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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.16
SPA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
67% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. SPA: 0.16 )
SPA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.53
SPA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
57% of the 2606 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. SPA: 0.53 )
SPA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.84
Current: 0.53

0.35
0.84
Interest Coverage 23.73
SPA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
51% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 116.41 vs. SPA: 23.73 )
SPA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.56   Max: 9999.99
Current: 23.73

3.56
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 4.41
M-Score: -3.04
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 (%) 5.12
SPA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. SPA: 5.12 )
SPA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8.43   Max: 6.67
Current: 5.12

-8.43
6.67
Net-margin (%) 3.21
SPA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. SPA: 3.21 )
SPA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -7.1   Max: 23.62
Current: 3.21

-7.1
23.62
ROE (%) 10.36
SPA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2602 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.78 vs. SPA: 10.36 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -25.05   Max: 49.31
Current: 10.36

-25.05
49.31
ROA (%) 5.68
SPA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. SPA: 5.68 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -10.58   Max: 28.87
Current: 5.68

-10.58
28.87
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.47
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. SPA: 19.47 )
SPA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -22.61   Max: 44.7
Current: 19.47

-22.61
44.7
Revenue Growth (%) 18.70
SPA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SPA: 18.70 )
SPA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.4   Max: 18.7
Current: 18.7

-5.4
18.7
EPS Growth (%) 20.60
SPA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SPA: 20.60 )
SPA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -77.8   Max: 55.5
Current: 20.6

-77.8
55.5
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Guru Trades

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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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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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 $ 24.88-11%111850
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 22.8%$12.05 - $14.38 $ 24.8885%13262
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 New Buy$9.52 - $12.69 $ 24.88141%10800
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.30
SPA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 31.90 vs. SPA: 23.30 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5   Max: 1695.2
Current: 23.3

5
1695.2
P/B 2.30
SPA's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. SPA: 2.30 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 3.22
Current: 2.3

0.21
3.22
P/S 0.70
SPA's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SPA: 0.70 )
SPA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.08
Current: 0.7

0.06
1.08
PFCF 7.70
SPA's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPA: 7.70 )
SPA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 302.93
Current: 7.7

0.6
302.93
EV-to-EBIT 16.82
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. SPA: 16.82 )
SPA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -49.4   Max: 46.3
Current: 16.82

-49.4
46.3
Shiller P/E 38.70
SPA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPA: 38.70 )
SPA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.91   Max: 395.65
Current: 38.7

21.91
395.65
Current Ratio 2.36
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SPA: 2.36 )
SPA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 6.27
Current: 2.36

1.38
6.27
Quick Ratio 1.16
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SPA: 1.16 )
SPA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.09
Current: 1.16

0.56
4.09

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.90
SPA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
56% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SPA: 4.90 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 5.22
Current: 4.9

0.38
5.22
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.80
SPA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPA: 0.80 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 25.36
Current: 0.8

0.43
25.36
Price/Median PS Value 1.70
SPA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SPA: 1.70 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.42
Current: 1.7

0.16
2.42
Price/Graham Number 2.20
SPA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SPA: 2.20 )
SPA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 6.23
Current: 2.2

0.25
6.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
70% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SPA: 6.00 )
SPA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.2   Max: 32.9
Current: 6

2.2
32.9

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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