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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SLP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. SLP: No Debt )
SLP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.88
SLP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SLP: 0.88 )
SLP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.88

-0.25
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
SLP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. SLP: No Debt )
SLP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 35.71   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

35.71
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 32.12
M-Score: -2.71
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 40.43
SLP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. SLP: 40.43 )
SLP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -46.89   Max: 40.43
Current: 40.43

-46.89
40.43
Net-margin (%) 28.67
SLP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SLP: 28.67 )
SLP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -80.77   Max: 45.69
Current: 28.67

-80.77
45.69
ROE (%) 20.27
SLP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. SLP: 20.27 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -161.54   Max: 76.4
Current: 20.27

-161.54
76.4
ROA (%) 17.97
SLP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. SLP: 17.97 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -105   Max: 63.16
Current: 17.97

-105
63.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 178.21
SLP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. SLP: 178.21 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -422.02   Max: 546.44
Current: 178.21

-422.02
546.44
Revenue Growth (%) -1.60
SLP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. SLP: -1.60 )
SLP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.8
Current: -1.6

0
17.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.50
SLP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SLP: 10.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.7
Current: 10.5

0
81.7
EPS Growth (%) 11.50
SLP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. SLP: 11.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -68.2   Max: 71
Current: 11.5

-68.2
71
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.00
SLP's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. SLP: 34.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.77   Max: 95.19
Current: 34

3.77
95.19
P/B 6.80
SLP's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SLP: 6.80 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 17.31
Current: 6.8

1.34
17.31
P/S 9.37
SLP's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SLP: 9.37 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 16.92
Current: 9.37

1.64
16.92
PFCF 35.10
SLP's PFCF is ranked lower than
60% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. SLP: 35.10 )
SLP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 337.5
Current: 35.1

6.21
337.5
EV-to-EBIT 20.40
SLP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
53% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. SLP: 20.40 )
SLP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 304.6
Current: 20.4

3.5
304.6
PEG 2.00
SLP's PEG is ranked higher than
59% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SLP: 2.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 4.05
Current: 2

0.28
4.05
Shiller P/E 40.20
SLP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. SLP: 40.20 )
SLP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 108.79
Current: 40.2

9.67
108.79

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.52
SLP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
68% of the 822 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SLP: 2.52 )
SLP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.34
Current: 2.52

1.1
7.34
Dividend Payout 0.90
SLP's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
65% of the 656 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.35 vs. SLP: 0.90 )
SLP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.38
Current: 0.9

0.5
2.38
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.50
SLP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
65% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. SLP: 2.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.34
Current: 2.5

1.1
7.34
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
SLP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 1057 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SLP: 0.40 )
SLP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -58.9
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 11.20
SLP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
56% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.30 vs. SLP: 11.20 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.79   Max: 65.65
Current: 11.2

2.79
65.65
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.50
SLP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
56% of the 672 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.00 vs. SLP: 9.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.04   Max: 70
Current: 9.5

2.04
70
Price/Tangible Book 8.50
SLP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
70% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SLP: 8.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.74   Max: 37.8
Current: 8.5

1.74
37.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.80
SLP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
61% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SLP: 2.80 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 10.24
Current: 2.8

0.71
10.24
Price/Median PS Value 2.40
SLP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SLP: 2.40 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3.45
Current: 2.4

0.1
3.45
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.00
SLP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SLP: 2.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 10.12
Current: 2

0.4
10.12
Price/Graham Number 3.50
SLP's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SLP: 3.50 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 14.6
Current: 3.5

0.64
14.6
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
SLP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SLP: 4.90 )
SLP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 28.6
Current: 4.9

0.3
28.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 18.46
SLP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. SLP: 18.46 )
SLP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -16.8   Max: 49.5
Current: 18.46

-16.8
49.5

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:SD3.Germany
Simulations Plus, Inc. was incorporated on July 17, 1996. On August 29, 1996, the shareholders of Words+, Inc. exchanged their 2,000 shares of Words+, Inc. common stock for 2,200,000 shares of Simulations Plus, Inc. common stock, and Words+, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Simulations Plus, Inc. The Company designs and develops pharmaceutical simulation software to promote cost-effective solutions to a number of problems in pharmaceutical research and in the education of pharmacy and medical students. The Company also develops and sells interactive, educational software programs that simulate science experiments conducted in middle school, high school, and junior college science classes as well as a productivity software program called Abbreviate! that was moved from the Words+ subsidiary to Simulations Plus. In addition, the Company's subsidiary designs and develops computer software and manufactures augmentative communication devices and computer access products that provide a voice for those who cannot speak and allow physically disabled persons to operate a standard computer. The Company currently offers five software products for pharmaceutical research: ADMET Predictor, MedChem Studio, MedChem Designer, DDDPlus, and GastroPlus. The Company markets its pharmaceutical software and consulting services through attendance and presentations at scientific meetings, exhibits at trade shows, seminars at pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, through its web pages on the Internet, and using various communication media to the Company's compiled database of prospect and customer names.

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