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Industry: Consulting & Outsourcing » Security & Protection Services    NAICS: 561621    SIC: 7382
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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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industry
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history
P/B 3.46
APDN's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.61 vs. APDN: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
APDN' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.35  Med: 18.56 Max: 337.39
Current: 3.46
3.35
337.39
P/S 10.26
APDN's P/S is ranked lower than
93% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. APDN: 10.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
APDN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.58  Med: 30.86 Max: 2700
Current: 10.26
5.58
2700
Current Ratio 3.33
APDN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 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
86% of the 252 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 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 208 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 63.03 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
97% of the 198 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 62.86 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 164 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 51.71 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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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -22.50
APDN's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 138 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 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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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 20.00
APDN's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
83% of the 40 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. APDN: 20.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
APDN' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.38  Med: 27 Max: 1524
Current: 20
7.38
1524
Price/Net Current Asset Value 4.85
APDN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. APDN: 4.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
APDN' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.7  Med: 20.71 Max: 304.8
Current: 4.85
4.7
304.8
Price/Tangible Book 4.00
APDN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. APDN: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
APDN' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.88  Med: 16.8 Max: 217.71
Current: 4
3.88
217.71
Price/Median PS Value 0.33
APDN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. APDN: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
APDN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 0.88 Max: 63.16
Current: 0.33
0.23
63.16
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -37.31
APDN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Security & Protection Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. APDN: -37.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
APDN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.75  Med: 17.8 Max: 39.2
Current: -37.31
-38.75
39.2

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.77
EPS (TTM) $ -0.54
Beta-2.03
Short Percentage of Float3.67%
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 w/o NRI ($) -0.13 0.05
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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