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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.20
SCTBF's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. SCTBF: 0.20 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.2   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.2

Equity to Asset 0.25
SCTBF's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SCTBF: 0.25 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 0.27
Current: 0.25

0.22
0.27
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 2.65
M-Score: -2.54
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 : 6/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) 4.61
SCTBF's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.06 vs. SCTBF: 4.61 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 2.37   Max: 6.53
Current: 4.61

2.37
6.53
Net-margin (%) 2.82
SCTBF's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SCTBF: 2.82 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 4.66
Current: 2.82

0.83
4.66
ROE (%) 19.75
SCTBF's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. SCTBF: 19.75 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.95   Max: 27.29
Current: 19.75

5.95
27.29
ROA (%) 4.97
SCTBF's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. SCTBF: 4.97 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 6.51
Current: 4.97

1.34
6.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 133.45
SCTBF's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 243 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.95 vs. SCTBF: 133.45 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 13.37   Max: 151.96
Current: 133.45

13.37
151.96
Revenue Growth (%) 2.30
SCTBF's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 203 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SCTBF: 2.30 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.3   Max: 4.2
Current: 2.3

-6.3
4.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -2.50
SCTBF's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. SCTBF: -2.50 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.9   Max: 50.5
Current: -2.5

-34.9
50.5
EPS Growth (%) -3.90
SCTBF's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. SCTBF: -3.90 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 28
Current: -3.9

-18.3
28
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 14.90
SCTBF's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
79% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.30 vs. SCTBF: 14.90 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 9.81   Max: 50.36
Current: 14.9

9.81
50.36
P/B 3.00
SCTBF's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. SCTBF: 3.00 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 3.44
Current: 3

1.98
3.44
P/S 0.40
SCTBF's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. SCTBF: 0.40 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 1.57
Current: 0.4

0.27
1.57
PFCF 14.30
SCTBF's PFCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCTBF: 14.30 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.96   Max: 31.35
Current: 14.3

6.96
31.35
EV-to-EBIT 17.41
SCTBF's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.51 vs. SCTBF: 17.41 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.2   Max: 30.8
Current: 17.41

9.2
30.8
Shiller P/E 14.60
SCTBF's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCTBF: 14.60 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 11.33   Max: 15.8
Current: 14.6

11.33
15.8
Current Ratio 1.11
SCTBF's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. SCTBF: 1.11 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.11

0.92
1.32
Quick Ratio 1.11
SCTBF's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 206 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. SCTBF: 1.11 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.11

0.92
1.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 4.20
SCTBF's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
79% of the 163 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. SCTBF: 4.20 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 2.85   Max: 4.58
Current: 4.2

2.85
4.58
Dividend Payout 0.58
SCTBF's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
70% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. SCTBF: 0.58 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 1.63   Max: 2.44
Current: 0.58

1.63
2.44
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.03
SCTBF's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
66% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SCTBF: 3.03 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.06   Max: 3.31
Current: 3.03

2.06
3.31

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 0.89
SCTBF's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SCTBF: 0.89 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.89

0.32
0.91
Price/Median PS Value 1.04
SCTBF's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 259 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. SCTBF: 1.04 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.33
Current: 1.04

0.67
3.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.70
SCTBF's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
56% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. SCTBF: 5.70 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3.2   Max: 10.9
Current: 5.7

3.2
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.16
SCTBF's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SCTBF: 12.16 )
SCTBF' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 4.4   Max: 46.7
Current: 12.16

4.4
46.7

Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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Traded in other countries:0IAH.country, SECU B.Sweden, S7MB.Germany
Securitas AB is a Sweden-based company that provides security services for homes, workplaces, and public spaces. The Company provides guarding and mobile services, monitoring, consulting, and investigations. It operates in 37 countries worldwide, operating in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The Company is divided into the following business segments: Security Services North America, Security Services Europe, and Mobile and Monitoring. Customers include industries such as residential; public transportation; public agencies; high tech companies such as telecom companies, IT companies, and network providers; education, such as schools and universities; Hotels/tourism; maritime; aviation; offices; small to medium sized enterprises; construction; financial; cultural, such as museums, theatres, and opera houses; logistics such as distribution and cargo centres; and energy, such as nuclear power plants, electricity suppliers, and oil and gas companies; retail, including department stores and shopping centres; health care; entertainment, including the motion picture industry; and industry/manufacturing. Additionally, the company provides security services such as specialized guarding, which provides mobile patrols, access patrols, fire prevention, receptionist, monitoring, and call-out services for site specific duties; mobile services such as city patrols, and special alarm response units; monitoring, including alarm monitoring, verification, and alarm response for offices, homes, automobiles, and businesses; and consulting and investigations, which includes the wholly owned subsidiary, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations. This subsidiary provides services such as due diligence, background checks, security assessments, brand protection, investigations, cyber surveillance, computer forensics, and IT security.

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