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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.46
SWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.52 vs. SWS: 0.46 )
SWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46

Equity to Asset 0.08
SWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
58% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. SWS: 0.08 )
SWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.1
Current: 0.08

0.03
0.1
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 0.14
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.87
SWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. SWS: -1.87 )
SWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.78   Max: 33.55
Current: -1.87

-9.78
33.55
Net-margin (%) -3.02
SWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. SWS: -3.02 )
SWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.15   Max: 22.93
Current: -3.02

-12.15
22.93
ROE (%) -2.41
SWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. SWS: -2.41 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.97   Max: 32.45
Current: -2.41

-9.97
32.45
ROA (%) -0.19
SWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SWS: -0.19 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.91   Max: 1.93
Current: -0.19

-0.91
1.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -84.95
SWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 434 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 134.17 vs. SWS: -84.95 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -80.8   Max: 208.21
Current: -84.95

-80.8
208.21
Revenue Growth (%) -8.90
SWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 376 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SWS: -8.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.7   Max: 33
Current: -8.9

-16.7
33
EBITDA Growth (%) -43.10
SWS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 306 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. SWS: -43.10 )
SWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -83.3   Max: 469.8
Current: -43.1

-83.3
469.8
EPS Growth (%) -33.40
SWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SWS: -33.40 )
SWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -85.9   Max: 376.2
Current: -33.4

-85.9
376.2
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

SWS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 530,550 sh (unchged)
Richard Snow 93,655 sh (-16.32%)
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Q1 2014

SWS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 165,194 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 554,900 sh (+4.59%)
Richard Snow Sold Out
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Q2 2014

SWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 730,200 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 554,900 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q3 2014

SWS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 354,850 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 542,900 sh (-2.16%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 553,108 sh (-24.25%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SWS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-09-30 Reduce -24.25%$7.02 - $7.52 $ 6.98-4%553108
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$6.98 - $7.98 $ 6.98-6%730200
Richard Snow 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$6.06 - $8.19 $ 6.98-8%0
Richard Snow 2012-12-31 Add 27.49%$4.08 - $6.16 $ 6.9833%78000
Richard Snow 2012-06-30 New Buy0.02%$5.18 - $5.87 $ 6.9824%61180
Richard Snow 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$4.88 - $7.71 $ 6.9817%0
Richard Snow 2011-12-31 Add 28.99%$4.22 - $7.3 $ 6.9821%44365
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.80
SWS's P/B is ranked higher than
86% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. SWS: 0.80 )
SWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.59
Current: 0.8

0.34
2.59
P/S 0.90
SWS's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. SWS: 0.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.84
Current: 0.9

0.34
11.84
PFCF 3.90
SWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 65.20 vs. SWS: 3.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 21.45
Current: 3.9

0.32
21.45
EV-to-EBIT -96.57
SWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 27.06 vs. SWS: -96.57 )
SWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -160.5   Max: 883
Current: -96.57

-160.5
883

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
SWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
88% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. SWS: 0.80 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.8

0.43
2.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.40
SWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. SWS: 0.40 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.19   Max: 105.56
Current: 0.4

0.19
105.56
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
SWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 479 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SWS: 0.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41   Max: 10.65
Current: 0.9

0.41
10.65
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -1.00
SWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
51% of the 431 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. SWS: -1.00 )
SWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -1   Max: 18.5
Current: -1

-1
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -52.43
SWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.55 vs. SWS: -52.43 )
SWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -56   Max: 30.6
Current: -52.43

-56
30.6

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, SF, MQBKY » details
Traded in other countries:SW4.Germany,
SWS Group Inc was incorporated in Delaware in 1972. It is a diversified financial services holding company focused on delivering a broad range of investment banking, commercial banking and related financial services to corporate, individual and institutional investors, broker/dealers, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. Its four segments are clearing, retail, institutional and banking. Clearing segment provides clearing and execution services for other broker/dealers. Its clientele includes general securities broker/dealers and firms specializing in high-volume trading. It currently supports a various clearing clients, including discount and full-service brokerage firms, direct access firms, registered investment advisors and institutional firms. Retail segment offers securities (such as equities, mutual funds and fixed income products), insurance products and managed accounts through the activities of its employee registered representatives and its contractors. Institutional segment serve institutional customers in the areas of securities borrowing and lending, public finance, municipal finance, sales and underwriting, investment banking, fixed income sales and equity trading. Its securities borrowing and lending business includes borrowing and lending securities for other broker/dealers, lending institutions, and its own clearing and retail operations. Banking segment offers traditional banking products and services. It specialize in three areas, business banking, focusing on industrial and small business lending, commercial real estate lending and mortgage purchase. The Company provides integrated trade execution, clearing and client account processing to over 150 financial service organizations, which includes correspondent broker/dealers and registered investment advisors in 29 states and Canada. The Company also operates SWS Financial Services, Inc. ('SWS Financial'), a broker/dealer subsidiary that is also registered with FINRA.

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