83

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.05
LOPE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. LOPE: 3.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LOPE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 4.96 Max: 14.66
Current: 3.05
3.1
14.66
Price/Projected FCF 2.99
LOPE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. LOPE: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LOPE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.57  Med: 3.04 Max: 9.23
Current: 2.99
2.57
9.23
Price/Median PS Value 0.89
LOPE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LOPE: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LOPE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.48
Current: 0.89
0.59
1.48
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.57
LOPE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LOPE: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LOPE' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.57
0.56
0.92
Price/Graham Number 1.38
LOPE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
51% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. LOPE: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LOPE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.04 Max: 7.79
Current: 1.38
1.4
7.79
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 11.72
LOPE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. LOPE: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOPE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 9.25 Max: 13.5
Current: 11.72
1.5
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 25.44
LOPE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. LOPE: 25.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LOPE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 37.70 Max: 78.9
Current: 25.44
0.9
78.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $811.0
EPS (TTM) $ 2.99
Beta1.43
Short Percentage of Float8.41%
52-Week Range $31.12 - 45.17
Shares Outstanding (Mil)46.89

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 858 941
EPS ($) 3.04 3.32
EPS without NRI ($) 3.04 3.32
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) Executive Chairman Brent D. Richardson sells 30,043 Shares Feb 03 2011 
Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) Executive Chairman Brent D. Richardson sells 75,000 Shares Jan 05 2011 
Wallace Weitz Top Purchases Last Quarter: TXN, LOPE, AON, SD, OCR Nov 18 2010 
Grand Canyon Education - Phenomenal Growth Potential with Regulatory Risk Sep 22 2010 
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 04 2010 
Wallace Weitz Top Purchases: DIRECTV Group Inc., Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings, Grand Canyon Nov 06 2009 
Grand Canyon Education Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 04 2009 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Cal Dive International Inc., Purple Communications Inc., GTSI Corp., Gran Jun 13 2009 
Grand Canyon Education Inc. (LOPE) CFO Daniel E Bachus buys 1,000 Shares Jun 03 2009 

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