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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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Cash to Debt No Debt
GUID's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
95% of the 1911 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.22 vs. GUID: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
GUID' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 199.58 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset -0.02
GUID's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
95% of the 1754 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. GUID: -0.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
GUID' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.29  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.45
Current: -0.02
-0.29
0.45
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: -0.61
M-Score: -3.84
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 (%) -21.62
GUID's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.62 vs. GUID: -21.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
GUID' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.62  Med: -8 Max: -1.38
Current: -21.62
-21.62
-1.38
Net-margin (%) -21.87
GUID's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1856 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. GUID: -21.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
GUID' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.87  Med: -8.54 Max: -1.53
Current: -21.87
-21.87
-1.53
ROE (%) -271.60
GUID's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
97% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. GUID: -271.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
GUID' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -271.6  Med: -28.16 Max: -6.26
Current: -271.6
-271.6
-6.26
ROA (%) -29.43
GUID's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1909 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. GUID: -29.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
GUID' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.43  Med: -10.64 Max: -2.23
Current: -29.43
-29.43
-2.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -167.39
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1874 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.19 vs. GUID: -167.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
GUID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -167.39  Med: -62.52 Max: -14.37
Current: -167.39
-167.39
-14.37
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.10
GUID's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 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: 11.1 Max: 52
Current: -10.1
-10.1
52
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 85.40
GUID's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 1073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. GUID: 85.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
GUID' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.9  Med: 32.55 Max: 98.8
Current: 85.4
-48.9
98.8
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-11-04)


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2015

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

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Guidance Software Inc is a provider of digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase platform provides an investigative infrastructure to defend their organization's data assets.

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.

Ratios

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P/S 1.58
GUID's P/S is ranked higher than
60% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. GUID: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
GUID' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.78 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.58
0.58
5.83
Current Ratio 0.62
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. GUID: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GUID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.14 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.62
0.62
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.57
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. GUID: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GUID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.57
0.57
1.83
Days Inventory 26.68
GUID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
60% of the 1082 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.59 vs. GUID: 26.68 )
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: 26.68
2.43
26.76
Days Sales Outstanding 52.14
GUID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
68% of the 1452 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.71 vs. GUID: 52.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GUID' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 52.14  Med: 70.59 Max: 114.42
Current: 52.14
52.14
114.42
Days Payable 68.23
GUID's Days Payable is ranked higher than
67% of the 1288 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.61 vs. GUID: 68.23 )
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: 68.23
30.63
124.8

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -6.50
GUID's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.50 vs. GUID: -6.50 )
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: -6.15 Max: 0
Current: -6.5
-12
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 0.89
GUID's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 1562 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. GUID: 0.89 )
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: 2.98
Current: 0.89
0.58
2.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -12.91
GUID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
86% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GUID: -12.91 )
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 Max: 0
Current: -12.91
-15.48
0

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $107.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.81
Beta0.48
Short Percentage of Float9.32%
52-Week Range $3.27 - 6.86
Shares Outstanding (Mil)32.31

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 109 115 119 119
EPS ($) -0.25 -0.11 -0.03 -0.10
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.25 -0.11 -0.03 -0.10
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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