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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.75
LOPE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
55% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. LOPE: 1.75 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.45   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.75

Equity to Asset 0.56
LOPE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. LOPE: 0.56 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.56
Current: 0.56

-0.19
0.56
Interest Coverage 63.85
LOPE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 71.46 vs. LOPE: 63.85 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 9999.99
Current: 63.85

1.08
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.18
M-Score: -3.21
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 23.95
LOPE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. LOPE: 23.95 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 23.95
Current: 23.95

4.22
23.95
Net-margin (%) 14.83
LOPE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. LOPE: 14.83 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.28   Max: 14.83
Current: 14.83

-8.28
14.83
ROE (%) 25.72
LOPE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. LOPE: 25.72 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.47   Max: 31.74
Current: 25.72

12.47
31.74
ROA (%) 14.40
LOPE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. LOPE: 14.40 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 15.9
Current: 14.4

0.98
15.9
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 42.19
LOPE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. LOPE: 42.19 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 10.48   Max: 69.13
Current: 42.19

10.48
69.13
Revenue Growth (%) 16.00
LOPE's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LOPE: 16.00 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 16   Max: 43.2
Current: 16

16
43.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 35.00
LOPE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. LOPE: 35.00 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 92.4
Current: 35

0
92.4
EPS Growth (%) 36.20
LOPE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. LOPE: 36.20 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 36.2   Max: 569.4
Current: 36.2

36.2
569.4
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LOPE Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 32,400 sh (New)
John Hussman 162,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,117,100 sh (+18.58%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,267,200 sh (-5.69%)
Pioneer Investments 208,401 sh (-16.04%)
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Q2 2013

LOPE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Steven Cohen 397,338 sh (New)
John Hussman 200,000 sh (+23.46%)
RS Investment Management 1,256,701 sh (-0.83%)
Jim Simons 993,000 sh (-11.11%)
Pioneer Investments 72,600 sh (-65.16%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,900 sh (-66.36%)
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Q3 2013

LOPE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management 1,237,109 sh (-1.56%)
Jim Simons 926,300 sh (-6.72%)
Steven Cohen 362,816 sh (-8.69%)
John Hussman 100,000 sh (-50%)
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Q4 2013

LOPE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 11,375 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,646 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,000,200 sh (+7.98%)
John Hussman 93,000 sh (-7%)
RS Investment Management 997,999 sh (-19.33%)
Steven Cohen 32,277 sh (-91.1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LOPE

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.01%$39.05 - $47.89 $ 45.774%11375
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -50%0.15%$32.75 - $40.45 $ 45.7728%100000
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Add 23.46%0.06%$23.5 - $33 $ 45.7759%200000
John Hussman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.15%$22.24 - $26.38 $ 45.7790%162000
Wallace Weitz 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$15.95 - $23.69 $ 45.77122%0
Wallace Weitz 2012-06-30 Reduce -97.51%0.31%$16.15 - $21 $ 45.77157%10300
Wallace Weitz 2012-03-31 Reduce -73.34%0.81%$16 - $18.52 $ 45.77181%413609
Wallace Weitz 2011-12-31 Reduce -25.56%0.42%$14.13 - $17.11 $ 45.77190%1551430
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0021%$14.06 - $16.66 $ 45.77198%0
Wallace Weitz 2011-03-31 Add 14.76%0.2%$14.12 - $20.59 $ 45.77166%2377686
George Soros 2011-03-31 New Buy$14.12 - $20.59 $ 45.77166%10400
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.20
LOPE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. LOPE: 23.20 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.23   Max: 122.36
Current: 23.2

12.23
122.36
P/B 6.00
LOPE's P/B is ranked lower than
78% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. LOPE: 6.00 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 15.31
Current: 6

3.62
15.31
P/S 3.50
LOPE's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 3.50 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 4.23
Current: 3.5

1.46
4.23
PFCF 52.70
LOPE's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.46 vs. LOPE: 52.70 )
LOPE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 16.04   Max: 2175
Current: 52.7

16.04
2175
EV-to-EBIT 13.90
LOPE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.52 vs. LOPE: 13.90 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 78.1
Current: 13.9

7.4
78.1
PEG 0.70
LOPE's PEG is ranked higher than
84% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LOPE: 0.70 )
LOPE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.7

0.1
0.64
Shiller P/E 42.40
LOPE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
69% of the 48 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.98 vs. LOPE: 42.40 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.32   Max: 49.36
Current: 42.4

25.32
49.36

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 6.16
LOPE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LOPE: 6.16 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 12.36
Current: 6.16

4.41
12.36
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.66
LOPE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
63% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 4.66 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 6.38
Current: 4.66

4.4
6.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
LOPE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
65% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 1.36 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.36

0.65
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.94
LOPE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 0.94 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.94

0.54
0.9
Price/Graham Number 2.55
LOPE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LOPE: 2.55 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 7.2
Current: 2.55

1.66
7.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.20
LOPE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. LOPE: 7.20 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 13.5
Current: 7.2

1.3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 39.94
LOPE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
91% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. LOPE: 39.94 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 40   Max: 131.3
Current: 39.94

40
131.3

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:GKD.Germany
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 focuses on 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 inquirie

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