AWRE : NASDAQ : Technology
$4.8 | %
Today's Range: 4.7 - 4.8
Avg. Daily Volume: 49600.0
04/28/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AWARE INC's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2016 has significantly decreased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income fell significantly, underperforming compared to the average company in its industry. AWARE INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 13.97 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 2.95% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Net Sales ($mil)4.56.95
EBITDA ($mil)0.782.75
EBIT ($mil)0.642.58
Net Income ($mil)0.461.83

Balance Sheet Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)51.9151.23
Total Assets ($mil)61.9863.62
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)57.8456.18

Profitability Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Gross Profit Margin17.2388.35
EBITDA Margin17.2239.57
Operating Margin14.2537.18
Sales Turnover0.360.31
Return on Assets6.617.25
Return on Equity7.098.21
Debt Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Current Ratio14.047.75
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q4 FY16 Q4 FY15
Shares outstanding (mil)22.3722.94
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share2.592.45
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume51106.069840.0


BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 57.32 for the Software industry and a value on par with the S&P 500 average of 24.92. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.80 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.99 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.71. The price-to-sales ratio is well above the S&P 500 average, but well below the industry average. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, AWARE INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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AWRE 25.83 Peers 57.32   AWRE 27.27 Peers 22.45

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

AWRE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

AWRE is trading at a premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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AWRE NA Peers 41.62   AWRE NA Peers 0.84

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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AWRE 1.80 Peers 8.71   AWRE -10.00 Peers 44.45

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

AWRE is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, AWRE is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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AWRE 4.65 Peers 6.41   AWRE 14.03 Peers 7.81

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

AWRE is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Higher. A sales growth rate that exceeds the industry implies that a company is gaining market share.

AWRE has a sales growth rate that significantly exceeds its peers.



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