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QFOR

Q4 TSX:QFOR Stock Report

Last Price

CA$4.43

Market Cap

CA$175.5m

7D

1.4%

1Y

n/a

Updated

27 Jun, 2022

Data

Company Financials +
QFOR fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth1/6
Past Performance0/6
Financial Health6/6
Dividends0/6

QFOR Stock Overview

Q4 Inc. provides a capital markets communications platform for publicly listed companies, investment managers, and investment banks in Canada, the United States, Europe, and internationally.

Q4 Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Q4
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceCA$4.43
52 Week HighCA$12.05
52 Week LowCA$4.03
Beta0
1 Month Change-6.34%
3 Month Change-11.40%
1 Year Changen/a
3 Year Changen/a
5 Year Changen/a
Change since IPO-61.55%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 17
Q4 (TSE:QFOR) Is In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans

Q4 (TSE:QFOR) Is In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans

Just because a business does not make any money, does not mean that the stock will go down. For example, biotech and...

Shareholder Returns

QFORCA SoftwareCA Market
7D1.4%5.7%0.1%
1Yn/a-26.5%-2.6%

Return vs Industry: Insufficient data to determine how QFOR performed against the Canadian Software industry.

Return vs Market: Insufficient data to determine how QFOR performed against the Canadian Market.

Price Volatility

Is QFOR's price volatile compared to industry and market?
QFOR volatility
QFOR Average Weekly Movement7.0%
Software Industry Average Movement12.8%
Market Average Movement10.0%
10% most volatile stocks in CA Market17.3%
10% least volatile stocks in CA Market4.4%

Stable Share Price: QFOR is not significantly more volatile than the rest of Canadian stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.

Volatility Over Time: QFOR's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
2005394Darrell Heapshttps://www.q4inc.com

Q4 Inc. provides a capital markets communications platform for publicly listed companies, investment managers, and investment banks in Canada, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company’s technology platform facilitates interactions with capital markets through its investor relations website, virtual events, customer relationship management (CRM) solution, and shareholder and market analytics tools. Its investor relation website consist of investor relations, newsroom, corporate websites, and newswire integration; virtual events solutions include earnings calls, investor day, conferences, virtual NDR, and 1-on-1 meetings; capital markets CRM solution, which comprises contact database, targeting workflow, board reporting, web and even analytics, and market intelligence; and shareholder and market analytics tools comprise activism monitoring, capital flows, options intelligence, shareholder identifications, mutual fund updates, and settlement analytics.

Q4 Fundamentals Summary

How do Q4's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
QFOR fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$136.35m
Earnings (TTM)-US$19.94m
Revenue (TTM)US$58.01m

2.4x

P/S Ratio

-6.8x

P/E Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
QFOR income statement (TTM)
RevenueUS$58.01m
Cost of RevenueUS$24.58m
Gross ProfitUS$33.43m
Other ExpensesUS$53.37m
Earnings-US$19.94m

Last Reported Earnings

Mar 31, 2022

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)-0.50
Gross Margin57.63%
Net Profit Margin-34.38%
Debt/Equity Ratio0%

How did QFOR perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison
We’ve recently updated our valuation analysis.

Valuation

Is QFOR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?

Valuation Score

2/6

Valuation Score 2/6

  • Price-To-Sales vs Peers

  • Price-To-Sales vs Industry

  • Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio

  • Below Fair Value

  • Significantly Below Fair Value

  • PEG Ratio

Key Valuation Metric

Which metric is best to use when looking at relative valuation for QFOR?

Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.

QFOR key valuation metrics and ratios. From Price to Earnings, Price to Sales and Price to Book to Price to Earnings Growth Ratio, Enterprise Value and EBITDA.
Key Statistics
Enterprise Value/Revenue1.4x
Enterprise Value/EBITDA-4.7x
PEG Ration/a

Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers

How does QFOR's PS Ratio compare to its peers?

