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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SPEX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SPEX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 22.54 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.86
SPEX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SPEX: 0.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.86
0.13
0.91
Interest Coverage No Debt
SPEX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.25 vs. SPEX: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.5  Med: 10000.00 Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt
2.5
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -3.12
M-Score: -5.09
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -333987.50
SPEX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. SPEX: -333987.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -306110  Med: -19.85 Max: 3.65
Current: -333987.5
-306110
3.65
Net-margin (%) -333187.50
SPEX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 730 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. SPEX: -333187.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -305320  Med: -12.63 Max: 50185.71
Current: -333187.5
-305320
50185.71
ROE (%) -49.07
SPEX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. SPEX: -49.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -165.82  Med: -28.42 Max: 31.32
Current: -49.07
-165.82
31.32
ROA (%) -41.51
SPEX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 742 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.49 vs. SPEX: -41.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -90.1  Med: -19.19 Max: 22.15
Current: -41.51
-90.1
22.15
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1113291.67
SPEX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.49 vs. SPEX: -1113291.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1530550  Med: -81.78 Max: 25
Current: -1113291.67
-1530550
25
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -67.30
SPEX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. SPEX: -67.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.3  Med: -19.15 Max: 153.3
Current: -67.3
-67.3
153.3
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Ratios

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P/B 0.14
SPEX's P/B is ranked higher than
99% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. SPEX: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPEX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 1.79 Max: 70.16
Current: 0.14
0.11
70.16
EV-to-EBIT -0.14
SPEX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
183% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.78 vs. SPEX: -0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPEX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -43.3  Med: -0.90 Max: 1.3
Current: -0.14
-43.3
1.3
Current Ratio 2.05
SPEX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPEX: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1  Med: 3.43 Max: 30.37
Current: 2.05
1
30.37
Quick Ratio 2.05
SPEX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
68% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. SPEX: 2.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1  Med: 3.43 Max: 30.37
Current: 2.05
1
30.37

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.26
SPEX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
98% of the 341 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SPEX: 0.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 0.89 Max: 208.69
Current: 0.26
0.7
208.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -714.30
SPEX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 718 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. SPEX: -714.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPEX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -714.3  Med: 238.70 Max: 3863.1
Current: -714.3
-714.3
3863.1

Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
Compare:LH, ALR, DGX, LIFE, ENZ » details
Traded in other countries:SPEX.Switzerland, BP2P.Germany,
Spherix Inc is a Delaware corporation formed in 1967. It is an intellectual property company that owns patented and unpatented intellectual property. It is engaged in monetization of IP. Such monetization includes, but is not limited to, acquiring IP from patent holders in order to maximize the value of the patent holdings by conducting and managing a licensing campaign. The Company acquires IP from patent holders in order to maximize the value of their patent holdings by conducting, managing a licensing campaign. Its competitors include Vringo, Inc, VirnetX Holding Corp, Acacia Research Corporation and RPX Corporation. It also competes with venture capital firms, strategic corporate buyers and various industry leaders for technology acquisitions and licensing opportunities.
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