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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 54.19
ASEI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. ASEI: 54.19 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 54.19

Equity to Asset 0.76
ASEI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
90% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. ASEI: 0.76 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 0.8
Current: 0.76

0.46
0.8
Interest Coverage 429.36
ASEI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
79% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 29.41 vs. ASEI: 429.36 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.05   Max: 9999.99
Current: 429.36

3.05
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.89
M-Score: -2.37
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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history
Operating margin (%) 9.69
ASEI's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. ASEI: 9.69 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -12.72   Max: 30.13
Current: 9.69

-12.72
30.13
Net-margin (%) 6.41
ASEI's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.69 vs. ASEI: 6.41 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.83   Max: 18.21
Current: 6.41

-12.83
18.21
ROE (%) 5.98
ASEI's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1971 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. ASEI: 5.98 )
ASEI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.66   Max: 35.47
Current: 5.98

-28.66
35.47
ROA (%) 4.34
ASEI's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1989 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. ASEI: 4.34 )
ASEI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -16.3   Max: 22.47
Current: 4.34

-16.3
22.47
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 37.75
ASEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1988 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 12.90 vs. ASEI: 37.75 )
ASEI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -32.48   Max: 118.75
Current: 37.75

-32.48
118.75
Revenue Growth (%) -7.10
ASEI's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1752 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. ASEI: -7.10 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -8.3   Max: 41.2
Current: -7.1

-8.3
41.2
EBITDA Growth (%) -22.20
ASEI's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1545 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ASEI: -22.20 )
ASEI' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -22.2   Max: 95.2
Current: -22.2

-22.2
95.2
EPS Growth (%) -25.40
ASEI's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 1390 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ASEI: -25.40 )
ASEI' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.5   Max: 116.3
Current: -25.4

-48.5
116.3
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ASEI Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 27,007 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 323,197 sh (+1.16%)
Jim Simons 368,267 sh (+0.23%)
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Q4 2013

ASEI Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 3,817 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 31,285 sh (+15.84%)
Chuck Royce 325,397 sh (+0.68%)
Jim Simons 350,000 sh (-4.96%)
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Q1 2014

ASEI Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 389,113 sh (+11.18%)
Chuck Royce 325,397 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 16,794 sh (-46.32%)
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Q2 2014

ASEI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 324,497 sh (-0.28%)
Jim Simons 384,640 sh (-1.15%)
Joel Greenblatt 8,023 sh (-52.23%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ASEI

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -52.23%0.01%$63.97 - $70.08 $ 55.3-18%8023
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Reduce -46.32%0.03%$64.25 - $74.35 $ 55.3-19%16794
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.05%$56.03 - $63.88 $ 55.3-7%27007
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$55.48 - $65.4 $ 55.3-8%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Reduce -62.43%0.06%$60.72 - $69.41 $ 55.3-14%8987
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 Reduce -41.35%0.06%$54.88 - $66.71 $ 55.3-7%21706
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Add 30.71%0.04%$46.61 - $68.92 $ 55.3-5%37007
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Add 37.88%0.05%$67.51 - $77.23 $ 55.3-16%28313
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.25%$59.4 - $75.14 $ 55.3-20%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Add 164.1%0.11%$55.11 - $81.25 $ 55.3-20%18041
George Soros 2011-09-30 Reduce -23.03%0.08%$55.11 - $81.25 $ 55.3-20%234066
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 37.40
ASEI's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 22.50 vs. ASEI: 37.40 )
ASEI' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.25   Max: 236.06
Current: 37.4

13.25
236.06
P/B 2.23
ASEI's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. ASEI: 2.23 )
ASEI' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.69   Max: 7.25
Current: 2.23

1.69
7.25
P/S 2.39
ASEI's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ASEI: 2.39 )
ASEI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.07   Max: 5.22
Current: 2.39

1.07
5.22
PFCF 38.67
ASEI's PFCF is ranked higher than
79% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASEI: 38.67 )
ASEI' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.82   Max: 364.82
Current: 38.67

8.82
364.82
EV-to-EBIT 16.73
ASEI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 16.08 vs. ASEI: 16.73 )
ASEI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -21.8   Max: 64
Current: 16.73

-21.8
64
Shiller P/E 17.17
ASEI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 87.36 vs. ASEI: 17.17 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 14.33   Max: 636.67
Current: 17.17

