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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
VALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VALU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.39
VALU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VALU: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.79
Current: 0.39
0.13
0.79
Interest Coverage No Debt
VALU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 141.94 vs. VALU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VALU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.85
M-Score: -2.43
WACC vs ROIC
13.38%
8.16%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 6.75
VALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.31 vs. VALU: 6.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -55.37  Med: 34.18 Max: 42.61
Current: 6.75
-55.37
42.61
Net-margin (%) 20.53
VALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. VALU: 20.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.88  Med: 26.38 Max: 77.63
Current: 20.53
-39.88
77.63
ROE (%) 21.36
VALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.07 vs. VALU: 21.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -45.33  Med: 21.12 Max: 138.14
Current: 21.36
-45.33
138.14
ROA (%) 8.37
VALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. VALU: 8.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.12  Med: 11.66 Max: 51.13
Current: 8.37
-26.12
51.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 63.22
VALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. VALU: 63.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -737.37  Med: 317.73 Max: 715.32
Current: 63.22
-737.37
715.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
VALU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 154 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.30 vs. VALU: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: -2.70 Max: 3
Current: -0.6
-19
3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -22.10
VALU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.60 vs. VALU: -22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.3  Med: -7.40 Max: 11.2
Current: -22.1
-30.3
11.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 1.90
VALU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.60 vs. VALU: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.3  Med: -5.40 Max: 14
Current: 1.9
-43.3
14
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

VALU Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 10,952 sh (-4.37%)
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Q3 2014

VALU Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 10,952 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

VALU Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 10,400 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 10,252 sh (-6.39%)
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Q1 2015

VALU Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 10,700 sh (+2.88%)
Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 18.41
VALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. VALU: 18.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.67  Med: 16.85 Max: 24.93
Current: 18.41
2.67
24.93
Forward P/E 21.55
VALU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
79% of the 61 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.56 vs. VALU: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 19.40
VALU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
58% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.20 vs. VALU: 19.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VALU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.68  Med: 16.81 Max: 24.97
Current: 19.4
2.68
24.97
P/B 3.88
VALU's P/B is ranked lower than
85% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. VALU: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 4.66 Max: 59.07
Current: 3.88
2.43
59.07
P/S 3.76
VALU's P/S is ranked lower than
89% of the 184 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. VALU: 3.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.24  Med: 4.18 Max: 6.76
Current: 3.76
2.24
6.76
POCF 90.86
VALU's POCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.54 vs. VALU: 90.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 22.69 Max: 100.33
Current: 90.86
6.07
100.33
EV-to-EBIT 33.92
VALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
78% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. VALU: 33.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 9.60 Max: 61.6
Current: 33.92
-9.2
61.6
Shiller P/E 18.70
VALU's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.98 vs. VALU: 18.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.32  Med: 14.44 Max: 24.94
Current: 18.7
5.32
24.94
Current Ratio 0.72
VALU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. VALU: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 2.61 Max: 9.96
Current: 0.72
0.61
9.96
Quick Ratio 0.72
VALU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VALU: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 2.61 Max: 9.96
Current: 0.72
0.61
9.96
Days Sales Outstanding 14.48
VALU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
96% of the 142 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 67.84 vs. VALU: 14.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.88  Med: 12.84 Max: 21.07
Current: 14.48
7.88
21.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.48
VALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
70% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. VALU: 4.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 3.72 Max: 7.78
Current: 4.48
1.81
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.81
VALU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VALU: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.47 Max: 1
Current: 0.81
0.14
1
Dividend growth (3y) -5.00
VALU's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked lower than
62% of the 77 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. VALU: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: -22.4  Med: 0.00 Max: 18.6
Current: -5
-22.4
18.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.26
VALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. VALU: 4.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.65 Max: 7.63
Current: 4.26
1.77
7.63
Share Buyback Rate 0.40
VALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
74% of the 108 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. VALU: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
VALU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.00 Max: -0.1
Current: 0.4

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 4.96
VALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 130 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. VALU: 4.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.56  Med: 3.98 Max: 20.34
Current: 4.96
1.56
20.34
Price/Projected FCF 6.34
VALU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VALU: 6.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.95  Med: 1.40 Max: 6.58
Current: 6.34
0.95
6.58
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
VALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VALU: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.62  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.93
0.62
1.81
Price/Graham Number 2.03
VALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
74% of the 90 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. VALU: 2.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.61 Max: 5.34
Current: 2.03
0.76
5.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.97
VALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. VALU: 2.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 10.10 Max: 18.5
Current: 2.97
1.6
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -21.21
VALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.27 vs. VALU: -21.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -21.2  Med: 6.40 Max: 14.8
Current: -21.21
-21.2
14.8

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