Career Education Corp. (NASDAQ:CECO)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A dynamic educational services company committed to quality, career-focused learning and led by passionate professionals who inspire individual worth and lifelong achievement.

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Member Avatar OklaBoston (67.60) Submitted: 10/19/2014 8:46:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.28 CECO Score: -6.12

Bottoming out after a fall from $18 years ago.

No open market sells by senior executives since last September and multiple buys by the CEO, CFO, and 2 directors since then.

HELLO UPSIDE!

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Member Avatar jhugh (< 20) Submitted: 9/17/2014 2:11:45 PM : Outperform Start Price: $5.14 CECO Score: +3.52

stabilizing enrollment, right sizing, then sale of company

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Member Avatar Charbroil121 (82.46) Submitted: 5/10/2012 5:13:06 AM : Outperform Start Price: $7.05 CECO Score: -70.10

This company is trading at one fifth (not five times, _one fifth_) of it's annual free cash flow. In short, unless it goes under, it's priced for major increases.

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Member Avatar rangerkjtp (< 20) Submitted: 12/24/2011 1:55:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $7.84 CECO Score: -89.49

WIth a portfolio of schools spanning over multiple sectors with multiple brands rather than just diversifying in too many degree programs with one brand (often diluting margins), CECO is positioned well in Business, IT and Health. All Sectors which are expecting positive job growth in the coming years. This is an essential ingredient to overcoming Gainful Employment and Default issues plaguing higher ed and proprietary ed particularly. CECO's made some tough decisions in management, admissions and program selection in the past 6 months that could put them ahead of the pack over the next 2 to 4 year period. These changes are geared toward anchoring quality student outcomes and solid returns for investors.

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Member Avatar 1stMartian (< 20) Submitted: 12/4/2011 8:50:31 AM : Underperform Start Price: $7.45 CECO Score: +85.20

Steven Tober has been selling shares all year. Increased competition from traditional universities. CECO will spend the year regrouping and that's if the federal government doesn't make for-profit secondary education providers obsolete.

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Member Avatar hogdoc (< 20) Submitted: 11/4/2011 1:20:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $7.97 CECO Score: -91.77

I believe the recent drop in share prices is overreaction

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Member Avatar MCMAccelGrowth (81.00) Submitted: 5/4/2009 12:00:55 AM : Underperform Start Price: $21.25 CECO Score: +199.72

Yes 500M cash but 31.95 P/E in this environment?

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Member Avatar elingford (25.59) Submitted: 4/7/2009 7:50:34 PM : Underperform Start Price: $21.45 CECO Score: +217.67

The group of school stocks seems to be topping after a strong run up in the latter half of 2008. This stock is forming the right shoulder of a head and shoulders top formation. In addition, I anticipate a leg down in the overall markets. So odds are this stock along with LOPE, ESI, CPLA, etc will tank hard.

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Member Avatar srk85 (< 20) Submitted: 1/25/2009 4:15:00 PM : Underperform Start Price: $21.78 CECO Score: +215.31

Overvalued compared to industry.

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Member Avatar hudginsga (42.23) Submitted: 4/25/2008 12:03:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $17.65 CECO Score: -119.02

Career Education Corp. is a stock that will have a steady return on it through the years. It's schools are located in the US and overseas in Europe as well as online. They are a dynamic educational services company committed to quality, career-focused learning and led by passionate professionals who inspire individual worth and lifelong achievement. Since our founding in 1994, they have progressed rapidly toward their goal of becoming the world’s leading provider of quality educational services. The schools and universities prepare students for professionally and personally rewarding careers through the operation of 75 plus on-ground campuses located throughout the United States and in France, Canada, Italy and the United Kingdom and three fully-online academic programs. They will have a continued growth throughout the years that will give a solid return with less risk than people would think.

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Member Avatar Huffer3 (86.23) Submitted: 3/29/2007 7:33:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $30.70 CECO Score: -129.09

S&P increased the their target price of CECO from $35 to $42.

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Member Avatar shorttheta (31.75) Submitted: 1/29/2007 12:36:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $28.61 CECO Score: -128.27

The math on this one is cake, look at what LAUR went out at, yes CECO has had its problems but the ship is being turned around, no debt and throws off a ton of cash. Last thing a democratic congress will want to do is shut down a school. Recent DOE reversal and possible changes in student loans could send this thing soaring

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Member Avatar TFNdaddy (45.69) Submitted: 1/29/2007 8:47:40 AM : Outperform Start Price: $28.07 CECO Score: -128.14

Career Education is probably the worst secondary education company in the country. It mainly runs culniary, technology and design programs but also has two online schools. The company has been under regulatory investigation for almost three years for financial, as well as academic, issues and the company's American Intercontinental University remains under serious regulatory restrictions.

Despite its poor track record with the education powers- that-be, its track record of cash flow generation is unmatched. The company generated over $250 mln in free cash flow last year and $230 mln the year before. And CECO is on track to match its historical results this year.

The company is also showing signs of life in battling the regulators. The Department of Education recently lifted growth restrictions on the company, indicating that, at the very least, CECO is moving in the right direction. In addition, CECO could hire a new CEO and/or divest of underperforming divisions.

Despite its poor track record, the stock is trading at about 10x Free Cash Flow, indicating the negatives are already discounted. Any additional positive announcements could spur the stock even higher.

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Member Avatar JDAAINOKI (< 20) Submitted: 1/24/2007 10:44:12 PM : Outperform Start Price: $26.64 CECO Score: -125.46

Morally I find it difficult to say anything positive about this company...personal experience has identified some major ethical issues with CEC..., but with the corporate sweeper coming through I would pick them as a buy over the next 6 months or so.

J

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Member Avatar drakewell (45.38) Submitted: 11/14/2006 8:15:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.00 CECO Score: -127.77

This one is about to turn the corner. Hop on for a nice ride. Look for the "dumbocrats" to pad the back, front, and side pockets of our Liberal educators... $50 here I come.

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Member Avatar gsacco (< 20) Submitted: 9/25/2006 6:38:42 AM : Outperform Start Price: $21.65 CECO Score: -134.29

stock took a beating and tumbled after poor quarterly report. Company has lots of cash and has been making money in spite of management issues and government investigations. Still leary about management and ongoing proxy fights. Think the sector may take off as laid off manufacturing workers will be looking to retrain.

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