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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 0.38
SWS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 345 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 16.67 vs. SWS: 0.38 )
SWS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.05   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.38

Equity to Asset 0.08
SWS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 398 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.29 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: 0.05
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 (%) -3.79
SWS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.05 vs. SWS: -3.79 )
SWS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -9.78   Max: 33.55
Current: -3.79

-9.78
33.55
Net-margin (%) -12.31
SWS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. SWS: -12.31 )
SWS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.31   Max: 22.93
Current: -12.31

-12.31
22.93
ROE (%) -10.61
SWS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. SWS: -10.61 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.61   Max: 32.37
Current: -10.61

-10.61
32.37
ROA (%) -0.88
SWS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SWS: -0.88 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.88   Max: 1.8
Current: -0.88

-0.88
1.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -26.82
SWS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 141.27 vs. SWS: -26.82 )
SWS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -26.82   Max: 104.11
Current: -26.82

-26.82
104.11
Revenue Growth (%) -12.00
SWS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SWS: -12.00 )
SWS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -16.7   Max: 33
Current: -12

-16.7
33
EPS Growth (%) 116.90
SWS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 281 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. SWS: 116.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -85.9   Max: 376.2
Current: 116.9

-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 2013

SWS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Richard Snow 98,920 sh (+15.37%)
Mario Gabelli 514,900 sh (+4.04%)
Jim Simons 20,800 sh (-62.04%)
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Q3 2013

SWS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Richard Snow 111,915 sh (+13.14%)
Mario Gabelli 530,550 sh (+3.04%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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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
» More
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Ratios

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P/B 0.80
SWS's P/B is ranked higher than
85% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. SWS: 0.80 )
SWS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 2.71
Current: 0.8

0.34
2.71
P/S 0.90
SWS's P/S is ranked higher than
93% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 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 1.90
SWS's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 141.14 vs. SWS: 1.90 )
SWS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 39.55
Current: 1.9

0.53
39.55
EV-to-EBIT -27.06
SWS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 25.93 vs. SWS: -27.06 )
SWS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 883
Current: -27.06

5.4
883

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.79
SWS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. SWS: 0.79 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 2.14
Current: 0.79

0.43
2.14
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.76
SWS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 19.55 vs. SWS: 1.76 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 73.07
Current: 1.76

0.25
73.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.87
SWS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. SWS: 0.87 )
SWS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 10.13
Current: 0.87

0.39
10.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.40
SWS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
58% of the 355 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. SWS: 2.40 )
SWS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 18.5
Current: 2.4

0.1
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -22.50
SWS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
52% of the 308 Companies
in the Global Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 4.48 vs. SWS: -22.50 )
SWS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -31.1   Max: 43.7
Current: -22.5

-31.1
43.7

Business Description

Industry: Brokers & Exchanges » Capital Markets
Compare:PJC, SIEB, GHL, SF, MQBKY » details
Traded in other countries:SW4.Germany
SWS Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1972. It is a diversified financial service holding company focused on delivering a range of investment, commercial banking and related financial services to individual, corporate and institutional investors, broker/dealers, governmental entities and financial intermediaries. Its main brokerage subsidiary, Southwest Securities, Inc., is a registered broker/dealer and a member of the NYSE. It is also a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other regulatory and trade organizations. 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 30 states and Canada. Southwest Securities serves individual investors through its private client group offices in Texas, California, Nevada and Oklahoma and institutional investors nationwide. Southwest Securities also extends margin credit and lends securities and manages and participates in underwriting equity and fixed income securities. The Company also operates SWS Financial Services, Inc. ('SWS Financial'), a broker/dealer subsidiary that is also registered with FINRA. SWS Financial contracts with more than 300 individual registered representatives for the administration of their securities business. The Company also offers full-service, traditional and Internet banking through Southwest Securities, FSB. The Bank is a federally chartered savings bank, organized and existing under the laws of the United States and regulated since July 21, 2011 by the OCC. The Company competes directly with securities firms and banks. It also encounters competition from insurance companies and financial institutions in many elements of its businesses. The Company's businesses are regulated by U.S. federal and state regulatory agencies, self-regulatory organizations and securities exchanges and, to a lesser extent, by foreign governmental agencies and financial regulatory bodies.
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SWS Group, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $9 Million Feb 04 2009 

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