Aware is a leading global provider of biometrics software products, services, and solutions. Our products include all the software components necessary to rapidly and cost-effectively build a solution to collect, manage, and utilize identity data for biometric identification and verification: SDKs, controls and applets; user interface applications for biometric enrollment and forensic analysis; fingerprint, face, and iris matching SDKs; text search and identity analytics SDKs; a middleware and workflow platform; and a cluster computing platform. These products fulfill critical biometric functionality for a variety of applications including border management, law enforcement, defense, intelligence, banking, and payments. Aware is a publicly held company (NASDAQ: AWRE) based in Bedford, Massachusetts. Aware has provided COTS biometrics software products since 1993, when it helped the FBI to design and optimize the “WSQ” fingerprint image compression algorithm for the first large-scale fingerprint digitization effort. Over the following twenty-plus years, Aware has consistently employed a “true COTS” product model, introducing a diverse array of OEM software products used to quickly and easily integrate advanced biometric functionality into solutions for a variety of applications. Aware software has been used by hundreds of customers and is currently in daily operation on many thousands of workstations, servers, and mobile devices globally. Aware provides a comprehensive offering of biometric software products, services, and solutions as an independent supplier; that is, independent from hardware vendors, AFIS suppliers, multinationals, and system integrators. This independence ensures that using Aware products not only incorporates high-quality, reliable, best-of-breed functionality into a solution, but also enables a modular, flexible, extensible architecture that delivers substantial long-term benefits to the system owner.

Bedford, US
Size (employees)
68 (est)-1%
Aware was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Bedford, US

Aware Office Locations

Aware has an office in Bedford
Bedford, US (HQ)
40 Middlesex Turnpike

Aware Metrics

Aware Financial Metrics

Revenue (2016)

$21.6 m

Revenue growth (2015-16), %


Gross profit

$20.8 m

Gross profit margin (2016), %


Net income (2016)

$4.1 m

Market capitalization (21-Mar-2017)

$105.4 m

Closing share price (21-Mar-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

$51.9 m
Aware's current market capitalization is $105.4 m.
Aware's revenue was reported to be $21.6 m in 2016
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015Y, 2016


$19.4 m$23.7 m$19.6 m$21.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

$1.8 m$766 k

Gross profit

$17.8 m$20.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

$15.7 m$16.5 m


$3.9 m$5.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

$151 k$280 k

Pre tax profit

$4.1 m$6.2 m

Income tax expense

($536 k)$2.1 m

Net Income

$4.6 m$4.1 m
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


$72.7 m$44 m$51.2 m$51.9 m

Accounts Receivable

$4.6 m$3.6 m$4.7 m$3 m


$1.6 m$2 k$483 k$268 k

Current Assets

$79.9 m$48.2 m$56.6 m$55.2 m


$5.6 m$5.3 m$5 m$4.6 m

Total Assets

$89.3 m$55.9 m$63.6 m$62 m

Accounts Payable

$1.5 m$258 k$234 k$135 k

Current Liabilities

$4.2 m$3.4 m$7.3 m$3.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

$101.3 m$103.8 m$103 m$100.5 m

Retained Earnings

($16.2 m)($51.6 m)($47 m)($42.8 m)

Total Equity

$85.2 m$52.4 m$56.2 m$57.8 m

Financial Leverage

1 x1.1 x1.1 x1.1 x
FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

$2.6 m$4.6 m$4.6 m$4.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

$458 k$541 k$640 k$622 k

Accounts Receivable

($1.1 m)$963 k($1.1 m)$1.7 m


($1.6 m)$1.6 m$2 k$2 k

Accounts Payable

$1.2 m($1.3 m)($24 k)($99 k)

Cash From Operating Activities

$2.8 m$6.3 m$6.7 m$3.8 m

Purchases of PP&E

($160 k)($135 k)($127 k)($87 k)

Cash From Investing Activities

($1.4 m)$3.4 m$125 k($87 k)

Income Taxes Paid

$542 k$1 m$571 k$1.6 m

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