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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 3.01
NYSE:SQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 2082 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.37 vs. NYSE:SQ: 3.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:SQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.45  Med: 5003.76 Max: No Debt
Current: 3.01
2.45
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.34
NYSE:SQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
78% of the 1985 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NYSE:SQ: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:SQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.34  Med: 0.42 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.34
0.34
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 0.45
NYSE:SQ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
65% of the 1133 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NYSE:SQ: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
NYSE:SQ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.46 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.45
0.11
0.55
Debt-to-EBITDA -10.37
NYSE:SQ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1031 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. NYSE:SQ: -10.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
NYSE:SQ' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.18  Med: -10.73 Max: -0.28
Current: -10.37
-21.18
-0.28
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 10.31
Beneish M-Score: 66.13
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
vs
history
Operating Margin % -3.02
NYSE:SQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.54 vs. NYSE:SQ: -3.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:SQ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.96  Med: -14.32 Max: -2.45
Current: -3.02
-41.96
-2.45
Net Margin % -2.96
NYSE:SQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
67% of the 2027 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.36 vs. NYSE:SQ: -2.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
NYSE:SQ' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.88  Med: -16.16 Max: -2.84
Current: -2.96
-41.88
-2.84
ROE % -9.79
NYSE:SQ's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1969 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.14 vs. NYSE:SQ: -9.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:SQ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.77  Med: -54.24 Max: -9.22
Current: -9.79
-128.77
-9.22
ROA % -3.59
NYSE:SQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
68% of the 2097 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. NYSE:SQ: -3.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:SQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.65  Med: -25.03 Max: -3.59
Current: -3.59
-65.65
-3.59
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -79.91
NYSE:SQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
74% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.86 vs. NYSE:SQ: -79.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
NYSE:SQ' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -396.9  Med: -219.1 Max: -60.29
Current: -79.91
-396.9
-60.29
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 23.90
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
86% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. NYSE:SQ: 23.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SQ' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 23.9
Current: 23.9
0
23.9
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 51.30
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1481 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.80 vs. NYSE:SQ: 51.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SQ' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 51.3
Current: 51.3
0
51.3
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 32.80
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
77% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9.80 vs. NYSE:SQ: 32.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
NYSE:SQ' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 32.8
Current: 32.8
0
32.8
GuruFocus has detected 3 Warning Signs with Square Inc NYSE:SQ.
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Guru Trades

Q2 2017

SQ Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Joel Greenblatt 25,599 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 16,100 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

David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 235,000 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

Steven Cohen 76,468 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 32,061 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 41,166 sh (New)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
David Carlson Sold Out
Chuck Royce 30,000 sh (-87.23%)
Jim Simons 772,700 sh (-87.95%)
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Q1 2018

SQ Guru Trades in Q1 2018

Mario Gabelli 5,410 sh (New)
Steve Mandel 2,694,573 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 3,619,792 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 52,423 sh (+27.35%)
Chuck Royce 30,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Steven Cohen 42,400 sh (-44.55%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,328 sh (-74.02%)
Jim Simons 173,723 sh (-77.52%)
» 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
Steve Mandel 2018-03-31 New Buy0.67%$36.17 - $57.69 $ 65.9644%2,694,573
Mario Gabelli 2018-03-31 New Buy$36.17 - $57.69 $ 65.9644%5,410
First Eagle Investment 2018-03-31 Sold Out $36.17 - $57.69 $ 65.9644%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-09-30 Sold Out 0.01%$22.83 - $28.81 $ 65.96153%0
Joel Greenblatt 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$16.69 - $24.78 $ 65.96221%25,599
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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
vs
history
Forward PE Ratio 147.06
SQ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. SQ: 147.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 32.64
SQ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 1923 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. SQ: 32.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SQ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 10.27 Max: 32.77
Current: 32.64
5.69
32.77
PS Ratio 10.54
SQ's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 1917 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.57 vs. SQ: 10.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 3.31 Max: 10.57
Current: 10.54
1.91
10.57
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 238.07
SQ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
94% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.70 vs. SQ: 238.07 )
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: 140.53 Max: 364.29
Current: 238.07
67.54
364.29
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 187.94
SQ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 889 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. SQ: 187.94 )
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: 127.32 Max: 268.15
Current: 187.94
56.72
268.15
EV-to-EBIT -352.06
SQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1329 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.79 vs. SQ: -352.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -353.54  Med: -58.3 Max: -11.3
Current: -352.06
-353.54
-11.3
EV-to-EBITDA -734.22
SQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1441 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.23 vs. SQ: -734.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1042.2  Med: -97.15 Max: -13.3
Current: -734.22
-1042.2
-13.3
EV-to-Revenue 10.61
SQ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
81% of the 2002 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.59 vs. SQ: 10.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SQ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.2 Max: 9.8
Current: 10.61
1.7
9.8
Current Ratio 1.76
SQ's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
53% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. SQ: 1.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.79 Max: 2.42
Current: 1.76
1.34
2.42
Quick Ratio 1.74
SQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
50% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. SQ: 1.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.77 Max: 2.4
Current: 1.74
1.33
2.4
Days Inventory 4.44
SQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.94 vs. SQ: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SQ' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 3.02 Max: 4.44
Current: 4.44
0.45
4.44
Days Sales Outstanding 107.11
SQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 1642 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.90 vs. SQ: 107.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.5 Max: 107.11
Current: 107.11
0.77
107.11
Days Payable 33.20
SQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
94% of the 1444 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.06 vs. SQ: 33.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.18  Med: 7.68 Max: 34.92
Current: 33.2
3.18
34.92

Buy Back

vs
industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -12.50
SQ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
73% of the 1376 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.20 vs. SQ: -12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SQ' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.5  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: -12.5
-12.5
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 62.82
SQ's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
93% of the 1165 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.81 vs. SQ: 62.82 )
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: 19.64 Max: 63.08
Current: 62.82
11.91
63.08
Price-to-Tangible-Book 35.85
SQ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
91% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.78 vs. SQ: 35.85 )
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: 12.89 Max: 35.99
Current: 35.85
7.86
35.99
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 3.18
SQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SQ: 3.18 )
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: 0.59  Med: 1.04 Max: 3.2
Current: 3.18
0.59
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.30
SQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
65% of the 2098 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. SQ: -0.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: -1.7 Max: -0.29
Current: -0.3
-8.9
-0.29

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,421.30
EPS (TTM) $ -0.18
Volatility48.70%
52-Week Range $22.45 - 64.85
Shares Outstanding (Mil)400.69

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,694 3,467 4,203
EBIT (Mil $) 21 94 134
EBITDA (Mil $) 203 342 541
EPS ($) 0.11 0.35 0.69
EPS without NRI ($) 0.11 0.35 0.69
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
62.00%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

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

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