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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 3.95
LOPE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
54% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. LOPE: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
LOPE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.72 Max: 3.95
Current: 3.95
0.23
3.95
Equity-to-Asset 0.71
LOPE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. LOPE: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
LOPE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.19  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.75
Current: 0.71
-0.19
0.75
Debt-to-Equity 0.08
LOPE's Debt-to-Equity is ranked higher than
79% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. LOPE: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
LOPE' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.37  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.6
Current: 0.08
-4.37
0.6
Debt-to-EBITDA 0.21
LOPE's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
91% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LOPE: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
LOPE' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.46 Max: 4.27
Current: 0.21
0.21
4.27
Interest Coverage 125.34
LOPE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
60% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.43 vs. LOPE: 125.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
LOPE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 82.92 Max: 178.62
Current: 125.34
1.46
178.62
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 9.28
Beneish M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
10.10%
24.91%
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 : 9/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 28.30
LOPE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
88% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. LOPE: 28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
LOPE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.37  Med: 20.78 Max: 28.3
Current: 28.3
4.37
28.3
Net Margin % 19.32
LOPE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
86% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.29 vs. LOPE: 19.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
LOPE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 12.71 Max: 19.32
Current: 19.32
1.54
19.32
ROE % 22.30
LOPE's ROE % is ranked higher than
91% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. LOPE: 22.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
LOPE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.46  Med: 30.65 Max: 39.11
Current: 22.3
21.46
39.11
ROA % 15.84
LOPE's ROA % is ranked higher than
92% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. LOPE: 15.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
LOPE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.04  Med: 15.96 Max: 18.72
Current: 15.84
2.04
18.72
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 31.13
LOPE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
60% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. LOPE: 31.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
LOPE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.55  Med: 46.37 Max: 86.23
Current: 31.13
17.55
86.23
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 12.60
LOPE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
72% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. LOPE: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
LOPE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.6  Med: 19.8 Max: 43.3
Current: 12.6
12.6
43.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 17.10
LOPE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
69% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. LOPE: 17.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
LOPE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 35.1 Max: 91.4
Current: 17.1
0
91.4
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 17.90
LOPE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. LOPE: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
LOPE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.9  Med: 36.4 Max: 569.4
Current: 17.9
17.9
569.4
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Guru Trades

Q4 2016

LOPE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Ken Heebner 185,000 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 820,600 sh (-18.26%)
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Q1 2017

LOPE Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jeremy Grantham 48,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 819,600 sh (-0.12%)
Ken Heebner 165,000 sh (-10.81%)
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Q2 2017

LOPE Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Lee Ainslie 48,389 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 29,224 sh (New)
Jim Simons 890,100 sh (+8.60%)
Jeremy Grantham 51,500 sh (+5.75%)
Ken Heebner 37,000 sh (-77.58%)
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Q3 2017

LOPE Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Caxton Associates 5,219 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 57,510 sh (+18.85%)
Jim Simons 941,921 sh (+5.82%)
Ken Heebner Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham 42,700 sh (-17.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 22,074 sh (-24.47%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LOPE

(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 2017-09-30 Reduce -24.47%0.01%$71.61 - $89.9 $ 89.7712%22,074
Ken Heebner 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.13%$71.61 - $89.9 $ 89.7712%0
Ken Heebner 2017-06-30 Reduce -77.58%0.4%$69.33 - $81.33 $ 89.7717%37,000
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.03%$69.33 - $81.33 $ 89.7717%29,224
Ken Heebner 2017-03-31 Reduce -10.81%0.05%$56.87 - $71.74 $ 89.7745%165,000
Ken Heebner 2016-12-31 New Buy0.48%$40.04 - $60.78 $ 89.7776%185,000
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services    NAICS: 611310    SIC: 8299
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Headquarter Location:USA
Grand Canyon Education Inc is an American for-profit educational company that operates a private university in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as online educational programs.

Grand Canyon Education is an American for-profit educational company that operates a private university in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as online educational programs. The company offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs, including business, education, nursing and health, and liberal arts. Grand Canyon Education's on-campus program enrolls approximately 15,000 students, while its online program enrolls over 50,000 students. The university's undergraduate programs enroll approximately 60% of its overall student base and is the largest revenue driver for the company.

Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 23.56
LOPE's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.51 vs. LOPE: 23.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
LOPE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.25  Med: 19.35 Max: 118.76
Current: 23.56
12.25
118.76
Forward PE Ratio 22.42
LOPE's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.94 vs. LOPE: 22.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PE Ratio without NRI 23.56
LOPE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
61% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.39 vs. LOPE: 23.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
LOPE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.25  Med: 19.35 Max: 118.76
Current: 23.56
12.25
118.76
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 37.30
LOPE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
79% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.86 vs. LOPE: 37.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.52  Med: 44.39 Max: 111.96
Current: 37.3
19.52
111.96
PB Ratio 4.69
LOPE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LOPE: 4.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
LOPE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.62  Med: 4.7 Max: 15.29
Current: 4.69
2.62
15.29
PS Ratio 4.55
LOPE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. LOPE: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
LOPE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.46  Med: 2.81 Max: 4.62
Current: 4.55
1.46
4.62
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 28.97
LOPE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
86% of the 70 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.61 vs. LOPE: 28.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.5  Med: 60.22 Max: 1673.08
Current: 28.97
17.5
1673.08
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.76
LOPE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
67% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.62 vs. LOPE: 15.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.52  Med: 12.9 Max: 51.05
Current: 15.76
5.52
51.05
EV-to-EBIT 15.25
LOPE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. LOPE: 15.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LOPE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.4  Med: 11.65 Max: 74.8
Current: 15.25
7.4
74.8
EV-to-EBITDA 12.70
LOPE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
57% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.77 vs. LOPE: 12.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LOPE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.8 Max: 58.4
Current: 12.7
6.1
58.4
EV-to-Revenue 4.35
LOPE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
75% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. LOPE: 4.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
LOPE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 2.75 Max: 4.7
Current: 4.35
1.4
4.7
PEG Ratio 1.09
LOPE's PEG Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LOPE: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG Ratio only.
LOPE' s PEG Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.53 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.09
0.16
1.32
Shiller PE Ratio 49.39
LOPE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.80 vs. LOPE: 49.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
LOPE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.6  Med: 38.7 Max: 50.12
Current: 49.39
26.6
50.12
Current Ratio 1.36
LOPE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. LOPE: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LOPE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.36
0.81
1.65
Quick Ratio 1.36
LOPE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. LOPE: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LOPE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 1.19 Max: 1.65
Current: 1.36
0.81
1.65
Days Sales Outstanding 4.72
LOPE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.99 vs. LOPE: 4.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LOPE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.89  Med: 7.9 Max: 31.55
Current: 4.72
3.89
31.55
Days Payable 24.87
LOPE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.69 vs. LOPE: 24.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LOPE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 23.47  Med: 32.04 Max: 38.68
Current: 24.87
23.47
38.68

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.10
LOPE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.70 vs. LOPE: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LOPE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.9  Med: -1.8 Max: 0.7
Current: -1.1
-21.9
0.7

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 374.04
LOPE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.58 vs. LOPE: 374.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 130.17  Med: 371.04 Max: 633.67
Current: 374.04
130.17
633.67
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.73
LOPE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
71% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. LOPE: 4.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 4.76 Max: 14.66
Current: 4.73
2.68
14.66
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 3.64
LOPE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. LOPE: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.26  Med: 4.11 Max: 9.79
Current: 3.64
3.26
9.79
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) 0.83
LOPE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 6 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. LOPE: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-DCF (Earnings Based) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 0.75 Max: 0.82
Current: 0.83
0.65
0.82
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.62
LOPE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
83% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. LOPE: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.64
Current: 1.62
0.57
1.64
Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value 1.30
LOPE's Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 27 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. LOPE: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Peter-Lynch-Fair-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.66 Max: 1.32
Current: 1.3
0.53
1.32
Price-to-Graham-Number 2.23
LOPE's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. LOPE: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
LOPE' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 2 Max: 8.27
Current: 2.23
1.28
8.27
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 6.56
LOPE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
62% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. LOPE: 6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
LOPE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 8.6 Max: 13.5
Current: 6.56
1.3
13.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 18.83
LOPE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
73% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.29 vs. LOPE: 18.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
LOPE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 31.4 Max: 78.9
Current: 18.83
0.9
78.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $947.38
EPS (TTM) $ 3.81
Beta1.32
Short Percentage of Float1.24%
52-Week Range $55.68 - 95.51
Shares Outstanding (Mil)48.12

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 971 1,053
EPS ($) 3.67 4.05
EPS without NRI ($) 3.67 4.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
18.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAY
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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