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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 No Debt
SPAN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SPAN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPAN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.81
SPAN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SPAN: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPAN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.86
Current: 0.81
0.58
0.86
Interest Coverage 1216.20
SPAN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 73.78 vs. SPAN: 1216.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPAN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 69.61  Med: 681.22 Max: No Debt
Current: 1216.2
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 9.25
M-Score: -2.33
WACC vs ROIC
5.07%
18.20%
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 8.99
SPAN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. SPAN: 8.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPAN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.46  Med: 10.15 Max: 13.42
Current: 8.99
6.46
13.42
Net-margin (%) 6.28
SPAN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SPAN: 6.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPAN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.64  Med: 6.86 Max: 8.61
Current: 6.28
4.64
8.61
ROE (%) 16.72
SPAN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. SPAN: 16.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPAN' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.52  Med: 16.7 Max: 31.29
Current: 16.72
8.52
31.29
ROA (%) 13.27
SPAN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SPAN: 13.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPAN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.17  Med: 13.31 Max: 20.31
Current: 13.27
7.17
20.31
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.05
SPAN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 325 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. SPAN: 40.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 24.67  Med: 46.41 Max: 58.91
Current: 40.05
24.67
58.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.20
SPAN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. SPAN: -0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.1  Med: 5.9 Max: 16.8
Current: -0.2
-6.1
16.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -8.40
SPAN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SPAN: -8.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4  Med: 2.3 Max: 46.6
Current: -8.4
-10.4
46.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -3.10
SPAN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SPAN: -3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAN' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.5  Med: 2.1 Max: 133.9
Current: -3.1
-12.5
133.9
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Business Description

Industry: Medical Devices » Medical Devices
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Span-America Medical Systems Inc manufactures and distributes therapeutic support surfaces and related products using polyurethane foam and other foam products & materials for the medical, consumer and industrial markets.

Span-America Medical Systems Inc was 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.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 11.98
SPAN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 25.16 vs. SPAN: 11.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPAN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.97  Med: 11.36 Max: 22.57
Current: 11.98
4.97
22.57
PE(NRI) 11.98
SPAN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 25.53 vs. SPAN: 11.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPAN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.94  Med: 10.64 Max: 22.57
Current: 11.98
4.94
22.57
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 10.29
SPAN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
89% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 30.39 vs. SPAN: 10.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPAN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.48  Med: 12.08 Max: 75.19
Current: 10.29
5.48
75.19
P/B 1.90
SPAN's P/B is ranked higher than
68% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. SPAN: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPAN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.17  Med: 1.88 Max: 5.6
Current: 1.9
1.17
5.6
P/S 0.75
SPAN's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 3.02 vs. SPAN: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPAN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.77 Max: 1.42
Current: 0.75
0.4
1.42
PFCF 14.35
SPAN's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 26.13 vs. SPAN: 14.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPAN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.25  Med: 11.31 Max: 202
Current: 14.35
5.25
202
POCF 12.94
SPAN's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. SPAN: 12.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPAN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.58  Med: 10.21 Max: 24.93
Current: 12.94
4.58
24.93
EV-to-EBIT 7.82
SPAN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. SPAN: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPAN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.1  Med: 7 Max: 14.8
Current: 7.82
3.1
14.8
EV-to-EBITDA 6.81
SPAN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
87% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. SPAN: 6.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPAN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.8  Med: 6 Max: 11.1
Current: 6.81
2.8
11.1
Shiller P/E 11.92
SPAN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 46.10 vs. SPAN: 11.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPAN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.03  Med: 12.99 Max: 38.18
Current: 11.92
9.03
38.18
Current Ratio 3.44
SPAN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. SPAN: 3.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPAN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.35  Med: 3.51 Max: 4.67
Current: 3.44
2.35
4.67
Quick Ratio 2.20
SPAN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 327 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SPAN: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPAN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 2.57 Max: 3.78
Current: 2.2
1.37
3.78
Days Inventory 62.78
SPAN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 134.83 vs. SPAN: 62.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPAN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.51  Med: 58.43 Max: 69.02
Current: 62.78
37.51
69.02
Days Sales Outstanding 43.61
SPAN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 66.89 vs. SPAN: 43.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPAN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 38.24  Med: 43.1 Max: 49.7
Current: 43.61
38.24
49.7
Days Payable 19.40
SPAN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
88% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 57.49 vs. SPAN: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPAN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.2  Med: 23.53 Max: 34.51
Current: 19.4
17.2
34.51

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.48
SPAN's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
86% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SPAN: 3.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPAN' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 2.69 Max: 4.38
Current: 3.48
0.89
4.38
Dividend Payout 0.44
SPAN's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
59% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. SPAN: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPAN' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.25 Max: 2
Current: 0.44
0.14
2
Dividend Growth (3y) 7.50
SPAN's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
55% of the 76 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. SPAN: 7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SPAN' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 9.1 Max: 27.4
Current: 7.5
5
27.4
Forward Dividend Yield 3.34
SPAN's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
85% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. SPAN: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.08
SPAN's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
88% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SPAN: 5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPAN' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.36  Med: 4.12 Max: 6.71
Current: 5.08
1.36
6.71
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 2.00
SPAN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: -3.90 vs. SPAN: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPAN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: -0.8 Max: 7.2
Current: 2
-2.4
7.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.61
SPAN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 6.51 vs. SPAN: 3.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPAN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 3.07 Max: 17.9
Current: 3.61
1.3
17.9
Price/Tangible Book 2.41
SPAN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 4.06 vs. SPAN: 2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPAN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 1.8 Max: 4.4
Current: 2.41
0.73
4.4
Price/Projected FCF 0.79
SPAN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SPAN: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPAN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.8 Max: 1.73
Current: 0.79
0.35
1.73
Price/Median PS Value 0.97
SPAN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. SPAN: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPAN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 0.85 Max: 1.35
Current: 0.97
0.47
1.35
Price/Graham Number 1.13
SPAN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. SPAN: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPAN' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.94 Max: 1.56
Current: 1.13
0.58
1.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 12.77
SPAN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SPAN: 12.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.8  Med: 14.25 Max: 32.2
Current: 12.77
6.8
32.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 3.49
SPAN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Medical Devices industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. SPAN: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPAN' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.8  Med: 13.7 Max: 45.1
Current: 3.49
0.8
45.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $67.63
EPS (TTM) $ 1.55
Beta0.36
Short Percentage of Float0.05%
52-Week Range $16.92 - 19.95
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2.76
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