Precise Biometrics is a developer of biometric software algorithms used for verifying identities using new digital technologies. The company offers software for fingerprint scanners in mobile devices, smart payment cards as well as biometric identity systems. The company has a long history of research and development in segments that are just starting to disrupt our digital world, and we believe that the company’s business model can achieve scalability as volumes increase.
Precise Biometrics is at the forefront of biometric algorithm solutions. It has a proven record in the mobile devices segment, which looks set to offer greater profitability in the future as optical and ultrasound fingerprint sensors replace capacitive sensors. Also, Precise has an opportunity for growth as biometrics start penetrating the smart card market, and it has the chance to establish itself as a leader in digital identity, where verification is based on iris, face, geographical and a behavioural profile, replacing the need for cards, keys and passwords.
R&D is crucial for Precise if it is to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of biometrics. As such, a failure to innovate could hurt the competitiveness of the company’s products. Currently, the Precise’s revenues mainly stem from the mobile device segment. Meanwhile, the market for the company’s two growth segments – biometric smart cards and digital identity – remain immature and predictions about growth and penetration remain uncertain. Lastly, apart from in 2016, the company has not been able to generate positive net cash flow without share issues.