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Strategic Education Graham Number

: $15.76 (As of Jun. 2021)
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Graham Number is a figure that measures a stock's fundamental value by taking into account the company's earnings per share and book value per share. The Graham number is the upper bound of the price range that a defensive investor should pay for the stock. According to the theory, any stock price below the Graham number is considered undervalued, and thus worth investing in.

As of today (2021-10-16), the stock price of Strategic Education is $71.25. Strategic Education's graham number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $15.76. Therefore, Strategic Education's Price to Graham Number ratio for today is 4.52.

The historical rank and industry rank for Strategic Education's Graham Number or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:STRA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44   Med: 3.53   Max: 10.12
Current: 4.52

1.44
10.12

During the past 13 years, the highest Price to Graham Number ratio of Strategic Education was 10.12. The lowest was 1.44. And the median was 3.53.

NAS:STRA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 20 Companies
in the Education industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NAS:STRA: 4.52 )

Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation. It is a very conservative way of valuing a stock.


Strategic Education Graham Number Historical Data

The historical data trend for Strategic Education's Graham Number can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Strategic Education Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Graham Number
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 33.04 25.92 - 41.48 18.95

Strategic Education Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
Graham Number Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 51.62 57.94 19.20 16.83 15.76

Competitive Comparison

For the Education & Training Services subindustry, Strategic Education's Graham Number, along with its competitors' market caps and Graham Number data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Strategic Education Graham Number Distribution

For the Education industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Strategic Education's Graham Number distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Strategic Education's Graham Number falls into.



Strategic Education Graham Number Calculation

Graham Number is a concept based on Ben Graham's conservative valuation of companies.

Strategic Education's Graham Number for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5* Tangible Book per Share *EPS without NRI)
=sqrt of (22.5*4.233*3.77)
=18.95

Strategic Education's Graham Number for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Graham Number
=sqrt of (22.5*Tangible Book per Share*EPS without NRI (TTM))
=sqrt of (22.5*5.659*1.95)
=15.76

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Strategic Education  (NAS:STRA) Graham Number Explanation

Ben Graham actually did not publish a formula like this. But he wrote in The Intelligent Investor (1948 version) regarding to the criteria for purchases:

Current price should not be more than 15 times average earnings of the past three years.

Current price should not be more than 1.5 times the book value last reported. However, a multiplier of earnings below 15 could justify a correspondingly higher multiplier of assets. As a rule of thumb we suggest that the product of the multiplier times the ratio of price to book value should not exceed 22.5. (This figure corresponds to 15 times earnings and 1.5 times book value. It would admit an issue selling at only 9 times earnings and 2.5 times asset value, etc.)

Unlike valuation methods such as DCF or Discounted Earnings, the Graham number does not take growth into the valuation. Unlike the valuation methods based on book value alone, it takes into account the earnings power. Therefore, the Graham Number is a combination of asset valuation and earnings power valuation.

In general, the Graham number is a very conservative way of valuing a stock. It cannot be applied to companies with negative book values.

Strategic Education's Price to Graham number Ratio for today is calculated as

Price to Graham number=Share Price (Today)/Graham number (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=71.25/15.76
=4.52

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Please keep these in mind:

1. Graham Number does not take growth into account. Therefore it underestimates the values of the companies that have good earnings growth. We feel that if the earnings per share grows more than 10% a year, Graham Number underestimates the value.
2. Graham Number punishes the companies that have temporarily low earnings. Therefore, an average of earnings makes more sense in the calculation of Graham Number.
3. Graham Numbers underestimates companies that are light with book.


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Strategic Education Business Description

Strategic Education logo
Industry
Consumer Defensive » Education NAICS : 611310 SIC : 8299
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2303 Dulles Station Boulevard, Herndon, VA, USA, 20171
Strategic Education Inc is engaged in providing educational services. It offers flexible and affordable associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs. Strategic Education provides courses in the eastern United States. The group operates through segments namely: Strayer University Segment, Capella University Segment, and Australia/New Zealand Segment.
Executives
Grusky Robert R director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Casteen John T Iii director 301 S. COLLEGE STREET 30TH FLOOR, NC0630 CHARLOTTE NC 28288-0630
Gilligan J Kevin director, Vice Chairman P O BOX 1441 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55440-1441
Fick Nathaniel C. director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION 2303 DULLES STATION BLVD. HERNDON VA 20171
Dallas H James director 127 PUBLIC SQUARE CLEVELAND OH 44114
Brogley Rita D director 225 SOUTH 6TH STREET, 9TH FLOOR MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Waite G Thomas Iii director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Beason Charlotte F director C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Aprahamian Thomas J officer: Chief Accounting Officer 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Hokenson Christa officer: Chief Human Resources Officer C/O STRATEGIC EDUCATION, INC. 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Mcdonnell Raymond Karl director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Jackson Daniel Wayne officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC. 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Watt Andrew E officer: Chief Operating Officer 225 SOUTH SIXTH STREET 9TH FLOOR MINNEAPOLIS MN 55402
Herraiz Lizette Benedi officer: General Counsel 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171
Silberman Robert S director, officer: Executive Chairman C/O STRAYER EDUCATION INC 2303 DULLES STATION BOULEVARD HERNDON VA 20171

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