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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 0.07
SPA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
95% of the 2161 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.39 vs. SPA: 0.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02  Med: 21.98 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07
Equity to Asset 0.46
SPA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 2070 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SPA: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.46
0.35
0.84
Interest Coverage 23.73
SPA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 1258 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 339.33 vs. SPA: 23.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.56  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 23.73
3.56
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.81
M-Score: -2.50
WACC vs ROIC
10.85%
6.45%
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.74
SPA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. SPA: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.43  Med: 1.33 Max: 6.67
Current: 3.74
-8.43
6.67
Net-margin (%) 2.54
SPA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2156 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. SPA: 2.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.1  Med: 1.41 Max: 23.62
Current: 2.54
-7.1
23.62
ROE (%) 8.11
SPA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2130 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.82 vs. SPA: 8.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.05  Med: 3.46 Max: 49.31
Current: 8.11
-25.05
49.31
ROA (%) 4.21
SPA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SPA: 4.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.58  Med: 2.66 Max: 28.87
Current: 4.21
-10.58
28.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.34
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2170 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.16 vs. SPA: 14.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.9  Med: 3.32 Max: 50.56
Current: 14.34
-24.9
50.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 18.70
SPA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SPA: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.4  Med: 3.10 Max: 18.7
Current: 18.7
-5.4
18.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 20.60
SPA's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SPA: 20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -77.8  Med: 20.70 Max: 55.5
Current: 20.6
-77.8
55.5
» SPA's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SPA Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 111,850 sh (+579.44%)
Jim Simons 402,949 sh (+2.13%)
Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2014

SPA Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli 115,044 sh (+2.86%)
Jim Simons 413,235 sh (+2.55%)
Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

SPA Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 383,288 sh (-7.25%)
Mario Gabelli 46,460 sh (-59.62%)
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Q1 2015

SPA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 364,635 sh (-4.87%)
Mario Gabelli 36,198 sh (-22.09%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 29.58
SPA's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1533 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 18.50 vs. SPA: 29.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5  Med: 17.95 Max: 1695.2
Current: 29.58
5
1695.2
Forward P/E 14.08
SPA's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
52% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.58 vs. SPA: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 32.60
SPA's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1526 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 18.30 vs. SPA: 32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPA' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5  Med: 17.80 Max: 847.6
Current: 32.6
5
847.6
P/B 2.37
SPA's P/B is ranked lower than
68% of the 2122 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SPA: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.22
Current: 2.37
0.21
3.22
P/S 0.76
SPA's P/S is ranked higher than
55% of the 2213 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. SPA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.46 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.76
0.06
1.08
PFCF 57.32
SPA's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 18.13 vs. SPA: 57.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 13.69 Max: 302.93
Current: 57.32
0.6
302.93
POCF 26.88
SPA's POCF is ranked lower than
74% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.09 vs. SPA: 26.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPA' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 11.93 Max: 1397.5
Current: 26.88
0.58
1397.5
EV-to-EBIT 26.50
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
70% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.03 vs. SPA: 26.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -49.4  Med: 3.90 Max: 46.3
Current: 26.5
-49.4
46.3
Shiller P/E 32.84
SPA's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
66% of the 820 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. SPA: 32.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.91  Med: 38.98 Max: 171
Current: 32.84
21.91
171
Current Ratio 2.82
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SPA: 2.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38  Med: 3.09 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.82
1.38
6.27
Quick Ratio 1.38
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. SPA: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.51 Max: 4.09
Current: 1.38
0.56
4.09
Days Inventory 73.26
SPA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
51% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. SPA: 73.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPA' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 66.98  Med: 92.38 Max: 152.19
Current: 73.26
66.98
152.19
Days Sales Outstanding 48.47
SPA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
75% of the 1857 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.63 vs. SPA: 48.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPA' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 37.69  Med: 50.62 Max: 142.91
Current: 48.47
37.69
142.91

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 8.21
SPA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
88% of the 2067 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. SPA: 8.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.87 Max: 7.63
Current: 8.21
0.38
7.63
Price/Projected FCF 0.90
SPA's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 899 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SPA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.91 Max: 25.36
Current: 0.9
0.43
25.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.64
SPA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 2085 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SPA: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.94 Max: 2.37
Current: 1.64
0.15
2.37
Price/Graham Number 3.28
SPA's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
82% of the 1458 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SPA: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 0.89 Max: 6.23
Current: 3.28
0.25
6.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.07
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SPA: 4.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.2  Med: 8.20 Max: 32.9
Current: 4.07
2.2
32.9

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16
Revenue(Mil) 386 481
EPS($) 1.35 1.91
EPS without NRI($) 1.35 1.91

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Sparton Corp has been in existence since 1900 and reorganized in 1919 as an Ohio corporation. The Company is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, and field service. The Company serves the Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace and Industrial & Commercial markets through three reportable business segments; Medical Device ("Medical"), Complex Systems ("CS") and Defense & Security Systems ("DSS"). Medical segment operations are comprised of contract design, manufacturing, and aftermarket repair and refurbishment of sophisticated medical and biotechnology devices and sub-assemblies. Customers include industry leaders, emerging technologies companies and start-ups. Complex Systems segment operations are comprised of manufacturing and aftermarket repair and refurbishment of sophisticated printed circuit card assemblies, sub-assemblies, full product assemblies, and cable/wire harnesses. Customers include military and aerospace, as well as industrial and commercial OEM's. Defense & Security segment operations are comprised of design, development and production of products for both domestic and foreign defense as well as commercial needs. Sparton 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. This segment also performs an engineering development function for the United States military and prime defense contractors for advanced technologies ultimately to future defense products as well as replacements for existing products. 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.
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