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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 205.42
GUID's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. GUID: 205.42 )
GUID' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.79   Max: No Debt
Current: 205.42

Equity to Asset 0.22
GUID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 2011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GUID: 0.22 )
GUID' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.29   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.22

-0.29
0.45
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.96
M-Score: -3.37
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 : 4/10

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Operating margin (%) -14.26
GUID's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. GUID: -14.26 )
GUID' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -27.83   Max: 3.81
Current: -14.26

-27.83
3.81
Net-margin (%) -13.86
GUID's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. GUID: -13.86 )
GUID' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -27.55   Max: 4.09
Current: -13.86

-27.55
4.09
ROE (%) -69.27
GUID's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. GUID: -69.27 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -68.19   Max: -6.26
Current: -69.27

-68.19
-6.26
ROA (%) -17.28
GUID's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. GUID: -17.28 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -110.89   Max: 9.64
Current: -17.28

-110.89
9.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -88.89
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. GUID: -88.89 )
GUID' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -148.53   Max: 55.89
Current: -88.89

-148.53
55.89
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 2.40
GUID's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. GUID: 2.40 )
GUID' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 2.4   Max: 52.5
Current: 2.4

2.4
52.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 60.70
GUID's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. GUID: 60.70 )
GUID' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -48.9   Max: 60.7
Current: 60.7

-48.9
60.7
» GUID's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2014

GUID Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 15,400 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 408,313 sh (+6.49%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,396,400 sh (+4.7%)
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Q3 2014

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 48,200 sh (+212.99%)
Mario Gabelli 423,375 sh (+3.69%)
PRIMECAP Management 3,430,300 sh (+1%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GUID

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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 $ 6.29-34%266125
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 123.21%$9.59 - $12.99 $ 6.29-44%118300
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 43.24%$10.41 - $12.21 $ 6.29-44%53000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 146.67%$9 - $11.4 $ 6.29-38%37000
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 36.36%$8.01 - $11.12 $ 6.29-31%15000
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$5.94 - $11.76 $ 6.29-30%11000
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Ratios

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P/B 9.83
GUID's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. GUID: 9.83 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 16.4
Current: 9.83

1.61
16.4
P/S 1.54
GUID's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. GUID: 1.54 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.93
Current: 1.54

0.58
5.93
Current Ratio 0.87
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
55% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. GUID: 0.87 )
GUID' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.87

0.69
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.82
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. GUID: 0.82 )
GUID' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 1.83
Current: 0.82

0.69
1.83

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/DCF (Projected) 5.77
GUID's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. GUID: 5.77 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 8.64
Current: 5.77

4.08
8.64
Price/Median PS Value 0.83
GUID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. GUID: 0.83 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.88
Current: 0.83

0.55
2.88
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -9.10
GUID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
53% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. GUID: -9.10 )
GUID' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: -9.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Guidance Software, Inc., was incorporated in California in November 1997 and reincorporated in Delaware in December 2006. The Company is a provider of digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase platform provides an investigative infrastructure that enables its customers to search, collect, and analyze electronically stored information in order to address human resources matters, litigation matters, allegations of fraud, suspicious network endpoint activity and defend their organization's data assets. Its products include EnCase Enterprise, EnCase eDiscovery, EnCase eDiscovery Review, EnCase Cybersecurity, EnCase Analytics, EnCase Forensic, and Tableau. EnCase Enterprise provides organizations with in-depth visibility into laptops, desktops, and file servers in order to conduct internal investigations and to quickly determine the root cause of suspicious network activity. EnCase Enterprise is used in a wide variety of circumstances, including investigations of allegations of fraud or misconduct, intellectual property theft, and corporate policy compliance. In addition, EnCase Enterprise serves as a platform on which more powerful electronic discovery (e-discovery) and cybersecurity products are built. EnCase eDiscovery is its enterprise-wide e-discovery solution addressing the end-to-end e-discovery needs of corporations and government agencies. EnCase eDiscovery Reviewis a cloud-based document review and production SaaS for corporations and law firms. EnCase Cybersecurity provides crucial IT security functionality to enterprises and government agencies through its incident response and sensitive data discovery capabilities. EnCase Analytics, a security intelligence product designed to derive insights from the data generated by endpoint activity. EnCase Forensic, the industry-standard computer investigation solution, enables forensic practitioners to conduct efficient, forensically sound digital data collection and investigations. Tableau product family of forensic hardware products including forensic duplicators, multiple write blockers and other hardware, complements its software to fulfill the needs of the computer forensic community. The Company currently markets software and services primarily through a direct sales organization complemented by an inside sales organization and an indirect sales channel. Its customers include government agencies and global corporations in a wide variety of industries such as financial and insurance services, technology, defense contracting, telecom, pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing and retail. The Company faces direct and indirect competition from other software companies, as well as other companies that provide training, consulting, and certification services in computer forensics.
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