NasdaqCM:VALU

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Executive Summary

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


Snowflake Analysis

Outstanding track record with excellent balance sheet.


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Share Price & News

How has Value Line's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: VALU has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-1.5%

VALU

0.6%

US Capital Markets

-0.7%

US Market


1 Year Return

3.2%

VALU

11.3%

US Capital Markets

19.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VALU underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 11.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VALU underperformed the US Market which returned 19.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VALUIndustryMarket
7 Day-1.5%0.6%-0.7%
30 Day6.8%5.6%5.8%
90 Day6.5%3.1%8.3%
1 Year6.3%3.2%14.1%11.3%22.7%19.9%
3 Year70.6%52.6%23.7%14.1%43.5%33.9%
5 Year97.0%62.7%74.4%52.4%86.9%65.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Value Line's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

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

15.14x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: VALU ($26.85) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($26.05)

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 (15.1x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (23.6x).

PE vs Market: VALU is good value based on its PE Ratio (15.1x) compared to the US market (19x).


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's PB Ratio (4.5x) is in line with the US Capital Markets industry average.


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Future Growth

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

12.0%

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.


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Past Performance

How has Value Line performed over the past 5 years?

14.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: VALU has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: VALU's current net profit margins (41.7%) are higher than last year (31.8%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VALU's earnings have grown by 14.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VALU's earnings growth over the past year (45.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (14.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: VALU earnings growth over the past year (45.5%) exceeded the Capital Markets industry 11.9%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: VALU's Return on Equity (30.1%) is considered high.


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Financial Health

How is Value Line's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($41.3M) exceed its short term liabilities ($26.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: VALU's short term assets ($41.3M) exceed its long term liabilities ($27.9M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: VALU's debt to equity ratio (4.1%) 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 (826.8%).

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


Balance Sheet


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Dividend

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

3.13%

Current Dividend Yield


Upcoming Dividend Payment


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: VALU's dividend (3.13%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.62%).

High Dividend: VALU's dividend (3.13%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.66%).


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 increased over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (46.2%), 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.


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Management

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

10.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Howard Brecher (67 yo)

10.92yrs

Tenure

US$869,712

Compensation

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 ($USD869.71K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.27M).

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


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Howard Brecher
Chairman10.92yrsUS$869.71k0.017%
$ 43.0k
Stephen Anastasio
VP, Treasurer & Director10.67yrsUS$744.71k0.012%
$ 32.2k
Mary Bernstein
Director of Accounting & Director10yrsno data0.0021%
$ 5.4k
Jason Wiseberg
Executive Vice President of Salesno datano datano data

10.9yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: VALU's management team is seasoned and experienced (10.9 years average tenure).


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Howard Brecher
Chairman10.92yrsUS$869.71k0.017%
$ 43.0k
Stephen Anastasio
VP, Treasurer & Director10.67yrsUS$744.71k0.012%
$ 32.2k
Mary Bernstein
Director of Accounting & Director10yrsno data0.0021%
$ 5.4k
Stephen Davis
Independent Director10.5yrsUS$40.00k0.0021%
$ 5.4k
Alfred Fiore
Independent Director10.5yrsUS$40.00k0.0042%
$ 10.7k
Glenn Muenzer
Independent Director8.08yrsUS$45.00k0.0031%
$ 8.1k

10.5yrs

Average Tenure

65.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: VALU's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.5 years average tenure).


Ownership

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 company bio, 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$258.013m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.61m
  • Website: https://www.valueline.com

Number of Employees


Location

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

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VALUNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1983

Biography

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 cove ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/19 05:59
End of Day Share Price2020/10/16 00:00
Earnings2020/07/31
Annual Earnings2020/04/30


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.