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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
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history
Cash to Debt 1.13
STRA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. STRA: 1.13 )
STRA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.38   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.13

Equity to Asset 0.25
STRA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
63% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. STRA: 0.25 )
STRA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.75   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.25

-0.75
0.86
Interest Coverage 6.03
STRA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
63% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. STRA: 6.03 )
STRA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 6.03   Max: 9999.99
Current: 6.03

6.03
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.60
M-Score: -3.56
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 5.70
STRA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. STRA: 5.70 )
STRA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 6.49   Max: 41.81
Current: 5.7

6.49
41.81
Net-margin (%) 2.73
STRA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. STRA: 2.73 )
STRA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.26   Max: 31.78
Current: 2.73

3.26
31.78
ROE (%) 23.35
STRA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. STRA: 23.35 )
STRA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 23.72   Max: 171.14
Current: 23.35

23.72
171.14
ROA (%) 4.92
STRA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. STRA: 4.92 )
STRA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 6.81   Max: 32.94
Current: 4.92

6.81
32.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.53
STRA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.21 vs. STRA: 26.53 )
STRA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 29.98   Max: 323.44
Current: 26.53

29.98
323.44
Revenue Growth (%) 0.30
STRA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. STRA: 0.30 )
STRA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 29
Current: 0.3

0.3
29
EBITDA Growth (%) -28.10
STRA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. STRA: -28.10 )
STRA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -28.1   Max: 33.3
Current: -28.1

-28.1
33.3
EPS Growth (%) -45.70
STRA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. STRA: -45.70 )
STRA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -45.7   Max: 36.9
Current: -45.7

-45.7
36.9
» STRA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

STRA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 10,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 336,200 sh (+19.64%)
Joel Greenblatt 26,451 sh (+1.75%)
Chuck Royce 1,192,091 sh (+0.8%)
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Q4 2013

STRA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 6,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 50,559 sh (+91.14%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,000 sh (-5.66%)
Chuck Royce 1,084,485 sh (-9.03%)
Jim Simons 230,600 sh (-31.41%)
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Q1 2014

STRA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Joel Greenblatt 62,171 sh (+22.97%)
Chuck Royce 1,039,485 sh (-4.15%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,289 sh (-7.11%)
Jim Simons 204,938 sh (-11.13%)
Steven Cohen 4,961 sh (-22.48%)
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Q2 2014

STRA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 265,700 sh (+29.65%)
Chuck Royce 1,039,485 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 61,030 sh (-1.84%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with STRA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 22.97%0.01%$33.65 - $49.39 $ 6047%62171
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 91.14%0.02%$33.94 - $49.26 $ 6055%50559
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 26.8%0.01%$45.44 - $57.49 $ 6020%25997
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Sold Out $45.44 - $57.49 $ 6020%0
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.23%$46.89 - $63.97 $ 6012%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 54.42%0.02%$46.89 - $63.97 $ 6012%20502
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -53.65%0.06%$46.49 - $68.7 $ 605%13277
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Reduce -53.65%0.06%$46.49 - $68.7 $ 605%13277
John Hussman 2012-12-31 Add 100%$46.49 - $68.7 $ 605%1000
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 Reduce -44.5%0.37%$62.68 - $112.31 $ 60-25%678039
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -31.92%0.11%$62.68 - $112.31 $ 60-25%28644
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -24.19%0.11%$83.15 - $103.31 $ 60-34%42076
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 23.56%0.09%$94.27 - $118.65 $ 60-40%55502
John Hussman 2012-03-31 New Buy$94.27 - $118.65 $ 60-40%500
Wallace Weitz 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.2%$70.67 - $98.85 $ 60-34%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 37.12%0.14%$76.18 - $145.3 $ 60-44%41770
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Add 269.92%0.39%$116.2 - $148.03 $ 60-52%30463
Wallace Weitz 2011-06-30 Add 43.88%0.09%$116.2 - $148.03 $ 60-52%52700
Ruane Cunniff 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.02%$116.2 - $148.03 $ 60-52%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Strayer Education Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Strayer Education Inc. - Dec 07, 2012

