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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 : 3/10

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Cash to Debt 0.57
SCIL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. SCIL: 0.57 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.57   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.57

Equity to Asset -1.50
SCIL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
72% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SCIL: -1.50 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 0.82
Current: -1.5

-1.5
0.82
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -22.03
M-Score: -5.45
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -32.26
SCIL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SCIL: -32.26 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -190.38   Max: 13.17
Current: -32.26

-190.38
13.17
Net-margin (%) -29.46
SCIL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. SCIL: -29.46 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -205.77   Max: 13.88
Current: -29.46

-205.77
13.88
ROA (%) -54.78
SCIL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. SCIL: -54.78 )
SCIL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -91.26   Max: 26.85
Current: -54.78

-91.26
26.85
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -452.45
SCIL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 26.34 vs. SCIL: -452.45 )
SCIL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1568.42   Max: 867.32
Current: -452.45

-1568.42
867.32
Revenue Growth (%) -27.60
SCIL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SCIL: -27.60 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -27.6   Max: 17
Current: -27.6

-27.6
17
EBITDA Growth (%) -17.90
SCIL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. SCIL: -17.90 )
SCIL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -69.4   Max: 236.2
Current: -17.9

-69.4
236.2
EPS Growth (%) -20.60
SCIL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -5.90 vs. SCIL: -20.60 )
SCIL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -72.5   Max: 196.2
Current: -20.6

-72.5
196.2
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Ratios

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P/S 0.21
SCIL's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SCIL: 0.21 )
SCIL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 4.06
Current: 0.21

0.11
4.06
EV-to-EBIT -0.95
SCIL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.69 vs. SCIL: -0.95 )
SCIL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.5   Max: 200.2
Current: -0.95

9.5
200.2
Current Ratio 0.47
SCIL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SCIL: 0.47 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 5.36
Current: 0.47

0.43
5.36
Quick Ratio 0.47
SCIL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SCIL: 0.47 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 5.36
Current: 0.47

0.43
5.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.13
SCIL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 131 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SCIL: 0.13 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 11.59
Current: 0.13

0.16
11.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 22.50
SCIL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 105 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. SCIL: 22.50 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 10.5
Current: 22.5

0.5
10.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -71.05
SCIL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
65% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. SCIL: -71.05 )
SCIL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -24   Max: 2.2
Current: -71.05

-24
2.2

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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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.
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