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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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
QLYS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
83% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. QLYS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
QLYS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.59  Med: 5201.99 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset 0.61
QLYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
51% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. QLYS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
QLYS' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.94  Med: 0.54 Max: 0.61
Current: 0.61
-0.94
0.61
Interest Coverage 1446.47
QLYS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 56.54 vs. QLYS: 1446.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
QLYS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.5  Med: 34.68 Max: 4134.33
Current: 1446.47
6.5
4134.33
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 5.78
M-Score: -3.15
WACC vs ROIC
12.05%
141.48%
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 : 7/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 15.88
QLYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. QLYS: 15.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
QLYS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 3.55 Max: 15.1
Current: 15.88
1.85
15.1
Net-margin (%) 10.20
QLYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. QLYS: 10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
QLYS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.29  Med: 2.53 Max: 22.64
Current: 10.2
1.29
22.64
ROE (%) 9.57
QLYS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 1750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.66 vs. QLYS: 9.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
QLYS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.67  Med: 12.97 Max: 23.73
Current: 9.57
1.67
23.73
ROA (%) 5.80
QLYS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 1843 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. QLYS: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
QLYS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.89  Med: 5.44 Max: 13.36
Current: 5.8
0.89
13.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 91.17
QLYS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.47 vs. QLYS: 91.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
QLYS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.51  Med: 34.70 Max: 84.65
Current: 91.17
10.51
84.65
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 10.10
QLYS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. QLYS: 10.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QLYS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 4.50 Max: 10.1
Current: 10.1
2.6
10.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 41.50
QLYS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. QLYS: 41.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QLYS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.6  Med: 18.90 Max: 41.5
Current: 41.5
12.6
41.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 73.10
QLYS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 1055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. QLYS: 73.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
QLYS' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 73.1  Med: 77.80 Max: 256.3
Current: 73.1
73.1
256.3
» QLYS's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-03)


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

Q2 2015

QLYS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ron Baron 111,632 sh (+176.32%)
Chuck Royce 213,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Chanos Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 10,892 sh (-35.68%)
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Q3 2015

QLYS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Joel Greenblatt 59,731 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,501 sh (+42.32%)
Ron Baron 149,379 sh (+33.81%)
Chuck Royce 188,000 sh (-11.74%)
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Q4 2015

QLYS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 101,000 sh (New)
Ron Baron 138,450 sh (-7.32%)
Chuck Royce 132,000 sh (-29.79%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,403 sh (-39.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 17,411 sh (-70.85%)
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Q1 2016

QLYS Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 422,400 sh (+318.22%)
Joel Greenblatt 23,111 sh (+32.74%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Ron Baron 40,000 sh (-71.11%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Qualys Inc provides cloud security & compliance solutions to organizations identifying security risks to their IT infrastructures, to protect their IT systems from cyber-attacks & achieve compliance with internal policies & external regulations.

Qualys Inc., was incorporated in the state of Delaware on December 30, 1999. The Company is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their IT infrastructures, help protect their IT systems and applications from ever-evolving cyber attacks and achieve compliance with internal policies and external regulations. On October 3, 2012, the Company completed its initial public offering. Its cloud solutions addresses the growing securities and compliances complexities and risks that are amplified by the dissolving boundaries between internal and external IT infrastructures and web environments, the rapid adoption of cloud computing and the proliferation of geographically dispersed IT assets. The Company's integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its QualysGuard Cloud Platform enables its customers to identify their IT assets, collect and analyze large amounts of IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend remediation actions and verify the implementation of such actions. The Company markets and sells its solutions to enterprises, government entities and to small and medium-sized businesses across a range of industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology and utilities. It also markets and sells its IT security and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners. It delivers 24x7x365 customer support from centers located in Redwood City, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Slough, United Kingdom. The Company competes with public companies, such as Barracuda Networks, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Imperva, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation, McAfee, Inc. (a subsidiary of Intel Corporation) and Symantec Corporation, as well as private security providers including BeyondTrust Software, Inc., nCircle Network Security, Inc., NetIQ Corporation, Rapid7 LLC, Tenable Network Security, Inc. and Trustwave Holdings, Inc.

Guru Investment Theses on Qualys Inc

Baron Funds Comments on Qualys - Feb 25, 2016

Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) provides cybersecurity software that is delivered through the Internet “cloud.” Unlike nearly all of its competito rs, Qualys earns substantial free cash flow, has a solid balance sheet and earns all of its revenues through recurring subscriptions. Its customers cover the majority of the Fortune 100, and it has an industry leading retention rate. Much of its current business is to provide vulnerability management (VM) services to customers by scanning all of the equipment attached to a network to ensure that software is updated and potential security issues are fixed. This business is growing 18-20% per year. Qualys has about 20% of the VM market, is the only cloud-based provider (which makes updates and software management seamless), and has an opportunity to convert the 60% of the market that is using unsupported legacy software from vendors that are slowly leaving the business. It is also adding new products that scan web applications, provide firewalls for these applications and protect devices that are not always connected to the network (such as mobile devices). This part of the business is growing 40%, leading to topline growth for the whole company of 20–25% per year. Free cash flow is growing 30% plus, and shares trade at only 17 times this year’s and 12 times next year’s free cash flow excluding balance sheet cash. Since the end of the quarter, we have pared our position. While we still believe in our investment thesis, the company’s CFO left rather suddenly in January. Despite the fact that the company reiterated its prior guidance, we would rather not have such a large position in a period of such uncertainty.



