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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
99% of the 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VALU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VALU' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.41
VALU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
69% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. VALU: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALU' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.41
0.05
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
VALU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
97% of the 120 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 41.14 vs. VALU: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
VALU' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 3.25
M-Score: -2.53
WACC vs ROIC
9.15%
7.27%
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 (%) 5.99
VALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. VALU: 5.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALU' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.37  Med: 22.46 Max: 42.61
Current: 5.99
-55.37
42.61
Net-margin (%) 21.31
VALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. VALU: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALU' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.88  Med: 24.03 Max: 77.63
Current: 21.31
-39.88
77.63
ROE (%) 21.31
VALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. VALU: 21.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALU' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.33  Med: 24.37 Max: 138.14
Current: 21.31
-45.33
138.14
ROA (%) 8.51
VALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 186 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. VALU: 8.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALU' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.12  Med: 13.17 Max: 51.13
Current: 8.51
-26.12
51.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.38
VALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.98 vs. VALU: 56.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -737.37  Med: 268.41 Max: 715.32
Current: 56.38
-737.37
715.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.60
VALU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.10 vs. VALU: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19  Med: -2.70 Max: 3
Current: -0.6
-19
3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -24.50
VALU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 126 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. VALU: -24.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.8  Med: -7.40 Max: 11.2
Current: -24.5
-36.8
11.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.10
VALU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 118 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. VALU: 2.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.4  Med: -5.40 Max: 13.9
Current: 2.1
-43.4
13.9
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

VALU Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 11,200 sh (+4.67%)
Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

VALU Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 11,800 sh (+5.36%)
Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

vs
industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 20.50
VALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
65% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.88 vs. VALU: 20.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VALU' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.67  Med: 16.84 Max: 24.93
Current: 20.5
2.67
24.93
Forward P/E 21.55
VALU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
87% of the 119 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.12 vs. VALU: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.57
VALU's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
64% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. VALU: 20.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VALU' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 16.80 Max: 24.97
Current: 20.57
2.68
24.97
P/B 4.31
VALU's P/B is ranked lower than
87% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VALU: 4.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALU' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 4.50 Max: 59.07
Current: 4.31
2.43
59.07
P/S 4.36
VALU's P/S is ranked lower than
95% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.84 vs. VALU: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VALU' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.24  Med: 4.11 Max: 6.76
Current: 4.36
2.24
6.76
POCF 192.51
VALU's POCF is ranked lower than
98% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 11.31 vs. VALU: 192.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALU' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.07  Med: 22.90 Max: 213.25
Current: 192.51
6.07
213.25
EV-to-EBIT 65.66
VALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
91% of the 221 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. VALU: 65.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALU' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.2  Med: 9.50 Max: 73.6
Current: 65.66
-9.2
73.6
EV-to-EBITDA 27.36
VALU's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
86% of the 257 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. VALU: 27.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VALU' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.5  Med: 8.90 Max: 33.6
Current: 27.36
-9.5
33.6
Shiller P/E 10.63
VALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
66% of the 59 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.08 vs. VALU: 10.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALU' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 9.63 Max: 20.66
Current: 10.63
4.3
20.66
Current Ratio 0.72
VALU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. VALU: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VALU' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.68 Max: 12.93
Current: 0.72
0.58
12.93
Quick Ratio 0.72
VALU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VALU: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VALU' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.68 Max: 12.93
Current: 0.72
0.58
12.93
Days Sales Outstanding 12.33
VALU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.66 vs. VALU: 12.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALU' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.99  Med: 12.26 Max: 17.15
Current: 12.33
8.99
17.15

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.10
VALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
59% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.17 vs. VALU: 4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALU' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 3.87 Max: 7.78
Current: 4.1
1.81
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.82
VALU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
76% of the 136 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. VALU: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VALU' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.50 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.82
0.06
1.36
Dividend Growth (3y) -5.00
VALU's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
61% of the 82 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VALU: -5.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VALU' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.4  Med: 0.00 Max: 18.6
Current: -5
-22.4
18.6
Forward Dividend Yield 4.28
VALU's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
54% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. VALU: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.02
VALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
53% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. VALU: 4.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VALU' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.77  Med: 3.79 Max: 7.63
Current: 4.02
1.77
7.63
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.40
VALU's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. VALU: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VALU' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.1  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.5
Current: 0.4
-0.1
0.5

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.31
VALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. VALU: 5.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALU' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.83 Max: 81.57
Current: 5.31
1.5
81.57
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
VALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 269 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALU' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.84
Current: 1.06
0.59
1.84
Price/Graham Number 2.20
VALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
75% of the 152 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VALU: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VALU' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.63 Max: 8.12
Current: 2.2
0.68
8.12
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.51
VALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VALU: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 10.30 Max: 18.5
Current: 1.51
1.4
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -13.34
VALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 106 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. VALU: -13.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VALU' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 5.90 Max: 14.3
Current: -13.34
-21.2
14.3

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $35
EPS $ 0.75
Beta0.97
Short Percentage of Float0.14%
52-Week Range $9.93 - 19.72
Shares Outstanding(Mil)9.77

Business Description

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