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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 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 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 0.43
CECO's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
67% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. CECO: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
0.43
0.76
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.23
M-Score: -3.46
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 (%) -7.57
CECO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. CECO: -7.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CECO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.65  Med: 5.83 Max: 20.56
Current: -7.57
-14.65
20.56
Net-margin (%) -16.78
CECO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. CECO: -16.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CECO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.03  Med: 3.00 Max: 12.61
Current: -16.78
-24.03
12.61
ROE (%) -45.49
CECO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. CECO: -45.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CECO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.33  Med: 5.49 Max: 23.14
Current: -45.49
-48.33
23.14
ROA (%) -21.81
CECO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. CECO: -21.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CECO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 3.73 Max: 16.23
Current: -21.81
-25.85
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -69.07
CECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.24 vs. CECO: -69.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.78  Med: 36.69 Max: 113.44
Current: -69.07
-77.78
113.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -24.00
CECO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CECO: -24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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
95% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. CECO: 204.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
CECO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
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

Q4 2014

CECO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 513,567 sh (+7.79%)
Richard Blum 6,600,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 20,000 sh (unchged)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 24,700 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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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%)
Richard Blum 3,324,374 sh (-15.63%)
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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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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.85
CECO's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. CECO: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
CECO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.74 Max: 4.05
Current: 0.85
0.24
4.05
P/S 0.24
CECO's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. CECO: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CECO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.84 Max: 2.54
Current: 0.24
0.11
2.54
EV-to-EBIT 0.39
CECO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.18 vs. CECO: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CECO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.7  Med: 5.60 Max: 24.2
Current: 0.39
-9.7
24.2
EV-to-EBITDA 0.99
CECO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. CECO: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
CECO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.3  Med: 4.30 Max: 14.4
Current: 0.99
-15.3
14.4
Current Ratio 1.49
CECO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. CECO: 1.49 )
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: 1.49
0.93
2.55
Quick Ratio 1.48
CECO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CECO: 1.48 )
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: 1.48
0.88
2.25
Days Inventory 5.44
CECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.71 vs. CECO: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CECO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.99  Med: 7.83 Max: 10.32
Current: 5.44
5.99
10.32
Days Sales Outstanding 14.58
CECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CECO: 14.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CECO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.82  Med: 11.59 Max: 14.71
Current: 14.58
9.82
14.71
Days Payable 46.42
CECO's Days Payable is ranked higher than
71% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. CECO: 46.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CECO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.83  Med: 26.05 Max: 33.3
Current: 46.42
15.83
33.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 6.91
CECO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. CECO: 6.91 )
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: 6.91
2.93
1413.75
Price/Tangible Book 1.66
CECO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
64% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. CECO: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
CECO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 5.17 Max: 21.27
Current: 1.66
0.39
21.27
Price/Projected FCF 0.86
CECO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. CECO: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
CECO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.74 Max: 6.46
Current: 0.86
0.1
6.46
Price/Median PS Value 0.28
CECO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.89 vs. CECO: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CECO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.59 Max: 5.2
Current: 0.28
0.15
5.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 256.40
CECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CECO: 256.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CECO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.1  Med: 12.30 Max: 9588.8
Current: 256.4
4.1
9588.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 83.57
CECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 56 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.86 vs. CECO: 83.57 )
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: -6.4  Med: 19.95 Max: 60.8
Current: 83.57
-6.4
60.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $693
EPS $ -1.73
Beta1.96
Short Percentage of Float7.03%
52-Week Range $2.41 - 6.46
Shares Outstanding(Mil)68.00

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) -0.62 -0.03
EPS without NRI($) -0.62 -0.03

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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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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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