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Value Line NasdaqCM:VALU Stock Report

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17 May, 2022


Company Financials
VALU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance5/6
Financial Health5/6

VALU Stock Overview

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States.

Value Line Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Value Line
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$72.96
52 Week HighUS$91.72
52 Week LowUS$29.21
1 Month Change-15.36%
3 Month Change21.20%
1 Year Change124.49%
3 Year Change244.80%
5 Year Change276.86%
Change since IPO186.12%

Recent News & Updates

Apr 29

Value Line's Asset Management Firm Is What's Making The Stock Run

In my view, the most valuable business model owned by Value Line is its investment interests in Value Line Funds. The company reported as much as $4 billion in assets under management. Value Line receives a portion of the revenue generated by EAM, the company’s asset management arm. I also expect that Value Line will successfully hire and train software developers. As a result, management may successfully offer a richer database with artificial intelligence tools.

Apr 28
Value Line's (NASDAQ:VALU) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

Value Line's (NASDAQ:VALU) Shareholders Will Receive A Bigger Dividend Than Last Year

The board of Value Line, Inc. ( NASDAQ:VALU ) has announced that it will be increasing its dividend by 14% on the 11th...

Apr 22
Is Now The Time To Put Value Line (NASDAQ:VALU) On Your Watchlist?

Is Now The Time To Put Value Line (NASDAQ:VALU) On Your Watchlist?

For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to...

Shareholder Returns

VALUUS Capital MarketsUS Market

Return vs Industry: VALU exceeded the US Capital Markets industry which returned -15.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VALU exceeded the US Market which returned -10.8% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VALU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VALU volatility
VALU Average Weekly Movement11.9%
Capital Markets Industry Average Movement0.4%
Market Average Movement7.8%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market16.9%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market2.9%

Stable Share Price: VALU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 12% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VALU's weekly volatility (12%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

1931166Howard Brecher

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cover a range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and options. The company offers research services, such as The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey - Small and Mid-Cap, The Value Line 600, and The Value Line Fund Advisor Plus, which provide statistical and text coverage of various investment securities, with an emphasis placed on its proprietary research, analysis, and statistical ranks.

Value Line Fundamentals Summary

How do Value Line's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
VALU fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$688.36m
Earnings (TTM)US$26.07m
Revenue (TTM)US$40.12m


P/E Ratio


P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
VALU income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$5.38m
Gross ProfitUS$34.74m
Other ExpensesUS$8.67m

Last Reported Earnings

Jan 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.74
Gross Margin86.59%
Net Profit Margin64.97%
Debt/Equity Ratio0.2%

How did VALU perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison



Current Dividend Yield


Payout Ratio


Is Value Line undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score


Valuation Score 1/6

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PE vs Industry

  • PE vs Market

  • PEG Ratio

  • PB vs Industry


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VALU ($72.96) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($42.33)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VALU is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VALU is good value based on its PE Ratio (26.7x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (35x).

PE vs Market: VALU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (26.7x) compared to the US market (15.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VALU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VALU is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (8.7x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (-16.4x).

Future Growth

How is Value Line forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

Future Growth Score


Future Growth Score 0/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


Forecasted Diversified Financials industry annual growth in earnings

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Value Line has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

Past Performance

How has Value Line performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score


Past Performance Score 5/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VALU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VALU's current net profit margins (65%) are higher than last year (47.7%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VALU's earnings have grown significantly by 20.6% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VALU's earnings growth over the past year (34.9%) exceeds its 5-year average (20.6% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VALU earnings growth over the past year (34.9%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 62.5%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: VALU's Return on Equity (32.8%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Value Line's financial position?

Financial Health Score


Financial Health Score 5/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Debt Coverage

  • Interest Coverage

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($61.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($25.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($61.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($25.3M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VALU has more cash than its total debt.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if VALU's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: VALU's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (13516.8%).

Interest Coverage: VALU earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet


What is Value Line current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score


Dividend Score 1/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VALU's dividend (1.37%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.54%).

High Dividend: VALU's dividend (1.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.06%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: VALU's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: VALU's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.

Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (32.3%), VALU's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: With its reasonably low cash payout ratio (37.1%), VALU's dividend payments are well covered by cash flows.

Next Steps


How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Howard Brecher (68 yo)





Mr. Howard A. Brecher has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Value Line, Inc. since October 20, 2011 and serves as its Chief Legal Officer since 2005. Mr. Brecher serves as Secreta...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD897.42K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD3.91M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Experienced Management: VALU's management team is seasoned and experienced (16.7 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: VALU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 12.1 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: VALU insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Value Line, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Value Line, Inc.
  • Ticker: VALU
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1931
  • Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Implied Market Cap: US$688.357m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.52m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Value Line, Inc.
  • 551 Fifth Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10176-0001
  • United States


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/05/17 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/05/17 00:00
Annual Earnings2021/04/30

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.