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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
87% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
SPRO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.6   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.61
SPRO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
72% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SPRO: 0.61 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.61

-0.07
0.68
Interest Coverage No Debt
SPRO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 85 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.85 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
SPRO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.37   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

11.37
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.61
M-Score: -2.76
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 0.88
SPRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.68 vs. SPRO: 0.88 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.42   Max: 7.67
Current: 0.88

-7.42
7.67
Net-margin (%) 0.85
SPRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. SPRO: 0.85 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.93   Max: 14.26
Current: 0.85

-11.93
14.26
ROE (%) 1.47
SPRO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.47 vs. SPRO: 1.47 )
SPRO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -19.24   Max: 19.94
Current: 1.47

-19.24
19.94
ROA (%) 0.91
SPRO's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.18 vs. SPRO: 0.91 )
SPRO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.88   Max: 12.4
Current: 0.91

-11.88
12.4
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.15
SPRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 29.20 vs. SPRO: 26.15 )
SPRO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -215.36   Max: 218.26
Current: 26.15

-215.36
218.26
Revenue Growth (%) 0.30
SPRO's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. SPRO: 0.30 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.9   Max: 21.6
Current: 0.3

-8.9
21.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.50
SPRO's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. SPRO: 10.50 )
SPRO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.2   Max: 32
Current: 10.5

-24.2
32
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SPRO Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 80,100 sh (-0.74%)
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Q4 2013

SPRO Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 80,100 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

SPRO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 80,900 sh (+1%)
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Q2 2014

SPRO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 87,900 sh (+8.65%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.02
SPRO's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SPRO: 1.02 )
SPRO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 4.4
Current: 1.02

0.6
4.4
P/S 0.57
SPRO's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPRO: 0.57 )
SPRO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 2.93
Current: 0.57

0.37
2.93
EV-to-EBIT -18.44
SPRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. SPRO: -18.44 )
SPRO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 132.2
Current: -18.44

3.4
132.2
Current Ratio 1.24
SPRO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPRO: 1.24 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.24

0.27
2.08
Quick Ratio 1.24
SPRO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPRO: 1.24 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.08
Current: 1.24

0.27
2.08

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.08
SPRO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 65 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. SPRO: 3.08 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.16
Current: 3.08

0.31
4.16
Dividend Payout 2.43
SPRO's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
71% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPRO: 2.43 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 1.5
Current: 2.43

0.12
1.5
Dividend growth (3y) 14.50
SPRO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 44 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SPRO: 14.50 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 14.5
Current: 14.5

0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.10
SPRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
61% of the 71 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. SPRO: 3.10 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 4.16
Current: 3.1

0.31
4.16
Share Buyback Rate 1.80
SPRO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
82% of the 88 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SPRO: 1.80 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4   Max: -24.4
Current: 1.8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 48.75
SPRO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
84% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SPRO: 48.75 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.67   Max: 57.75
Current: 48.75

3.67
57.75
Price/Tangible Book 3.68
SPRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SPRO: 3.68 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.89   Max: 4.96
Current: 3.68

1.89
4.96
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.84
SPRO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
86% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. SPRO: 0.84 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 1
Current: 0.84

0.41
1
Price/Median PS Value 0.68
SPRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SPRO: 0.68 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 2.76
Current: 0.68

0.52
2.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.80
SPRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
77% of the 103 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. SPRO: 1.80 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 29.4
Current: 1.8

0.8
29.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.30
SPRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
61% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. SPRO: 5.30 )
SPRO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 21.9
Current: 5.3

-3.3
21.9

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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