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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
SPMYY's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SPMYY: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SPMYY' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.67
SPMYY's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SPMYY: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SPMYY' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.66 Max: 0.76
Current: 0.67
0.18
0.76
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 4.56
Beneish M-Score: -3.04
WACC vs ROIC
7.79%
-15.11%
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % -9.60
SPMYY's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. SPMYY: -9.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPMYY' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.6  Med: 14.17 Max: 24.02
Current: -9.6
-9.6
24.02
Net Margin % -9.82
SPMYY's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SPMYY: -9.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPMYY' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.82  Med: 12.16 Max: 29
Current: -9.82
-9.82
29
ROE % -12.36
SPMYY's ROE % is ranked lower than
81% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.72 vs. SPMYY: -12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPMYY' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.36  Med: 16.01 Max: 47.96
Current: -12.36
-12.36
47.96
ROA % -8.47
SPMYY's ROA % is ranked lower than
84% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SPMYY: -8.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPMYY' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.47  Med: 11.23 Max: 29.6
Current: -8.47
-8.47
29.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -71.79
SPMYY's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.31 vs. SPMYY: -71.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPMYY' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -71.79  Med: 156.36 Max: 337.75
Current: -71.79
-71.79
337.75
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 15.20
SPMYY's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 386 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SPMYY: 15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SPMYY' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.3  Med: 2 Max: 19.4
Current: 15.2
-30.3
19.4
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517919 
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Traded in other countries:BW8.Germany, SPT.UK,
Spirent Communications PLC is engaged in communications test and measurement. The Company develops hardware and software solutions and test methodologies for development labs, communication networks and IT organisations.

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 development labs, communication networks and IT organizations. The Company business segments are Service Assurance, Wireless & Positioning and Networks & Applications. The Service Assurance segment provides solutions to enable service providers to turn-up new services and diagnose and troubleshoot network and customer issues, as well as systems for mobile device management, device analytics and intelligence solutions for mobile operators. The Wireless & Positioning segment develops solutions for functional and performance testing of 4G LTE and 3G mobile devices and services and satellite positioning devices, as well as products and services for assessing the service experience on live networks. 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 and in the live network.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 20.92
SPMYY's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. SPMYY: 20.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.57
SPMYY's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. SPMYY: 2.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPMYY' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.31  Med: 2.97 Max: 4.88
Current: 2.57
1.31
4.88
PS Ratio 1.90
SPMYY's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SPMYY: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SPMYY' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 2.51 Max: 3.97
Current: 1.9
0.96
3.97
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.85
SPMYY's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
77% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.91 vs. SPMYY: 35.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.6  Med: 18.57 Max: 106.67
Current: 35.85
6.6
106.67
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 20.49
SPMYY's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
92% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. SPMYY: 20.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.5  Med: 14.14 Max: 22.33
Current: 20.49
5.5
22.33
Shiller PE Ratio 20.88
SPMYY's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.57 vs. SPMYY: 20.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
SPMYY' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.29  Med: 13.43 Max: 23.86
Current: 20.88
9.29
23.86
Current Ratio 1.90
SPMYY's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SPMYY: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPMYY' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 1.9 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.9
1
3.15
Quick Ratio 1.69
SPMYY's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SPMYY: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPMYY' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.65 Max: 2.86
Current: 1.69
0.75
2.86
Days Inventory 65.59
SPMYY's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
87% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.35 vs. SPMYY: 65.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPMYY' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 60.6  Med: 84.35 Max: 106.54
Current: 65.59
60.6
106.54
Days Sales Outstanding 108.90
SPMYY's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
86% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.58 vs. SPMYY: 108.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPMYY' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57.67  Med: 73.87 Max: 108.9
Current: 108.9
57.67
108.9
Days Payable 368.39
SPMYY's Days Payable is ranked higher than
92% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.11 vs. SPMYY: 368.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPMYY' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 35.86  Med: 50.22 Max: 368.39
Current: 368.39
35.86
368.39

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield % 2.78
SPMYY's Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
60% of the 754 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. SPMYY: 2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
SPMYY' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.64 Max: 4.01
Current: 2.78
0.71
4.01
Dividend Payout Ratio 1.56
SPMYY's Dividend Payout Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.76 vs. SPMYY: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout Ratio only.
SPMYY' s Dividend Payout Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.28 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.56
0.13
1.77
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate 14.60
SPMYY's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked higher than
70% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. SPMYY: 14.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
SPMYY' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -100 Max: 53.1
Current: 14.6
0
53.1
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.34
SPMYY's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked lower than
62% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. SPMYY: 3.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 4.50
SPMYY's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
54% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. SPMYY: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
SPMYY' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 2.65 Max: 6.49
Current: 4.5
1.15
6.49
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
SPMYY's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 263 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. SPMYY: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPMYY' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.5  Med: 1.3 Max: 11.3
Current: 0.9
-12.5
11.3

Valuation & Return

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history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 10.37
SPMYY's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.91 vs. SPMYY: 10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 7.19 Max: 117
Current: 10.37
4.5
117
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.00
SPMYY's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
66% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. SPMYY: 5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 5 Max: 305
Current: 5
0.43
305
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.38
SPMYY's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
54% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SPMYY: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.03  Med: 1.52 Max: 7.64
Current: 1.38
0.03
7.64
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.76
SPMYY's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 403 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SPMYY: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SPMYY' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.78 Max: 2.41
Current: 0.76
0.04
2.41
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -5.85
SPMYY's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
84% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.64 vs. SPMYY: -5.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPMYY' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.22  Med: 7.4 Max: 26.3
Current: -5.85
-6.22
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -12.33
SPMYY's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
88% of the 249 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.16 vs. SPMYY: -12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SPMYY' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.33  Med: 10.1 Max: 50.1
Current: -12.33
-12.33
50.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $457.9
EPS (TTM) $ -0.28
Beta0.66
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $3.73 - 5.39
Shares Outstanding (Mil)152.94

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 479 500 522
EPS ($) 0.25 0.28 0.33
EPS without NRI ($) 0.25 0.28 0.33
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($) 0.16 0.17 0.18

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