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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 : 4/10

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Interest Coverage No Debt
SPRO's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 57.70 vs. SPRO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPRO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
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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•

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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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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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Q4 2015

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Jim Simons Sold Out
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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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Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.69
SPRO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
75% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. SPRO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPRO' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.69
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Dividend Payout 1.71
SPRO's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
96% of the 68 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SPRO: 1.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
SPRO' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.71
Current: 1.71
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Forward Dividend Yield 1.69
SPRO's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
82% of the 102 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. SPRO: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
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Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.69
SPRO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
77% of the 132 Companies
in the Global Education & Training Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 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  Med: 0 Max: 1.69
Current: 1.69
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More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $13.51
EPS (TTM) $ -0.11
Short Percentage of Float0.73%
52-Week Range $1.25 - 3.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4.60
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