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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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 2.45
SQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 2056 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.32 vs. SQ: 2.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 2.45
2.45
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.35
SQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
79% of the 1962 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. SQ: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.35
0.35
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 0.48
SQ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
66% of the 1162 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.28 vs. SQ: 0.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SQ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.48 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.48
0.11
0.55
Debt-to-EBITDA -20.13
SQ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1020 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.35 vs. SQ: -20.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
SQ' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.13  Med: -0.23 Max: -0.23
Current: -20.13
-20.13
-0.23
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 8.39
Beneish M-Score: -3.22
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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history
Operating Margin % -2.69
SQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 1998 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. SQ: -2.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
SQ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.96  Med: -17.7 Max: -2.69
Current: -2.69
-41.96
-2.69
Net Margin % -3.04
SQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1998 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.39 vs. SQ: -3.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
SQ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.88  Med: -18.12 Max: -3.04
Current: -3.04
-41.88
-3.04
ROE % -9.89
SQ's ROE % is ranked lower than
74% of the 1945 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.04 vs. SQ: -9.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SQ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.77  Med: -62.47 Max: -9.89
Current: -9.89
-128.77
-9.89
ROA % -4.06
SQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
69% of the 2074 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. SQ: -4.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.65  Med: -30.43 Max: -4.06
Current: -4.06
-65.65
-4.06
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -61.94
SQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 2045 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. SQ: -61.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
SQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -406.31  Med: -245.99 Max: -61.94
Current: -61.94
-406.31
-61.94
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Guru Trades

Q1 2017

SQ Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Chuck Royce 151,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 8,578,500 sh (+641.76%)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Steven Cohen 2,171,242 sh (-12.11%)
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Q2 2017

SQ Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Caxton Associates 16,100 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 25,599 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 235,000 sh (+55.63%)
Jim Simons 9,076,600 sh (+5.81%)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
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Q3 2017

SQ Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 235,000 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons 6,411,100 sh (-29.37%)
Caxton Associates 7,700 sh (-52.17%)
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Q4 2017

SQ Guru Trades in Q4 2017

Paul Tudor Jones 32,061 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 76,468 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 41,166 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
David Carlson Sold Out
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Chuck Royce 30,000 sh (-87.23%)
Jim Simons 772,700 sh (-87.95%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with NYSE:SQ

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

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.83 - $28.81 $ 44.1069%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$16.69 - $24.78 $ 44.10114%25,599
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out $13.81 - $17.93 $ 44.10182%0
George Soros 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.81 - $17.93 $ 44.10182%0
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application    NAICS: 511210    SIC: 7372
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Traded in other countries:SQ3.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Square Inc is a software company offering solutions ranging from payments and point-of-sale services to financial and marketing services. It offers a free software app with its hardware to turn mobile devices into powerful POS solutions in minutes.

Square's primary business consists of enabling small businesses to accept electronic payments through convenient, easy-to-use hardware and software. The company acts as a payment service provider, passing secure payment information from merchants to acquiring processors and charging a fee on each transaction. Square has ambitions to widen its commerce ecosystem, and now provides additional software and financial services, including loans, data analytics, and inventory management.

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Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward PE Ratio 105.26
SQ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
90% of the 304 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.47 vs. SQ: 105.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 23.35
SQ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 1902 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.13 vs. SQ: 23.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SQ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 9.6 Max: 25.85
Current: 23.35
5.69
25.85
PS Ratio 8.00
SQ's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
81% of the 1897 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.45 vs. SQ: 8.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 3.02 Max: 8.86
Current: 8
1.91
8.86
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 158.04
SQ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
91% of the 678 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 26.46 vs. SQ: 158.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
SQ' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 67.54  Med: 126.06 Max: 364.29
Current: 158.04
67.54
364.29
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 127.10
SQ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
94% of the 881 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.84 vs. SQ: 127.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
SQ' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.72  Med: 107.14 Max: 268.15
Current: 127.1
56.72
268.15
EV-to-EBIT -301.25
SQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1317 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.27 vs. SQ: -301.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -330.7  Med: -27.2 Max: -11.3
Current: -301.25
-330.7
-11.3
EV-to-EBITDA -944.41
SQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.34 vs. SQ: -944.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1036.7  Med: -34.9 Max: -13.3
Current: -944.41
-1036.7
-13.3
EV-to-Revenue 8.14
SQ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
79% of the 1973 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.44 vs. SQ: 8.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SQ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.95 Max: 8.9
Current: 8.14
1.7
8.9
Current Ratio 1.81
SQ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1975 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SQ: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.78 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.81
1.34
2.42
Quick Ratio 1.79
SQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1975 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. SQ: 1.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.79
1.33
2.4
Days Inventory 4.66
SQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 1173 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.76 vs. SQ: 4.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 2.1 Max: 4.66
Current: 4.66
0.45
4.66
Days Sales Outstanding 0.75
SQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 1631 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 67.98 vs. SQ: 0.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.5
Current: 0.75
0.75
1.5
Days Payable 3.85
SQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
95% of the 1422 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.15 vs. SQ: 3.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.18  Med: 3.99 Max: 7.68
Current: 3.85
3.18
7.68

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 50.69
SQ's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 1195 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. SQ: 50.69 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
SQ' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.91  Med: 15.36 Max: 53.26
Current: 50.69
11.91
53.26
Price-to-Tangible-Book 25.94
SQ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.58 vs. SQ: 25.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
SQ' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 7.86  Med: 11.01 Max: 27.26
Current: 25.94
7.86
27.26
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 2.65
SQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
88% of the 1597 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. SQ: 2.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
SQ' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.78
Current: 2.65
0.65
2.78
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.31
SQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. SQ: -0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: -3.7 Max: -0.3
Current: -0.31
-8.9
-0.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,050.14
EPS (TTM) $ -0.16
Short Percentage of Float15.93%
52-Week Range $14.34 - 49.56
Shares Outstanding (Mil)388.57

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,189 2,806 3,488 4,349
EBIT (Mil $) -59 100
EBITDA (Mil $) 98 218 371
EPS ($) 0.16 0.37 0.66 1.02
EPS without NRI ($) 0.16 0.37 0.66 1.02
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
55.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 55
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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