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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 : 10/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
REFR's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 2291 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.49 vs. REFR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
REFR' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.90
REFR's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
96% of the 2227 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. REFR: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
REFR' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.9
0.43
0.99
Interest Coverage No Debt
REFR's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 1849 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 49.87 vs. REFR: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
REFR' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 8.26
WACC vs ROIC
2.93%
-252.98%
WACC
ROIC
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 % -330.74
REFR's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
98% of the 2273 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.13 vs. REFR: -330.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
REFR' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1965.42  Med: -313.31 Max: -163.63
Current: -330.74
-1965.42
-163.63
Net Margin % -329.10
REFR's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
98% of the 2273 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. REFR: -329.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
REFR' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1881.84  Med: -311.22 Max: -154.46
Current: -329.1
-1881.84
-154.46
ROE % -67.45
REFR's ROE % is ranked lower than
96% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.83 vs. REFR: -67.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
REFR' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -146.55  Med: -53.51 Max: -34.68
Current: -67.45
-146.55
-34.68
ROA % -61.88
REFR's ROA % is ranked lower than
97% of the 2302 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. REFR: -61.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
REFR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -138.67  Med: -51.44 Max: -33.67
Current: -61.88
-138.67
-33.67
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -258.36
REFR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 2295 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 11.12 vs. REFR: -258.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
REFR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6870.43  Med: -951.94 Max: -245.78
Current: -258.36
-6870.43
-245.78
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -18.40
REFR's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
89% of the 2057 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. REFR: -18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
REFR' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2  Med: -3.5 Max: 121.7
Current: -18.4
-47.2
121.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -13.50
REFR's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. REFR: -13.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
REFR' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.5  Med: 1 Max: 26.2
Current: -13.5
-24.5
26.2
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -11.50
REFR's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 1581 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. REFR: -11.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
REFR' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.9  Med: 1.4 Max: 25.3
Current: -11.5
-23.9
25.3
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components    NAICS: 334419    SIC: 3679
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Traded in other countries:RFR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Research Frontiers Inc develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion.

Research Frontiers Inc was incorporated in 1965. The Company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion.

Top Ranked Articles about Research Frontiers Inc

Research Frontiers Mourns the Passing of Robert L. Saxe: Its Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer
WOODBURY, NY --(Marketwired - June 30, 2016) - Research Frontiers Inc. sadly announces that its Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Robert ("Bob") L. Saxe, passed away yesterday evening. Mr. Saxe started Research Frontiers over 50 years ago. Under his leadership, the Company achieved world-wide recognition as the premier developer of SPD-Smart light control technology currently used in automobiles, aircraft, yachts, homes and offices, and museums."Bob will be sorely missed by the company, his friends and his family," stated Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers. "Bob was my mentor and the driving force in the development and commercialization of the Company's suspended particle technology, and his positive influence will continue long after his death. Bob has always taken pride in the fact that the technology he invented saves energy and makes people more comfortable and safer. Through inspiration and hard work, Bob's numerous inventions now benefit many people and industries worldwide."Mr. Saxe was the father of the smart window industry, and is the principal inventor for many of the Company's patents and patent applications. He graduated from Harvard College in 1956 with an A.B. degree, Cum Laude in General Studies (with a major in physics) and received an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School in 1960. Mr. Saxe served as decorated marksman in the US Army. Mr. Saxe was 81 years old.About Research Frontiers Inc.Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) is the developer of SPD-Smart light-control technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. "SPD-SmartGlass" and "SPD-Smart" are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc.
For further information about SPD-Smart light-control technology, please contact:

Joseph M. Harary
President & CEO
Research Frontiers Inc.
1-516-364-1902
[email protected]



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Ratios

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PB Ratio 7.75
REFR's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 2198 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. REFR: 7.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
REFR' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.82  Med: 12.83 Max: 55.83
Current: 7.75
4.82
55.83
PS Ratio 24.89
REFR's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 2248 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. REFR: 24.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
REFR' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.68  Med: 72.92 Max: 1372.73
Current: 24.89
14.68
1372.73
Current Ratio 8.86
REFR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. REFR: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
REFR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 18.3 Max: 90
Current: 8.86
1
90
Quick Ratio 8.86
REFR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. REFR: 8.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
REFR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 18.3 Max: 90
Current: 8.86
1
90
Days Sales Outstanding 324.31
REFR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
98% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 73.80 vs. REFR: 324.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
REFR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.03  Med: 186.95 Max: 329.86
Current: 324.31
28.03
329.86
Days Payable 4.34
REFR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
98% of the 1794 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 57.71 vs. REFR: 4.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
REFR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.68  Med: 6.19 Max: 13.11
Current: 4.34
2.68
13.11

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.30
REFR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1383 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. REFR: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
REFR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.4  Med: -4.6 Max: -1.3
Current: -1.3
-21.4
-1.3

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 14.11
REFR's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
62% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. REFR: 14.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
REFR' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 21.54 Max: 825
Current: 14.11
2.55
825
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 9.07
REFR's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 1691 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. REFR: 9.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
REFR' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.55  Med: 15.03 Max: 80
Current: 9.07
2.55
80
Price-to-Tangible-Book 7.94
REFR's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 2140 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. REFR: 7.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
REFR' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.33  Med: 13.94 Max: 39.3
Current: 7.94
2.33
39.3
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.34
REFR's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 2143 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. REFR: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
REFR' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 1.39 Max: 371.29
Current: 0.34
0.09
371.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -14.42
REFR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 2299 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.94 vs. REFR: -14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
REFR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.3  Med: -5.6 Max: -2
Current: -14.42
-18.3
-2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1.22
EPS (TTM) $ -0.17
Beta0.13
Short Percentage of Float4.68%
52-Week Range $0.98 - 3.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)24.04

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 2 3
EPS ($) -0.12 -0.01
EPS without NRI ($) -0.12 -0.01
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Research Frontiers Mourns the Passing of Robert L. Saxe: Its Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Jun 30 2016 
Research Frontiers CEO Joseph Harary Will Present Keynote Presentation at This Week's CTI Automotive Jun 14 2016 
SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDWs) Lead the Way for Enhancing the Passenger Experience May 26 2016 
Research Frontiers to Present at Drexel Hamilton Micro-Cap Investor Forum May 12, 2016 in New York May 10 2016 
Research Frontiers to Host First Quarter 2016 Conference Call May 03 2016 
Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace to Unveil SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDWs) This We Apr 05 2016 
Sneak Peak of Vision Systems SPD Electronically Dimmable Window for Cockpits That Will Be Unveiled P Apr 04 2016 
Epic Aircraft E1000 Mockup Features Vision Systems SPD-Smart Nuance Electronically Dimmable Windows Oct 15 2014 
Vision Systems and Vaupell Improve the Flying Experience With New SPD-Smart Dimmable Windows Oct 15 2014 
Research Frontiers Congratulates Licensee Asahi Glass Company on Official Market Launch of the World Oct 15 2014 

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