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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
AWRE's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1913 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
AWRE' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.94
AWRE's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AWRE: 0.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
AWRE' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 0.95 Max: 0.98
Current: 0.94
0.52
0.98
Interest Coverage No Debt
AWRE's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 147.63 vs. AWRE: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AWRE' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: No Debt  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 18.25
Beneish M-Score: -2.09
WACC vs ROIC
0.40%
30.23%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % 21.15
AWRE's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
91% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AWRE: 21.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
AWRE' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.87  Med: 20.78 Max: 534.89
Current: 21.15
-24.87
534.89
Net Margin % 15.76
AWRE's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
89% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. AWRE: 15.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
AWRE' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 14.63 Max: 417.86
Current: 15.76
0.61
417.86
ROE % 4.52
AWRE's ROE % is ranked higher than
50% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. AWRE: 4.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
AWRE' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 4.11 Max: 105.97
Current: 4.52
0.31
105.97
ROA % 4.19
AWRE's ROA % is ranked higher than
63% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. AWRE: 4.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
AWRE' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 3.87 Max: 100.63
Current: 4.19
0.29
100.63
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 76.68
AWRE's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
75% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. AWRE: 76.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
AWRE' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -59.2  Med: 51.02 Max: 1163.37
Current: 76.68
-59.2
1163.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 3.30
AWRE's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1483 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AWRE: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
AWRE' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -43.4  Med: 3.1 Max: 58.9
Current: 3.3
-43.4
58.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 3.80
AWRE's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
56% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. AWRE: 3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
AWRE' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.9  Med: 0.25 Max: 95.7
Current: 3.8
-63.9
95.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 4.00
AWRE's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
55% of the 1178 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. AWRE: 4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
AWRE' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.6  Med: 5.6 Max: 303.3
Current: 4
-60.6
303.3
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

AWRE Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Charles Brandes 16,322 sh (New)
Jim Simons 843,339 sh (+27.12%)
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Q4 2016

AWRE Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Charles Brandes 18,696 sh (+14.54%)
Jim Simons 915,272 sh (+8.53%)
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AWRE Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Charles Brandes 22,443 sh (+20.04%)
Jim Simons 898,887 sh (-1.79%)
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Q2 2017

AWRE Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Charles Brandes 22,443 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 883,800 sh (-1.68%)
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Charles Brandes 2016-12-31 Add 14.54%$4.95 - $6.15 $ 4.60-17%18,696
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 541511    SIC: 7371
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Traded in other countries:AWR.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Aware Inc is a software and services company. Its products are used in government and commercial biometrics systems. It also offers engineering services related to software customization, integration, and installation, and complete systems development.

Aware designs and develops telecommunication software, chipsets, and modems that use asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) technology. This technology is designed to increase the speed of data communication over traditional copper telephone lines. The company's products and services are intended to allow telephone companies to use their installed bases of dedicated copper lines to provide residential and business customers with interactive data transmission at higher speeds than the ones currently available.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
PE Ratio 38.33
AWRE's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.61 vs. AWRE: 38.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio only.
AWRE' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 27.5 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 38.33
1.41
99999999.99
PE Ratio without NRI 38.33
AWRE's PE Ratio without NRI is ranked lower than
56% of the 1238 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.89 vs. AWRE: 38.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE Ratio without NRI only.
AWRE' s PE Ratio without NRI Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 25.07 Max: 99999999.99
Current: 38.33
1.41
99999999.99
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 42.20
AWRE's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
78% of the 727 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.49 vs. AWRE: 42.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 17.65 Max: 1595
Current: 42.2
1.49
1595
PB Ratio 1.66
AWRE's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. AWRE: 1.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
AWRE' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.71  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.16
Current: 1.66
0.71
3.16
PS Ratio 6.12
AWRE's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. AWRE: 6.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
AWRE' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 4.36 Max: 9.02
Current: 6.12
1.28
9.02
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 35.13
AWRE's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
72% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.12 vs. AWRE: 35.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 28.54 Max: 2990
Current: 35.13
4.33
2990
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 34.09
AWRE's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
82% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. AWRE: 34.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.11  Med: 28.29 Max: 299
Current: 34.09
4.11
299
EV-to-EBIT 14.11
AWRE's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
72% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. AWRE: 14.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AWRE' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -578.8  Med: 5.3 Max: 548.5
Current: 14.11
-578.8
548.5
EV-to-EBITDA 12.23
AWRE's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
66% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. AWRE: 12.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AWRE' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -725.9  Med: 6.1 Max: 165.1
Current: 12.23
-725.9
165.1
EV-to-Revenue 2.99
AWRE's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
56% of the 1843 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. AWRE: 2.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
AWRE' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.2  Med: 2.1 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.99
-0.2
5.3
Shiller PE Ratio 9.62
AWRE's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.11 vs. AWRE: 9.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
AWRE' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.51  Med: 10.98 Max: 45.2
Current: 9.62
6.51
45.2
Current Ratio 15.32
AWRE's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AWRE: 15.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AWRE' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 18.69 Max: 55.71
Current: 15.32
1.92
55.71
Quick Ratio 15.32
AWRE's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. AWRE: 15.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AWRE' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.92  Med: 18.58 Max: 55.14
Current: 15.32
1.92
55.14
Days Sales Outstanding 71.64
AWRE's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
59% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. AWRE: 71.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AWRE' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.44  Med: 76.41 Max: 105.96
Current: 71.64
26.44
105.96
Days Payable 75.88
AWRE's Days Payable is ranked higher than
70% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. AWRE: 75.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AWRE' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.11  Med: 35.22 Max: 288.83
Current: 75.88
16.11
288.83

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 0.30
AWRE's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 1200 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. AWRE: 0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
AWRE' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -172.4  Med: -1.2 Max: 5.7
Current: 0.3
-172.4
5.7

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 2.19
AWRE's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.00 vs. AWRE: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.98  Med: 2.45 Max: 43.93
Current: 2.19
0.98
43.93
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 2.04
AWRE's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. AWRE: 2.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 2.22 Max: 31.13
Current: 2.04
0.92
31.13
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.68
AWRE's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. AWRE: 1.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.87 Max: 23.64
Current: 1.68
0.76
23.64
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 1.64
AWRE's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
56% of the 862 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. AWRE: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 2.05 Max: 75.5
Current: 1.64
0.93
75.5
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.41
AWRE's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
58% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. AWRE: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.45 Max: 16.49
Current: 1.41
0.33
16.49
Price-to-Graham-Number 1.69
AWRE's Price-to-Graham-Number is ranked higher than
66% of the 976 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. AWRE: 1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Graham-Number only.
AWRE' s Price-to-Graham-Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 1.47 Max: 21.66
Current: 1.69
0.28
21.66
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 7.08
AWRE's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
82% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. AWRE: 7.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
AWRE' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -358.8  Med: 6.3 Max: 293.2
Current: 7.08
-358.8
293.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -30.61
AWRE's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.91 vs. AWRE: -30.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
AWRE' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -42  Med: 0.3 Max: 34.7
Current: -30.61
-42
34.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $16.92
EPS (TTM) $ 0.12
Beta-0.30
Short Percentage of Float0.51%
52-Week Range $4.41 - 6.70
Shares Outstanding (Mil)21.73

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