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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FORD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
100% of the 737 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. FORD: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
FORD' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.64
FORD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
60% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. FORD: 0.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
FORD' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.73 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.64
0.39
0.93
Interest Coverage No Debt
FORD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
100% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 18.40 vs. FORD: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
FORD' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.71
M-Score: -2.39
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.97
FORD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.96 vs. FORD: 3.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
FORD' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.24  Med: -7.97 Max: 5.64
Current: 3.97
-13.24
5.64
Net-margin (%) 3.94
FORD's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. FORD: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
FORD' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -32.77  Med: -4.62 Max: 5.03
Current: 3.94
-32.77
5.03
ROE (%) 15.74
FORD's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 722 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.05 vs. FORD: 15.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
FORD' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.13  Med: -7.92 Max: 6.45
Current: 15.74
-69.13
6.45
ROA (%) 9.12
FORD's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. FORD: 9.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
FORD' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.94  Med: -5.29 Max: 5.34
Current: 9.12
-48.94
5.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 30.25
FORD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. FORD: 30.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
FORD' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.68  Med: -45.80 Max: 25.15
Current: 30.25
-94.68
25.15
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -0.30
FORD's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 631 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. FORD: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FORD' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.5  Med: -0.30 Max: 35.1
Current: -0.3
-28.5
35.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -23.40
FORD's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. FORD: -23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FORD' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.8  Med: -0.90 Max: 124.6
Current: -23.4
-77.8
124.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -14.90
FORD's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. FORD: -14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
FORD' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.1  Med: 3.00 Max: 158.9
Current: -14.9
-48.1
158.9
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Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Footwear & Accessories
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Forward Industries Inc is engaged in the designing, marketing and distribution of protective solutions for hand held electronic devices. The Company's protective solutions include soft-sided carrying cases, bags, clips, hand straps and other accessories.

Forward Industries, Inc. was incorporated in 1961 under the laws of the State of New York. The Company designs, markets, and distributes carry and protective solutions primarily for hand held electronic devices, including medical monitoring and diagnostic kits, bar code scanners, GPS and location devices, cellular telephones, laptop computers, and MP3 players. The Company's technology solutions include soft-sided carrying cases, bags, clips, hand straps, protective plates and skins, and other accessories. It also designs, markets and distributes carry and protective solutions for other consumer products such as firearms, sporting and recreational products, and aeronautical products. The Company's customers are the original equipment manufacturers, or 'OEMs', of these electronic and other consumer products (or the contract manufacturing firms of these OEM customers) that either packages its carry solution products as accessories 'in box' together with their product offerings, or to a much lesser extent, sell them through their retail distribution channels. It does not manufacture any of the products that it designs, markets, and distributes. The Company's selling prices for these products also vary across a range, depending on the size and nature of the product for which the company design and sell the carry solution. It sources substantially all products it markets and distributes from independent suppliers in China.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 8.86
FORD's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.62 vs. FORD: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
FORD' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 21.60 Max: 59.52
Current: 8.86
5.94
59.52
PE(NRI) 8.86
FORD's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
82% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. FORD: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
FORD' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.98  Med: 21.87 Max: 61.5
Current: 8.86
5.98
61.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 34.45
FORD's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
71% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 19.51 vs. FORD: 34.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
FORD' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.84  Med: 20.39 Max: 472.5
Current: 34.45
3.84
472.5
P/B 1.38
FORD's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. FORD: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
FORD' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.21 Max: 11.31
Current: 1.38
0.51
11.31
P/S 0.38
FORD's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. FORD: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
FORD' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.84 Max: 5.01
Current: 0.38
0.16
5.01
PFCF 12.40
FORD's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 19.29 vs. FORD: 12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
FORD' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.3  Med: 12.81 Max: 282.11
Current: 12.4
4.3
282.11
POCF 16.32
FORD's POCF is ranked lower than
63% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 11.57 vs. FORD: 16.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
FORD' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.53  Med: 13.29 Max: 162.33
Current: 16.32
3.53
162.33
EV-to-EBIT 6.59
FORD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. FORD: 6.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
FORD' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.1  Med: 0.15 Max: 33.4
Current: 6.59
-53.1
33.4
EV-to-EBITDA 6.32
FORD's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
76% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 10.35 vs. FORD: 6.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
FORD' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -118.1  Med: 0.20 Max: 29.1
Current: 6.32
-118.1
29.1
Current Ratio 2.75
FORD's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. FORD: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
FORD' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.24  Med: 3.35 Max: 14.18
Current: 2.75
1.24
14.18
Quick Ratio 2.15
FORD's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. FORD: 2.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
FORD' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 2.86 Max: 13.72
Current: 2.15
0.83
13.72
Days Inventory 42.88
FORD's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
86% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 106.91 vs. FORD: 42.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
FORD' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.04  Med: 29.34 Max: 40.41
Current: 42.88
21.04
40.41
Days Sales Outstanding 75.38
FORD's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
72% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 49.14 vs. FORD: 75.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
FORD' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 51.74  Med: 67.58 Max: 93.51
Current: 75.38
51.74
93.51
Days Payable 2.37
FORD's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 50.43 vs. FORD: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
FORD' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 49.28 Max: 85.22
Current: 2.37
1.85
85.22

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.41
FORD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 511 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.49 vs. FORD: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
FORD' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.67 Max: 56.94
Current: 1.41
0.59
56.94
Price/Tangible Book 1.39
FORD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
62% of the 696 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. FORD: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
FORD' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.34 Max: 8.53
Current: 1.39
0.58
8.53
Price/Median PS Value 0.43
FORD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 673 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FORD: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
FORD' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.86 Max: 3.98
Current: 0.43
0.16
3.98
Price/Graham Number 0.74
FORD's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
75% of the 506 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. FORD: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
FORD' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.19 Max: 2.61
Current: 0.74
0.57
2.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 15.21
FORD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 740 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. FORD: 15.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
FORD' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3  Med: 17.10 Max: 47887.3
Current: 15.21
3
47887.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $28.99
EPS (TTM) $ 0.14
Beta-2.59
Short Percentage of Float7.65%
52-Week Range $0.61 - 3.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.78
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