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Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BFAM) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of May 25 and a Sell Date of October 21 has resulted in a geometric average return of 10.6% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 7 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 7 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 7 years by an average of 0.02% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Consumer Discretionary sector, which runs from October 17 to April 12. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Consumer Discretionary Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 7 years of data is available for shares of BFAM, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions provides education and care solutions designed to help employers support their employees in managing their work/life balance. The company has three business segments: full-service center-based child care, backup care, and educational advisory services. The vast majority of the company’s revenue is generated by full-service center-based child care, which includes traditional center-based child care and early education services. Other services provided by the company include in-home child and elder care, tuition assistance, and education consulting. The company earns more than half of its revenue in North America.

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