14.33
636.67
Current Ratio 4.15
ASEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. ASEI: 4.15 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 5.93
Current: 4.15

1.7
5.93
Quick Ratio 3.49
ASEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. ASEI: 3.49 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 4.85
Current: 3.49

0.9
4.85

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.62
ASEI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
90% of the 1538 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. ASEI: 3.62 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 4.33
Current: 3.62

0.3
4.33
Dividend Payout 1.35
ASEI's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
55% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ASEI: 1.35 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 5.38
Current: 1.35

0.17
5.38
Dividend growth (3y) 18.60
ASEI's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. ASEI: 18.60 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 30.5
Current: 18.6

0
30.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 10.34
ASEI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. ASEI: 10.34 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.86   Max: 12.44
Current: 10.34

0.86
12.44
Share Buyback Rate 5.20
ASEI's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 1279 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: -0.40 vs. ASEI: 5.20 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 5.2   Max: -18.2
Current: 5.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 5.73
ASEI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
97% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASEI: 5.73 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 4.46   Max: 152.63
Current: 5.73

4.46
152.63
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.70
ASEI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2064 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ASEI: 3.70 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 3.18   Max: 50
Current: 3.7

3.18
50
Price/Tangible Book 2.23
ASEI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
65% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. ASEI: 2.23 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 8.44
Current: 2.23

1.05
8.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.89
ASEI's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. ASEI: 0.89 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 44.5
Current: 0.89

0.77
44.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.82
ASEI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ASEI: 0.82 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.13   Max: 1.79
Current: 0.82

0.13
1.79
Price/Graham Number 1.93
ASEI's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
69% of the 2066 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. ASEI: 1.93 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.11   Max: 7.44
Current: 1.93

1.11
7.44
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.00
ASEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ASEI: 6.00 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.6   Max: 17.5
Current: 6

1.6
17.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -11.42
ASEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1572 Companies
in the Global Diversified Industrials industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. ASEI: -11.42 )
ASEI' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -11.8   Max: 40.1
Current: -11.42

-11.8
40.1

Business Description

Industry: Industrial Products » Diversified Industrials
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American Science and Engineering, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation formed in 1958. The Company develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, force protection and other critical defense and security applications. It provides maintenance, warranty, research, engineering, and training services related to these products. It manufactures sophisticated X-ray inspection products that could be used to inspect parcels, baggage, vehicles, pallets, cargo containers, and people. The Company sells its products to a variety of customers, including, authorities responsible for port and border security; customs agencies, military organizations; critical infrastructure and high threat commercial and government facilities, aviation security agencies and law enforcement agencies. Its products are used by these customers to help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and illegal immigration. The Company's products are also used for military force protection and general facility security. Its X-ray imaging products utilize several technologies including traditional transmission X-ray technology, dual-energy transmission X-ray technology, high-energy transmission X-ray technology, Forwardscatter X-ray technology, its proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray technology and Radioactive Threat Detection. The Company's products and services are grouped into five different areas: CargoSearch Inspection Systems, Mobile Cargo Inspection Systems, Parcel and Personnel Screening Inspection Systems, Custom Products and Service and Support. The Cargo Inspection family of systems includes non-intrusive inspection systems which are mainly used for the screening of trucks, cars, cargo containers, pallets, and air cargo at locations including border crossings, seaports, military bases, airports, and cargo and transportation hubs. The Cargo Inspection systems are designed to combat trade fraud, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and terrorism. It includes OmniView Gantry System, Z Portal System and Sentry Portal System. Mobile Cargo Inspection Systems include Z Backscatter Van , a mobile X-ray screening system built into a commercially available chassis and ZBV Military Trailer, a rugged X-ray screening system built onto a standard 5-ton military trailer. Parcel Inspection systems are designed for the non-intrusive X-ray scanning of parcels, baggage, and mail. These systems are mainly located in government facilities, airports, commercial office buildings, high-security federal facilities and convention centers. Gemini , is a parcel and baggage inspection system that combines AS&E's Z Backscatter technology with dual-energy transmission X-ray to provide enhanced detection for a range of threats. SmartCheck System, is a personnel screening system for the effective screening for contraband and threats hidden under a person's clothing. The Company engages in contracts for the develop
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