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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 1.41
NYSE:SQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1995 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. NYSE:SQ: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
NYSE:SQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.41  Med: 7.05 Max: No Debt
Current: 1.41
1.41
No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.28
NYSE:SQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
85% of the 1912 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. NYSE:SQ: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
NYSE:SQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.4 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.28
0.28
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 0.91
NYSE:SQ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
85% of the 1183 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.27 vs. NYSE:SQ: 0.91 )
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: 0.48 Max: 0.99
Current: 0.91
0.11
0.99
Debt-to-EBITDA 711.07
NYSE:SQ's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1040 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. NYSE:SQ: 711.07 )
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: -10.71 Max: 711.07
Current: 711.07
-21.18
711.07
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 6.17
Beneish M-Score: -1.70
WACC vs ROIC
28.21%
-17.50%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating Margin % -1.56
NYSE:SQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. NYSE:SQ: -1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
NYSE:SQ' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -41.96  Med: -15.74 Max: -1.56
Current: -1.56
-41.96
-1.56
Net Margin % -0.87
NYSE:SQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
68% of the 1940 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.84 vs. NYSE:SQ: -0.87 )
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: -0.87
Current: -0.87
-41.88
-0.87
ROE % -2.86
NYSE:SQ's ROE % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1869 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.75 vs. NYSE:SQ: -2.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
NYSE:SQ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.77  Med: -54.24 Max: -2.86
Current: -2.86
-128.77
-2.86
ROA % -0.91
NYSE:SQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
68% of the 2005 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. NYSE:SQ: -0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
NYSE:SQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.65  Med: -25.03 Max: -0.91
Current: -0.91
-65.65
-0.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -43.87
NYSE:SQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1965 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.66 vs. NYSE:SQ: -43.87 )
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: -231.14 Max: -43.87
Current: -43.87
-396.9
-43.87
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 25.00
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
85% of the 1650 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. NYSE:SQ: 25.00 )
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: 25  Med: 37.1 Max: 116.3
Current: 25
25
116.3
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 54.10
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
91% of the 1466 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. NYSE:SQ: 54.10 )
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: -42.9  Med: -5.5 Max: 54.1
Current: 54.1
-42.9
54.1
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 32.80
NYSE:SQ's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 1339 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10.60 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: -59.3 Max: 32.8
Current: 32.8
0
32.8
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Guru Trades

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)
David Carlson Sold Out
Caxton Associates 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

Steve Mandel 2,694,573 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 3,619,792 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 5,410 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%)
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Q2 2018

SQ Guru Trades in Q2 2018

Stanley Druckenmiller 247,000 sh (New)
Spiros Segalas 4,316,881 sh (+19.26%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,083 sh (+21.07%)
Pioneer Investments 74,693 sh (+42.48%)
Steve Mandel 2,694,573 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Chuck Royce 15,000 sh (-50.00%)
Mario Gabelli 5,375 sh (-0.65%)
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Q3 2018

SQ Guru Trades in Q3 2018

Jim Simons 536,300 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 196,176 sh (+162.64%)
Paul Tudor Jones 59,202 sh (+487.15%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Steve Mandel Sold Out
Spiros Segalas 3,098,429 sh (-28.23%)
Mario Gabelli 5,325 sh (-0.93%)
» More
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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 85.47
SQ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
93% of the 343 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.00 vs. SQ: 85.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 22.46
SQ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
96% of the 1858 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. SQ: 22.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SQ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 12.76 Max: 36.39
Current: 22.46
5.69
36.39
PS Ratio 8.54
SQ's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 1840 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. SQ: 8.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 4.4 Max: 13.86
Current: 8.54
1.91
13.86
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 370.22
SQ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
97% of the 750 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 30.05 vs. SQ: 370.22 )
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: 171.48 Max: 600.06
Current: 370.22
67.54
600.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 225.42
SQ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
97% of the 923 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.70 vs. SQ: 225.42 )
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: 146.91 Max: 365.35
Current: 225.42
56.72
365.35
EV-to-EBIT -534.16
SQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.89 vs. SQ: -534.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1001.9  Med: -111.9 Max: -11.3
Current: -534.16
-1001.9
-11.3
EV-to-EBITDA 17253.59
SQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.96 vs. SQ: 17253.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3385.9  Med: -42.6 Max: 32364.9
Current: 17253.59
-3385.9
32364.9
EV-to-Revenue 8.30
SQ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
84% of the 1910 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. SQ: 8.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SQ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 4.2 Max: 15.6
Current: 8.3
1.7
15.6
Current Ratio 1.54
SQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.93 vs. SQ: 1.54 )
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: 1.54
1.34
2.42
Quick Ratio 1.53
SQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 1957 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. SQ: 1.53 )
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: 1.53
1.33
2.4
Days Inventory 4.26
SQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
74% of the 1137 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.22 vs. SQ: 4.26 )
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: 4.26
Current: 4.26
0.45
4.26
Days Sales Outstanding 148.57
SQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
78% of the 1879 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.11 vs. SQ: 148.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.5  Med: 50.34 Max: 148.57
Current: 148.57
42.5
148.57
Days Payable 43.31
SQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
63% of the 1720 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 45.50 vs. SQ: 43.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SQ' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.18  Med: 13.01 Max: 43.31
Current: 43.31
3.18
43.31

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -11.60
SQ's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
75% of the 1387 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: -3.30 vs. SQ: -11.60 )
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: -11.6  Med: -8.6 Max: -6.5
Current: -11.6
-11.6
-6.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1035.67
SQ's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
96% of the 1240 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. SQ: 1035.67 )
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: 22.75 Max: 1650.17
Current: 1035.67
11.91
1650.17
Price-to-Tangible-Book 32.88
SQ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
94% of the 1555 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. SQ: 32.88 )
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: 14.17 Max: 52.28
Current: 32.88
7.86
52.28
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.98
SQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 1656 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. SQ: 1.98 )
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: 0.45  Med: 0.91 Max: 3.17
Current: 1.98
0.45
3.17
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.17
SQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. SQ: -0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: -0.9 Max: -0.1
Current: -0.17
-8.9
-0.1

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2,981.68
EPS (TTM) $ -0.07
Beta4.25
Volatility63.94%
52-Week Range $34.14 - 101.15
Shares Outstanding (Mil)413.50

Analyst Estimate

Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Revenue (Mil $) 3,269 4,315 5,541 7,127
EBIT (Mil $) -58 46 213
EBITDA (Mil $) 161 330 564
EPS ($) 0.06 0.31 0.87 1.67
EPS without NRI ($) 0.06 0.31 0.87 1.67
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
40.92%
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyN
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyN

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