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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
SPMYY's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SPMYY: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.30 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.72
SPMYY's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
87% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. SPMYY: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.72
0.18
0.76
Interest Coverage No Debt
SPMYY's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. SPMYY: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 30.49 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
0.82
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.99
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
4.46%
7.11%
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 (%) 5.14
SPMYY's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. SPMYY: 5.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -173.66  Med: 15.11 Max: 24.02
Current: 5.14
-173.66
24.02
Net-margin (%) 4.47
SPMYY's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. SPMYY: 4.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -187.99  Med: 8.56 Max: 42.02
Current: 4.47
-187.99
42.02
ROE (%) 4.63
SPMYY's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. SPMYY: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -177.63  Med: 20.36 Max: 72.12
Current: 4.63
-177.63
72.12
ROA (%) 3.38
SPMYY's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. SPMYY: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -104.74  Med: 7.37 Max: 31.63
Current: 3.38
-104.74
31.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 45.12
SPMYY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. SPMYY: 45.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -549.24  Med: 47.69 Max: 337.75
Current: 45.12
-549.24
337.75
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.20
SPMYY's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SPMYY: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.1  Med: -0.40 Max: 19.4
Current: 2.2
-30.1
19.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -20.60
SPMYY's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SPMYY: -20.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -78.9  Med: 1.90 Max: 58.7
Current: -20.6
-78.9
58.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -38.70
SPMYY's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. SPMYY: -38.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.4  Med: -4.90 Max: 42.2
Current: -38.7
-67.4
42.2
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 43.22
SPMYY's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. SPMYY: 43.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.31  Med: 16.79 Max: 43.96
Current: 43.22
3.31
43.96
Forward P/E 17.30
SPMYY's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.18 vs. SPMYY: 17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 49.00
SPMYY's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
83% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. SPMYY: 49.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 3.27  Med: 19.26 Max: 72.88
Current: 49
3.27
72.88
P/B 2.09
SPMYY's P/B is ranked higher than
53% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. SPMYY: 2.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.32  Med: 3.21 Max: 5.03
Current: 2.09
1.32
5.03
P/S 1.96
SPMYY's P/S is ranked lower than
60% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. SPMYY: 1.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.97  Med: 2.50 Max: 4
Current: 1.96
0.97
4
PFCF 93.84
SPMYY's PFCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. SPMYY: 93.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.6  Med: 18.25 Max: 95.5
Current: 93.84
6.6
95.5
POCF 23.46
SPMYY's POCF is ranked lower than
84% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. SPMYY: 23.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.5  Med: 14.52 Max: 30.15
Current: 23.46
5.5
30.15
EV-to-EBIT 32.69
SPMYY's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.69 vs. SPMYY: 32.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -32.1  Med: 12.30 Max: 56.5
Current: 32.69
-32.1
56.5
Shiller P/E 12.82
SPMYY's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 209 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.70 vs. SPMYY: 12.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 7.47  Med: 16.85 Max: 26.03
Current: 12.82
7.47
26.03
Current Ratio 1.86
SPMYY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SPMYY: 1.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1  Med: 2.16 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.86
1
3.15
Quick Ratio 1.66
SPMYY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SPMYY: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.61 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.66
0.75
2.86
Days Inventory 72.69
SPMYY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
88% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. SPMYY: 72.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 73.19  Med: 86.77 Max: 122.01
Current: 72.69
73.19
122.01
Days Sales Outstanding 89.30
SPMYY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
80% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.75 vs. SPMYY: 89.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 45.43  Med: 61.95 Max: 94.81
Current: 89.3
45.43
94.81

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.53
SPMYY's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
65% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. SPMYY: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.29 Max: 3.51
Current: 2.53
0.71
3.51
Dividend Payout 1.02
SPMYY's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. SPMYY: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.18 Max: 1.09
Current: 1.02
0.13
1.09
Dividend growth (3y) 8.30
SPMYY's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
63% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. SPMYY: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: -100.00 Max: 53.2
Current: 8.3
0
53.2
Yield on cost (5-Year) 5.34
SPMYY's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
67% of the 675 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.41 vs. SPMYY: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 2.72 Max: 7.4
Current: 5.34
1.5
7.4
Share Buyback Rate 3.10
SPMYY's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SPMYY: 3.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 10.2  Med: 0.60 Max: -11.9
Current: 3.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.59
SPMYY's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
66% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.54 vs. SPMYY: 10.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.54  Med: 6.92 Max: 24.75
Current: 10.59
4.54
24.75
Price/Tangible Book 5.45
SPMYY's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
72% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. SPMYY: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.59  Med: 5.28 Max: 305
Current: 5.45
2.59
305
Price/Projected FCF 0.92
SPMYY's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SPMYY: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 2.19 Max: 3.55
Current: 0.92
0.77
3.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
SPMYY's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
77% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SPMYY: 0.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.41
Current: 0.79
0.11
2.41
Price/Graham Number 3.20
SPMYY's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. SPMYY: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 2.26 Max: 38.13
Current: 3.2
0.63
38.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.11
SPMYY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. SPMYY: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.8  Med: 7.50 Max: 25.7
Current: 3.11
1.8
25.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.81
SPMYY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 237 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.68 vs. SPMYY: -12.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPMYY' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -15  Med: 1.30 Max: 41.4
Current: -12.81
-15
41.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Traded in other countries:SPT.UK, BW8.Germany,
Spirent Communications PLC was incorporated on July 16, 1949. The Company is engaged in communications test and measurement. It develops hardware and software solutions and test methodologies for for development labs, communication networks and IT organisations. The Company business segments are Networks & Applications; Wireless & Service Experience; and Service Assurance. The Networks & Applications segment develops solutions for functional, performance and security testing of next generation networks and applications that simulate real-world conditions in the lab, before a commercial launch. Its broad solutions portfolio addresses data centers, cloud computing, virtualized environments, applications and security, high speed Ethernet networks and services, and virtual/physical test automation and management. The wireless & service experience segment apply its solutions to functional and performance testing of 4G LTE and 3G mobile devices, services and infrastructure, and satellite positioning devices. The Company's solutions carry out this testing under real-world conditions in the lab prior to commercial launch. The portfolio also includes services and tools for end-to-end measurement of the mobile experience on live networks, on any device and on any operating system, helping its customers to minimize the risks associated with deployment of new technologies, devices and services. The service assurance segment offers solutions to allow service providers to diagnose, troubleshoot and determine how to resolve issues with networks and systems within the entire live network - whether virtualized or not. The Company is also a provider of mobile device management, device analytics and intelligence solutions for mobile operators. Its customer experience management solutions software enables mobile and wireline service providers to understand and quickly resolve their customers user experience issues. Previously Networks & Applications and Wireless & Service Experience were reported as one segment, Performance Analysis. Its networks and applications solutions put innovation to the test within labs, networks and IT organizations. Its wireless and service experience solutions apply its innovation to functional and performance testing of 4G/LTE and 3G mobile devices, services and infrastructure, and satellite positioning devices, under real-world conditions in the lab prior to commercial launch. Its service assurance solutions allow service providers to diagnose, troubleshoot and determine how to resolve issues with networks and systems within the live network. The Company is engaged in communications test and measurement. It develops hardware and software solutions and test methodologies for the communications industry.

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