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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 2.19
LOPE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
56% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. LOPE: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.96 Max: N/A
Current: 2.19
Equity to Asset 0.63
LOPE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LOPE: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.49 Max: 0.63
Current: 0.63
-0.19
0.63
Interest Coverage 100.40
LOPE's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
56% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 208.63 vs. LOPE: 100.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 64.65 Max: 9999.99
Current: 100.4
1.08
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.58
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
14.35%
34.25%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 26.94
LOPE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.03 vs. LOPE: 26.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 4.22  Med: 17.78 Max: 26.17
Current: 26.94
4.22
26.17
Net-margin (%) 16.63
LOPE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. LOPE: 16.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8.28  Med: 9.78 Max: 16.13
Current: 16.63
-8.28
16.13
ROE (%) 26.92
LOPE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.89 vs. LOPE: 26.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 27.15  Med: 31.62 Max: 39.11
Current: 26.92
27.15
39.11
ROA (%) 16.26
LOPE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. LOPE: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.95  Med: 15.97 Max: 18.72
Current: 16.26
1.95
18.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 43.02
LOPE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. LOPE: 43.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 17.55  Med: 48.34 Max: 86.23
Current: 43.02
17.55
86.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
LOPE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 15.8  Med: 25.10 Max: 43.2
Current: 15.8
15.8
43.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.80
LOPE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LOPE: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 35.50 Max: 92.4
Current: 26.8
0
92.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 28.40
LOPE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LOPE: 28.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 28.4  Med: 62.05 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

» Details

Guru Trades

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
» More
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%)
» More
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%)
» More
Q1 2015

LOPE Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt 15,655 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,924 sh (+9.92%)
Jim Simons 1,405,400 sh (+6.44%)
Jeremy Grantham 36,600 sh (-3.17%)
Steven Cohen 5,500 sh (-98.15%)
» More
» Details

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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 16.79
LOPE's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
52% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. LOPE: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.23  Med: 20.43 Max: 122.36
Current: 16.79
12.23
122.36
Forward P/E 14.75
LOPE's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.81 vs. LOPE: 14.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 17.40
LOPE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
51% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.40 vs. LOPE: 17.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 12.27  Med: 20.48 Max: 118.76
Current: 17.4
12.27
118.76
P/B 3.89
LOPE's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. LOPE: 3.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LOPE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 3.62  Med: 5.25 Max: 15.31
Current: 3.89
3.62
15.31
P/S 2.79
LOPE's P/S is ranked lower than
72% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. LOPE: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LOPE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.86 Max: 4.23
Current: 2.79
1.46
4.23
POCF 11.01
LOPE's POCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.77 vs. LOPE: 11.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LOPE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 13.62 Max: 57.69
Current: 11.01
5.5
57.69
EV-to-EBIT 10.16
LOPE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. LOPE: 10.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOPE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 12.20 Max: 78
Current: 10.16
7.4
78
PEG 0.55
LOPE's PEG is ranked higher than
67% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LOPE: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LOPE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.19  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.69
Current: 0.55
0.19
0.69
Shiller P/E 27.67
LOPE's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. LOPE: 27.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.32  Med: 33.51 Max: 49.36
Current: 27.67
25.32
49.36
Current Ratio 1.37
LOPE's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LOPE: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.37
0.81
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.37
LOPE's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. LOPE: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.24 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.37
0.81
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 3.40
LOPE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.75 vs. LOPE: 3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 4.02  Med: 19.24 Max: 31.55
Current: 3.4
4.02
31.55

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.91
LOPE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LOPE: 3.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.99  Med: 5.25 Max: 14.72
Current: 3.91
3.99
14.72
Price/Projected FCF 3.94
LOPE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
91% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. LOPE: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 3.92  Med: 4.42 Max: 6.38
Current: 3.94
3.92
6.38
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
LOPE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LOPE: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.97
0.57
1.42
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.67
LOPE's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LOPE: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.67
0.54
0.92
Price/Graham Number 1.70
LOPE's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. LOPE: 1.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.66  Med: 2.17 Max: 8.06
Current: 1.7
1.66
8.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.17
LOPE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LOPE: 10.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.3  Med: 8.20 Max: 13.5
Current: 10.17
1.3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 31.23
LOPE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. LOPE: 31.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LOPE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 31.30 Max: 74.2
Current: 31.23
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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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 

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