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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
REFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 2206 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 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: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.97
REFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 2187 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. REFR: 0.97 )
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: 0.97
0.84
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
REFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 156.90 vs. REFR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
REFR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 157.84
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 : 5/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -191.21
REFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 2195 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.52 vs. REFR: -191.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
REFR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2789.21  Med: -499.30 Max: -163.63
Current: -191.21
-2789.21
-163.63
Net-margin (%) -189.66
REFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 2196 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. REFR: -189.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
REFR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2696.4  Med: -496.61 Max: -154.46
Current: -189.66
-2696.4
-154.46
ROE (%) -34.12
REFR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. REFR: -34.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
REFR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -146.55  Med: -69.01 Max: -33.52
Current: -34.12
-146.55
-33.52
ROA (%) -33.00
REFR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. REFR: -33.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
REFR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -138.67  Med: -65.49 Max: -32.54
Current: -33
-138.67
-32.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -220.26
REFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 2215 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.53 vs. REFR: -220.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
REFR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6870.43  Med: -1320.22 Max: -374.18
Current: -220.26
-6870.43
-374.18
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 11.90
REFR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1972 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. REFR: 11.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.1  Med: 13.20 Max: 122.4
Current: 11.9
-23.1
122.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.80
REFR's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1528 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. REFR: -4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.4  Med: -1.90 Max: 26.6
Current: -4.8
-24.4
26.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -5.70
REFR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 1348 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. REFR: -5.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
REFR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.2  Med: -2.40 Max: 25.9
Current: -5.7
-23.2
25.9
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 102.04
REFR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
94% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 14.90 vs. REFR: 102.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 9.95
REFR's P/B is ranked lower than
96% of the 2153 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. REFR: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
REFR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.79  Med: 12.96 Max: 45.76
Current: 9.95
4.79
45.76
P/S 47.56
REFR's P/S is ranked lower than
99% of the 2180 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.82 vs. REFR: 47.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
REFR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.55  Med: 77.71 Max: 1573
Current: 47.56
14.55
1573
Current Ratio 27.03
REFR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2185 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. REFR: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
REFR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 21.25 Max: 90
Current: 27.03
5.81
90
Quick Ratio 27.03
REFR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
99% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. REFR: 27.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
REFR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.81  Med: 21.25 Max: 90
Current: 27.03
5.81
90
Days Sales Outstanding 311.57
REFR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
98% of the 1813 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 77.66 vs. REFR: 311.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
REFR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.03  Med: 146.00 Max: 268.21
Current: 311.57
28.03
268.21
Days Payable 6.49
REFR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
98% of the 1905 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 58.87 vs. REFR: 6.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
REFR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.45  Med: 9.39 Max: 18.5
Current: 6.49
3.45
18.5

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 13.37
REFR's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
67% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. REFR: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
REFR' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.45  Med: 21.19 Max: 258.33
Current: 13.37
6.45
258.33
Price/Net Current Asset Value 10.97
REFR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
81% of the 1635 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. REFR: 10.97 )
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: 16.49 Max: 39.85
Current: 10.97
6.03
39.85
Price/Tangible Book 9.95
REFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
93% of the 2099 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. REFR: 9.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
REFR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.94  Med: 15.41 Max: 37
Current: 9.95
5.94
37
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
REFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 1974 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. REFR: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
REFR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.63 Max: 22.44
Current: 0.61
0.25
22.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -4.20
REFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. REFR: -4.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
REFR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.1  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -4.2
-5.1
0

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $2
EPS $ -0.16
Beta0.32
Short Percentage of Float7.04%
52-Week Range $4.08 - 6.63
Shares Outstanding(Mil)24.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) 0.06
EPS without NRI($) 0.06

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
Compare:HTHIY, MIELY, APH, TEL, GLW » details
Traded in other countries:RFR.Germany,
Research Frontiers was incorporated in New York in 1965 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1989. The Company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, lamination services, electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, or the end-products themselves such as smart windows, skylights and sunroofs. The Company has over 40 companies that, in the aggregate, are licensed to primarily serve four major SPD-Smart application areas in every country of the world. SPD-Smart products use microscopic light-absorbing nanoparticles that are typically suspended in a film. These particles align when an electrical voltage is applied, thus permitting light to pass through the film. The Company uses the following trademarks: SPD-Smart, SPD-SmartGlass, VaryFast, SPD-CleanTech, SPD Clean Technology, SmartGlass, The View of the Future - Everywhere you Look, Powered by SPD, Powered by SPD-CleanTech, Powered by SPD Clean Technology, SG Enabled, SPD Green and Clean, SPD On-Board, Speed Matters, VariGuard and Visit SmartGlass.com - to change your view of the world. SPD-SmartGlass has also been shown in armored automotive glass applications, recreational vehicles, and a new market is also beginning to develop for personalized custom conversions of automobiles for owners who wish to express themselves through the design of the cars they own and/or drive. The Company's licensees are categorized into four main areas: materials for making films (emulsions), film, lamination of film to glass or plastic, and end-products. Emulsion makers produce and combine the necessary materials from which SPD-Smart films are made.
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