Grand Canyon Education, Inc. and K12, Inc. Head to Head Compare – CML News

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. and K12, Inc. Head to Head Compare

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. versus K12, Inc. Head to Head Compare

This is a head to head comparison of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) and K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) . We will compare the two companies on revenue growth, earnings, revenue per employee, operating margins, free cash flow and valuation. The head to head scorecard assigns 100 points in total.

Before we dive into the analysis, we will look at the stock returns for each company over the last three months, six months and the last year. The stock returns do not impact the head to head comparison scores which are focused on the fundamentals of each company, but ultimately stock returns are are still a critical piece to a full analysis.

Stock Returns
Symbol 3-Months 6-Months One-Year Fundamentals
LOPE -1.4% +7.9% -2.8%
LRN +12.8% +27.6% -14.3%

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. has a substantially higher fundamental rating then K12, Inc. which has an impact on the head-to-head comparison. The CML Star Rating is an objective, quantifiable measure of a company’s operating and financial condition. The rating is computed by measuring numerous elements of the company’s current financial data and their associated changes over time.

Now, let’s dive into the two companies to compare them.

➤ Income Statement

↪ LRN has larger revenue in the last year than LOPE. Raw revenue comps do not affect the head to head rating.

↪ Both LOPE and LRN show positive earnings over the last year with the edge to LOPE.

➤ Margins

↪LOPE generates $1.41 in revenue for every $1 of expense, while LRN generates an operating loss of $0.94 in revenue per $1 of expense.

LRN generates $0.06 in levered free cash flow for every $1 of revenue, while LOPE generates a cash flow loss of $-0.00 per $1 of revenue.

➤ Growth

↪ Both companies are growing revenue. LOPE is growing revenue massively faster than LRN.

↪ For every $1 in revenue, the stock market prices in $2.82 in market cap for LOPE and $0.51 in market cap for LRN.

Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOPE) defeats K12, Inc. (NYSE:LRN) : 84 to 16


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