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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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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
CECO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 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: 0.3  Med: 18.16 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.58
CECO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CECO: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
CECO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.72
Current: 0.58
0.28
0.72
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 2.55
Beneish M-Score: -2.93
WACC vs ROIC
20.86%
-9.97%
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 : 2/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -4.59
CECO's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. CECO: -4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
CECO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.93  Med: -1.97 Max: 12.49
Current: -4.59
-15.93
12.49
Net Margin % -2.66
CECO's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
70% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. CECO: -2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
CECO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.49  Med: 2.25 Max: 7.62
Current: -2.66
-19.49
7.62
ROE % -5.47
CECO's ROE % is ranked lower than
74% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. CECO: -5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
CECO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.33  Med: 4.25 Max: 17
Current: -5.47
-48.33
17
ROA % -3.31
CECO's ROA % is ranked lower than
75% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. CECO: -3.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
CECO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.85  Med: 2.78 Max: 10.1
Current: -3.31
-25.85
10.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -62.78
CECO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.26 vs. CECO: -62.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
CECO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -121.51  Med: -7.99 Max: 76
Current: -62.78
-121.51
76
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -12.20
CECO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. CECO: -12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
CECO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 9.7 Max: 42.3
Current: -12.2
-15.9
42.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -56.30
CECO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
98% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. CECO: -56.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
CECO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.4  Med: 16.3 Max: 63.8
Current: -56.3
-61.4
63.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -55.80
CECO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
95% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. CECO: -55.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
CECO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.8  Med: 37.75 Max: 123.6
Current: -55.8
-55.8
123.6
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

CECO Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,181,462 sh (+26.31%)
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Q2 2016

CECO Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 23,643 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,573,300 sh (+12.32%)
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Q3 2016

CECO Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Joel Greenblatt 36,525 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 36,889 sh (+56.03%)
Jim Simons 3,920,800 sh (+9.72%)
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Q4 2016

CECO Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 4,274,462 sh (+9.02%)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 10,475 sh (-71.60%)
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services    NAICS: 611310    SIC: 8221
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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 is an American for-profit education company that focuses on campus and online postsecondary programs. The company's important segment is its online universities, which includes the American InterContinental University and the Colorado Technical University. These online universities provide undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs focusing on business, technology, management, and social services. The company has historically enrolled over 40,000 students annually with a focus on midcareer professionals. Career Education Corporation is focusing on its online universities as it continues to reduce its on-campus program offerings. The majority of the company's revenue comes from federal financial aid programs used by students. It has Colorado technical university, American intercontinental university, Culinary arts and Traditional group segments.

Ratios

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history
Forward PE Ratio 37.74
CECO's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
79% of the 28 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.39 vs. CECO: 37.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 1.82
CECO's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 165 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. CECO: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
CECO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 1.53 Max: 3.66
Current: 1.82
0.24
3.66
PS Ratio 0.81
CECO's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. CECO: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
CECO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.74 Max: 2.25
Current: 0.81
0.14
2.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 343.20
CECO's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
97% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. CECO: 343.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
CECO' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81  Med: 12.19 Max: 410.4
Current: 343.2
2.81
410.4
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 100.94
CECO's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. CECO: 100.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
CECO' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 8.43 Max: 120.71
Current: 100.94
1.7
120.71
Current Ratio 1.47
CECO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. CECO: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CECO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.58 Max: 2.22
Current: 1.47
0.93
2.22
Quick Ratio 1.46
CECO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. CECO: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CECO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.52 Max: 2.2
Current: 1.46
0.89
2.2
Days Inventory 3.62
CECO's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
63% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.18 vs. CECO: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CECO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.62  Med: 7.15 Max: 11.08
Current: 3.62
3.62
11.08
Days Sales Outstanding 11.83
CECO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
76% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. CECO: 11.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CECO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.05  Med: 12.19 Max: 19.39
Current: 11.83
10.05
19.39
Days Payable 15.68
CECO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. CECO: 15.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
CECO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.68  Med: 28.83 Max: 36.07
Current: 15.68
15.68
36.07

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
CECO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. CECO: -0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
CECO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16  Med: 1.3 Max: 7.9
Current: -0.7
-16
7.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 57.20
CECO's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
97% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. CECO: 57.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
CECO' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.48  Med: 16.82 Max: 122.25
Current: 57.2
3.48
122.25
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.60
CECO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
59% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. CECO: 2.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
CECO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 4.92 Max: 16.07
Current: 2.6
0.5
16.07
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.14
CECO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. CECO: 1.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
CECO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 1.76 Max: 4.64
Current: 1.14
0.29
4.64
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -8.09
CECO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. CECO: -8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
CECO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.26  Med: 12.2 Max: 13566.5
Current: -8.09
-8.26
13566.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 24.73
CECO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
81% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.95 vs. CECO: 24.73 )
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: 16.1 Max: 60.8
Current: 24.73
-6.5
60.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $704.4
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Beta2.55
Short Percentage of Float2.13%
52-Week Range $4.26 - 10.53
Shares Outstanding (Mil)68.54

Analyst Estimate

Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.23
EPS without NRI ($) 0.23
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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