AWRE : NASDAQ : Technology
$5.15 | %
Today's Range: 4.95 - 5.2
Avg. Daily Volume: 23600.0
06/23/17 - 4:00 PM ET

Financial Analysis

AWARE INC's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2017 has significantly increased when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, underperforming the average competitor within its industry. AWARE INC is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 13.93 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has increased by 5.20% 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 Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)4.444.83
EBITDA ($mil)0.521.04
EBIT ($mil)0.390.88
Net Income ($mil)0.410.64

Balance Sheet Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)48.9952.65
Total Assets ($mil)64.1164.04
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)60.1757.19

Profitability Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Gross Profit Margin92.5421.56
EBITDA Margin11.6721.55
Operating Margin8.718.2
Sales Turnover0.340.32
Return on Assets6.047.77
Return on Equity6.438.7
Debt Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Current Ratio14.018.74
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q1 FY17 Q1 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)21.8422.99
Div / share0.00.0
Book value / share2.762.49
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume23911.071953.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a significant discount compared to an average of 69.43 for the Software industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 25.73. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.80 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.08 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 8.94. 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 29.12 Peers 69.43   AWRE 39.45 Peers 28.61

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 significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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AWRE NA Peers 43.26   AWRE NA Peers 0.81

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 8.94   AWRE -22.73 Peers 77.74

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 4.92 Peers 6.65   AWRE 8.10 Peers 8.46

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.


Average. Comparing a company's sales growth to its industry helps to determine if the company is adding or losing market share.

AWRE is keeping pace with its peers on the basis of sales growth.



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