ImageWare Systems, Inc. provides biometrically enabled software-based identity management solutions for biometrics, secure credential, law enforcement, and public safety markets worldwide.
The last earnings update was 125 days ago.
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In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether ImageWare Systems is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as ImageWare Systems 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.
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INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for
ImageWare Systems. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being
unavailable. The share price is
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
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is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
ImageWare Systems's earnings available for a low price, and how does
this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Unable to determine if ImageWare Systems is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
ImageWare Systems's revenue is expected to grow significantly at over 20% yearly.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can
be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at
predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates
looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
ImageWare Systems's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the
industry? (1 check)
Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the
past 5 years? (1 check)
Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent
earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
has a total score of
0/6, see the detailed checks below.
Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.
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The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up
ImageWare Systems's finances.
The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
ImageWare Systems is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
ImageWare Systems's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of
ImageWare Systems's finances. If any of them are yellow this
indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
Low level of unsold assets.
ImageWare Systems has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t
however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest
on its debts this may have impacts in the future.
The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to
see the red area (debt) decreasing.
If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and
whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at
unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have
been around for and insider trading.
TENURE AS CEO
Mr. S. James Miller, Jr., also known as Jim, has been the Chief Executive Officer of ImageWare Systems Inc. since 1990 and has also been its Executive Chairman since 1996. Mr. Miller served as ImageWare Systems Inc.'s President from 1990 to 2003. He served as an executive with Oak Industries, Inc., from 1980 to 1990, a manufacturer of components for the telecommunications industry. While at Oak Industries, Mr. Miller served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chairman/President of Oak Industries' Pacific Rim subsidiaries. He has been the Chairman of ImageWare Systems Inc., since 1996. He serves as an Executive Director of ImageWare Systems Inc. He served as a Director of Oak Industries' Pacific Rim subsidiaries. Mr. Miller has a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.
Jim's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
Jim's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
management team in years:
The average tenure for the ImageWare Systems management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Senior VP of Administration
Senior VP & CTO
Vice President of Sales & Business Development
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Board of Directors Tenure
Average tenure and age of the
board of directors in years:
The tenure for the ImageWare Systems board of directors is about average.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. provides biometrically enabled software-based identity management solutions for biometrics, secure credential, law enforcement, and public safety markets worldwide. Its flagship product is the patented IWS Biometric Engine, a multi-biometric software platform that enables the enrollment and management of unlimited population sizes. The company also offers GoMobile Interactive that enables business, service, and content providers to offer users biometric security for their products, services, and content; IWS PIV (personal identity verification) Management Application that supplies Web-based graphical user interface to server functions; IWS PIV Middleware, which connects card reader and PIV card; IWS Background Server, a software application for biometric identity management functions; IWS Desktop Security, an authentication management platform; and IWS Biometric Quality Assessment and Enhancement, a biometric image enhancement and assessment solution. Its secure credential products include GoVerifyID, a biometric authentication solution; IWS Card Management System to support and manage the issuance of smart cards; IWS EPI Suite, an ID software solution for producing, issuing, and managing credentials and personal identification cards; IWS EPI Builder, which offers various aspects of ID functionality; IWS EPI PrintFarm software for card printing; and IWS PIV Encoder to program the PIV smart cards. In addition, the company provides IWS Law Enforcement, a digital booking, identification, and investigative solution; and LiveScan, Capture, Facial Recognition, Law Enforcement Web, Witness View, and IWS Biometric Engine add-on modules, as well as maintenance and customer support, and software customization and fulfillment services. It serves healthcare, banking, retail/e-commerce, government, and law enforcement and public safety markets. ImageWare Systems, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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