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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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industry
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Equity to Asset 0.32
NYSE:SPA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
86% of the 2198 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NYSE:SPA: 0.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NYSE:SPA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.64 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.32
0.32
0.81
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.50
M-Score: -4.49
WACC vs ROIC
9.87%
-15.63%
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 : 6/10

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Operating margin (%) -12.35
NYSE:SPA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 2241 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. NYSE:SPA: -12.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.35  Med: 0.71 Max: 6.66
Current: -12.35
-12.35
6.66
Net-margin (%) -9.13
NYSE:SPA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 2242 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. NYSE:SPA: -9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.13  Med: 3.28 Max: 5.08
Current: -9.13
-9.13
5.08
ROE (%) -34.44
NYSE:SPA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2212 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.67 vs. NYSE:SPA: -34.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.16  Med: 10.2 Max: 15.09
Current: -34.44
-39.16
15.09
ROA (%) -12.52
NYSE:SPA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 2271 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. NYSE:SPA: -12.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.12  Med: 4.76 Max: 8.68
Current: -12.52
-13.12
8.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -41.41
NYSE:SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 2262 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.93 vs. NYSE:SPA: -41.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.66  Med: 3.04 Max: 48.59
Current: -41.41
-44.66
48.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.30
NYSE:SPA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2018 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. NYSE:SPA: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NYSE:SPA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 7.4 Max: 20.3
Current: 18.3
-5.4
20.3
» NYSE:SPA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-10)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

SPA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 41,198 sh (+13.81%)
Jim Simons 285,235 sh (-7.01%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (-97.28%)
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Q4 2015

SPA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 278,821 sh (-2.25%)
Mario Gabelli 39,198 sh (-4.85%)
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Q1 2016

SPA Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 43,338 sh (+10.56%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 219,835 sh (-21.16%)
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Q2 2016

SPA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (+0.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 196,035 sh (-10.83%)
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:2SR.Germany,
Sparton Corp is a provider of design, development, and manufacturing services for complex electromechanical devices and engineered products. The Company serves the medical & biotechnology, military & aerospace and industrial & commercial markets.

Sparton Corp has been in existence since 1900 and reorganized in 1919 as an Ohio corporation. The Company is a provider of design, development and manufacturing services for complex electromechanical devices, as well as sophisticated engineered products complementary to the same electromechanical value stream. The Company serves the Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace and Industrial & Commercial markets. The Company's two reportable segments are Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS) and Engineered Components & Products (ECP). MDS segment operations are comprised of contract design, manufacturing and aftermarket repair and refurbishment of sophisticated printed circuit card assemblies, sub-assemblies, full product assemblies and cable/wire harnesses for customers seeking to bring their intellectual property to market. ECP segment operations are comprised of design, development and production of proprietary products for both domestic and foreign defense as well as commercial needs. It designs and manufactures anti-submarine warfare ("ASW") devices known as sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy and foreign governments that meet Department of State licensing requirements. The Company's products and services include offerings for Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEM") and Emerging Technology ("ET") customers that utilize microprocessor-based systems, which include transducers, printed circuit boards and assemblies, sensors and electromechanical components, as well as development and design engineering services relating to these product sales. The Company's operations are regulated under a number of federal, state, provincial, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, which govern, among other things, the discharge of hazardous materials into the air and water, as well as the handling, storage and disposal of such materials.

Ratios

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Forward P/E 16.86
SPA's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
53% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. SPA: 16.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 3.26
SPA's P/B is ranked lower than
75% of the 2160 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. SPA: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.11 Max: 3.26
Current: 3.26
0.21
3.26
P/S 0.58
SPA's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 2212 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SPA: 0.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.58
0.06
1.08
PFCF 6.04
SPA's PFCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 961 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.00 vs. SPA: 6.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 12.47 Max: 240.26
Current: 6.04
0.6
240.26
POCF 5.27
SPA's POCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.67 vs. SPA: 5.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 11.97 Max: 1471.05
Current: 5.27
0.58
1471.05
EV-to-EBIT -6.84
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.99 vs. SPA: -6.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -404.9  Med: 3.15 Max: 25
Current: -6.84
-404.9
25
EV-to-EBITDA -9.84
SPA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. SPA: -9.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.8  Med: 4.55 Max: 592.6
Current: -9.84
-56.8
592.6
Current Ratio 2.09
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SPA: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.04 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.09
1.38
6.27
Quick Ratio 0.84
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SPA: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.6 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.84
0.61
3.56
Days Inventory 86.22
SPA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.96 vs. SPA: 86.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.01  Med: 79.67 Max: 97.79
Current: 86.22
67.01
97.79
Days Sales Outstanding 40.70
SPA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 72.53 vs. SPA: 40.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.69  Med: 47.87 Max: 68.28
Current: 40.7
37.69
68.28
Days Payable 41.20
SPA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 54.36 vs. SPA: 41.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.24  Med: 34.49 Max: 46.81
Current: 41.2
22.24
46.81

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
SPA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1309 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. SPA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 0 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.9
-1.4
1.1

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 8.82
SPA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 2102 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SPA: 8.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.9 Max: 8.82
Current: 8.82
0.41
8.82
Price/Projected FCF 1.07
SPA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SPA: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.95 Max: 19.32
Current: 1.07
0.43
19.32
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
SPA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 2013 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SPA: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.36
0.28
1.86
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -14.60
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 2235 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SPA: -14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.9  Med: 8 Max: 35.1
Current: -14.6
-14.9
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $419.4
EPS (TTM) $ -3.90
Beta1.62
Short Percentage of Float7.93%
52-Week Range $11.19 - 26.13
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.84

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 436 454
EPS ($) 1.52 1.81
EPS w/o NRI ($) 1.52 1.81
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Mario Gabelli Reports his Top Increase of the Second Quarter Aug 07 2014 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight Feb 18 2013 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 14 2010 
Sparton Corp. (SPA) CFO Greg Slome buys 1,000 Shares Mar 02 2010 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 12 2010 
Sparton Corp. (SPA) CEO Cary B Wood buys 4,518 Shares Dec 09 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 16 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 13 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 06 2009 

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