NasdaqGM:AWRE

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Aware, Inc. provides software and services for the biometrics industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and internationally.

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Fundamentals

Flawless balance sheet with moderate growth potential.

Risks

  • Aware is not covered by any analysts.

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Share Price & News

How has Aware's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.2%

NasdaqGM:AWRE

-1.5%

US Software

-0.02%

US Market


1 Year Return

-24.2%

NasdaqGM:AWRE

14.7%

US Software

1.6%

US Market

AWRE underperformed the Software industry which returned 13.7% over the past year.

AWRE underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 1.9% over the past year.


Share holder returns

AWREIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.2%-1.5%-0.02%
30 Day-9.6%-1.7%2.7%
90 Day-15.5%-2.5%1.4%
1 Year-24.2%-24.2%16.3%14.7%3.8%1.6%
3 Year-52.9%-52.9%116.8%108.3%45.2%35.8%
5 Year-27.2%-27.2%164.6%145.1%61.8%44.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Aware's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Aware undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

48.78x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Intrinsic Value Based on Future Cash Flows

Aware's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a moderate discount (< 20%).

Aware's share price is above the future cash flow value, it's not available at a substantial discount (< 40%).


Price Based on Earnings

Aware is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Software industry average.

Aware is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.


Price Based on Expected Growth

Unable to calculate PEG ratio for Aware, we can't assess if its growth is good value.


Price Based on Value of Assets

Aware is good value based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.


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Future Growth

How is Aware expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

27.2%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Estimates


Future Annual Growth Analysis

Unable to determine if Aware is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.

Aware's earnings are expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.

Unable to compare Aware's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.

Aware's earnings growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.

Aware's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.


Earnings per Share Growth Estimates


Future Return on Equity

Unable to establish if Aware will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.


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Past Performance

How has Aware performed over the past 5 years?

-28.8%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Aware's year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years and the most recent earnings are below average.

Aware has become profitable in the last year making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to the 5-year average.

Aware has become profitable in the last year making it difficult to compare the US Software industry average.


Return on Equity

Aware has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).


Return on Assets

Aware used its assets less efficiently than the US Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.


Return on Capital Employed

Aware's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).


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Financial Health

How is Aware's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Aware is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.

Aware's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Aware has no debt.

Aware has not taken on any debt in the past 5 years.

Aware has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Aware has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.


Balance Sheet

Low level of unsold assets.

Aware has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.


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Dividend

What is Aware's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield and Payments Analysis

Unable to evaluate Aware's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to evaluate Aware's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.

Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Aware has not reported any payouts.

Unable to verify if Aware's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Aware has not reported any payouts.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.


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Management

What is the CEO of Aware's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

7.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Kevin Russell (56yo)

2.5yrs

Tenure

US$438,249

Compensation

Mr. Kevin Thomas Russell has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Aware Inc. since March 3, 2017 and its General Counsel since September 2005. Mr. Russell served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and  ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Kevin's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.

Kevin's compensation has increased in line with Aware recently becoming profitable.


Board Age and Tenure

7.9yrs

Average Tenure

52.5yo

Average Age

The tenure for the Aware board of directors is about average.


Insider Trading

Aware individual insiders have sold more shares than they have bought in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$3,596,54113 Aug 19
John Stafford
EntityIndividual
Role
Member of the Board of Directors
Director
Shares1,238,052
Max PriceUS$2.91
SellUS$234,47113 Aug 19
John Stafford
EntityIndividual
Shares72,856
Max PriceUS$3.66
SellUS$3,596,54113 Aug 19
John Stafford
EntityIndividual
Shares1,238,052
Max PriceUS$2.91
SellUS$27,82027 Mar 19
John Stafford
EntityIndividual
Shares7,041
Max PriceUS$4.10

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • David Martin (61yo)

    CFO & Treasurer

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$327.84k
  • Kevin Russell (56yo)

    CEO, President

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$438.25k

Board Members

  • Rick Moberg (64yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.00k
  • Adrian Kruse (79yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 15.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.00k
  • Brent Johnstone (48yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 0.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.00k
  • John Stafford (49yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 8.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.00k
  • Kevin Russell (56yo)

    CEO, President

    • Tenure: 2.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$438.25k
  • Brian Connolly (49yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$42.00k

Company Information

Aware, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Aware, Inc.
  • Ticker: AWRE
  • Exchange: NasdaqGM
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$58.894m
  • Shares outstanding: 21.57m
  • Website: https://www.aware.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Aware, Inc.
  • 40 Middlesex Turnpike
  • Bedford
  • Massachusetts
  • 1730
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
AWRENasdaqGM (Nasdaq Global Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDAug 1996
AWRDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURAug 1996

Biography

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

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/09/18 23:32
End of Day Share Price2019/09/18 00:00
Earnings2019/06/30
Annual Earnings2018/12/31


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.