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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 0.13
LINC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
66% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. LINC: 0.13 )
LINC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.12   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.13

Equity to Asset 0.50
LINC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. LINC: 0.50 )
LINC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.5

0.31
0.67
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.72
M-Score: -3.87
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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Operating margin (%) -1.07
LINC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. LINC: -1.07 )
LINC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -5.89   Max: 19.01
Current: -1.07

-5.89
19.01
Net-margin (%) -17.47
LINC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. LINC: -17.47 )
LINC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -14.86   Max: 11.53
Current: -17.47

-14.86
11.53
ROE (%) -37.76
LINC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. LINC: -37.76 )
LINC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -29.85   Max: 38.3
Current: -37.76

-29.85
38.3
ROA (%) -20.91
LINC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. LINC: -20.91 )
LINC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.71   Max: 17.41
Current: -20.91

-15.71
17.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.56
LINC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. LINC: -2.56 )
LINC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -8.39   Max: 74.61
Current: -2.56

-8.39
74.61
Revenue Growth (%) -14.10
LINC's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LINC: -14.10 )
LINC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -14.1   Max: 31.7
Current: -14.1

-14.1
31.7
EBITDA Growth (%) -51.90
LINC's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. LINC: -51.90 )
LINC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 172.3
Current: -51.9

-51.9
172.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

LINC Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeff Auxier 288,095 sh (+2.86%)
Chuck Royce 2,623,600 sh (+0.26%)
Jim Simons 155,600 sh (-32.76%)
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Q4 2013

LINC Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeff Auxier 287,295 sh (-0.28%)
Chuck Royce 2,313,075 sh (-11.84%)
Jim Simons 80,400 sh (-48.33%)
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Q1 2014

LINC Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 160,849 sh (+100.06%)
Jeff Auxier 287,295 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 2,212,096 sh (-4.37%)
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Q2 2014

LINC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 12,700 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,988,996 sh (+35.12%)
Jim Simons 176,000 sh (+9.42%)
Jeff Auxier 287,095 sh (-0.07%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LINC

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$3.56 - $4.47 $ 2.42-39%12700
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.02%$3.44 - $6.48 $ 2.42-49%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Reduce -48.93%0.03%$5.38 - $7.87 $ 2.42-63%41652
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 32.32%0.01%$7.62 - $9.6 $ 2.42-69%81558
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 37.81%0.02%$7.62 - $19.46 $ 2.42-81%58727
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Ratios

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P/B 0.50
LINC's P/B is ranked higher than
95% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. LINC: 0.50 )
LINC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 4.56
Current: 0.5

0.37
4.56
P/S 0.20
LINC's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. LINC: 0.20 )
LINC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 1.7
Current: 0.2

0.17
1.7
EV-to-EBIT -24.75
LINC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
61% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.81 vs. LINC: -24.75 )
LINC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -1358   Max: 26.4
Current: -24.75

-1358
26.4
Shiller P/E 8.70
LINC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LINC: 8.70 )
LINC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.25   Max: 31.42
Current: 8.7

3.25
31.42
Current Ratio 0.66
LINC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. LINC: 0.66 )
LINC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.66

0.65
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.63
LINC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. LINC: 0.63 )
LINC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.63

0.6
1.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 9.60
LINC's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
95% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. LINC: 9.60 )
LINC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 14.49
Current: 9.6

1.55
14.49
Dividend growth (3y) 3.80
LINC's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. LINC: 3.80 )
LINC' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 3.8
Current: 3.8

0
3.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.60
LINC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
90% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. LINC: 9.60 )
LINC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.55   Max: 14.49
Current: 9.6

1.55
14.49
Share Buyback Rate 3.50
LINC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. LINC: 3.50 )
LINC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 6.4   Max: -5.3
Current: 3.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.03
LINC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. LINC: 1.03 )
LINC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 8.2
Current: 1.03

0.75
8.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.17
LINC's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. LINC: 0.17 )
LINC' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.17

0.2
1.96
Price/Median PS Value 0.18
LINC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. LINC: 0.18 )
LINC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 1.8
Current: 0.18

0.25
1.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.00
LINC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. LINC: -4.00 )
LINC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 43.2
Current: -4

3.8
43.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -7.27
LINC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
61% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.35 vs. LINC: -7.27 )
LINC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.7   Max: 54.8
Current: -7.27

-18.7
54.8

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Lincoln Educational Services Corporation was organized in 2003 in New Jersey. It is a provider of career-oriented post-secondary education as measured by total enrollment. The Company offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five main areas of study: Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality Services and Skilled Trades. It structures its program offerings to provide its students with a practical, career-oriented education and position them for attractive entry-level job opportunities in their chosen fields. As of December 31, 2012, it operated 38 campuses and five training sites in 17 states. It had 18,585 students enrolled as of December 31, 2011 and its average enrollment for the year ended December 31, 2011 was 23,276 students. It structures its program offerings to provide its students with a practical, career-oriented education and position them for attractive entry-level job opportunities in their chosen fields. Its diploma/certificate programs typically take between 22 to 112 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $5,000 to $36,000. Its associate's degree programs typically take between 48 to 123 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $16,000 to $56,000. Its bachelor's degree programs typically take between 132 and 284 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $47,000 to $75,000. As of December 31, 2012, all of its schools offer diploma and certificate programs, 18 of its schools are currently approved to offer associate's degree programs and two schools are approved to offer bachelor's degree programs. The company utilizes a variety of marketing and recruiting methods to attract students and increase enrollment. The company's marketing program utilizes integrated advertising such as the Internet, television, and various print media, direct mail, and event marketing campaigns.
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