Graham Holdings Co.

Graham Holdings Co.

Graham Holdings Co.

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

1150 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20071 USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

12.1K

Industries

News & Digital Content
Advertising & Marketing
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Consumer Services
Publishing
Internet Software & Services
Entertainment
Schools & Student Services

Company Description

The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) is a diversified education and media company whose principal operations include educational services, newspaper print and online publishing, television broadcasting and cable television systems. The Company owns Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services to individuals, schools and businesses, serving over one million students annually with operations in more than 30 countries. Its programs include higher education, test preparation, language instruction and professional training

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Secretary, General Counsel & Senior Vice President

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Executive Vice President, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc

Senior Vice President, Planning & Development

Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at TheDream.US

President & Chief Executive Officer at Graham Holdings Co.

Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Markel Corp.

President at Columbia University

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Davis Selected Advisers LP

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Former Governor of Delaware

Independent Compliance Monitor & Auditor at Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Senior Advisor at Laurel Strategies, Inc.

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SAM uses a value-oriented, long-term, bottom-up stock selection process. Their research team appraises businesses by studying financial statements, regulatory information, trade publications, and other industry and corporate data, and by talking with corporate management, competitors, and suppliers. They use two methods for their appraisal: (1) they seek to assess the company’s liquidation value based on the current economic worth of corporate assets and liabilities; and (2) they seek to determine the company’s ongoing value based on its ability to generate free cash flow after required capital expenditures and working capital needs. In selecting investments they look for companies with strong business and good people.

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Wallace Capital Management's (WCM) investment approach is to invest in a security only when they believe there is a significant dislocation between the value of a company and thevalue indicated by its stock price. All investment decisions are made within the context oftheir perspective of the macroeconomic environment and the industry-specific environment at the time of the investment. WCM primarily invests in US equities (and some non-US equities) with no restrictions or bias regarding market capitalization. In addition to publiclytraded equities, WCM is also authorized to own fixed income securities, mutual funds, cash (or cash equivalents) and other securities.

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Madison Avenue Partners LP is an American private company located in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2018. Eli Jackson Samaha has been the CEO since the inception date.

Recent Transactions
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Graham Holdings Co. purchases Framebridge, Inc.

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BARBRI, Inc., Leeds Equity Partners LLC purchase Altior Consulting & Training Ltd. from Graham Holdings Co.

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Graham Holdings Co., Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions purchase Barron's Educational Series, Inc./Test Prep Study Aid Assets from Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Insider Transactions
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Transaction Advisors
Accountant

Advised onGraham Holdings Co., Kaplan Educational Centers, Inc. purchase The Financial Training Co. Ltd.

Legal Advisor

Advised onGraham Holdings Co. purchases Hoover Treated Wood Products, Inc. from Berggruen Holdings, Inc.

Accountant

Advised onGraham Holdings Co. purchases Government Computer News & Reseller Management from RELX Plc

Corporate Hiring Partner

Advised on purchases Cable One, Inc. from Graham Holdings Co.

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Advised on purchases Cable One, Inc. from Graham Holdings Co.

Associate

Advised onGraham Holdings Co. purchases Group Dekko, Inc. from Carlisle Enterprises LLC, GSO Capital Partners (Private Equity)

Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Legal Advisor

Former Faculty Member at Harvard University - Harvard Law School

Clients

Capital One Financial Corp. operates as a financial holding company, which engages in the provision of financial products and services. It operates through the following segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The Credit Card segment offers domestic consumer and small business card lending, and international card lending businesses. The Consumer Banking segment consists of branch-based lending and deposit gathering activities for consumers and small businesses. The Commercial Banking segment comprises of lending, deposit gathering and treasury management services to commercial real estate and commercial and industrial customers. The company was founded by Richard D. Fairbank on July 21, 1994 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc engages in the manufacture and trade of health, hygiene and home products. It operates through Health and Hygiene Home segments. The Health segment focuses on infant and child nutrition; health relief; health hygiene; and vitamins, minerals and supplements. The Hygiene Home segment focuses on the household sector. The company was founded in December 1999 and is headquartered in Slough, the United Kingdom.

Macy’s, Inc., with corporate offices in Cincinnati and New York, is one of the nation’s premier retailers, with fiscal 2011 sales of $26.4 billion. The Macy’s brand operates about 800 Macy’s department stores and furniture galleries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico, as well as macys.com. The Bloomingdale’s brand includes 37 department stores and home stores in 11 states, bloomingdales.com, seven Bloomingdale’s Outlet stores in five states, and a licensed store in Dubai. Macy’s, Inc.’s diverse workforce includes approximately 171,000 employees. Prior to June 1, 2007, Macy’s, Inc. was known as Federated Department Stores, Inc. The company’s shares are traded under the symbol “M” on the New York Stock Exchange.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$2.81B
Total Enterprise Value
$3.69B
Earnings Per Share
$61.21
Revenue
$2.93B
Total Equity
$3.33B
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
5.71%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-3.67%
EBITDAMargin
12.05%
Enterprise Value / Sales
1.26x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
8.82x
TEVNet Income
11.31x
Debt TEV
0.29x
EBITDA
$353M
Total Debt
$1.08B
Net Profit
$326M
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1 - $999
2018
$5,000 - $10K
2018
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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BrassRing LLC used to provide recruiting solutions and talent relationship management software. Its clients were Time Warner, IKEA, ConAgra Foods Inc, RR Donnelly and Nissan Motor Co. The company had operations in the United States and Europe. BrassRing was founded in 1999 and was located in Waltham, MA.

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RadioPublic PBC operates as a streaming media application. It allows users to download episodes while on Wi-Fi to listen without using mobile data, stream podcast episodes, and personalized episodes for playlist. The company was founded by Jake Shapiro, Matt MacDonald and Chris Rhoden in 2015 and is headquartered in Somerville, MA.

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Intersection Parent, Inc. provides information technology and advertising services. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Investors
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Director at Rent the Runway, Inc.

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Founder at Prairie Management, Inc.

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Founder at Amazon.com, Inc.

Suppliers
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Comcast Corporation Internet Software & Services | Philadelphia, PA

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news and entertainment cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks & Resorts.

Competitors
DISH Network Corp. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - Englewood, COLORADO

DISH Network Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of pay-tv services. It operates through Pay-TV and Wireless segments. The Pay-TV segment operates under the DISH brand and Sling brand. The Wireless segment refers to the wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. The company was founded by Charles W. Ergen, Cantey W. Ergen and James DeFranco in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, CO.

The Walt Disney Company Entertainment - Burbank, CA

The Walt Disney Co. is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Media Networks, Parks, Experiences and Products, Studio Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI). The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, domestic television stations, radio networks and stations. The Parks, Experiences and Products segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; the Disneyland Resort in California; Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii; the Disney Vacation Club; the Disney Cruise Line; and Adventures by Disney. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings and live stage plays. This segment distributes films primarily under the Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Touchstone banners. The DTCI segment licenses the company's trade names, characters and visual and literary properties to various manufacturers, game developers, publishers and retailers throughout the world. It also develops and publishes games, primarily for mobile platforms, and books, magazines and comic books. This segment also distributes branded merchandise directly through retail, online and wholesale businesses. The company was founded by Walter Elias Disney on October 16, 1923 and is headquartered in Burbank, CA.

AT&T, Inc. Computer Software - Dallas, TX

AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following segments: Communications, WarnerMedia, Latin America and Xandr. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The WarnerMedia segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S. The Xandar segment provides advertising services. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Awards & Honors
Rank #737
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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