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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
XRS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
78% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. XRS: No Debt )
XRS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.34
XRS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. XRS: 0.34 )
XRS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.34

0.12
0.73
Interest Coverage No Debt
XRS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
90% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. XRS: No Debt )
XRS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 210.77   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

210.77
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 4.91
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 (%) 18.86
XRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. XRS: 18.86 )
XRS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.72   Max: 24.18
Current: 18.86

11.72
24.18
Net-margin (%) 19.30
XRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. XRS: 19.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 21.74
Current: 19.3

13.7
21.74
ROE (%) 26.24
XRS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. XRS: 26.24 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.79   Max: 217.02
Current: 26.24

12.79
217.02
ROA (%) 8.81
XRS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. XRS: 8.81 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.25   Max: 21.75
Current: 8.81

8.25
21.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 81.23
XRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.21 vs. XRS: 81.23 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.13   Max: 366.77
Current: 81.23

27.13
366.77
Revenue Growth (%) 34.50
XRS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. XRS: 34.50 )
XRS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 37.4
Current: 34.5

0
37.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 23.60
XRS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. XRS: 23.60 )
XRS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.7
Current: 23.6

0
26.7
EPS Growth (%) 28.30
XRS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. XRS: 28.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 28.3
Current: 28.3

0
28.3
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Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

XRS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 337,000 sh (+29.33%)
Robert Karr 2,723,337 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 5,050,000 sh (-32.21%)
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Q4 2013

XRS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jeremy Grantham 883,713 sh (New)
Jim Simons 463,650 sh (+37.58%)
Robert Karr 2,723,337 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman 3,150,000 sh (-37.62%)
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Q1 2014

XRS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ron Baron 9,424 sh (New)
Jim Simons 659,755 sh (+42.3%)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
Robert Karr 2,602,707 sh (-4.43%)
Jeremy Grantham 570,112 sh (-35.49%)
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Q2 2014

XRS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Ron Baron 284,490 sh (+2918.78%)
Jeremy Grantham 675,144 sh (+18.42%)
Steven Cohen 71,100 sh (unchged)
Robert Karr 2,572,304 sh (-1.17%)
Jim Simons 625,400 sh (-5.21%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with XRS

(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
Ron Baron 2014-06-30 Add 2918.78%0.03%$20.22 - $27.74 $ 35.5450%284490
Ron Baron 2014-03-31 New Buy$21.15 - $25.61 $ 35.5450%9424
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0204%$10.06 - $12.98 $ 35.54207%0
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Top Ranked Articles about TAL Education Group

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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 40.40
XRS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 28.90 vs. XRS: 40.40 )
XRS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 19.7   Max: 71.38
Current: 40.4

19.7
71.38
P/B 10.50
XRS's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. XRS: 10.50 )
XRS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 10.95
Current: 10.5

2.77
10.95
P/S 8.40
XRS's P/S is ranked lower than
63% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. XRS: 8.40 )
XRS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 14.39
Current: 8.4

2.79
14.39
EV-to-EBIT 33.97
XRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
58% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.18 vs. XRS: 33.97 )
XRS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 59.4
Current: 33.97

12
59.4
PEG 1.49
XRS's PEG is ranked higher than
88% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. XRS: 1.49 )
XRS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.49

0
1.7
Current Ratio 2.27
XRS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. XRS: 2.27 )
XRS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.27

1.02
3.5
Quick Ratio 2.27
XRS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. XRS: 2.27 )
XRS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.02   Max: 3.5
Current: 2.27

1.02
3.5

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 1.80
XRS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
58% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. XRS: 1.80 )
XRS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 5.65
Current: 1.8

5.04
5.65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.80
XRS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
60% of the 72 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. XRS: 1.80 )
XRS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 5.65
Current: 1.8

5.04
5.65
Share Buyback Rate -5.30
XRS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
51% of the 91 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 vs. XRS: -5.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -7.8
Current: -5.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 34.20
XRS's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
85% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. XRS: 34.20 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 22.11
Current: 34.2

6.05
22.11
Price/Net Current Asset Value 30.90
XRS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. XRS: 30.90 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 19.99
Current: 30.9

6.05
19.99
Price/Tangible Book 11.70
XRS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
51% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.61 vs. XRS: 11.70 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 8.44
Current: 11.7

2.8
8.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
XRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. XRS: 1.60 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.6

0.54
2.63
Price/Graham Number 4.70
XRS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
59% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.26 vs. XRS: 4.70 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 5.31
Current: 4.7

1.56
5.31
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.90
XRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. XRS: 2.90 )
XRS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.3
Current: 2.9

1.7
8.3

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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Traded in other countries:IZZ.Germany
TAL Education Group is a K-12 after-school tutoring service provider in China. It delivers its tutoring services through small classes, personalized premium services and online course offerings.
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