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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CHKP's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
93% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. CHKP: No Debt )
CHKP' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 27   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.74
CHKP's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
79% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. CHKP: 0.74 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.71   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.74

0.71
0.88
Interest Coverage No Debt
CHKP's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 1077 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 403.68 vs. CHKP: No Debt )
CHKP' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 126.84   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

126.84
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 8.36
M-Score: -2.55
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 9/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 54.58
CHKP's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 vs. CHKP: 54.58 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 38.25   Max: 63.82
Current: 54.58

38.25
63.82
Net-margin (%) 46.83
CHKP's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 vs. CHKP: 46.83 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 38.46   Max: 61.01
Current: 46.83

38.46
61.01
ROE (%) 18.12
CHKP's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 vs. CHKP: 18.12 )
CHKP' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 15.14   Max: 40.27
Current: 18.12

15.14
40.27
ROA (%) 13.36
CHKP's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 vs. CHKP: 13.36 )
CHKP' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 11.65   Max: 33.04
Current: 13.36

11.65
33.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 313.10
CHKP's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 vs. CHKP: 313.10 )
CHKP' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 31.25   Max: 4327.31
Current: 313.1

31.25
4327.31
Revenue Growth (%) 10.60
CHKP's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. CHKP: 10.60 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -2.7   Max: 77.2
Current: 10.6

-2.7
77.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 11.50
CHKP's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 951 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CHKP: 11.50 )
CHKP' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.6   Max: 87.3
Current: 11.5

-11.6
87.3
EPS Growth (%) 15.40
CHKP's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. CHKP: 15.40 )
CHKP' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -10.2   Max: 77.3
Current: 15.4

-10.2
77.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CHKP Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 289,008 sh (+765.09%)
Jeremy Grantham 213,600 sh (+163.7%)
David Herro 7,100,000 sh (+32.22%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,825,300 sh (+17.66%)
Scott Black 222,445 sh (+12.03%)
Ron Baron 21,361 sh (unchged)
Westport Asset Management 365,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
David Tepper 554,947 sh (-10.48%)
Ken Fisher 44,430 sh (-56.61%)
Steven Cohen 14,075 sh (-61.52%)
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Q3 2013

CHKP Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Steven Cohen 14,559 sh (+3.44%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,833,600 sh (+0.29%)
Westport Asset Management 365,000 sh (unchged)
Ron Baron 21,361 sh (unchged)
David Tepper Sold Out
Ken Fisher 44,400 sh (-0.07%)
Scott Black 212,846 sh (-4.32%)
David Herro 5,445,000 sh (-23.31%)
Jeremy Grantham 144,600 sh (-32.3%)
Jim Simons 33,108 sh (-88.54%)
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Q4 2013

CHKP Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 7,230 sh (New)
Steven Romick 2,680,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 17,900 sh (New)
Ron Baron 23,361 sh (+9.36%)
First Pacific Advisors 2,837,200 sh (+0.13%)
Ken Fisher 44,440 sh (+0.09%)
Westport Asset Management 365,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Scott Black 202,271 sh (-4.97%)
David Herro 4,326,000 sh (-20.55%)
Steven Cohen 3,973 sh (-72.71%)
Jeremy Grantham 14,100 sh (-90.25%)
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Q1 2014

CHKP Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Romick 2,680,000 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CHKP

