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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AWRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.46 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AWRE' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.92
AWRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. AWRE: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AWRE' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.92
0.52
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AWRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 1488 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 166.16 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AWRE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 16.33
M-Score: -2.10
WACC vs ROIC
1.02%
89.33%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 32.11
AWRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.72 vs. AWRE: 32.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AWRE' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.87  Med: 11.01 Max: 534.89
Current: 32.11
-24.87
534.89
Net-margin (%) 22.25
AWRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. AWRE: 22.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AWRE' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 9.62 Max: 417.86
Current: 22.25
0.61
417.86
ROE (%) 9.61
AWRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. AWRE: 9.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AWRE' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 3.21 Max: 105.97
Current: 9.61
0.31
105.97
ROA (%) 8.71
AWRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. AWRE: 8.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AWRE' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 3.04 Max: 100.63
Current: 8.71
0.29
100.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 157.10
AWRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.43 vs. AWRE: 157.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWRE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.2  Med: 22.11 Max: 1163.37
Current: 157.1
-59.2
1163.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.90
AWRE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1456 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. AWRE: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWRE' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.2  Med: 3.1 Max: 58.9
Current: 2.9
-28.2
58.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -63.90
AWRE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1203 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. AWRE: -63.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWRE' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.9  Med: 0.9 Max: 95.7
Current: -63.9
-63.9
95.7
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -60.60
AWRE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1092 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. AWRE: -60.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AWRE' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.6  Med: 7.7 Max: 303.3
Current: -60.6
-60.6
303.3
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-02-09)


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Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Aware Inc is a provider of software and services to the biometrics industry. The Company's software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems to identify or authenticate people.

Aware Inc was incorporated in Massachusetts in March 1986. The Company is engaged in providing software and services to the biometrics industry. The Company's software products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems, which are capable of determining or verifying an individual's identity. It also offers engineering services related to software customization, integration, and installation, as well as complete systems development. The Company sells its biometrics software products for fingerprint, facial, and iris modalities. Its software products enable important functions in biometrics systems, including enrollment, analysis, and processing of biometric images and data on workstations or mobile devices, integration of peripheral biometric capture devices, centralized workflow, transaction processing, and subsystem integration, matching of biometric samples against biometric databases to authenticate or verify identities; and analysis and processing of text-based identity data. The Company's biometrics software products are classified into five product groups, including, Software Development Kits; Enrollment Controls and Applets; Applications; Middleware/Workflow Server; and Cluster Computing Platform. The software development kits consist of multiple software libraries, sample applications that show customers how to use the libraries and documentation; enrollment controls and applets consists of BioComponents line of products allowing customers to develop biometric enrollment applications more quickly; applications products category combine user interfaces with multiple Aware software libraries and/or BioComponents to create more complete applications that operate on client workstations or mobile devices; Biometric Services Platform, or BioSP product, is a service-oriented application used to enable workflow, subsystem integration, and biometric data processing and management; and cluster computing platform offers Astra a software platform that performs large-scale identity-related security tasks, including biometric search and match; biometric authentication; and identity analytics. It sells its biometrics software products and services globally through systems integrators, OEMs, and directly to end user customers.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 25.02
AWRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1260 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.96 vs. AWRE: 25.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AWRE' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 25.16 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 25.02
1.41
99999999.99
PE(NRI) 25.02
AWRE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.17 vs. AWRE: 25.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AWRE' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 23.88 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 25.02
1.41
99999999.99
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 20.77
AWRE's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
58% of the 734 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.79 vs. AWRE: 20.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AWRE' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 16.05 Max: 1595
Current: 20.77
1.49
1595
P/B 2.32
AWRE's P/B is ranked higher than
59% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. AWRE: 2.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
AWRE' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.16
Current: 2.32
0.71
3.16
P/S 5.62
AWRE's P/S is ranked lower than
76% of the 1866 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AWRE: 5.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AWRE' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 4.36 Max: 9.31
Current: 5.62
1.28
9.31
PFCF 19.06
AWRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. AWRE: 19.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AWRE' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.35  Med: 24.88 Max: 330.77
Current: 19.06
4.35
330.77
POCF 18.88
AWRE's POCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 886 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.86 vs. AWRE: 18.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AWRE' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.15  Med: 26.72 Max: 332.22
Current: 18.88
4.15
332.22
EV-to-EBIT 10.58
AWRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 1231 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.27 vs. AWRE: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AWRE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -578.8  Med: 0.6 Max: 548.5
Current: 10.58
-578.8
548.5
EV-to-EBITDA 9.78
AWRE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
67% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.23 vs. AWRE: 9.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AWRE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -725.9  Med: 4.5 Max: 165.4
Current: 9.78
-725.9
165.4
PEG 0.99
AWRE's PEG is ranked higher than
74% of the 564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. AWRE: 0.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
AWRE' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 0.76 Max: 3.91
Current: 0.99
0.67
3.91
Shiller P/E 12.59
AWRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
89% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 36.25 vs. AWRE: 12.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AWRE' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 11.89 Max: 45.2
Current: 12.59
6.51
45.2
Current Ratio 11.75
AWRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AWRE: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AWRE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 19.09 Max: 55.71
Current: 11.75
1.92
55.71
Quick Ratio 11.75
AWRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. AWRE: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AWRE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 18.75 Max: 55.14
Current: 11.75
1.92
55.14
Days Inventory 15.96
AWRE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
52% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.53 vs. AWRE: 15.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
AWRE' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.96  Med: 75.54 Max: 760.67
Current: 15.96
15.96
760.67
Days Sales Outstanding 63.10
AWRE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 1495 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.08 vs. AWRE: 63.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AWRE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.44  Med: 76.41 Max: 105.96
Current: 63.1
26.44
105.96
Days Payable 25.44
AWRE's Days Payable is ranked lower than
70% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. AWRE: 25.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AWRE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.11  Med: 38.89 Max: 288.83
Current: 25.44
16.11
288.83

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.60
AWRE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 1152 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. AWRE: -0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AWRE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5  Med: -1.2 Max: 5.7
Current: -0.6
-5
5.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 2.84
AWRE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
88% of the 609 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.77 vs. AWRE: 2.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
AWRE' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.39 Max: 43.93
Current: 2.84
0.98
43.93
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.58
AWRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. AWRE: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
AWRE' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.09 Max: 31.13
Current: 2.58
0.92
31.13
Price/Tangible Book 2.28
AWRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
68% of the 1552 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.11 vs. AWRE: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
AWRE' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.79 Max: 23.64
Current: 2.28
0.76
23.64
Price/Projected FCF 2.01
AWRE's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. AWRE: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AWRE' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.05 Max: 302
Current: 2.01
0.93
302
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
AWRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
61% of the 1534 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AWRE: 1.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AWRE' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.43 Max: 16.21
Current: 1.27
0.33
16.21
Price/Graham Number 1.58
AWRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 973 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. AWRE: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
AWRE' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.42 Max: 21.66
Current: 1.58
0.28
21.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 9.45
AWRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AWRE: 9.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AWRE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 11.9 Max: 293.2
Current: 9.45
0.2
293.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -12.84
AWRE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.33 vs. AWRE: -12.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
AWRE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42  Med: 0.3 Max: 34.7
Current: -12.84
-42
34.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $24.58
EPS (TTM) $ 0.24
Beta-0.18
Short Percentage of Float0.33%
52-Week Range $2.81 - 6.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)22.63
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