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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 : 4/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.01
SPA's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
99% of the 2242 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SPA: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SPA' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 5.43 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
SPA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SPA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SPA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.59 Max: 0.84
Current: 0.35
0.32
0.84
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 2.30
Beneish M-Score: -4.46
WACC vs ROIC
6.95%
-20.97%
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 % -14.08
SPA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SPA: -14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.08  Med: 0.71 Max: 6.66
Current: -14.08
-14.08
6.66
Net Margin % -10.61
SPA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
86% of the 2219 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. SPA: -10.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.61  Med: 3.28 Max: 5.08
Current: -10.61
-10.61
5.08
ROE % -48.54
SPA's ROE % is ranked lower than
93% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. SPA: -48.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.54  Med: 10.2 Max: 15.09
Current: -48.54
-48.54
15.09
ROA % -17.05
SPA's ROA % is ranked lower than
91% of the 2247 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SPA: -17.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.05  Med: 4.76 Max: 8.68
Current: -17.05
-17.05
8.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -53.67
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. SPA: -53.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.67  Med: 3.04 Max: 48.59
Current: -53.67
-53.67
48.59
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 18.30
SPA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 1986 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SPA: 18.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SPA' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.2  Med: 3.1 Max: 20.3
Current: 18.3
-27.2
20.3
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» SPA's 30-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-08-10 Est.)


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Cash & Debt
Operating Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

Q2 2016

SPA Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (+0.69%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 196,035 sh (-10.83%)
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Q3 2016

SPA Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 215,935 sh (+10.15%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

SPA Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 232,743 sh (+7.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2017

SPA Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 178,635 sh (-23.25%)
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 334419    SIC: 3672
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Traded in other countries:2SR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Sparton Corp is a provider of design, development, and manufacturing services for complex electromechanical devices and engineered products. The Company serves the medical & biotechnology, military & aerospace and industrial & commercial markets.

Sparton Corp has been in existence since 1900 and reorganized in 1919 as an Ohio corporation. The Company is a provider of design, development and manufacturing services for complex electromechanical devices, as well as sophisticated engineered products complementary to the same electromechanical value stream. The Company serves the Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace and Industrial & Commercial markets. The Company's two reportable segments are Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS) and Engineered Components & Products (ECP). MDS segment operations are comprised of contract design, manufacturing and aftermarket repair and refurbishment of sophisticated printed circuit card assemblies, sub-assemblies, full product assemblies and cable/wire harnesses for customers seeking to bring their intellectual property to market. ECP segment operations are comprised of design, development and production of proprietary products for both domestic and foreign defense as well as commercial needs. It designs and manufactures anti-submarine warfare ("ASW") devices known as sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy and foreign governments that meet Department of State licensing requirements. The Company's products and services include offerings for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Emerging Technology customers that utilize microprocessor-based systems, which include transducers, printed circuit boards and assemblies, sensors and electromechanical components, as well as development and design engineering services relating to these product sales. The Company's operations are regulated under a number of federal, state, provincial, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations, which govern, among other things, the discharge of hazardous materials into the air and water, as well as the handling, storage and disposal of such materials.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 15.22
SPA's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.09 vs. SPA: 15.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 2.16
SPA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. SPA: 2.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.16
0.21
3.26
PS Ratio 0.43
SPA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SPA: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SPA' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.45 Max: 1.08
Current: 0.43
0.06
1.08
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 4.67
SPA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
91% of the 934 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.50 vs. SPA: 4.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SPA' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 8.28 Max: 240.26
Current: 4.67
0.6
240.26
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.05
SPA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.97 vs. SPA: 4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SPA' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 10.31 Max: 1471.05
Current: 4.05
0.58
1471.05
EV-to-EBIT -4.61
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. SPA: -4.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -481.1  Med: -3.8 Max: 25
Current: -4.61
-481.1
25
EV-to-EBITDA -6.27
SPA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. SPA: -6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.8  Med: 2.9 Max: 592.6
Current: -6.27
-56.8
592.6
Current Ratio 2.22
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. SPA: 2.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.36 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.22
1.32
6.27
Quick Ratio 1.01
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SPA: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.25 Max: 4.09
Current: 1.01
0.56
4.09
Days Inventory 77.85
SPA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
56% of the 2159 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. SPA: 77.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.01  Med: 79.67 Max: 97.79
Current: 77.85
67.01
97.79
Days Sales Outstanding 43.87
SPA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
84% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 77.75 vs. SPA: 43.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.69  Med: 47.87 Max: 68.28
Current: 43.87
37.69
68.28
Days Payable 39.28
SPA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
79% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 60.05 vs. SPA: 39.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.24  Med: 34.49 Max: 46.81
Current: 39.28
22.24
46.81

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
SPA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. SPA: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPA' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 0 Max: 1.1
Current: 0.9
-1.4
1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.76
SPA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 2121 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. SPA: 4.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SPA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.9 Max: 134.16
Current: 4.76
0.38
134.16
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.71
SPA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.27 vs. SPA: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
SPA' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.97 Max: 51.5
Current: 0.71
0.43
51.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.95
SPA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
55% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. SPA: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SPA' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.47
Current: 0.95
0.16
2.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -21.68
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 2702 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. SPA: -21.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.68  Med: 7 Max: 35.8
Current: -21.68
-21.68
35.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $400.1
EPS (TTM) $ -4.33
Beta1.37
Short Percentage of Float3.64%
52-Week Range $17.11 - 26.43
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.86

Analyst Estimate

Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 391 407
EPS ($) 0.73 1.15
EPS without NRI ($) 0.73 1.15
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Mario Gabelli Reports his Top Increase of the Second Quarter Aug 07 2014 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight Feb 18 2013 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 14 2010 
Sparton Corp. (SPA) CFO Greg Slome buys 1,000 Shares Mar 02 2010 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 12 2010 
Sparton Corp. (SPA) CEO Cary B Wood buys 4,518 Shares Dec 09 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 16 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 13 2009 
Sparton Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 06 2009 

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