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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 : 10/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
REFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 2266 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. REFR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
REFR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.91
REFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 2237 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. REFR: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
REFR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.84  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.91
0.84
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
REFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1801 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 52.09 vs. REFR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
REFR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 18.41
WACC vs ROIC
4.17%
-257.24%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -351.91
REFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 2251 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. REFR: -351.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
REFR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2080.98  Med: -386.69 Max: -163.63
Current: -351.91
-2080.98
-163.63
Net-margin (%) -349.21
REFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. REFR: -349.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
REFR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2026.99  Med: -384.1 Max: -154.46
Current: -349.21
-2026.99
-154.46
ROE (%) -57.91
REFR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.19 vs. REFR: -57.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
REFR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -146.55  Med: -56.5 Max: -34.68
Current: -57.91
-146.55
-34.68
ROA (%) -54.24
REFR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 2278 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. REFR: -54.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
REFR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -138.67  Med: -54.45 Max: -33.67
Current: -54.24
-138.67
-33.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -262.03
REFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 2269 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.74 vs. REFR: -262.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
REFR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6870.43  Med: -1151.19 Max: -262.03
Current: -262.03
-6870.43
-262.03
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.70
REFR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. REFR: -4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25  Med: 13.9 Max: 121.7
Current: -4.7
-25
121.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -2.50
REFR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1622 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. REFR: -2.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.5  Med: -2.5 Max: 26.2
Current: -2.5
-24.5
26.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 4.00
REFR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. REFR: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.9  Med: -0.8 Max: 25.9
Current: 4
-23.9
25.9
» REFR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2017-03-10)


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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:RFR.Germany,
Research Frontiers develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion.

Research Frontiers Inc was incorporated in 1965. The Company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion.

Ratios

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P/B 7.00
REFR's P/B is ranked lower than
91% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. REFR: 7.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
REFR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 13.37 Max: 55.83
Current: 7
4.82
55.83
P/S 32.36
REFR's P/S is ranked lower than
98% of the 2234 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.94 vs. REFR: 32.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
REFR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.68  Med: 75.37 Max: 1258.33
Current: 32.36
14.68
1258.33
Current Ratio 9.93
REFR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. REFR: 9.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
REFR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 19.03 Max: 73.73
Current: 9.93
5.81
73.73
Quick Ratio 9.93
REFR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2249 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. REFR: 9.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
REFR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 19.03 Max: 73.73
Current: 9.93
5.81
73.73
Days Sales Outstanding 419.33
REFR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
99% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 74.89 vs. REFR: 419.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
REFR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.03  Med: 163.52 Max: 419.33
Current: 419.33
28.03
419.33
Days Payable 2.66
REFR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
99% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 57.63 vs. REFR: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
REFR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.66  Med: 7.76 Max: 18.37
Current: 2.66
2.66
18.37

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -2.00
REFR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1301 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. REFR: -2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
REFR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: -4.4 Max: -1.6
Current: -2
-11.1
-1.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.94
REFR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
55% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.19 vs. REFR: 10.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
REFR' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.45  Med: 20.17 Max: 258.33
Current: 10.94
6.45
258.33
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.61
REFR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
70% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.66 vs. REFR: 7.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
REFR' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.03  Med: 16.14 Max: 39.85
Current: 7.61
6.03
39.85
Price/Tangible Book 6.73
REFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
86% of the 2150 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. REFR: 6.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
REFR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.97  Med: 15.18 Max: 37.81
Current: 6.73
5.97
37.81
Price/Median PS Value 0.41
REFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. REFR: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
REFR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 3.16 Max: 324.88
Current: 0.41
0.26
324.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.12
REFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 2265 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. REFR: -12.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
REFR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.15  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -12.12
-13.15
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1.34
EPS (TTM) $ -0.20
Beta0.24
Short Percentage of Float6.94%
52-Week Range $1.65 - 5.40
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.04
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