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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 : 2/10

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Cash to Debt 0.01
ASTI's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
100% of the 847 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ASTI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASTI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 3.33 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.01
Equity to Asset -1.04
ASTI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
99% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. ASTI: -1.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASTI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.04  Med: 0.82 Max: 0.98
Current: -1.04
-1.04
0.98
F-Score: 1
Z-Score: -52.08
M-Score: -12.69
WACC vs ROIC
276.66%
-830.11%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) -702.37
ASTI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 843 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 4.33 vs. ASTI: -702.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASTI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2665.87  Med: -1253.37 Max: -424.45
Current: -702.37
-2665.87
-424.45
Net-margin (%) -1142.76
ASTI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 842 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.81 vs. ASTI: -1142.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASTI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2677.04  Med: -1258.93 Max: -648.35
Current: -1142.76
-2677.04
-648.35
ROA (%) -260.43
ASTI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 851 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. ASTI: -260.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASTI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -260.43  Med: -63.79 Max: -12.34
Current: -260.43
-260.43
-12.34
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -386.83
ASTI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 7.44 vs. ASTI: -386.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASTI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7417.58  Med: -110.17 Max: -32.2
Current: -386.83
-7417.58
-32.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -18.60
ASTI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ASTI: -18.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASTI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -22.25 Max: 9.1
Current: -18.6
0
9.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -61.70
ASTI's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. ASTI: -61.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASTI' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -61.7  Med: -17.95 Max: 55.7
Current: -61.7
-61.7
55.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -46.10
ASTI's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
91% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. ASTI: -46.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASTI' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -46.1  Med: -17.05 Max: 58.4
Current: -46.1
-46.1
58.4
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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Solar    NAICS: 334413    SIC: 3674
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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.

Ratios

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P/S 0.01
ASTI's P/S is ranked higher than
100% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ASTI: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASTI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 24.02 Max: 186.14
Current: 0.01
0.01
186.14
Current Ratio 0.24
ASTI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 849 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.36 vs. ASTI: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASTI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 5.67 Max: 82.01
Current: 0.24
0.16
82.01
Quick Ratio 0.06
ASTI's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 848 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. ASTI: 0.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASTI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.06  Med: 5.16 Max: 82.01
Current: 0.06
0.06
82.01
Days Inventory 188.13
ASTI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 78.03 vs. ASTI: 188.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASTI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 122.45  Med: 122.45 Max: 188.13
Current: 188.13
122.45
188.13
Days Sales Outstanding 22.53
ASTI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
91% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 63.33 vs. ASTI: 22.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASTI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.53  Med: 74.24 Max: 190.3
Current: 22.53
22.53
190.3
Days Payable 182.96
ASTI's Days Payable is ranked higher than
94% of the 741 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 50.89 vs. ASTI: 182.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASTI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.61  Med: 31.99 Max: 182.96
Current: 182.96
19.61
182.96

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -210.20
ASTI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 589 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. ASTI: -210.20 )
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: -44.05 Max: -23.3
Current: -210.2
-210.2
-23.3

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -322.60
ASTI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
100% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Solar industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ASTI: -322.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASTI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -322.6  Med: 90.5 Max: 3610.5
Current: -322.6
-322.6
3610.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.81
EPS (TTM) $ -6.28
Beta2.43
Short Percentage of Float6.41%
52-Week Range $0.00 - 2.60
Shares Outstanding (Mil)214.93
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