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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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Cash to Debt 23.69
DSGX's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
58% of the 1906 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.17 vs. DSGX: 23.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DSGX' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 23.69
Equity to Asset 0.87
DSGX's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 1812 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. DSGX: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DSGX' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.91
Current: 0.87
0.49
0.91
Interest Coverage 48.97
DSGX's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
61% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 195.28 vs. DSGX: 48.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DSGX' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.77  Med: 1122.19 Max: No Debt
Current: 48.97
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 15.24
M-Score: -3.05
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 14.84
DSGX's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. DSGX: 14.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DSGX' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.92  Med: 10.7 Max: 15.19
Current: 14.84
6.92
15.19
Net-margin (%) 11.60
DSGX's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. DSGX: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DSGX' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.35  Med: 11.38 Max: 38.02
Current: 11.6
6.35
38.02
ROE (%) 5.60
DSGX's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. DSGX: 5.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DSGX' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.13  Med: 6.34 Max: 24.16
Current: 5.6
4.13
24.16
ROA (%) 4.90
DSGX's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. DSGX: 4.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DSGX' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.24  Med: 5.48 Max: 21.43
Current: 4.9
3.24
21.43
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 278.22
DSGX's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.79 vs. DSGX: 278.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DSGX' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.26  Med: 71.2 Max: 370.23
Current: 278.22
48.26
370.23
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 20.40
DSGX's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. DSGX: 20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DSGX' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.7  Med: 4.7 Max: 20.4
Current: 20.4
-17.7
20.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 26.30
DSGX's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1186 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.90 vs. DSGX: 26.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DSGX' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9  Med: 22.15 Max: 124.3
Current: 26.3
9
124.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 15.60
DSGX's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.60 vs. DSGX: 15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DSGX' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.6  Med: 0.2 Max: 77.4
Current: 15.6
-38.6
77.4
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PRIMECAP Management 4,971,090 sh (+0.02%)
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DSGX Guru Trades in Q2 2016

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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 541511    SIC: 7721
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Traded in other countries:DSG.Canada, DC2.Germany,
Descartes Systems Group Inc is focused on logistics & supply chain management business processes. It's a provider of on-demand, cloud-based SaaS solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics intensive business.

The Descartes Systems Group Inc was incorporated in Canada on May 22, 1981. The Company is a provider of federated network and logistics technology solutions that helps its customers make and receive shipments and manage related resources. Its network-based solutions, consist of services and software, connect people to their trading partners and enable business document exchange (bookings, bills of lading, status messages); regulatory compliance and customs filing; route and resource planning, execution and monitoring; access and leverage trade and restricted party data; inventory and asset visibility; rate and transportation management; and warehouse operations. Its pricing model provides customers with flexibility in purchasing its solutions either on a perpetual license, subscription or transactional basis. The Company serves transportation providers (air, ocean and truck modes), logistics service providers (including third-party logistics providers, freight forwarders and customs brokers) and distribution-intensive companies where delivery is either a key or a defining part of their product or service offering, or where there is an opportunity to reduce costs and improve service levels by optimizing the use of their assets. The Company's geographical segments are United States; Europe, Middle-East and Africa; Canada; and Asia Pacific.

