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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 : 8/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
REFR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 2639 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. REFR: No Debt )
REFR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.98
REFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 2611 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. REFR: 0.98 )
REFR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.98

0.84
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
REFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
88% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 124.89 vs. REFR: No Debt )
REFR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 264.73
M-Score: -2.79
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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Operating margin (%) -338.16
REFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. REFR: -338.16 )
REFR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3800   Max: -163.63
Current: -338.16

-3800
-163.63
Net-margin (%) -335.88
REFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. REFR: -335.88 )
REFR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3700   Max: -154.46
Current: -335.88

-3700
-154.46
ROE (%) -43.46
REFR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 2604 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.75 vs. REFR: -43.46 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -146.55   Max: -27.78
Current: -43.46

-146.55
-27.78
ROA (%) -42.48
REFR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 2650 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. REFR: -42.48 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -138.67   Max: -27.17
Current: -42.48

-138.67
-27.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -602.27
REFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2646 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.61 vs. REFR: -602.27 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6870.43   Max: -40.88
Current: -602.27

-6870.43
-40.88
Revenue Growth (%) 31.00
REFR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1950 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. REFR: 31.00 )
REFR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -47.7   Max: 122.4
Current: 31

-47.7
122.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.40
REFR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. REFR: 4.40 )
REFR' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -24.4   Max: 26.6
Current: 4.4

-24.4
26.6
EPS Growth (%) 4.40
REFR's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. REFR: 4.40 )
REFR' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.9   Max: 26.7
Current: 4.4

-23.9
26.7
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Ratios

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P/B 9.10
REFR's P/B is ranked lower than
66% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.67 vs. REFR: 9.10 )
REFR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 45.76
Current: 9.1

4.79
45.76
P/S 73.60
REFR's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. REFR: 73.60 )
REFR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 1573
Current: 73.6

14.55
1573
EV-to-EBIT -21.28
REFR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.83 vs. REFR: -21.28 )
REFR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -51.5   Max: -5.5
Current: -21.28

-51.5
-5.5
Current Ratio 47.51
REFR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. REFR: 47.51 )
REFR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 90
Current: 47.51

5.81
90
Quick Ratio 47.51
REFR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2636 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. REFR: 47.51 )
REFR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 90
Current: 47.51

5.81
90

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 10.30
REFR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. REFR: 10.30 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 825
Current: 10.3

6.45
825
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.70
REFR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. REFR: 9.70 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 825
Current: 9.7

6.13
825
Price/Tangible Book 9.20
REFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
62% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. REFR: 9.20 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.94   Max: 37
Current: 9.2

5.94
37
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
REFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 2788 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. REFR: 0.80 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 18.62
Current: 0.8

0.21
18.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -4.70
REFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
61% of the 2613 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.80 vs. REFR: -4.70 )
REFR' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -4.7   Max: 0
Current: -4.7

-4.7
0

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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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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