Sparton Company Profile (NYSE:SPA)

About Sparton (NYSE:SPA)

Sparton logoSparton Corporation is a provider of design, development and manufacturing services for electromechanical devices, as well as engineered products complementary to the same electromechanical value stream. The Company operates through two segments: Manufacturing & Design Services (MDS) and Engineered Components & Products (ECP). The Company serves the medical and biotechnology, military and aerospace, and industrial and commercial markets. Its products and services include offerings for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and emerging technology (ET) customers, which utilize microprocessor-based systems, such as transducers, printed circuit boards and assemblies, and sensors, as well as development and design engineering services. It develops and manufactures sonobuoys, which are anti-submarine warfare (ASW) devices. The Company also manufactures rugged flat panel display systems for military panel personal computer workstations, air traffic control and industrial applications.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Diversified Electronics
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:SPA
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $175.64 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 9,834,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $20.49
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $22.29
  • 52 Week Range: $17.11 - $26.43
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.88
  • P/E Growth: 1.82
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $400.14 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.44
  • Book Value: $8.06 per share
  • Price / Book: 2.22
  • EBIDTA: $22.79 million
  • Net Margins: -10.26%
  • Return on Equity: 12.56%
  • Return on Assets: 4.41%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.09%
  • Current Ratio: 2.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.05%
  • Average Volume: 86,310 shs.
  • Beta: 1.43
  • Short Ratio: 6.19

Frequently Asked Questions for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)

What is Sparton's stock symbol?

Sparton trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SPA."

How were Sparton's earnings last quarter?

Sparton Co. (NYSE:SPA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 9th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.06. The company earned $95.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.90 million. Sparton had a negative net margin of 10.26% and a positive return on equity of 12.56%. Sparton's revenue for the quarter was down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.34 earnings per share. View Sparton's Earnings History.

Where is Sparton's stock going? Where will Sparton's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Sparton's stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $24.00. On average, they anticipate Sparton's share price to reach $22.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Sparton.

Who are some of Sparton's key competitors?

Who owns Sparton stock?

Sparton's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.32%), Kennedy Capital Management Inc. (4.56%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.75%), Beddow Capital Management Inc. (3.71%), Janus Capital Management LLC (3.57%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (2.40%). Company insiders that own Sparton stock include Cary B Wood, David P Molfenter, Frank Anders Wilson, Gordon B Madlock, James M Lackemacher, Joseph G Mccormack, Joseph Thomas Schneider and Michael A Gaul. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Sparton.

Who sold Sparton stock? Who is selling Sparton stock?

Sparton's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Beddow Capital Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bard Associates Inc., ARS Investment Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sparton.

Who bought Sparton stock? Who is buying Sparton stock?

Sparton's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including AQR Capital Management LLC, Algert Global LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., PEAK6 Investments L.P., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., FMR LLC, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Sparton stock in the last two years include Cary B Wood, David P Molfenter, Frank Anders Wilson, Joseph G Mccormack, Joseph Thomas Schneider and Michael A Gaul. View Insider Buying and Selling for Sparton.

How do I buy Sparton stock?

Shares of Sparton can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Sparton stock cost?

