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 79 other locations
Phoenix, US (HQ)
3300 W Camelback Rd

Grand Canyon Education Metrics

Grand Canyon Education Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$873.3 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Net income (2016)

$148.5 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$3.2 b

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$46 m
Grand Canyon Education's current market capitalization is $3.2 b.
Grand Canyon Education's revenue was reported to be $873.3 m in FY, 2016 which is a 12.2% increase from the previous period.
FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$385.6 m$598.3 m$691.1 m$778.2 m$873.3 m

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

$455.1 m$136.4 m$152.8 m$168 m


$143.3 m$180.8 m$210.4 m$76.7 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest expense

$889 k$720 k$699 k$2.2 m$1.8 m$1.2 m$497 k

Pre tax profit

$144.9 m$53.5 m$62 m$76.4 m

Income tax expense

$22.2 m$31 m$44 m$56.2 m$68.2 m$77.6 m$28.4 m

Net Income

$88.7 m$111.5 m$131.4 m$148.5 m
Y, 2009Y, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015FY, 2016


$62.6 m$33.6 m$21.2 m$105.1 m$55.8 m$65.2 m$23 m$46 m

Accounts Receivable

$7.2 m$7.6 m$8.3 m$10 m


Current Assets

$263.7 m$267 m$221.3 m$230.1 m


$339.6 m$478.2 m$667.5 m$855.5 m


$2.9 m$2.9 m$2.9 m$2.9 m

Total Assets

$616.1 m$755.7 m$898.4 m$1.1 b

Accounts Payable

$24.2 m$22.7 m$34.1 m$24.8 m

Current Liabilities

$165.6 m$178.7 m$188.5 m$226.8 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$132.9 m$158.5 m$177.2 m$212.6 m

Retained Earnings

$259.5 m$371 m$502.4 m$650.9 m

Total Equity

$344.8 m$476.2 m$610.3 m$773.7 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x1.6 x1.5 x1.4 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$88.7 m$111.5 m$131.4 m$148.5 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$25.4 m$29.5 m$35.7 m$45.7 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 m$167 m$173.9 m$218.3 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)

Interest Paid

$2.2 m$1.8 m$1.2 m$1.2 m

Income Taxes Paid

$59.9 m$48.8 m$75.6 m$66.2 m

Free Cash Flow

$197.4 m$335.6 m$378.6 m$396.6 m

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