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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AWRE's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 2679 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
AWRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.94
AWRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
98% of the 2422 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AWRE: 0.94 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.94

0.91
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AWRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 1666 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 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: 18.11
M-Score: -2.81
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 29.04
AWRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2644 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.74 vs. AWRE: 29.04 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -98.39   Max: 30.95
Current: 29.04

-98.39
30.95
Net-margin (%) 18.73
AWRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 2644 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.65 vs. AWRE: 18.73 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -135.28   Max: 417.86
Current: 18.73

-135.28
417.86
ROE (%) 6.80
AWRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 2571 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.74 vs. AWRE: 6.80 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -28.01   Max: 105.97
Current: 6.8

-28.01
105.97
ROA (%) 5.69
AWRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 2689 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.51 vs. AWRE: 5.69 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.27   Max: 100.63
Current: 5.69

-27.27
100.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 97.34
AWRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.47 vs. AWRE: 97.34 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -106.73   Max: 96.25
Current: 97.34

-106.73
96.25
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 3.40
AWRE's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. AWRE: 3.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -43.3   Max: 59.2
Current: 3.4

-43.3
59.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 22.40
AWRE's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. AWRE: 22.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 105.4
Current: 22.4

-34.8
105.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
AWRE's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1566 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. AWRE: 7.70 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -49   Max: 303.3
Current: 7.7

-49
303.3
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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 (+0.70%)
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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Q4 2014

AWRE Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 545,900 sh (+3.13%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 22.10
AWRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
83% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 88.10 vs. AWRE: 22.10 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3950
Current: 22.1

1.41
3950
Forward P/E 27.70
AWRE's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 27.70 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.50
AWRE's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 88.10 vs. AWRE: 22.50 )
AWRE' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 465
Current: 22.5

1.4
465
P/B 1.90
AWRE's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. AWRE: 1.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.9

0.71
3.47
P/S 4.23
AWRE's P/S is ranked higher than
51% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. AWRE: 4.23 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 10.33
Current: 4.23

1.28
10.33
PFCF 16.40
AWRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 393.13 vs. AWRE: 16.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 430
Current: 16.4

4.34
430
POCF 16.63
AWRE's POCF is ranked higher than
81% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.19 vs. AWRE: 16.63 )
AWRE' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 4.02   Max: 361.5
Current: 16.63

4.02
361.5
EV-to-EBIT 8.28
AWRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
92% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 52.88 vs. AWRE: 8.28 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -578.8   Max: 548.5
Current: 8.28

-578.8
548.5
Shiller P/E 6.50
AWRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 6.50 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 4.75   Max: 395
Current: 6.5

4.75
395
Current Ratio 14.05
AWRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2471 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AWRE: 14.05 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 55.71
Current: 14.05

9.33
55.71
Quick Ratio 14.04
AWRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
98% of the 2471 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. AWRE: 14.04 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 9.33   Max: 55.14
Current: 14.04

9.33
55.14
Days Inventory 1.27
AWRE's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
83% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 438.89 vs. AWRE: 1.27 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 760.67
Current: 1.27

6.1
760.67
Days Sales Outstanding 55.90
AWRE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 87.53 vs. AWRE: 55.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 26.44   Max: 117.08
Current: 55.9

26.44
117.08

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 2.50
AWRE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 2999 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 2.50 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 25.41
Current: 2.5

1.03
25.41
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.30
AWRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 2.30 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 19.85
Current: 2.3

0.93
19.85
Price/Tangible Book 1.90
AWRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.38 vs. AWRE: 1.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 16.17
Current: 1.9

0.8
16.17
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.70
AWRE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
81% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 2.70 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.97   Max: 14.97
Current: 2.7

0.97
14.97
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AWRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.37 vs. AWRE: 0.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 10.75
Current: 0.9

0.32
10.75
Price/Graham Number 1.40
AWRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
91% of the 3000 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. AWRE: 1.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 11.77
Current: 1.4

0.34
11.77
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.40
AWRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2619 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWRE: 12.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 48.1
Current: 12.4

0.2
48.1

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