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Qualys, Inc is a software—infrastructure business based in the US. Qualys shares (QLYS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Qualys employs 1,386 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$342.4 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Qualys's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$101.62, which is 9.82% up on its pre-crash value of USD$91.64 and 60.36% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$63.37.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Qualys shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$912.52 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,187.94.
|Latest market close||USD$101.62|
|52-week range||USD$63.37 - USD$125.22|
|50-day moving average||USD$99.6606|
|200-day moving average||USD$105.622|
|Wall St. target price||USD$110.45|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$2.071|
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|1 week (2020-11-20)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-10-30)||15.67%|
|3 months (2020-09-01)||-6.27%|
|6 months (2020-05-28)||N/A|
|1 year (2019-11-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2018-11-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2017-11-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2015-11-27)||N/A|
Valuing Qualys stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Qualys's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Qualys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Qualys shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Qualys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.37. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Qualys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Qualys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$117.7 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Qualys's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$342.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||25.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$252.1 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||21.44%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$3.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 5.6 million Qualys shares held short by investors – that's known as Qualys's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% up from 5.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Qualys shares can be evaluated.
Qualys's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Qualys shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Qualys shares traded daily (recently around 427250.76569678). Qualys's SIR currently stands at 13.06. In other words for every 100,000 Qualys shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13060 shares are currently held short.
However Qualys's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Qualys shares, or, against the total number of tradable Qualys shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Qualys's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Qualys shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.1934% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Qualys shares, roughly 193 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Qualys.
Find out more about how you can short Qualys stock.
We're not expecting Qualys to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Qualys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.37 up to $125.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Qualys's is 0.8489. This would suggest that Qualys's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based platform that delivers information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Asset Inventory, CMDB Sync, Vulnerability Management, Continuous Monitoring, Patch Management, Threat Protection, Security Configuration Assessment, Indication of Compromise, Policy Compliance, PCI Compliance, Security Assessment Questionnaire, File Integrity Monitoring, Web Application Scanning, and Web Application Firewall, as well as Cloud Inventory, Cloud Security Assessment, and Container Security. Its integrated suite of security and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables customers to identify IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend and implement remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions. The company also provides core services, including asset tagging and management, reporting and dashboards, questionnaires and collaboration, remediation and workflow, big data correlation and analytics engine, and alerts and notifications, which enable integrated workflows, management and real-time analysis, and reporting across IT, security, and compliance solutions. The company markets and sells its IT, security, and compliance solutions to customers directly through its sales teams, as well as indirectly through its network of channel partners, such as security consulting organizations, managed service providers and resellers, and consulting firms. It serves enterprises, government entities, and small and medium-sized businesses in various industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, media, retail, technology, and utilities. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.
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