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- The Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. financial analysis covers the income statement and ratio trend-charts with balance sheets and cash flows presented on an annual and quarterly basis. The report outlines the main financial ratios pertaining to profitability, margin analysis, asset turnover, credit ratios, and company’s long-term solvency. This sort of company's information will assist and strengthen your company’s decision-making processes.
- In the part that describes Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. competitors and the industry in whole, the information about company's financial ratios is compared to those of its competitors and to the industry. The unique analysis of the market and company’s competitors along with detailed information about the internal and external factors affecting the relevant industry will help to manage your business environment. Your company’s business and sales activities will be boosted by gaining an insight into your competitors’ businesses.
- Also the report provides relevant news, an analysis of PR-activity, and stock price movements. The latter are correlated with pertinent news and press releases, and annual and quarterly forecasts are given by a variety of experts and market research firms. Such information creates your awareness about principal trends of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. business.
About Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. provides growth capital as well as a range of strategic, operational and management resources to its partner companies. The company participates in expansion financings, carve-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings.
The company concentrates on companies that operate in two categories: Technology, including companies focused on providing software as a service (SaaS), technology-enabled services and vertical software solutions for analytics, enterprise application, infrastructure, security and communication; and Life Sciences, including companies focused on medical devices, molecular diagnostics, drug delivery and specialty pharmaceuticals.
The companys major partner companies include Acsis, Inc.; Advantedge Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; Alliance Consulting Group Associates, Inc.; Clarient, Inc.; Laureate Pharma, Inc.; Neuronyx, Inc.; NexTone Communications, Inc.; NuPathe, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio, Inc.; Portico Systems, Inc.; PROMODEL Corporation; Rubicor Medical, Inc.; and Ventaira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The company owns 96% interest Acsis, Inc. Acsis provides software and service solutions that assist manufacturing companies in improving efficiencies throughout the entire supply-chain. Its solutions enable manufacturers to automate plant floor/warehouse operations and take advantage of emerging automated-ID technologies, including RFID and barcode. Acsis solutions provide the critical data links between activities or material movements that take place on the shop floor and ERP systems. Its solutions range from value-added services for implementing SAPConsole to the advanced shop floor process automation and data collection using the xDDi as a shop floor platform. Acsis key internally-developed software solution components featured in the Acsis Lean Enterprise Suite (ALES), a bundled set of applications that connects people, devices and supply chain events with client ERP systems.
ALES comprises the following components: xDDi (xApp for Device and Data Integration) Software, Enterprise Label Management Software, Line Manager Appliances, Plant Manager Software, and RFID Analytics.
xDDi (xApp for Device and Data Integration) Software: It is an enterprise software solution enabling data collection from any device in the supply-chain (such as scales, optical eyes printers bar code scanners and RFID tags) and aggregate filter and translate it for integration with ERP systems. It converts SAP process and workflows into manageable shop floor events, directs employee task lists (via handheld devices or vehicle mounted units) and integrates the resulting data back to SAP.
Enterprise Label Management Software: It is an enterprise software solution enabling users to design and generate customer-specific label formats directly from SAP ERP data and manage them from a central location. It enables users to manage label formats across enterprise to reduce time and costs, and insures compliance to reduce shipment rejections, incorrect shipments and mislabeling.
Line Manager Appliances: It offers intelligent appliances to support RFID- and barcode-based product tracking for warehouse, manufacturing, packing and shipping operations. It automates manufacturing, packing, labeling and shipping operations, and manages events and alerts to proactively notify users of significant process events to improve quality and prevent production delays.
Plant Manager Software: It is an enterprise software solution helping users execute manufacturing and warehouse operations. It allows operations to be monitored from receiving to manufacturing and through distribution, and management of key performance indicators for real-time visibility of work orders throughout all manufacturing and warehouse facilities.
RFID Analytics: It helps users gain product visibility and intelligence throughout supply chain by analyzing key metrics.
Acsis works with its clients to develop manufacturing, warehousing, RFID and mobile solutions tailored to the clients needs and budget. Typical professional service engagements inclu
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1. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. COMPANY PROFILE
1.1. Key facts
1.2. Financial Performance
1.3. Key Executives
1.4. Ownership and Major Holders
1.5. Company History
2. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. BUSINESS OVERVIEW
2.1. Business Description
2.2. Major Products and Services
2.3. Markets and Sales Activities
2.4. Locations, Subsidiaries, Operating Units
3. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. SWOT ANALYSIS
4. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
4.1. Financial Statements
4.1.1. Income Statement
4.1.2. Balance Sheet
4.1.3. Cash Flow
4.2. Financial Ratios
4.2.2. Margin Analysis
4.2.3. Asset Turnover
4.2.4. Credit Ratios
4.2.5. Long-Term Solvency
4.2.6. Growth Over Prior Year
4.2.7. Financial Ratios Charts
4.3. Stock Market Snapshot
5. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. COMPETITORS AND INDUSTRY ANALYSIS
5.1. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Direct Competitors
5.2. Comparison of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and Direct Competitors Financial Ratios
5.3. Comparison of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. and Direct Competitors Stock Charts
5.4. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Industry Analysis
5.4.1. Financial Services Industry Snapshot
5.4.2. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Industry Position Analysis
6. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. NEWS & EVENTS
6.1. News & PR Activity Analysis
6.2. IR Corporate News
6.3. Marketing News
6.4. Corporate Events
7. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. EXPERTS REVIEW1
7.1. Experts Opinion
7.2. Experts Estimates
8. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. ENHANCED SWOT ANALYSIS2
9. UNITED STATES PESTEL ANALYSIS2
9.1. Political Factors
9.2. Economic Factors
