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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
81% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. LOV: No Debt )
LOV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.76   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.36
LOV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
54% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. LOV: 0.36 )
LOV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.36

0.32
0.72
Interest Coverage No Debt
LOV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. LOV: No Debt )
LOV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.60
M-Score: -3.29
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -17.45
LOV's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 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
68% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 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
73% of the 73 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.99 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
72% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 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
74% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.09 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
85% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 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

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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Q1 2014

LOV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 30,800 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 37,500 sh (+50%)
Whitney Tilson 441,319 sh (+13.77%)
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Top Ranked Articles about Spark Networks Inc

What’s LOV Got to Do with It? Gurus Embrace Online Dating Companies
While we can’t be sure that online dating has much to do with finding love, Spark Networks Inc. (LOV) has a lot to do with dating all over the world in every kind of community. Spark Network is one of the top publicly traded online dating companies that include: IAC/InterActiveCorp. (IACI), FriendFinder Networks Inc. (FFN:US) and China’s Jiayuan.com International Ltd. (DATE). Read more...

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 13.00
LOV's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. LOV: 13.00 )
LOV' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.76   Max: 20.74
Current: 13

1.76
20.74
P/S 2.09
LOV's P/S is ranked lower than
52% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. LOV: 2.09 )
LOV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 3.02
Current: 2.09

0.88
3.02
EV-to-EBIT -11.20
LOV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.18 vs. LOV: -11.20 )
LOV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.3   Max: 78.2
Current: -11.2

5.3
78.2
Current Ratio 0.93
LOV's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. LOV: 0.93 )
LOV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.93

0.56
2.33
Quick Ratio 0.93
LOV's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. LOV: 0.93 )
LOV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.33
Current: 0.93

0.56
2.33

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 22.60
LOV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LOV: 22.60 )
LOV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 19.37
Current: 22.6

0.68
19.37
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
LOV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. LOV: 1.20 )
LOV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.2

0.51
1.58
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
LOV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
68% of the 74 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. LOV: 1.80 )
LOV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 18.9
Current: 1.8

1.3
18.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.22
LOV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
54% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Personal Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. LOV: 0.22 )
LOV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 8.8   Max: 10.6
Current: 0.22

8.8
10.6

Business Description

Industry: Personal Services » Personal Services
Compare:STAN, HRB, CSV, TUC, SCI » details
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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Osmium Partners Presentation - Spark Networks Inc. May 23 2014 
What’s LOV Got to Do with It? Gurus Embrace Online Dating Companies Sep 09 2013 
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Spark Networks Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 12 2010 
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Spark Networks Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 12 2009 
Spark Networks Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 13 2009 
Spark Networks Inc Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 14 2009 

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