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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 27.13
SPEX's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
71% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. SPEX: 27.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SPEX' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 8.68 Max: No Debt
Current: 27.13
Equity-to-Asset 0.47
SPEX's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
64% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. SPEX: 0.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SPEX' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.47
0.18
0.88
Interest Coverage N/A
SPEX's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.33 vs. SPEX: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
SPEX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
N/A
No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: -18.41
Beneish M-Score: 16.86
WACC vs ROIC
-3.26%
-271.05%
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 : 4/10

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Operating Margin % -975.03
SPEX's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.95 vs. SPEX: -975.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SPEX' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -306110  Med: -6217.42 Max: -559.43
Current: -975.03
-306110
-559.43
Net Margin % -738.43
SPEX's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. SPEX: -738.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SPEX' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -305320  Med: -738.43 Max: -403.12
Current: -738.43
-305320
-403.12
ROE % 310.61
SPEX's ROE % is ranked higher than
100% of the 667 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.66 vs. SPEX: 310.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SPEX' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -165.82  Med: -66.51 Max: 355.47
Current: 310.61
-165.82
355.47
ROA % -48.31
SPEX's ROA % is ranked lower than
96% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. SPEX: -48.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SPEX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -137.51  Med: -50.02 Max: 0.32
Current: -48.31
-137.51
0.32
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -137919.35
SPEX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
100% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.74 vs. SPEX: -137919.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SPEX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1530550  Med: -5293.48 Max: -1453.53
Current: -137919.35
-1530550
-1453.53
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -16.30
SPEX's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
98% of the 550 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. SPEX: -16.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
SPEX' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -6 Max: 479
Current: -16.3
0
479
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -80.30
SPEX's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 476 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SPEX: -80.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SPEX' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -27.65 Max: 144.5
Current: -80.3
0
144.5
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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 623210    SIC: 6794
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Traded in other countries:BP2N.Germany, SPEX.Switzerland,
Headquarter Location:USA
Spherix Inc is a patent commercialization company whose operations are focused on the monetization of its intellectual property.

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.

Top Ranked Articles about Spherix Inc

CEOLIVE.TV Announces New Interview With Anthony Hayes, CEO of Spherix, Inc.

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwired - May 6, 2016) - CEOLIVE, Inc., a provider of in-depth video interviews with public company CEO's (www.ceolive.tv), announced today that a new interview with Anthony Hayes, President and CEO of Spherix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPEX), is now available on their website. Spherix, Inc. is an intellectual property development company committed to the fostering and monetization of intellectual property and the advancement of technology. In the interview, Mr. Hayes discusses the market opportunity in the patent monetization space as well as the Spherix business model and patent portfolio. The video interview can be viewed at the following link: http://ceolive.tv/spex-spherix-shows-big-potential-in-patent-monetization-space/ About Spherix Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company. Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in the patent market. Spherix draws on portfolios of pioneering technology patents to partner with and support product innovation. Forward Looking Statements This CEOLIVE.TV video interview contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the Company's contracts, the Company's ability to raise sufficient development and working capital, the Company's liquidity position, the Company's ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources, and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur as planned or at all. Disclaimer CEOLIVE content and productions are based on data obtained from sources we believe to be reliable but are not guaranteed as to accuracy and are not purported to be complete. As such, the information should not be construed as advice designed to meet the particular investment needs of any investor. Any opinions expressed in CEOLIVE content and productions, or other investor relations materials and presentations are subject to change. Neither CEOLIVE nor any of its data or content providers shall be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. All data and information is provided for informational or entertainment purposes only. CEOLIVE is not a registered broker-dealer or a registered investment advisor.