9.3. Social Factors
9.4. Technological Factors
9.5. Environmental Factors
9.6. Legal Factors
10. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. IFE, EFE, IE MATRICES2
10.1. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix
10.3. Internal External Matrix
11. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. PORTER FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS2
12. SAFEGUARD SCIENTIFICS, INC. VRIO ANALYSIS2
APPENDIX: RATIO DEFINITIONS
LIST OF TABLES
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Key Facts
Income Statement Key Figures
Balance Sheet Key Figures
Cash Flow Statement Key Figures
Financial Performance Abbreviation Guide
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Key Executives
Key Executives Biographies1
Key Executives Compensations1
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Major Shareholders
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. History
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Products
Revenues by Segment
Revenues by Region
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Offices and Representations
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. SWOT Analysis
Yearly Income Statement Including Trends
Income Statement Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Balance Sheet Including Trends
Balance Sheet Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Yearly Cash Flow Including Trends
Cash Flow Latest 4 Quarters Including Trends
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Profitability Ratios
Margin Analysis Ratios
Asset Turnover Ratios
Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Ratios Growth Over Prior Year
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Capital Market Snapshot
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Direct Competitors Key Facts
Direct Competitors Profitability Ratios
Direct Competitors Margin Analysis Ratios
Direct Competitors Asset Turnover Ratios
Direct Competitors Credit Ratios
Direct Competitors Long-Term Solvency Ratios
Financial Services Industry Statistics
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Industry Position
Company vs. Industry Income Statement Analysis
Company vs. Industry Balance Sheet Analysis
Company vs. Industry Cash Flow Analysis
Company vs. Industry Ratios Comparison
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Consensus Recommendations1
Analyst Recommendation Summary1
Price Target Summary1
Experts Recommendation Trends1
Revenue Estimates Analysis1
Earnings Estimates Analysis1
Revenue Estimates Trend1
Earnings Estimates Trend1
LIST OF FIGURES
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Annual Revenues in Comparison with Cost of Goods Sold and Gross Profit
Profit Margin Chart
Operating Margin Chart
Return on Equity (ROE) Chart
Return on Assets (ROA) Chart
Debt to Equity Chart
Current Ratio Chart
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. 1-year Stock Charts
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. 5-year Stock Charts
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. vs. Main Indexes 1-year Stock Chart
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. vs. Direct Competitors 1-year Stock Charts
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Article Density Chart
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SWOT, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, is an analytical framework that identifies the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable for a company.
Enhanced SWOT Analysis
Enhanced SWOT is a 3×3 grid that arranges strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats into one scheme:
- How to use the strengths to take advantage of the opportunities?
- How to use the strengths to reduce likelihood and impact of the threats?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that obstruct taking advantage of the opportunities?
- How to overcome the weaknesses that can make the threats a reality?
Upon answering these questions a company can develop a project plan to improve its business performance.
PESTEL (also termed as PESTLE) is an ideal tool to strategically analyze what influence different outside factors – political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental and legal – exert on a business to later chart its long term targets.
Being part of the external analysis when carrying out a strategic assessment or performing a market study, PESTEL gives an overview of diverse macro-environmental factors that any company should thoughtfully consider. By perceiving these outside environments, businesses can maximally benefit from the opportunities while minimizing the threats to the organization.
Key Factors Examined by PESTEL Analysis:
- Political – What opportunities and pressures are brought by political bodies and what is the degree of public regulations’ impact on the business?
- Economic – What economic policies, trends and structures are expected to affect the organization, what is this influence’s degree?
- Sociological – What cultural and societal aspects will work upon the demand for the business’s products and operations?
- Technological – What impact do the technological aspects, innovations, incentives and barriers have on the organization?
- Environmental – What environmental and ecological facets, both locally and farther afield, are likely to predetermine the business?
- Legal – What laws and legislation will exert influence on the style the business is carried out?
IFE, EFE, IE Matrices
The Internal Factor Evaluation matrix (IFE matrix) is a strategic management tool helping audit or evaluate major weaknesses and strengths in a business’s functional areas. In addition, IFE matrix serves as a basis for identifying and assessing relationships amongst those areas. The IFE matrix is utilised in strategy formulation.
The External Factor Evaluation matrix (EFE matrix) is a tool of strategic management that is typically utilised to assess current market conditions. It is an ideal instrument for visualising and prioritising the threats and opportunities a firm is facing.
The essential difference between the above mentioned matrices lies in the type of factors incorporated in the model; whilst the latter is engaged in internal factors, the former deals exceptionally with external factors – those exposed to social, political, economic, legal, etc. external forces.
Being a continuation of the EFE matrix and IFE matrix models, the Internal External matrix (IE matrix) rests upon an investigation of external and internal business factors integrated into one suggestive model.
Porter Five Forces Analysis
The Porter’s five forces analysis studies the industry of operation and helps the company find new sources of competitive advantage. The analysis surveys an industry through five major questions:
- What composes a threat of substitute products and services?
- Is there a threat of new competitors entering the market?
- What is the intensity of competitive rivalry?
- How big is the bargaining power of buyers?
- How significant is the bargaining power of suppliers?
VRIO stands for Value, Rarity, Imitability, Organization. This analysis helps to evaluate all company’s resources and capabilities and bring them together into one aggregate table that includes:
- Tangible resources
- Intangible resources
- Innovation and Creativity
- Organizational capabilities
The result of the analysis gives a clear picture of company’s competitive and economic implications, answering the questions if the resources mentioned above are:
- Costly to imitate?
- Organized properly?