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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
SYNM's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. SYNM: No Debt )
SYNM' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.92   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.73
SYNM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
92% of the 179 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. SYNM: 0.73 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.33   Max: 0.96
Current: 0.73

-0.33
0.96
Interest Coverage No Debt
SYNM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. SYNM: No Debt )
SYNM' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -8.28
M-Score: 14.28
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -477.16
SYNM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. SYNM: -477.16 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -1651.18   Max: 52.59
Current: -477.16

-1651.18
52.59
Net-margin (%) -115.13
SYNM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. SYNM: -115.13 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2023.15   Max: 52.43
Current: -115.13

-2023.15
52.43
ROE (%) -5.99
SYNM's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 175 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. SYNM: -5.99 )
SYNM' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -127.71   Max: 61.25
Current: -5.99

-127.71
61.25
ROA (%) -4.35
SYNM's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. SYNM: -4.35 )
SYNM' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -124.33   Max: 17.1
Current: -4.35

-124.33
17.1
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1441.05
SYNM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.45 vs. SYNM: -1441.05 )
SYNM' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -4481.82   Max: 3092.95
Current: -1441.05

-4481.82
3092.95
Revenue Growth (%) -43.00
SYNM's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. SYNM: -43.00 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 98.6
Current: -43

0
98.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 52.40
SYNM's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 114 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. SYNM: 52.40 )
SYNM' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 52.4
Current: 52.4

0
52.4
EPS Growth (%) -11.10
SYNM's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 100 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. SYNM: -11.10 )
SYNM' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 46
Current: -11.1

0
46
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Ratios

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P/B 1.05
SYNM's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. SYNM: 1.05 )
SYNM' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 120.68
Current: 1.05

0.69
120.68
P/S 19.90
SYNM's P/S is ranked lower than
69% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. SYNM: 19.90 )
SYNM' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.71   Max: 681
Current: 19.9

1.71
681

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 1.08
SYNM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. SYNM: 1.08 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.92   Max: 15.46
Current: 1.08

0.92
15.46
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.38
SYNM's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
51% of the 83 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. SYNM: 2.38 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 2.03   Max: 2.03
Current: 2.38

Price/Median PS Value 1.36
SYNM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 164 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SYNM: 1.36 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 7.04
Current: 1.36

0.15
7.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 32.90
SYNM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
95% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. SYNM: 32.90 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 49.8
Current: 32.9

0.4
49.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.63
SYNM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 113 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.47 vs. SYNM: 1.63 )
SYNM' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -105.4   Max: -7.3
Current: 1.63

-105.4
-7.3

Business Description

Industry: Oil & Gas - Refining & Marketing » Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Compare:IMO, NGL, MPC, VLO, JXHLY » details
Traded in other countries:SJO1.Germany
Syntroleum Corporation began business as GTG, Inc on November 15, 1984. On August 7, 1998 Syntroleum merged into SLH Company. The Company was later re-incorporated in Delaware on June 17, 1999. The focus of the Company and subsidiaries is the commercialization of its technologies to produce synthetic liquid hydrocarbons. The Technologies consist of Fischer-Tropsch ("FT") technology to convert syngas to FT wax, and hydroprocessing technology. Its hydro-processing technology can be utilized either for conversion of FT wax (Synfining) or fats oils and greases (Bio-Synfining) into naphtha, diesel and liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). The Company is currently commercializing its FT coal-to-liquids or ("CTL") technology via China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation ("Sinopec") and its Bio-Synfining technology through the Dynamic Fuels, LLC joint venture. Its Technologies produces synthetic liquid hydrocarbons that are compatible with refined products made from crude oil. These products include: Middle Distillates for use in reciprocating and jet/turbine engines; and Specialty Products, such as synthetic lubricants, process oils, high melting point waxes, liquid normal paraffins, and chemical feedstocks. The Company has also developed hydroprocessing for conversion of the Fischer-Tropsch wax into diesel fuel, jet fuel, lubricants, naphtha and other materials. This technology has been used to produce fuels for testing by the Department of Energy ("DOE"), the Department of Defense ("DOD"), U.S. Department of Transportation ("DOT") and manufacturers globally. Renewable diesel can be used as a finished product and does not require blending however it can also be blended with petroleum-based fuels in any ratio. Its products can be transported through existing distribution infrastructures and its renewable middle distillates are fungible products meeting ASTM standards which can be used as a drop in replacement fuel for existing diesel and jet engines. It is subject to international and domestic federal, state and local laws.

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