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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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history
Cash to Debt 0.37
KEYW's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
85% of the 1886 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.32 vs. KEYW: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
KEYW' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.18 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.37
Equity to Asset 0.53
KEYW's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
60% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. KEYW: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
KEYW' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.49  Med: 0.65 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.53
0.49
0.93
Interest Coverage N/A
KEYW's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1440 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 170.42 vs. KEYW: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
KEYW' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: N/A  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: N/A
N/A
No Debt
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.70
M-Score: -3.43
WACC vs ROIC
6.17%
-3.92%
WACC
ROIC
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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -1.82
KEYW's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. KEYW: -1.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
KEYW' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.58  Med: -3.62 Max: 1.31
Current: -1.82
-8.58
1.31
Net-margin (%) -14.84
KEYW's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.18 vs. KEYW: -14.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
KEYW' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18.8  Med: -3.76 Max: 10.1
Current: -14.84
-18.8
10.1
ROE (%) -18.28
KEYW's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 1779 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.57 vs. KEYW: -18.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
KEYW' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.28  Med: -3.39 Max: 9.19
Current: -18.28
-21.28
9.19
ROA (%) -10.08
KEYW's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1887 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.71 vs. KEYW: -10.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
KEYW' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.74  Med: -2.52 Max: 8.01
Current: -10.08
-12.74
8.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -7.96
KEYW's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.72 vs. KEYW: -7.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
KEYW' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.64  Med: -16.5 Max: 210.2
Current: -7.96
-35.64
210.2
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 1.00
KEYW's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 1446 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. KEYW: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
KEYW' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 11.35 Max: 34.2
Current: 1
1
34.2
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

KEYW Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Chanos Sold Out
Ron Baron 1,122,319 sh (-31.03%)
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Q4 2015

KEYW Guru Trades in Q4 2015

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Ron Baron 47,319 sh (-95.78%)
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Q1 2016

KEYW Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 187,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 718,197 sh (+90.00%)
Ron Baron 72,319 sh (+52.83%)
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Q2 2016

KEYW Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Ron Baron 85,027 sh (+17.57%)
Chuck Royce 830,997 sh (+15.71%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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KEYW Holding Corp provides engineering services, cybersecurity and analytic products, and integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process, including collection, processing, analysis and impact.

KEYW Holding Corp was incorporated in Maryland in December 2009. It is a holding company and conducts its operations through The KEYW Corporation and Hexis Cyber Solutions, Inc. and their subsidiaries. The Company provides mission-critical cybersecurity, cyber superiority and geospatial intelligence solutions to U.S. Government defense, intelligence and national security agencies and commercial enterprises. Its core capabilities include solutions, services and products to support the collection, processing, analysis, use of intelligence data and information in the domains of cyberspace and geospace, and the protection of networks and related infrastructure. Its solutions are designed to respond to meet the critical needs for agile intelligence in the cyber age and to assist the U.S. government in national security priorities. The Company provides engineering services, cyber security and analytic products, and fully integrated platforms that support the entire intelligence process, including collection, processing, analysis and impact. Its platforms include a number of modified commercial turboprop aircraft for imagery and light detection and ranging (LIDAR), collection, products that it manufactures, as well as hardware and software that it integrates using the engineering services of its skilled and security-cleared workforce. Its Intelligence Community customers include the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Army Geospatial Center (AGC) and various other agencies within the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense (DoD). In addition, it provides its products and services to U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The Company's segments are: Government Solutions and Commercial Cyber Solutions. The Company competes either as prime contractor or as a subcontractor, depending on the requirements and scope of the project. In its government market, its competitors include both large competitors that offer services and capabilities and smaller boutique organizations that are focused on particular capabilities, solutions, and customers. The Company's larger competitors include divisions of large defense contractors such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation. It also faces competition from a number of large, well-established government contractors such as Science Applications International Corporation, CACI International, Inc. and others. The Company owns six patents, nine trademarks and two copyrights.

