Grand Canyon Education Company Profile (NASDAQ:LOPE)

About Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)

Grand Canyon Education logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. is engaged in the provision of postsecondary education. The Company is a regionally accredited university. The Company offers the degrees, including Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy, Education Specialist, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a range of programs for its degrees. It also offers certificate programs, which consist of a series of courses focused on a particular area of study for both the post-baccalaureate and post-graduate students. The Company offers its ground-based programs to students through three 15-week semesters in a calendar year and to online students in courses that generally range from 5 to 16 weeks throughout the calendar year.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Non-Cyclical Consumer Goods & Services
  • Industry: General Education Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LOPE
  • CUSIP: 38526M10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.21 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,115,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $86.06
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.55
  • 52 Week Range: $40.89 - $93.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.57
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.77
  • P/E Growth: 1.44
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $921.61 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.65
  • Book Value: $18.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.82
  • EBITDA: $310.3 million
  • Net Margins: 18.25%
  • Return on Equity: 18.82%
  • Return on Assets: 13.76%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.07%
  • Current Ratio: 1.33%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.33%
  • Average Volume: 272,409 shs.
  • Beta: 1.39
  • Short Ratio: 2.22

Frequently Asked Questions for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)

What is Grand Canyon Education's stock symbol?

Grand Canyon Education trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LOPE."

How were Grand Canyon Education's earnings last quarter?

Grand Canyon Education Inc (NASDAQ:LOPE) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $218.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $213.08 million. Grand Canyon Education had a return on equity of 18.82% and a net margin of 18.25%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. View Grand Canyon Education's Earnings History.

When will Grand Canyon Education make its next earnings announcement?

Grand Canyon Education is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 31st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Grand Canyon Education.

What guidance has Grand Canyon Education issued on next quarter's earnings?

Grand Canyon Education updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.08. The company issued revenue guidance of $266.9 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $266.48 million.Grand Canyon Education also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.75 EPS.

Where is Grand Canyon Education's stock going? Where will Grand Canyon Education's stock price be in 2017?

3 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Grand Canyon Education's shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $92.00. On average, they expect Grand Canyon Education's share price to reach $88.67 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Grand Canyon Education.

What are analysts saying about Grand Canyon Education stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Grand Canyon Education stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Grand Canyon Education, Inc. is a regionally accredited provider of online postsecondary education services focused on offering graduate and undergraduate degree programs in its core disciplines of education, business, and healthcare. In addition to its online programs, it offers programs at its traditional campus in Phoenix, Arizona and onsite at the facilities of employers. " (10/4/2017)
  • 2. Piper Jaffray Companies analysts commented, "Highly differentiated positioning and impressive execution have translated into industryleading enrollment, revenue and earnings growth from LOPE, a trend we think will continue. Given the stock's robust outperformance over the past six months (up 73% vs. an 11% move in the S&P500), some of the good news is clearly priced in. With sustainable 10%-11% EPS growth, with upside leverage from sharply improving free cash flow, we think earnings-growth driven returns in line with the EPS growth rate make LOPE a compelling investment opportunity. Reiterate Overweight, boost price target to $73 from $69." (3/20/2017)

Who are some of Grand Canyon Education's key competitors?

Who are Grand Canyon Education's key executives?

Grand Canyon Education's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Brian E. Mueller, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Daniel E. Bachus, Chief Financial Officer
  • William Stan Meyer, Chief Operating Officer
  • Brian M. Roberts, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Joseph N. Mildenhall, Chief Information Officer
  • Sara R. Dial, Lead Independent Director
  • Jack A. Henry, Independent Director
  • David J. Johnson, Independent Director
  • Kevin F. Warren, Independent Director

Who owns Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.48%), Summit Creek Advisors LLC (0.32%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.29%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.21%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.02%) and BB&T Corp (0.01%). Company insiders that own Grand Canyon Education stock include Brent D Richardson, Brian E Mueller, Brian M Roberts, Daniel E Bachus, Jack A Henry, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Grand Canyon Education.

Who sold Grand Canyon Education stock? Who is selling Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BB&T Corp. Company insiders that have sold Grand Canyon Education stock in the last year include Brent D Richardson, Brian E Mueller, Brian M Roberts, Daniel E Bachus, Jack A Henry, Joseph N Mildenhall and William Stan Meyer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

Who bought Grand Canyon Education stock? Who is buying Grand Canyon Education stock?

Grand Canyon Education's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Nationwide Fund Advisors, Summit Creek Advisors LLC, Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning, CAPROCK Group Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Sit Investment Associates Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Grand Canyon Education.

How do I buy Grand Canyon Education stock?

Shares of Grand Canyon Education can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Grand Canyon Education's stock price today?

