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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.12
EPIQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
94% of the 1714 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.11 vs. EPIQ: 0.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.33 Max: N/A
Current: 0.12
Equity to Asset 0.44
EPIQ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
75% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. EPIQ: 0.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.69 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.44
0.21
0.95
Interest Coverage 0.65
EPIQ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
98% of the 1104 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. EPIQ: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07  Med: 5.65 Max: 122.42
Current: 0.65
0.07
122.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.04
M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
4.44%
2.62%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 3.41
EPIQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.08 vs. EPIQ: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.47  Med: 11.89 Max: 36.22
Current: 3.41
-4.47
36.22
Net-margin (%) 0.57
EPIQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1686 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. EPIQ: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.73  Med: 5.94 Max: 21.51
Current: 0.57
-6.73
21.51
ROE (%) 0.83
EPIQ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. EPIQ: 0.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.92  Med: 6.63 Max: 33.33
Current: 0.83
-4.92
33.33
ROA (%) 0.37
EPIQ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.09 vs. EPIQ: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.47  Med: 3.41 Max: 9.23
Current: 0.37
-3.47
9.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.13
EPIQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1699 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 22.78 vs. EPIQ: 9.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -18.03  Med: 39.39 Max: 215.63
Current: 9.13
-18.03
215.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.90
EPIQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 1285 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. EPIQ: 19.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7  Med: 19.90 Max: 81.2
Current: 19.9
-8.7
81.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.80
EPIQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1025 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EPIQ: -4.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22  Med: 16.70 Max: 70.8
Current: -4.8
-22
70.8
» EPIQ's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q2 2014

John Keeley 183,030 sh (+11.03%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
David Dreman Sold Out
John Hussman 15,000 sh (-50.00%)
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Q3 2014

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 23,151 sh (New)
John Hussman 15,000 sh (unchged)
John Keeley 158,030 sh (-13.66%)
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Q4 2014

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q4 2014

John Hussman Sold Out
John Keeley 132,300 sh (-16.28%)
Joel Greenblatt 12,373 sh (-46.56%)
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Q1 2015

