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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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.22
SCIL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. SCIL: 0.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SCIL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.22
Equity-to-Asset -2.14
SCIL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SCIL: -2.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SCIL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.14  Med: -0.01 Max: 0.87
Current: -2.14
-2.14
0.87
Interest Coverage 0.80
SCIL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 53.41 vs. SCIL: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SCIL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 0.8
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -27.60
Beneish M-Score: 1.41
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 5.98
SCIL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
54% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SCIL: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SCIL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.16  Med: -4.05 Max: 9.26
Current: 5.98
-39.16
9.26
Net Margin % 0.40
SCIL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
65% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SCIL: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SCIL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.29  Med: -4.05 Max: 8.68
Current: 0.4
-34.29
8.68
ROA % 1.47
SCIL's ROA % is ranked lower than
59% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. SCIL: 1.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SCIL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.51  Med: -6.9 Max: 22.52
Current: 1.47
-61.51
22.52
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 212.62
SCIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
91% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.26 vs. SCIL: 212.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SCIL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -444.52  Med: -124.37 Max: 307.26
Current: 212.62
-444.52
307.26
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.50
SCIL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
84% of the 127 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SCIL: -16.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SCIL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.2  Med: -2.3 Max: 17
Current: -16.5
-28.2
17
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -71.50
SCIL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99% of the 84 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SCIL: -71.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SCIL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -72.5  Med: -28.9 Max: 196.2
Current: -71.5
-72.5
196.2
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services    NAICS: 611699    SIC: 8299
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Scientific Learning Corp is an education company. The Company accelerates learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns in online and on-premise software solutions.

Scientific Learning Corporation was incorporated in 1995 in the State of California and was reincorporated in 1997 in the State of Delaware. The Company is an education company that accelerates learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns in online and on-premise software solutions. It provides its learning solutions mainly to U.S. K-12 schools in traditional brick-and-mortar, virtual or blended learning settings and also to parents and learning centers, in more than 45 countries around the world. The Company's easy-to-use and easy-to-access web-based platforms are able to effectively deliver individualized learning opportunities to a large number of students simultaneously. Its Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant educational software products are now available on its browser- based SciLEARN Enterprise software platform and its on-demand platform MySciLEARN On Demand. The SciLEARN Enterprise and MySciLEARN platforms meet the needs of institution and district-wide installations by providing scalability, remote access, centralized reporting, asynchronous online professional development, and ease of administration for multiple campuses. The Company's products are available worldwide to educational institutions, speech and language clinics, learning centers and parents. The Company's flagship Fast ForWord family of products was built on the foundation that the learning brain can improve through exercise - the concept of brain fitness. The Fast ForWord products are now web-based, improving ease-of-use, access and overall effectiveness of the products. The Fast ForWord Language products for elementary learners and the Literacy products for adolescent learners build foundational reading and language skills to help districts move below grade level learners to be successful learners in the general classroom. These products include Fast ForWord Language v2, Fast ForWord Language to Reading v2, Fast ForWord Literacy and Fast ForWord Literacy Advanced. The Fast ForWord Reading products build learning capacity through developing cognitive skills using exercises focused on critical 'reading to learn' abilities. The Reading product exercises focus on phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding, spelling, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Reading Assistant provides a one-on-one reading tutor for every learner. This unique software combines advanced speech verification technology with scientifically-based interventions to provide help just when a learner needs it, strengthening their reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Progress Tracker, its Internet-based data analysis and reporting tool, analyzes student learning results to provide diagnostic and prescriptive intervention information and allows educators to track and report their students' learning progress. The BrainSpark products are targeted at learners ages five through thirteen who are at or above grade level and want to improve their overall learning potential.

Ratios

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PS Ratio 1.09
SCIL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SCIL: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SCIL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.95 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.09
0.11
3.16
EV-to-EBIT 17.93
SCIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 vs. SCIL: 17.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCIL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -276.7  Med: -2.3 Max: 136.3
Current: 17.93
-276.7
136.3
EV-to-EBITDA 15.56
SCIL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
67% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.72 vs. SCIL: 15.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SCIL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2429.4  Med: -1.4 Max: 1089.6
Current: 15.56
-2429.4
1089.6
Current Ratio 0.47
SCIL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SCIL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCIL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.93 Max: 7.59
Current: 0.47
0.33
7.59
Quick Ratio 0.47
SCIL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SCIL: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCIL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.93 Max: 7.59
Current: 0.47
0.33
7.59
Days Sales Outstanding 52.24
SCIL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
60% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCIL: 52.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCIL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.62  Med: 40.79 Max: 63.19
Current: 52.24
28.62
63.19
Days Payable 22.76
SCIL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. SCIL: 22.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCIL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.78  Med: 25.59 Max: 46.75
Current: 22.76
10.78
46.75

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.30
SCIL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
61% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. SCIL: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SCIL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.5  Med: -2.7 Max: -1.2
Current: -1.3
-60.5
-1.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.15
SCIL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
60% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. SCIL: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SCIL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.59 Max: 17.8
Current: 1.15
0.27
17.8
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 5.58
SCIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
56% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. SCIL: 5.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SCIL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 7 Max: 45.8
Current: 5.58
0.7
45.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $17.40
Beta-1.67
Short Percentage of Float0.77%
52-Week Range $0.15 - 0.61
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.39
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: SCIL, RXN, RICK, APU, STAG Apr 09 2012 
Scientific Learning Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 02 2010 
Scientific Learning Corporation SCIL - A Quality Product Does Not Guarantee Profits Sep 23 2010 
Scientific Learning Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 13 2010 
Scientific Learning Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 28 2010 
Scientific Learning Corp. (SCIL) CFO Robert E. Feller sells 5,000 Shares Dec 04 2009 
Scientific Learning Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 06 2009 
Scientific Learning Corp. (SCIL) CEO David Andrew Myers buys 2,000 Shares Sep 11 2009 
Scientific Learning Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 11 2009 
Scientific Learning Corp. (SCIL) CEO David Andrew Myers buys 4,750 Shares Jun 04 2009 

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