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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
ASEI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. ASEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ASEI' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 28.95 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.77
ASEI's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
82% of the 2216 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. ASEI: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ASEI' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.70 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.77
0.46
0.8
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.32
M-Score: -2.71
WACC vs ROIC
13.42%
-5.77%
WACC
ROIC
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 (%) -5.18
ASEI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. ASEI: -5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ASEI' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.18  Med: 14.89 Max: 23.13
Current: -5.18
-5.18
23.13
Net-margin (%) -3.15
ASEI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 2230 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. ASEI: -3.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ASEI' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.15  Med: 10.50 Max: 16.07
Current: -3.15
-3.15
16.07
ROE (%) -2.27
ASEI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2199 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 5.51 vs. ASEI: -2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ASEI' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.29  Med: 9.32 Max: 17.92
Current: -2.27
-2.29
17.92
ROA (%) -1.80
ASEI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2253 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.84 vs. ASEI: -1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ASEI' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.78  Med: 7.06 Max: 13.46
Current: -1.8
-1.78
13.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -10.92
ASEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
82% of the 2246 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.98 vs. ASEI: -10.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASEI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.25  Med: 52.45 Max: 109.63
Current: -10.92
-11.25
109.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -13.30
ASEI's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
84% of the 2021 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. ASEI: -13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ASEI' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 3.70 Max: 26.3
Current: -13.3
-13.3
26.3
» ASEI's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-06)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

ASEI Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 287,697 sh (-3.52%)
Jim Simons 282,400 sh (-5.20%)
John Hussman 3,000 sh (-25.00%)
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Q3 2015

ASEI Guru Trades in Q3 2015

John Hussman Sold Out
Jim Simons 276,100 sh (-2.23%)
Chuck Royce 253,997 sh (-11.71%)
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Q4 2015

ASEI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 293,700 sh (+6.37%)
Chuck Royce 188,979 sh (-25.60%)
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Q1 2016

ASEI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 82,130 sh (New)
Jim Simons 352,600 sh (+20.05%)
Chuck Royce 188,979 sh (unchged)
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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American Science & Engineering Inc develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, force protection and other critical defense applications.

American Science & Engineering Inc is 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, public safety, and other critical defense and security applications. It provides maintenance, warranty, engineering, training and operator services related to these products. The Company manufactures X-ray inspection products that can be used to inspect parcels, baggage, vehicles, pallets, cargo containers, and people. The Company sells its products throughout the world 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. Its products are also used for military force protection and general facility security. The Company's X-ray imaging products utilize several technologies including traditional transmission X-ray imaging, dual-energy transmission X-ray imaging, dual-energy/high-energy transmission X-ray imaging, Forwardscatter X-ray imaging and its proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray imaging. The Company's products and services include Cargo Inspection Systems, Mobile Cargo Inspection Systems, Parcel and Personnel Screening Inspection Systems, Custom Products, and Service and Support. The Company's customer base consists of government and commercial clients from both the United States and abroad. Domestically, the Company's primary client base is comprised of agencies of the U.S. government.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 92.59
ASEI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
98% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.05 vs. ASEI: 92.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 110.24
ASEI's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1102 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. ASEI: 110.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
ASEI' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 23.26 Max: 149.83
Current: 110.24
10.27
149.83
P/B 2.01
ASEI's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 2304 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. ASEI: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ASEI' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.78 Max: 6.59
Current: 2.01
1.2
6.59
P/S 2.58
ASEI's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 2300 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. ASEI: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ASEI' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.85 Max: 5.19
Current: 2.58
1.54
5.19
PFCF 39.19
ASEI's PFCF is ranked lower than
85% of the 1015 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.83 vs. ASEI: 39.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
ASEI' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.78  Med: 17.82 Max: 56.44
Current: 39.19
8.78
56.44
POCF 31.76
ASEI's POCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 1233 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.56 vs. ASEI: 31.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ASEI' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 15.99 Max: 43.28
Current: 31.76
7.23
43.28
Shiller P/E 15.17
ASEI's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
75% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 28.15 vs. ASEI: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
ASEI' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.33  Med: 39.86 Max: 112.69
Current: 15.17
9.33
112.69
Current Ratio 4.49
ASEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. ASEI: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASEI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.65 Max: 5.33
Current: 4.49
1.7
5.33
Quick Ratio 3.38
ASEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ASEI: 3.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASEI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.90 Max: 4.74
Current: 3.38
0.9
4.74
Days Inventory 250.27
ASEI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 2171 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 72.87 vs. ASEI: 250.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASEI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 77.99  Med: 130.08 Max: 255.38
Current: 250.27
77.99
255.38
Days Sales Outstanding 67.64
ASEI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
52% of the 1882 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 69.35 vs. ASEI: 67.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASEI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.62  Med: 61.08 Max: 69.59
Current: 67.64
45.62
69.59
Days Payable 34.26
ASEI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 52.84 vs. ASEI: 34.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASEI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.92  Med: 32.55 Max: 43.19
Current: 34.26
22.92
43.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 5.42
ASEI's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. ASEI: 5.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
ASEI' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.06 Max: 8.61
Current: 5.42
0.3
8.61
Forward Dividend Yield 5.39
ASEI's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
83% of the 1644 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. ASEI: 5.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 8.61
ASEI's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2109 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. ASEI: 8.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
ASEI' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 3.27 Max: 13.68
Current: 8.61
0.48
13.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.60
ASEI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ASEI: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASEI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: -2.40 Max: 7
Current: 3.6
-14.5
7

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Cash 6.38
ASEI's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
57% of the 561 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. ASEI: 6.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
ASEI' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.64  Med: 6.86 Max: 45.83
Current: 6.38
4.64
45.83
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.28
ASEI's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. ASEI: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
ASEI' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.71  Med: 3.34 Max: 7.65
Current: 2.28
1.71
7.65
Price/Tangible Book 2.02
ASEI's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. ASEI: 2.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ASEI' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.39  Med: 2.87 Max: 6.51
Current: 2.02
1.39
6.51
Price/Projected FCF 0.87
ASEI's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 1414 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ASEI: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
ASEI' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.14 Max: 10.18
Current: 0.87
0.65
10.18
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
ASEI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 2257 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. ASEI: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ASEI' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.82
Current: 0.9
0.16
1.82
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.00
ASEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 2371 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. ASEI: -3.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ASEI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3  Med: 8.40 Max: 17.2
Current: -3
-3
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -33.59
ASEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1171 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. ASEI: -33.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ASEI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.7  Med: 3.70 Max: 42.3
Current: -33.59
-34.7
42.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $103.0
EPS (TTM) $ -0.45
Beta1.58
Short Percentage of Float6.56%
52-Week Range $22.63 - 46.46
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.13

Analyst Estimate


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Mar17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.40
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.40
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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