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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CECO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. CECO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CECO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 25.46 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.62
CECO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CECO: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CECO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.62
0.43
0.76
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.59
M-Score: -1.00
WACC vs ROIC
24.55%
82.62%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -7.01
CECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. CECO: -7.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CECO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.3  Med: 3.32 Max: 12.12
Current: -7.01
-20.3
12.12
Net-margin (%) 9.23
CECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.49 vs. CECO: 9.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CECO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.03  Med: 3.07 Max: 7.43
Current: 9.23
-24.03
7.43
ROE (%) 29.12
CECO's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. CECO: 29.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CECO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.33  Med: 5.49 Max: 17
Current: 29.12
-48.33
17
ROA (%) 15.17
CECO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. CECO: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CECO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 3.73 Max: 10.1
Current: 15.17
-25.85
10.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -106.25
CECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. CECO: -106.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -107.68  Med: 21.28 Max: 73.91
Current: -106.25
-107.68
73.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -17.90
CECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CECO: -17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53  Med: 7.70 Max: 41.3
Current: -17.9
-53
41.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.50
CECO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CECO: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.9  Med: 6.30 Max: 46.2
Current: -12.5
-45.9
46.2
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

CECO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 1,951,534 sh (+126.22%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Richard Blum 3,324,374 sh (-27.73%)
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Q3 2015

CECO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 2,193,007 sh (+12.37%)
Richard Blum 1,961,018 sh (-41.01%)
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Q4 2015

CECO Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 2,518,858 sh (+14.86%)
Richard Blum Sold Out
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Q1 2016

CECO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,181,462 sh (+26.31%)
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Career Education Corp provides online, on-ground and hybrid learning programs. It serves students from campuses throughout the USA, offering programs that lead to doctoral, master's, bachelor's & associate degrees, as well as to diplomas & certificates.

Career Education Corp was incorporated in Delaware on January 5, 1994. It offers education to a diverse student population across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines through online, on-ground and hybrid learning program offerings. It serves students from campuses throughout the United States, offering doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs. The Company's reporting segments are University Schools and Career Schools. University Schools is divided into Colorado Technical University, American InterContinental University schools. The Colorado Technical University collectively offer academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business studies, information systems and technologies, criminal justice, computer science and engineering, and health sciences in an online, classroom or laboratory setting. American InterContinental University schools collectively offer academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of business studies, information technologies, criminal justice and design technologies in an online, classroom or laboratory setting. The Career Schools Segment is divided in Health Education, which includes Sanford-Brown schools, along with Brown College, Briarcliffe College and Missouri College. These schools collectively offer academic programs in the career-oriented disciplines of health education, complemented by certain programs in business studies and information technology in a classroom, laboratory or online setting. Culinary Arts includes Le Cordon Bleu schools in North America that collectively offer hands-on programs in the career-oriented disciplines of culinary arts and patisserie and baking in the commercial kitchens of Le Cordon Bleu; and advanced degree programs in culinary arts and hotel and restaurant management. Design & Technology includes IADT, Harrington College of Design and Brooks Institute schools. These schools collectively offer academic programs primarily in the career-oriented disciplines of fashion design, photography, interior design, graphic design, and video production in a classroom, laboratory or online setting as well as continuing education and short-term vocational programs in the area of energy conservation. Its main competitors include: Apollo Education Group, Inc., Bridgepoint Education, Inc., Capella Education Company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., DeVry Education Group Inc., Education Management Corporation, Grand Canyon Education, Inc., ITT Educational Services, Inc. and Kaplan, Inc.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 6.05
CECO's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
93% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.46 vs. CECO: 6.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
CECO' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.37  Med: 24.55 Max: 948.89
Current: 6.05
3.37
948.89
PE(NRI) 5.84
CECO's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
94% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.46 vs. CECO: 5.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
CECO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 15.96 Max: 63.45
Current: 5.84
3.15
63.45
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.87
CECO's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
58% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.93 vs. CECO: 23.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
CECO' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.38  Med: 23.20 Max: 616.67
Current: 23.87
9.38
616.67
P/B 1.33
CECO's P/B is ranked higher than
55% of the 144 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. CECO: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CECO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.63 Max: 4.05
Current: 1.33
0.24
4.05
P/S 0.53
CECO's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CECO: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CECO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.39
Current: 0.53
0.14
2.39
Current Ratio 1.73
CECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. CECO: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CECO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.73
0.93
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.71
CECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CECO: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CECO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.71
0.88
2.25
Days Inventory 3.43
CECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. CECO: 3.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CECO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.27  Med: 7.05 Max: 10
Current: 3.43
5.27
10
Days Sales Outstanding 11.72
CECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.55 vs. CECO: 11.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CECO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.66  Med: 11.55 Max: 15.46
Current: 11.72
9.66
15.46
Days Payable 22.88
CECO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.74 vs. CECO: 22.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CECO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.4  Med: 24.21 Max: 36.09
Current: 22.88
15.4
36.09

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 18.50
CECO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.06 vs. CECO: 18.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CECO' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.93  Med: 16.42 Max: 1413.75
Current: 18.5
2.93
1413.75
Price/Tangible Book 1.86
CECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
53% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. CECO: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CECO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 5.11 Max: 21.28
Current: 1.86
0.39
21.28
Price/Projected FCF 2.92
CECO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 64 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. CECO: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CECO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.78 Max: 6.03
Current: 2.92
0.1
6.03
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
CECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. CECO: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CECO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.67 Max: 5.5
Current: 0.67
0.21
5.5
Price/Graham Number 0.69
CECO's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. CECO: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
CECO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 2.59 Max: 6.82
Current: 0.69
0.47
6.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -21.60
CECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. CECO: -21.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 12.50 Max: 13566.5
Current: -21.6
3.1
13566.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 31.10
CECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. CECO: 31.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CECO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.5  Med: 18.20 Max: 60.8
Current: 31.1
-6.5
60.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $863.9
EPS (TTM) $ 1.10
Beta3.23
Short Percentage of Float3.64%
52-Week Range $2.23 - 6.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)68.35

Analyst Estimate


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Dec16
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.03
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.03
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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