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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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.27
SFE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
70% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SFE: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SFE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.1 Max: 14.09
Current: 1.27
0.02
14.09
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -0.95
WACC vs ROIC
12.78%
-10.36%
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 : 3/10

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ROE (%) -7.49
SFE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. SFE: -7.49 )
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: -7.49
-40.34
45.8
ROA (%) -5.72
SFE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. SFE: -5.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SFE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.69  Med: -5.71 Max: 29.74
Current: -5.72
-20.69
29.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -528.25
SFE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 970 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 35.86 vs. SFE: -528.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4850.18  Med: -208.52 Max: 2956.33
Current: -528.25
-4850.18
2956.33
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 17.90
SFE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 853 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.80 vs. SFE: 17.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44  Med: 17.5 Max: 79.4
Current: 17.9
-44
79.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.90
SFE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 765 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SFE: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SFE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63  Med: 1.1 Max: 78.7
Current: 14.9
-63
78.7
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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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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P/B 1.22
SFE's P/B is ranked lower than
73% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. SFE: 1.22 )
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: 1.22
0.41
2.44
Current Ratio 10.49
SFE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. SFE: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SFE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.81 Max: 52.73
Current: 10.49
1.34
52.73
Quick Ratio 10.49
SFE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. SFE: 10.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SFE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.71 Max: 52.73
Current: 10.49
0.94
52.73

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.60
SFE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. SFE: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SFE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.5  Med: -0.5 Max: 27.6
Current: 0.6
-49.5
27.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 65.56
SFE's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
92% of the 571 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. SFE: 65.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
SFE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.37 Max: 120.92
Current: 65.56
1.5
120.92
Price/Net Current Asset Value 42.14
SFE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
95% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SFE: 42.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SFE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 3.83 Max: 84
Current: 42.14
1.41
84
Price/Tangible Book 1.25
SFE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
73% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. SFE: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SFE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.69 Max: 41.9
Current: 1.25
0.63
41.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -4.66
SFE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1491 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. SFE: -4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.79  Med: 18 Max: 44.6
Current: -4.66
-4.79
44.6

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -0.92
Beta1.50
Short Percentage of Float3.88%
52-Week Range $10.60 - 15.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.24

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -1.70 -2.02
EPS w/o NRI ($) -1.70 -2.02
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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