Based on the aggregated intelligence of 160,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, education solutions specialist Cambium Learning Group (Nasdaq: ABCD) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Cambium facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (2002)

Market Cap

$168.9 million


Education services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$101.0 million


CEO Ronald Klausner
CFO Bradley Almond

Trailing-12-Month Return on Capital



$13.3 million / $169.9 million


McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP)
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LeapFrog Enterprises (NYSE: LF)

Key Customers

Honda (NYSE: HMC)
Deere (NYSE: DE)

Strategic Partners

Ford Motor (NYSE: F)
Motors Liquidation

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

On CAPS, 98.5% of the 69 members who have rated Cambium believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star pseud, who is ranked in the top 3% of our community, and jed71.

Two weeks ago, pseud schooled Fools on the stock's tasty risk/reward trade-off: 

Very thinly traded stock that almost nobody follows. Their trailing figures have a lot of one-time items that make the numbers look really bad. ... Looks dirt cheap even if no growth happens. Any future growth is a bonus.

In an earlier pitch, jed71 touched on the tailwinds working in Cambium's favor:

While health care and "green" initiatives have gotten a bunch of press, I don't believe many investors are paying attention to the education play. This is one of the top 3 initiatives of the current administration, and you can bet they will be throwing some big time money in its direction. ...

Since Cambium products / services support pretty standard learning initiatives (reading, writing, math, and language), it seems evident that these are the types of initiatives that will receive continued scrutiny from a testing and success standpoint. Cambium seems pretty well aligned to capitalize from this higher level of focus on education.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Ford is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor selection. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.