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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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Cash to Debt 166.12
GUID's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
70% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. GUID: 166.12 )
GUID' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.79   Max: No Debt
Current: 166.12

Equity to Asset 0.24
GUID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GUID: 0.24 )
GUID' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.24

-0.29
0.45
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 1.24
M-Score: -4.32
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -19.28
GUID's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. GUID: -19.28 )
GUID' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.83   Max: 3.81
Current: -19.28

-27.83
3.81
Net-margin (%) -19.45
GUID's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GUID: -19.45 )
GUID' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.55   Max: 4.09
Current: -19.45

-27.55
4.09
ROE (%) -89.43
GUID's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
62% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. GUID: -89.43 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -89.43   Max: -5.08
Current: -89.43

-89.43
-5.08
ROA (%) -24.09
GUID's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. GUID: -24.09 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -80.49   Max: 7.51
Current: -24.09

-80.49
7.51
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -115.40
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. GUID: -115.40 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -115.4   Max: 53.05
Current: -115.4

-115.4
53.05
Revenue Growth (%) 2.40
GUID's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1378 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. GUID: 2.40 )
GUID' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 52.5
Current: 2.4

2.4
52.5
EPS Growth (%) 60.70
GUID's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1064 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. GUID: 60.70 )
GUID' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.9   Max: 60.7
Current: 60.7

-48.9
60.7
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

GUID Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 41,400 sh (+231.2%)
Mario Gabelli 266,125 sh (+124.96%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,790,000 sh (+3.95%)
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Q3 2013

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Mario Gabelli 300,575 sh (+12.95%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,871,000 sh (+2.9%)
Jim Simons 15,600 sh (-62.32%)
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Q4 2013

GUID Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Mario Gabelli 350,513 sh (+16.61%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,884,502 sh (+0.47%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Q1 2014

GUID Guru Trades in Q1 2014

PRIMECAP Management 3,244,000 sh (+12.46%)
Mario Gabelli 383,413 sh (+9.39%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GUID

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 124.96%0.01%$8.41 - $10.82 $ 7.88-17%266125
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 123.21%$9.59 - $12.99 $ 7.88-29%118300
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 43.24%$10.41 - $12.21 $ 7.88-30%53000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 146.67%$9 - $11.4 $ 7.88-23%37000
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 36.36%$8.01 - $11.12 $ 7.88-14%15000
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$5.94 - $11.76 $ 7.88-12%11000
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Ratios

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P/B 11.26
GUID's P/B is ranked lower than
55% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. GUID: 11.26 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 16.4
Current: 11.26

1.61
16.4
P/S 1.88
GUID's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. GUID: 1.88 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.81
Current: 1.88

0.58
5.81
EV-to-EBIT -9.86
GUID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 35.24 vs. GUID: -9.86 )
GUID' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 46.9   Max: 995
Current: -9.86

46.9
995
Current Ratio 0.80
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. GUID: 0.80 )
GUID' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.8

0.69
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.77
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. GUID: 0.77 )
GUID' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.77

0.69
1.83

Valuation & Return

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Price/DCF (Projected) 5.63
GUID's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
77% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. GUID: 5.63 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 8.55
Current: 5.63

4.08
8.55
Price/Median PS Value 0.99
GUID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
80% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. GUID: 0.99 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 2.79
Current: 0.99

0.54
2.79
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.17
GUID's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.86 vs. GUID: -0.17 )
GUID' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 1.3
Current: -0.17

-0.6
1.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Guidance Software, Inc was incorporated in California in November 1997. It is a global provider of digital investigative solutions. The Company's EnCase platform provides an investigative infrastructure that allows its customers the capability to digitally investigate human resources matters, allegations of fraud, suspicious network endpoint activity and defend their organization's data assets with its forensically sound solutions. It has four operating segments: Products segment; Professional services segment; Training Division; and Maintenance segment. Products segment includes EnCase Enterprise, EnCase Forensic, Premium License Support Program, and hardware sales. EnCase Enterprise provides an investigative platform that enables an organization to search, collect, preserve and analyze data on the servers, desktops and laptops across the network. EnCase Enterprise enables organizations to respond to electronic discovery requests and conduct internal investigations, including human resources-related or focused on compliance or fraud. EnCase Forensic software is the industry tool for searching, collecting, preserving and analyzing computer forensic data and authenticating such data in court. EnCase Forensic enables an investigator to conduct the full array of forensic functions on a single machine while preserving the integrity of the evidence for future use in court. Professional services segment provides various consulting services to its clients, including eDiscovery, network security incident response, civil/criminal digital investigation and implementation services. In addition, it offers certain packaged services based on the specific needs of its customers, including its government customers. It has security clearances that enable it to better service its Department of Defense customers. Through eDiscovery Services it offers complete end to end eDiscovery consulting and project management services, from litigation hold to the production of files for attorney review. The Company's Training Division trains thousands of students per year in computer forensics principles and the use of its EnCase. It provides an array of training courses on topics such as computer forensics, digital investigations, the proper use of its software products and the EnScript programming language, which teach its customers' IT and data security professionals the basic principles of computer forensics, train them on the basic and advanced capabilities of its software products and teach them to write EnScript programs. Maintenance segment is related revenue and costs. It sells its product offerings directly to customers using its direct geographic and account-based sales representatives, its inside-sales staff, and indirectly through third-party value-added resellers. The Company's customers include government agencies and global corporations in a variety of industries such as financial and insurance services, technology, defense contracting, telecom
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