Shares of Strayer Education, Inc. (STRA), a provider of post-secondary education to working adults, fell 40.1% in the third quarter. Lower revenue per student on more aggressive use of scholarships and smaller tuition hikes were among the factors that caused management to lower its third quarter and 2012 business outlooks below the low end of previous guidance.We continue to believe Strayer is well positioned, with its industry high completion rates, significant corporate funding, and high graduate salaries. (Susan Robbins)

From Baron Funds third quarter letter.


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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 50.50
STRA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
57% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. STRA: 50.50 )
STRA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.05   Max: 63.27
Current: 50.5

7.05
63.27
P/B 9.30
STRA's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. STRA: 9.30 )
STRA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 7.08   Max: 45.4
Current: 9.3

7.08
45.4
P/S 1.37
STRA's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. STRA: 1.37 )
STRA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 11.86
Current: 1.37

0.72
11.86
PFCF 8.85
STRA's PFCF is ranked higher than
95% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. STRA: 8.85 )
STRA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 56.43
Current: 8.85

4.81
56.43
EV-to-EBIT 24.04
STRA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
65% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.18 vs. STRA: 24.04 )
STRA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 48.3
Current: 24.04

4.5
48.3
Shiller P/E 8.70
STRA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
96% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. STRA: 8.70 )
STRA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.95   Max: 78.51
Current: 8.7

4.95
78.51
Current Ratio 3.38
STRA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. STRA: 3.38 )
STRA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.5
Current: 3.38

1.07
3.5
Quick Ratio 3.38
STRA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. STRA: 3.38 )
STRA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 3.5
Current: 3.38

1.07
3.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.70
STRA's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. STRA: 1.70 )
STRA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 8.6
Current: 1.7

0.21
8.6
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
STRA's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
71% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. STRA: -100.00 )
STRA' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -100   Max: 59.9
Current: -100

-100
59.9
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.70
STRA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
64% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. STRA: 1.70 )
STRA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 8.6
Current: 1.7

0.21
8.6
Share Buyback Rate 7.80
STRA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. STRA: 7.80 )
STRA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.8   Max: -0.7
Current: 7.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 10.29
STRA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
51% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. STRA: 10.29 )
STRA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 75.66
Current: 10.29

3.61
75.66
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.64
STRA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.14 vs. STRA: 0.64 )
STRA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 7.7
Current: 0.64

0.33
7.7
Price/Median PS Value 0.23
STRA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. STRA: 0.23 )
STRA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.23

0.03
1.8
Price/Graham Number 4.86
STRA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. STRA: 4.86 )
STRA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 7.9
Current: 4.86

1.6
7.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
STRA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. STRA: 4.20 )
STRA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 22
Current: 4.2

2.1
22
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -5.27
STRA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. STRA: -5.27 )
STRA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19.6   Max: 65.2
Current: -5.27

-19.6
65.2

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:SQE.Germany
Strayer Education, Inc., founded in 1892, provides post-secondary education services for working adults. The Company offers a range of academic programs through its wholly owned subsidiary Strayer University, Inc., both in classroom courses and online via the Internet. Strayer University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at 100 campuses in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., and worldwide via the Internet. It also offers an executive MBA online through its Jack Welch Management Institute. For the 2012 fall term, it had approximately 52,000 students enrolled in its programs. The Company earns its revenues from the tuition fees. Strayer University charges tuition by the course. Tuition rates may vary in states with specific regulations governing tuition costs. Each course is 4.5 credit hours. As of January 1, 2013, undergraduate full-time students are charged $1,700 per course. Undergraduate part-time students are charged $1,775 per course. Students in graduate programs are charged at the rate of $2,325 per course, except for Jack Welch Management Institute students who pay $2,580 per course. The Company focuses on serving working adults who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in order to advance their careers and employment opportunities.
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