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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt 274.88
GUID's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
59% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. GUID: 274.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GUID' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 213.95 Max: No Debt
Current: 274.88
Equity to Asset 0.14
GUID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
93% of the 1735 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. GUID: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GUID' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.49  Med: 0.29 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.14
-1.49
0.45
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.30
M-Score: -3.45
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 : 3/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -13.14
GUID's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. GUID: -13.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GUID' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.28  Med: -8.00 Max: -1.38
Current: -13.14
-19.28
-1.38
Net-margin (%) -13.45
GUID's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. GUID: -13.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GUID' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.45  Med: -8.54 Max: -1.53
Current: -13.45
-19.45
-1.53
ROE (%) -99.55
GUID's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. GUID: -99.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GUID' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -101.29  Med: -28.16 Max: -6.26
Current: -99.55
-101.29
-6.26
ROA (%) -17.01
GUID's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. GUID: -17.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GUID' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.65  Med: -10.64 Max: -2.23
Current: -17.01
-22.65
-2.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -97.40
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.85 vs. GUID: -97.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GUID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -148.12  Med: -62.52 Max: -14.37
Current: -97.4
-148.12
-14.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
GUID's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. GUID: -10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GUID' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 11.10 Max: 52
Current: -10.1
-10.1
52
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 85.30
GUID's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. GUID: 85.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GUID' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.8  Med: 31.05 Max: 97.9
Current: 85.3
-48.8
97.9
» GUID's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-05)


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

GUID Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 160,200 sh (+50.00%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,451,707 sh (+12.81%)
Mario Gabelli 307,780 sh (-15.93%)
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Q2 2015

GUID Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 210,700 sh (+31.52%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,451,707 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 305,380 sh (-0.78%)
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Q3 2015

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 263,100 sh (+24.87%)
Mario Gabelli 305,380 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,451,707 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2015

GUID Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 273,800 sh (+4.07%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,585,315 sh (+3.00%)
Mario Gabelli 301,380 sh (-1.31%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 13.03
GUID's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. GUID: 13.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
GUID' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 8.33 Max: 20.51
Current: 13.03
1.61
20.51
P/S 1.26
GUID's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. GUID: 1.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GUID' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.79 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.26
0.58
5.83
POCF 45.71
GUID's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. GUID: 45.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
GUID' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.22  Med: 34.39 Max: 153.58
Current: 45.71
9.22
153.58
Current Ratio 0.84
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
89% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. GUID: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GUID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.16 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.84
0.7
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.80
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. GUID: 0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GUID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 1.12 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.8
0.7
1.83
Days Inventory 26.14
GUID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
58% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. GUID: 26.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GUID' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 17.04 Max: 26.76
Current: 26.14
2.43
26.76
Days Sales Outstanding 73.11
GUID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 70.19 vs. GUID: 73.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GUID' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 62.84  Med: 70.59 Max: 114.42
Current: 73.11
62.84
114.42
Days Payable 34.15
GUID's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.91 vs. GUID: 34.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GUID' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.63  Med: 53.75 Max: 124.8
Current: 34.15
30.63
124.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 7.10
GUID's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
87% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. GUID: 7.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
GUID' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.27  Med: 6.36 Max: 8.85
Current: 7.1
3.27
8.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.70
GUID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GUID: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
GUID' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.96
Current: 0.7
0.58
2.96
Price/Graham Number 2.53
GUID's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
62% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. GUID: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
GUID' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.17  Med: 4.90 Max: 16.83
Current: 2.53
3.17
16.83
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -10.95
GUID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. GUID: -10.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
GUID' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.48  Med: 0.00 Max: 0
Current: -10.95
-15.48
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More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $107
EPS $ -0.52
Beta1.09
Short Percentage of Float11.18%
52-Week Range $3.27 - 10.22
Shares Outstanding(Mil)30.61

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 111 115
EPS($) -0.20 -0.08
EPS without NRI($) -0.20 -0.08

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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