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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SLP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. SLP: No Debt )
SLP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.26   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.74
SLP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 2011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SLP: 0.74 )
SLP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 0.9
Current: 0.74

0.2
0.9
Interest Coverage No Debt
SLP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 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: 7
Z-Score: 14.60
M-Score: -2.77
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 (%) 38.73
SLP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. SLP: 38.73 )
SLP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -46.89   Max: 40.43
Current: 38.73

-46.89
40.43
Net-margin (%) 26.40
SLP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. SLP: 26.40 )
SLP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -80.77   Max: 45.69
Current: 26.4

-80.77
45.69
ROE (%) 20.33
SLP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. SLP: 20.33 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -90.26   Max: 123.84
Current: 20.33

-90.26
123.84
ROA (%) 16.43
SLP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SLP: 16.43 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -72.69   Max: 90.24
Current: 16.43

-72.69
90.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 189.96
SLP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. SLP: 189.96 )
SLP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -471.37   Max: 276.44
Current: 189.96

-471.37
276.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 9.00
SLP's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SLP: 9.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 17.8
Current: 9

0
17.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.90
SLP's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. SLP: 6.90 )
SLP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.7
Current: 6.9

0
81.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
SLP's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. SLP: 1.90 )
SLP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -68.2   Max: 71
Current: 1.9

-68.2
71
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SLP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 337,200 sh (+10.12%)
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Q1 2014

SLP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 352,700 sh (+4.6%)
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Q2 2014

SLP Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 8,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 376,800 sh (+6.83%)
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Q3 2014

SLP Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 398,200 sh (+5.68%)
Chuck Royce 8,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 36.40
SLP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 59.10 vs. SLP: 36.40 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.5   Max: 95.19
Current: 36.4

5.5
95.19
P/B 7.09
SLP's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. SLP: 7.09 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 17.31
Current: 7.09

1.34
17.31
P/S 9.51
SLP's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. SLP: 9.51 )
SLP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.64   Max: 16.92
Current: 9.51

1.64
16.92
PFCF 74.00
SLP's PFCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. SLP: 74.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.21   Max: 337.5
Current: 74

6.21
337.5
EV-to-EBIT 23.34
SLP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 33.85 vs. SLP: 23.34 )
SLP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.5   Max: 304.6
Current: 23.34

3.5
304.6
PEG 4.30
SLP's PEG is ranked higher than
86% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 4.30 )
SLP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 12.52
Current: 4.3

0.23
12.52
Shiller P/E 42.19
SLP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
84% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 42.19 )
SLP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.67   Max: 108.79
Current: 42.19

9.67
108.79
Current Ratio 8.29
SLP's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. SLP: 8.29 )
SLP' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 20.72
Current: 8.29

0.78
20.72
Quick Ratio 8.29
SLP's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SLP: 8.29 )
SLP' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 20.72
Current: 8.29

0.61
20.72

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 3.00
SLP's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 1045 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SLP: 3.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.34
Current: 3

1.1
7.34
Dividend Payout 1.03
SLP's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 1.03 )
SLP' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 1.39
Current: 1.03

0.79
1.39
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.00
SLP's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SLP: 3.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 7.34
Current: 3

1.1
7.34
Share Buyback Rate -0.70
SLP's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 1394 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. SLP: -0.70 )
SLP' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0   Max: -58.9
Current: -0.7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 35.05
SLP's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
84% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 35.05 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.82   Max: 41.25
Current: 35.05

4.82
41.25
Price/Net Current Asset Value 24.67
SLP's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 24.67 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.83   Max: 24.89
Current: 24.67

3.83
24.89
Price/Tangible Book 18.00
SLP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. SLP: 18.00 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.58   Max: 37.8
Current: 18

2.58
37.8
Price/DCF (Projected) 3.36
SLP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. SLP: 3.36 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 8.78
Current: 3.36

1.27
8.78
Price/Median PS Value 2.04
SLP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SLP: 2.04 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.93
Current: 2.04

0.11
2.93
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 4.19
SLP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SLP: 4.19 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 8.04
Current: 4.19

0.76
8.04
Price/Graham Number 5.33
SLP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
74% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.44 vs. SLP: 5.33 )
SLP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 7.34
Current: 5.33

0.64
7.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
SLP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SLP: 4.30 )
SLP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 28.6
Current: 4.3

0.3
28.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 10.66
SLP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.75 vs. SLP: 10.66 )
SLP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 54.7
Current: 10.66

0.6
54.7

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16
Revenue(Mil) 18 20
EPS($) 0.25 0.28
EPS without NRI($) 0.25 0.28

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Simulations Plus Inc was incorporated on July 17, 1996. 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 sell a productivity software program called Abbreviate. The Company currently offers five software products for pharmaceutical research: ADMET Predictor, MedChem Designer, MedChem Studio, DDDPlus, and GastroPlus. A sixth product, MembranePlus, is well along in development with testing and validation studies under way. It plans to release MembranePlus by March 2014. 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 Companys compiled database of prospect and customer names. The Company competes against a number of established companies that provide screening, testing and research services, and products that are not based on simulation software.
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