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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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Cash-to-Debt 2.63
SQ's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
61% of the 1913 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.63 vs. SQ: 2.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
SQ' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.58  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: 2.63
Equity-to-Asset 0.40
SQ's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
76% of the 1790 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. SQ: 0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
SQ' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.57
Current: 0.4
0.4
0.57
Debt-to-Equity 0.50
SQ's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
73% of the 1135 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.24 vs. SQ: 0.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
SQ' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.31 Max: 0.55
Current: 0.5
0.11
0.55
Piotroski F-Score: 5
Altman Z-Score: 7.18
Beneish M-Score: -2.65
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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Operating Margin % -3.80
SQ's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
73% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. SQ: -3.80 )
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: -3.8
Current: -3.8
-41.96
-3.8
Net Margin % -4.13
SQ's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
71% of the 1871 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. SQ: -4.13 )
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: -4.13
Current: -4.13
-41.88
-4.13
ROE % -13.59
SQ's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1817 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.71 vs. SQ: -13.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
SQ' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -128.77  Med: -62.47 Max: -13.59
Current: -13.59
-128.77
-13.59
ROA % -6.01
SQ's ROA % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.34 vs. SQ: -6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
SQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.65  Med: -30.43 Max: -6.01
Current: -6.01
-65.65
-6.01
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -81.55
SQ's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
79% of the 1889 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. SQ: -81.55 )
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: -81.55
Current: -81.55
-406.31
-81.55
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Guru Trades

Q3 2016

SQ Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Steven Cohen 3,445,254 sh (+324.49%)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
Chase Coleman Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
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Q4 2016

SQ Guru Trades in Q4 2016

George Soros 19,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,156,500 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 18,995 sh (New)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 2,470,416 sh (-28.30%)
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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

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%)
David Carlson 200,000 sh (unchged)
First Eagle Investment 1,940 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with 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 2017-06-30 New Buy0.01%$16.69 - $24.78 $ 28.7540%25,599
Joel Greenblatt 2017-03-31 Sold Out $13.81 - $17.93 $ 28.7584%0
George Soros 2017-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$13.81 - $17.93 $ 28.7584%0
George Soros 2016-12-31 New Buy0.01%$10.93 - $14.48 $ 28.75131%19,600
Joel Greenblatt 2016-12-31 New Buy$10.93 - $14.48 $ 28.75131%18,995
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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 is 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, 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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Forward PE Ratio 74.63
SQ's Forward PE Ratio is ranked lower than
98% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.70 vs. SQ: 74.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward PE Ratio only.
N/A
PB Ratio 15.65
SQ's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
92% of the 1749 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. SQ: 15.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
SQ' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 8.72 Max: 15.76
Current: 15.65
5.69
15.76
PS Ratio 5.46
SQ's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 1786 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.47 vs. SQ: 5.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
SQ' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.91  Med: 2.88 Max: 5.5
Current: 5.46
1.91
5.5
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 84.04
SQ's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
94% of the 662 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 25.12 vs. SQ: 84.04 )
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: 67.34  Med: 108.92 Max: 142.23
Current: 84.04
67.34
142.23
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 70.62
SQ's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
95% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. SQ: 70.62 )
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: 56.58  Med: 88.46 Max: 265.44
Current: 70.62
56.58
265.44
EV-to-EBIT -144.76
SQ's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1265 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 18.76 vs. SQ: -144.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -145.93  Med: -20.35 Max: -11.3
Current: -144.76
-145.93
-11.3
EV-to-EBITDA -306.84
SQ's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1363 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 14.91 vs. SQ: -306.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SQ' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -309.3  Med: -23.9 Max: -13.3
Current: -306.84
-309.3
-13.3
EV-to-Revenue 5.47
SQ's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
68% of the 1843 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. SQ: 5.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
SQ' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 2.7 Max: 5.4
Current: 5.47
1.7
5.4
Current Ratio 2.30
SQ's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. SQ: 2.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SQ' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 1.75 Max: 2.42
Current: 2.3
1.34
2.42
Quick Ratio 2.27
SQ's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
63% of the 1873 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. SQ: 2.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SQ' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.33  Med: 1.71 Max: 2.4
Current: 2.27
1.33
2.4
Days Inventory 4.72
SQ's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
73% of the 1089 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.93 vs. SQ: 4.72 )
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: 4.72
Current: 4.72
0.45
4.72
Days Sales Outstanding 1.55
SQ's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
99% of the 1484 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 66.73 vs. SQ: 1.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SQ' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.35 Max: 1.55
Current: 1.55
0.77
1.55
Days Payable 3.44
SQ's Days Payable is ranked lower than
96% of the 1335 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.68 vs. SQ: 3.44 )
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: 3.44
3.18
7.68

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Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 27.38
SQ's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked lower than
84% of the 1201 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. SQ: 27.38 )
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: 13.78 Max: 27.59
Current: 27.38
11.91
27.59
Price-to-Tangible-Book 17.42
SQ's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
85% of the 1460 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.61 vs. SQ: 17.42 )
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: 10.32 Max: 17.56
Current: 17.42
7.86
17.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.90
SQ's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 1679 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SQ: 1.90 )
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: 0.69  Med: 1.1 Max: 1.91
Current: 1.9
0.69
1.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -0.68
SQ's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
70% of the 1927 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. SQ: -0.68 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
SQ' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.9  Med: -4.9 Max: -0.68
Current: -0.68
-8.9
-0.68

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,903.98
EPS (TTM) $ -0.21
Short Percentage of Float9.32%
52-Week Range $10.88 - 29.00
Shares Outstanding (Mil)383.70

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Revenue (Mil $) 2,179 2,784 3,424 4,554
EPS ($) 0.15 0.34 0.68 1.11
EPS without NRI ($) 0.15 0.34 0.68 1.11
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

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