LINC Stock Overview
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States.
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Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$5.65|
|52 Week High||US$8.20|
|52 Week Low||US$4.94|
|1 Month Change||-11.02%|
|3 Month Change||-11.02%|
|1 Year Change||-18.47%|
|3 Year Change||146.19%|
|5 Year Change||153.36%|
|Change since IPO||-71.99%|
Recent News & Updates
What Is Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's (NASDAQ:LINC) Share Price Doing?
While Lincoln Educational Services Corporation ( NASDAQ:LINC ) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment...
Lincoln Educational Services Q2 2022 Earnings Preview
Lincoln Educational Services (NASDAQ:LINC) is scheduled to announce Q2 earnings results on Monday, August 8th, before market open. The consensus EPS Estimate is $0.06 (flat Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $83.47M (+3.7% Y/Y).
|LINC||US Consumer Services||US Market|
Return vs Industry: LINC exceeded the US Consumer Services industry which returned -26.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: LINC matched the US Market which returned -18.2% over the past year.
|LINC Average Weekly Movement||6.4%|
|Consumer Services Industry Average Movement||8.4%|
|Market Average Movement||6.9%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.5%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.8%|
Stable Share Price: LINC is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.
Volatility Over Time: LINC's weekly volatility (6%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides various career-oriented post-secondary education services to high school graduates and working adults in the United States. The company operates in two segments: Transportation and Skilled Trades, and Healthcare and Other Professions. It offers associate’s degree, and diploma and certificate programs in automotive technology; skilled trades programs, including electrical, heating and air conditioning repair, welding, computerized numerical control, and electrical and electronic systems technology; health science programs comprising nursing, dental and medical assistant, claim examiner, medical administrative assistant, etc.; hospitality services programs, such as culinary, therapeutic massage, cosmetology, and aesthetics; and information technology programs.
Lincoln Educational Services Fundamentals Summary
|LINC fundamental statistics|
Is LINC overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|LINC income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$143.60m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jun 30, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||0.79|
|Net Profit Margin||6.20%|
How did LINC perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is LINC undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 4/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio
Below Fair Value
Significantly Below Fair Value
Key Valuation Metric
Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for LINC?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is LINC's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does LINC's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|LINC PE Ratio vs Peers|
|Company||PE||Estimated Growth||Market Cap|
JZ Jianzhi Education Technology Group
UTI Universal Technical Institute
STG Sunlands Technology Group
COE 51Talk Online Education Group
LINC Lincoln Educational Services
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: LINC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.2x) compared to the peer average (9.1x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does LINC's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Consumer Services Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: LINC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.2x) compared to the US Consumer Services industry average (15.1x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is LINC's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||7.2x|
|Fair PE Ratio||11.5x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: LINC is good value based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (7.2x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (11.5x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of LINC when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: LINC ($5.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($3.46)
Significantly Below Fair Value: LINC is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Analyst Price Targets
What is the analyst 12-month forecast and do we have any statistical confidence in the consensus price target?
Analyst Forecast: Target price is more than 20% higher than the current share price and analysts are within a statistically confident range of agreement.
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How is Lincoln Educational Services forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 4 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: LINC's forecast earnings growth (2.4% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: LINC's earnings (2.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.8% per year).
High Growth Earnings: LINC's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: LINC's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: LINC's revenue (2.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if LINC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
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How has Lincoln Educational Services performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score2/6
Past Performance Score 2/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: LINC has a large one-off gain of $37.7M impacting its June 30 2022 financial results.
Growing Profit Margin: LINC's current net profit margins (6.2%) are lower than last year (13.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: LINC has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 72.9% per year.
Accelerating Growth: LINC's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.
Earnings vs Industry: LINC had negative earnings growth (-51.1%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Consumer Services industry average (9.7%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: LINC's Return on Equity (20.5%) is considered high.
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How is Lincoln Educational Services's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: LINC's short term assets ($111.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($58.2M).
Long Term Liabilities: LINC's short term assets ($111.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($88.7M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: LINC is debt free.
Reducing Debt: LINC has no debt compared to 5 years ago when its debt to equity ratio was 22.6%.
Debt Coverage: LINC has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: LINC has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Lincoln Educational Services's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Cash Flow Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
|Lincoln Educational Services Dividend Yield vs Market|
|Company (Lincoln Educational Services)||0%|
|Market Bottom 25% (US)||1.6%|
|Market Top 25% (US)||4.5%|
|Industry Average (Consumer Services)||2.0%|
|Analyst forecast in 3 Years (Lincoln Educational Services)||n/a|
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LINC's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LINC's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LINC's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LINC's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: LINC is not paying a notable dividend for the US market.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as LINC has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Scott Shaw (59 yo)
Mr. Scott M. Shaw serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Mr. Shaw has been Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Educational Services Corporation since July 1, 20...
CEO Compensation Analysis
|Scott Shaw's Compensation vs Lincoln Educational Services Earnings|
|Date||Total Comp.||Salary||Company Earnings|
|Jun 30 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2022||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2021||US$2m||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2021||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2020||US$2m||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2020||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2019||US$977k||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2019||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2018||US$755k||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2018||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2017||US$505k||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2017||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2016||US$1m||US$500k|
|Sep 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Jun 30 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Mar 31 2016||n/a||n/a|
|Dec 31 2015||US$910k||US$470k|
Compensation vs Market: Scott's total compensation ($USD1.69M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.72M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Scott's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: LINC's management team is seasoned and experienced (7.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: LINC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
|03 Dec 21||BuyUS$884,020||Juniper Investment Company, LLC||Company||122,563||US$7.22|
|02 Dec 21||SellUS$108,450||James Burke||Individual||15,000||US$7.23|
|01 Dec 21||BuyUS$917,367||Juniper Investment Company, LLC||Company||128,527||US$7.15|
|26 Nov 21||BuyUS$454,676||Juniper Investment Company, LLC||Company||65,895||US$6.90|
|18 Nov 21||SellUS$40,425||James Burke||Individual||5,500||US$7.35|
|15 Nov 21||SellUS$220,200||Ronald Harbour||Individual||30,000||US$7.34|
|12 Nov 21||SellUS$16,585||James Burke||Individual||2,272||US$7.30|
|11 Nov 21||SellUS$395,503||James Burke||Individual||54,871||US$7.22|
|10 Nov 21||BuyUS$102,060||Juniper Investment Company, LLC||Company||14,000||US$7.29|
|Owner Type||Number of Shares||Ownership Percentage|
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
|Ownership||Name||Shares||Current Value||Change %||Portfolio %|
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation's employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
- Ticker: LINC
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1946
- Industry: Education Services
- Sector: Consumer Services
- Implied Market Cap: US$151.530m
- Shares outstanding: 26.82m
- Website: https://www.lincolntech.edu
Number of Employees
- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
- 14 Sylvan Way
- Suite A
- New Jersey
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|LINC||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jun 2005|
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/10/05 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/10/05 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.