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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 185 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 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 0.40
VALU's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. VALU: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.61 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.4
0.05
0.8
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: 2.69
M-Score: -2.61
WACC vs ROIC
10.35%
12.04%
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 (%) 9.20
VALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.34 vs. VALU: 9.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -55.37  Med: 34.98 Max: 42.61
Current: 9.2
-55.37
42.61
Net-margin (%) 21.71
VALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 182 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.55 vs. VALU: 21.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.88  Med: 27.52 Max: 77.63
Current: 21.71
-39.88
77.63
ROE (%) 23.25
VALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.14 vs. VALU: 23.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -45.33  Med: 20.77 Max: 138.14
Current: 23.25
-45.33
138.14
ROA (%) 9.08
VALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. VALU: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.12  Med: 11.86 Max: 51.13
Current: 9.08
-26.12
51.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 87.14
VALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.88 vs. VALU: 87.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -737.37  Med: 319.49 Max: 715.32
Current: 87.14
-737.37
715.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
VALU's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. VALU: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -19  Med: -3.65 Max: 3
Current: -8.9
-19
3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -30.30
VALU's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 122 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.70 vs. VALU: -30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -30.3  Med: -5.20 Max: 11.2
Current: -30.3
-30.3
11.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -43.30
VALU's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. VALU: -43.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.3  Med: -7.25 Max: 14
Current: -43.3
-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) 13.00
VALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. VALU: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.67  Med: 16.75 Max: 24.93
Current: 13
2.67
24.93
Forward P/E 21.55
VALU's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 62 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.68 vs. VALU: 21.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 15.40
VALU's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
60% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. VALU: 15.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VALU' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 2.68  Med: 16.75 Max: 24.97
Current: 15.4
2.68
24.97
P/B 2.92
VALU's P/B is ranked lower than
81% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. VALU: 2.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.43  Med: 4.70 Max: 59.07
Current: 2.92
2.43
59.07
P/S 2.81
VALU's P/S is ranked lower than
87% of the 183 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VALU: 2.81 )
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: 2.81
2.24
6.76
PFCF 519.00
VALU's PFCF is ranked lower than
100% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 15.80 vs. VALU: 519.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VALU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.4  Med: 24.50 Max: 828.5
Current: 519
6.4
828.5
POCF 38.44
VALU's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.14 vs. VALU: 38.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VALU' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.07  Med: 22.69 Max: 100.33
Current: 38.44
6.07
100.33
EV-to-EBIT 31.43
VALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
76% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.68 vs. VALU: 31.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -9.2  Med: 10.00 Max: 61.6
Current: 31.43
-9.2
61.6
Shiller P/E 13.36
VALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
53% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.48 vs. VALU: 13.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.29  Med: 14.40 Max: 24.83
Current: 13.36
5.29
24.83
Current Ratio 0.74
VALU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VALU: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.87 Max: 12.93
Current: 0.74
0.58
12.93
Quick Ratio 0.74
VALU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 169 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. VALU: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 2.87 Max: 12.93
Current: 0.74
0.58
12.93
Days Sales Outstanding 12.98
VALU's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
97% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 69.25 vs. VALU: 12.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VALU' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 7.88  Med: 12.66 Max: 21.07
Current: 12.98
7.88
21.07

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 5.77
VALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
80% of the 218 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.98 vs. VALU: 5.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.81  Med: 3.68 Max: 7.78
Current: 5.77
1.81
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.75
VALU's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
69% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. VALU: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.48 Max: 1.36
Current: 0.75
0.06
1.36
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.06
VALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
61% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. VALU: 3.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.96  Med: 1.95 Max: 4.13
Current: 3.06
0.96
4.13
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
VALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
68% of the 104 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. VALU: 0.50 )
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: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 3.64
VALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
77% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. VALU: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.54 Max: 81.57
Current: 3.64
1.5
81.57
Price/Projected FCF 3.58
VALU's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. VALU: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.42 Max: 5.17
Current: 3.58
0.82
5.17
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
VALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
78% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. VALU: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.67
0.58
1.81
Price/Graham Number 1.45
VALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
67% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. VALU: 1.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.57 Max: 8.04
Current: 1.45
0.68
8.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.90
VALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 180 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. VALU: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.6  Med: 9.40 Max: 18.5
Current: 3.9
1.6
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 17.52
VALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 101 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. VALU: 17.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -5.3  Med: 6.50 Max: 14.8
Current: 17.52
-5.3
14.8

Analyst Estimate

Apr15
EPS($) 0.80
EPS without NRI($) 0.80

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