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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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Cash to Debt 2.16
SFE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SFE: 2.16 )
SFE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: 14.09
Current: 2.16

0.02
14.09
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.06
M-Score: -3.03
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 : 3/10

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ROE (%) -18.66
SFE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1908 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. SFE: -18.66 )
SFE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -75.44   Max: 45.8
Current: -18.66

-75.44
45.8
ROA (%) -15.32
SFE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.02 vs. SFE: -15.32 )
SFE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -35.14   Max: 29.74
Current: -15.32

-35.14
29.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13806.38
SFE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 66.23 vs. SFE: -13806.38 )
SFE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -14536.4   Max: 35.84
Current: -13806.38

-14536.4
35.84
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Ratios

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P/B 1.50
SFE's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SFE: 1.50 )
SFE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 2.44
Current: 1.5

0.41
2.44
EV-to-EBIT -16.65
SFE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
55% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 38.84 vs. SFE: -16.65 )
SFE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -24.2   Max: -3.3
Current: -16.65

-24.2
-3.3
Shiller P/E 25.60
SFE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SFE: 25.60 )
SFE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 0   Max: 26.7
Current: 25.6

0
26.7
Current Ratio 22.39
SFE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. SFE: 22.39 )
SFE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 52.73
Current: 22.39

1.34
52.73
Quick Ratio 22.39
SFE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.96 vs. SFE: 22.39 )
SFE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 52.73
Current: 22.39

0.94
52.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 7.40
SFE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
86% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SFE: 7.40 )
SFE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 14.12
Current: 7.4

1.5
14.12
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.40
SFE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SFE: 7.40 )
SFE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 87.6
Current: 7.4

1.41
87.6
Price/Tangible Book 1.50
SFE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SFE: 1.50 )
SFE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 41.11
Current: 1.5

0.63
41.11
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.00
SFE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. SFE: 5.00 )
SFE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 29.85
Current: 5

0.07
29.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -5.90
SFE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1870 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SFE: -5.90 )
SFE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 0
Current: -5.9

-15.3
0
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 52.18
SFE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
94% of the 665 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. SFE: 52.18 )
SFE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -85.1   Max: 49
Current: 52.18

-85.1
49

Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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Traded in other countries:SFU1.Germany,
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.
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