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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 : 9/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
QBAK's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 2488 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 4.04 vs. QBAK: No Debt )
QBAK' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: No Debt   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.72
QBAK's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 2478 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. QBAK: 0.72 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.69   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.72

0.69
0.97
Interest Coverage No Debt
QBAK's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
92% of the 1547 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 76.29 vs. QBAK: No Debt )
QBAK' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 9999.99   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.42
M-Score: -4.06
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -82.35
QBAK's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2464 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.42 vs. QBAK: -82.35 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -82.35   Max: 25.75
Current: -82.35

-82.35
25.75
Net-margin (%) -81.97
QBAK's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. QBAK: -81.97 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -81.97   Max: 15.8
Current: -81.97

-81.97
15.8
ROE (%) -70.28
QBAK's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 2428 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.17 vs. QBAK: -70.28 )
QBAK' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -70.28   Max: 34.24
Current: -70.28

-70.28
34.24
ROA (%) -51.28
QBAK's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 2466 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. QBAK: -51.28 )
QBAK' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -51.28   Max: 30.78
Current: -51.28

-51.28
30.78
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1189.83
QBAK's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 2460 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 10.23 vs. QBAK: -1189.83 )
QBAK' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1189.83   Max: 84.61
Current: -1189.83

-1189.83
84.61
Revenue Growth (%) -6.20
QBAK's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. QBAK: -6.20 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -19.4   Max: -1.6
Current: -6.2

-19.4
-1.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 46.00
QBAK's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. QBAK: 46.00 )
QBAK' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -64.5   Max: 49.4
Current: 46

-64.5
49.4
EPS Growth (%) 50.40
QBAK's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1124 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. QBAK: 50.40 )
QBAK' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -63.2   Max: 50.4
Current: 50.4

-63.2
50.4
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Ratios

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industry
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P/B 1.60
QBAK's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 2370 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. QBAK: 1.60 )
QBAK' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.6

0.54
1.7
P/S 1.70
QBAK's P/S is ranked lower than
64% of the 2534 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 0.91 vs. QBAK: 1.70 )
QBAK' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 2.6
Current: 1.7

1.04
2.6
EV-to-EBIT 333.30
QBAK's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
84% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 15.73 vs. QBAK: 333.30 )
QBAK' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 216.2   Max: 301.9
Current: 333.3

216.2
301.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 4.20
QBAK's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
77% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. QBAK: 4.20 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.38   Max: 7.28
Current: 4.2

1.38
7.28
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.40
QBAK's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 941 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. QBAK: 2.40 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 4.91
Current: 2.4

1.09
4.91
Price/Tangible Book 1.60
QBAK's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
58% of the 2297 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. QBAK: 1.60 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.67   Max: 3.77
Current: 1.6

0.67
3.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.00
QBAK's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
76% of the 2361 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. QBAK: 1.00 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 1.51
Current: 1

0.68
1.51
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.30
QBAK's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
80% of the 2081 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. QBAK: 0.30 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 0.5
Current: 0.3

0.3
0.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 21.94
QBAK's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
89% of the 1318 Companies
in the Global Electronic Components industry.

( Industry Median: 3.15 vs. QBAK: 21.94 )
QBAK' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -19   Max: 1.1
Current: 21.94

-19
1.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronic Components
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Traded in other countries:QST.Germany
Qualstar Corporation was incorporated in California in 1984. The Company develops and manufactures IBM compatible 9-track reel-to-reel tape drives for the personal computer and workstation marketplaces. Since 1995, it has focused its efforts on designing, developing, manufacturing and selling automated magnetic tape libraries used to store, retrieve and manage electronic data mainly in the network computing environment. The Company has two operating segments Tape libraries and power supplies. Tape libraries consist of cartridge tape drives, tape cartridges and robotics to move the cartridges from their storage locations to the tape drives under software control. Its tape libraries provide data storage solutions for organizations requiring backup, recovery and archival storage of critical data. The Company's products are compatible with commonly used operating systems, including UNIX, Windows, and Linux. Its tape libraries are also compatible with a wide range of storage management software packages, such as those supplied by CA Technologies, EMC, IBM, Symantec, CommVault Systems and Quest Software. The Company design, manufacture and sell high efficiency open-frame switching power supplies. Its power supplies are used to convert common alternating current (AC) line voltages found in buildings to direct current (DC) voltages that are needed internally to operate electronic equipment. The Company also manufactures and sells a series of DC-to-DC power supplies that convert one DC voltage to another DC voltage. Power supplies provided by its N2Power division are utilized within its tape library products as well as sold to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers for incorporation into their products. N2Power products are sold under the N2Power brand name as well as under a private label brand name through independent sales representatives and distributors. The Company sells its tape libraries worldwide, primarily to value added resellers. These customers typically integrate its tape libraries with software from third party vendors and related hardware such as servers and network components to provide complete storage solutions, which are then sold to end users. The Company configures its libraries based on each customer's individual requirements, with a normal delivery time of one to five working days. The Company's competitors in Tape Libraries segment include Oracle Corporation, Quantum Corporation, Overland Storage, Inc., and SpectraLogic Corporation. And in Power supplies segment its competitors include TDK Lambda, Digital Power, Emerson XP Power and Power-One.

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