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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.44
NAS:LINC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
72% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. NAS:LINC: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:LINC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.58 Max: N/A
Current: 0.44
Equity to Asset 0.38
NAS:LINC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. NAS:LINC: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:LINC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.38
0.31
0.67
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.96
M-Score: -1.99
WACC vs ROIC
20.13%
-0.53%
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.32
NAS:LINC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.67 vs. NAS:LINC: -0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:LINC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.94  Med: 7.36 Max: 19.18
Current: -0.32
-14.94
19.18
Net-margin (%) -1.12
NAS:LINC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. NAS:LINC: -1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:LINC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.27  Med: 2.98 Max: 10.9
Current: -1.12
-17.27
10.9
ROE (%) -1.49
NAS:LINC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.61 vs. NAS:LINC: -1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:LINC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.2  Med: 6.46 Max: 31.62
Current: -1.49
-49.2
31.62
ROA (%) -0.56
NAS:LINC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. NAS:LINC: -0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:LINC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.6  Med: 4.03 Max: 17.41
Current: -0.56
-21.6
17.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 11.44
NAS:LINC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. NAS:LINC: 11.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:LINC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.43  Med: 22.91 Max: 76.28
Current: 11.44
-34.43
76.28
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -22.80
NAS:LINC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. NAS:LINC: -22.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LINC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.8  Med: 8.8 Max: 31.7
Current: -22.8
-22.8
31.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -43.60
NAS:LINC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.10 vs. NAS:LINC: -43.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:LINC' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.6  Med: 6.8 Max: 70.6
Current: -43.6
-43.6
70.6
» NAS:LINC's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

LINC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jeff Auxier 309,157 sh (+6.01%)
Jim Simons 269,200 sh (-5.11%)
Chuck Royce 591,660 sh (-24.25%)
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Q1 2016

LINC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 349,300 sh (+29.75%)
Jeff Auxier 309,157 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 591,660 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

LINC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 393,900 sh (+12.77%)
Chuck Royce 591,660 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 261,100 sh (-15.54%)
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Q3 2016

LINC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 425,600 sh (+8.05%)
Jeff Auxier 251,484 sh (-3.68%)
Chuck Royce 491,660 sh (-16.90%)
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Lincoln Educational Services Corp provides career-oriented post-secondary education. It offers degree and diploma programs in automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, hospitality services and business and information technology.

Lincoln Educational Services Corp is a New Jersey corporation organized in 2003. The Company provides diversified career-oriented post-secondary education as measured by total enrollment. As of December 31, 2013, it operated 33 campuses and five training sites in 15 states. It offers recent high school graduates and working adults, degree and diploma programs in five areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, hospitality services and business and information technology. For the year ended December 31, 2013, its automotive technology program, its health sciences program, its skilled trades program, its hospitality services program and its business and information technology program accounted for approximately 42%, 30%, 13%, 9%, and 6%, respectively, of its average enrollment. As of December 31, 2013, it had 13,740 students enrolled in diploma and degree programs and an additional 104 students enrolled in certificate programs. The Company's average enrollment for the year ended December 31, 2013 was 15,009 students in diploma and degree programs and 315 students in certificate programs. The Company's schools operate under the Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Lincoln College of New England, and Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences brand names. Most of its campuses serve major metropolitan markets and each typically offers courses in multiple areas of study. Five of its campuses are destination schools, which attract students from across the United States and, in some cases, from abroad. Its other campuses primarily attract students from their local communities and surrounding areas. All of its campuses are nationally or regionally accredited and are eligible to participate in federal financial aid programs by the U.S. Department of Education, and applicable state education agencies and accrediting commissions which allow students to apply for and access federal student loans as well as other forms of financial aid. The Company' diploma/certificate programs typically take between 22 to 106 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $5,000 to $36,000. Its associate's degree programs typically take between 48 to 156 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $16,000 to $70,000. Its bachelor's degree programs typically take between 142 and 208 weeks to complete, with tuition ranging from $58,000 to $80,000. As of December 31, 2013, all of its schools offer diploma and certificate programs, 13 of its schools are approved to offer associate's degree programs and two schools are approved to offer bachelor's degree programs.

Ratios

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industry
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Forward P/E 16.69
LINC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 19 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.83 vs. LINC: 16.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.72
LINC's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 151 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. LINC: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
LINC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.28 Max: 3.26
Current: 0.72
0.07
3.26
P/S 0.51
LINC's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 150 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. LINC: 0.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
LINC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.51
0.02
1.56
POCF 25.83
LINC's POCF is ranked lower than
80% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.67 vs. LINC: 25.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
LINC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 7.83 Max: 37.36
Current: 25.83
0.38
37.36
EV-to-EBIT 9.42
LINC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. LINC: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
LINC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.9  Med: 6.75 Max: 18.1
Current: 9.42
-40.9
18.1
EV-to-EBITDA 3.76
LINC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
91% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. LINC: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
LINC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -193.8  Med: 6.4 Max: 54.3
Current: 3.76
-193.8
54.3
Shiller P/E 47.83
LINC's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
86% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.56 vs. LINC: 47.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
LINC' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.57  Med: 9.69 Max: 48.49
Current: 47.83
1.57
48.49
Current Ratio 1.19
LINC's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. LINC: 1.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
LINC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.83
Current: 1.19
0.63
1.83
Quick Ratio 1.17
LINC's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. LINC: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
LINC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.79
Current: 1.17
0.6
1.79
Days Inventory 9.63
LINC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.99 vs. LINC: 9.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
LINC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.17  Med: 5.43 Max: 9.63
Current: 9.63
4.17
9.63
Days Sales Outstanding 50.05
LINC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.32 vs. LINC: 50.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
LINC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.02  Med: 18.7 Max: 50.05
Current: 50.05
14.02
50.05
Days Payable 133.65
LINC's Days Payable is ranked higher than
88% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 27.53 vs. LINC: 133.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
LINC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.32  Med: 32.41 Max: 133.65
Current: 133.65
25.32
133.65

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
LINC's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
86% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. LINC: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
LINC' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 3.8
Current: -100
0
3.8
Yield on cost (5-Year) 0.65
LINC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
93% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. LINC: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
LINC' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 6.15 Max: 14.49
Current: 0.65
0.65
14.49
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.10
LINC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. LINC: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
LINC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: -1.25 Max: 5
Current: -0.1
-5.1
5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 0.93
LINC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. LINC: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
LINC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 2.94 Max: 8.13
Current: 0.93
0.24
8.13
Price/Projected FCF 0.41
LINC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. LINC: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
LINC' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.31 Max: 2.18
Current: 0.41
0.06
2.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
LINC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. LINC: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
LINC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 1.09 Max: 2.91
Current: 0.93
0.07
2.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.61
LINC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. LINC: 10.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
LINC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 9.7 Max: 46.6
Current: 10.61
5.5
46.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 51.12
LINC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. LINC: 51.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
LINC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21  Med: 25.1 Max: 52
Current: 51.12
-21
52

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $100.2
EPS (TTM) $ -0.04
Beta3.15
Short Percentage of Float0.28%
52-Week Range $1.30 - 3.20
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.86

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 186 182
EPS ($) -0.34 0.13
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.34 0.13
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (LINC) SVP, CFO and Treasurer Cesar Ribeiro sells 16,034 Shares Aug 18 2010 
Lincoln Educational Services Corp. (LINC) Executive Chairman David F Carney sells 7,250 Shares Jun 17 2010 

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