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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
XRS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.14 vs. XRS: No Debt )
XRS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.54
XRS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. XRS: 0.54 )
XRS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 0.73
Current: 0.54

0.12
0.73
Interest Coverage No Debt
XRS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 99.53 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: 6
Z-Score: 6.44
M-Score: -2.49
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 13.63
XRS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.86 vs. XRS: 13.63 )
XRS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 11.72   Max: 24.18
Current: 13.63

11.72
24.18
Net-margin (%) 14.80
XRS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.34 vs. XRS: 14.80 )
XRS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 13.7   Max: 21.74
Current: 14.8

13.7
21.74
ROE (%) 17.47
XRS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.64 vs. XRS: 17.47 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 12.79   Max: 217.02
Current: 17.47

12.79
217.02
ROA (%) 10.58
XRS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. XRS: 10.58 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 8.25   Max: 21.75
Current: 10.58

8.25
21.75
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.45
XRS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. XRS: 40.45 )
XRS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 27.13   Max: 366.77
Current: 40.45

27.13
366.77
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

XRS Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Robert Karr 2,059,215 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 194,200 sh (-8.65%)
Chase Coleman 8,150,000 sh (-19.82%)
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Q2 2013

XRS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 260,564 sh (+34.17%)
Robert Karr 2,723,337 sh (+32.25%)
Chase Coleman 7,450,000 sh (-8.59%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with XRS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0204%$10.06 - $12.98 $ 21.989%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 40.40
XRS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
72% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 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 7.10
XRS's P/B is ranked lower than
88% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. XRS: 7.10 )
XRS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.77   Max: 8.92
Current: 7.1

2.77
8.92
P/S 6.10
XRS's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. XRS: 6.10 )
XRS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 14.39
Current: 6.1

2.79
14.39
EV-to-EBIT 31.30
XRS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.80 vs. XRS: 31.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 12   Max: 58.7
Current: 31.3

12
58.7

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
XRS's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
56% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. XRS: 2.20 )
XRS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 5.65
Current: 2.2

5.04
5.65
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.20
XRS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 69 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. XRS: 2.20 )
XRS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 5.04   Max: 5.65
Current: 2.2

5.04
5.65

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 14.30
XRS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
56% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. XRS: 14.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 12.88
Current: 14.3

6.05
12.88
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.80
XRS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.30 vs. XRS: 13.80 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 12.39
Current: 13.8

6.05
12.39
Price/Tangible Book 7.30
XRS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 98 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. XRS: 7.30 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.8   Max: 8.44
Current: 7.3

2.8
8.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
XRS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
68% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. XRS: 1.60 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.69
Current: 1.6

0.56
2.69
Price/Graham Number 3.40
XRS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. XRS: 3.40 )
XRS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.56   Max: 5.29
Current: 3.4

1.56
5.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.20
XRS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
77% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. XRS: 3.20 )
XRS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.3
Current: 3.2

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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