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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.21
SPA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. SPA: 0.21 )
SPA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.21

Equity to Asset 0.55
SPA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SPA: 0.55 )
SPA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.55

0.35
0.84
Interest Coverage 31.41
SPA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 82.18 vs. SPA: 31.41 )
SPA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 9999.99
Current: 31.41

3.56
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 5.01
M-Score: -2.45
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.12
SPA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SPA: 6.12 )
SPA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.43   Max: 6.67
Current: 6.12

-8.43
6.67
Net-margin (%) 5.13
SPA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. SPA: 5.13 )
SPA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 23.62
Current: 5.13

-7.1
23.62
ROE (%) 14.24
SPA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SPA: 14.24 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.7   Max: 39.55
Current: 14.24

-28.7
39.55
ROA (%) 8.21
SPA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. SPA: 8.21 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.16   Max: 29.51
Current: 8.21

-10.16
29.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 22.00
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. SPA: 22.00 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -43.11   Max: 54.3
Current: 22

-43.11
54.3
Revenue Growth (%) 14.20
SPA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SPA: 14.20 )
SPA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 15.3
Current: 14.2

-5.4
15.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 39.00
SPA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. SPA: 39.00 )
SPA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.9   Max: 39
Current: 39

-47.9
39
EPS Growth (%) 21.00
SPA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. SPA: 21.00 )
SPA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.8   Max: 55.5
Current: 21

-77.8
55.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SPA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 367,035 sh (+36.73%)
Mario Gabelli 16,262 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 35,700 sh (-78.06%)
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Q4 2013

SPA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 423,735 sh (+15.45%)
Mario Gabelli 16,462 sh (+1.23%)
Chuck Royce 35,700 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

SPA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 36,700 sh (+2.8%)
Mario Gabelli 16,462 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 394,535 sh (-6.89%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SPA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 Add 579.44%0.01%$24.87 - $30.81 $ 28.763%111850
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 22.8%$12.05 - $14.38 $ 28.76114%13262
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$9.52 - $12.69 $ 28.76179%10800
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Seasoned investor and guru Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) of GAMCO Investors released his second quarter portfolio yesterday. This most updated portfolio highlights 65 new buys bringing his total to 873 stocks valued at over $19.11 billion. In the guru’s second quarter letter to the shareholders Gabelli notes that the second quarter of 2014 showed quite a few surprises and continues to say that “the level and trajectory of interest rates and inflation are likely to have the biggest impact on future M&A and the stock market.” Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 18.50
SPA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
73% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. SPA: 18.50 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5   Max: 1695.2
Current: 18.5

5
1695.2
P/B 2.74
SPA's P/B is ranked lower than
56% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SPA: 2.74 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.74

0.21
3.22
P/S 0.90
SPA's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SPA: 0.90 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.9

0.06
1.08
PFCF 13.76
SPA's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 389.34 vs. SPA: 13.76 )
SPA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 302.93
Current: 13.76

0.6
302.93
EV-to-EBIT 14.19
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
75% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. SPA: 14.19 )
SPA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3   Max: 46.3
Current: 14.19

3
46.3
Shiller P/E 85.62
SPA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPA: 85.62 )
SPA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.91   Max: 395.65
Current: 85.62

21.91
395.65
Current Ratio 2.27
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. SPA: 2.27 )
SPA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 6.27
Current: 2.27

1.38
6.27
Quick Ratio 1.23
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SPA: 1.23 )
SPA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.09
Current: 1.23

0.56
4.09

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Tangible Book 5.13
SPA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. SPA: 5.13 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.22
Current: 5.13

0.38
5.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.26
SPA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPA: 1.26 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 108.12
Current: 1.26

0.43
108.12
Price/Median PS Value 1.99
SPA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
62% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. SPA: 1.99 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.99

0.16
2.42
Price/Graham Number 2.05
SPA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SPA: 2.05 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 6.23
Current: 2.05

0.25
6.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.00
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SPA: 7.00 )
SPA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 32.9
Current: 7

2.2
32.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.73
SPA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. SPA: 3.73 )
SPA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -2.4   Max: 8.4
Current: 3.73

-2.4
8.4

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Sparton Corporation was reorganized in 1919 as an Ohio corporation. The Company has been in continuous existence since 1900. 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, Military & Aerospace and Industrial & Instrumentation markets through three reportable business segments; Medical Device ("Medical"), Complex Systems ("CS") and Defense & Security Systems. Medical Device operations, with locations in Ohio and Colorado, are comprised of contract development, design, production and fulfillment of complex and sophisticated medical class I, class II and class III devices, as well as biotech devices and sub-assemblies for industry OEM's, ET's, and start-ups. In manufacturing devices for its customers, this business unit follows specific design and manufacturing processes to assure product reliability and safety in accordance with Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") guidelines and approvals. Sparton's Complex Systems Business Unit, with locations in Florida and Vietnam, provides complex electronics systems to multiple industries, offering end-to-end development and manufacturing solutions focused on high expectations of quality and delivery performance through an international footprint. The segment competes against numerous foreign and domestic companies in addition to the internal capabilities of some of the Company's customers. Some of its competitors have substantially greater financial, manufacturing or marketing resources than it does. Defense & Security Systems operations, located in Florida, are comprised of design, development and production of products for a number of technologically significant programs aimed at fulfilling defense and commercial needs. Specializing in the development and production of complex electromechanical equipment, DSS designs and manufactures sonobuoys, anti-submarine warfare ("ASW") devices for the U.S. Navy and foreign governments that meet Department of State licensing requirements. 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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