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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 4.42
LRN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. LRN: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
LRN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 3.91 Max: N/A
Current: 4.42
Equity to Asset 0.72
LRN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. LRN: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
LRN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -3.58  Med: 0.71 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.72
-3.58
0.77
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 3.48
M-Score: -2.68
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 (%) 5.04
LRN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. LRN: 5.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.58  Med: 4.63 Max: 9.22
Current: 5.04
1.58
9.22
Net-margin (%) 3.70
LRN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. LRN: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4.15  Med: 2.62 Max: 14.93
Current: 3.7
-4.15
14.93
ROE (%) 6.70
LRN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. LRN: 6.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.7  Med: 4.71 Max: 10.65
Current: 6.7
3.7
10.65
ROA (%) 4.80
LRN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. LRN: 4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.74  Med: 5.60 Max: 26.13
Current: 4.8
2.74
26.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.63
LRN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. LRN: 18.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 9.78  Med: 18.13 Max: 30.34
Current: 18.63
9.78
30.34
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 15.80
LRN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. LRN: 15.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.5  Med: 3.90 Max: 19.8
Current: 15.8
-43.5
19.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 12.70
LRN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LRN: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.50 Max: 15.5
Current: 12.7
0
15.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.60
LRN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. LRN: 10.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.5  Med: 1.40 Max: 10.6
Current: 10.6
-30.5
10.6
» LRN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

LRN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 24,001 sh (New)
Mariko Gordon 2,495,492 sh (+171.95%)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,002 sh (-19.98%)
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Q3 2014

LRN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Burbank 18,373 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 185,268 sh (+671.92%)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,293 sh (+532.80%)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
Mariko Gordon 2,372,371 sh (-4.93%)
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Q4 2014

LRN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 58,100 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Mariko Gordon Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 48,700 sh (-23.06%)
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Q1 2015

LRN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 10,244 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 3,200 sh (New)
Prem Watsa 33,133 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.52
LRN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. LRN: 14.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
LRN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 11.94  Med: 43.66 Max: 164.64
Current: 14.52
11.94
164.64
Forward P/E 36.90
LRN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.86 vs. LRN: 36.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 14.80
LRN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
61% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.70 vs. LRN: 14.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
LRN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 11.98  Med: 41.25 Max: 142
Current: 14.8
11.98
142
P/B 0.97
LRN's P/B is ranked higher than
72% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. LRN: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LRN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.39 Max: 6.04
Current: 0.97
0.77
6.04
P/S 0.53
LRN's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. LRN: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LRN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.32 Max: 2.54
Current: 0.53
0.42
2.54
PFCF 16.96
LRN's PFCF is ranked lower than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.43 vs. LRN: 16.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
LRN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.69  Med: 22.37 Max: 69.74
Current: 16.96
7.69
69.74
POCF 5.72
LRN's POCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. LRN: 5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LRN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 3.67  Med: 16.56 Max: 447.5
Current: 5.72
3.67
447.5
EV-to-EBIT 7.97
LRN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.79 vs. LRN: 7.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LRN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7  Med: 27.80 Max: 225.9
Current: 7.97
5.7
225.9
PEG 1.10
LRN's PEG is ranked higher than
50% of the 36 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LRN: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
LRN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.27 Max: 11.44
Current: 1.1
1.39
11.44
Shiller P/E 22.82
LRN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
63% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. LRN: 22.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LRN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 19.81  Med: 36.58 Max: 113.47
Current: 22.82
19.81
113.47
Current Ratio 3.55
LRN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. LRN: 3.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LRN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.36  Med: 3.40 Max: 4.19
Current: 3.55
1.36
4.19
Quick Ratio 3.42
LRN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. LRN: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LRN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 3.07 Max: 3.8
Current: 3.42
0.78
3.8
Days Inventory 13.82
LRN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. LRN: 13.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LRN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 25.08  Med: 33.72 Max: 59.78
Current: 13.82
25.08
59.78
Days Sales Outstanding 106.56
LRN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.35 vs. LRN: 106.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LRN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.75  Med: 67.23 Max: 82.91
Current: 106.56
35.75
82.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.86
LRN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. LRN: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.79  Med: 4.81 Max: 75.42
Current: 1.86
1.79
75.42
Price/Tangible Book 1.56
LRN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. LRN: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 3.16 Max: 12.91
Current: 1.56
1.48
12.91
Price/Projected FCF 0.59
LRN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. LRN: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.77 Max: 3.49
Current: 0.59
0.56
3.49
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
LRN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. LRN: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.65
Current: 0.4
0.37
1.65
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.56
LRN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. LRN: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 1.62  Med: 3.24 Max: 10.93
Current: 1.56
1.62
10.93
Price/Graham Number 1.02
LRN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LRN: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
LRN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.44 Max: 7.17
Current: 1.02
0.96
7.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.53
LRN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LRN: 12.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 3.60 Max: 17.4
Current: 12.53
0.4
17.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 14.41
LRN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. LRN: 14.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LRN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.6  Med: 13.40 Max: 23.6
Current: 14.41
-5.6
23.6

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 944 864 913
EPS($) 0.69 0.37 0.51
EPS without NRI($) 0.69 0.37 0.51

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 Lea
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