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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 No Debt
AWRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
85% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
AWRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.93
AWRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 2011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AWRE: 0.93 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.93

0.52
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AWRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
AWRE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 16.60
M-Score: -1.74
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 27.24
AWRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. AWRE: 27.24 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -98.39   Max: 30.95
Current: 27.24

-98.39
30.95
Net-margin (%) 23.67
AWRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. AWRE: 23.67 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -135.28   Max: 417.86
Current: 23.67

-135.28
417.86
ROE (%) 8.35
AWRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. AWRE: 8.35 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.01   Max: 105.97
Current: 8.35

-28.01
105.97
ROA (%) 7.13
AWRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. AWRE: 7.13 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.27   Max: 100.63
Current: 7.13

-27.27
100.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 98.97
AWRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. AWRE: 98.97 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -106.73   Max: 63.39
Current: 98.97

-106.73
63.39
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 94.30
AWRE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1370 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AWRE: 94.30 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 94.3
Current: 94.3

-34.8
94.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 74.70
AWRE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. AWRE: 74.70 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49   Max: 303.3
Current: 74.7

-49
303.3
» AWRE's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AWRE Guru Trades in Q4 2013

John Rogers 548,584 sh (New)
Zeke Ashton 270,000 sh (+71.43%)
Jim Simons 382,900 sh (+5.01%)
Chuck Royce 12,800 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2014

AWRE Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Rogers 1,286,905 sh (+134.59%)
Jim Simons 447,190 sh (+16.79%)
Chuck Royce 12,800 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton 155,300 sh (-42.48%)
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Q2 2014

AWRE Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Rogers 1,557,371 sh (+21.02%)
Jim Simons 450,300 sh (+0.7%)
Chuck Royce 12,800 sh (unchged)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
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Q3 2014

AWRE Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 529,324 sh (+17.55%)
John Rogers Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AWRE

(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
John Rogers 2014-09-30 Sold Out 0.12%$3.59 - $6.7 $ 4.44-8%0
John Rogers 2014-06-30 Add 21.02%0.02%$5.47 - $6.5 $ 4.44-22%1557371
John Rogers 2014-03-31 Add 134.59%0.05%$5.66 - $6.59 $ 4.44-27%1286905
John Rogers 2013-12-31 New Buy0.04%$5.18 - $6.08 $ 4.44-21%548584
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
AWRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 59.10 vs. AWRE: 17.10 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3950
Current: 17.1

1.41
3950
P/B 1.95
AWRE's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AWRE: 1.95 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.95

0.71
3.47
P/S 4.04
AWRE's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AWRE: 4.04 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 10.33
Current: 4.04

1.28
10.33
PFCF 40.36
AWRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
76% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. AWRE: 40.36 )
AWRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 430
Current: 40.36

4.34
430
EV-to-EBIT 8.46
AWRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
91% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 33.85 vs. AWRE: 8.46 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -578.8   Max: 548.5
Current: 8.46

-578.8
548.5
Shiller P/E 5.96
AWRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 5.96 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.81   Max: 395
Current: 5.96

4.81
395
Current Ratio 12.96
AWRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AWRE: 12.96 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 55.71
Current: 12.96

1.92
55.71
Quick Ratio 12.96
AWRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. AWRE: 12.96 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.92   Max: 55.14
Current: 12.96

1.92
55.14

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 2.55
AWRE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 2.55 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 43.52
Current: 2.55

0.98
43.52
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.37
AWRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 2.37 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 38.52
Current: 2.37

0.94
38.52
Price/Tangible Book 1.95
AWRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. AWRE: 1.95 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 23.62
Current: 1.95

0.76
23.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.13
AWRE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. AWRE: 2.13 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 302
Current: 2.13

0.93
302
Price/Median PS Value 0.78
AWRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AWRE: 0.78 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 20.33
Current: 0.78

0.28
20.33
Price/Graham Number 1.34
AWRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
89% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.44 vs. AWRE: 1.34 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 20.97
Current: 1.34

0.28
20.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.80
AWRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AWRE: 11.80 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 48.1
Current: 11.8

0.2
48.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Aware, Inc., was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1986. It is a provider of software and services to the biometrics industry. The Company's products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems, which are capable of determining or verifying an individual's identity. The applications of biometrics systems include border control, law enforcement, national defense, secure credentialing, access control and background checks. The Company's products provide interoperable, standards-compliant, field-proven biometric functionality and are used to capture, verify, format, compress and decompress biometric images as well as aggregate, analyze, process and transport those images within biometric systems. The Company sells software products for fingerprint, facial, iris enrollment, hardware abstraction, quality assurance, standards compliance, middleware and workflow, and biometric matching, as well as offering engineering services. Its products and services are sold through systems integrators, OEMs, and directly to end user customers.
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