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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments  
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Traded in other countries:AGD.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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.



Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield % 5.40
ASEI's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
88% of the 1899 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. ASEI: 5.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
ASEI' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 5.4
Current: 5.4
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 5.40
ASEI's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
80% of the 2356 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. ASEI: 5.40 )
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  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 5.4

Valuation & Return


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

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

Piotroski F-Score Details

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Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAN
Higher ROA yoyN
Lower Leverage yoyN
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