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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.76
SFE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
84% of the 1399 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SFE: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SFE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.05 Max: 14.09
Current: 0.76
0.02
14.09
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -1.58
WACC vs ROIC
11.08%
-9.79%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
ROE (%) -28.65
SFE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1541 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. SFE: -28.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SFE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.34  Med: -6.89 Max: 45.8
Current: -28.65
-40.34
45.8
ROA (%) -22.23
SFE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 1561 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SFE: -22.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SFE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.66  Med: -5.71 Max: 29.74
Current: -22.23
-20.66
29.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4486.66
SFE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 918 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 25.65 vs. SFE: -4486.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4850.18  Med: -241.77 Max: 2956.33
Current: -4486.66
-4850.18
2956.33
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 18.80
SFE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 809 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SFE: 18.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.9  Med: 25.05 Max: 60
Current: 18.8
-30.9
60
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.00
SFE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. SFE: 15.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.2  Med: 5.20 Max: 73.9
Current: 15
-59.2
73.9
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-07-23)


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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
Compare:JSE:PGR, MIL:DEA, LSE:SDU, LSE:THRG, TSE:8624, LSE:BRK » details
Traded in other countries:SFU1.Germany,
Safeguard Scientifics Inc provides capital as well as strategic, operational and management resources to entrepreneurs across an evolving and spectrum of industries. It operates in two sectors; Healthcare and Technology.

Safeguard Scientifics Inc was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1953. The Companys charter is to build value in growth-stage businesses by providing capital as well as strategic, operational and management resources. It participates in growth and expansion financings and early-stage financings. It operates in two sectors; Healthcare and Technology. Healthcare sector focuses on medical technology, including diagnostics and devices, healthcare technology, and specialty pharmaceuticals that have lesser regulatory risk and have achieved or are near commercialization. Technology sector focuses on digital media, financial technology, and Enterprise 3.0, which includes mobile technology, cloud, the "Internet of Things" and big data that have transaction-enabling applications with a recurring revenue stream. The Company has a distinguished record of building market by providing capital and operational support to entrepreneurs across an evolving and spectrum of industries. It targets healthcare companies focusing on medical technology, healthcare technology and specialty pharmaceuticals and technology companies focusing on financial technology, internet and digital media, and Enterprise 3.0. The Company faces competition from companies that acquires or provides capital to healthcare and technology businesses, which includes venture capital and, occasionally, private equity investors, as well as companies seeking to make strategic acquisitions. The operations of the Company and its partner companies are subject to environmental laws and regulations.

Ratios

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history
P/B 1.54
SFE's P/B is ranked lower than
79% of the 1549 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SFE: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SFE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.68 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.54
0.41
2.44
EV-to-EBIT -5.08
SFE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1008 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. SFE: -5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SFE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.5  Med: 4.65 Max: 7.7
Current: -5.08
-17.5
7.7
EV-to-EBITDA -5.08
SFE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1013 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 12.07 vs. SFE: -5.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SFE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.9  Med: 4.65 Max: 7.7
Current: -5.08
-18.9
7.7
Current Ratio 8.38
SFE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. SFE: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SFE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.74 Max: 52.73
Current: 8.38
1.34
52.73
Quick Ratio 8.38
SFE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. SFE: 8.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SFE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.63 Max: 52.73
Current: 8.38
0.94
52.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.54
SFE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. SFE: 1.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SFE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.79 Max: 41.12
Current: 1.54
0.63
41.12
Price/Projected FCF 6.86
SFE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. SFE: 6.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SFE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.40 Max: 29.85
Current: 6.86
0.07
29.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -19.70
SFE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1472 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. SFE: -19.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.1  Med: 17.80 Max: 44.6
Current: -19.7
13.1
44.6

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -2.92
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float6.38%
52-Week Range $11.40 - 19.94
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.15

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -0.89 -1.22
EPS without NRI ($) -0.89 -1.22
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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