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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 : 4/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt No Debt
SCON's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SCON: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SCON' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 62.10 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.73
SCON's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
66% of the 811 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. SCON: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SCON' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37  Med: 0.81 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.73
0.37
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
SCON's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2007.22 vs. SCON: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SCON' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -26.80
M-Score: -5.81
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -4426.85
SCON's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. SCON: -4426.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1947.31  Med: -122.77 Max: -22.31
Current: -4426.85
-1947.31
-22.31
Net-margin (%) -2259.73
SCON's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SCON: -2259.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1305.54  Med: -127.85 Max: -22.97
Current: -2259.73
-1305.54
-22.97
ROE (%) -90.21
SCON's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. SCON: -90.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -165.15  Med: -88.20 Max: -22.3
Current: -90.21
-165.15
-22.3
ROA (%) -47.00
SCON's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 838 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. SCON: -47.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -108.08  Med: -69.25 Max: -17
Current: -47
-108.08
-17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -175.50
SCON's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 9.21 vs. SCON: -175.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -393.99  Med: -184.03 Max: -66.09
Current: -175.5
-393.99
-66.09
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -66.40
SCON's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. SCON: -66.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -66.4  Med: -31.30 Max: 8.4
Current: -66.4
-66.4
8.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -43.40
SCON's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 390 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. SCON: -43.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.8  Med: -16.70 Max: 47.4
Current: -43.4
-52.8
47.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -49.80
SCON's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: -6.10 vs. SCON: -49.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49.8  Med: -18.40 Max: 45.8
Current: -49.8
-49.8
45.8
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Ratios

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P/B 1.64
SCON's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SCON: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SCON' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 2.20 Max: 12.23
Current: 1.64
0.66
12.23
P/S 48.48
SCON's P/S is ranked lower than
98% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SCON: 48.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SCON' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 3.89 Max: 61
Current: 48.48
0.77
61
Current Ratio 4.28
SCON's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SCON: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SCON' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.81  Med: 4.48 Max: 12.28
Current: 4.28
0.81
12.28
Quick Ratio 4.28
SCON's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 826 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. SCON: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SCON' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.45  Med: 3.60 Max: 10.45
Current: 4.28
0.45
10.45
Days Inventory 11.96
SCON's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
95% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 78.55 vs. SCON: 11.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SCON' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 17.57  Med: 118.65 Max: 219
Current: 11.96
17.57
219
Days Sales Outstanding 44.09
SCON's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
72% of the 763 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 59.98 vs. SCON: 44.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SCON' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 1.28  Med: 43.32 Max: 135.24
Current: 44.09
1.28
135.24

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.90
SCON's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
56% of the 282 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 8.43 vs. SCON: 10.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
SCON' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.78  Med: 9.34 Max: 958.89
Current: 10.9
2.78
958.89
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.08
SCON's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.17 vs. SCON: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SCON' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.53  Med: 5.46 Max: 135
Current: 9.08
1.53
135
Price/Tangible Book 1.79
SCON's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 789 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. SCON: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SCON' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.98  Med: 3.64 Max: 59.43
Current: 1.79
0.98
59.43
Price/Median PS Value 9.08
SCON's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SCON: 9.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SCON' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.08 Max: 12.96
Current: 9.08
0.2
12.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -91.37
SCON's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. SCON: -91.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SCON' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -135.5  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -91.37
-135.5
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
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Superconductor Technologies Inc was incorporated in Delaware on May 11, 1987. The Company is engaged in developing, producing and commercializing high temperature superconducting materials and associated technologies. Superconductivity is the ability to conduct various signals or energy including electrical current or radio frequency signals with little or no resistance when cooled to critical temperatures. HTS materials are a family of elements that demonstrate superconducting properties at temperatures which is warmer than previous superconducting materials. Its current commercial products help maximize the performance of wireless telecommunications networks by improving the quality of uplink signals from mobile wireless devices. It has three current product lines all of which relates to wireless base stations; SuperLink, AmpLink, and SuperPlex. SuperLink is a compact and reliable receiver front-end HTS wireless filter system to eliminate out-of-band interference for wireless base stations, combining filters with a proprietary cryogenic cooler and a cooled low-noise amplifier. AmpLink is a ground-mounted unit for wireless base stations that includes a high-performance amplifier and up to six dual duplexers. SuperPlex is a high-performance multiplexer that provides extremely low insertion loss and excellent cross-band isolation designed to eliminate the need for additional base station antennas and reduce infrastructure costs. The Company sells its current commercial products to wireless network operators in the United States. The Company's competitors include American Superconductor (AMSC), SuperPower (Furukawa), SuNam , Fujikura, Sumitomo and THEVA. The Company is subject to stringent federal, state and local regulations governing the storage, use and disposal of such materials.
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