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 Data and Metrics

Aware Financial Metrics

Aware's revenue was reported to be $21.6 m in FY, 2016 which is a 10% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

21.6 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

20.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

4.1 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

5.9 m

Market capitalization (26-Jun-2017)

115.7 m

Closing share price (26-Jun-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2016)

51.9 m
Aware's current market capitalization is $115.7 m.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


19.4 m23.7 m19.6 m21.6 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.5 m2.4 m1.8 m766 k

Gross profit

17.9 m21.4 m17.8 m20.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

14.8 m18.8 m15.7 m16.5 m


5.3 m7.1 m3.9 m5.9 m

EBIT margin, %


Interest income

328 k225 k151 k280 k

Pre tax profit

679 k1.9 m4.1 m6.2 m

Income tax expense

1.9 m2.7 m(536 k)2.1 m

Net Income

2.6 m4.6 m4.6 m4.1 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


72.7 m44 m51.2 m51.9 m

Accounts Receivable

4.6 m3.6 m4.7 m3 m


1.6 m2 k483 k268 k

Current Assets

79.9 m48.2 m56.6 m55.2 m


5.6 m5.3 m5 m4.6 m

Total Assets

89.3 m55.9 m63.6 m62 m

Accounts Payable

1.5 m258 k234 k135 k

Current Liabilities

4.2 m3.4 m7.3 m3.9 m

Additional Paid-in Capital

101.3 m103.8 m103 m100.5 m

Retained Earnings

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

Total Equity

85.2 m52.4 m56.2 m57.8 m

Financial Leverage

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

Net Income

2.6 m4.6 m4.6 m4.1 m

Depreciation and Amortization

458 k541 k640 k622 k

Accounts Receivable

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


(1.6 m)1.6 m2 k2 k

Accounts Payable

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

Cash From Operating Activities

2.8 m6.3 m6.7 m3.8 m

Purchases of PP&E

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

Cash From Investing Activities

(1.4 m)3.4 m125 k(87 k)

Cash From Financing Activities

122 k(38.4 m)438 k(3 m)

Income Taxes Paid

542 k1 m571 k1.6 m
Y, 2016

Financial Leverage

1.1 x

Aware Operating Metrics

Aware's Order Book was reported to be $3.3 m in FY, 2016, which is a 50% decrease from the previous period
FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Patents (US)


Patents Pending


Order Book

$5 m$6.6 m$3.3 m

Patents Issued


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