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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt 0.04
VSUL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 2175 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.41 vs. VSUL: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset -1.15
VSUL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the 2087 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. VSUL: -1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.94  Med: -0.46 Max: 0.03
Current: -1.15
-1.94
0.03
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: -10.08
M-Score: -6.23
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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Operating margin (%) -35.18
VSUL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. VSUL: -35.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -45.42  Med: -32.08 Max: -24.73
Current: -35.18
-45.42
-24.73
Net-margin (%) 1.07
VSUL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 2167 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. VSUL: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -77.24  Med: -34.48 Max: -12.74
Current: 1.07
-77.24
-12.74
ROA (%) 2.38
VSUL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 2188 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. VSUL: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13585.71  Med: -133.12 Max: -25.91
Current: 2.38
-13585.71
-25.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 51.82
VSUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 2184 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.52 vs. VSUL: 51.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1442.19  Med: -394.60 Max: -210.07
Current: 51.82
-1442.19
-210.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -39.20
VSUL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1467 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. VSUL: -39.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -5.5
Current: -39.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -58.60
VSUL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 1161 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VSUL: -58.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -58.6  Med: -3.30 Max: 18
Current: -58.6
-58.6
18
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -52.30
VSUL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 1060 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. VSUL: -52.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -52.3  Med: 1.60 Max: 12.9
Current: -52.3
-52.3
12.9
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Ratios

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PE(NRI) 125.00
VSUL's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
91% of the 1537 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. VSUL: 125.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 14.2  Med: 19.37 Max: 203.98
Current: 125
14.2
203.98
P/S 1.02
VSUL's P/S is ranked lower than
54% of the 2149 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. VSUL: 1.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VSUL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.32  Med: 1.27 Max: 22.39
Current: 1.02
0.32
22.39
EV-to-EBIT 43.35
VSUL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
80% of the 1556 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 13.26 vs. VSUL: 43.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VSUL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -26.1  Med: -4.60 Max: -2.6
Current: 43.35
-26.1
-2.6
Current Ratio 0.19
VSUL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VSUL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.20 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.19
0.01
2.46
Quick Ratio 0.14
VSUL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 2110 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. VSUL: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.15 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.14
0.01
2.46
Days Inventory 23.40
VSUL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
91% of the 2124 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.74 vs. VSUL: 23.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 23.01  Med: 25.99 Max: 54.27
Current: 23.4
23.01
54.27
Days Sales Outstanding 35.63
VSUL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
87% of the 1861 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. VSUL: 35.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 32.92  Med: 42.87 Max: 126.88
Current: 35.63
32.92
126.88

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.81
VSUL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 2061 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VSUL: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.97 Max: 17.06
Current: 0.81
0.26
17.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.30
VSUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 2152 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.20 vs. VSUL: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSUL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 11
Current: 2.3
0
11

Business Description

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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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