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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 : 2/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt 0.02
ASTI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. ASTI: 0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASTI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.02  Med: 2.6 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.02
Equity-to-Asset -1.21
ASTI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. ASTI: -1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASTI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.21  Med: 0.8 Max: 0.98
Current: -1.21
-1.21
0.98
Piotroski F-Score: 1
Altman Z-Score: -55.89
Beneish M-Score: -10.09
WACC vs ROIC
100.95%
-3497.08%
WACC
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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 % -1407.76
ASTI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 844 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. ASTI: -1407.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASTI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2665.87  Med: -1331.58 Max: -424.45
Current: -1407.76
-2665.87
-424.45
Net Margin % -2214.13
ASTI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ASTI: -2214.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASTI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2677.04  Med: -1344.05 Max: -648.35
Current: -2214.13
-2677.04
-648.35
ROA % -253.82
ASTI's ROA % is ranked lower than
100% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. ASTI: -253.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASTI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -260.98  Med: -68.19 Max: -12.34
Current: -253.82
-260.98
-12.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -438.29
ASTI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 9.62 vs. ASTI: -438.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASTI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -905.17  Med: -110.17 Max: -32.2
Current: -438.29
-905.17
-32.2
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -60.70
ASTI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
88% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ASTI: -60.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASTI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -22.6 Max: 9.1
Current: -60.7
0
9.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -62.40
ASTI's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
97% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. ASTI: -62.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ASTI' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.4  Med: -22.3 Max: 55.7
Current: -62.4
-62.4
55.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -100.00
ASTI's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
92% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. ASTI: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
ASTI' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -100  Med: -17.6 Max: 58.4
Current: -100
-100
58.4
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Industry: Semiconductors » Solar    NAICS: 334413    SIC: 3674
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Headquarter Location:USA
Ascent Solar Technologies Inc is a development stage company to commercialize flexible photovoltaic modules using proprietary technology. Its proprietary manufacturing process deposits multiple layers of materials.

Ascent Solar Technologies Inc was incorporated under the laws of Delaware in October 2005. The Company is a development stage company to commercialize flexible photovoltaic "PV" modules using proprietary technology. Its proprietary manufacturing process deposits multiple layers of materials, including a thin film of efficient copper-indium-gallium-diselenide semiconductor material, on a flexible, lightweight, high tech plastic substrate using a roll-to-roll manufacturing process and then laser patterns the layers to create interconnected PV cells, or PV modules, in a process known as monolithic integration. The Company is producing consumer oriented products with a focus on charging devices powered by or enhanced by its solar modules. In the specialty markets segment, its modules provides lightweight, high performance, durable power solutions for commercial transportation, automotive, aerospace, military and durable off grid solutions. Its modules provide a reliable source of renewable power in remote areas, regardless of local infrastructure. The manufacturing equipment and tools used in its production process are purchased from various suppliers in Europe, the United States and Asia. The Company competes with Mophie, Energizer, MyCharge, Tenergy, Goal Zero, Voltaic, A-Solar, Solio, PowerTraveller, Solar Components, RDK Products, Global Solar Energy, PowerFilm, Trony and more recently Alta Devices. The Company is subject to a variety of federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, including those governing the use, handling, generation, processing, storage, transportation and disposal of, or human exposure to, hazardous and toxic materials, the discharge of pollutants into the air and water, and occupational health and safety.

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Ascent Solar Returns to Trading Under Ticker ASTI

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today that the Company's stock has resumed trading under the original symbol "ASTI" on the OTCQB exchange. Pursuant to the stock split announced on June 1st, the Company traded under the ticker ASTID for 20 trading days, with the "D" added to indicate a split had recently occurred. Beginning June 30th the Company will revert to trading under ASTI. About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com. About EnerPlex: The EnerPlex Division represents Ascent Solar's consumer-facing business and products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent Solar's transformational CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to see the product line, please visit www.goenerplex.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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EnerPlex Kickr IV Listed as Best New Gear by Men's Health

