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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 : 7/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
SPRO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.59
SPRO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. SPRO: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.07  Med: 0.62 Max: 0.68
Current: 0.59
-0.07
0.68
Interest Coverage No Debt
SPRO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 96 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 208.63 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 11.37  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
11.37
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.44
M-Score: -4.31
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -1.22
SPRO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.55 vs. SPRO: -1.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.42  Med: 1.58 Max: 7.67
Current: -1.22
-7.42
7.67
Net-margin (%) -11.96
SPRO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. SPRO: -11.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.12  Med: 1.51 Max: 14.26
Current: -11.96
-12.12
14.26
ROE (%) -19.09
SPRO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SPRO: -19.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -18.83  Med: 3.18 Max: 23.57
Current: -19.09
-18.83
23.57
ROA (%) -11.47
SPRO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SPRO: -11.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -11.22  Med: 2.03 Max: 14.05
Current: -11.47
-11.22
14.05
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -33.74
SPRO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. SPRO: -33.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -197.65  Med: 62.61 Max: 295.42
Current: -33.74
-197.65
295.42
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
SPRO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SPRO: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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
75% of the 81 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SPRO: -22.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
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

Q2 2014

SPRO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 87,900 sh (+8.65%)
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Q3 2014

SPRO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 87,500 sh (-0.46%)
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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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Ratios

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P/B 1.25
SPRO's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 128 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. SPRO: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPRO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.6  Med: 1.20 Max: 4.4
Current: 1.25
0.6
4.4
P/S 0.67
SPRO's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SPRO: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPRO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.76 Max: 2.93
Current: 0.67
0.37
2.93
PFCF 10.42
SPRO's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 52 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. SPRO: 10.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPRO' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.68  Med: 13.52 Max: 85
Current: 10.42
4.68
85
POCF 6.19
SPRO's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 75 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.16 vs. SPRO: 6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPRO' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.19  Med: 10.30 Max: 51.53
Current: 6.19
4.19
51.53
EV-to-EBIT -27.24
SPRO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
191% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.92 vs. SPRO: -27.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPRO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -698.1  Med: 13.10 Max: 216.6
Current: -27.24
-698.1
216.6
Current Ratio 1.20
SPRO's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. SPRO: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.2
0.27
2.08
Quick Ratio 1.20
SPRO's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SPRO: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.41 Max: 2.08
Current: 1.2
0.27
2.08
Days Sales Outstanding 20.04
SPRO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
61% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.82 vs. SPRO: 20.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 27.19  Med: 46.16 Max: 62.26
Current: 20.04
27.19
62.26

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.08
SPRO's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
50% of the 107 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. SPRO: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.71 Max: 4.62
Current: 3.08
0.31
4.62
Dividend Payout 2.43
SPRO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
91% of the 66 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. SPRO: 2.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.19 Max: 1.5
Current: 2.43
0.12
1.5
Dividend growth (3y) 6.30
SPRO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
59% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SPRO: 6.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 14.5
Current: 6.3
0
14.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.08
SPRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
57% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. SPRO: 3.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 2.71 Max: 4.62
Current: 3.08
0.31
4.62
Share Buyback Rate 1.50
SPRO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 87 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. SPRO: 1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 0.60 Max: -24.4
Current: 1.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.75
SPRO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 46 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.64 vs. SPRO: 9.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.06  Med: 4.92 Max: 13.87
Current: 9.75
3.06
13.87
Price/Tangible Book 5.42
SPRO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
79% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. SPRO: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.89  Med: 3.41 Max: 5.2
Current: 5.42
1.89
5.2
Price/Projected FCF 1.09
SPRO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 54 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SPRO: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.09
0.41
1.12
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
SPRO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. SPRO: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.02 Max: 3.08
Current: 0.91
0.58
3.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.70
SPRO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. SPRO: -3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -3.7  Med: 6.20 Max: 29.4
Current: -3.7
-3.7
29.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -8.69
SPRO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.95 vs. SPRO: -8.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPRO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.7  Med: 3.20 Max: 22.9
Current: -8.69
-8.7
22.9

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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