Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM) Hits New Lifetime High

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Bright Horizons Family Solutions ( BFAM) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Bright Horizons Family Solutions as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • BFAM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $19.3 million.
  • BFAM has traded 9,374 shares today.
  • BFAM is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on BFAM:

Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. provides child care, early education, and other services for employers and families. It operates through three segments: Full-Service Center-Based Child Care, Back-Up Dependent Care, and Other Educational Advisory Services. BFAM has a PE ratio of 48. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Bright Horizons Family Solutions a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Bright Horizons Family Solutions has been 229,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Bright Horizons Family has a market cap of $4.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. The stock has a beta of 0.20 and a short float of 2.9% with 3.66 days to cover. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Bright Horizons Family Solutions as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN has improved earnings per share by 43.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN increased its bottom line by earning $1.07 versus $0.15 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.83 versus $1.07).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Diversified Consumer Services industry. The net income increased by 33.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $15.38 million to $20.56 million.
  • Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 12.8%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.2%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Diversified Consumer Services industry and the overall market, BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN's return on equity exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 60.80% to $27.24 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, BRIGHT HORIZONS FAMILY SOLTN has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -62.12%.

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