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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 : 2/10

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Cash to Debt 0.24
VSUL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
87% of the 2252 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. VSUL: 0.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VSUL' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.07 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.24
Equity to Asset -2.18
VSUL's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the 2220 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. VSUL: -2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VSUL' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.98  Med: -0.52 Max: 0.03
Current: -2.18
-2.98
0.03
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: -16.97
M-Score: -4.77
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 : 1/10

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Operating margin (%) -42.45
VSUL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 2229 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.57 vs. VSUL: -42.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VSUL' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.42  Med: -34.56 Max: -24.73
Current: -42.45
-45.42
-24.73
Net-margin (%) -69.78
VSUL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2231 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.82 vs. VSUL: -69.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VSUL' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.24  Med: -38.15 Max: -12.74
Current: -69.78
-77.24
-12.74
ROA (%) -148.28
VSUL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 2256 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. VSUL: -148.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VSUL' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13585.71  Med: -112.87 Max: -25.91
Current: -148.28
-13585.71
-25.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1032.20
VSUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 2246 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.44 vs. VSUL: -1032.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSUL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20480  Med: -461.90 Max: -210.07
Current: -1032.2
-20480
-210.07
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -32.60
VSUL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 2016 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. VSUL: -32.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: -5.5
Current: -32.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -25.40
VSUL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. VSUL: -25.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.6  Med: -5.30 Max: 18
Current: -25.4
-58.6
18
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -28.10
VSUL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
85% of the 1416 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. VSUL: -28.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VSUL' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -52.3  Med: -7.85 Max: 12.9
Current: -28.1
-52.3
12.9
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments
Compare:TSE:6964, NAS:DGLY, XPAR:ALOCA, TSE:6424, LSE:UBI, JSE:ANS » details
Visualant Inc is engaged in the development of a proprietary technology which is capable of identifying and authenticating almost any substance using light to create, record and detect the unique digital signature of the substance.

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.

Ratios

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P/S 1.51
VSUL's P/S is ranked lower than
67% of the 2245 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.88 vs. VSUL: 1.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VSUL' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.26 Max: 22.34
Current: 1.51
0.31
22.34
Current Ratio 0.17
VSUL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. VSUL: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSUL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.19 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.17
0.01
2.46
Quick Ratio 0.14
VSUL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 2165 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. VSUL: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSUL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.14 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.14
0.01
2.46
Days Inventory 18.61
VSUL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 2174 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 73.09 vs. VSUL: 18.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSUL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.83  Med: 25.85 Max: 54.27
Current: 18.61
21.83
54.27
Days Sales Outstanding 51.28
VSUL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
71% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.23 vs. VSUL: 51.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSUL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.92  Med: 40.07 Max: 126.88
Current: 51.28
32.92
126.88
Days Payable 191.92
VSUL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
97% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 54.31 vs. VSUL: 191.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VSUL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.54  Med: 123.43 Max: 249.49
Current: 191.92
58.54
249.49

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.20
VSUL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
69% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VSUL: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VSUL' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.97 Max: 17.26
Current: 1.2
0.26
17.26
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -34.33
VSUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 2267 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. VSUL: -34.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSUL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.33  Med: 4.55 Max: 7.7
Current: -34.33
-34.33
7.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5.77
EPS (TTM) $ -3.46
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $2.80 - 10.50
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.26
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