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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 : 4/10

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Cash to Debt 0.08
VSUL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
81% of the 2637 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.29 vs. VSUL: 0.08 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.08

Equity to Asset -1.07
VSUL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 2606 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. VSUL: -1.07 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.53   Max: 0.03
Current: -1.07

-1.53
0.03
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: -9.23
M-Score: -3.94
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 : 2/10

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Operating margin (%) -38.21
VSUL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.82 vs. VSUL: -38.21 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.42   Max: -24.73
Current: -38.21

-45.42
-24.73
Net-margin (%) -29.64
VSUL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2640 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. VSUL: -29.64 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -77.24   Max: -26.38
Current: -29.64

-77.24
-26.38
ROA (%) -58.99
VSUL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2648 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. VSUL: -58.99 )
VSUL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13585.71   Max: -55.29
Current: -58.99

-13585.71
-55.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -751.20
VSUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 2643 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. VSUL: -751.20 )
VSUL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -869.2   Max: -347.28
Current: -751.2

-869.2
-347.28
Revenue Growth (%) -4.40
VSUL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
109% of the 1951 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VSUL: -4.40 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -4.4
Current: -4.4

EBITDA Growth (%) 18.60
VSUL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
135% of the 1587 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VSUL: 18.60 )
VSUL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -20.6   Max: 18.6
Current: 18.6

-20.6
18.6
EPS Growth (%) 7.70
VSUL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
150% of the 1419 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VSUL: 7.70 )
VSUL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -26.3   Max: 10.1
Current: 7.7

-26.3
10.1
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Ratios

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P/S 2.30
VSUL's P/S is ranked lower than
77% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. VSUL: 2.30 )
VSUL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 30
Current: 2.3

0.33
30
EV-to-EBIT -5.25
VSUL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
77% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 23.53 vs. VSUL: -5.25 )
VSUL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -26.1   Max: -2.6
Current: -5.25

-26.1
-2.6
Current Ratio 0.22
VSUL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. VSUL: 0.22 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.22

0.01
2.46
Quick Ratio 0.15
VSUL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 2630 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VSUL: 0.15 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 2.46
Current: 0.15

0.01
2.46

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.80
VSUL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 2783 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. VSUL: 1.80 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 29
Current: 1.8

0.28
29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -19.00
VSUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
82% of the 2592 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. VSUL: -19.00 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -19

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.03
VSUL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked lower than
124% of the 1722 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VSUL: 5.03 )
VSUL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -26.3   Max: 12.6
Current: 5.03

-26.3
12.6

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
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Visualant, Inc. develops a unique patented Spectral Pattern Matching 'SPM' technology. This technology directs structured light onto a physical substance to capture a unique spectral signature. When matched against existing databases, the Spectral Signature can identify, detect, or diagnosis markers invisible to the human eye. SPM scanner scan be integrated into a variety of mobile or fixed-mount form factors, making it possible to effectively conduct analyses in the field that could only previously be performed by large and expensive lab--based tests. Visualant entered into a one year Joint Development Agreement on May 31, 2012 with Sumitomo Precision Products Co.,Ltd. (SPP), which focuses on the commercialization of the SPM technology and a License Agreement providing SPP with an exclusive license of the SPM technology in identified Asian territories. SPP is publicly traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges and has operations in Japan, United States, China, United Kingdom, Canada and other parts of the world.
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