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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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Cash to Debt 0.52
AMBT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. AMBT: 0.52 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.03   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.52

Equity to Asset -1.68
AMBT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
68% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AMBT: -1.68 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -7.7   Max: 0.83
Current: -1.68

-7.7
0.83
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -161.15
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -155.36
AMBT's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AMBT: -155.36 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -2753.59   Max: 11.16
Current: -155.36

-2753.59
11.16
Net-margin (%) -156.27
AMBT's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. AMBT: -156.27 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -4737.13   Max: 23.26
Current: -156.27

-4737.13
23.26
ROA (%) -658.63
AMBT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AMBT: -658.63 )
AMBT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2156.99   Max: 45.94
Current: -658.63

-2156.99
45.94
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2006.03
AMBT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. AMBT: -2006.03 )
AMBT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -12902.08   Max: 554.76
Current: -2006.03

-12902.08
554.76
Revenue Growth (%) -18.60
AMBT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AMBT: -18.60 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 203.4
Current: -18.6

0
203.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 82.30
AMBT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. AMBT: 82.30 )
AMBT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -70   Max: 82.3
Current: 82.3

-70
82.3
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Ratios

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P/S 0.90
AMBT's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. AMBT: 0.90 )
AMBT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 2580
Current: 0.9

0.44
2580
EV-to-EBIT -0.43
AMBT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
59% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 45.70 vs. AMBT: -0.43 )
AMBT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 7.9   Max: 402
Current: -0.43

7.9
402
Current Ratio 0.28
AMBT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. AMBT: 0.28 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.25
Current: 0.28

0.04
9.25
Quick Ratio 0.24
AMBT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AMBT: 0.24 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 9.25
Current: 0.24

0.04
9.25

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.20
AMBT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AMBT: 0.20 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 460
Current: 0.2

0.1
460
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 51.40
AMBT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
97% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AMBT: 51.40 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 51.4
Current: 51.4

0.2
51.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -108.97
AMBT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
58% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. AMBT: -108.97 )
AMBT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -41.8   Max: -19.9
Current: -108.97

-41.8
-19.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Ambient Corporation was incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware in June 1996. It is an integrator of a smart grid communications platform, creating a high-speed Internet Protocols (IP)-based data communications infrastructure to support all aspects of a smart grid. The Company's smart grid platform, known as Ambient Smart Grid, facilitates a two-way, real-time communications network to serve the 'last mile' backhaul. This common-core infrastructure is necessary for utilities to implement smart grid applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI), real-time pricing, and Demand Side Management (DSM) while enabling distribution monitoring and automation, as well as direct load control. When combined, these applications can offer economic, operational and environmental benefits for utilities, and their customers. The Company's Smart Grid platform, which includes communication nodes, a management system and a suite of applications, has been designed to be an open, standards-based system intended to support a variety of applications and services simultaneously. The Company has designed, developed, and delivered three generations of its Smart Grid communications nodes. The Company's Smart Grid platform, which includes communication nodes, a management system and a suite of applications, has been designed to be an open, standards-based system intended to support a variety of applications and services simultaneously. The Company has designed, developed, and delivered three generations of its Smart Grid communications nodes. The Company's competitors include both small companies as well as some of the largest companies in the electronics industry, operating either alone or together with trade associations and partners.
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