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.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||CA$4.43|
|52 Week High||CA$12.05|
|52 Week Low||CA$4.03|
|1 Month Change||-6.34%|
|3 Month Change||-11.40%|
|1 Year Change||n/a|
|3 Year Change||n/a|
|5 Year Change||n/a|
|Change since IPO||-61.55%|
Recent News & Updates
Q4 (TSE:QFOR) Is In A Good Position To Deliver On Growth Plans
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|QFOR||CA Software||CA Market|
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.
|QFOR Average Weekly Movement||7.0%|
|Software Industry Average Movement||12.8%|
|Market Average Movement||10.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in CA Market||17.3%|
|10% least volatile stocks in CA Market||4.4%|
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
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
|QFOR fundamental statistics|
Is QFOR overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|QFOR income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$24.58m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-0.50|
|Net Profit Margin||-34.38%|
How did QFOR perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is QFOR undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
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
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.
|What is QFOR's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Sales Ratio vs Peers
How does QFOR's PS Ratio compare to its peers?
|QFOR PS Ratio vs Peers|
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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.
|Current PS Ratio||2.4x|
|Fair PS Ratio||2.3x|
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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How is Q4 forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Future Growth Score1/6
Future Growth Score 1/6
Earnings vs Savings Rate
Earnings vs Market
High Growth Earnings
Revenue vs Market
High Growth Revenue
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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How has Q4 performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score0/6
Past Performance Score 0/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
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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How is Q4's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
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.
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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What is Q4 current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
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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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Darrell Heaps (48 yo)
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.
Experienced Management: QFOR's management team is considered experienced (2.6 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: QFOR's board of directors are considered experienced (3.8 years average tenure).
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
Dilution of Shares: QFOR only recently listed within the past 12 months.
Q4 Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- 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
- Q4 Inc.
- 469-A King Street West
- M5V 1K4
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/06/27 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/06/27 00:00|
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.