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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 : 3/10

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Cash-to-Debt 0.11
VSUL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 2242 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. VSUL: 0.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
VSUL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11
Equity-to-Asset -3.25
VSUL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
100% of the 2209 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. VSUL: -3.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
VSUL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.25  Med: -0.83 Max: 0.03
Current: -3.25
-3.25
0.03
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: -35.54
Beneish M-Score: -5.71
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 : 2/10

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Operating Margin % -55.48
VSUL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 2217 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. VSUL: -55.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
VSUL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -55.48  Med: -37.04 Max: -24.73
Current: -55.48
-55.48
-24.73
Net Margin % -43.65
VSUL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
92% of the 2219 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 3.06 vs. VSUL: -43.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
VSUL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -77.24  Med: -34.48 Max: -12.74
Current: -43.65
-77.24
-12.74
ROA % -107.42
VSUL's ROA % is ranked lower than
98% of the 2247 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.94 vs. VSUL: -107.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
VSUL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -13585.71  Med: -80.6 Max: -25.91
Current: -107.42
-13585.71
-25.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -787.41
VSUL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 10.55 vs. VSUL: -787.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
VSUL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1442.19  Med: -437.17 Max: -210.07
Current: -787.41
-1442.19
-210.07
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -26.10
VSUL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 1986 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. VSUL: -26.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
VSUL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -5.5
Current: -26.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -51.00
VSUL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
96% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. VSUL: -51.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
VSUL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.6  Med: -7.3 Max: 18
Current: -51
-58.6
18
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -45.40
VSUL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
93% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. VSUL: -45.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
VSUL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.2  Med: -12.6 Max: 10.1
Current: -45.4
-53.2
10.1
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Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Scientific & Technical Instruments    NAICS: 334519    SIC: 3829
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Headquarter Location:USA
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 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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PS Ratio 0.19
VSUL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 2190 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VSUL: 0.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
VSUL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 1.21 Max: 22.34
Current: 0.19
0.16
22.34
EV-to-EBIT -1.28
VSUL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2054 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. VSUL: -1.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VSUL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -27.4  Med: -3.45 Max: 59.7
Current: -1.28
-27.4
59.7
EV-to-EBITDA -1.36
VSUL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 2194 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 11.64 vs. VSUL: -1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VSUL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.2  Med: -4.1 Max: 19.8
Current: -1.36
-39.2
19.8
Current Ratio 0.19
VSUL's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. VSUL: 0.19 )
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: 0.19
0.01
2.46
Quick Ratio 0.15
VSUL's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
100% of the 2158 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VSUL: 0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSUL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.15 Max: 2.46
Current: 0.15
0.01
2.46
Days Inventory 19.64
VSUL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
93% of the 2159 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 71.67 vs. VSUL: 19.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSUL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.59  Med: 25.7 Max: 54.27
Current: 19.64
18.59
54.27
Days Sales Outstanding 45.65
VSUL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
86% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 77.75 vs. VSUL: 45.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSUL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.92  Med: 42.87 Max: 126.88
Current: 45.65
32.92
126.88
Days Payable 179.98
VSUL's Days Payable is ranked higher than
93% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 60.05 vs. VSUL: 179.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VSUL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 58.54  Med: 125.04 Max: 249.49
Current: 179.98
58.54
249.49

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.40
VSUL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1305 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. VSUL: -12.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VSUL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.9  Med: -31.1 Max: -1.4
Current: -12.4
-63.9
-1.4

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.16
VSUL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 1941 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 1.18 vs. VSUL: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
VSUL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.01 Max: 17.83
Current: 0.16
0
17.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -78.05
VSUL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 2702 Companies
in the Global Scientific & Technical Instruments industry.

( Industry Median: 4.15 vs. VSUL: -78.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
VSUL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -78.13  Med: 4.55 Max: 7.7
Current: -78.05
-78.13
7.7

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $5.92
EPS (TTM) $ -0.70
Beta0.84
Short Percentage of Float0.00%
52-Week Range $0.47 - 7.92
Shares Outstanding (Mil)3.75

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