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) (OTCQB: ASTID), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the Company's flagship consumer solar product, the EnerPlex™ Kickr IV, was named to Men's Health' "Best New Gear for the Great Outdoors" list. See the full list from Men's Health, the world's largest men's magazine brand, here. The Kickr IV is a compact portable solar charger built for performance, engineered from the ground up to be:

POWERFUL: The perfect blend of size & power, 6 watt TRUE OUTPUT designed to charge most USB devices at the same rate as a wall outlet
LIGHTWEIGHT: Solar-on-plastic technology makes the unit extremely light & flexible, weighing only 0.6lbs; perfect for camping, hiking or any other outdoor activity.
RUGGED: Water resistant & designed for the harshest conditions. Able to withstand high impact shocks, drops and can continue to function even when punctured or damaged.
Made in the USA: Leading and trusted American solar technology. Engineered and 100% made in Denver, CO.
BEST dawn to dusk performance: Superior all-day performance & higher output in cloudy, overcast or shaded conditions compared to other technologies
Built with the World's Most Awarded Solar, one of TIME Magazine's Top 50 Inventions
Made for the MILITARY, originally designed for use by soldiers in combat theatres

About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com. About EnerPlex: The EnerPlex Division represents Ascent Solar's consumer-facing business and products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent Solar's transformational CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to see the product line, please visit www.goenerplex.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=3019108




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Ascent Solar Issues Clarification Regarding Reverse Stock Split

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 2, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI) (OTCQB: ASTID), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced June 1st a one-for-twenty reverse stock split of the Company's common stock which became effective at 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. In the Press Release dated June 1st, the Company indicated the stock would continue to trade under the ticker ASTI post-split. Instead the Company will trade on the OTCQB Markets under the ticker ASTID, with the "D" added to indicate that the split has occurred. After 20 trading days subsequent to the split, it will revert to the original ticker -- ASTI. About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com. About EnerPlex: The EnerPlex Division represents Ascent Solar's consumer-facing business and products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent Solar's transformational CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to see the product line, please visit www.goenerplex.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Ascent Solar Technologies

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PCG Advisory Group

Media Relations

Sean Leous

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1-646-863-8998



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Ascent Solar Announces Reverse Stock Split

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, today announced a one-for-twenty reverse stock split of the Company's common stock which will become effective at 5 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. The Company's common stock is expected to commence trading, at market open, on a post-reverse stock split basis on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016. Ascent's common stock will continue to trade on the OTCQB Venture Marketplace under the symbol "ASTI." A new CUSIP number will be issued to Ascent's common stock after the reverse stock split becomes effective. As a result of the reverse stock split, every 20 shares of the Company's common stock issued and outstanding at the effective time will automatically be combined into one issued and outstanding share without any change in the par value of those shares. In lieu of issuing fractional shares, the Company will round fractions of shares up to the nearest whole share. Once the reverse stock split becomes effective, stockholders holding shares through a brokerage account will have their shares automatically adjusted to reflect the 1-for-20 reverse stock split. Existing stockholders holding common stock certificates will receive a letter of transmittal from Ascent's transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services, LLC, with specific instructions regarding the exchange of shares. The Company expects to have approximately 17 million post-split shares outstanding as a result of the reverse stock split. The number of authorized shares of the Company's common stock will remain at 450 million shares. The number of shares of the Company's Series A, E, F and G Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding will not be affected by the reverse stock split. However, the number of shares of common stock into which each outstanding share of Series A, E, F and G Convertible Preferred Stock is convertible will be adjusted proportionately as a result of the reverse stock split. All outstanding RSUs, stock options, warrants and rights to acquire shares of the Company's common stock will be adjusted proportionately. The maximum number of shares available for grant under the Company's stock option plan and restricted stock plan will be adjusted proportionately as a result of the reverse stock split. About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that can be more flexible and affordable than most traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, aerospace applications, consumer electronics for portable power or configured as stand-alone modules for large scale terrestrial deployment. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.ascentsolar.com. About EnerPlex: The EnerPlex Division represents Ascent Solar's consumer-facing business and products. These products, many of which are integrated with Ascent Solar's transformational CIGS technology, provide consumers with the ability to integrate solar into their everyday lives, while enabling them to free themselves and their electronics from the outlet. For more information on the EnerPlex brand and to see the product line, please visit www.goenerplex.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Ascent Solar Technologies