One share of Sparton stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.86.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sparton (NYSE:SPA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $22.00 (23.18% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/13/2016B. RileyReiterated RatingNeutral$20.00N/AView Rating Details
9/20/2016CJS SecuritiesDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$24.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2016SidotiDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Barrington ResearchDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Earnings by Quarter for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Earnings History by Quarter for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/9/2017Q3 2017$0.28$0.22$100.90 million$95.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/7/2017Q217$0.24$0.10$99.88 million$97.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/8/2016Q117$0.31$0.20$100.62 million$100.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
9/6/2016Q416$0.32$0.50$102.57 million$106.97 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2016Q316$0.32$0.34$105.16 million$102.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/2/2016Q216$0.27$0.25$111.48 million$103.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q116$0.16$0.41$109.57 million$106.69 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/8/2015Q415$0.75$0.65$122.81 million$126.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q215$0.31$0.33$89.49 million$93.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q2$0.22$0.17$88.52 million$85.64 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q115$0.15$0.09$76.70 million$77.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/9/2014Q414$0.54$0.56$88.46 million$93.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q314$0.32$0.43$77.68 million$83.93 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/3/2014Q214$0.30$0.35$78.10 million$84.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q114$0.17$0.24$64.40 million$74.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/3/2013Q4 2013$0.41$0.67$77.74 million$87.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q113$0.15$0.09$52.80 million$49.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.17
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.31$0.34$0.33
Q2 20172$0.20$0.29$0.25
Q3 20172$0.28$0.32$0.30
Q4 20172$0.21$0.39$0.30
Q1 20181$0.33$0.33$0.33
Q2 20181$0.36$0.36$0.36
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.01%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 66.92%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/11/2016Joseph Thomas SchneiderVPBuy1,000$13.90$13,900.00View SEC Filing  
2/9/2016David P MolfenterDirectorBuy1,000$12.50$12,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Frank Anders WilsonDirectorBuy1,500$12.15$18,225.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Joseph G MccormackCFOBuy2,000$11.70$23,400.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2016Michael A GaulVPBuy150$15.32$2,298.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Cary B WoodCEOBuy1,000$19.10$19,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2015Gordon B. MadlockVPSell4,500$21.29$95,805.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2015James M LackemacherVPSell5,000$27.62$138,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2015James R SwartwoutDirectorBuy1,000$22.00$22,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/5/2015Donald W PearsonCFOBuy3,000$21.76$65,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014James M LackemacherVPSell2,027$27.14$55,012.78View SEC Filing  
11/19/2014Charles R KummethDirectorBuy2,000$23.50$47,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/26/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell9,007$25.00$225,175.00View SEC Filing  
9/25/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell2,368$25.00$59,200.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell4,617$25.00$115,425.00View SEC Filing  
9/19/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell20,993$25.64$538,260.52View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell14,739$25.55$376,581.45View SEC Filing  
9/17/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell5,284$26.01$137,436.84View SEC Filing  
6/2/2014Robert L Grimm IIInsiderSell1,500$28.92$43,380.00View SEC Filing  
3/4/2014Cary B WoodCEOSell40,000$32.27$1,290,800.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Robert L Grimm IIInsiderSell1,500$32.30$48,450.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2014Steven M KorwinVPSell5,751$32.22$185,297.22View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Michael W OsborneVPSell7,360$32.38$238,316.80View SEC Filing  
2/24/2014Gordon B MadlockVPSell2,800$31.49$88,172.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Jacob A RostVPSell4,000$31.14$124,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Steven M KorwinSVPBuy3,487$14.28$49,794.36View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013James R SwartwoutDirectorBuy1,000$13.65$13,650.00View SEC Filing  
3/28/2013Charles R KummethDirectorBuy2,000$13.34$26,680.00View SEC Filing  
2/13/2013Robert L Grimm IIVPSell1,000$14.75$14,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/7/2013Mark SchleiCFOBuy5,300$14.50$76,850.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2012James R SwartwoutDirectorBuy1,000$12.65$12,650.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2012Greg SlomeCFOSell1,158$10.01$11,591.58View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
Latest Headlines for Sparton (NYSE:SPA)
DateHeadline logoBRIEF-Ultra Electronics USSI and Sparton Corporation JV awarded U.S. Navy Sonobuoy contract - May 15 at 7:10 PM logoETFs with exposure to Sparton Corp. : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 7:10 PM logoEdited Transcript of SPA earnings conference call or presentation 10-May-17 3:00pm GMT - May 15 at 7:10 PM logoSparton Corp. :SPA-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : May 12, 2017 - May 13 at 12:55 AM logoBarrington Research Equities Analysts Decrease Earnings Estimates for Sparton Co. (SPA) - May 12 at 5:32 PM logoSparton Co. (SPA) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - May 12 at 7:20 AM logoTime to Sell Sparton Corporation? Investors Think So -- and So Does Management - May 11 at 11:43 AM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Sparton Co. Decreased by Analyst (SPA) - May 11 at 10:52 AM logoSparton Co. (SPA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - May 9 at 9:42 PM logoSparton Corporation Reports Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results - May 9 at 7:27 PM logoSparton posts 3Q profit - May 9 at 6:45 PM logoSparton (SPA) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of -0.01 - May 2 at 9:10 PM logoSparton a Key Technical Contributor to NAVSEA Award Given to NUWC Newport - May 2 at 9:20 AM logoSparton Corporation Introduces New Wide Temperature Rugged Mini PCs - May 1 at 11:40 AM logoVery Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Affect Sparton (SPA) Share Price - April 29 at 9:48 AM logoSparton Co. (SPA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday - April 29 at 7:24 AM logoFavorable Media Coverage Unlikely to Affect Sparton (SPA) Stock Price - April 26 at 8:04 PM logoETFs with exposure to Sparton Corp. : April 26, 2017 - April 26 at 4:21 PM logoSparton Corporation to Host Conference Call to Discuss Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results - April 26 at 9:15 AM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Likely to Affect Sparton (SPA) Stock Price - April 22 at 2:25 PM logoSparton (SPA) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.31 - April 18 at 8:28 PM logoSparton (SPA) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 15 at 3:17 PM logoSparton Co. (SPA) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 12 at 11:29 PM logoBRIEF-Sparton Corpo and Ultra Electronics USSI JV for Sonobuoy Tech Systems awarded $14.8 mln in foreign sales contracts - April 12 at 12:58 PM logoETFs with exposure to Sparton Corp. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 12:42 PM logoSparton Navigation and Exploration Announces Integration of Sparton AHRS Products on Riptide Autonomous Solutions micro-UUV - March 7 at 9:04 AM logoSPARTON CORP Financials - February 11 at 8:01 PM logoSparton Corporation 2017 Q2 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - February 10 at 4:38 AM logoQ2 2017 Sparton Corp Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied - February 9 at 5:05 AM logo4:22 pm Sparton Corporation misses by $0.01, misses on revs; guides Q3 revs below consensus - February 9 at 5:05 AM logoSPARTON CORP Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - February 9 at 5:05 AM logoSPARTON CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits - February 9 at 5:05 AM Launches a New Lineup of Rugged Fanless Mini PCs - February 9 at 5:05 AM logoSparton Corporation Reports Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Results - February 8 at 6:15 AM logoSparton Corporation to Host Conference Call to Discuss Fiscal 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results - January 26 at 5:52 AM logoBRIEF-Sparton Corp and Ultra Electronics joint venture awarded $30.3 mln for U.S. Navy Sonobuoy contract - January 13 at 3:38 AM logoSparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics USSI Joint Venture (ERAPSCO) Awarded $30.3 Million for U.S. Navy Sonobuoy Contract - January 12 at 10:38 PM logo8:31 am Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings announce the award of subcontracts valued at $30.3 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the US Navy - January 12 at 10:38 PM logoDefense Sector Update December 26-January 1: Closing The Year Out - January 2 at 7:42 PM Releases an Ultra Small Mini PC with 4 Gigabit LAN Ports Ideal for Industrial Applications - November 14 at 11:49 AM logoSparton Corporation 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides - November 9 at 7:37 PM logoBRIEF-Sparton Q1 earnings per share $0.01 - November 8 at 7:28 PM logoQ1 2017 Sparton Corp Earnings Release - Time Not Supplied - November 8 at 11:31 AM logoSPARTON CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders - November 4 at 7:07 PM



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