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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 : 10/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
ASEI's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.43 vs. ASEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ASEI' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 29.19 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.76
ASEI's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 1849 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. ASEI: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ASEI' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.7 Max: 0.8
Current: 0.76
0.46
0.8
Interest Coverage No Debt
ASEI's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 1827 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 52.07 vs. ASEI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ASEI' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 64.72  Med: 375.27 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 6
Altman Z-Score: 6.24
Beneish M-Score: -2.78
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -4.53
ASEI's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. ASEI: -4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ASEI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.18  Med: 14.89 Max: 23.13
Current: -4.53
-5.18
23.13
Net Margin % -2.69
ASEI's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1859 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. ASEI: -2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ASEI' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.15  Med: 10.5 Max: 16.07
Current: -2.69
-3.15
16.07
ROE % -1.93
ASEI's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.81 vs. ASEI: -1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ASEI' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.29  Med: 9.32 Max: 17.92
Current: -1.93
-2.29
17.92
ROA % -1.52
ASEI's ROA % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1876 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. ASEI: -1.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ASEI' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.78  Med: 7.06 Max: 13.46
Current: -1.52
-1.78
13.46
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -9.31
ASEI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.43 vs. ASEI: -9.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ASEI' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.25  Med: 52.45 Max: 109.63
Current: -9.31
-11.25
109.63
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -13.30
ASEI's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
85% of the 1805 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ASEI: -13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ASEI' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13.3  Med: 3.7 Max: 26.5
Current: -13.3
-13.3
26.5
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2017-05-09)


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Guru Trades

Q4 2015

ASEI Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 293,700 sh (+6.37%)
Chuck Royce 188,979 sh (-25.60%)
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Q1 2016

ASEI Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 82,130 sh (New)
Jim Simons 352,600 sh (+20.05%)
Chuck Royce 188,979 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2016

ASEI Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 19,150 sh (New)
Jim Simons 380,611 sh (+7.94%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 69,362 sh (-15.55%)
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Q3 2016

ASEI Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments  
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Traded in other countries:AGD.Germany,
American Science & Engineering Inc develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, force protection and other critical defense applications.

American Science & Engineering Inc is a Massachusetts corporation formed in 1958. The Company develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, force protection, public safety, and other critical defense and security applications. It provides maintenance, warranty, engineering, training and operator services related to these products. The Company manufactures X-ray inspection products that can be used to inspect parcels, baggage, vehicles, pallets, cargo containers, and people. The Company sells its products throughout the world to a variety of customers, including authorities responsible for port and border security; customs agencies; military organizations; critical infrastructure and high threat commercial and government facilities; aviation security agencies; and law enforcement agencies. Its products are used by these customers to help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and illegal immigration. Its products are also used for military force protection and general facility security. The Company's X-ray imaging products utilize several technologies including traditional transmission X-ray imaging, dual-energy transmission X-ray imaging, dual-energy/high-energy transmission X-ray imaging, Forwardscatter X-ray imaging and its proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray imaging. The Company's products and services include Cargo Inspection Systems, Mobile Cargo Inspection Systems, Parcel and Personnel Screening Inspection Systems, Custom Products, and Service and Support. The Company's customer base consists of government and commercial clients from both the United States and abroad. Domestically, the Company's primary client base is comprised of agencies of the U.S. government.

Ratios

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history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 42.64
ASEI's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
79% of the 1003 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 17.08 vs. ASEI: 42.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.27  Med: 23.33 Max: 149.83
Current: 42.64
10.27
149.83
PB Ratio 2.07
ASEI's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
62% of the 1821 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. ASEI: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ASEI' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.73 Max: 6.51
Current: 2.07
1.2
6.51
PS Ratio 2.66
ASEI's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. ASEI: 2.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ASEI' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.54  Med: 2.82 Max: 5.19
Current: 2.66
1.54
5.19
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 25.46
ASEI's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
69% of the 846 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 15.66 vs. ASEI: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.78  Med: 17.48 Max: 49.28
Current: 25.46
8.78
49.28
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 22.07
ASEI's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
76% of the 1018 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.71 vs. ASEI: 22.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.23  Med: 15.76 Max: 43.28
Current: 22.07
7.23
43.28
Shiller PE Ratio 15.47
ASEI's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 33.44 vs. ASEI: 15.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
ASEI' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.33  Med: 33.21 Max: 112.69
Current: 15.47
9.33
112.69
Current Ratio 4.27
ASEI's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. ASEI: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ASEI' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.66 Max: 5.93
Current: 4.27
1.7
5.93
Quick Ratio 3.17
ASEI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 1818 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ASEI: 3.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ASEI' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.9 Max: 4.85
Current: 3.17
0.9
4.85
Days Inventory 257.51
ASEI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 70.99 vs. ASEI: 257.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ASEI' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 77.99  Med: 130.08 Max: 257.51
Current: 257.51
77.99
257.51
Days Sales Outstanding 79.90
ASEI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
57% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 74.11 vs. ASEI: 79.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ASEI' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.62  Med: 61.08 Max: 79.9
Current: 79.9
45.62
79.9
Days Payable 37.01
ASEI's Days Payable is ranked lower than
72% of the 1434 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 57.09 vs. ASEI: 37.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ASEI' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 22.92  Med: 32.55 Max: 43.19
Current: 37.01
22.92
43.19

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 5.40
ASEI's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
87% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.12 vs. ASEI: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ASEI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 2.28 Max: 8.61
Current: 5.4
0.3
8.61
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 8.58
ASEI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
89% of the 2213 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. ASEI: 8.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
ASEI' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.48  Med: 3.62 Max: 13.68
Current: 8.58
0.48
13.68
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 3.60
ASEI's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 1179 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -1.70 vs. ASEI: 3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ASEI' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.5  Med: -2.4 Max: 7
Current: 3.6
-14.5
7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 7.90
ASEI's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
54% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 9.00 vs. ASEI: 7.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.46  Med: 7.28 Max: 158.5
Current: 7.9
4.46
158.5
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.36
ASEI's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1360 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ASEI: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.33 Max: 9.9
Current: 2.36
1.59
9.9
Price-to-Tangible-Book 2.07
ASEI's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
58% of the 1773 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. ASEI: 2.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 2.88 Max: 8.4
Current: 2.07
1.05
8.4
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.82
ASEI's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 1199 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. ASEI: 0.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 1.27 Max: 27.31
Current: 0.82
0.01
27.31
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.94
ASEI's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 1678 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ASEI: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ASEI' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 0.93 Max: 1.84
Current: 0.94
0.13
1.84
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -2.40
ASEI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
77% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.10 vs. ASEI: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ASEI' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.4  Med: 8.5 Max: 17.2
Current: -2.4
-2.4
17.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -33.44
ASEI's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 1108 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 7.19 vs. ASEI: -33.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
ASEI' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.6  Med: 4.1 Max: 42.3
Current: -33.44
-34.6
42.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $99.76
EPS (TTM) $ -0.37
Short Percentage of Float2.80%
52-Week Range $22.63 - 44.82
Shares Outstanding (Mil)7.14

Analyst Estimate

Mar17
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.40
EPS without NRI ($) 0.40
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)
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