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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
VALU's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. VALU: No Debt )
VALU' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.22   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.38
VALU's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.48 vs. VALU: 0.38 )
VALU' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.05   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.38

0.05
0.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.09
M-Score: -2.78
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
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history
Revenue Growth (%) -8.90
VALU's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. VALU: -8.90 )
VALU' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19   Max: 3
Current: -8.9

-19
3
EBITDA Growth (%) -30.30
VALU's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
121% of the 177 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
133% of the 162 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: 14
Current: -43.3

-43.3
14
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

VALU Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 169,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 30,813 sh (-11.81%)
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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

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

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 26.10
VALU's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 23.00 vs. VALU: 26.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.67   Max: 31.9
Current: 26.1

2.67
31.9
P/B 5.10
VALU's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VALU: 5.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.35   Max: 59.07
Current: 5.1

2.35
59.07
P/S 4.74
VALU's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VALU: 4.74 )
VALU' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 7.63
Current: 4.74

2.24
7.63
EV-to-EBIT 61.32
VALU's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. VALU: 61.32 )
VALU' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 61.6
Current: 61.32

4.5
61.6
Shiller P/E 16.10
VALU's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 16.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 25.05
Current: 16.1

5.26
25.05
Current Ratio 0.68
VALU's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
51% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. VALU: 0.68 )
VALU' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 12.93
Current: 0.68

0.58
12.93
Quick Ratio 0.68
VALU's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
52% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VALU: 0.68 )
VALU' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 12.93
Current: 0.68

0.58
12.93

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.43
VALU's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. VALU: 3.43 )
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.78
Current: 3.43

1.54
7.78
Dividend Payout 0.87
VALU's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
88% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 0.87 )
VALU' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 1.36
Current: 0.87

0.06
1.36
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.40
VALU's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
73% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. VALU: 3.40 )
VALU' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 1.54   Max: 7.78
Current: 3.4

1.54
7.78
Share Buyback Rate 0.50
VALU's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 182 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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Price/Tangible Book 6.50
VALU's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
69% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 6.50 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 81.57
Current: 6.5

1.5
81.57
Price/DCF (Projected) 4.00
VALU's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
73% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. VALU: 4.00 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 3.3
Current: 4

0.81
3.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
VALU's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. VALU: 1.10 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.1

0.57
1.77
Price/Graham Number 2.70
VALU's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
76% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VALU: 2.70 )
VALU' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 8.04
Current: 2.7

0.68
8.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.60
VALU's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
60% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.20 vs. VALU: 5.60 )
VALU' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 22.4
Current: 5.6

1.6
22.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.21
VALU's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
65% of the 217 Companies
in the Global Publishing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.62 vs. VALU: 0.21 )
VALU' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 16.9
Current: 0.21

-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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