Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide.
Excellent balance sheet and fair value.
Share Price & News
How has Graham Holdings's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: WPOB's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
DE Consumer Services
1 Year Return
DE Consumer Services
Return vs Industry: WPOB underperformed the German Consumer Services industry which returned 8.8% over the past year.
Return vs Market: WPOB underperformed the German Market which returned 2.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Graham Holdings's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Graham Holdings undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Earnings (PE) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: WPOB (€430) is trading above our estimate of fair value (€298.44)
Significantly Below Fair Value: WPOB is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: WPOB is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the Consumer Services industry average (18x).
PE vs Market: WPOB is good value based on its PE Ratio (7.9x) compared to the German market (19.9x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate WPOB's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: WPOB is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.9x) compared to the XE Consumer Services industry average (2.5x).
How is Graham Holdings forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Graham Holdings has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
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How has Graham Holdings performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: WPOB has a large one-off gain of $89.5M impacting its December 31 2019 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: WPOB's current net profit margins (11.2%) are higher than last year (10%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: WPOB's earnings have grown by 1.9% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: WPOB's earnings growth over the past year (21.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (1.9% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: WPOB earnings growth over the past year (21.6%) underperformed the Consumer Services industry 38.3%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: WPOB's Return on Equity (10.7%) is considered low.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Graham Holdings's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: WPOB's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its short term liabilities ($989.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: WPOB's short term assets ($1.5B) exceed its long term liabilities ($1.4B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: WPOB's debt to equity ratio (17.8%) is considered satisfactory.
Reducing Debt: WPOB's debt to equity ratio has increased from 15.3% to 17.8% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: WPOB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (30.8%).
Interest Coverage: WPOB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (13.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: WPOB has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: WPOB's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 2.8x debt).
What is Graham Holdings's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: WPOB's dividend (1.18%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.52%).
High Dividend: WPOB's dividend (1.18%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.92%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: WPOB's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: WPOB's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its low payout ratio (8.9%), WPOB's dividend payments are thoroughly covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Tim O’Shaughnessy (38yo)
Mr. Timothy J. O’Shaughnessy, also known as Tim, has been the President, Chief Executive Officer f Graham Holdings Company since November 3, 2014 and serves as itsoversees investments and acquisitions and ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Tim's total compensation ($USD2.98M) is about average for companies of similar size in the German market ($USD2.72M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Tim's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Senior VP of Finance & CFO||2.8yrs||US$1.75m||0.038% $894.9k|
|Senior VP||4.8yrs||US$1.63m||0.050% $1.2m|
|Executive Vice President||5.8yrs||US$4.41m||0.17% $4.0m|
|Senior VP of Planning & Development||4.3yrs||US$1.43m||0.019% $459.2k|
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||2.1yrs||no data||0.0075% $179.1k|
|CTO & VP||3.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Chief Information Officer & Executive VP||0yrs||no data||no data|
|VP of Corporate Affairs & Special Assistant to the Chairman||5.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Communications||5.3yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: WPOB's management team is considered experienced (4.3 years average tenure).
|Independent Director||9.7yrs||US$178.00k||0.019% $447.6k|
|Chairman of the Board||26.4yrs||US$362.17k||10.56% $251.1m|
|Independent Director||12.1yrs||US$170.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||13.1yrs||US$190.00k||0.10% $2.4m|
|Independent Director||12.8yrs||US$150.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$150.00k||no data|
|Independent Director||8.7yrs||US$150.00k||0.0014% $34.0k|
|Lead Director||8.8yrs||US$190.00k||0.094% $2.2m|
|Independent Director||9.4yrs||US$150.00k||0.069% $1.6m|
Experienced Board: WPOB's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Graham Holdings Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Graham Holdings Company
- Ticker: WPOB
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1877
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Market Cap: US$2.615b
- Listing Market Cap: US$2.378b
- Shares outstanding: 5.31m
- Website: https://www.ghco.com
Number of Employees
- Graham Holdings Company
- 1300 North 17th Street
- 17th Floor
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GHC||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Class B Common Shares||US||USD||Oct 1971|
|WPOB||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Class B Common Shares||DE||EUR||Oct 1971|
Graham Holdings Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified education and media company worldwide. It provides test preparation services and materials, as well as data science education, and training and healthcare simulation services; professional training and exam preparation for professional certifications and licensures; and non-academic operations support services to Purdue University Global. The company also offers training, test preparation, and degrees for accounting and financial services professionals; professional training courses; English-language training, academic preparation programs, and test preparation for English proficiency exams; and A-level examination preparation services, as well as operates three colleges, one business school, one higher education institution, and one online learning institution. In addition, it owns and operates seven television stations; and provides social-media management tools designed to connect newsrooms with their users, as well as produces Foreign Policy magazine and ForeignPolicy.com Website. Further, the company publishes Slate, an online magazine and Website; and two French-language news magazine Websites at slate.fr and slateafrique.com. Additionally, it provides marketing solutions on social, mobile, and video platforms; home health and hospice services; burners, igniters, dampers, and controls; screw jacks, linear actuators and related linear motion products, and lifting systems; and pressure impregnated kiln-dried lumber and plywood products, as well as develops cybersecurity training and workforce development education programs. The company also offers power charging and data systems; industrial and commercial indoor lighting solutions; and electrical components and assemblies. The company was formerly known as The Washington Post Company and changed its name to Graham Holdings Company in November 2013. Graham Holdings Company was founded in 1877 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/28 21:30|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/28 00:00|
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