Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally. More Details
Flawless balance sheet and overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has Aware's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: AWRE's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: AWRE underperformed the US Software industry which returned 59.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AWRE underperformed the US Market which returned 17.8% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Aware's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
3 weeks ago | Simply Wall StWould Shareholders Who Purchased Aware's (NASDAQ:AWRE) Stock Three Years Be Happy With The Share price Today?
1 month ago | Simply Wall StWe're Hopeful That Aware (NASDAQ:AWRE) Will Use Its Cash Wisely
3 months ago | Simply Wall StAware, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWRE) Insiders Increased Their Holdings
Is Aware undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AWRE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate AWRE's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AWRE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Software industry average.
PE vs Market: AWRE is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AWRE's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AWRE is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Software industry average (7.3x).
How is Aware forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?
Forecasted Software industry annual growth in earnings
In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Aware has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.
This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.
- Examine Aware's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
- Explore growth companies in the Software industry.
How has Aware performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AWRE is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AWRE is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AWRE is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 69.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AWRE's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AWRE is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (12.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AWRE has a negative Return on Equity (-24.12%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Aware's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AWRE's short term assets ($49.6M) exceed its short term liabilities ($5.0M).
Long Term Liabilities: AWRE's short term assets ($49.6M) exceed its long term liabilities ($79.0K).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AWRE is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AWRE has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AWRE has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AWRE has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Aware current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AWRE's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AWRE's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AWRE's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AWRE's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AWRE's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bob Eckel (62 yo)
Mr. Robert A. Eckel, also known as Bob, serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Aware, Inc. since September 19, 2019. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Morphotrust and Execu ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Bob's total compensation ($USD765.89K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD589.01K).
Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bob's compensation with company performance.
|Chief Technology Officer||0.92yr||US$269.85k||0.040% |
|Chief Commercial Officer||1yr||US$2.53m||0.58% |
|CFO & Treasurer||0.42yr||no data||0.047% |
|Controller||0.50yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: AWRE's management team is not considered experienced ( 0.9 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|Independent Director||0.58yr||no data||0.023% |
|Independent Chairman||1.58yrs||US$76.55k||0.44% |
|Independent Director||9.75yrs||US$38.27k||21.56% |
|Independent Director||8.75yrs||US$38.27k||0.47% |
Experienced Board: AWRE's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.6 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: AWRE insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Aware, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Aware, Inc.
- Ticker: AWRE
- Exchange: NasdaqGM
- Founded: 1986
- Industry: Application Software
- Sector: Software
- Market Cap: US$56.116m
- Shares outstanding: 21.50m
- Website: https://www.aware.com
Number of Employees
- Aware, Inc.
- 40 Middlesex Turnpike
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|AWRE||NasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Aug 1996|
|AWR||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Aug 1996|
Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally. It offers biometrics software products, including biometric sea ...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/10/23 00:26|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/10/22 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.