Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE): Price and Financial Metrics

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE): $137.70

0.98 (+0.72%)

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LOPE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $137.70 52-week high $140.67
Prev. close $136.72 52-week low $99.65
Day low $135.68 Volume 86,705
Day high $137.95 Avg. volume 201,534
50-day MA $124.92 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $114.12 Market Cap 4.13B

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  • Sentiment is the dimension where LOPE ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.51% of US stocks.
  • LOPE's strongest trending metric is Value; it's been moving down over the last 177 days.
  • LOPE ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 14th percentile.

LOPE Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 81.76% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 1.32 for GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC; that's greater than it is for just 18.1% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of GRAND CANYON EDUCATION INC's share price is greater than that of merely 10.32% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to LOPE, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are RL, ARC, SXT, WMK, and SFM.
  • Visit LOPE's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

LOPE Valuation Summary

  • LOPE's price/sales ratio is 4.3; this is 377.78% higher than that of the median Consumer Defensive stock.
  • LOPE's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 29 over the prior 182 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOPE.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOPE 2023-11-06 4.3 6.3 20.9 16.4
LOPE 2023-11-03 4.4 6.3 21.1 16.5
LOPE 2023-11-02 3.9 5.6 18.7 14.7
LOPE 2023-11-01 3.9 5.6 19.2 14.7
LOPE 2023-10-31 3.9 5.6 18.9 14.5
LOPE 2023-10-30 3.9 5.6 19.0 14.5

LOPE Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 12.55%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 127.49%.
  • The 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate now stands at -16.61%.
LOPE's revenue has moved up $108,295,000 over the prior 34 months.

The table below shows LOPE's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 911.306 220.819 184.675
2022-09-30 903.982 214.694 198.761
2022-06-30 902.029 248.879 216.411
2022-03-31 903.763 293.552 240.31
2021-12-31 896.564 313.119 260.344
2021-09-30 883.477 337.635 261.986

LOPE's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • LOPE has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 80.61% of graded US stocks.
  • LOPE's asset turnover comes in at 0.474 -- ranking 33rd of 50 Personal Services stocks.
  • SP, WW, and CHGG are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with LOPE.

The table below shows LOPE's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.474 0.580 0.254
2021-03-31 0.470 0.584 0.261
2020-12-31 0.471 0.585 0.261
2020-09-30 0.467 0.578 0.250
2020-06-30 0.467 0.586 0.253
2020-03-31 0.468 0.590 0.250

LOPE Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of LOPE, see our LOPE price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $117.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.3 (Strong Buy)

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Company Bio

Grand Canyon Education provides postsecondary education services in the United States and Canada, including graduate and undergraduate degree programs in the fields of education, healthcare, business, teaching, nursing, professional, and liberal arts. The company was founded in 1949 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Latest LOPE News From Around the Web

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LOPE Price Returns

1-mo 14.74%
3-mo 16.39%
6-mo 28.97%
1-year 21.18%
3-year 62.90%
5-year 12.54%
YTD 30.32%
2022 23.28%
2021 -7.95%
2020 -2.80%
2019 -0.36%
2018 7.38%

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