QFOR PS Ratio vs Peers
The above table shows the PS ratio for QFOR vs its peers. Here we also display the market cap and forecasted growth for additional consideration.
CompanyPSEstimated GrowthMarket Cap
Peer Average32.8x
BYND BYND Cannasoft Enterprises
124.6xn/aCA$178.0m
PKK Tenet Fintech Group
1.2x65.2%CA$148.2m
WE WeCommerce Holdings
3.4x21.3%CA$153.7m
OPT Optiva
1.8x6.1%CA$148.3m
QFOR Q4
2.4x19.4%CA$175.5m

Price-To-Sales vs Peers: QFOR is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the peer average (32.8x).


Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry

How does QFOR's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the CA Software Industry?

Price-To-Sales vs Industry: QFOR is good value based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the Canadian Software industry average (3.9x)


Price to Sales Ratio vs Fair Ratio

What is QFOR's PS Ratio compared to its Fair PS Ratio? This is the expected PS Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.

QFOR PS Ratio vs Fair Ratio.
Fair Ratio
Current PS Ratio2.4x
Fair PS Ratio2.3x

Price-To-Sales vs Fair Ratio: QFOR is expensive based on its Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Sales Ratio (2.3x).


Share Price vs Fair Value

What is the Fair Price of QFOR when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QFOR's fair value for valuation analysis.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate QFOR's fair value for valuation analysis.


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate QFOR's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


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Future Growth

How is Q4 forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?

Future Growth Score

1/6

Future Growth Score 1/6

  • Earnings vs Savings Rate

  • Earnings vs Market

  • High Growth Earnings

  • Revenue vs Market

  • High Growth Revenue

  • Future ROE


12.3%

Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: QFOR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Earnings vs Market: QFOR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

High Growth Earnings: QFOR is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: QFOR's revenue (19.4% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the Canadian market (6.9% per year).

High Growth Revenue: QFOR's revenue (19.4% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if QFOR's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Q4 performed over the past 5 years?

Past Performance Score

0/6

Past Performance Score 0/6

  • Quality Earnings

  • Growing Profit Margin

  • Earnings Trend

  • Accelerating Growth

  • Earnings vs Industry

  • High ROE


-29.5%

Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: QFOR is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: QFOR is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: QFOR is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 29.5% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare QFOR's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: QFOR is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (7.6%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: QFOR has a negative Return on Equity (-27.6%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is Q4's financial position?

Financial Health Score

6/6

Financial Health Score 6/6

  • Short Term Liabilities

  • Long Term Liabilities

  • Debt Level

  • Reducing Debt

  • Stable Cash Runway

  • Forecast Cash Runway

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: QFOR's short term assets ($71.9M) exceed its short term liabilities ($21.2M).

Long Term Liabilities: QFOR's short term assets ($71.9M) exceed its long term liabilities ($8.4M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: QFOR is debt free.

Reducing Debt: QFOR had no debt 5 years ago.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: QFOR has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: QFOR has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of 35.2% each year


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Dividend

What is Q4 current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Score

0/6

Dividend Score 0/6

  • Notable Dividend

  • High Dividend

  • Stable Dividend

  • Growing Dividend

  • Earnings Coverage

  • Future Dividend Coverage

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QFOR's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QFOR's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QFOR's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QFOR's dividend payments have been increasing.


Earnings Payout to Shareholders

Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Cash Payout to Shareholders

Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as QFOR has not reported any payouts.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.6yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Darrell Heaps (48 yo)

16.5yrs

Tenure

US$559,643

Compensation

Mr. Darrell F. Heaps co-founded Q4 Inc. in 2005 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer, Director and President since December 2005. Mr. Heaps is responsible for product and partnership strategies and fi...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Darrell's total compensation ($USD559.64K) is above average for companies of similar size in the Canadian market ($USD175.18K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Darrell's compensation with company performance.


Leadership Team

Experienced Management: QFOR's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).


Board Members

Experienced Board: QFOR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: QFOR insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: QFOR only recently listed within the past 12 months.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Q4 Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Q4 Inc.
  • Ticker: QFOR
  • Exchange: TSX
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Implied Market Cap: CA$175.542m
  • Shares outstanding: 39.63m
  • Website: https://www.q4inc.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Q4 Inc.
  • 469-A King Street West
  • Toronto
  • Ontario
  • M5V 1K4
  • Canada

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2022/06/27 00:00
End of Day Share Price2022/06/27 00:00
Earnings2022/03/31
Annual Earnings2021/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.