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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
80% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.46 vs. REFR: No Debt )
REFR' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.97
REFR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 2512 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. REFR: 0.97 )
REFR' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 0.99
Current: 0.97

0.84
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
REFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 105.08 vs. REFR: No Debt )
REFR' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 177.16
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -272.24
REFR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2403 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.75 vs. REFR: -272.24 )
REFR' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -3800   Max: -163.63
Current: -272.24

-3800
-163.63
Net-margin (%) -270.48
REFR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2405 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. REFR: -270.48 )
REFR' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -3700   Max: -154.46
Current: -270.48

-3700
-154.46
ROE (%) -49.24
REFR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 2375 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.84 vs. REFR: -49.24 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -178.22   Max: -21.62
Current: -49.24

-178.22
-21.62
ROA (%) -48.58
REFR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 2410 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.93 vs. REFR: -48.58 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -149   Max: -21.26
Current: -48.58

-149
-21.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -650.77
REFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2402 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.83 vs. REFR: -650.77 )
REFR' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -6221.26   Max: -36.36
Current: -650.77

-6221.26
-36.36
Revenue Growth (%) 31.00
REFR's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1831 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. REFR: 31.00 )
REFR' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -23.1   Max: 122.4
Current: 31

-23.1
122.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 4.40
REFR's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 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
69% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 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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Cash & Debt
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Ratios

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P/B 11.49
REFR's P/B is ranked lower than
70% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. REFR: 11.49 )
REFR' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 4.79   Max: 79.47
Current: 11.49

4.79
79.47
P/S 77.14
REFR's P/S is ranked lower than
73% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. REFR: 77.14 )
REFR' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 14.55   Max: 1573
Current: 77.14

14.55
1573
EV-to-EBIT -21.07
REFR's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
59% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 23.84 vs. REFR: -21.07 )
REFR' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 65.5   Max: 595.7
Current: -21.07

65.5
595.7
Current Ratio 28.07
REFR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. REFR: 28.07 )
REFR' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 90
Current: 28.07

5.81
90
Quick Ratio 28.07
REFR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 2530 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. REFR: 28.07 )
REFR' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 5.81   Max: 90
Current: 28.07

5.81
90

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 12.86
REFR's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
89% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. REFR: 12.86 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 6.45   Max: 825
Current: 12.86

6.45
825
Price/Net Current Asset Value 12.00
REFR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. REFR: 12.00 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.13   Max: 825
Current: 12

6.13
825
Price/Tangible Book 11.49
REFR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
67% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. REFR: 11.49 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 5.94   Max: 37
Current: 11.49

5.94
37
Price/Median PS Value 0.73
REFR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2657 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. REFR: 0.73 )
REFR' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 14.08
Current: 0.73

0.19
14.08
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -6.35
REFR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. REFR: -6.35 )
REFR' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -23.2   Max: -0.9
Current: -6.35

-23.2
-0.9

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. Research Frontiers currently has approximately 40 companies that, in the aggregate, are licensed to serve four major SPD-Smart application areas, aerospace, architectural, automotive and marine products globally. 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. Currently, the Company's licensees are categorized into four main areas: materials for making films or 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. The film makers coat a thin layer of emulsion between two sheets of plastic film, each of which has a transparent conductive coating. The end-product licensees then integrate this film into a variety of SPD-Smart products, or make electronic systems to control such SPD-Smart products. The Company continues to make investments to develop, license and protect its intellectual property position. The Company has 30 United States and 255 foreign patents in force.

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