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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 : 5/10

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industry
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Cash to Debt 1.82
SFE's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
74% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SFE: 1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SFE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 1.04 Max: 14.09
Current: 1.82
0.02
14.09
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -0.71
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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ROE (%) -24.90
SFE's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1455 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. SFE: -24.90 )
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: -24.9
-40.34
45.8
ROA (%) -19.92
SFE's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1478 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. SFE: -19.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SFE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.7  Med: -4.48 Max: 29.74
Current: -19.92
-16.7
29.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -12659.04
SFE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 22.93 vs. SFE: -12659.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3265.9  Med: -133.29 Max: 2956.33
Current: -12659.04
-3265.9
2956.33
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Ratios

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P/B 1.25
SFE's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. SFE: 1.25 )
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: 1.25
0.41
2.44
Current Ratio 13.57
SFE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.54 vs. SFE: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SFE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.64 Max: 52.73
Current: 13.57
1.34
52.73
Quick Ratio 13.57
SFE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. SFE: 13.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SFE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.94  Med: 2.53 Max: 52.73
Current: 13.57
0.94
52.73

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 8.24
SFE's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
64% of the 597 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SFE: 8.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
SFE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.5  Med: 3.16 Max: 14.12
Current: 8.24
1.5
14.12
Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.73
SFE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 738 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. SFE: 7.73 )
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: 3.51 Max: 87.6
Current: 7.73
1.41
87.6
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
SFE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
68% of the 1690 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. SFE: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SFE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.86 Max: 41.11
Current: 1.2
0.63
41.11
Price/Projected FCF 3.62
SFE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
92% of the 605 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. SFE: 3.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SFE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 2.07 Max: 29.85
Current: 3.62
0.07
29.85
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -26.14
SFE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1396 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SFE: -26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SFE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.14  Med: 17.60 Max: 44.6
Current: -26.14
-26.14
44.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $76
EPS $ -2.90
Beta1.26
Short Percentage of Float7.39%
52-Week Range $11.40 - 19.94
Shares Outstanding(Mil)20.65

Analyst Estimate

Dec15 Dec16
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) -2.46 -0.98
EPS without NRI($) -2.46 -0.98

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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management
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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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