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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 : 6/10

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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 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. CECO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CECO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 24.36 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.49
CECO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. CECO: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CECO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.49
0.49
0.76
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.42
M-Score: -3.14
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.58
CECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. CECO: -8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -14.65  Med: 9.03 Max: 20.56
Current: -8.58
-14.65
20.56
Net-margin (%) -21.21
CECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. CECO: -21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -24.03  Med: 4.03 Max: 12.61
Current: -21.21
-24.03
12.61
ROE (%) -45.39
CECO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. CECO: -45.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -48.33  Med: 8.69 Max: 23.14
Current: -45.39
-48.33
23.14
ROA (%) -23.10
CECO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. CECO: -23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -25.85  Med: 5.45 Max: 16.23
Current: -23.1
-25.85
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -48.47
CECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. CECO: -48.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -77.78  Med: 50.04 Max: 113.44
Current: -48.47
-77.78
113.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -24.00
CECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. CECO: -24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53  Med: 10.90 Max: 40.8
Current: -24
-53
40.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 204.60
CECO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. CECO: 204.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -25.2  Med: 40.40 Max: 204.6
Current: 204.6
-25.2
204.6
» CECO's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ronald Muhlenkamp 24,700 sh (New)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 476,462 sh (-35.27%)
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Q4 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 513,567 sh (+7.79%)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 24,700 sh (unchged)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

CECO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 16,700 sh (New)
Jim Simons 862,686 sh (+67.98%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Richard Blum 4,600,000 sh (-30.30%)
Richard Blum 4,745,000 sh (-14.00%)
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2015

CECO Guru Trades in 2015

Richard Blum 3,324,374 sh (-15.63%)
Richard Blum 3,940,000 sh (-14.35%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Career Education Corp

Richard Blum Sells Portions of Four Stakes
By just about any measure, Richard Blum (Trades, Portfolio) has had a successful investing career. He is also an advocate of education, serving as a regent of the University of California (at one time, he was chairman of that board). Consequently, Blum’s sales of holdings in education-oriented stocks – on the surface – can seem to be contradictory. Read more...
Richard Blum Sells Shares of Career Education Corp
Guru Richard Blum (Trades, Portfolio) is a value-oriented investor who is chairman and president of Blum Capital. Blum is a regent of the University of California, a position to which he was appointed in 2002 and reappointed in 2014. He served as the chairman of that board until 2009. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.86
CECO's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. CECO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CECO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.86 Max: 4.27
Current: 0.86
0.24
4.27
P/S 0.29
CECO's P/S is ranked higher than
85% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. CECO: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CECO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.93 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.29
0.11
2.91
Current Ratio 1.80
CECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. CECO: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CECO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.67 Max: 2.55
Current: 1.8
0.93
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.78
CECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CECO: 1.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CECO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 1.56 Max: 2.25
Current: 1.78
0.88
2.25
Days Inventory 8.11
CECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
50% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.11 vs. CECO: 8.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CECO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 5.99  Med: 8.41 Max: 17.87
Current: 8.11
5.99
17.87
Days Sales Outstanding 14.10
CECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.35 vs. CECO: 14.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CECO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 9.82  Med: 14.46 Max: 53.91
Current: 14.1
9.82
53.91

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.82
CECO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.07 vs. CECO: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.93  Med: 18.49 Max: 1413.75
Current: 2.82
2.93
1413.75
Price/Tangible Book 1.32
CECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CECO: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39  Med: 5.17 Max: 21.07
Current: 1.32
0.39
21.07
Price/Projected FCF 0.46
CECO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.93 vs. CECO: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.74 Max: 6.62
Current: 0.46
0.1
6.62
Price/Median PS Value 0.34
CECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. CECO: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.43 Max: 4.67
Current: 0.34
0.13
4.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -198.30
CECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. CECO: -198.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -237.79  Med: 11.25 Max: 9671
Current: -198.3
-237.79
9671
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 60.76
CECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.97 vs. CECO: 60.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
CECO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 24.20 Max: 60.8
Current: 60.76
-7.7
60.8

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:CE1.Germany,
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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