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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 : 6/10

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industry
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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
APDN's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
99% of the 225 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. APDN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
APDN' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 7 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.73
APDN's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
84% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.47 vs. APDN: 0.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
APDN' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.04  Med: -0.24 Max: 0.89
Current: 0.73
-8.04
0.89
Interest Coverage No Debt
APDN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
99% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.45 vs. APDN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
APDN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: -14.87
Beneish M-Score: -2.09
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -351.45
APDN's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.87 vs. APDN: -351.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
APDN' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10279.51  Med: -487.93 Max: -87.19
Current: -351.45
-10279.51
-87.19
Net Margin % -350.89
APDN's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
99% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. APDN: -350.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
APDN' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10905.74  Med: -629.75 Max: 1337.29
Current: -350.89
-10905.74
1337.29
ROE % -97.49
APDN's ROE % is ranked lower than
97% of the 223 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.11 vs. APDN: -97.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
APDN' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -830.18  Med: -436.21 Max: -97.49
Current: -97.49
-830.18
-97.49
ROA % -77.03
APDN's ROA % is ranked lower than
97% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. APDN: -77.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
APDN' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -541.78  Med: -307.08 Max: 235.24
Current: -77.03
-541.78
235.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -423.99
APDN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.82 vs. APDN: -423.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
APDN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -88962.5  Med: -3291.28 Max: 13494.74
Current: -423.99
-88962.5
13494.74
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 0.60
APDN's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
63% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. APDN: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
APDN' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -8.7 Max: 111.8
Current: 0.6
0
111.8
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -16.80
APDN's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
86% of the 172 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. APDN: -16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
APDN' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -42.45 Max: 1.6
Current: -16.8
0
1.6
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -30.40
APDN's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. APDN: -30.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
APDN' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -24.5 Max: 353.1
Current: -30.4
0
353.1
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services    NAICS: 561621    SIC: 7382
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Traded in other countries:UDJN.Germany,
Applied DNA Sciences Inc is a provider of botanical DNA-based security and authentication solutions which protects products, intellectual property of companies, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion.

Applied DNA Sciences Inc is a Delaware Corporation formed in 1983 Datalink Systems, Inc. In 1998, the Company reincorporated in Nevada, and in 2002, it changed its name to its current name, Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. In December 2008, it completed its reincorporation from Nevada to the State of Delaware. The Company is a provider of botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions that can help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. SigNature DNA is a platform ingredient, at the core of all the Company's security solutions. SigNature DNA is based on full, double stranded plant DNA, and provides forensic power and protection for a wide array of applications. SigNature DNA markers are an ingredient that can be used to fortify brand protection efforts; mark, track and convict criminals; and strengthen supply chain security. Custom DNA sequences can be embedded into a wide range of host carriers including ink, varnish, thread, laminates and metal coatings. SigNature T botanical DNA markers are used for brand protection efforts and raw material source compliance programs. This fiberTyping process provides DNA verification to help manufacturers, retailers and brand owners ensure quality, safety and compliance of their products. DNANet, a botanical DNA marker can be used to definitively link evidence and offenders to specific crime scenes. Whether deployed as a residential asset marker, an offender spray in a retail location or a degradation dye in cash handling boxes, DNA markers facilitate conviction, and establish a heightened level of deterrence. digitalDNA is a new security tool that utilizes the flexibility of mobile communications, the instant accessibility of secure, cloud-based data, and the absolute certainty of DNA to make item tracking and authentication fast, easy and definitive, while providing the opportunity to create a new customer interface. digitalDNA is a DNA-secured form of the QR code. The product uses forensic authentication of a botanical DNA marker, sequence-encrypted within a secure QR code, and physically included within the ink used to digitally print the code. The Company has 41 patents,83 patent applications, 37 registered trademarks and 8 trademark applications.The Company competes with existing suppliers and new competitors and continues to enter the market. Some of its competitors that operate in the anti-counterfeiting and fraud prevention markets include: American Bank Note Holographics, Inc., Applied Optical Technologies, Authentix, ChromoLogic LLC, Collectors Universe Inc., Collotype, Data Dot Technology, De La Rue Plc., Digimarc Corp., DNA Technologies, Inc., ID Global, Informium AG, Inksure Technologies, , L-1 Identity Solutions, Media Sec Technologies, Nanotech Security Corp, Nokomis, Inc. opSec Security Group plc., SmartWater Technology, Inc., Sun Chemical Corp, Tracetag, Prooftag SAS and

Ratios

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PB Ratio 3.90
APDN's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
78% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. APDN: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
APDN' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 17.49 Max: 337.39
Current: 3.9
3.35
337.39
PS Ratio 11.55
APDN's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.26 vs. APDN: 11.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
APDN' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.58  Med: 30.58 Max: 2700
Current: 11.55
5.58
2700
Current Ratio 3.33
APDN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. APDN: 3.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
APDN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.29 Max: 8.02
Current: 3.33
0.01
8.02
Quick Ratio 3.25
APDN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 216 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. APDN: 3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
APDN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.29 Max: 8.02
Current: 3.25
0.01
8.02
Days Inventory 65.16
APDN's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
52% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.80 vs. APDN: 65.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
APDN' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 65.16  Med: 72.8 Max: 72.8
Current: 65.16
65.16
72.8
Days Sales Outstanding 596.80
APDN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
98% of the 171 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.81 vs. APDN: 596.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
APDN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.36  Med: 78.73 Max: 596.8
Current: 596.8
31.36
596.8
Days Payable 722.16
APDN's Days Payable is ranked higher than
99% of the 145 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.93 vs. APDN: 722.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
APDN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 722.16  Med: 1176.74 Max: 19583.04
Current: 722.16
722.16
19583.04

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -22.50
APDN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
87% of the 141 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. APDN: -22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
APDN' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -484.8  Med: -32.2 Max: 12.6
Current: -22.5
-484.8
12.6

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 22.50
APDN's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked lower than
79% of the 34 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.12 vs. APDN: 22.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
APDN' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 27 Max: 1524
Current: 22.5
7.38
1524
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 5.45
APDN's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 115 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.45 vs. APDN: 5.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
APDN' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.15  Med: 20.71 Max: 304.8
Current: 5.45
5.15
304.8
Price-to-Tangible-Book 4.50
APDN's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.87 vs. APDN: 4.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
APDN' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.25  Med: 16.8 Max: 217.71
Current: 4.5
4.25
217.71
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.38
APDN's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. APDN: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
APDN' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.88 Max: 66.67
Current: 0.38
0.23
66.67
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -32.46
APDN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. APDN: -32.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
APDN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.72  Med: 17.8 Max: 39.2
Current: -32.46
-34.72
39.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.77
EPS (TTM) $ -0.54
Beta-2.03
Short Percentage of Float4.04%
52-Week Range $1.40 - 3.74
Shares Outstanding (Mil)26.35

Analyst Estimate

Sep17 Sep18
Revenue (Mil $) 15 20
EPS ($) -0.13 0.05
EPS without NRI ($) -0.13 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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