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: Consumer Discretionary
  • Industry: General Education Services
  • Sub-Industry: Education Services
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:LOPE
  • CUSIP: 38526M10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.22 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 48,115,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $85.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $79.03
  • 52 Week Range: $40.18 - $93.08
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.61
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.83
  • P/E Growth: 1.42
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $921.61 million
  • Price / Sales: 4.66
  • Book Value: $18.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.84
  • EBITDA: $310.3 million
  • Net Margins: 18.77%
  • Return on Equity: 21.77%
  • Return on Assets: 15.47%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.07%
  • Current Ratio: 1.33%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.33%
  • Average Volume: 271,412 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.15. The firm earned $218.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $213.08 million. Grand Canyon Education had a net margin of 18.77% and a return on equity of 21.77%. Grand Canyon Education's revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. 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 issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (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 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Grand Canyon Education's shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $92.00. On average, they expect Grand Canyon Education's stock price to reach $88.67 in the next year. 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

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 $89.27.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ LOPE)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  276 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  132 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  408
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 (0.68% 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 CorpReiterated RatingBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/16/2015 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)


Headline Trends for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
Latest Headlines for Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE)
DateHeadline logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) and The Competition Head-To-Head Review - October 15 at 12:10 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) and Its Peers Financial Survey - October 15 at 12:10 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) PT Raised to $92.00 - October 12 at 12:58 AM logoComparing Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) & Laureate Education (LAUR) - October 10 at 2:10 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - October 8 at 2:36 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) and Its Competitors Financial Review - October 6 at 12:12 PM logoThe LOPE Paradox: Analysts Bullish But Forecast -14.82% Fall - October 5 at 8:02 PM logoNoteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: LUV, LMT, LOPE - October 4 at 5:53 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) vs. Its Peers Critical Contrast - October 2 at 10:06 PM logoCan Grand Canyon Education Restore Virtue to a Reviled Industry? - September 29 at 11:57 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $231.16 Million - September 29 at 8:48 AM logo6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings - September 28 at 2:10 AM logoContrasting Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) & Its Peers - September 26 at 10:16 AM logoFinancial Survey: Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) and K12 (LRN) - September 22 at 8:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) and DeVry Education Group (ATGE) Head to Head Contrast - September 17 at 12:32 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - September 13 at 2:50 AM logoFinancial Survey: Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) vs. K12 (LRN) - September 12 at 4:28 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $231.16 Million - September 10 at 4:54 AM logo Brokerages Anticipate Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Will Announce Earnings of $0.75 Per Share - September 8 at 12:24 PM logoThe LOPE Paradox: Analysts Bullish But Forecast -6.02% Fall - September 5 at 12:19 AM logoGCU expands academic programs for growing Phoenix campus - September 2 at 7:24 PM logoContrasting DeVry Education Group (ATGE) and Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) - August 25 at 2:10 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share - August 20 at 8:10 PM logoContrasting American Public Education (APEI) & Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) - August 19 at 8:44 AM logoClash of the Titans: GCU president fires back at ASU president - August 18 at 6:28 AM logoETFs with exposure to Grand Canyon Education, Inc. : August 16, 2017 - August 16 at 9:05 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Grand Canyon Education Inc. - August 15 at 1:09 AM logoIHS Markit Score Update: Rise in demand for ETFs holding Grand Canyon Education Inc is a positive for its shares - August 12 at 2:53 AM logoInsider Selling: Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) COO Sells 1,315 Shares of Stock - August 11 at 8:56 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Insider Sells $400,850.00 in Stock - August 11 at 7:54 PM logoAnalyzing Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) & Strayer Education (STRA) - August 11 at 10:50 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Rating Reiterated by Barrington Research - August 8 at 8:24 PM logoGrand Canyon Education Reaches Analyst Target Price - August 5 at 7:16 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : LOPE-US : August 3, 2017 - August 4 at 12:41 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. :LOPE-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 3, 2017 - August 4 at 12:41 AM logoAnalyzing Career Education Corporation (CECO) & Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) - August 4 at 12:18 AM logoQ3 2017 Earnings Estimate for Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) Issued By Barrington Research - August 3 at 8:00 AM logoEdited Transcript of LOPE earnings conference call or presentation 1-Aug-17 8:30pm GMT - August 3 at 3:31 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.15 EPS - August 2 at 5:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.74 Per Share - August 2 at 4:30 PM logoGrand Canyon Education flies after guidance boost - August 2 at 11:40 AM logoGrand Canyon Education (LOPE) Tops Q2 EPS by 15c - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGrand Canyon University plans $100M in construction projects this year - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGrand Canyon Education's (LOPE) CEO Brian Mueller on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGuess which for-profit school boosted revenue, income, enrollment — again - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGrand Canyon Education beats 2Q profit forecasts - August 2 at 3:17 AM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (LOPE) Releases Q3 Earnings Guidance - August 1 at 6:20 PM logoGrand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) Issues Q4 Earnings Guidance - August 1 at 6:20 PM logoCritical Contrast: Grand Canyon Education (NASDAQ:LOPE) versus Nord Anglia Education (NORD) - July 25 at 10:19 PM



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