Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, educational travel specialist Ambassadors Group (NASDAQ:EPAX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Ambassadors' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Ambassadors Group facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Spokane, Wash. (1967)

Market Cap

$245.1 million


Education and training services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$103.9 million


CEO Jeffrey Thomas (since 2001)
CFO Chadwick Byrd (since 2005)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years, Not Including Quarter Just Ended)



$109.5 million / $0

Dividend Yield


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96.5% of the 493 members who have rated Ambassadors believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars SlowThought and TSIF, both of whom are ranked in the top 15% of our community.

Just last Friday, SlowThought helped school Fools on several of the stock's positives: "Revenue decline seems to be bottoming out. Good cash flow, good margin, and a dividend."

In a pitch from one day earlier, TSIF expands on Ambassadors' recent miss as a tasty turnaround opportunity. Here's an excerpt:

With a 20% stock price trimming today after disappointing Mr. Market with it’s earnings I gave it another look. The recession has clearly affected it as it’s bookings for student travel have dropped significantly. Ambassadors has a niche market moving around students, athletes and professionals domestically and worldwide. … With profit margins of 20% and operating margins of 29% even in a period of no growth the revenue and cash flow stream are impressive … If the economy continues to lag, swine flu becomes an issue, or airline travel becomes undesirable then there might be a better entry point down the line, but at this time, the buy low and sell high model points to taking a chance.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Apollo Group is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, Johnson & Johnson is a choice of Income Investor, and Ambassadors is a Motley Fool Hidden Gems recommendation. The Fool owns shares of Ambassadors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.