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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.59
SCIL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
73% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. SCIL: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCIL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.59
Equity to Asset -1.28
SCIL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
98% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SCIL: -1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCIL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 0.04 Max: 0.87
Current: -1.28
-1.5
0.87
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -20.30
M-Score: -5.52
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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Operating margin (%) -19.18
SCIL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.49 vs. SCIL: -19.18 )
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: 13.17
Current: -19.18
-39.16
13.17
Net-margin (%) -23.51
SCIL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. SCIL: -23.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCIL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.29  Med: -4.59 Max: 13.88
Current: -23.51
-34.29
13.88
ROA (%) -61.36
SCIL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. SCIL: -61.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCIL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.51  Med: -6.97 Max: 26.85
Current: -61.36
-61.51
26.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -451.89
SCIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.83 vs. SCIL: -451.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCIL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -444.52  Med: -129.10 Max: 867.32
Current: -451.89
-444.52
867.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -27.60
SCIL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCIL: -27.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCIL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.6  Med: 6.90 Max: 19.9
Current: -27.6
-27.6
19.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.20
SCIL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SCIL: -17.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCIL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.9  Med: -17.20 Max: 321.7
Current: -17.2
-73.9
321.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.60
SCIL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SCIL: -20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCIL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.5  Med: -24.90 Max: 177.7
Current: -20.6
-70.5
177.7
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Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
Compare:TSE:4319, HKSE:08363, TSE:4645, TSE:9696, BOM:533260, TSE:6096 » details
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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P/S 1.72
SCIL's P/S is ranked lower than
57% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SCIL: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCIL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.32 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.72
0.11
3.16
EV-to-EBIT 7.49
SCIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.74 vs. SCIL: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SCIL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -276.7  Med: -3.10 Max: 142.8
Current: 7.49
-276.7
142.8
EV-to-EBITDA 7.49
SCIL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
61% of the 109 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. SCIL: 7.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SCIL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2429.4  Med: -2.25 Max: 1089.6
Current: 7.49
-2429.4
1089.6
Current Ratio 0.67
SCIL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
83% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. SCIL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCIL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.97 Max: 7.59
Current: 0.67
0.33
7.59
Quick Ratio 0.67
SCIL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SCIL: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCIL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 0.97 Max: 7.59
Current: 0.67
0.33
7.59
Days Sales Outstanding 59.03
SCIL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
61% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.64 vs. SCIL: 59.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCIL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.72  Med: 42.35 Max: 66.71
Current: 59.03
31.72
66.71
Days Payable 27.31
SCIL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
56% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.13 vs. SCIL: 27.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SCIL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.2  Med: 25.59 Max: 46.75
Current: 27.31
10.2
46.75

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.33
SCIL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
79% of the 139 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SCIL: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCIL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.23 Max: 13.18
Current: 1.33
0.21
13.18
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.40
SCIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SCIL: 13.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCIL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 6.60 Max: 10.7
Current: 13.4
0.7
10.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $20.62
EPS (TTM) $ -0.20
Beta-3.98
Short Percentage of Float0.77%
52-Week Range $0.05 - 0.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.33

Analyst Estimate

Dec14 Dec15
Revenue (Mil $) 20 20
EPS ($) -0.14 -0.10
EPS without NRI ($) -0.14 -0.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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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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