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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 : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.01
SPA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SPA: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 21.98 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset 0.39
SPA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SPA: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.39
0.35
0.84
Interest Coverage 4.52
SPA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.31 vs. SPA: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.78  Med: 20.90 Max: 31.41
Current: 4.52
6.78
31.41
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 2.91
M-Score: -2.32
WACC vs ROIC
8.23%
4.20%
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

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.75
SPA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. SPA: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 1.09 Max: 6.51
Current: 3.75
-6.1
6.51
Net-margin (%) 2.03
SPA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 2231 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. SPA: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.1  Med: 3.28 Max: 5.13
Current: 2.03
-7.1
5.13
ROE (%) 7.41
SPA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 2207 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. SPA: 7.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.05  Med: 10.14 Max: 15.28
Current: 7.41
-25.05
15.28
ROA (%) 2.91
SPA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2256 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. SPA: 2.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.58  Med: 4.76 Max: 8.79
Current: 2.91
-10.58
8.79
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.19
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 2246 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. SPA: 13.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: 7.37 Max: 46.96
Current: 13.19
-24.9
46.96
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.80
SPA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SPA: 20.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.4  Med: 4.10 Max: 20.8
Current: 20.8
-5.4
20.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 20.00
SPA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SPA: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.1  Med: 14.00 Max: 39.2
Current: 20
-48.1
39.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 5.70
SPA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SPA: 5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPA' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.9  Med: 20.40 Max: 56.3
Current: 5.7
-77.9
56.3
» SPA's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-09-08)


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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SPA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 36,198 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 306,735 sh (-15.88%)
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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

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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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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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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 21.98
SPA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. SPA: 21.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPA' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 17.37 Max: 1696
Current: 21.98
5
1696
Forward P/E 11.51
SPA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.97 vs. SPA: 11.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 21.98
SPA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1606 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.02 vs. SPA: 21.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPA' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 17.37 Max: 848
Current: 21.98
5
848
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 23.53
SPA's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1123 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. SPA: 23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPA' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 9.16 Max: 3762
Current: 23.53
0.76
3762
P/B 1.57
SPA's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 2226 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SPA: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.03 Max: 3.22
Current: 1.57
0.21
3.22
P/S 0.43
SPA's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. SPA: 0.43 )
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: 0.43
0.06
1.08
PFCF 30.09
SPA's PFCF is ranked lower than
78% of the 981 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.98 vs. SPA: 30.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 13.63 Max: 275.45
Current: 30.09
0.6
275.45
POCF 14.23
SPA's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 1189 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.08 vs. SPA: 14.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 13.08 Max: 1471.05
Current: 14.23
0.58
1471.05
EV-to-EBIT 18.96
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
63% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.66 vs. SPA: 18.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -426  Med: 3.60 Max: 25
Current: 18.96
-426
25
EV-to-EBITDA 9.83
SPA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
51% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.41 vs. SPA: 9.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.8  Med: 4.90 Max: 592.6
Current: 9.83
-56.8
592.6
Shiller P/E 73.72
SPA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
78% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 26.96 vs. SPA: 73.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPA' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.61  Med: 134.00 Max: 1000
Current: 73.72
42.61
1000
Current Ratio 2.50
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SPA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.09 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.5
1.38
6.27
Quick Ratio 1.21
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. SPA: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.59 Max: 4.09
Current: 1.21
0.56
4.09
Days Inventory 80.25
SPA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 2174 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 73.09 vs. SPA: 80.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 66.98  Med: 79.65 Max: 97.79
Current: 80.25
66.98
97.79
Days Sales Outstanding 50.82
SPA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.23 vs. SPA: 50.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.69  Med: 50.62 Max: 68.02
Current: 50.82
37.69
68.02
Days Payable 39.71
SPA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
67% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 54.31 vs. SPA: 39.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.22  Med: 34.69 Max: 46.77
Current: 39.71
22.22
46.77

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 40.79
SPA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
99% of the 2173 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. SPA: 40.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.90 Max: 134.16
Current: 40.79
0.38
134.16
Price/Projected FCF 0.78
SPA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 1344 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. SPA: 0.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPA' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.91 Max: 25.37
Current: 0.78
0.43
25.37
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
SPA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
61% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. SPA: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.97 Max: 2.47
Current: 0.97
0.16
2.47
Price/Graham Number 6.32
SPA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
93% of the 1510 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SPA: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPA' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 0.95 Max: 10
Current: 6.32
0.51
10
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.32
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SPA: 5.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4  Med: 8.20 Max: 35.1
Current: 5.32
4
35.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $438.8
EPS (TTM) $ 0.89
Beta1.30
Short Percentage of Float8.46%
52-Week Range $11.19 - 29.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.84

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17
Revenue (Mil $) 415 438
EPS ($) 1.31 1.65
EPS without NRI ($) 1.31 1.65
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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Headlines

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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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