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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 : 3/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
APDN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
92% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. APDN: No Debt )
APDN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.54
APDN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
73% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. APDN: 0.54 )
APDN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -8.04   Max: 0.67
Current: 0.54

-8.04
0.67
Interest Coverage No Debt
APDN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
80% of the 228 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. APDN: No Debt )
APDN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -71.62
M-Score: -3.61
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 : 5/10

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industry
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Operating margin (%) -259.58
APDN's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.55 vs. APDN: -259.58 )
APDN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82663.16   Max: -350.84
Current: -259.58

-82663.16
-350.84
Net-margin (%) -323.45
APDN's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. APDN: -323.45 )
APDN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12684.21   Max: 1337.29
Current: -323.45

-12684.21
1337.29
ROE (%) -1817.94
APDN's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.33 vs. APDN: -1817.94 )
APDN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -7139.36   Max: -658.33
Current: -1817.94

-7139.36
-658.33
ROA (%) -348.59
APDN's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
69% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. APDN: -348.59 )
APDN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13396.54   Max: 235.24
Current: -348.59

-13396.54
235.24
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1849.55
APDN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.11 vs. APDN: -1849.55 )
APDN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -287272.22   Max: -1929.56
Current: -1849.55

-287272.22
-1929.56
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
APDN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 272 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. APDN: 10.10 )
APDN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 81.7
Current: 10.1

0
81.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.30
APDN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. APDN: -10.30 )
APDN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 1.4
Current: -10.3

0
1.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.60
APDN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. APDN: -16.60 )
APDN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -67.7   Max: 604.7
Current: -16.6

-67.7
604.7
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Ratios

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P/B 23.20
APDN's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. APDN: 23.20 )
APDN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 14.05   Max: 388.2
Current: 23.2

14.05
388.2
P/S 9.03
APDN's P/S is ranked lower than
75% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. APDN: 9.03 )
APDN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 7.5   Max: 1620
Current: 9.03

7.5
1620
EV-to-EBIT -5.05
APDN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
52% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 23.64 vs. APDN: -5.05 )
APDN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -24.7   Max: -0.5
Current: -5.05

-24.7
-0.5
Current Ratio 1.38
APDN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. APDN: 1.38 )
APDN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.46
Current: 1.38

0.01
6.46
Quick Ratio 1.38
APDN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. APDN: 1.38 )
APDN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 6.46
Current: 1.38

0.01
6.46
Days Sales Outstanding 99.67
APDN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 73.48 vs. APDN: 99.67 )
APDN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 31.36   Max: 192.11
Current: 99.67

31.36
192.11

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 255.00
APDN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. APDN: 255.00 )
APDN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 20.64   Max: 304.8
Current: 255

20.64
304.8
Price/Tangible Book 28.30
APDN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
64% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. APDN: 28.30 )
APDN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 16.88   Max: 217.71
Current: 28.3

16.88
217.71
Price/Median PS Value 0.20
APDN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. APDN: 0.20 )
APDN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.24   Max: 30.77
Current: 0.2

0.24
30.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -20.40
APDN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
73% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. APDN: -20.40 )
APDN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: -30.9   Max: 0
Current: -20.4

-30.9
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Business Description

Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services
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Applied DNA Sciences Inc is a Delaware Corporation. It was initially formed in 1983 under the laws of the State of Florida as Datalink Systems, Inc. In 1998, it 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 could help protect products, brands and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. The Company creates unique security solutions addressing the challenges of modern commerce. 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. SmartDNA is a unique and patented security system based on botanical DNA, a new and effective crime protection system for stores, warehouses, banks, pharmacies, ATMs and the protection of valuables. The system contains a water-based, non-toxic spray which may be triggered during a crime, marking the perpetrator and remaining on their person for weeks after the crime. Each SmartDNA product is designed to be unique to each store, warehouse or sting operation, allowing the police and prosecutors to link criminals to the crimes. 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 competes with existing suppliers and new competitors and continues
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