Investor Relations


PCG Advisory Group

Media Relations

Sean Leous

[email protected]

1-646-863-8998


Investor Relations

Adam Holdsworth

[email protected]

1-646-862-4607





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EnerPlex Expands European Presence With 95 Additional Stores in the United Kingdom -- Increasing Total UK Penetration by Over 50% Into More Than 280 Retail Stores

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the Company has expanded its European retail footprint to include 95 Robert Dyas (www.robertdyas.co.uk) stores in the United Kingdom. Since its first store opened in London in 1872, Robert Dyas has consistently been at the forefront of new product and technology innovations, focused on products that are not just innovative but also enduring. Justin R. Jacobs, Director of Marketing for Ascent Solar & EnerPlex said, "We are very pleased to bring our Mobility Power offering to an expanded group of British customers, EnerPlex's innovative battery solutions are a perfect fit for the discerning Robert Dyas shopper. Our partnership with Robert Dyas further deepens EnerPlex's footprint in the vital market of the United Kingdom, and will further serve as a launch-pad for additional business in the region." About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that are more flexible, versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, as well as aerospace and building integrated applications. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.goenerplex.com, www.ascentsolar.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Contact:

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PCG Advisory Group

Media Relations

Sean Leous

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1-646-863-8998



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Ascent Solar Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results; EnerPlex Products Retail Footprint More Than Doubles Including Over 1,000 Verizon Wireless Retail Locations Nationwide

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2016 Total net revenue for the first quarter of 2016 was $710,000, compared to $658,000 reported for the same period last year, which was an increase of about 8%. More importantly, net revenue for the period included $687,000 of product sales, compared to $533,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, representing a healthy increase of $154,000, or approximately 29%. The increase in product sales is a result of the Company's expanded sales channels, growing acceptance of its product offerings, and increased recognition of the EnerPlex brand. Revenue from government research and development contracts decreased by $101,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2016 to $23,000. Net product sales for the quarter reflected the typical seasonality of the consumer electronics industry, as well as the seasonality specific to the Company's solar related products, where the first quarter has historically been the slowest. Nevertheless, net loss for the quarter totaled $10.5 million, which is a significant improvement of approximately 41% compared to a net loss of $17.8 million reported for the same period last year. This was due to a combination of increasing revenue, improved operational efficiencies, and significant reduction of non-cash interest expenses as a result of the senior secured note restructuring exercise that was announced in September and October of 2015. Going forward, the Company expects the operating expenses to remain relatively flat while the Company continues to increase revenue growth. Management Commentary "While we are not satisfied with the results after a strong fourth quarter reported in 2015, we are certainly in a much better position to further execute our growth plan in 2016," said Victor Lee, President and CEO of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. "Given the continuous expansion of our retail footprint, particularly with the recently announced increased penetration of our distribution effort into more than 1,000 Verizon Wireless authorized retail stores, we remain optimistic on the opportunities ahead for growth." Mr. Lee concluded, "We are very excited about the increased visibility of our EnerPlex products in a growing number of reputable retailers. With entrance into several new retailers in the first half of the year, we are focused on delivering strong results heading into the second half of the year. We are also observing great traction in the high-value PV market, especially for the space, near-space and drone applications, which we believe will add to our revenue velocity going forward. We look forward to moving ahead and updating our shareholders as we execute on our growth strategy." About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible plastic substrate materials that are more versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules, which were named one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011, can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.goenerplex.com and www.ascentsolar.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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EnerPlex Doubles Retail Footprint in Verizon Wireless Premium Retail Stores, Adding Over 550 Stores via Partnership With GoWireless, One of the Largest Verizon Authorized Retailers - Expanding Total Presence Beyond 1000 Stores Nationwide

THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2016) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the Company has secured a new partnership with GoWireless Inc ("GoWireless"), one of the Nation's largest Verizon Authorized Retailers, to carry the EnerPlex line of mobility power products in the retailer's 553 stores. EnerPlex partnership with GoWireless:

