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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
100% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 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: 0.54 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity-to-Asset 0.38
SPA's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
83% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. SPA: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SPA' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 0.6 Max: 0.81
Current: 0.38
0.32
0.81
Debt-to-Equity 0.92
SPA's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
87% of the 1768 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.32 vs. SPA: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SPA' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.35 Max: 1.32
Current: 0.92
0.02
1.32
Interest Coverage 1.72
SPA's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 49.87 vs. SPA: 1.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPA' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.72  Med: 14.34 Max: 31.69
Current: 1.72
1.72
31.69
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 3.62
Beneish M-Score: -3.09
WACC vs ROIC
8.26%
2.80%
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

vs
industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % 1.92
SPA's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 2233 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SPA: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPA' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.35  Med: 2.61 Max: 6.66
Current: 1.92
-12.35
6.66
Net Margin % 0.33
SPA's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
86% of the 2233 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. SPA: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPA' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.13  Med: 3.28 Max: 5.08
Current: 0.33
-9.13
5.08
ROE % 1.65
SPA's ROE % is ranked lower than
94% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.89 vs. SPA: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPA' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.16  Med: 10.2 Max: 15.09
Current: 1.65
-39.16
15.09
ROA % 0.57
SPA's ROA % is ranked lower than
92% of the 2260 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.04 vs. SPA: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPA' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.12  Med: 4.76 Max: 8.68
Current: 0.57
-13.12
8.68
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 7.82
SPA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. SPA: 7.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.74  Med: 11.59 Max: 48.59
Current: 7.82
-44.74
48.59
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 6.90
SPA's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
87% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. SPA: 6.90 )
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: 5.7 Max: 20.3
Current: 6.9
-27.2
20.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -7.30
SPA's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SPA: -7.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SPA' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.4  Med: 2.85 Max: 38.8
Current: -7.3
-47.4
38.8
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -53.30
SPA's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1565 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SPA: -53.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SPA' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.9  Med: 12.6 Max: 55.8
Current: -53.3
-77.9
55.8
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Guru Trades

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

Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 178,635 sh (-23.25%)
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Q2 2017

SPA Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Jim Simons 214,835 sh (+20.26%)
Chuck Royce 1,000 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 43,638 sh (unchged)
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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

vs
industry
vs
history
PE Ratio 178.31
SPA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. SPA: 178.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SPA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 16.76 Max: 179.38
Current: 178.31
5
179.38
PE Ratio without NRI 178.31
SPA's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1655 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. SPA: 178.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SPA' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5  Med: 16.76 Max: 179.38
Current: 178.31
5
179.38
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 9.14
SPA's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 20.28 vs. SPA: 9.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
SPA' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 7.64 Max: 503.7
Current: 9.14
0.76
503.7
PB Ratio 2.80
SPA's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 2164 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. SPA: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPA' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.22 Max: 3.26
Current: 2.8
0.21
3.26
PS Ratio 0.58
SPA's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 2214 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SPA: 0.58 )
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: 0.58
0.06
1.08
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 9.27
SPA's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
88% of the 890 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 17.61 vs. SPA: 9.27 )
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: 8.09 Max: 240.26
Current: 9.27
0.6
240.26
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 7.23
SPA's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
87% of the 1107 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. SPA: 7.23 )
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: 7.41 Max: 1471.05
Current: 7.23
0.58
1471.05
EV-to-EBIT 39.70
SPA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1704 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.93 vs. SPA: 39.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPA' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.1  Med: -1.25 Max: 39.85
Current: 39.7
-68.1
39.85
EV-to-EBITDA 13.75
SPA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 12.05 vs. SPA: 13.75 )
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: 13.75
-56.8
592.6
EV-to-Revenue 0.76
SPA's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
64% of the 2193 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. SPA: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SPA' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 0.4 Max: 1.2
Current: 0.76
0.1
1.2
Current Ratio 2.04
SPA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 2232 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SPA: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 2.28 Max: 6.27
Current: 2.04
1.32
6.27
Quick Ratio 0.93
SPA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
74% of the 2232 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. SPA: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.18 Max: 3.56
Current: 0.93
0.59
3.56
Days Inventory 74.14
SPA's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 71.07 vs. SPA: 74.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPA' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.01  Med: 78.16 Max: 97.79
Current: 74.14
67.01
97.79
Days Sales Outstanding 41.63
SPA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 73.80 vs. SPA: 41.63 )
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: 41.63
37.69
68.28
Days Payable 31.01
SPA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
71% of the 1772 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 57.54 vs. SPA: 31.01 )
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: 31.01
22.24
46.81

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.90
SPA's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1366 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 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

vs
industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 5.61
SPA's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
84% of the 2109 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. SPA: 5.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SPA' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.79 Max: 7.38
Current: 5.61
0.2
7.38
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.81
SPA's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 1377 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. SPA: 0.81 )
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: 0.18  Med: 0.98 Max: 42.92
Current: 0.81
0.18
42.92
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.27
SPA's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
52% of the 2134 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. SPA: 1.27 )
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: 0.12  Med: 0.87 Max: 1.86
Current: 1.27
0.12
1.86
Price-to-Graham-Number 6.66
SPA's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SPA: 6.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SPA' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.8 Max: 6.7
Current: 6.66
0.11
6.7
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 2.50
SPA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
93% of the 2257 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. SPA: 2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -139.7  Med: -2 Max: 35.8
Current: 2.5
-139.7
35.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $397.56
EPS (TTM) $ 0.13
Beta1.35
Short Percentage of Float1.74%
52-Week Range $16.83 - 26.43
Shares Outstanding (Mil)9.86

Analyst Estimate

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

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Sparton Corporation Aug 28 2017 
WEISSLAW LLP: Sparton Corporation Acquisition May Not Be in the Best Interests of SPA Shareholders Jul 13 2017 
SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Monteverde & Associates PC Announces An Investigation Of Sparton Corporation - SP Jul 12 2017 
Rowley Law PLLC Is Investigating Sparton Corporation and Its Board of Directors For Potential Breach Jul 11 2017 
SPARTON CORP INVESTOR ALERT BY THE FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL OF LOUISIANA: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Inve Jul 07 2017 
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 

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