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safeguard scientifics inc (SFE) Snapshot

Open
$18.33
Previous Close
$18.54
Day High
$18.47
Day Low
$18.12
52 Week High
03/27/14 - $22.43
52 Week Low
10/8/14 - $17.83
Market Cap
378.9M
Average Volume 10 Days
29.3K
EPS TTM
$0.46
Shares Outstanding
20.5M
EX-Date
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P/E TM
40.5x
Dividend
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Dividend Yield
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safeguard scientifics inc (SFE) Details

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in expansion financings, growth capital, management buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, corporate spinouts, growth stage, and early stage financings. The firm prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the technology and healthcare sector. Within the technology sector, it invests in software as a service, adtech / digital media, enterprise software, technology enabled services, internet/new media, financial technology, cloud, mobile, social, big data, in memory, and selected business services with capital requirements of up to $25 million. Within healthcare sector, the firm invests in molecular and point-of-care diagnostics, medical devices, regenerative medicine, medical technology, healthcare technology, specialty pharmaceuticals, and selected healthcare services. It invests throughout the United States with a focus on Mid-Atlantic region, and Southeastern Canada. The firm primarily invests between $10 million and $25 million in growth equity financing and between $5 million and $10 million in early-stage financing. It typically invests in the capital structures including owner financed and bootstrapped companies, corporate division or business unit, and venture capital-backed seeking a growth partner. The firm prefers to be the largest shareholder in its portfolio companies, with ownership in the range of five percent to 50 percent. However, it may occasionally take a majority or smaller stake in its portfolio companies. It prefers to invest in companies having proprietary technology and intellectual property. The firm prefers to take a Board seat in its portfolio companies. The company was founded in 1953 as Lancaster Corporation and changed its name to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in 1981. Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. is based in Wayne, Pennsylvania with an additional office in Weston, Massachusetts.

30 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/28/14
Founded in 1953

safeguard scientifics inc (SFE) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Member of...
Total Annual Compensation: $550.0K
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Off...
Total Annual Compensation: $250.0K
Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $375.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

safeguard scientifics inc (SFE) Key Developments

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Presents at 22nd Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, Feb-05-2015 03:20 PM

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Presents at 22nd Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum, Feb-05-2015 03:20 PM. Venue: Radisson Blu - Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Presents at 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-15-2015 12:05 PM

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. Presents at 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference, Jan-15-2015 12:05 PM. Venue: New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, United States.

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Safeguard Delaware, Inc., Safeguard Delaware II, Inc. and Safeguard Scientifics (Delaware), Inc. Enter into Fourth Loan Modification Agreement

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Safeguard Delaware, Inc. (SDI), Safeguard Delaware II, Inc. (SDI II) and Safeguard Scientifics (Delaware), Inc. (collectively, borrowers) have entered into a fourth loan modification agreement dated as of December 22, 2014 relating to the amended and restated loan and security agreement dated as of May 27, 2009, by and among Silicon Valley Bank (Bank) and Borrowers, as amended, from time to time. The agreement provides for certain material changes, including reducing the credit facility from $50 million to $25 million; reducing the term of the facility from two years to 364 days; and eliminating the requirement for the company to maintain a specified level of its investable cash and securities accounts with the Bank. The company paid a fee in the amount of 0.1% of the commitment amount. The other principal terms of the credit facility remain substantially the same as the terms contained in the loan agreement.

 

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