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Value Line

Nasdaq:VALU
Snowflake Description

Flawless balance sheet with proven track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
VALU
Nasdaq
$269M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Diversified Financials
Company description

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. The last earnings update was 66 days ago. More info.


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  • Value Line has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
VALU Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
5.3%
NasdaqCM:VALU
1%
US Capital Markets
0.7%
US Market
1 Year Returns
10.4%
NasdaqCM:VALU
8.6%
US Capital Markets
13.7%
US Market
VALU Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Value Line (VALU) 5.3% 17.5% 9.8% 10.4% 32.8% 81.6%
US Capital Markets 1% 5.5% 7.4% 8.6% 34.5% 59.9%
US Market 0.7% 4.7% 6.1% 13.7% 39.2% 44.5%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • VALU outperformed the Capital Markets industry which returned 8.6% over the past year.
  • VALU underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 13.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility
VALU
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

VALU Value

 Is Value Line undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of Value Line to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for Value Line.

NasdaqCM:VALU Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model Excess Returns Model
Stable EPS Median Return on Equity from the past 5 years.
= Stable Book Value * Return on Equity
= $4.49 * 25.6%
$1.15
Book Value of Equity per Share Median Book Value from the past 5 years. $4.49
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 7.8%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqCM:VALU
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Capital Markets Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 0.75
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 0.753 (1 + (1- 21%) (3.75%))
0.849
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
0.85
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (0.849 * 5.96%)
7.79%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqCM:VALU using Excess Returns Model Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Value Line is arrived at using the Excess Return Model. This approach is used for finance firms where free cash flow is difficult to estimate.

In the Excess Return Model the value of a firm can be written as the sum of capital invested currently in the firm and the present value of excess returns that the firm expects to make in the future.

The model is sensitive to the Return on Equity of the company versus the Cost of Equity, how these are calculated is detailed below the main calculation.

Note the calculations below are per share.

See our documentation to learn about this calculation.

NasdaqCM:VALU Value of Excess Returns
Calculation Result
Excess Returns = (Stable Return on equity – Cost of equity) (Book Value of Equity per share)
= (25.6% – 7.79%) * $4.49)
$0.80
Terminal Value of Excess Returns = Excess Returns / (Cost of Equity - Expected Growth Rate)
= $0.80 / (7.79% - 2.73%)
$15.81
Value of Equity = Book Value per share + Terminal Value of Excess Returns
= $4.49 + $15.81
$20.31
NasdaqCM:VALU Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $20.31
Current discount Discount to share price of $27.80
= -1 x ($27.80 - $20.31) / $20.31
-36.9%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of Value Line is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for Value Line's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Value Line's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-07-31) in USD $1.21
NasdaqCM:VALU Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-11-18) in USD $27.8
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 88 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 37.79x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,924 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.25x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of Value Line.

NasdaqCM:VALU PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:VALU Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 27.8 ÷ 1.21

22.92x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Value Line is good value based on earnings compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
  • Value Line is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Value Line's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 22.92x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
3.4%per year
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 38 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 2.02x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,038 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.46x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Value Line, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Value Line's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-07-31) in USD $5.10
NasdaqCM:VALU Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-11-18) in USD $27.8
United States of America Capital Markets Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 155 Publicly-Listed Capital Markets Companies 6.4x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,086 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.76x
NasdaqCM:VALU PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:VALU Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 27.8 ÷ 5.10

5.45x

* Primary Listing of Value Line.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Value Line is good value based on assets compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Value Line's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Capital Markets industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. Value Line has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU Future Performance

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

  • No analysts cover Value Line, future earnings growth has been estimated based on fundamentals.
The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
3.4%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Value Line expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Value Line's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Value Line's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Unable to compare Value Line's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqCM:VALU Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts 3.4%
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.3%
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.7%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.4%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.3%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:VALU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-07-31 37 10 12
2019-04-30 36 12 11
2019-01-31 36 11 10
2018-10-31 36 10 17
2018-07-31 36 8 16
2018-04-30 36 10 15
2018-01-31 36 6 14
2017-10-31 35 5 7
2017-07-31 35 1 6
2017-04-30 35 4 10
2017-01-31 34 -4 11
2016-10-31 34 -2 11

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Value Line's earnings are expected to grow by 3.4% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Unable to determine if Value Line is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (3 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from Value Line Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:VALU Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-07-31 1.21
2019-04-30 1.15
2019-01-31 1.06
2018-10-31 1.74
2018-07-31 1.61
2018-04-30 1.52
2018-01-31 1.48
2017-10-31 0.70
2017-07-31 0.64
2017-04-30 1.07
2017-01-31 1.08
2016-10-31 1.13

