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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 1.91
LOPE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. LOPE: 1.91 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.45   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.91

Equity to Asset 0.63
LOPE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 173 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LOPE: 0.63 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.63

-0.19
0.63
Interest Coverage 100.40
LOPE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 233.25 vs. LOPE: 100.40 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 9999.99
Current: 100.4

1.08
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 7.05
M-Score: -2.82
WACC vs ROIC
11.15%
34.76%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.17
LOPE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. LOPE: 26.17 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.22   Max: 26.17
Current: 26.17

4.22
26.17
Net-margin (%) 16.13
LOPE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. LOPE: 16.13 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.28   Max: 16.13
Current: 16.13

-8.28
16.13
ROE (%) 27.20
LOPE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. LOPE: 27.20 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 27.15   Max: 39.11
Current: 27.2

27.15
39.11
ROA (%) 16.06
LOPE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.81 vs. LOPE: 16.06 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.95   Max: 18.72
Current: 16.06

1.95
18.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.70
LOPE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.53 vs. LOPE: 43.70 )
LOPE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.82   Max: 85.63
Current: 43.7

13.82
85.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
LOPE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LOPE: 15.80 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 15.8   Max: 43.2
Current: 15.8

15.8
43.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.80
LOPE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. LOPE: 26.80 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 92.4
Current: 26.8

0
92.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.40
LOPE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. LOPE: 28.40 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 28.4   Max: 569.4
Current: 28.4

28.4
569.4
» LOPE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

LOPE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 12,758 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 56,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 26,684 sh (+134.58%)
RS Investment Management 1,334,851 sh (+33.75%)
Jim Simons 1,192,596 sh (+19.24%)
John Hussman 93,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2014

LOPE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,631 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 72,300 sh (+28.88%)
Jim Simons 1,393,700 sh (+16.86%)
RS Investment Management 1,495,837 sh (+12.06%)
Joel Greenblatt 29,462 sh (+10.41%)
John Burbank Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
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Q3 2014

LOPE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 16,098 sh (+142.77%)
RS Investment Management 1,529,587 sh (+2.26%)
Jim Simons 1,223,700 sh (-12.20%)
Jeremy Grantham 52,100 sh (-27.94%)
Joel Greenblatt 15,898 sh (-46.04%)
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Q4 2014

LOPE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Steven Cohen 298,100 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,494 sh (+52.16%)
Jim Simons 1,320,400 sh (+7.90%)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 37,800 sh (-27.45%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.90
LOPE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 113.90 vs. LOPE: 18.90 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.23   Max: 122.36
Current: 18.9

12.23
122.36
Forward P/E 15.60
LOPE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 15.60 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.00
LOPE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
81% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 113.90 vs. LOPE: 19.00 )
LOPE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.27   Max: 118.76
Current: 19

12.27
118.76
P/B 4.50
LOPE's P/B is ranked lower than
57% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. LOPE: 4.50 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.62   Max: 15.31
Current: 4.5

3.62
15.31
P/S 3.07
LOPE's P/S is ranked lower than
58% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. LOPE: 3.07 )
LOPE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.46   Max: 4.23
Current: 3.07

1.46
4.23
POCF 12.65
LOPE's POCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.23 vs. LOPE: 12.65 )
LOPE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 57.69
Current: 12.65

5.5
57.69
EV-to-EBIT 11.21
LOPE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.44 vs. LOPE: 11.21 )
LOPE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4   Max: 78
Current: 11.21

7.4
78
PEG 0.60
LOPE's PEG is ranked higher than
96% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 0.60 )
LOPE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.6

0.19
0.69
Shiller P/E 31.60
LOPE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 31.60 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.32   Max: 49.36
Current: 31.6

25.32
49.36
Current Ratio 1.49
LOPE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. LOPE: 1.49 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.49

0.95
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.49
LOPE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LOPE: 1.49 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.95   Max: 1.65
Current: 1.49

0.95
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 4.02
LOPE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 51.23 vs. LOPE: 4.02 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.02   Max: 31.55
Current: 4.02

4.02
31.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
LOPE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. LOPE: 4.50 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 12.36
Current: 4.5

4.41
12.36
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.20
LOPE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
71% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 4.20 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.39   Max: 6.38
Current: 4.2

4.39
6.38
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
LOPE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LOPE: 1.10 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.36
Current: 1.1

0.58
1.36
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.80
LOPE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 0.80 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.8

0.54
0.9
Price/Graham Number 1.90
LOPE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. LOPE: 1.90 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 7.2
Current: 1.9

1.66
7.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.80
LOPE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
73% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LOPE: 8.80 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 13.5
Current: 8.8

1.3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.28
LOPE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
90% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. LOPE: 31.28 )
LOPE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 74.2
Current: 31.28

0.9
74.2

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 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,
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