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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
XRS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 159 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. XRS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
XRS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.08  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.41
XRS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
71% of the 153 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. XRS: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
XRS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.57 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.41
0.12
0.73
Interest Coverage 11.34
XRS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
68% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.55 vs. XRS: 11.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
XRS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.57  Med: 433.46 Max: 9999.99
Current: 11.34
11.57
9999.99
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 5.47
WACC vs ROIC
9.74%
141.13%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 13.72
XRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. XRS: 13.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
XRS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.72  Med: 18.29 Max: 24.18
Current: 13.72
11.72
24.18
Net-margin (%) 16.59
XRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. XRS: 16.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
XRS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.7  Med: 19.31 Max: 21.74
Current: 16.59
13.7
21.74
ROE (%) 26.80
XRS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. XRS: 26.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
XRS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.09  Med: 26.85 Max: 133.88
Current: 26.8
14.09
133.88
ROA (%) 10.64
XRS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. XRS: 10.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
XRS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.49  Med: 16.30 Max: 27.38
Current: 10.64
9.49
27.38
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 139.20
XRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.27 vs. XRS: 139.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
XRS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 49.12  Med: 96.46 Max: 432.8
Current: 139.2
49.12
432.8
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 32.60
XRS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. XRS: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XRS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 33.50 Max: 38.5
Current: 32.6
0
38.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 38.70
XRS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. XRS: 38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XRS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 25.55 Max: 38.7
Current: 38.7
0
38.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 36.90
XRS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. XRS: 36.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
XRS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 26.00 Max: 36.9
Current: 36.9
0
36.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-23)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

XRS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Steven Cohen 104,800 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 1,342,660 sh (+3.96%)
Ron Baron 743,764 sh (+3.91%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Robert Karr 2,335,303 sh (-10.73%)
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Q3 2015

XRS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 8,400 sh (New)
Ron Baron 803,818 sh (+8.07%)
Jeremy Grantham 1,385,360 sh (+3.18%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Robert Karr 1,897,924 sh (-18.73%)
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Q4 2015

XRS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chase Coleman 1,715,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Ron Baron 800,818 sh (-0.37%)
Jeremy Grantham 868,560 sh (-37.30%)
Robert Karr 883,056 sh (-53.47%)
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Q1 2016

XRS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 149,500 sh (New)
Chase Coleman 1,715,000 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham 801,640 sh (-7.70%)
Ron Baron 720,222 sh (-10.06%)
Robert Karr 422,053 sh (-52.21%)
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
Compare:NYSE:EDU, BSP:KROT3, NYSE:GHC, NYSE:NORD, TSE:9783 » details
Traded in other countries:IZZ.Germany,
TAL Education Group is engaged in providing after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in China. It delivers its tutoring services through small classes, personalized premium services and online course offerings.

TAL Education Group was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on January 10, 2008. The Company is engaged in provision of after-school tutoring programs for primary and secondary school students in the People's Republic of China. It offers comprehensive tutoring services to K-12 students covering core academic subjects, including among others, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, political science, English and Chinese, as well as, through its Mobby tutoring services, young learners tutoring services for students aged three through eight. Its competitors at the national level include New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. and Xueda Education Group.

Guru Investment Theses on TAL Education Group

Baron Funds Comments on TAL Education Group - May 19, 2016

TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS) is a leading Chinese K-12 tutoring company, operating over 300 learning centers in two dozen cities across China. Shares of TAL rose in the first quarter, driven by growth in student enrollments of more than 50%. We maintain conviction in TAL Education Group as we see its significant opportunity to gain market share in after-school tutoring by expanding existing learning centers, opening new learning centers in existing cities and expanding into new cities while generating strong cash flow.





From the Baron Global Advantage Fund first quarter 2016 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on TAL Education Group - Feb 15, 2016

Shares of the leading Chinese private education company TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS) rose 45% during the fourth quarter and were up 64% on the year. Stock performance was driven by accelerating enrollment growth and improved margins on a favorable mix-shift towards smaller classes. We believe the company has ample opportunities for growth and expansion from the 19 cities it currently operates in, and that significant investments in the online course offerings will soon start bearing fruit. The spending on private education as a percent of GDP in China is considerably lower than that of the U.S. and other western countries, while the competition for admission to top universities is equally fierce, if not more. This dynamic should start to change as disposable incomes in China rise and the middle class continues to emerge. Given its strong reputation in math and science, high barriers to entry, and strong margin and cash flow characteristics, we think TAL Education is well positioned to benefit from this trend.





From Baron Funds' Global Advantage Fund letter for the fourth quarter 2015.