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-12-31 New Buy$55.698 - $64.26 $ 66.9611%7230
Scott Black 2013-06-30 Add 12.03%0.14%$44.82 - $51.43 $ 66.9639%222445
Ron Baron 2013-03-31 Reduce -83.85%0.03%$46.5 - $52.72 $ 66.9634%21361
Scott Black 2012-12-31 Add 8.47%0.11%$41.15 - $48.03 $ 66.9647%199178
John Hussman 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.29%$44.3 - $51.82 $ 66.9639%0
Scott Black 2012-09-30 Add 10.26%0.12%$44.3 - $51.82 $ 66.9639%183631
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.11%$44.3 - $51.82 $ 66.9639%0
Ron Baron 2012-09-30 New Buy0.04%$44.3 - $51.82 $ 66.9639%131076
Scott Black 2012-06-30 Add 26.39%0.27%$48.41 - $64.66 $ 66.9620%166542
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.11%$48.41 - $64.66 $ 66.9620%150000
John Hussman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.26%$51.7 - $60.17 $ 66.9620%309000
John Hussman 2011-09-30 Sold Out 1.1413%$48.78 - $61.17 $ 66.9621%0
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Sold Out $44.55 - $51.6 $ 66.9640%0
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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 20.40
CHKP's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1119 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. CHKP: 20.40 )
CHKP' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 12.01   Max: 29.17
Current: 20.4

12.01
29.17
P/B 3.50
CHKP's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. CHKP: 3.50 )
CHKP' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 4.46
Current: 3.5

1.9
4.46
P/S 9.58
CHKP's P/S is ranked lower than
86% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CHKP: 9.58 )
CHKP' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 14.71
Current: 9.58

4.9
14.71
PFCF 17.30
CHKP's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.50 vs. CHKP: 17.30 )
CHKP' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.64   Max: 23.92
Current: 17.3

8.64
23.92
EV-to-EBIT 16.40
CHKP's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
62% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. CHKP: 16.40 )
CHKP' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.5   Max: 24
Current: 16.4

8.5
24
PEG 1.40
CHKP's PEG is ranked higher than
69% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. CHKP: 1.40 )
CHKP' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 17.31
Current: 1.4

0.4
17.31
Shiller P/E 27.50
CHKP's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
69% of the 616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.33 vs. CHKP: 27.50 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 13.78   Max: 35.4
Current: 27.5

13.78
35.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 4.50
CHKP's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
50% of the 1245 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. CHKP: 4.50 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 57.08
Current: 4.5

2.69
57.08
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.00
CHKP's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CHKP: 1.00 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 2.85
Current: 1

0.61
2.85
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
CHKP's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CHKP: 1.10 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.59   Max: 6.34
Current: 1.1

0.59
6.34
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.20
CHKP's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
72% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. CHKP: 1.20 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 3.98
Current: 1.2

0.51
3.98
Price/Graham Number 2.00
CHKP's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
61% of the 911 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. CHKP: 2.00 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.22   Max: 19.04
Current: 2

1.22
19.04
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.10
CHKP's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1324 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.40 vs. CHKP: 6.10 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.2   Max: 11.8
Current: 6.1

4.2
11.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 20.34
CHKP's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. CHKP: 20.34 )
CHKP' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: 2.1   Max: 45.6
Current: 20.34

2.1
45.6

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:CPW.Germany
Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd., was incorporated as a company under the laws of the State of Israel in 1993. The Company develops, and markets software and combined hardware and software products and services for information technology (IT) security and offers its customers a portfolio of network and gateway security solutions, data and endpoint security solutions and management solutions. It operates technical services organization providing services including : technical customer support programs and plans, certification and educational training on Check Point products and professional services. The Company's technical customer support programs and plans, such as Enterprise Based Support (EBS) and Collaborative Enterprise Support (CES), provide support for a customer's entire Check Point product install base. Its professional services help customers implement, upgrade, and optimize Check Point products, by design planning, security implementation, and project management. The Company's solutions operate under a unified security architecture that enables end-to-end security with a single line of unified security gateways and allow a single agent for all endpoint security that could be managed by a single unified management console. This unified management allows for ease of deployment and centralized control and is supported and enforced with real-time security updates. Its products and services are sold to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses and consumers. The Company's Open Platform for Security framework allows customers to extend the capabilities of its products and services with third-party hardware and security software applications. Its products are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of partners worldwide. The Company's competitors include Cisco Systems, Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., Fortinet Inc., SonicWall Inc., WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. McAfee, Inc. and other companies in the network security space. It also competes with several other companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Symantec Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation with respect to specific products that it offers.

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