From Baron Discover Fund's fourth quarter 2015 commentary.



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Baron Funds Comments on Qualys Guru stock highlight
Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ:QLYS) provides cybersecurity software that is delivered through the Internet “cloud.” Unlike nearly all of its competito rs, Qualys earns substantial free cash flow, has a solid balance sheet and earns all of its revenues through recurring subscriptions. Its customers cover the majority of the Fortune 100, and it has an industry leading retention rate. Much of its current business is to provide vulnerability management (VM) services to customers by scanning all of the equipment attached to a network to ensure that software is updated and potential security issues are fixed. This business is growing 18-20% per year. Qualys has about 20% of the VM market, is the only cloud-based provider (which makes updates and software management seamless), and has an opportunity to convert the 60% of the market that is using unsupported legacy software from vendors that are slowly leaving the business. It is also adding new products that scan web applications, provide firewalls for these applications and protect devices that are not always connected to the network (such as mobile devices). This part of the business is growing 40%, leading to topline growth for Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 64.95
QLYS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.35 vs. QLYS: 64.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
QLYS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.57  Med: 199.63 Max: 1184.17
Current: 64.95
30.57
1184.17
Forward P/E 30.96
QLYS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
77% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. QLYS: 30.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 64.95
QLYS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. QLYS: 64.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
QLYS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.51  Med: 223.76 Max: 743.08
Current: 64.95
30.51
743.08
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 18.66
QLYS's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
60% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. QLYS: 18.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
QLYS' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.11  Med: 21.50 Max: 30.34
Current: 18.66
15.11
30.34
P/B 5.06
QLYS's P/B is ranked lower than
69% of the 1881 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.72 vs. QLYS: 5.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
QLYS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.65  Med: 6.81 Max: 11.3
Current: 5.06
3.65
11.3
P/S 6.71
QLYS's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 1924 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. QLYS: 6.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
QLYS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.21  Med: 7.20 Max: 14.35
Current: 6.71
1.21
14.35
PFCF 21.23
QLYS's PFCF is ranked higher than
57% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.07 vs. QLYS: 21.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
QLYS' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.85  Med: 43.48 Max: 101.64
Current: 21.23
11.85
101.64
POCF 15.93
QLYS's POCF is ranked higher than
55% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. QLYS: 15.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
QLYS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.21  Med: 24.39 Max: 55.68
Current: 15.93
5.21
55.68
EV-to-EBIT 31.36
QLYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
69% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. QLYS: 31.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
QLYS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25  Med: 140.40 Max: 453.6
Current: 31.36
25
453.6
EV-to-EBITDA 20.31
QLYS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
64% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. QLYS: 20.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
QLYS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 15.8  Med: 45.00 Max: 80.8
Current: 20.31
15.8
80.8
PEG 2.13
QLYS's PEG is ranked lower than
55% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. QLYS: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
QLYS' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: N/A
Current: 2.13
Current Ratio 2.18
QLYS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
55% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. QLYS: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
QLYS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.18
Current: 2.18
0.82
2.18
Quick Ratio 2.18
QLYS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. QLYS: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
QLYS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.18
Current: 2.18
0.82
2.18
Days Sales Outstanding 89.47
QLYS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
68% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.92 vs. QLYS: 89.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
QLYS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 90.15  Med: 96.63 Max: 99.38
Current: 89.47
90.15
99.38
Days Payable 45.38
QLYS's Days Payable is ranked higher than
52% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.86 vs. QLYS: 45.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
QLYS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.51  Med: 40.28 Max: 71.34
Current: 45.38
25.51
71.34

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 14.47
QLYS's Price/Net Cash is ranked lower than
57% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.62 vs. QLYS: 14.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
QLYS' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.74  Med: 32.96 Max: 96.29
Current: 14.47
11.74
96.29
Price/Net Current Asset Value 8.63
QLYS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 1194 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.70 vs. QLYS: 8.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
QLYS' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.78  Med: 14.08 Max: 21.7
Current: 8.63
6.78
21.7
Price/Tangible Book 5.10
QLYS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
57% of the 1569 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. QLYS: 5.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
QLYS' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.22  Med: 7.26 Max: 9.85
Current: 5.1
4.22
9.85
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
QLYS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
66% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. QLYS: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
QLYS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.03 Max: 1.71
Current: 0.93
0.2
1.71
Price/Graham Number 3.84
QLYS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
70% of the 950 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. QLYS: 3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
QLYS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.65  Med: 6.92 Max: 14.01
Current: 3.84
2.65
14.01
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.20
QLYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. QLYS: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
QLYS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 0.70 Max: 4
Current: 3.2
0.2
4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $173.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.47
Beta1.36
Short Percentage of Float6.53%
52-Week Range $16.96 - 48.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)34.92

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 198 237
EPS ($) 0.81 0.97
EPS without NRI ($) 0.81 0.97
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
15.00%
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