Guru Investment Theses on KEYW Holding Corp

Baron Funds Comments on The KEYW Holding Corp - Aug 10, 2016

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) is a government services company that specializes in cybersecurity and intelligence gathering applications. Shares have increased dramatically since fourth quarter earnings. At that time, the incoming CEO announced his strategic initiatives to drive growth in the core services business, and to stem operating losses and/or sell KEYW’s money losing commercial cybersecurity software business. In the second quarter, management executed against this strategy by completing the divestiture of the commercial software business, and by significantly increasing its backlog of government services business. This has started to unlock what he have always believed is the hidden value in the company. The market has finally recognized this as well, and the stock now trades at a more reasonable sector valuation.



From Baron Discovery Fund's second quarter 2016 commentary.





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Baron Funds Comments on The KEYW Holding Corp Guru stock highlight
The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) is a government services company that specializes in cybersecurity and intelligence gathering applications. Shares have increased dramatically since fourth quarter earnings. At that time, the incoming CEO announced his strategic initiatives to drive growth in the core services business, and to stem operating losses and/or sell KEYW’s money losing commercial cybersecurity software business. In the second quarter, management executed against this strategy by completing the divestiture of the commercial software business, and by significantly increasing its backlog of government services business. This has started to unlock what he have always believed is the hidden value in the company. The market has finally recognized this as well, and the stock now trades at a more reasonable sector valuation. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 1.85
KEYW's P/B is ranked higher than
66% of the 1688 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.73 vs. KEYW: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
KEYW' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.47 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.85
0.66
2.7
P/S 1.35
KEYW's P/S is ranked higher than
63% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. KEYW: 1.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
KEYW' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.53  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.82
Current: 1.35
0.53
2.82
PFCF 59.14
KEYW's PFCF is ranked lower than
81% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.51 vs. KEYW: 59.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
KEYW' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.72  Med: 57.68 Max: 247.17
Current: 59.14
21.72
247.17
POCF 21.24
KEYW's POCF is ranked lower than
59% of the 812 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.32 vs. KEYW: 21.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
KEYW' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13  Med: 25.23 Max: 132.53
Current: 21.24
13
132.53
EV-to-EBITDA 44.47
KEYW's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
83% of the 1273 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.69 vs. KEYW: 44.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
KEYW' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 20.4 Max: 76.9
Current: 44.47
3.8
76.9
Current Ratio 3.22
KEYW's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1716 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. KEYW: 3.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
KEYW' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.76  Med: 1.27 Max: 7.1
Current: 3.22
0.76
7.1
Quick Ratio 2.75
KEYW's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 1716 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.82 vs. KEYW: 2.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
KEYW' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.09 Max: 5.74
Current: 2.75
0.66
5.74
Days Inventory 30.15
KEYW's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 1075 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.37 vs. KEYW: 30.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
KEYW' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.93  Med: 22.72 Max: 56.66
Current: 30.15
16.93
56.66
Days Sales Outstanding 47.32
KEYW's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 1451 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.60 vs. KEYW: 47.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
KEYW' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.32  Med: 76.57 Max: 102.96
Current: 47.32
47.32
102.96
Days Payable 11.80
KEYW's Days Payable is ranked lower than
87% of the 1297 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.28 vs. KEYW: 11.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
KEYW' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.78  Med: 16.58 Max: 30.04
Current: 11.8
5.78
30.04

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.40
KEYW's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
57% of the 1153 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. KEYW: -3.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
KEYW' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.2  Med: -13.25 Max: -3.4
Current: -3.4
-44.2
-3.4

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.93
KEYW's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.76 vs. KEYW: 1.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
KEYW' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 1.4 Max: 1.93
Current: 1.93
1.04
1.93
Price/Median PS Value 0.95
KEYW's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
65% of the 1599 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. KEYW: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
KEYW' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.54  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.96
Current: 0.95
0.54
1.96
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.05
KEYW's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1819 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. KEYW: -1.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
KEYW' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.1  Med: 1 Max: 20.5
Current: -1.05
-1.1
20.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -26.90
KEYW's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 728 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.00 vs. KEYW: -26.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
KEYW' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.5  Med: -14.7 Max: 3.8
Current: -26.9
-31.5
3.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $308.8
EPS (TTM) $ -1.15
Beta0.86
Short Percentage of Float31.52%
52-Week Range $3.91 - 11.26
Shares Outstanding (Mil)40.96

Analyst Estimate


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Revenue (Mil $) 316 331
EPS ($) 0.08 0.16
EPS w/o NRI ($) 0.08 0.16
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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