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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 : 6/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SYMX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.38 vs. SYMX: No Debt )
SYMX' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.27   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.91
SYMX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. SYMX: 0.91 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.7   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.91

0.7
0.91
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.31
M-Score: 50.03
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -64.50
SYMX's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. SYMX: -64.50 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -8554.88   Max: -77.96
Current: -64.5

-8554.88
-77.96
Net-margin (%) -67.20
SYMX's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.95 vs. SYMX: -67.20 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -8366.16   Max: -81.36
Current: -67.2

-8366.16
-81.36
ROE (%) -18.37
SYMX's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1100 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. SYMX: -18.37 )
SYMX' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -359.24   Max: -15.3
Current: -18.37

-359.24
-15.3
ROA (%) -16.20
SYMX's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1121 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.86 vs. SYMX: -16.20 )
SYMX' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -322.46   Max: -13.41
Current: -16.2

-322.46
-13.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -43.86
SYMX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1120 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 10.19 vs. SYMX: -43.86 )
SYMX' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -106220   Max: -42.56
Current: -43.86

-106220
-42.56
Revenue Growth (%) 7.40
SYMX's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 953 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. SYMX: 7.40 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 175.9
Current: 7.4

0
175.9
EBITDA Growth (%) -14.30
SYMX's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. SYMX: -14.30 )
SYMX' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 44.2
Current: -14.3

0
44.2
EPS Growth (%) -11.70
SYMX's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 798 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. SYMX: -11.70 )
SYMX' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.3   Max: 330.9
Current: -11.7

-26.3
330.9
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P/B 0.90
SYMX's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. SYMX: 0.90 )
SYMX' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 3.2
Current: 0.9

0.15
3.2
P/S 3.00
SYMX's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. SYMX: 3.00 )
SYMX' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.89   Max: 1320
Current: 3

2.89
1320
EV-to-EBIT -3.89
SYMX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
53% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 19.10 vs. SYMX: -3.89 )
SYMX' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -13.4   Max: 2.1
Current: -3.89

-13.4
2.1
Current Ratio 1.91
SYMX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. SYMX: 1.91 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 10.91
Current: 1.91

0.5
10.91
Quick Ratio 1.86
SYMX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 1116 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. SYMX: 1.86 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 10.84
Current: 1.86

0.5
10.84

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 10.60
SYMX's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYMX: 10.60 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 25.14
Current: 10.6

0.4
25.14
Price/Net Current Asset Value 9.50
SYMX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SYMX: 9.50 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 24.44
Current: 9.5

0.39
24.44
Price/Tangible Book 0.90
SYMX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
85% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SYMX: 0.90 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 6.89
Current: 0.9

0.24
6.89
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
SYMX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
100% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SYMX: 0.20 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 81.82
Current: 0.2

0.3
81.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -25.70
SYMX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. SYMX: -25.70 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -25.7   Max: 9042.5
Current: -25.7

-25.7
9042.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -59.30
SYMX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 877 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. SYMX: -59.30 )
SYMX' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -114.9   Max: -14.5
Current: -59.3

-114.9
-14.5

Business Description

Industry: Chemicals » Specialty Chemicals
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Traded in other countries:3KB.Germany
Synthesis Energy Sys Inc was founded in 2003 and incorporated in Delaware. The Company is an energy and gasification technology company that provides proprietary gasification technology systems and solutions to the energy and chemical industries. The Company's business is to create value by supplying its technology, equipment and services into global projects where lower cost low quality coals, coal wastes, municipal wastes, agricultural biomass, and other biomass feedstocks can be profitably converted through its proprietary gasification technology into clean synthesis gas, or syngas (a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane), which is then used to produce a variety of high value energy and chemical products. The Company has begun its gasification activities by obtaining license for the U-GAS gasification technology, developed by the Gas Technology Institute, or GTI, a not-for-profit research and development organization located near Chicago, Illinois. Its technology is originally based on the U-GAS process developed by the Gas Technology Institute and the Company have augmented and differentiated the technology through newly developed intellectual property related to design, detailed engineering, constructing, starting up and operating its two commercial joint venture plants in China. The first commercial scale coal gasification plant is located in Shandong Province, China. It also has additional projects in various stages of development in Henan Province, China and in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. The Company is in development stage. The Company's competitors include General Electric, Shell, CB&I and Siemens, and smaller Chinese firms offer coal gasification equipment and services. Its operations are subject to stringent federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to environmental protection.
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