Brian Grosso
Investment advisor, long only, long-term horizon, value

Capella's Sophia And Other MOOCs Are Changing How We Learn

I've been following the for-profit education industry for quite a while now. Somehow, I've never paid much attention to one of the industry's biggest players, Capella Education (NASDAQ:CPLA), but I recently became quite interested. Capella is an almost exclusive online higher educator; not the only one of its kind by any stretch. Capella differentiates itself from its competition by emphasizing on quality and innovation, whereas other for-profits, as much as they'll say and say again that they do, don't. Capella trades at a premium to its competition but that's because it beats its competition in just about every relevant comparison test I can think of. In addition, Capella has something that other for-profits don't. Capella wholly owns Sophia,...

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