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if Value Line will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Value Line's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
Value Line has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU Past Performance

  How has Value Line performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare Value Line's growth in the last year to its industry (Capital Markets).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • Value Line's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • Value Line's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Value Line's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Capital Markets industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Value Line's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from Value Line Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:VALU Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-07-31 36.90 11.74 25.66
2019-04-30 36.26 11.15 25.62
2019-01-31 35.95 10.31 26.35
2018-10-31 35.99 16.86 26.72
2018-07-31 35.93 15.63 27.47
2018-04-30 35.87 14.74 27.44
2018-01-31 35.75 14.37 27.06
2017-10-31 35.31 6.82 27.00
2017-07-31 34.97 6.22 26.50
2017-04-30 34.57 10.37 26.18
2017-01-31 34.30 10.55 25.28
2016-10-31 34.25 11.02 24.60
2016-07-31 34.24 11.53 24.07
2016-04-30 34.55 7.29 23.94
2016-01-31 34.40 7.12 24.62
2015-10-31 34.66 7.39 24.74
2015-07-31 35.29 7.38 25.45
2015-04-30 35.52 7.29 25.91
2015-01-31 36.29 7.88 26.09
2014-10-31 36.70 7.73 26.46
2014-07-31 36.45 7.36 26.39
2014-04-30 36.33 6.77 26.66
2014-01-31 36.39 6.61 26.48
2013-10-31 36.06 6.33 26.38
2013-07-31 35.85 6.29 26.44
2013-04-30 35.84 6.62 26.03
2013-01-31 35.80 6.19 26.48

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • Value Line has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%).
  • Value Line used its assets more efficiently than the US Capital Markets industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Value Line has significantly improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Value Line's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Capital Markets industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
Value Line has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU Health

 How is Value Line's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up Value Line's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Value Line is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Value Line's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Value Line's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • Value Line has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from Value Line Company Filings, last reported 3 months ago.

NasdaqCM:VALU Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-07-31 49.28 0.00 26.30
2019-04-30 47.52 0.00 28.32
2019-01-31 46.89 0.00 23.63
2018-10-31 46.40 0.00 23.65
2018-07-31 45.18 0.00 23.86
2018-04-30 43.54 0.00 23.79
2018-01-31 44.52 0.00 22.62
2017-10-31 38.75 0.00 22.32
2017-07-31 38.37 0.00 24.02
2017-04-30 37.85 0.00 23.13
2017-01-31 38.40 0.00 21.47
2016-10-31 38.31 0.00 21.25
2016-07-31 38.92 0.00 25.27
2016-04-30 34.60 0.00 16.76
2016-01-31 35.01 0.00 14.90
2015-10-31 34.85 0.00 14.09
2015-07-31 34.73 0.00 15.85
2015-04-30 34.44 0.00 15.51
2015-01-31 34.97 0.00 15.85
2014-10-31 34.28 0.00 14.38
2014-07-31 33.74 0.00 16.01
2014-04-30 33.30 0.00 15.01
2014-01-31 33.09 0.00 13.97
2013-10-31 32.78 0.00 11.86
2013-07-31 32.72 0.00 11.92
2013-04-30 32.99 0.00 13.52
2013-01-31 32.86 0.00 13.90
  • Value Line has no debt.
  • Value Line has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.
  • Value Line has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • Value Line has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess Value Line's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. Value Line has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU Dividends

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

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
2.88%
Current annual income from Value Line dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of Value Line shares you are expected to receive $58 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Value Line's pays a higher dividend yield than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (1.42%).
  • Value Line's dividend is below the markets top 25% of dividend payers in United States of America (3.65%).
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:VALU Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Capital Markets Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 43 Stocks 2%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1956 Stocks 2.3%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqCM:VALU Past Annualized Dividends Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per share (annual) Avg. Yield (%)
2019-10-18 0.800 3.357
2019-07-22 0.800 3.231
2019-04-18 0.800 3.302
2019-01-18 0.760 3.576
2018-10-19 0.760 3.086
2018-07-20 0.760 3.166
2018-01-19 0.720 3.613
2017-10-20 0.720 3.901
2017-07-21 0.720 4.245
2017-04-21 0.720 4.026
2017-01-19 0.680 3.864
2016-10-24 0.680 3.455
2016-07-15 0.680 3.951
2016-04-14 0.680 4.170
2016-01-21 0.640 4.076
2015-10-16 0.640 4.316
2015-07-16 0.640 4.550
2015-04-16 0.600 4.615
2015-01-15 0.600 3.920
2014-10-16 0.600 3.851
2014-07-21 0.600 3.751
2014-04-17 0.600 3.966
2014-01-16 0.600 4.225
2013-10-17 0.600 5.821
2013-07-18 0.600 6.750
2013-04-18 0.600 6.768
2013-01-17 0.600 6.259
2012-10-18 0.600 6.450
2012-07-19 0.600 5.624
2012-04-19 0.600 4.874
2012-01-19 0.600 5.133
2011-10-21 2.800 24.779
2011-07-15 0.800 6.854
2011-04-14 0.800 5.817
2011-03-24 2.800 19.205
2011-01-21 0.800 5.696
2010-10-22 2.800 18.889
2010-07-16 0.800 5.594
2010-03-12 0.800 4.008
2009-12-15 0.800 3.108
2009-07-17 0.800 2.645
2009-07-16 0.800 2.319
2009-03-13 1.600 5.446
2008-12-15 1.600 4.815

