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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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industry
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Cash to Debt 0.16
ASTI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. ASTI: 0.16 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.15   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.16

Equity to Asset 0.45
ASTI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.63 vs. ASTI: 0.45 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.85   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.45

-0.85
0.98
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -20.37
M-Score: 1.29
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -936.10
ASTI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ASTI: -936.10 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2665.87   Max: -790.23
Current: -936.1

-2665.87
-790.23
Net-margin (%) -1167.04
ASTI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. ASTI: -1167.04 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -2677.06   Max: -648.35
Current: -1167.04

-2677.06
-648.35
ROE (%) -302.97
ASTI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1087 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ASTI: -302.97 )
ASTI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -121.35   Max: -14.04
Current: -302.97

-121.35
-14.04
ROA (%) -152.76
ASTI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. ASTI: -152.76 )
ASTI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -95.5   Max: -12.8
Current: -152.76

-95.5
-12.8
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -171.14
ASTI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1103 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.00 vs. ASTI: -171.14 )
ASTI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -7417.58   Max: -30.69
Current: -171.14

-7417.58
-30.69
Revenue Growth (%) -35.60
ASTI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 786 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. ASTI: -35.60 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 8.3
Current: -35.6

0
8.3
EBITDA Growth (%) -21.40
ASTI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 560 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.20 vs. ASTI: -21.40 )
ASTI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.7   Max: 54.6
Current: -21.4

-21.7
54.6
EPS Growth (%) -21.40
ASTI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -6.80 vs. ASTI: -21.40 )
ASTI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.4   Max: 56.9
Current: -21.4

-21.4
56.9
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Ratios

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P/B 2.23
ASTI's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. ASTI: 2.23 )
ASTI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 6.22
Current: 2.23

0.31
6.22
P/S 4.00
ASTI's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. ASTI: 4.00 )
ASTI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 3.36   Max: 233.33
Current: 4

3.36
233.33
Current Ratio 1.05
ASTI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ASTI: 1.05 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 82.01
Current: 1.05

0.16
82.01
Quick Ratio 0.74
ASTI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ASTI: 0.74 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 82.01
Current: 0.74

0.16
82.01

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 2.48
ASTI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
60% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. ASTI: 2.48 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 5.79
Current: 2.48

0.31
5.79
Price/Median PS Value 0.10
ASTI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1154 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ASTI: 0.10 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.08   Max: 5.13
Current: 0.1

0.08
5.13
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -103.10
ASTI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1079 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. ASTI: -103.10 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 37.3   Max: 7854.8
Current: -103.1

37.3
7854.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -570.13
ASTI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
57% of the 744 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.13 vs. ASTI: -570.13 )
ASTI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -803.3   Max: -92.5
Current: -570.13

-803.3
-92.5

Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar
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Traded in other countries:A8M1.Germany
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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