Secures EnerPlex product placement in 553 GoWireless stores



Expands EnerPlex penetration of the Verizon Authorized Retailer market beyond 1000 stores nationwide





Founded in 1995, GoWireless has rapidly expanded its nationwide presence; offering focused and dedicated service to its customers. With a diverse team made up of leaders in the wireless, telecommunications, financial and Internet industries, GoWireless has established themselves as a leading American telecom retailer. Anthony Brewer, Telecom Channel Sales Manager for EnerPlex, said, "The telecommunications retail channel is one which holds tremendous opportunity for EnerPlex; partnering with a proven leader, like GoWireless, in the retail telecommunications industry reinforces the success of our strategy and performance in this channel." Rafael Gutierrez, SVP & COO of Ascent Solar and EnerPlex, said, "Our progress with Verizon Authorized Retailers has quickly built a strong revenue baseline for our consumer business; and is a channel which we expect to see strong revenue acceleration in the second half of 2016 and beyond. Over the last 12 months we have validated success with Verizon Wireless Premium Retail Partners, growing from 300 original stores to nearly 500 by Q1 2016; the addition of GoWireless and their 553 stores is further proof of our growth acceleration, both in storefront and revenue." About Ascent Solar Technologies: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules with substrate materials that are more flexible, versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, as well as aerospace and building integrated applications. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. For more information, go to www.goenerplex.com, www.ascentsolar.com. About GoWireless Inc GoWireless Inc was founded in southern California in 1995. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada GoWireless currently owns and operates over 550 Verizon Wireless Premium retail stores in 25 states. GoWireless has established itself as an industry leader by focusing on customer loyalty and offering an array of the most popular products and services. You can learn more about the company at www.gowireless.com. Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or current fact constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other unknown factors that could cause the Company's actual operating results to be materially different from any historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe these risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements that contain terms such as "believes," "belief," "expects," "expect," "intends," "intend," "anticipate," "anticipates," "plans," "plan," to be uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
PS Ratio 409.20
ASTI's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. ASTI: 409.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASTI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.95  Med: 27.49 Max: 409.2
Current: 409.2
3.95
409.2
EV-to-EBIT -0.29
ASTI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 19.23 vs. ASTI: -0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ASTI' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -189.1  Med: -1.8 Max: 2.3
Current: -0.29
-189.1
2.3
EV-to-EBITDA -0.33
ASTI's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 903 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 13.47 vs. ASTI: -0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ASTI' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -214  Med: -2.2 Max: 2.6
Current: -0.33
-214
2.6
Current Ratio 0.23
ASTI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 840 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. ASTI: 0.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASTI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 5.43 Max: 32.56
Current: 0.23
0.14
32.56
Quick Ratio 0.09
ASTI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. ASTI: 0.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASTI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 4.91 Max: 32.56
Current: 0.09
0.09
32.56
Days Inventory 232.14
ASTI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 813 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 77.37 vs. ASTI: 232.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASTI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.45  Med: 165.95 Max: 209.45
Current: 232.14
122.45
209.45
Days Sales Outstanding 120.22
ASTI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 63.48 vs. ASTI: 120.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASTI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.49  Med: 78 Max: 190.3
Current: 120.22
30.49
190.3
Days Payable 321.10
ASTI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
94% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 51.49 vs. ASTI: 321.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASTI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.61  Med: 138.36 Max: 306.17
Current: 321.1
19.61
306.17

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -195.70
ASTI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. ASTI: -195.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASTI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -210.2  Med: -49.4 Max: -23.3
Current: -195.7
-210.2
-23.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 14.90
ASTI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. ASTI: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASTI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 1.16 Max: 14.9
Current: 14.9
0.14
14.9
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -344.83
ASTI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1019 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. ASTI: -344.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASTI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.6  Med: 87.8 Max: 7399.9
Current: -344.83
42.6
7399.9

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.81
EPS (TTM) $ -6.28
Beta2.84
Short Percentage of Float6.41%
52-Week Range $0.00 - 1.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)2,561.97
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