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Dividends per share have been volatile in the past 10 years (annual drop of over 20%).
  • Dividends per share have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Value Line's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Dividends paid are covered by earnings (1.6x coverage).
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess Value Line's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can Value Line afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Value Line has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU Management

 What is the CEO of Value Line's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Howard Brecher
COMPENSATION $822,750
AGE 66
TENURE AS CEO 10 years
CEO Bio

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. Mr. Brecher serves as Secretary of EULAV Asset Management, LLC. He has also served as a Senior Officer of significant affiliates of the Value Line, Inc. He served as Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer at Value Line Income and Growth Fund, Inc. He served as Secretary and Vice President of Value Line Premier Growth Fund, Inc. He has been Secretary, Treasurer and General Counsel at Arnold Bernhard & Co., Inc. (AB&Co., Inc.) since 1991 and has been its Vice President since 1994. Mr. Brecher has been Vice President and Secretary of Value Line Fund, Inc. and Value Line Core Bond Fund since June 2008. He served as Assistant Secretary of Value Line Premier Growth Fund, Inc. He served as an Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of ValueLinefunds - Value Line Small Cap Opportunities Fund, Inc., Value Line Emerging Opportunities Fund, Inc., Value Line Asset Allocation Fund, Inc. and Value Line Larger Companies Fund, Inc. since 2005. Mr. Brecher served as an Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Value Line Convertible Fund, Inc., and Value Line New York Tax Exempt Trust since 2005 and Vice President and Secretary since June 2008. He served as Vice President and Secretary of the Value Line Funds from June 2008 to December 2010. He served as Secretary of EAM LLC from February 2009 to December 2010. Mr. Brecher served as an Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Value Line Fund, Inc. and Value Line Core Bond Fund since 2005. He served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Value Line, Inc. from November 4, 2009 to October 20, 2011. Mr. Brecher served as Vice President of Value Line, Inc., from 1996 to January 2010 and served as its Secretary from 1992 to January 2010. He served as Acting Chairman of Value Line, Inc. from November 14, 2009 to October 20, 2011. He has been a Director of Value Line, Inc. since 1992. He has been a Director of Arnold Bernhard & Co., Inc. since 1992. Mr. Brecher is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. He also holds a Master's Degree in tax law from New York University.

CEO Compensation
  • Howard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year, both up more than 20%.
  • Howard's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Value Line management team in years:

10
Average Tenure
63
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Value Line management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Howard Brecher

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$823K
AGE
66
TENURE
10 yrs

Stephen Anastasio

TITLE
VP, Treasurer & Director
COMPENSATION
$687K
AGE
60
TENURE
14.2 yrs

Mary Bernstein

TITLE
Director of Accounting & Director
AGE
69
TENURE
9.8 yrs

Jason Wiseberg

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Sales
AGE
49
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Value Line board of directors in years:

9.6
Average Tenure
64.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Value Line board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Howard Brecher

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$823K
AGE
66
TENURE
10 yrs

Stephen Anastasio

TITLE
VP, Treasurer & Director
COMPENSATION
$687K
AGE
60
TENURE
9.8 yrs

Mary Bernstein

TITLE
Director of Accounting & Director
AGE
69
TENURE
9.1 yrs

Glenn Muenzer

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$45K
AGE
62
TENURE
7.2 yrs

Stephen Davis

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$40K
AGE
67
TENURE
9.6 yrs

Alfred Fiore

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$40K
AGE
63
TENURE
9.6 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • More shares have been bought than sold by Value Line individual insiders in the past 3 months, but not in substantial volumes.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
07. Oct 19 Buy Howard Brecher Individual 04. Oct 19 04. Oct 19 200 $23.38 $4,676
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Management checks
We assess Value Line's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. Value Line has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

VALU News

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Did You Miss Value Line's (NASDAQ:VALU) 56% Share Price Gain?

