OTCPK:APVS

Stock Analysis Report

Applied Visual Sciences

Executive Summary

Applied Visual Sciences, Inc., a software technology company, designs and develops computer-vision detection solutions based on image processing science for aviation/homeland security and healthcare markets.

Risk Analysis

Latest financial reports are more than a year old

Does not have a meaningful market cap ($108K)

Highly volatile share price over past 3 months



Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Applied Visual Sciences's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: APVS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-16.7%

APVS

1.7%

US Software

1.5%

US Market


1 Year Return

-16.7%

APVS

42.3%

US Software

20.1%

US Market

Return vs Industry: APVS underperformed the US Software industry which returned 42.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: APVS underperformed the US Market which returned 20.1% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

APVSIndustryMarket
7 Day-16.7%1.7%1.5%
30 Day-31.0%7.7%1.4%
90 Day-16.7%18.4%8.7%
1 Year-16.7%-16.7%43.9%42.3%22.7%20.1%
3 Year-93.8%-93.8%152.8%142.4%50.1%40.5%
5 Year-97.2%-97.2%224.7%201.5%73.1%54.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

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


Simply Wall St News

No news available

Valuation

Is Applied Visual Sciences undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Applied Visual Sciences is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Applied Visual Sciences has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of APVS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Applied Visual Sciences regulatory filings here.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Software industry.

Future Growth

How is Applied Visual Sciences forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

11.4%

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 Applied Visual Sciences 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.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of APVS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website. If you are looking for more of a qualitative research into the company, you can access Applied Visual Sciences's filings and announcements here.
  • Explore growth companies in the Software industry.

Past Performance

How has Applied Visual Sciences performed over the past 5 years?

24.2%

Historical Software annual earnings growth


In this section we usually display a company’s past earnings and revenues to help investors visualise the trend through time. We also gauge the company’s performance by benchmarking its returns and growth to its industry peers and the wider market. However, Applied Visual Sciences has not provided sufficient past data to assess its track record.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have historical data.


Next Steps

Financial Health

How is Applied Visual Sciences's financial position?


In this section we usually analyse Applied Visual Sciences's finance health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial distress, in particular, its ability to manage its cash and debt levels. Applied Visual Sciences has not provided adequate balance sheet data, its financial health cannot be properly assessed as it.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have financial information.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of APVS’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • Investors tend to look at the financial health of a company this size in order to assess the sustainability of its current operations. While we do not consider unaudited financials to be a reliable enough to include in our analysis, you can access them on the OTC Markets Website.
  • Financial health is measured at one point in time, so the latest financial report is the best representation of the company’s current financial status. Check when Applied Visual Sciences's financial data was last updated here.
  • Explore more healthy companies in the Software industry.

Dividend

What is Applied Visual Sciences's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate APVS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate APVS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if APVS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if APVS'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 APVS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

11.3yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Bill Donovan (67yo)

5.8yrs

Tenure

US$271,000

Compensation

Mr. William J. Donovan also known as Bill, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. since April 21, 2014 and has been its Secretary since April 21, 2014. Mr. Donovan s ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Bill's total compensation ($USD0.00) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD521.92K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Bill's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
William Donovan
Chairman5.8yrsUS$271.00kno data
Gregory Hare
Chief Financial Officer14.1yrsUS$200.00kno data
Sean Kennedy
Chief Technology Officer0yrsUS$267.81kno data
Carl Smith
Vice President of Business Development & Security11.3yrsUS$368.10kno data

11.3yrs

Average Tenure

67yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: APVS's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.3 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Insufficient data to determine if shareholders have been diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Applied Visual Sciences, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Applied Visual Sciences, Inc.
  • Ticker: APVS
  • Exchange: OTCPK
  • Founded: 1989
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$107.729k
  • Shares outstanding: 107.73m
  • Website: https://www.appliedvs.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Applied Visual Sciences, Inc.
  • 525K East Market Street
  • Suite 116
  • Leesburg
  • Virginia
  • 20176
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
APVSOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 2003

Biography

Applied Visual Sciences, Inc., a software technology company, designs and develops computer-vision detection solutions based on image processing science for aviation/homeland security and healthcare markets. It utilizes imaging technologies and analytics to create integrated information management technology products and services that address problems for corporations and governmental agencies. The company offers PinPoint, an intelligent computer-vision automated target recognition technology for the detection of guns, explosives, and other threat items contained in baggage in the airport environment or for building security applications; and Signature Mapping platform technology for use in the imaging field of diagnostic radiology and pathology. It also provides Signature Mapping Detection System, an automated hardware-software laboratory solution used to operate various infectious disease applications through multi-threaded detection algorithms. In addition, the company offers Signature Mapping Tuberculosis Detection software, an automated hardware and software technology platform; and Signature Mapping Breast Cancer Detection, a breast cancer detection solution. Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. markets its products through direct sales and indirect distribution channels worldwide. The company was formerly known as Guardian Technologies International, Inc. and changed its name to Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. in July 2010. Applied Visual Sciences, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Leesburg, Virginia. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/16 23:49
End of Day Share Price2020/02/14 00:00
Earnings2015/09/30
Annual Earnings2014/12/31


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.