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Research Frontiers ROA %

: 1.70% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Research Frontiers's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.09 Mil. Research Frontiers's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was $5.16 Mil. Therefore, Research Frontiers's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 1.70%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Research Frontiers's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:REFR' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.41   Med: -51.44   Max: -32.39
Current: -33.38

-77.41
-32.39

During the past 13 years, Research Frontiers's highest ROA % was -32.39%. The lowest was -77.41%. And the median was -51.44%.

NAS:REFR's ROA % is ranked lower than
95% of the 2350 Companies
in the Hardware industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. NAS:REFR: -33.38 )

Research Frontiers ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Research Frontiers's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Research Frontiers Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -57.20 -59.20 -77.41 -61.86 -32.39

Research Frontiers Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -24.33 -54.09 -37.24 -38.56 1.70

Competitive Comparison

For the Electronic Components subindustry, Research Frontiers's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Research Frontiers ROA % Distribution

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Research Frontiers's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Research Frontiers's ROA % falls into.



Research Frontiers ROA % Calculation

Research Frontiers's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=-2.341/( (8.256+6.199)/ 2 )
=-2.341/7.2275
=-32.39 %

Research Frontiers's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=0.088/( (5.186+5.137)/ 2 )
=0.088/5.1615
=1.70 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Research Frontiers  (NAS:REFR) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=0.088/5.1615
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(0.088 / 2.892)*(2.892 / 5.1615)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=3.04 %*0.5603
=1.70 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Research Frontiers Business Description

Research Frontiers logo
Industry
Technology » Hardware NAICS : 334419 SIC : 3679
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
240 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY, USA, 11797-2033
Research Frontiers Inc is engaged in the development and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, the light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, the light-control panels made by laminating the film, electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, or lamination services for, and the end-products. The company's revenue source comes from the licensing of technology.
Executives
Douglas Family Trust 10 percent owner, other: 13(d)(3) group 125 E. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. SUITE 400 LARKSPUR CA 94939
James & Jean Douglas Irrevocable Descendants Trust 10 percent owner, other: 13(d)(3) group 125 E. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. SUITE 400 LARKSPUR CA 94939
Douglas Kevin 10 percent owner, other: 13(d)(3) group 125 E. SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BLVD. SUITE 400 LARKSPUR CA 94939
Settle William Graham director 6003 COBRIDGE SQUARE RALEIGH NC 27609
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Van Voorhees Seth officer: CFO & VP-Business Development 12 HARVEY DRIVE SHORT HILLS NJ 07078
Daigle Darryl director 3213 WYTCHWOOD DRIVE MORGAN CITY LA 70380
Kaganowicz Alexander director 1217 CARLLS STRAIGHT PATH DIX HILLS NY 11746
Grimes Gregory George director 24 FIFTH AVENUE APT. 1530 NEW YORK NY 10011
Slovak Steven Michael officer: Vice President-Technology 240 CROSSWAYS PARK DRIVE WOODBURY NY 11797
Saxe Robert L director, officer: Chairman of the Board PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: SAXE ROBERT L a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Keen Victor F director C/O RESEARCH FRONTIERS INC. 240 CROSSWAYS PARK DRIVE WOODBURY NY 11797
Guthrie Marion Philip director THREE LINCOLN CENTRE 5430 LBJ FWY., SUITE 1480 DALLAS TX 75240
Derby Jack director 399 BOYLSTON STREET BOSTON MA 02117
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