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Bellwether Report

March 22, 2010 10:20 ET

Evolution -- Education Industry at Its Best

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) - -- The post-secondary education market in the US is a billion dollar industry. In the past decades, as internet access became more and more a vital part of modern society, there has been a major shift from traditional classroom or lecture-room education to online education. Nearly 35% of adults hold a bachelor's degree in the United States, many of which were able to do so through online education systems. Online education market has become a tremendous success in US and millions of students are signing up through this easy-to-access academic medium.

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"The leading four online education providers are earning huge profit year after year. The revenue for these online 'distance-learning' providers is expected to come out 30% range YOY. Their cash position is impressive and they are maintaining healthy growth rates," commented George Turner of One can look at interesting plays like Corinthian Colleges Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO) and DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV) in the education industry and see how they are molding the future of the education system. Download the free analytical research on Corinthian Colleges Inc. and DeVry Inc. by signing up today at or

Schools like Corinthian Colleges, University of Phoenix and DeVry have reached to the top within a short span of time due to high demand for online education facilities. These schools present to academic adherents the chance to prepare and complete a degree at a self-determined tempo and at the venue of their choice as they simply need a personal computer or laptop with internet connectivity; options that conventional curriculum simply do not offer.

Clearly the online education industry is an outstanding prospective field from an investor's standpoint. The profit margins and earnings in this sector are appealing. An uninterrupted profit margin of around 15% to 25% is achievable with a handsome earnings yield and ROI. APOL and ESI are the most striking examples with an earnings yield over 7%. This sector has been performing well on trading terms and as a whole by providing education with a positive revolutionary prospect.

DeVry Inc., a diversified for-profit education company, offers undergraduate and graduate programs in business and technology fields, which contributes 68 percent of revenue. Under its health-care segment, the company offers medical and veterinarian programs and nursing & allied health degrees which accounts for 25 percent of its revenue.

After initially focusing on technology, the company diversified out of tech programs, after being hit hard by the technology bubble.

Earlier this month, for-profit education company's transformation and said the company is poised to have earnings power next year thanks to its margins and revenue improvements. The Company's second quarter results were robust. The company has returned 18 percent year-to-date and 47 percent over a 1-year period. Get more on DeVry Inc. by signing up for a free membership at

Corinthian Colleges Inc. is a for-profit education firm with operations in the United States and Canada. Corinthian Colleges has recently announced on January 4th that they completed the acquisition of Heald College, which will be a growth driver in 2010.

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