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Grand Canyon Education has the Highest EV/EBITDA Ratio in the Education Services Industry (LOPE, DV, STRA, CPLA, LRN)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Education Services industry with the highest enterprise value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratios. EV/EBITDA is an important metric used in valuing comparable companies. It is capital structure neutral and generally the lower the ratio, the more undervalued the company is believed to be.

Grand Canyon Education ranks highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 12.27. Following is DeVry with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 12.05. Strayer Education ranks third highest with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 9.86.

Capella Education follows with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 9.51, and K12 rounds out the top five with a an EV/EBITDA ratio of 6.85.

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