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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
FORD's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
79% of the 733 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. FORD: No Debt )
FORD' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.63
FORD's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. FORD: 0.63 )
FORD' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.63

0.15
0.93
Interest Coverage No Debt
FORD's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 58.82 vs. FORD: No Debt )
FORD' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 5   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

5
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.71
M-Score: -2.53
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.28
FORD's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 5.45 vs. FORD: 2.28 )
FORD' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -11.1   Max: 23.79
Current: 2.28

-11.1
23.79
Net-margin (%) -0.67
FORD's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.38 vs. FORD: -0.67 )
FORD' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -32.77   Max: 18.19
Current: -0.67

-32.77
18.19
ROE (%) -2.20
FORD's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.41 vs. FORD: -2.20 )
FORD' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -104.85   Max: 41.3
Current: -2.2

-104.85
41.3
ROA (%) -1.38
FORD's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 729 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. FORD: -1.38 )
FORD' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -56.3   Max: 31.54
Current: -1.38

-56.3
31.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 28.76
FORD's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 15.45 vs. FORD: 28.76 )
FORD' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -79.24   Max: 166.03
Current: 28.76

-79.24
166.03
Revenue Growth (%) 17.00
FORD's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 533 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. FORD: 17.00 )
FORD' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.6   Max: 35.1
Current: 17

-34.6
35.1
EPS Growth (%) -30.70
FORD's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 423 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FORD: -30.70 )
FORD' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30.7   Max: 103.3
Current: -30.7

-30.7
103.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

FORD Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 376,700 sh (+1.62%)
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Q2 2013

FORD Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 373,400 sh (-0.88%)
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Q3 2013

FORD Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 369,300 sh (-1.1%)
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Q4 2013

FORD Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 371,700 sh (+0.65%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with FORD

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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.50
FORD's P/B is ranked higher than
58% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. FORD: 1.50 )
FORD' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 11.37
Current: 1.5

0.51
11.37
P/S 0.40
FORD's P/S is ranked higher than
77% of the 739 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 0.87 vs. FORD: 0.40 )
FORD' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.01
Current: 0.4

0.31
5.01
PFCF 9.30
FORD's PFCF is ranked higher than
84% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 19.57 vs. FORD: 9.30 )
FORD' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.61   Max: 152.71
Current: 9.3

3.61
152.71
EV-to-EBIT 7.10
FORD's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 612 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 14.28 vs. FORD: 7.10 )
FORD' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.5   Max: 28.1
Current: 7.1

2.5
28.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 18.30
FORD's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
65% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. FORD: 18.30 )
FORD' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.73   Max: 92
Current: 18.3

0.73
92
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.10
FORD's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.80 vs. FORD: 2.10 )
FORD' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 287.5
Current: 2.1

0.63
287.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
FORD's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 670 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. FORD: 1.50 )
FORD' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 16.67
Current: 1.5

0.58
16.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.50
FORD's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 693 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. FORD: 0.50 )
FORD' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 3.73
Current: 0.5

0.16
3.73
Price/Graham Number 2.50
FORD's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. FORD: 2.50 )
FORD' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.5
Current: 2.5

0.56
2.5
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 14.00
FORD's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
85% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. FORD: 14.00 )
FORD' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.6   Max: 40.5
Current: 14

3.6
40.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.56
FORD's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
52% of the 443 Companies
in the Global Footwear & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. FORD: -2.56 )
FORD' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.6   Max: 8.2
Current: -2.56

-3.6
8.2

Business Description

Industry: Manufacturing - Apparel & Furniture » Footwear & Accessories
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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.

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