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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 2.41
HMHC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
65% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. HMHC: 2.41 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.79   Max: No Debt
Current: 2.41

Equity to Asset 0.58
HMHC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. HMHC: 0.58 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.58

0.58
0.64
Z-Score: 0.67
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -4.64
HMHC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.05 vs. HMHC: -4.64 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -157.27   Max: -6.28
Current: -4.64

-157.27
-6.28
Net-margin (%) -6.57
HMHC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.74 vs. HMHC: -6.57 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -168.48   Max: -6.78
Current: -6.57

-168.48
-6.78
ROE (%) -5.11
HMHC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. HMHC: -5.11 )
HMHC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -13.73   Max: -5.86
Current: -5.11

-13.73
-5.86
ROA (%) -3.13
HMHC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.57 vs. HMHC: -3.13 )
HMHC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.74   Max: -2.77
Current: -3.13

-3.74
-2.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -15.12
HMHC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.86 vs. HMHC: -15.12 )
HMHC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -87.55   Max: -28.9
Current: -15.12

-87.55
-28.9
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

HMHC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 11,864 sh (New)
John Paulson 30,912,558 sh (New)
Howard Marks 559,024 sh (New)
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Q1 2014

HMHC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Paulson 30,912,558 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks 559,024 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q2 2014

HMHC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Burbank 12,716 sh (New)
John Paulson 30,912,558 sh (unchged)
Howard Marks Sold Out
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Q3 2014

HMHC Guru Trades in Q3 2014

John Paulson 30,912,558 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with HMHC

(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
John Burbank 2014-09-30 Sold Out $17.26 - $20.62 $ 19.444%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy$17.66 - $20.82 $ 19.440%12716
John Paulson 2013-12-31 New Buy2.6%$15.78 - $17.9 $ 19.4415%30912558
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Ratios

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P/B 1.50
HMHC's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. HMHC: 1.50 )
HMHC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 1.69
Current: 1.5

1.2
1.69
P/S 1.94
HMHC's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. HMHC: 1.94 )
HMHC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.94

0.97
2.08
PFCF 8.11
HMHC's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. HMHC: 8.11 )
HMHC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.79   Max: 13.81
Current: 8.11

7.79
13.81
EV-to-EBIT -37.27
HMHC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.37 vs. HMHC: -37.27 )
HMHC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -40.1   Max: -23.6
Current: -37.27

-40.1
-23.6
Current Ratio 2.93
HMHC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. HMHC: 2.93 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.39   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.93

2.39
2.93
Quick Ratio 2.51
HMHC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. HMHC: 2.51 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.72   Max: 2.51
Current: 2.51

1.72
2.51

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 5.73
HMHC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. HMHC: 5.73 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.69   Max: 9.87
Current: 5.73

5.69
9.87
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
HMHC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. HMHC: 1.58 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 1.57
Current: 1.58

0.82
1.57
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -2.70
HMHC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. HMHC: -2.70 )
HMHC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -2.7

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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