Value LineNasdaqCM:VALU Stock Report

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22 Sep, 2021


Company Financials
VALU fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health5/6

VALU Overview

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

Value Line Competitors







Brookfield Asset Management






Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Value Line
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$33.40
52 Week HighUS$23.76
52 Week LowUS$39.51
1 Month Change-8.52%
3 Month Change10.45%
1 Year Change35.50%
3 Year Change38.97%
5 Year Change110.73%
Change since IPO30.98%

Recent News & Updates

Shareholder Returns

VALUUS Capital MarketsUS Market

Return vs Industry: VALU underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 59.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VALU exceeded the US Market which returned 31.5% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is VALU's price volatile compared to industry and market?
VALU volatility
VALU Beta-0.034
Industry Beta1.19
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: VALU is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 6% a week.

Volatility Over Time: VALU's weekly volatility (6%) 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$319.21m
Earnings (TTM)US$23.90m
Revenue (TTM)US$40.23m


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$34.85m

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 31, 2021

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.49
Gross Margin86.62%
Net Profit Margin59.41%
Debt/Equity Ratio3.3%

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?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VALU ($33.4) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($34.83)

Significantly Below Fair Value: VALU is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VALU is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (14.3x).

PE vs Market: VALU is good value based on its PE Ratio (13.4x) compared to the US market (17.5x).

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 good value based on its PB Ratio (4.5x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (61.3x).

Future Growth

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


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?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VALU has a high level of non-cash earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VALU's current net profit margins (59.4%) are higher than last year (40.3%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VALU's earnings have grown by 16% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VALU's earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (16% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VALU earnings growth over the past year (44.6%) underperformed the Capital Markets industry 77.4%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: VALU's Return on Equity (33.8%) is considered high.

Financial Health

How is Value Line's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($54.1M) exceed its short term liabilities ($27.4M).

Long Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($54.1M) exceed its long term liabilities ($25.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VALU's debt to equity ratio (3.3%) is considered satisfactory.

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 (798.8%).

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?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VALU's dividend (2.63%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.37%).

High Dividend: VALU's dividend (2.63%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.67%).

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.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (34.5%), VALU's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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 ($USD897.42K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.71M).

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 (11.8 years average tenure).

Board Members

Experienced Board: VALU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.4 years average tenure).


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

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

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
  • Market Cap: US$319.209m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.56m
  • 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 Analysis2021/09/22 22:33
End of Day Share Price2021/09/22 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.