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

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE): $91.61

-0.56 (-0.61%)

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  • LOPE scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 78.13% of US stocks.
  • LOPE's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving down over the last 31 weeks.
  • LOPE's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 16.94% of US stocks).

LOPE Stock Summary

  • LOPE's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 1,577.4 -- higher than 97.05% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • Of note is the ratio of Grand Canyon Education Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 80.65% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 1.19 for Grand Canyon Education Inc; that's greater than it is for just 11.83% of US stocks.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Grand Canyon Education Inc are KAI, HTLD, MRCY, STE, and RMNI.
  • Visit LOPE's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

LOPE Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, LOPE's price/sales ratio is 226.67% higher, now standing at 4.9.
  • LOPE's price/sales ratio has moved up 1.1 over the prior 154 months.
  • LOPE's EV/EBIT ratio has moved down 33.3 over the prior 154 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for LOPE.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
LOPE 2021-07-13 4.9 2.7 16.1 12.2
LOPE 2016-01-29 2.4 3.1 14.0 8.5
LOPE 2015-10-12 2.6 3.5 15.6 9.5
LOPE 2015-06-08 2.7 3.8 16.5 9.9
LOPE 2013-03-21 2.2 4.7 15.9 9.2
LOPE 2011-12-16 1.6 4.5 15.9 9.1

LOPE Growth Metrics

  • Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at -19.83%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 127.94%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 0.47%.
LOPE's revenue has moved up $107,156,000 over the prior 67 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
2021-03-31 859.375 312.931 263.923
2020-12-31 844.096 308.823 257.196
2020-09-30 819.054 291.293 247.11
2020-06-30 813.959 338.061 253.215
2020-03-31 803.011 315.726 257.317
2019-12-31 778.643 306.344 259.175

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 $121.83 Average Broker Recommendation 1.25 (Strong Buy)

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LOPE Price/Volume Stats

Current price $91.61 52-week high $115.96
Prev. close $92.17 52-week low $75.64
Day low $91.07 Volume 174,400
Day high $92.27 Avg. volume 311,703
50-day MA $90.76 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $94.71 Market Cap 4.25B

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.

LOPE Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$91.61$1014.15 986%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Grand Canyon Education Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Grand Canyon Education Inc ranked in the 89th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 991.17% on a DCF basis. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Grand Canyon Education Inc, consider:

  • Interest coverage, a measure of earnings relative to interest payments, is 93.22; that's higher than 95.77% of US stocks in the Consumer Defensive sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 4% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 14.83% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • LOPE's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 49.96% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Consumer Defensive that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as LOPE, try UNFI, NATR, HFFG, BIG, and CYAN.

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Latest LOPE News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Grand Canyon Education Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate LOPE as an investment opportunity.

Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release

Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | July 29, 2021

Hedge Funds Are Selling Grand Canyon Education Inc (LOPE)

As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, hedge funds delivered their best returns in a decade. Most investors who decided to stick with hedge funds after a rough 2018 recouped their losses by the end of the fourth quarter of 2019. A significant number of hedge funds continued their strong […]

Yahoo | July 19, 2021

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Details

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOPE) announced today that it will report its 2021 second quarter results after market close on Thursday, August 5, 2021. The Company will host a conference call to discuss the results in more detail at 1:30 P.M. (4:30 P.M. ET) the same day.

Yahoo | July 12, 2021

Is Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) Using Too Much Debt?

Warren Buffett famously said, 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' When we think about how risky a company...

Yahoo | July 8, 2021

Why Grand Canyon Education Stock Fell 16% in May

Disappointing guidance helped push the stock lower.

The Motley Fool | June 5, 2021

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LOPE Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo 2.05%
6-mo -2.64%
1-year -2.54%
3-year -21.97%
5-year 109.16%
YTD -1.61%
2020 -2.80%
2019 -0.36%
2018 7.38%
2017 53.17%
2016 45.69%

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