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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
VALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 271 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. VALU: No Debt )
VALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.22   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.39
VALU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. VALU: 0.39 )
VALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.39

0.05
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
VALU's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
83% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 27.10 vs. VALU: No Debt )
VALU' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.85
M-Score: -3.18
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 8.49
VALU's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.56 vs. VALU: 8.49 )
VALU' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -55.37   Max: 42.61
Current: 8.49

-55.37
42.61
Net-margin (%) 20.19
VALU's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 262 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. VALU: 20.19 )
VALU' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -39.88   Max: 77.63
Current: 20.19

-39.88
77.63
ROE (%) 21.81
VALU's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 5.85 vs. VALU: 21.81 )
VALU' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -108.11   Max: 113.62
Current: 21.81

-108.11
113.62
ROA (%) 8.42
VALU's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VALU: 8.42 )
VALU' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -38.66   Max: 43.03
Current: 8.42

-38.66
43.03
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 80.07
VALU's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 261 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.49 vs. VALU: 80.07 )
VALU' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -756.17   Max: 731.58
Current: 80.07

-756.17
731.58
Revenue Growth (%) -8.90
VALU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. VALU: -8.90 )
VALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 5.9
Current: -8.9

-19
5.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -30.30
VALU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -5.80 vs. VALU: -30.30 )
VALU' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.3   Max: 11.2
Current: -30.3

-30.3
11.2
EPS Growth (%) -43.30
VALU's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -4.50 vs. VALU: -43.30 )
VALU' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 15
Current: -43.3

-43.3
15
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VALU Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 28,690 sh (-6.89%)
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Q4 2013

VALU Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 11,453 sh (-60.08%)
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Q1 2014

VALU Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeff Auxier 11,453 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 19.20
VALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
75% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 25.40 vs. VALU: 19.20 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 31.9
Current: 19.2

2.67
31.9
P/B 4.20
VALU's P/B is ranked higher than
56% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. VALU: 4.20 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 59.07
Current: 4.2

2.35
59.07
P/S 3.89
VALU's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VALU: 3.89 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 7.63
Current: 3.89

2.24
7.63
PFCF 45.16
VALU's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 44.48 vs. VALU: 45.16 )
VALU' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 275.47
Current: 45.16

6.4
275.47
EV-to-EBIT 40.93
VALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.86 vs. VALU: 40.93 )
VALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 61.6
Current: 40.93

4.5
61.6
Shiller P/E 14.89
VALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 239.22 vs. VALU: 14.89 )
VALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 24.94
Current: 14.89

5.26
24.94
Current Ratio 0.69
VALU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
129% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VALU: 0.69 )
VALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 12.93
Current: 0.69

0.58
12.93
Quick Ratio 0.69
VALU's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
129% of the 168 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VALU: 0.69 )
VALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 12.93
Current: 0.69

0.58
12.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 4.10
VALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
73% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. VALU: 4.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.78
Current: 4.1

1.54
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.80
VALU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
72% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. VALU: 0.80 )
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.8

0.06
1.36
Yield on cost (5-Year) 4.10
VALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
69% of the 204 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. VALU: 4.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.78
Current: 4.1

1.54
7.78
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
VALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. VALU: 0.50 )
VALU' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.5   Max: -0.1
Current: 0.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 5.27
VALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
70% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 14.94 vs. VALU: 5.27 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 81.57
Current: 5.27

1.5
81.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.04
VALU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
69% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. VALU: 4.04 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 4.79
Current: 4.04

0.81
4.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
VALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. VALU: 0.91 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.76
Current: 0.91

0.56
1.76
Price/Graham Number 2.12
VALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 288 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 2.12 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 8.04
Current: 2.12

0.68
8.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
VALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
52% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VALU: 2.40 )
VALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 22.4
Current: 2.4

1.6
22.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.31
VALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.23 vs. VALU: 0.31 )
VALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 16.9
Current: 0.31

-6.7
16.9

Business Description

Industry: Publishing » Publishing
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Value Line, Inc., produces investment periodicals & related publications. It makes copyright data like proprietary ranking system & other proprietary information available to third parties for use in third-party managed & marketed investment products.
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