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Ratios

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history
PE Ratio 0.17
SPEX's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.87 vs. SPEX: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
SPEX' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 7.85 Max: 194.36
Current: 0.17
0.06
194.36
PE Ratio without NRI 0.17
SPEX's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked higher than
100% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.73 vs. SPEX: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
SPEX' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 3.29 Max: 11.48
Current: 0.17
0.06
11.48
PB Ratio 1.07
SPEX's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 661 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. SPEX: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SPEX' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.22  Med: 1.3 Max: 148.23
Current: 1.07
0.22
148.23
PS Ratio 4.81
SPEX's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. SPEX: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SPEX' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.14  Med: 24.47 Max: 5338.96
Current: 4.81
1.14
5338.96
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 26.14
SPEX's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.27 vs. SPEX: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.78  Med: 8.66 Max: 28.86
Current: 26.14
4.78
28.86
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 25.00
SPEX's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.71 vs. SPEX: 25.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.64  Med: 13.77 Max: 815.07
Current: 25
4.64
815.07
EV-to-EBIT 0.03
SPEX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
100% of the 707 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.41 vs. SPEX: 0.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SPEX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1  Med: -0.5 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.03
-11.1
1.3
EV-to-EBITDA 0.04
SPEX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
100% of the 747 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. SPEX: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPEX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.2  Med: -0.5 Max: 1.3
Current: 0.04
-40.2
1.3
Current Ratio 2.36
SPEX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
77% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. SPEX: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPEX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.16 Max: 11.28
Current: 2.36
0.87
11.28
Quick Ratio 2.36
SPEX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
79% of the 660 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SPEX: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPEX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 2.06 Max: 11.28
Current: 2.36
0.87
11.28

Buy Back

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industry
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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -228.00
SPEX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. SPEX: -228.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPEX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -432.5  Med: -10.1 Max: 12.6
Current: -228
-432.5
12.6

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 28.75
SPEX's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
60% of the 110 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.60 vs. SPEX: 28.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.74  Med: 9 Max: 57.06
Current: 28.75
0.74
57.06
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 16.43
SPEX's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. SPEX: 16.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 14.07 Max: 95
Current: 16.43
0.7
95
Price-to-Tangible-Book 15.54
SPEX's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
65% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. SPEX: 15.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 7.81 Max: 25.45
Current: 15.54
0.67
25.45
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.20
SPEX's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SPEX: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.17 Max: 40.24
Current: 0.2
0.02
40.24
Price-to-Graham-Number 0.35
SPEX's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
99% of the 370 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SPEX: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
SPEX' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.32  Med: 6.73 Max: 26.59
Current: 0.35
0.32
26.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 3333.33
SPEX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
100% of the 888 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SPEX: 3333.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SPEX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 77.4  Med: 241.25 Max: 19793.1
Current: 3333.33
77.4
19793.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $0.88
EPS (TTM) $ 6.88
Beta-0.94
Short Percentage of Float5.77%
52-Week Range $0.83 - 4.69
Shares Outstanding (Mil)4.82
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Spherix Announces Economic Interest Acquired in New Patent Portfolio Apr 19 2017 
CEOLIVE.TV Announces New Interview With Anthony Hayes, CEO of Spherix, Inc. May 06 2016 
Spherix Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 13 2010 

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Spherix Announces Economic Interest Acquired in New Patent Portfolio Apr 19 2017
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Spherix Updates Shareholders Jan 23 2017
Spherix Executes Revenue Generating Agreement with LawCash Nov 28 2016
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Spherix Announces Changes to Board of Directors Oct 31 2016
Spherix Launches New Patent Licensing Initiative Oct 19 2016
Spherix Provides Update on Patent Infringement Litigation Oct 17 2016
Spherix Issues Letter to Shareholders Sep 14 2016
Spherix Monetization Program Continues to Expand Aug 18 2016
Spherix Continues to Expand Monetization Program Aug 17 2016
Equitable IP Files Three Patent Infringement Lawsuits Asserting Standard Essential Patents Advancing... Aug 16 2016
Spherix Enters Into Non-Binding Letter Of Intent with Privacy Messaging Pioneer DatChat Aug 09 2016
Spherix Issues Shareholder Update Aug 08 2016
Spherix Announces Closing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock Aug 08 2016
Spherix Announces Pricing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock Aug 03 2016
Spherix Comments on Recent Supreme Court Decision and Proposed Billion Dollar Yahoo Inc. Patent Sale Jun 14 2016

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