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Baron Funds Comments on TAL Education Group Guru stock highlight
TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS) is a leading Chinese K-12 tutoring company, operating over 300 learning centers in two dozen cities across China. Shares of TAL rose in the first quarter, driven by growth in student enrollments of more than 50%. We maintain conviction in TAL Education Group as we see its significant opportunity to gain market share in after-school tutoring by expanding existing learning centers, opening new learning centers in existing cities and expanding into new cities while generating strong cash flow. Read more...
Baron Funds Comments on TAL Education Group Guru stock highlight
Shares of the leading Chinese private education company TAL Education Group (NYSE:XRS) rose 45% during the fourth quarter and were up 64% on the year. Stock performance was driven by accelerating enrollment growth and improved margins on a favorable mix-shift towards smaller classes. We believe the company has ample opportunities for growth and expansion from the 19 cities it currently operates in, and that significant investments in the online course offerings will soon start bearing fruit. The spending on private education as a percent of GDP in China is considerably lower than that of the U.S. and other western countries, while the competition for admission to top universities is equally fierce, if not more. This dynamic should start to change as disposable incomes in China rise and the middle class continues to emerge. Given its strong reputation in math and science, high barriers to entry, and strong margin and cash flow characteristics, we think TAL Education is well positioned to benefit from this trend. Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 47.79
XRS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
90% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. XRS: 47.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
XRS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.7  Med: 32.09 Max: 49.25
Current: 47.79
19.7
49.25
Forward P/E 36.90
XRS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
96% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.38 vs. XRS: 36.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 48.64
XRS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
90% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.84 vs. XRS: 48.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
XRS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.23  Med: 32.35 Max: 50.09
Current: 48.64
19.23
50.09
P/B 11.78
XRS's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. XRS: 11.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
XRS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.76  Med: 6.57 Max: 12.17
Current: 11.78
2.76
12.17
P/S 8.67
XRS's P/S is ranked lower than
91% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. XRS: 8.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
XRS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.78  Med: 5.93 Max: 11.38
Current: 8.67
2.78
11.38
EV-to-EBIT 29.78
XRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.53 vs. XRS: 29.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
XRS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12  Med: 24.60 Max: 49.3
Current: 29.78
12
49.3
EV-to-EBITDA 29.78
XRS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. XRS: 29.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
XRS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12  Med: 24.60 Max: 44.7
Current: 29.78
12
44.7
PEG 1.47
XRS's PEG is ranked lower than
54% of the 39 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. XRS: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
XRS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.47
0.59
1.34
Current Ratio 1.45
XRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. XRS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
XRS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.00 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.45
1.02
3.5
Quick Ratio 1.45
XRS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. XRS: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
XRS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 2.00 Max: 3.5
Current: 1.45
1.02
3.5
Days Inventory 0.53
XRS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.46 vs. XRS: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
XRS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.65 Max: 1
Current: 0.53
0.02
1
Days Sales Outstanding 1.53
XRS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.32 vs. XRS: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
XRS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.97 Max: 15.71
Current: 1.53
0.9
15.71
Days Payable 12.51
XRS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
74% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.42 vs. XRS: 12.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
XRS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.66  Med: 7.40 Max: 10.94
Current: 12.51
5.66
10.94

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 15.42
XRS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
95% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. XRS: 15.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
XRS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.79  Med: 6.06 Max: 11.17
Current: 15.42
2.79
11.17
Price/Projected FCF 9.97
XRS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
96% of the 67 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. XRS: 9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
XRS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.87  Med: 6.97 Max: 8.67
Current: 9.97
5.87
8.67
Price/Median PS Value 1.46
XRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. XRS: 1.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
XRS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.8
Current: 1.46
0.47
1.8
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.88
XRS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 25 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. XRS: 1.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
XRS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.48 Max: 1.75
Current: 1.88
1.01
1.75
Price/Graham Number 5.78
XRS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. XRS: 5.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
XRS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.55  Med: 2.91 Max: 4.47
Current: 5.78
1.55
4.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.35
XRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. XRS: 3.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
XRS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2  Med: 4.10 Max: 8.3
Current: 3.35
2
8.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 38.75
XRS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. XRS: 38.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
XRS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.4  Med: 38.80 Max: 56.9
Current: 38.75
34.4
56.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $619.9
EPS (TTM) $ 1.18
Beta1.07
Short Percentage of Float4.98%
52-Week Range $26.48 - 60.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)79.91

Analyst Estimate

Feb17 Feb18
Revenue (Mil $) 879 1,186
EPS ($) 1.53 2.11
EPS without NRI ($) 1.53 2.11
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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