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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.93
LRN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. LRN: 4.93 )
LRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16   Max: No Debt
Current: 4.93

Equity to Asset 0.72
LRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. LRN: 0.72 )
LRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.58   Max: 0.77
Current: 0.72

-3.58
0.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.21
M-Score: -2.79
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 5.39
LRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. LRN: 5.39 )
LRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.58   Max: 9.22
Current: 5.39

1.58
9.22
Net-margin (%) 3.31
LRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. LRN: 3.31 )
LRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.15   Max: 14.93
Current: 3.31

-4.15
14.93
ROE (%) 5.30
LRN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. LRN: 5.30 )
LRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 22.47
Current: 5.3

2.85
22.47
ROA (%) 3.91
LRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. LRN: 3.91 )
LRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 17.12
Current: 3.91

2.2
17.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.01
LRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 32.55 vs. LRN: 13.01 )
LRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.07   Max: 29.42
Current: 13.01

9.07
29.42
Revenue Growth (%) 19.60
LRN's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. LRN: 19.60 )
LRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.5   Max: 19.8
Current: 19.6

-43.5
19.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.30
LRN's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LRN: 12.30 )
LRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 15.5
Current: 12.3

0
15.5
EPS Growth (%) 0.50
LRN's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -4.80 vs. LRN: 0.50 )
LRN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.5   Max: 2.3
Current: 0.5

-30.5
2.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LRN Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 11,800 sh (New)
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Q3 2013

LRN Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (New)
Jim Simons 281,900 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 44,006 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 24,400 sh (+106.78%)
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Q4 2013

LRN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 36,730 sh (+50.53%)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons 164,100 sh (-41.79%)
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Q1 2014

LRN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Mariko Gordon 917,618 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 12,500 sh (-65.97%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LRN

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mariko Gordon 2014-03-31 New Buy0.83%$19.89 - $23.13 $ 22.373%917618
Prem Watsa 2013-09-30 New Buy0.06%$26.08 - $37.85 $ 22.37-30%33133
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 97.70
LRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.30 vs. LRN: 97.70 )
LRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.35   Max: 164.64
Current: 97.7

13.35
164.64
P/B 1.60
LRN's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. LRN: 1.60 )
LRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.87
Current: 1.6

0.98
5.87
P/S 1.03
LRN's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LRN: 1.03 )
LRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.03

0.44
2.54
PFCF 14.00
LRN's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. LRN: 14.00 )
LRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 11.92   Max: 69.74
Current: 14

11.92
69.74
EV-to-EBIT 61.09
LRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
57% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.08 vs. LRN: 61.09 )
LRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 13.5   Max: 225.9
Current: 61.09

13.5
225.9
PEG 6.20
LRN's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LRN: 6.20 )
LRN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 18.03
Current: 6.2

1.32
18.03
Shiller P/E 36.60
LRN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LRN: 36.60 )
LRN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 32.93   Max: 117.13
Current: 36.6

32.93
117.13
Current Ratio 3.68
LRN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LRN: 3.68 )
LRN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36   Max: 4.19
Current: 3.68

1.36
4.19
Quick Ratio 3.52
LRN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. LRN: 3.52 )
LRN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.52

0.78
3.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.40
LRN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LRN: 5.40 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.51   Max: 56.17
Current: 5.4

2.51
56.17
Price/Tangible Book 2.20
LRN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
72% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. LRN: 2.20 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 12.91
Current: 2.2

1.38
12.91
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.20
LRN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LRN: 1.20 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 3.72
Current: 1.2

1.27
3.72
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
LRN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LRN: 0.70 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 1.53
Current: 0.7

0.37
1.53
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 9.40
LRN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LRN: 9.40 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.59   Max: 10.93
Current: 9.4

2.59
10.93
Price/Graham Number 3.30
LRN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
65% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. LRN: 3.30 )
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 5.92
Current: 3.3

1.27
5.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.60
LRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
69% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. LRN: 1.60 )
LRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 7.4
Current: 1.6

0.4
7.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.78
LRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. LRN: 9.78 )
LRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.6   Max: 50.7
Current: 9.78

-18.6
50.7

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:3KA.Germany
K12, Inc. was founded in 2000. It was incorporated in Delaware. It is a technology-based education company. It offers proprietary curriculum and educational services created for online delivery to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, or K-12. The Company's curriculum consists of the K12 online lessons, offline learning kits and lesson guides. It has developed an extensive catalogue of proprietary courses, consisting of more than 21,000 lessons, designed to teach concepts to students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Each lesson is designed to last approximately 45 to 60 minutes, although students are able to work at their own pace. A single course generally consists of 120 to 180 individual lessons. The Company's online lessons are accessed through an Online School (OLS) platform. Each online lesson provides the roadmap for the entire lesson including direction to specific online and offline materials, online lesson content and a summary of the major objectives for the lesson. Lessons utilize a combination of technologies including flash animations, audio, video and other online interactivity, coordinated textbooks and hands-on materials and individualized feedback to create an engaging, responsive and effective curriculum. Pronunciation guides for key words and references to suggested additional resources, specific to each lesson and each student's assessment, are also included. Its courses utilize a series of offline learning kits in conjunction with the online lessons to help maximize the effectiveness of its learning system. In addition to receiving access to its online lessons through the Internet, each student receives a shipment of offline materials, including award winning textbooks, art supplies, laboratory supplies (e.g. microscopes and scales) and other reference materials which are incorporated throughout its curriculum. The Company's courses are generally paired with a lesson guide. Lesson guides work in coordination with the online lessons and include the following: overview information for learning coaches, lesson objectives, lesson outlines and activities, answer keys to student exercises and suggestions for explaining difficult concepts to students. From kindergarten through 8th grade, its courses are categorized into seven major subject areas: English and Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History, Art Music, and World Languages. The Company's Online School platform is an intuitive, web-based software platform that provides access to its online lessons as well as its lesson planning and scheduling tools and its progress tracking tool, both of which serve a key role in assisting parents and teachers in managing each student's progress. It distributes its products and services mainly to virtual public schools, school districts, private schools, charter schools, and directly to consumers. It competes with Connections Academy, LLC; Kaplan, Inc.; KC Distance Learning Inc.; Insight Schools, Inc.; Plato L
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