Grand Canyon Education

Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential through landing the career of their dreams, advancing their career, and changing careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.
Phoenix, US
Size (employees)
3,850 (est)+6%
Grand Canyon Education was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Phoenix, US

Grand Canyon Education Office Locations

Grand Canyon Education has offices in Phoenix, Virginia Beach, Tucson, Valencia and in 82 other locations
Phoenix, US (HQ)
3300 W Camelback Rd

Grand Canyon Education Data and Metrics

Grand Canyon Education Financial Metrics

Grand Canyon Education's revenue was reported to be $873.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 12% increase from the previous period.
Numbers are in $, USD

Revenue (FY, 2016)

873.3 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

148.5 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

76.7 m

Market capitalization (26-May-2017)

3.6 b

Closing share price (26-May-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

46 m
Grand Canyon Education's current market capitalization is $3.6 b.
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


385.6 m598.3 m691.1 m778.2 m873.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

455.1 m136.4 m152.8 m168 m


143.3 m180.8 m210.4 m76.7 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

889 k720 k699 k2.2 m1.8 m1.2 m497 k

Pre tax profit

144.9 m53.5 m62 m76.4 m

Income tax expense

22.2 m31 m44 m56.2 m68.2 m77.6 m28.4 m

Net Income

88.7 m111.5 m131.4 m148.5 m
Numbers are in $, USDY, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


62.6 m33.6 m21.2 m105.1 m55.8 m65.2 m23 m46 m

Accounts Receivable

7.2 m7.6 m8.3 m10 m


Current Assets

263.7 m267 m221.3 m230.1 m


339.6 m478.2 m667.5 m855.5 m


2.9 m2.9 m2.9 m2.9 m

Total Assets

616.1 m755.7 m898.4 m1.1 b

Accounts Payable

24.2 m22.7 m34.1 m24.8 m

Current Liabilities

165.6 m178.7 m188.5 m226.8 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

132.9 m158.5 m177.2 m212.6 m

Retained Earnings

259.5 m371 m502.4 m650.9 m

Total Equity

344.8 m476.2 m610.3 m773.7 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.6 x1.5 x1.4 x
Numbers are in $, USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

88.7 m111.5 m131.4 m148.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

25.4 m29.5 m35.7 m45.7 m

Accounts Receivable

(19 m)(15 m)(17 m)(20 m)


Accounts Payable

8.6 m(2.4 m)5 m(4.8 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

118.4 m167 m173.9 m218.3 m

Capital Expenditures

(78.9 m)(168.6 m)(204.7 m)(178.3 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(172.5 m)(161 m)(200.9 m)(216 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

4.8 m3.4 m(15.2 m)20.7 m

Interest Paid

2.2 m1.8 m1.2 m1.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

59.9 m48.8 m75.6 m66.2 m

Free Cash Flow

197.4 m335.6 m378.6 m396.6 m
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.4 x

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