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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.18
SMWPY's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SMWPY: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.31 Max: 5.24
Current: 0.18
0.01
5.24
Equity to Asset -0.14
SMWPY's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SMWPY: -0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.82  Med: -0.04 Max: 0.57
Current: -0.14
-0.82
0.57
Interest Coverage 9.92
SMWPY's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
71% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 141.94 vs. SMWPY: 9.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.86  Med: 9.83 Max: 68.6
Current: 9.92
1.86
68.6
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 7.91
M-Score: -2.68
WACC vs ROIC
10.43%
37.86%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.28
SMWPY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. SMWPY: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1.48  Med: 2.64 Max: 5.22
Current: 2.28
-1.48
5.22
Net-margin (%) 1.53
SMWPY's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. SMWPY: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.07  Med: 1.59 Max: 4.77
Current: 1.53
-7.07
4.77
ROA (%) 8.36
SMWPY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. SMWPY: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -15.43  Med: 10.16 Max: 25.74
Current: 8.36
-15.43
25.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 119.59
SMWPY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. SMWPY: 119.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -48.5  Med: 50.62 Max: 218.72
Current: 119.59
-48.5
218.72
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.10
SMWPY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. SMWPY: -0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.5  Med: 1.70 Max: 13.6
Current: -0.1
-28.5
13.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
SMWPY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. SMWPY: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -28.3  Med: -6.95 Max: 19.7
Current: 10.1
-28.3
19.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 13.30
SMWPY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SMWPY: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.9  Med: -2.70 Max: 45.5
Current: 13.3
-37.9
45.5
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 8.80
SMWPY's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
80% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. SMWPY: 8.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.39  Med: 8.84 Max: 18.86
Current: 8.8
3.39
18.86
Forward P/E 156.25
SMWPY's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. SMWPY: 156.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.90
SMWPY's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
80% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. SMWPY: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.47  Med: 9.55 Max: 34.39
Current: 8.9
3.47
34.39
P/B 142.00
SMWPY's P/B is ranked lower than
99% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. SMWPY: 142.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.12  Med: 10.92 Max: 27.94
Current: 142
2.12
27.94
P/S 0.17
SMWPY's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SMWPY: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.17 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.17
0.07
0.83
PFCF 8.35
SMWPY's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. SMWPY: 8.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 9.53 Max: 132.1
Current: 8.35
3.1
132.1
POCF 6.45
SMWPY's POCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. SMWPY: 6.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.13  Med: 7.47 Max: 66.05
Current: 6.45
2.13
66.05
EV-to-EBIT 9.29
SMWPY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. SMWPY: 9.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -18.2  Med: 8.00 Max: 28.9
Current: 9.29
-18.2
28.9
PEG 0.66
SMWPY's PEG is ranked higher than
80% of the 45 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. SMWPY: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.87
Current: 0.66
0.7
1.87
Shiller P/E 11.26
SMWPY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. SMWPY: 11.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.96  Med: 15.37 Max: 111.8
Current: 11.26
3.96
111.8
Current Ratio 0.72
SMWPY's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SMWPY: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.54  Med: 0.78 Max: 1.34
Current: 0.72
0.54
1.34
Quick Ratio 0.55
SMWPY's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SMWPY: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.56 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.55
0.41
0.79
Days Inventory 9074.31
SMWPY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
100% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 37.62 vs. SMWPY: 9074.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 3.94  Med: 29.40 Max: 39685.65
Current: 9074.31
3.94
39685.65
Days Sales Outstanding 21.50
SMWPY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
92% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. SMWPY: 21.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 6.45  Med: 12.95 Max: 27.77
Current: 21.5
6.45
27.77

Dividend & Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.98
SMWPY's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. SMWPY: 5.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 5.74 Max: 13.08
Current: 5.98
0.58
13.08
Dividend Payout 2.05
SMWPY's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
68% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SMWPY: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.82
Current: 2.05
0.06
1.82
Dividend growth (3y) 8.60
SMWPY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SMWPY: 8.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -37.5  Med: 4.50 Max: 31.4
Current: 8.6
-37.5
31.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 9.08
SMWPY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
85% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SMWPY: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 8.71 Max: 19.85
Current: 9.08
0.88
19.85
Share Buyback Rate -1.50
SMWPY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked lower than
74% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SMWPY: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.9  Med: -0.20 Max: -1.8
Current: -1.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.37
SMWPY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
66% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SMWPY: 1.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.32 Max: 7.57
Current: 1.37
0.97
7.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
SMWPY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SMWPY: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.62 Max: 4
Current: 0.99
0.52
4
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.90
SMWPY's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
70% of the 30 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SMWPY: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.87 Max: 2.04
Current: 0.9
0.2
2.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.80
SMWPY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SMWPY: 10.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 3.5  Med: 11.95 Max: 26.9
Current: 10.8
3.5
26.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 18.41
SMWPY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. SMWPY: 18.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SMWPY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -18.6  Med: -2.60 Max: 22.9
Current: 18.41
-18.6
22.9

Analyst Estimate

Aug15 Aug16 Aug17
Revenue(Mil) 2,904 2,925 2,946
EPS($) 0.28 0.29 0.29
EPS without NRI($) 0.28 0.29 0.29

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Traded in other countries:CNCT.UK, CNCN.UK,
Connect Group PLC incorporated in the United Kingdom on August 2, 2004. It is engaged in the wholesale distribution of newspapers, magazines and books. It has four division: Smiths News, the wholesaler of newspapers and magazines, serving around 30,000 retailers across England and Wales; Dawson Media Direct, a supplier of newspapers, magazines and digital and audio visual content to airlines; Bertrams (including Dawson Books), a UK book wholesaler, supplying books to a mix of independent booksellers, online and multiple retailers as well as public, academic and professional libraries; and The Consortium, a distributor of consumable products to the UK education and care markets, serving around 30,000 customers. The group operates predominantly in the UK.

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