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 69.24
DSGX's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1213 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.90 vs. DSGX: 69.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DSGX' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 42.85 Max: 111.58
Current: 69.24
6.05
111.58
Forward P/E 22.27
DSGX's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
54% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.45 vs. DSGX: 22.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 69.24
DSGX's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
82% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.80 vs. DSGX: 69.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DSGX' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.05  Med: 42.85 Max: 111.58
Current: 69.24
6.05
111.58
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 24.46
DSGX's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
51% of the 746 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.89 vs. DSGX: 24.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
DSGX' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.55  Med: 24.5 Max: 109.02
Current: 24.46
4.55
109.02
P/B 3.85
DSGX's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.86 vs. DSGX: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DSGX' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 2.49 Max: 4.12
Current: 3.85
0.9
4.12
P/S 8.19
DSGX's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 1765 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. DSGX: 8.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DSGX' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 4.27 Max: 9.18
Current: 8.19
2.01
9.18
PFCF 25.27
DSGX's PFCF is ranked lower than
51% of the 659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. DSGX: 25.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DSGX' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.57  Med: 23.35 Max: 41.19
Current: 25.27
7.57
41.19
POCF 23.53
DSGX's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.48 vs. DSGX: 23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DSGX' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.03  Med: 21.08 Max: 32.52
Current: 23.53
7.03
32.52
EV-to-EBIT 49.55
DSGX's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 1184 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.51 vs. DSGX: 49.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DSGX' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.8  Med: 41.65 Max: 86.3
Current: 49.55
8.8
86.3
EV-to-EBITDA 23.89
DSGX's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
70% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.65 vs. DSGX: 23.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
DSGX' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.5  Med: 17.4 Max: 29.9
Current: 23.89
4.5
29.9
PEG 2.93
DSGX's PEG is ranked lower than
63% of the 558 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. DSGX: 2.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DSGX' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.86  Med: 3.38 Max: 11.85
Current: 2.93
1.86
11.85
Shiller P/E 90.45
DSGX's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
84% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 38.52 vs. DSGX: 90.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DSGX' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 59.32  Med: 83 Max: 121.46
Current: 90.45
59.32
121.46
Current Ratio 2.38
DSGX's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. DSGX: 2.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DSGX' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 4.04 Max: 10.77
Current: 2.38
1.28
10.77
Quick Ratio 2.37
DSGX's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 1854 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. DSGX: 2.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DSGX' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 4.03 Max: 10.77
Current: 2.37
1.28
10.77
Days Inventory 1.38
DSGX's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
87% of the 1072 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.60 vs. DSGX: 1.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DSGX' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.38  Med: 5.31 Max: 7.76
Current: 1.38
1.38
7.76
Days Sales Outstanding 43.58
DSGX's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 1485 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.06 vs. DSGX: 43.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DSGX' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.58  Med: 56.25 Max: 72.57
Current: 43.58
43.58
72.57
Days Payable 34.36
DSGX's Days Payable is ranked lower than
59% of the 1313 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 42.66 vs. DSGX: 34.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
DSGX' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.31  Med: 51.16 Max: 70.78
Current: 34.36
30.31
70.78

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.50
DSGX's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1122 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. DSGX: -6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
DSGX' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -62.5  Med: -5.9 Max: 8
Current: -6.5
-62.5
8

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 118.89
DSGX's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
94% of the 577 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. DSGX: 118.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
DSGX' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.25  Med: 11.66 Max: 521.25
Current: 118.89
3.25
521.25
Price/Net Current Asset Value 35.67
DSGX's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
91% of the 1156 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.88 vs. DSGX: 35.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
DSGX' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.36  Med: 6.92 Max: 59.26
Current: 35.67
2.36
59.26
Price/Tangible Book 22.06
DSGX's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 1489 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.24 vs. DSGX: 22.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DSGX' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.02  Med: 4.19 Max: 26.09
Current: 22.06
1.02
26.09
Price/Projected FCF 1.90
DSGX's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
50% of the 817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. DSGX: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DSGX' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.22  Med: 1.57 Max: 76.4
Current: 1.9
1.22
76.4
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 5.93
DSGX's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
94% of the 121 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. DSGX: 5.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.90
DSGX's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
82% of the 1497 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. DSGX: 1.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DSGX' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.91 Max: 7.05
Current: 1.9
0.2
7.05
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 3.29
DSGX's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. DSGX: 3.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
DSGX' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 3.28 Max: 6.75
Current: 3.29
2.18
6.75
Price/Graham Number 8.17
DSGX's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
91% of the 926 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. DSGX: 8.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DSGX' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 3.12 Max: 10.06
Current: 8.17
0.72
10.06
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.00
DSGX's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1833 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. DSGX: 2.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DSGX' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 2.4 Max: 11.4
Current: 2
1.2
11.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 23.20
DSGX's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 751 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.28 vs. DSGX: 23.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DSGX' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.4  Med: 17.45 Max: 25.4
Current: 23.2
-16.4
25.4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $199.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.31
Beta0.48
Short Percentage of Float0.17%
52-Week Range $15.01 - 22.90
Shares Outstanding (Mil)75.82

Analyst Estimate

Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 227 254
EPS ($) 0.84 0.97
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.84 0.97
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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