Over half a decade, Value Line managed to grow its earnings per share at 11% a year. … We note that for Value Line the TSR over the last 5 years was 90%, which is better than the share price return mentioned above. … A Different Perspective It's nice to see that Value Line shareholders have received a total shareholder return of 7.8% over the last year.

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Is Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) An Attractive Dividend Stock?

In this case, Value Line likely looks attractive to investors, given its 3.1% dividend yield and a payment history of over ten years. … We struggle to make a case for buying Value Line for its dividend, given that payments have shrunk over the past ten years. … Value Line might not be a bad business, but it doesn't show all of the characteristics we look for in a dividend stock.

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Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU): Commentary On Fundamentals

This indicates that VALU has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a crucial insight into the health of the company. … NasdaqCM:VALU Income Statement, June 11th 2019 Next Steps: For Value Line, I've put together three fundamental factors you should further examine: Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for VALU’s future growth? … The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether VALU is currently mispriced by the market.

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Update: Value Line (NASDAQ:VALU) Stock Gained 53% In The Last Five Years

By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time. … Over half a decade, Value Line managed to grow its earnings per share at 9.7% a year. … This EPS growth is reasonably close to the 8.9% average annual increase in the share price.

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Is Value Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:VALU) A Smart Choice For Dividend Investors?

Historically, Value Line, Inc. … Let's dig deeper into whether Value Line should have a place in your portfolio. … See our latest analysis for Value Line

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Should You Worry About Value Line, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VALU) CEO Pay?

Howard Brecher has been the CEO of Value Line, Inc. … This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does Howard Brecher's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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Here's What Value Line, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VALU) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us

To keep it practical, we'll show how Value Line, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:VALU) P/E ratio could help you assess the value on offer. … Value Line has a P/E ratio of 14.38, based on the last twelve months. … Price to Earnings Ratio = Price per Share ÷ Earnings per Share (EPS)

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Consider This Before Buying Value Line Inc (NASDAQ:VALU) For The 2.9% Dividend

A sizeable part of portfolio returns can be produced by dividend stocks due to their contribution to compounding returns in the long run. … Historically, Value Line Inc (NASDAQ:VALU) has paid a dividend to shareholders. … Let's take a look at Value Line in more detail.

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Does Value Line Inc's (NASDAQ:VALU) CEO Salary Compare Well With Others?

How Does Howard Brecher's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … Our data indicates that Value Line Inc is worth US$243m, and total annual CEO compensation is US$712k. … So Howard Brecher receives a similar amount to the median CEO pay, amongst the companies we looked at.

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Has Value Line Inc (NASDAQ:VALU) Improved Earnings In Recent Times?

For long term investors, improvement in profitability and outperformance against the industry can be important characteristics in a stock. … In this article, I will take a look at Value Line Inc's (NASDAQ:VALU) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its historical trend and its industry peers. … Were VALU's earnings stronger than its past performances and the industry.

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VALU Company Info

Description

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), options, and convertible securities. 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. It also provides niche newsletters comprising Value Line Select, Value Line Select: Dividend Income & Growth, Value Line Select: ETFs, and The Value Line Special Situations Service that offer information on a less comprehensive basis for securities that are of particular interest to subscribers; digital versions of its products through its Website, valueline.com; and investment analysis software, such as The Value Line Investment Analyzer, which includes data sorting and filtering tools. In addition, the company offers current and historical financial databases comprising DataFile, estimates and projections, convertibles, and mutual funds through online; and copyright data products, which include unit investment trusts, variable annuities, managed accounts, and EFTs. Further, it places advertising on behalf of the company’s publications; and provides subscription fulfillment and subscriber relation services. The company serves individual and professional investors, as well as institutions, including municipal and university libraries, and investment firms. Value Line, Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Value Line, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Arnold Bernhard & Co, Inc.

Details
Name: Value Line, Inc.
VALU
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 1931
$268,512,972
9,658,740
Website: http://www.valueline.com
Address: Value Line, Inc.
551 Fifth Avenue,
New York,
New York, 10176,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM VALU Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 10. May 1983
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
162
Value Line employees.
Industry
Financial Exchanges and Data
Diversified Financials
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/18 23:49
End of day share price update: 2019/11/18 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2019/09/13
Last earnings reported: 2019/07/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2019/04/30


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