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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
87% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.25 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
AWRE' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.97
AWRE's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
100% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. AWRE: 0.97 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.8   Max: 0.98
Current: 0.97

0.8
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AWRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 124.89 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
AWRE' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 24.04
M-Score: -2.36
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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history
Operating margin (%) 23.44
AWRE's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWRE: 23.44 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -98.39   Max: 30.95
Current: 23.44

-98.39
30.95
Net-margin (%) 13.41
AWRE's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. AWRE: 13.41 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -135.28   Max: 417.86
Current: 13.41

-135.28
417.86
ROE (%) 3.05
AWRE's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 596 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. AWRE: 3.05 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -32.53   Max: 88.29
Current: 3.05

-32.53
88.29
ROA (%) 2.91
AWRE's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 610 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AWRE: 2.91 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -31.62   Max: 84.22
Current: 2.91

-31.62
84.22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 52.27
AWRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.61 vs. AWRE: 52.27 )
AWRE' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -122.63   Max: 61.59
Current: 52.27

-122.63
61.59
EBITDA Growth (%) 94.30
AWRE's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. AWRE: 94.30 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.8   Max: 94.3
Current: 94.3

-34.8
94.3
EPS Growth (%) 74.70
AWRE's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. AWRE: 74.70 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -49   Max: 303.3
Current: 74.7

-49
303.3
» AWRE's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

AWRE Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 12,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 379,300 sh (-4.28%)
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Q3 2013

AWRE Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Zeke Ashton 157,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 12,800 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 364,643 sh (-3.86%)
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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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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 63.90
AWRE's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
64% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 48.20 vs. AWRE: 63.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 3950
Current: 63.9

1.41
3950
P/B 1.20
AWRE's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. AWRE: 1.20 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 3.47
Current: 1.2

0.71
3.47
P/S 4.40
AWRE's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. AWRE: 4.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 10.33
Current: 4.4

1.28
10.33
PFCF 31.60
AWRE's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 393.33 vs. AWRE: 31.60 )
AWRE' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 430
Current: 31.6

4.34
430
EV-to-EBIT 8.50
AWRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 45.70 vs. AWRE: 8.50 )
AWRE' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 548.5
Current: 8.5

2.1
548.5
PEG 0.10
AWRE's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 0.10 )
AWRE' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 556.34
Current: 0.1

0
556.34
Shiller P/E 6.20
AWRE's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 6.20 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 395
Current: 6.2

6.2
395
Current Ratio 28.68
AWRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. AWRE: 28.68 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 55.71
Current: 28.68

4.5
55.71
Quick Ratio 28.68
AWRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
100% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. AWRE: 28.68 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 4   Max: 55.14
Current: 28.68

4
55.14

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 1.40
AWRE's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
99% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 1.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 43.52
Current: 1.4

0.98
43.52
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.30
AWRE's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 1.30 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 38.52
Current: 1.3

0.94
38.52
Price/Tangible Book 1.20
AWRE's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AWRE: 1.20 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 23.62
Current: 1.2

0.76
23.62
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
AWRE's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AWRE: 1.50 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.93   Max: 302
Current: 1.5

0.93
302
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
AWRE's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. AWRE: 0.90 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 19.18
Current: 0.9

0.26
19.18
Price/Graham Number 1.40
AWRE's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
80% of the 685 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. AWRE: 1.40 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 20.97
Current: 1.4

0.28
20.97
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.30
AWRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
83% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. AWRE: 12.30 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 48.1
Current: 12.3

0.2
48.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.21
AWRE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
64% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. AWRE: -0.21 )
AWRE' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 2.3
Current: -0.21

-7.9
2.3

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:AWR.Germany
Aware, Inc. was incorporated in Massachusetts. It is a supplier of products for the biometrics and Digital Subscriber Line ('DSL') test industries. The Company sells software products for biometrics and imaging applications and hardware and software products for DSL test and diagnostics applications. It sells its software products for biometrics, medical and digital imaging applications and professional services for biometrics primarily through an OEM sales channel. It sells its DSL test hardware and software products mainly through an OEM sales channel. The Company also sells and/or license patents related to communications, signal processing, and compression technologies. Its operations are now focused on expanding its biometrics product and service offerings as well as its DSL test and diagnostics product offerings. Its biometrics software products leverage imaging and biometrics technologies developed by Aware over the past 20 years. The Company license and sell a broad range of software products that are used in biometric systems worldwide. Its products provide interoperable, standards-compliant, field-proven biometric functionality for enrollment of fingerprints and facial images, biometric ID card personalization and reading, and transmission of biometric transactions throughout identification networks. Its test and diagnostics products leverage DSL technologies developed by Aware since the early 1990s. As phone companies expand their DSL offerings to include IPTV, video and triple play services, there is expected to be an increased need for test and diagnostics solutions that provide improved monitoring and troubleshooting of DSL networks. The Company's research and development activities are focused primarily on improving core technologies in communications and imaging and product developments in DSL test, biometrics and medical imaging. Its principal sales and marketing strategy is to sell to OEMs and systems integrators in the market segments it is targeting. The Company license and sell its biometrics and digital imaging software products and provide professional services primarily to OEMs and systems integrators and, to a lesser extent, to government agencies. It license and/or sell DSL test and diagnostics hardware and software products primarily to OEM customers, and also to service providers. The Company relies on one third party contract manufacturer to assemble and test substantially all of its DSL hardware products. The markets for its biometrics, medical and digital imaging software products and services are competitive and uncertain.

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