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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.12
EPIQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 2645 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EPIQ: 0.12 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 9999
Current: 0.12

0.01
9999
Equity to Asset 0.44
EPIQ's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 2564 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. EPIQ: 0.44 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.44

0.21
0.95
Interest Coverage 0.65
EPIQ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5615.56 vs. EPIQ: 0.65 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 122.42
Current: 0.65

0.07
122.42
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -3.03
WACC vs ROIC
4.70%
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
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.41
EPIQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 2614 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.77 vs. EPIQ: 3.41 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -4.47   Max: 36.22
Current: 3.41

-4.47
36.22
Net-margin (%) 0.57
EPIQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2614 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.77 vs. EPIQ: 0.57 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -6.73   Max: 21.51
Current: 0.57

-6.73
21.51
ROE (%) 0.83
EPIQ's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 2551 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.64 vs. EPIQ: 0.83 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -4.92   Max: 21.64
Current: 0.83

-4.92
21.64
ROA (%) 0.37
EPIQ's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 2658 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. EPIQ: 0.37 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.47   Max: 9.23
Current: 0.37

-3.47
9.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 9.11
EPIQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2628 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 31.00 vs. EPIQ: 9.11 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -15.06   Max: 215.01
Current: 9.11

-15.06
215.01
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 19.90
EPIQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EPIQ: 19.90 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -8.7   Max: 81.2
Current: 19.9

-8.7
81.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.80
EPIQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. EPIQ: -4.80 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -22   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

Q1 2014

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 25,613 sh (New)
David Dreman 128,001 sh (+3.10%)
John Keeley 164,840 sh (+1.42%)
John Hussman 30,000 sh (unchged)
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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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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 246.70
EPIQ's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 86.80 vs. EPIQ: 246.70 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.28   Max: 350.86
Current: 246.7

10.28
350.86
Forward P/E 17.67
EPIQ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
86% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 17.67 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 257.30
EPIQ's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
66% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 87.80 vs. EPIQ: 257.30 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 10.47   Max: 290.71
Current: 257.3

10.47
290.71
P/B 2.07
EPIQ's P/B is ranked higher than
76% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. EPIQ: 2.07 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.08   Max: 3.11
Current: 2.07

1.08
3.11
P/S 1.38
EPIQ's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. EPIQ: 1.38 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.88   Max: 4.88
Current: 1.38

0.88
4.88
PFCF 15.80
EPIQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 276.80 vs. EPIQ: 15.80 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.61   Max: 278.83
Current: 15.8

6.61
278.83
POCF 8.74
EPIQ's POCF is ranked higher than
90% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 33.50 vs. EPIQ: 8.74 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5   Max: 25.24
Current: 8.74

5
25.24
EV-to-EBIT 58.46
EPIQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
69% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 45.39 vs. EPIQ: 58.46 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -143.4   Max: 84.7
Current: 58.46

-143.4
84.7
PEG 31.00
EPIQ's PEG is ranked higher than
85% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 31.00 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 45.81
Current: 31

0.69
45.81
Shiller P/E 53.96
EPIQ's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
85% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 53.96 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 21.1   Max: 97.5
Current: 53.96

21.1
97.5
Current Ratio 3.27
EPIQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 2621 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. EPIQ: 3.27 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 19.89
Current: 3.27

0.25
19.89
Quick Ratio 3.27
EPIQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
83% of the 2621 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. EPIQ: 3.27 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 19.89
Current: 3.27

0.25
19.89
Days Sales Outstanding 100.75
EPIQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
65% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 87.85 vs. EPIQ: 100.75 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.35   Max: 115.45
Current: 100.75

46.35
115.45

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.00
EPIQ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
60% of the 1280 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. EPIQ: 2.00 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.99
Current: 2

0.27
2.99
Dividend Payout 4.81
EPIQ's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
75% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 4.81 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.21   Max: 30
Current: 4.81

0.21
30
Dividend growth (3y) 42.70
EPIQ's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
95% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EPIQ: 42.70 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 72.6
Current: 42.7

0
72.6
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.00
EPIQ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1312 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. EPIQ: 2.00 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.99
Current: 2

0.27
2.99
Share Buyback Rate 0.90
EPIQ's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 1775 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.40 vs. EPIQ: 0.90 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 17.8   Max: -56.4
Current: 0.9

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.02
EPIQ's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 1.02 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 10.45
Current: 1.02

0.68
10.45
Price/Median PS Value 0.64
EPIQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. EPIQ: 0.64 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 4.23
Current: 0.64

0.47
4.23
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 45.03
EPIQ's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 2972 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. EPIQ: 45.03 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 44.83
Current: 45.03

0.63
44.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.70
EPIQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
61% of the 2593 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. EPIQ: 1.70 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.2   Max: 14.9
Current: 1.7

1.2
14.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 9.31
EPIQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
70% of the 1076 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.78 vs. EPIQ: 9.31 )
EPIQ' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8.5   Max: 37.1
Current: 9.31

-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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