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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SPAN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. SPAN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.83
SPAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
80% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.66 vs. SPAN: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.53  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.87
Current: 0.83
0.53
0.87
Interest Coverage 277.77
SPAN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. SPAN: 277.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 69.61  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: 277.77
69.61
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 9.26
M-Score: -2.59
WACC vs ROIC
3.56%
11.28%
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 6.19
SPAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SPAN: 6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.43  Med: 6.47 Max: 13.42
Current: 6.19
-0.43
13.42
Net-margin (%) 4.87
SPAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SPAN: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 2.02  Med: 4.99 Max: 8.61
Current: 4.87
2.02
8.61
ROE (%) 9.40
SPAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SPAN: 9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 3.18  Med: 10.19 Max: 31.29
Current: 9.4
3.18
31.29
ROA (%) 7.87
SPAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -0.33 vs. SPAN: 7.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 7.88 Max: 20.31
Current: 7.87
2.4
20.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 27.06
SPAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. SPAN: 27.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.07  Med: 24.67 Max: 58.91
Current: 27.06
-1.07
58.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.30
SPAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. SPAN: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.5  Med: 5.90 Max: 16.8
Current: 0.3
-4.5
16.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -9.40
SPAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. SPAN: -9.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15  Med: 4.40 Max: 46.6
Current: -9.4
-15
46.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -12.50
SPAN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. SPAN: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -17.8  Med: 7.30 Max: 133.9
Current: -12.5
-17.8
133.9
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Q2 2014

SPAN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

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SPAN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

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Q4 2014

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SPAN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.83
SPAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
71% of the 156 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. SPAN: 19.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.96  Med: 11.29 Max: 22.6
Current: 19.83
4.96
22.6
Forward P/E 11.31
SPAN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 23.31 vs. SPAN: 11.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.50
SPAN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
71% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. SPAN: 19.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.94  Med: 10.91 Max: 22.57
Current: 19.5
4.94
22.57
P/B 1.97
SPAN's P/B is ranked higher than
70% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. SPAN: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPAN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12  Med: 1.83 Max: 5.6
Current: 1.97
1.12
5.6
P/S 0.97
SPAN's P/S is ranked higher than
80% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. SPAN: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPAN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.75 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.97
0.4
1.42
PFCF 16.73
SPAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 31.27 vs. SPAN: 16.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPAN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 5.24  Med: 11.25 Max: 218.83
Current: 16.73
5.24
218.83
POCF 14.85
SPAN's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 22.43 vs. SPAN: 14.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPAN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.56  Med: 9.83 Max: 25.29
Current: 14.85
4.56
25.29
EV-to-EBIT 13.31
SPAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 22.74 vs. SPAN: 13.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPAN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.1  Med: 7.00 Max: 15.8
Current: 13.31
3.1
15.8
Shiller P/E 11.91
SPAN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 30.84 vs. SPAN: 11.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.27  Med: 12.23 Max: 31.28
Current: 11.91
7.27
31.28
Current Ratio 3.75
SPAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. SPAN: 3.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.21  Med: 3.71 Max: 5.24
Current: 3.75
2.21
5.24
Quick Ratio 2.64
SPAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
60% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SPAN: 2.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.48  Med: 2.84 Max: 3.92
Current: 2.64
1.48
3.92
Days Inventory 62.13
SPAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 130.93 vs. SPAN: 62.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 25.76  Med: 42.59 Max: 70.54
Current: 62.13
25.76
70.54
Days Sales Outstanding 50.65
SPAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
77% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 68.45 vs. SPAN: 50.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 38.24  Med: 49.88 Max: 83.89
Current: 50.65
38.24
83.89

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.26
SPAN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
89% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SPAN: 3.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.59 Max: 4.38
Current: 3.26
0.89
4.38
Dividend Payout 0.64
SPAN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SPAN: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.23 Max: 2.5
Current: 0.64
0.13
2.5
Dividend growth (3y) 10.70
SPAN's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
72% of the 47 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SPAN: 10.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 8.80 Max: 27.4
Current: 10.7
0
27.4
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.10
SPAN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
89% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SPAN: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 4.08 Max: 6.9
Current: 5.1
1.4
6.9
Share Buyback Rate -1.80
SPAN's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
61% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -4.00 vs. SPAN: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.9  Med: -1.40 Max: -2.6
Current: -1.8

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.99
SPAN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.26 vs. SPAN: 3.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 3.08 Max: 47.04
Current: 3.99
1.22
47.04
Price/Tangible Book 2.57
SPAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
71% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. SPAN: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.65 Max: 6
Current: 2.57
0.68
6
Price/Projected FCF 0.79
SPAN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SPAN: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.86 Max: 2.65
Current: 0.79
0.35
2.65
Price/Median PS Value 1.29
SPAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. SPAN: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.67
Current: 1.29
0.46
1.67
Price/Graham Number 1.51
SPAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. SPAN: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 0.92 Max: 1.87
Current: 1.51
0.56
1.87
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.56
SPAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SPAN: 7.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 14.30 Max: 32
Current: 7.56
6.3
32
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 2.06
SPAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. SPAN: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPAN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 18.20 Max: 44.9
Current: 2.06
1.2
44.9

Analyst Estimate

Sep15
EPS($) 1.92
EPS without NRI($) 1.92

Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
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Span-America Medical Systems, Inc., is incorporated under the laws of the state of South Carolina on September 21, 1970. The Company manufactures and distributes therapeutic support surfaces, mattress overlays, patient positioners, seating cushions, skin care products and fall prevention products for the medical market and pillows, mattress pads and various foam products for the custom products market throughout the United States and Canada. Its operations are divided into two main business units or segments: medical and custom products. The Company's main medical products consist of polyurethane foam mattress overlays, therapeutic support surfaces (which consist of non-powered and powered therapeutic support surfaces) and patient positioners as well as Selan (r) skin care, seating and fall protection products. The Company's custom products segment includes two product lines namely consumer bedding products and various engineered industrial products. The Company's consumer product line consists mainly of convoluted and contour-cut mattress overlays and specially designed pillows for the consumer bedding market. It sells these products mainly in North America to customers in the segments of the health care market, including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health care providers. The Company's manufacturing operations are subject to various government regulations pertaining to the discharge of materials into the environment.
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