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 51,900 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Keeley 119,030 sh (-10.03%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 232.73
EPIQ's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
92% of the 1110 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.60 vs. EPIQ: 232.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.28  Med: 36.91 Max: 350.86
Current: 232.73
10.28
350.86
Forward P/E 16.75
EPIQ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
62% of the 584 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.24 vs. EPIQ: 16.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 244.10
EPIQ's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. EPIQ: 244.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.47  Med: 37.45 Max: 290.71
Current: 244.1
10.47
290.71
P/B 1.95
EPIQ's P/B is ranked higher than
63% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. EPIQ: 1.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.65 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.95
1.08
3.11
P/S 1.30
EPIQ's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.46 vs. EPIQ: 1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88  Med: 2.13 Max: 4.88
Current: 1.3
0.88
4.88
PFCF 14.90
EPIQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 872 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 25.66 vs. EPIQ: 14.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.61  Med: 18.39 Max: 278.83
Current: 14.9
6.61
278.83
POCF 8.25
EPIQ's POCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 1096 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.67 vs. EPIQ: 8.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5  Med: 11.94 Max: 25.24
Current: 8.25
5
25.24
EV-to-EBIT 56.48
EPIQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
81% of the 1138 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.31 vs. EPIQ: 56.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -143.4  Med: 22.30 Max: 84.7
Current: 56.48
-143.4
84.7
PEG 29.41
EPIQ's PEG is ranked lower than
94% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. EPIQ: 29.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.95 Max: 45.81
Current: 29.41
0.69
45.81
Shiller P/E 50.87
EPIQ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
71% of the 690 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 30.83 vs. EPIQ: 50.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.1  Med: 39.81 Max: 97.5
Current: 50.87
21.1
97.5
Current Ratio 3.27
EPIQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. EPIQ: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.46 Max: 19.89
Current: 3.27
0.25
19.89
Quick Ratio 3.27
EPIQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1553 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. EPIQ: 3.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.46 Max: 19.89
Current: 3.27
0.25
19.89
Days Sales Outstanding 100.75
EPIQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
73% of the 1453 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 68.81 vs. EPIQ: 100.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 35.1  Med: 63.64 Max: 115.45
Current: 100.75
35.1
115.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 2.12
EPIQ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 1193 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. EPIQ: 2.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.98 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.12
0.27
2.99
Dividend Payout 4.81
EPIQ's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
98% of the 721 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. EPIQ: 4.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.73 Max: 30
Current: 4.81
0.21
30
Dividend growth (3y) 42.70
EPIQ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
92% of the 428 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EPIQ: 42.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 72.6
Current: 42.7
0
72.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.11
EPIQ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
58% of the 1224 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. EPIQ: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.98 Max: 2.99
Current: 2.11
0.27
2.99
Share Buyback Rate 0.90
EPIQ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 1080 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. EPIQ: 0.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 17.8  Med: -7.10 Max: -56.4
Current: 0.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.97
EPIQ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.72 vs. EPIQ: 0.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.10 Max: 10.45
Current: 0.97
0.68
10.45
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 31.07
EPIQ's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 92 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. EPIQ: 31.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
EPIQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1577 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. EPIQ: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.36 Max: 4.24
Current: 0.61
0.47
4.24
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 42.73
EPIQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. EPIQ: 42.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63  Med: 1.97 Max: 44.83
Current: 42.73
0.63
44.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.81
EPIQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1741 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. EPIQ: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.30 Max: 14.9
Current: 1.81
1.2
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 9.50
EPIQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.82 vs. EPIQ: 9.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EPIQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -8.5  Med: 20.20 Max: 37.1
Current: 9.5
-8.5
37.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Epiq Systems Inc was incorporated in the State of Missouri on July 13, 1988, and on July 15, 1988 acquired all of the assets of an unrelated predecessor corporation. The Company is a provider of integrated technology solutions for the legal profession. The Companys solutions streamline the administration of bankruptcy, litigation, financial transactions and regulatory compliance matters. It offers managed technology solutions for eDiscovery, document review, legal notification, claims administration and controlled disbursement of funds. Its clients include law firms, corporate legal departments, bankruptcy trustees, government agencies, mortgage processors, and financial institutions. The Companys business is organized into two reportable segments: the Technology segment and the Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment. The Companys Technology segment provides eDiscovery managed services and technology solutions comprised of consulting, collections and forensics, processing, search and review, production of documents and document review services to companies and the litigation departments of law firms. The Companys eDataMatrix software analyzes filters, deduplicates and produces documents for review. The Companys customers are corporations that use its products and services cooperatively with their legal counsel to manage the eDiscovery process for litigation, investigations, anti-trust filings and regulatory matters. Produced documents are made available mainly through a hosted environment utilizing its proprietary software DocuMatrix and third-party software which allows for efficient attorney review and data requests. Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment provides managed services and technology solutions that address the needs of its customers with respect to litigation, claims and project administration, compliance matters, controlled disbursements, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and class action proceedings. The Companys Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment provides managed services and technology solutions that address the needs of its customers with respect to litigation, claims and project administration, compliance matters, controlled disbursements, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy and class action proceedings. The Companys Technology segment, eDiscovery competes with companies such as, Kroll Ontrack, FTI Consulting, Inc., Huron Consulting Group Inc., The Dolan Company, Symantec Corporation, Recommind, Inc., Xerox and Autonomy. The Companys Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment, bankruptcy services competes with companies such as, Bankruptcy Management Solutions, Inc., which is a provider in Chapter 7 bankruptcy market. While in Chapter 11 bankruptcy market, the Company competes with Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC and The Garden City Group, Inc. In Chapter 13 market, the Companys main competitor is Bankruptcy Software Specialists, LLC. The Company is subject to regulati
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