One share of Grand Canyon Education stock can currently be purchased for approximately $89.03.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  277 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  133 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  410
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Grand Canyon Education and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $88.67 (0.41% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Price Target History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Analysts' Ratings History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/11/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesBoost Price TargetOverweight$83.00 -> $92.00N/AView Rating Details
9/18/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$85.00MediumView Rating Details
8/8/2017Barrington ResearchReiterated RatingOutperform$85.00 -> $89.00LowView Rating Details
10/4/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$62.00N/AView Rating Details
2/18/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Earnings by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Earnings History by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/31/2017$0.76N/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2017Q2 2017$0.68$0.83$213.08 million$218.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$1.01$1.12$244.64 million$248.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.98$1.01$242.01 million$244.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$0.60$0.62$206.21 million$210.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2$0.54$0.59$189.09 million$191.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/9/2016Q1$0.88$0.92$223.97 million$227.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q4$0.79$0.81$211.85 million$216.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.66$0.70$191.87 million$193.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/10/2015Q215$0.53$0.55$173.09 million$174.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$0.69$0.72$193.15 million$194.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/18/2015Q414$0.67$0.70$185.08 million$190.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314$0.54$0.62$169.40 million$175.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.45$0.49$156.18 million$158.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2014Q114$0.52$0.56$165.24 million$167.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/20/2014Q413$0.52$0.56$159.10 million$162.44 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.45$0.48$148.60 million$152.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.40$0.45$138.38 million$141.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.39$0.46$137.92 million$142.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012$0.42$0.46$136.09 million$141.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.34$0.42$125.70 million$133.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.27$0.39ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2012$0.26$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2012$0.28$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2011$0.24$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.23$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2011$0.23$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/22/2011$0.32$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.47
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$1.01$1.01$1.01
Q2 20171$0.63$0.63$0.63
Q3 20171$0.75$0.75$0.75
Q4 20171$1.08$1.08$1.08
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 3.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.57%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell1,315$80.35$105,660.25View SEC Filing  
8/9/2017Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell5,000$80.17$400,850.00View SEC Filing  
7/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell29,788$77.12$2,297,250.56View SEC Filing  
7/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell10,128$77.17$781,577.76View SEC Filing  
7/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$77.14$1,542,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$79.34$2,380,200.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$79.40$1,111,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$79.38$1,587,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2017Jack A HenryDirectorSell3,200$78.12$249,984.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$78.22$2,346,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$78.21$1,094,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$78.25$1,565,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2017Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell6,345$79.65$505,379.25View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$70.66$2,119,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$70.67$989,380.00View SEC Filing  
4/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$70.68$1,413,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$66.00$1,980,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$66.01$924,140.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$66.01$1,320,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2017Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell9,754$63.07$615,184.78View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Brian E MuellerCEOSell30,000$59.24$1,777,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017Daniel E BachusCFOSell14,000$59.23$829,220.00View SEC Filing  
1/10/2017William Stan MeyerCOOSell20,000$59.24$1,184,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Brent D RichardsonDirectorSell55,000$48.04$2,642,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/11/2016Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell22,000$43.36$953,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$43.09$4,309,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$43.31$757,925.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$43.32$1,083,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$41.64$4,164,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$41.64$728,700.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$41.64$1,041,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Brian E MuellerCEOSell100,000$41.87$4,187,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell18,000$42.00$756,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Daniel E BachusCFOSell17,500$41.91$733,425.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$41.91$1,047,750.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell35,000$46.07$1,612,450.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell15,000$47.24$708,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Joseph MildenhallInsiderSell12,800$47.32$605,696.00View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014William Stan MeyerCOOSell6,600$47.06$310,596.00View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell93,266$47.42$4,422,673.72View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Brian MuellerCEOSell4,100$48.50$198,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Brian RobertsGeneral CounselSell2,772$48.78$135,218.16View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Daniel BachusCFOSell14,300$47.92$685,256.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Joseph MildenhallInsiderSell3,300$48.60$160,380.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014William Stan MeyerCOOSell14,400$47.92$690,048.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013Brian M RobertsGeneral CounselSell2,783$35.76$99,520.08View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell20,100$33.15$666,315.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell25,000$33.23$830,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/17/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell40,000$32.01$1,280,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell20,000$31.24$624,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Joseph N MildenhallInsiderSell25,000$30.71$767,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell60,000$29.74$1,784,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell50,000$29.51$1,475,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell75,000$29.23$2,192,250.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013Brian E MuellerCEOSell150,000$24.50$3,675,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013Daniel E BachusCFOSell71,056$25.17$1,788,479.52View SEC Filing  
2/25/2013William Stan MeyerCOOSell71,000$25.17$1,787,070.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell45,000$21.61$972,450.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell40,000$20.00$800,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Chad N HeathDirectorSell10,000$20.00$200,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2012Brent D RichardsonChairmanSell45,000$21.61$972,450.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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