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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.46
SWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
89% of the 546 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SWS: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05  Med: 0.39 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.46
Equity to Asset 0.08
SWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
92% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. SWS: 0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SWS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03  Med: 0.07 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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Operating margin (%) -1.87
SWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.30 vs. SWS: -1.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.78  Med: 11.50 Max: 33.55
Current: -1.87
-9.78
33.55
Net-margin (%) -3.02
SWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 576 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.72 vs. SWS: -3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.15  Med: 6.76 Max: 22.93
Current: -3.02
-12.15
22.93
ROE (%) -2.41
SWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. SWS: -2.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -9.97  Med: 7.12 Max: 32.45
Current: -2.41
-9.97
32.45
ROA (%) -0.19
SWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 598 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. SWS: -0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.91  Med: 0.51 Max: 1.93
Current: -0.19
-0.91
1.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -8.90
SWS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. SWS: -8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.7  Med: 2.10 Max: 33
Current: -8.9
-16.7
33
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -43.10
SWS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. SWS: -43.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -83.3  Med: -1.30 Max: 469.8
Current: -43.1
-83.3
469.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -33.40
SWS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SWS: -33.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -85.9  Med: 15.10 Max: 376.2
Current: -33.4
-85.9
376.2
» SWS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Equity & Asset
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

SWS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Eagle Investment 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%)
First Eagle Investment 553,108 sh (-24.25%)
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Q4 2014

SWS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mario Gabelli 675,977 sh (+21.82%)
Mario Gabelli 675,977 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 539,900 sh (-0.55%)
Jim Simons 177,290 sh (-50.04%)
First Eagle Investment 100,000 sh (-81.92%)
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Q1 2015

SWS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
» More
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Mario Gabelli's Recent Portfolio Changes
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 13.37
SWS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 14.99 vs. SWS: 13.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 0.77
SWS's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SWS: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.77
0.34
2.59
P/S 0.89
SWS's P/S is ranked higher than
84% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. SWS: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SWS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.98 Max: 11.84
Current: 0.89
0.34
11.84
PFCF 3.95
SWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 11.15 vs. SWS: 3.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 3.98 Max: 21.45
Current: 3.95
0.32
21.45
Days Sales Outstanding 3.00
SWS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
85% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 59.76 vs. SWS: 3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SWS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 352.24  Med: 4109.44 Max: 7696.02
Current: 3
352.24
7696.02

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.00
SWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 569 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. SWS: -1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1  Med: 6.20 Max: 18.5
Current: -1
-1
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -53.01
SWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 5.47 vs. SWS: -53.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -56  Med: -1.80 Max: 30.6
Current: -53.01
-56
30.6

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
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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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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Mario Gabelli's Recent Portfolio Changes Oct 23 2014 
SWS Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 03 2010 
July 15, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Century Casinos, Navigant Consulting, SWS Group Jul 15 2010 
July 13, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up: Century Casinos and SWS Group Jul 13 2010 
SWS Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 28 2010 
SWS Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 09 2010 
SWS Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 03 2009 
SWS Group Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 05 2009 
SWS Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $9 Million Feb 04 2009 

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