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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
EPIQ's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
96% of the 1865 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. EPIQ: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EPIQ' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.22 Max: N/A
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.37
EPIQ's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1764 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. EPIQ: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EPIQ' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.37
0.21
0.95
Interest Coverage 1.23
EPIQ's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 1274 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 60.06 vs. EPIQ: 1.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
EPIQ' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 4.69 Max: 19.14
Current: 1.23
0.65
19.14
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.74
M-Score: -2.72
WACC vs ROIC
3.88%
0.67%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.65
EPIQ's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.89 vs. EPIQ: 4.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EPIQ' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.28  Med: 11.23 Max: 31.77
Current: 4.65
2.28
31.77
Net-margin (%) -2.40
EPIQ's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. EPIQ: -2.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EPIQ' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.19  Med: 4.95 Max: 15.67
Current: -2.4
-2.19
15.67
ROE (%) -4.39
EPIQ's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 1757 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.50 vs. EPIQ: -4.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EPIQ' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.77  Med: 3.95 Max: 21.64
Current: -4.39
-3.77
21.64
ROA (%) -1.69
EPIQ's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. EPIQ: -1.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EPIQ' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.54  Med: 2.57 Max: 8.78
Current: -1.69
-1.54
8.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 14.08
EPIQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.22 vs. EPIQ: 14.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EPIQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.68  Med: 38.27 Max: 215.63
Current: 14.08
6.68
215.63
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.20
EPIQ's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. EPIQ: 13.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EPIQ' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.2  Med: 20.40 Max: 46.4
Current: 13.2
-4.2
46.4
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -5.30
EPIQ's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 1170 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. EPIQ: -5.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EPIQ' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22  Med: 16.20 Max: 56.1
Current: -5.3
-22
56.1
» EPIQ's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-09-03)


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

Q2 2015

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Joel Greenblatt 13,327 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,800 sh (New)
Jim Simons 72,700 sh (+40.08%)
John Keeley 99,525 sh (-16.39%)
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Q3 2015

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mario Gabelli 15,250 sh (New)
John Keeley 128,150 sh (+28.76%)
Chuck Royce 2,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 66,000 sh (-9.22%)
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Q4 2015

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
John Keeley 114,070 sh (-10.99%)
Jim Simons 33,700 sh (-48.94%)
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Q1 2016

EPIQ Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 10,426 sh (New)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Keeley 104,000 sh (-8.83%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Information Technology Services
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Traded in other countries:EP8.Germany,
Epiq Systems Inc provides technology-enabled solutions for the legal profession. Its solutions are designed to streamline the administration of bankruptcy, litigation, investigations, financial transactions and regulatory compliance matters.

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 Company's 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 Company's business is organized into two reportable segments: the Technology segment and the Bankruptcy and Settlement Administration segment. The Company's 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 Company's eDataMatrix software analyzes filters, deduplicates and produces documents for review. The Company's 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 Company's 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 Company's 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 Company's 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 Company's main competitor is Bankruptcy Software Specialists, LLC. The Company is subject to

Ratios

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Forward P/E 19.69
EPIQ's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
67% of the 353 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 21.51 vs. EPIQ: 19.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 1.99
EPIQ's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1976 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. EPIQ: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EPIQ' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.63 Max: 3.21
Current: 1.99
1.08
3.21
P/S 1.05
EPIQ's P/S is ranked higher than
73% of the 2022 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. EPIQ: 1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EPIQ' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.78 Max: 4.9
Current: 1.05
0.75
4.9
PFCF 14.42
EPIQ's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. EPIQ: 14.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EPIQ' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.61  Med: 18.53 Max: 298.75
Current: 14.42
6.61
298.75
POCF 8.91
EPIQ's POCF is ranked higher than
83% of the 946 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.33 vs. EPIQ: 8.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EPIQ' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.99  Med: 11.55 Max: 25.28
Current: 8.91
4.99
25.28
EV-to-EBIT 37.01
EPIQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
74% of the 1333 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.49 vs. EPIQ: 37.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
EPIQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.3  Med: 25.40 Max: 84.1
Current: 37.01
-58.3
84.1
EV-to-EBITDA 11.66
EPIQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
57% of the 1449 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. EPIQ: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EPIQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.1  Med: 10.60 Max: 71.6
Current: 11.66
5.1
71.6
Shiller P/E 42.17
EPIQ's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
52% of the 286 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 36.60 vs. EPIQ: 42.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
EPIQ' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.86  Med: 41.79 Max: 84.79
Current: 42.17
28.86
84.79
Current Ratio 2.88
EPIQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. EPIQ: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EPIQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.47 Max: 19.89
Current: 2.88
0.25
19.89
Quick Ratio 2.88
EPIQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. EPIQ: 2.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EPIQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: 2.47 Max: 19.89
Current: 2.88
0.25
19.89
Days Sales Outstanding 104.36
EPIQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
75% of the 1493 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 68.62 vs. EPIQ: 104.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EPIQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 53.84  Med: 89.59 Max: 115.45
Current: 104.36
53.84
115.45
Days Payable 31.78
EPIQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 1346 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 43.98 vs. EPIQ: 31.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EPIQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 27.53  Med: 38.34 Max: 47.95
Current: 31.78
27.53
47.95

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.20
EPIQ's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 1185 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. EPIQ: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
EPIQ' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 2.10 Max: 4.05
Current: 2.2
0.27
4.05
Dividend Growth (3y) 12.20
EPIQ's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
58% of the 565 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. EPIQ: 12.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
EPIQ' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 72.6
Current: 12.2
0
72.6
Forward Dividend Yield 2.20
EPIQ's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
61% of the 1090 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. EPIQ: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.75
EPIQ's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. EPIQ: 11.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
EPIQ' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.44  Med: 11.21 Max: 21.63
Current: 11.75
1.44
21.63
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.50
EPIQ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1141 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. EPIQ: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
EPIQ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: -7.50 Max: 0.7
Current: -1.5
-18
0.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Projected FCF 0.95
EPIQ's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 929 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. EPIQ: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
EPIQ' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.57
Current: 0.95
0.69
4.57
Price/Median PS Value 0.59
EPIQ's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 1860 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. EPIQ: 0.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EPIQ' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.53 Max: 5.02
Current: 0.59
0.49
5.02
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 2.74
EPIQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 2116 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. EPIQ: 2.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EPIQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 3.90 Max: 15
Current: 2.74
1.2
15
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.66
EPIQ's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 726 Companies
in the Global Information Technology Services industry.

( Industry Median: 10.04 vs. EPIQ: 5.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
EPIQ' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.8  Med: 17.30 Max: 29.6
Current: 5.66
-5.8
29.6

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $571.7
EPS (TTM) $ -0.37
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float7.22%
52-Week Range $10.50 - 16.83
Shares Outstanding (Mil)37.92

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 598 634
EPS ($) 0.83 1.01
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.83 1.01
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
10.00%
Dividends Per Share ($)
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EPIQ Systems Inc. (EPIQ) Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner Tom W Olofson sells 82,500 Shares Dec 16 2010 
EPIQ Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 28 2010 
EPIQ Systems Inc. (EPIQ) Chairman & CEO, 10% Owner Tom W Olofson sells 125,000 Shares Aug 04 2010 

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