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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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Cash-to-Debt 3.11
GUID's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 1921 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.13 vs. GUID: 3.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GUID' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 178.9 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.11
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: -0.38
Beneish M-Score: -3.36
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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Operating Margin % -18.62
GUID's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
82% of the 1862 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.84 vs. GUID: -18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GUID' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.28  Med: -11.69 Max: -1.38
Current: -18.62
-19.28
-1.38
Net Margin % -18.77
GUID's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
80% of the 1863 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. GUID: -18.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GUID' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.45  Med: -12.52 Max: -1.53
Current: -18.77
-19.45
-1.53
ROE % -731.37
GUID's ROE % is ranked lower than
99% of the 1803 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. GUID: -731.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
GUID' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -371.08  Med: -40.44 Max: -6.26
Current: -731.37
-371.08
-6.26
ROA % -27.13
GUID's ROA % is ranked lower than
85% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.92 vs. GUID: -27.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GUID' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.48  Med: -15.26 Max: -2.23
Current: -27.13
-26.48
-2.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -162.00
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
81% of the 1883 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.13 vs. GUID: -162.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GUID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -167.36  Med: -74.91 Max: -14.37
Current: -162
-167.36
-14.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.60
GUID's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
73% of the 1454 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GUID: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 4.6 Max: 52
Current: -3.6
-10.1
52
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.60
GUID's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
64% of the 1210 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. GUID: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.6 Max: 95.7
Current: 0.6
0
95.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.60
GUID's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 1098 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. GUID: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.9  Med: 17 Max: 98.8
Current: -4.6
-48.9
98.8
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 305,900 sh (+11.72%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,585,315 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 295,087 sh (-2.09%)
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Q2 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 342,500 sh (+11.96%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,582,115 sh (-0.07%)
Mario Gabelli 290,880 sh (-1.43%)
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Q3 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 371,300 sh (+8.41%)
Mario Gabelli 290,880 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,582,115 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 385,700 sh (+3.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,661,615 sh (+1.74%)
Mario Gabelli 284,680 sh (-2.13%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:ZTT.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Guidance Software Inc is a technology company and a provider of forensic security solutions, providing endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis.

Guidance Software is a leading vendor of computer forensic investigation technology. Customers use the company's products and services to proactively identify misuse of electronic documents and databases, as well as for forensic analysis of compromised digital information. Guidance counts about half the Fortune 100 companies and more than a thousand law enforcement agencies as its customers. The company derives more than 20% of its revenues from overseas sales.

Ratios

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Forward PE Ratio 18.62
GUID's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. GUID: 18.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PS Ratio 1.60
GUID's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1780 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.34 vs. GUID: 1.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GUID' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.78 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.6
0.58
5.83
EV-to-EBIT -9.06
GUID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1770 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.68 vs. GUID: -9.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GUID' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -207.6  Med: -14.2 Max: -2.6
Current: -9.06
-207.6
-2.6
EV-to-EBITDA -12.08
GUID's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.76 vs. GUID: -12.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GUID' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -416.6  Med: -13.1 Max: 3512.3
Current: -12.08
-416.6
3512.3
Current Ratio 0.69
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. GUID: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GUID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.69
0.69
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.65
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. GUID: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GUID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.65
0.65
1.83
Days Inventory 26.88
GUID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
59% of the 1086 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.20 vs. GUID: 26.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GUID' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 18.09 Max: 26.88
Current: 26.88
2.43
26.88
Days Sales Outstanding 73.44
GUID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
54% of the 1492 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.98 vs. GUID: 73.44 )
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: 99.74
Current: 73.44
62.84
99.74
Days Payable 51.89
GUID's Days Payable is ranked higher than
56% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.37 vs. GUID: 51.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GUID' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.63  Med: 52.78 Max: 76.12
Current: 51.89
30.63
76.12

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.80
GUID's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
58% of the 1148 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. GUID: -3.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
GUID' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12  Med: -5.8 Max: 0
Current: -3.8
-12
0

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.89
GUID's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
75% of the 1498 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. GUID: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GUID' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.98
Current: 0.89
0.58
2.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -11.02
GUID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
86% of the 2521 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.23 vs. GUID: -11.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GUID' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -15.9  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -11.02
-15.9
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $110.5
EPS (TTM) $ -0.71
Beta0.95
Short Percentage of Float1.19%
52-Week Range $4.52 - 7.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.66

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 116 122 124
EPS ($) 0.31 0.35 0.35
EPS without NRI ($) 0.31 0.35 0.35
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
25.00%
Dividends per Share ($)
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
Primecap Management Increases Positions in Guidance Software Inc. Jul 06 2011 
GUIDANCE SOFTWARE, INC. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 04 2010 
GUIDANCE SOFTWARE, INC. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 05 2009 
GUIDANCE SOFTWARE, INC. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 10 2009 

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