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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 0.62
SFE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
79% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SFE: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SFE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 0.92 Max: N/A
Current: 0.62
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -2.36
WACC vs ROIC
10.17%
-10.12%
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 : 3/10

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ROE % -16.08
SFE's ROE % is ranked lower than
88% of the 1518 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. SFE: -16.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SFE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -40.34  Med: -11.88 Max: 45.8
Current: -16.08
-40.34
45.8
ROA % -11.99
SFE's ROA % is ranked lower than
88% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. SFE: -11.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SFE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.69  Med: -9.49 Max: 29.74
Current: -11.99
-20.69
29.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -1241.11
SFE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
92% of the 912 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 45.26 vs. SFE: -1241.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SFE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4850.18  Med: -403.94 Max: 2956.33
Current: -1241.11
-4850.18
2956.33
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -16.40
SFE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
75% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. SFE: -16.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
SFE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.9  Med: 17.7 Max: 80.1
Current: -16.4
-43.9
80.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -13.10
SFE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
68% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. SFE: -13.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
SFE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63  Med: 8.95 Max: 212.4
Current: -13.1
-63
212.4
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Business Description

Industry: Asset Management » Asset Management    NAICS: 523999    SIC: 6799
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Traded in other countries:SFU1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Safeguard Scientifics Inc provides capital as well as strategic, operational and management resources to entrepreneurs across an evolving and spectrum of industries. It operates in two sectors; Healthcare and Technology.

Safeguard Scientific engages in the development of early- and growth-stage businesses by providing capital, operational, and management resources. The company influences partner organizations through board representation, management support, and equity ownership. Safeguard also holds relatively small equity interests in a basket of companies where it does not take part in managerial or influential activities. The company traditionally targets firms in the healthcare space that focus on medical technology, or technology companies with emphasis in financial technology, digital media, enterprise technology, and the cloud. Corporations in the eastern United States are Safeguard's primary target; however, inbound deals provide opportunities throughout the country.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.53
SFE's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. SFE: 1.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SFE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.66 Max: 2.44
Current: 1.53
0.41
2.44
EV-to-EBIT -10.09
SFE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1295 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.90 vs. SFE: -10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SFE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.3  Med: 4.8 Max: 7.7
Current: -10.09
-17.3
7.7
EV-to-EBITDA -10.09
SFE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 11.65 vs. SFE: -10.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SFE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.9  Med: 4.8 Max: 7.7
Current: -10.09
-18.9
7.7
Current Ratio 8.76
SFE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. SFE: 8.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SFE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.34 Max: 52.73
Current: 8.76
1.34
52.73
Quick Ratio 8.76
SFE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 956 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. SFE: 8.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SFE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.99 Max: 52.73
Current: 8.76
0.77
52.73

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 1.90
SFE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 868 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: -1.30 vs. SFE: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SFE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -49.5  Med: -0.3 Max: 29.9
Current: 1.9
-49.5
29.9

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.52
SFE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. SFE: 1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SFE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.63  Med: 3.06 Max: 41.9
Current: 1.52
0.63
41.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -9.91
SFE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1804 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. SFE: -9.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SFE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.97  Med: 18.2 Max: 44.6
Current: -9.91
-9.97
44.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 19.11
SFE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 495 Companies
in the Global Asset Management industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. SFE: 19.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
SFE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.1  Med: -11.3 Max: 19.11
Current: 19.11
-85.1
19.11

More Statistics

EPS (TTM) $ -1.62
Beta1.37
Short Percentage of Float2.45%
52-Week Range $10.60 - 14.38
Shares Outstanding (Mil)20.36

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) -2.65 -4.30
EPS without NRI ($) -2.65 -4.30
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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