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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 13.54
GUID's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
54% of the 1984 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.56 vs. GUID: 13.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
GUID' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 143.86 Max: No Debt
Current: 13.54
Equity-to-Asset 0.02
GUID's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 1901 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: 0.32 Max: 0.45
Current: 0.02
-0.29
0.45
Debt-to-Equity 0.81
GUID's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
80% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.26 vs. GUID: 0.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
GUID' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -73.86  Med: 0.01 Max: 2.77
Current: 0.81
-73.86
2.77
Debt-to-EBITDA -0.45
GUID's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. GUID: -0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
GUID' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.45  Med: -0.01 Max: 0.86
Current: -0.45
-0.45
0.86
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: 0.63
Beneish M-Score: -3.12
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -6.40
GUID's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1924 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. GUID: -6.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
GUID' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.28  Med: -11.69 Max: -1.38
Current: -6.4
-19.28
-1.38
Net Margin % -6.56
GUID's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
72% of the 1925 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. GUID: -6.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
GUID' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.45  Med: -12.52 Max: -1.53
Current: -6.56
-19.45
-1.53
ROA % -9.89
GUID's ROA % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1992 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. GUID: -9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
GUID' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26.48  Med: -15.26 Max: -2.23
Current: -9.89
-26.48
-2.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -63.67
GUID's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
76% of the 1954 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.87 vs. GUID: -63.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
GUID' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -167.36  Med: -74.91 Max: -14.37
Current: -63.67
-167.36
-14.37
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -3.60
GUID's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
72% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. GUID: -3.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.1  Med: 4.6 Max: 52
Current: -3.6
-10.1
52
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 0.60
GUID's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
62% of the 1432 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.30 vs. GUID: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.6 Max: 95.7
Current: 0.6
0
95.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -4.60
GUID's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
66% of the 1341 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. GUID: -4.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
GUID' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.9  Med: 17 Max: 98.8
Current: -4.6
-48.9
98.8
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Guidance Software Inc GUID.
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 371,300 sh (+8.41%)
Mario Gabelli 290,880 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 4,582,115 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2016

GUID Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 385,700 sh (+3.88%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,661,615 sh (+1.74%)
Mario Gabelli 284,680 sh (-2.13%)
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Q1 2017

GUID Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 421,706 sh (+9.34%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,779,594 sh (+2.53%)
Mario Gabelli 274,680 sh (-3.51%)
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Q2 2017

GUID Guru Trades in Q2 2017

George Soros 286,666 sh (New)
Jim Simons 518,407 sh (+22.93%)
PRIMECAP Management 4,795,515 sh (+0.33%)
Mario Gabelli 274,680 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with GUID

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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George Soros 2017-08-07 Add 620.93%0.28%Premium Member Access $7.07 $ 7.070%2,066,666
George Soros 2017-06-30 New Buy0.04%$5.8 - $6.89 $ 7.0712%286,666
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Reduce -3.51%$5.79 - $7.56 $ 7.074%274,680
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Reduce -2.13%$4.93 - $7.6 $ 7.0711%284,680
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:ZTT.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Guidance Software Inc is a part of the software industry. Its business includes endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis.

Guidance Software is a leading vendor of computer forensic investigation technology. Customers use the company's products and services to proactively identify misuse of electronic documents and databases, as well as for forensic analysis of compromised digital information. Guidance counts about half the Fortune 100 companies and more than a thousand law enforcement agencies as its customers. The company derives more than 20% of its revenues from overseas sales.

Ratios

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history
Forward PE Ratio 20.20
GUID's Forward PE Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.88 vs. GUID: 20.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 191.08
GUID's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
99% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. GUID: 191.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
GUID' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.61  Med: 8.75 Max: 515.38
Current: 191.08
1.61
515.38
PS Ratio 1.92
GUID's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. GUID: 1.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
GUID' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.59  Med: 1.78 Max: 5.83
Current: 1.92
0.59
5.83
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 543.85
GUID's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
98% of the 681 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.25 vs. GUID: 543.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
GUID' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.06  Med: 55.39 Max: 549.23
Current: 543.85
12.06
549.23
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 207.94
GUID's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
97% of the 850 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.64 vs. GUID: 207.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
GUID' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.25  Med: 34.93 Max: 210
Current: 207.94
9.25
210
EV-to-EBIT -32.35
GUID's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1275 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. GUID: -32.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
GUID' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -207.6  Med: -14.6 Max: -2.6
Current: -32.35
-207.6
-2.6
EV-to-EBITDA -100.10
GUID's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1386 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.27 vs. GUID: -100.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
GUID' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -416.6  Med: -14.5 Max: 3512.3
Current: -100.1
-416.6
3512.3
EV-to-Revenue 2.06
GUID's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
54% of the 1894 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. GUID: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
GUID' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.6 Max: 5.3
Current: 2.06
0.2
5.3
Current Ratio 0.69
GUID's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.89 vs. GUID: 0.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
GUID' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.69
0.62
1.83
Quick Ratio 0.63
GUID's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
91% of the 1846 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. GUID: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
GUID' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 0.98 Max: 1.83
Current: 0.63
0.57
1.83
Days Inventory 30.64
GUID's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
62% of the 1139 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.56 vs. GUID: 30.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
GUID' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.43  Med: 18.09 Max: 30.64
Current: 30.64
2.43
30.64
Days Sales Outstanding 48.39
GUID's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 1588 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.91 vs. GUID: 48.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
GUID' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 48.39  Med: 70.59 Max: 99.74
Current: 48.39
48.39
99.74
Days Payable 68.12
GUID's Days Payable is ranked higher than
66% of the 1405 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 42.91 vs. GUID: 68.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
GUID' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 30.63  Med: 52.78 Max: 76.12
Current: 68.12
30.63
76.12

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -3.70
GUID's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1345 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.00 vs. GUID: -3.70 )
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: -5.8 Max: 0
Current: -3.7
-12
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.08
GUID's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 1639 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. GUID: 1.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
GUID' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.01 Max: 2.98
Current: 1.08
0.58
2.98
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -3.09
GUID's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1997 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. GUID: -3.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
GUID' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -38.9  Med: -6.85 Max: -0.5
Current: -3.09
-38.9
-0.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $108.61
EPS (TTM) $ -0.24
Short Percentage of Float2.55%
52-Week Range $4.52 - 7.80
Shares Outstanding (Mil)33.43

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 112 120 121 125
EPS ($) 0.31 0.37 0.40 0.45
EPS without NRI ($) 0.31 0.37 0.40 0.45
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
25.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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