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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
LOV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.78 vs. LOV: No Debt )
LOV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.96   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.43
LOV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
62% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. LOV: 0.43 )
LOV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 1
Current: 0.43

0.24
1
Interest Coverage No Debt
LOV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. LOV: No Debt )
LOV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.32
M-Score: -3.05
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -17.45
LOV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. LOV: -17.45 )
LOV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -62.79   Max: 16.27
Current: -17.45

-62.79
16.27
Net-margin (%) -17.84
LOV's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. LOV: -17.84 )
LOV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -78.39   Max: 13.77
Current: -17.84

-78.39
13.77
ROE (%) -81.86
LOV's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. LOV: -81.86 )
LOV' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -204.37   Max: 38.32
Current: -81.86

-204.37
38.32
ROA (%) -35.12
LOV's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. LOV: -35.12 )
LOV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -63.95   Max: 20.59
Current: -35.12

-63.95
20.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -310.54
LOV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.94 vs. LOV: -310.54 )
LOV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -310.54   Max: 553.12
Current: -310.54

-310.54
553.12
Revenue Growth (%) 15.40
LOV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 58 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. LOV: 15.40 )
LOV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.1   Max: 68.5
Current: 15.4

-8.1
68.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

LOV Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Whitney Tilson 235,060 sh (+13.09%)
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Q2 2013

LOV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 71,900 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 478,807 sh (+103.7%)
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Q3 2013

LOV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons Sold Out
Whitney Tilson 451,764 sh (-5.65%)
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Q4 2013

LOV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 25,000 sh (New)
Whitney Tilson 387,919 sh (-14.13%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 8.05
LOV's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 79 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. LOV: 8.05 )
LOV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 20.74
Current: 8.05

1.76
20.74
P/S 1.66
LOV's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. LOV: 1.66 )
LOV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.02
Current: 1.66

0.88
3.02
EV-to-EBIT -8.77
LOV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.60 vs. LOV: -8.77 )
LOV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 78.2
Current: -8.77

5.3
78.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 33.80
LOV's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. LOV: 33.80 )
LOV' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 4.64   Max: 260
Current: 33.8

4.64
260
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.50
LOV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
65% of the 43 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. LOV: 6.50 )
LOV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 7.9
Current: 6.5

0.68
7.9
Price/Median PS Value 0.92
LOV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 80 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. LOV: 0.92 )
LOV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 1.45
Current: 0.92

0.58
1.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.90
LOV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
70% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. LOV: 1.90 )
LOV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 18.9
Current: 1.9

1.3
18.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.31
LOV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 50 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. LOV: 1.31 )
LOV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 10.6
Current: 1.31

8.8
10.6

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
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Traded in other countries:37S.Germany
Spark Networks, Inc. is an online personal service provider which operated dating websites in various parts of the world. Its websites include JDate.com, CristianMingle.com, SilverSingles.com and BlackSingles.com.

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