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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
SPRO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPRO' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.62
SPRO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SPRO: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPRO' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.07  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.62
-0.07
0.68
Interest Coverage No Debt
SPRO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 141.10 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPRO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 57  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
57
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.83
M-Score: -3.57
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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history
Operating margin (%) 3.69
SPRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.92 vs. SPRO: 3.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPRO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.42  Med: 1.58 Max: 7.67
Current: 3.69
-7.42
7.67
Net-margin (%) -3.90
SPRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. SPRO: -3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPRO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.12  Med: 1.51 Max: 14.26
Current: -3.9
-12.12
14.26
ROE (%) -6.91
SPRO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. SPRO: -6.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPRO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.83  Med: 2.32 Max: 22.61
Current: -6.91
-18.83
22.61
ROA (%) -4.13
SPRO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 146 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. SPRO: -4.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPRO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.22  Med: 1.47 Max: 14.05
Current: -4.13
-11.22
14.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 112.98
SPRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.87 vs. SPRO: 112.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPRO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -197.65  Med: 45.84 Max: 295.42
Current: 112.98
-197.65
295.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
SPRO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SPRO: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPRO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: -2.30 Max: 21.6
Current: -5.9
-8.9
21.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.60
SPRO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 86 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SPRO: -22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPRO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.2  Med: -4.35 Max: 32
Current: -22.6
-24.2
32
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Financials


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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

SPRO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 88,800 sh (+1.49%)
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Q1 2015

SPRO Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 89,000 sh (+0.23%)
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Q2 2015

SPRO Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 89,700 sh (+0.79%)
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Q3 2015

SPRO Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 92,700 sh (+3.34%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE(NRI) 118.70
SPRO's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
92% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. SPRO: 118.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
SPRO' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.76  Med: 18.39 Max: 226
Current: 118.7
6.76
226
P/B 2.24
SPRO's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. SPRO: 2.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPRO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.20 Max: 4.4
Current: 2.24
0.6
4.4
P/S 1.22
SPRO's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SPRO: 1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPRO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.93
Current: 1.22
0.37
2.93
PFCF 20.94
SPRO's PFCF is ranked lower than
71% of the 55 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.38 vs. SPRO: 20.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPRO' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.68  Med: 14.13 Max: 85
Current: 20.94
4.68
85
POCF 12.71
SPRO's POCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.51 vs. SPRO: 12.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPRO' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.19  Med: 10.42 Max: 51.53
Current: 12.71
4.19
51.53
EV-to-EBIT 24.31
SPRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
75% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. SPRO: 24.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPRO' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -698.1  Med: 10.60 Max: 216.6
Current: 24.31
-698.1
216.6
EV-to-EBITDA 7.46
SPRO's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
64% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.83 vs. SPRO: 7.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPRO' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 7.46
Current: 7.46
0
7.46
Shiller P/E 64.05
SPRO's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
90% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.32 vs. SPRO: 64.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPRO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.31  Med: 22.50 Max: 64.05
Current: 64.05
15.31
64.05
Current Ratio 1.29
SPRO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SPRO: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPRO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.29
0.27
2.08
Quick Ratio 1.29
SPRO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SPRO: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPRO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.40 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.29
0.27
2.08
Days Sales Outstanding 28.20
SPRO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.73 vs. SPRO: 28.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPRO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.19  Med: 49.14 Max: 62.26
Current: 28.2
27.19
62.26
Days Payable 20.87
SPRO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
58% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. SPRO: 20.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPRO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: 20.87

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 1.69
SPRO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
80% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. SPRO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPRO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.69 Max: 4.62
Current: 1.69
0.31
4.62
Dividend Payout 1.71
SPRO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
87% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. SPRO: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPRO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.19 Max: 7.5
Current: 1.71
0.12
7.5
Dividend Growth (3y) 6.30
SPRO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
65% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SPRO: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
SPRO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 14.5
Current: 6.3
0
14.5
Forward Dividend Yield 1.69
SPRO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. SPRO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.69
SPRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
81% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SPRO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPRO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.69 Max: 4.62
Current: 1.69
0.31
4.62
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.50
SPRO's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 89 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SPRO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPRO' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.4  Med: 0.60 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.5
-24.4
2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.19
SPRO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
73% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. SPRO: 13.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPRO' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.06  Med: 5.04 Max: 13.87
Current: 13.19
3.06
13.87
Price/Tangible Book 8.48
SPRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 125 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SPRO: 8.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPRO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.44 Max: 6.33
Current: 8.48
1.89
6.33
Price/Projected FCF 2.37
SPRO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
83% of the 60 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SPRO: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPRO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.62 Max: 1.77
Current: 2.37
0.41
1.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.58
SPRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SPRO: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPRO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.01 Max: 3.01
Current: 1.58
0.57
3.01
Price/Graham Number 6.36
SPRO's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
94% of the 93 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. SPRO: 6.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
SPRO' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 1.94 Max: 14.38
Current: 6.36
0.94
14.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.10
SPRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SPRO: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPRO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 7.10 Max: 29.4
Current: 4.1
0.5
29.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.36
SPRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 57 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.59 vs. SPRO: -12.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPRO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.7  Med: 3.20 Max: 22.9
Current: -12.36
-8.7
22.9

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $14
EPS $ -0.11
Short Percentage of Float0.73%
52-Week Range $1.25 - 3.85
Shares Outstanding(Mil)4.60

Business Description

Industry: Education » Education & Training Services
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SmartPros, Ltd. was organized in April 1981 under the laws of Delaware as Center for Video Education, Inc. In 1998 the Company changed its name to Creative Visual Enterprises, Ltd. In January 2000 the Company changed its name to KeepSmart.com, Inc., and in June 2001 the Company changed its name to SmartPros Ltd. The Company provides learning and training solutions for specific professional markets, including accounting/finance, legal, engineering, securities and insurance, and information technology professionals, all of which have mandatory continuing education requirements. It also provides corporate governance, ethics and compliance training for the general corporate market. It offers off-the-shelf courses, live training and produce custom-designed programs with delivery methods best suited to the specific needs of its clients. The Company's customers include professional firms and companies of all sizes, who purchase its courses for use by their employees, and individuals who purchase its courses or subscriptions on a retail basis. Its e-marketing and e-commerce business sells ads on its Web site and develops customized newsletters and marketing programs for its clients. The Company's learning solutions for professionals are designed to meet the initial and/or the ongoing licensing and continuing professional education requirements imposed by governmental agencies and professional standards organizations. Its products are available in multiple formats including print, CD-ROM, DVD and via the Internet. The Company also offers live seminars directed to accountants, legal and financial services professionals delivered through a number of different channels. The Company's video and online solutions are flexible, cost-efficient and easy to use. On-line training provides cost-effective alternatives to traditional classroom training where travel costs, scheduling difficulties and lost productivity might be avoided. In addition, it offers clients a robust, comprehensive learning content management system known as the SmartPros Professional Education Center ('PEC'). The PEC provides clients and their employees a platform to take continuing education over the Internet, and the ability to track their usage and performance. The Company's competitors are SkillSoft PLC and Saba Software, Inc, CPA2Biz, Inc., Bisk Education, Inc., MicroMash and Center for Professional Education, Inc., RedVector.com, Inc., Professional Publications Inc., LRN, The Legal Knowledge Company, Integrity Interactive Corporation, SAI Global, Ltd. and PLI-Corpedia.
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