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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
CECO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. CECO: No Debt )
CECO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.49
CECO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CECO: 0.49 )
CECO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.49   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.49

0.49
0.76
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -3.19
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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Operating margin (%) -22.39
CECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. CECO: -22.39 )
CECO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -20.3   Max: 18.14
Current: -22.39

-20.3
18.14
Net-margin (%) -18.71
CECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. CECO: -18.71 )
CECO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -15.54   Max: 11.5
Current: -18.71

-15.54
11.5
ROE (%) -45.75
CECO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. CECO: -45.75 )
CECO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -30.78   Max: 23.14
Current: -45.75

-30.78
23.14
ROA (%) -23.97
CECO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. CECO: -23.97 )
CECO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -17.04   Max: 16.17
Current: -23.97

-17.04
16.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -112.97
CECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. CECO: -112.97 )
CECO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -93.35   Max: 96.83
Current: -112.97

-93.35
96.83
Revenue Growth (%) -14.80
CECO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. CECO: -14.80 )
CECO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -53   Max: 41.3
Current: -14.8

-53
41.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

CECO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Ronald Muhlenkamp 20,700 sh (New)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 31,600 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 29,500 sh (-22.77%)
Jim Simons 691,862 sh (-62.4%)
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Q1 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 10,000 sh (New)
John Burbank 12,414 sh (New)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
Charles Brandes 29,500 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 19,700 sh (-4.83%)
Jim Simons 599,296 sh (-13.38%)
Chuck Royce 22,000 sh (-30.38%)
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Q2 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 736,062 sh (+22.82%)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp Sold Out
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (-9.09%)
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Q3 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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

Latest Guru Trades with CECO

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-09-30 New Buy0.02%$4.64 - $5.65 $ 5.6510%24700
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.09%$4.39 - $7.77 $ 5.65-3%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$4.39 - $7.77 $ 5.65-3%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out $4.39 - $7.77 $ 5.65-3%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy$5.42 - $7.81 $ 5.65-12%12414
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$2.58 - $5.98 $ 5.6527%20700
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Reduce -22.77%$2.58 - $5.98 $ 5.6527%29500
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 New Buy$2.545 - $3.84 $ 5.6583%38200
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$2.57 - $4.2 $ 5.6570%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -46.3%0.09%$3.07 - $6.87 $ 5.6529%212688
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$6.32 - $17.76 $ 5.65-46%0
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$13.32 - $24.7 $ 5.65-69%259724
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Ratios

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P/B 1.30
CECO's P/B is ranked higher than
78% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. CECO: 1.30 )
CECO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 8.57
Current: 1.3

0.24
8.57
P/S 0.40
CECO's P/S is ranked higher than
87% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CECO: 0.40 )
CECO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 5.21
Current: 0.4

0.11
5.21
EV-to-EBIT -0.68
CECO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.37 vs. CECO: -0.68 )
CECO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -6.6   Max: 29.7
Current: -0.68

-6.6
29.7
Current Ratio 1.74
CECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. CECO: 1.74 )
CECO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.74

0.93
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.71
CECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. CECO: 1.71 )
CECO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 2.25
Current: 1.71

0.88
2.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.00
CECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. CECO: 2.00 )
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 21.07
Current: 2

0.39
21.07
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
CECO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
89% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. CECO: 0.60 )
CECO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 7.45
Current: 0.6

0.11
7.45
Price/Median PS Value 0.40
CECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CECO: 0.40 )
CECO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.17
Current: 0.4

0.11
4.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -147.60
CECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
69% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. CECO: -147.60 )
CECO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -147.6   Max: 10300.1
Current: -147.6

-147.6
10300.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.99
CECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.29 vs. CECO: 0.99 )
CECO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8   Max: 80.8
Current: 0.99

-8
80.8

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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