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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.05
BFAM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 0.05 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05

Equity to Asset 0.41
BFAM's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 0.41 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.13   Max: 0.63
Current: 0.41

-0.13
0.63
Interest Coverage 1.14
BFAM's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 1.14 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 317.57
Current: 1.14

0.77
317.57
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.68
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.91
BFAM's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 8.91 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 10.27
Current: 8.91

0.59
10.27
Net-margin (%) 0.76
BFAM's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 0.76 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.14   Max: 5.98
Current: 0.76

-1.14
5.98
ROA (%) 0.43
BFAM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 0.43 )
BFAM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 10.38
Current: 0.43

0.27
10.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.05
BFAM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 28.05 )
BFAM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.84   Max: 52.19
Current: 28.05

3.84
52.19
Revenue Growth (%) 83.10
BFAM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 83.10 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.1   Max: 83.1
Current: 83.1

-47.1
83.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 93.10
BFAM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 93.10 )
BFAM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -44.7   Max: 93.1
Current: 93.1

-44.7
93.1
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

BFAM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Ron Baron 325,000 sh (New)
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Q2 2013

BFAM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

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Q3 2013

BFAM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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BFAM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

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Guru Investment Theses on Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Bright Horizons Family Solutions - Aug 05, 2013

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. (BFAM) is the leading provider of high quality corporate sponsored childcare in the U.S., where it is 5 times the size of its next largest competitor and is #2 in the U.K. The company was public for ten years before being taken private in 2008 by Bain Capital. The company has a strong track record with 15 years of uninterrupted revenue and earnings growth, even during the financial crisis. Bright Horizons has an attractive business model characterized by high revenue and earnings visibility, low capital intensity, and superior ROI and cash flows. We think Bright Horizons should benefit from demographic trends of more women and dual income families in the workplace. Multiple growth avenues include additional centers and back up services for new and existing clients, greater center utilization, the accretive acquisition or assumption of established centers in a highly fragmented market, international expansion and the expansion and cross selling of new higher margin services. (Susan Robbins)

From Baron Funds’ second quarter 2013 commentary.


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Baron Funds Comments on Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. (BFAM) is the leading provider of high quality corporate sponsored childcare in the U.S., where it is 5 times the size of its next largest competitor and is #2 in the U.K. The company was public for ten years before being taken private in 2008 by Bain Capital. The company has a strong track record with 15 years of uninterrupted revenue and earnings growth, even during the financial crisis. Bright Horizons has an attractive business model characterized by high revenue and earnings visibility, low capital intensity, and superior ROI and cash flows. We think Bright Horizons should benefit from demographic trends of more women and dual income families in the workplace. Multiple growth avenues include additional centers and back up services for new and existing clients, greater center utilization, the accretive acquisition or assumption of established centers in a highly fragmented market, international expansion and the expansion and cross selling of new higher margin services. (Susan Robbins) Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 3.00
BFAM's P/B is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 3.00 )
BFAM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 3.14
Current: 3

2.31
3.14
P/S 2.10
BFAM's P/S is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 2.10 )
BFAM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.1
Current: 2.1

0.2
2.1
PFCF 5.40
BFAM's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 5.40 )
BFAM' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 8.62
Current: 5.4

2.79
8.62
EV-to-EBIT 31.30
BFAM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 31.30 )
BFAM' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 26.3   Max: 32.8
Current: 31.3

26.3
32.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.10
BFAM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 2.10 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 2.03
Current: 2.1

1.7
2.03
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
BFAM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 1.20 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 0.99
Current: 1.2

0.4
0.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
BFAM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 3.20 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.2

3
3.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 75.59
BFAM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: vs. BFAM: 75.59 )
BFAM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 59.9   Max: 65.4
Current: 75.59

59.9
65.4

Business Description

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Traded in other countries:BHA.Germany
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc is a provider of high-quality child care and early education services as well as other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. It provide services mainly under multi-year contracts with employers who offer child care and other dependent care solutions as part of their employee benefits packages to improve employee engagement, productivity, recruitment and retention. As of December 31, 2012, it operated a total of 765 child care and early education centers across a wide range of customer industries with the capacity to serve approximately 87,100 children in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada and India. The Company provides its center-based child care services under two general business models: a profit and loss ('P&L') model, where it assume the financial risk of operating a child care center; and a cost-plus model, where it is paid a fee by an employer client for managing a child care center on a cost-plus basis. Its P&L model is further classified into two subcategories: a sponsor model, where it provides child care and early education services on either an exclusive or priority enrollment basis for the employees of a specific employer sponsor; and a lease/consortium model, where it provides child care and early education services to the employees of multiple employers located within a specific real estate development (for example, an office building or office park), as well as to families in the surrounding community. In both its cost-plus and sponsor P&L models, the development of a new child care center, as well as ongoing maintenance and repair, is typically funded by an employer sponsor with whom it enter into a multi-year contractual relationship. It also provide back-up dependent care services through its own centers and through its Back-Up Care Advantage ('BUCA') program, which offers access to a contracted network of in-home care agencies and approximately 2,500 center-based providers in locations where it does not otherwise have centers with available capacity. Its clients include: Alston & Bird in the professional services and other sectors; British Petroleum and Chevron in the energy sector; JFK Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals sectors; The Home Depot, Staples, Starbucks, Newell Rubbermaid and Timberland in the consumer sector; Cisco Systems and EMC in the technology sector; Bank of America, Barclays, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Royal Bank of Scotland in the financial services sector; and Boeing and Toyota Motor Manufacturing in the industrials and manufacturing sectors. It also provides its services to government and education sector institutions such as Duke University, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Environmental Protection Agency, The J

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