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.

Company Growth (employees)
Bedford, US
Size (employees)
68 (est)
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 Financials and Metrics

Aware Financials

Aware's revenue was reported to be $4.3 m in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

4.3 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

4.1 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


Net income (Q1, 2017)

405 k

EBIT (Q1, 2017)

386 k

Market capitalization (16-Oct-2017)

99.7 m

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

49 m
Aware's current market capitalization is $99.7 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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


4.5 m4 m4.8 m6.9 m5.9 m4.3 m

Cost of goods sold

569 k416 k213 k158 k146 k216 k

Gross profit

3.9 m3.6 m4.6 m6.7 m5.8 m4.1 m

Gross profit Margin, %

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
USDQ2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


44.5 m46.4 m52.7 m52.3 m52.3 m49 m

Accounts Receivable

4.8 m2.4 m3.8 m5.6 m4.3 m3.4 m


2 k616 k

Current Assets

50.6 m50.5 m57.2 m58.3 m56.9 m52.7 m
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
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

1.7 m4.3 m272 k591 k2.8 m635 k2.1 m3.6 m405 k

Depreciation and Amortization

269 k405 k145 k309 k474 k162 k324 k488 k132 k

Accounts Receivable

(1.3 m)632 k368 k(1.2 m)1.2 m904 k(815 k)493 k(375 k)


1.5 m1.6 m1.6 m1.5 m(614 k)(614 k)
USDY, 2017


63.9 k

Financial Leverage

1.1 x
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Aware Operating Metrics

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


$5 m$6.6 m$3.3 m

Patents (US)


Patents Pending


Patents Issued

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