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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 109.45
GUID's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.64 vs. GUID: 109.45 )
GUID' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1.59   Max: No Debt
Current: 109.45

Equity to Asset 0.27
GUID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
61% of the 1589 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GUID: 0.27 )
GUID' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -1.49   Max: 0.45
Current: 0.27

-1.49
0.45
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.88
M-Score: -3.90
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 (%) -19.28
GUID's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1604 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.48 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
58% of the 1602 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.67 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
64% of the 1564 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.77 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
61% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.63 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
58% of the 1600 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.96 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 1208 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 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
93% of the 892 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. GUID: 60.70 )
GUID' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -48.9   Max: 60.7
Current: 60.7

-48.9
60.7
» GUID's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

GUID Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 12,500 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 118,300 sh (+123.21%)
PRIMECAP Management 2,684,100 sh (+5.92%)
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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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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 $ 9.480%266125
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 123.21%$9.59 - $12.99 $ 9.48-15%118300
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Add 43.24%$10.41 - $12.21 $ 9.48-16%53000
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Add 146.67%$9 - $11.4 $ 9.48-7%37000
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Add 36.36%$8.01 - $11.12 $ 9.484%15000
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$5.94 - $11.76 $ 9.486%11000
PRIMECAP Management 2011-03-31 Add 21.36%0.01%$6.68 - $8.71 $ 9.4826%2163900
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Ratios

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P/B 11.20
GUID's P/B is ranked lower than
77% of the 1504 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. GUID: 11.20 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.61   Max: 14.17
Current: 11.2

1.61
14.17
P/S 2.20
GUID's P/S is ranked lower than
51% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. GUID: 2.20 )
GUID' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 5.81
Current: 2.2

0.58
5.81
EV-to-EBIT 7.80
GUID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
87% of the 1278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. GUID: 7.80 )
GUID' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 46.9   Max: 995
Current: 7.8

46.9
995

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 6.70
GUID's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
76% of the 753 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. GUID: 6.70 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.08   Max: 7.16
Current: 6.7

4.08
7.16
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
GUID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
51% of the 1516 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. GUID: 1.20 )
GUID' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.55   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.2

0.55
2.82
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -0.05
GUID's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. GUID: -0.05 )
GUID' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.6   Max: 1.3
Current: -0.05

-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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