QLYS Stock Overview
Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally.
No risks detected for QLYS from our risk checks.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$129.85|
|52 Week High||US$150.10|
|52 Week Low||US$97.02|
|1 Month Change||-2.98%|
|3 Month Change||-7.56%|
|1 Year Change||26.93%|
|3 Year Change||46.89%|
|5 Year Change||213.27%|
|Change since IPO||817.02%|
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|QLYS||US Software||US Market|
Return vs Industry: QLYS exceeded the US Software industry which returned -23.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: QLYS exceeded the US Market which returned -21.2% over the past year.
|QLYS Average Weekly Movement||7.1%|
|Software Industry Average Movement||11.0%|
|Market Average Movement||8.1%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||16.8%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||3.3%|
Stable Share Price: QLYS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 7% a week.
Volatility Over Time: QLYS's weekly volatility (7%) has been stable over the past year.
About the Company
Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based information technology (IT), security, and compliance solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers Qualys Cloud Apps, which includes Vulnerability Management; Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response; Threat Protection; Continuous Monitoring; Patch Management; Multi-Vector Endpoint Detection and Response; Certificate Assessment; SaaS Detection and Response; Secure Enterprise Mobility; Policy Compliance; Security Configuration Assessment; PCI Compliance; File Integrity Monitoring; Security Assessment Questionnaire; Out of-Band Configuration Assessment; Web Application Scanning; Web Application Firewall; Global Asset Inventory; Cybersecurity Asset Management; Certificate Inventory; Cloud Inventory; Cloud Security Assessment; and Container Security. Its integrated suite of IT, security, and compliance solutions delivered on its Qualys Cloud Platform enables customers to identify and manage IT assets, collect and analyze IT security data, discover and prioritize vulnerabilities, recommend and implement remediation actions, and verify the implementation of such actions.
Qualys Fundamentals Summary
|QLYS fundamental statistics|
Is QLYS overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|QLYS income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$91.76m|
Last Reported Earnings
Mar 31, 2022
Next Earnings Date
|Earnings per share (EPS)||2.48|
|Net Profit Margin||22.47%|
How did QLYS perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is QLYS undervalued compared to its fair value, analyst forecasts and its price relative to the market?
Valuation Score 2/6
Price-To-Earnings vs Peers
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry
Price-To-Earnings 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 QLYS?
Other financial metrics that can be useful for relative valuation.
|What is QLYS's n/a Ratio?|
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Peers
How does QLYS's PE Ratio compare to its peers?
|QLYS PE Ratio vs Peers|
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Price-To-Earnings vs Peers: QLYS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.4x) compared to the peer average (42.3x).
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Industry
How does QLYS's PE Ratio compare vs other companies in the US Software Industry?
Price-To-Earnings vs Industry: QLYS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.4x) compared to the US Software industry average (38.2x)
Price to Earnings Ratio vs Fair Ratio
What is QLYS's PE Ratio compared to its Fair PE Ratio? This is the expected PE Ratio taking into account the company's forecast earnings growth, profit margins and other risk factors.
|Current PE Ratio||52.4x|
|Fair PE Ratio||30.8x|
Price-To-Earnings vs Fair Ratio: QLYS is expensive based on its Price-To-Earnings Ratio (52.4x) compared to the estimated Fair Price-To-Earnings Ratio (30.8x).
Share Price vs Fair Value
What is the Fair Price of QLYS when looking at its future cash flows? For this estimate we use a Discounted Cash Flow model.
Below Fair Value: QLYS ($129.85) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($257.36)
Significantly Below Fair Value: QLYS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: QLYS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (5.4x)
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How is Qualys forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 13 analysts?
Future Growth Score3/6
Future Growth Score 3/6
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: QLYS's forecast earnings growth (9.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.9%).
Earnings vs Market: QLYS's earnings (9.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (13.6% per year).
High Growth Earnings: QLYS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: QLYS's revenue (14.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (8.2% per year).
High Growth Revenue: QLYS's revenue (14.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: QLYS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (36.6%)
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How has Qualys performed over the past 5 years?
Past Performance Score6/6
Past Performance Score 6/6
Growing Profit Margin
Earnings vs Industry
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: QLYS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: QLYS's current net profit margins (22.5%) are higher than last year (19.6%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: QLYS's earnings have grown by 18.1% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: QLYS's earnings growth over the past year (31.5%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.1% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: QLYS earnings growth over the past year (31.5%) exceeded the Software industry 26.8%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: QLYS's Return on Equity (22.5%) is considered high.
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How is Qualys's financial position?
Financial Health Score6/6
Financial Health Score 6/6
Short Term Liabilities
Long Term Liabilities
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: QLYS's short term assets ($573.2M) exceed its short term liabilities ($318.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: QLYS's short term assets ($573.2M) exceed its long term liabilities ($69.4M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: QLYS is debt free.
Reducing Debt: QLYS has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: QLYS has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: QLYS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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What is Qualys's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Score 0/6
Future Dividend Coverage
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate QLYS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate QLYS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QLYS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if QLYS's dividend payments have been increasing.
Earnings Payout to Shareholders
Earnings Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Cash Payout to Shareholders
Cash Flow Coverage: Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as QLYS has not reported any payouts.
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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Sumedh Thakar (46 yo)
Mr. Sumedh S. Thakar serves as Chief Executive Officer at Qualys, Inc. since 2021 and has been its President since October 24, 2019 and serves as its Director since February 2021. He had been Interim Chief...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Sumedh's total compensation ($USD9.40M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD8.35M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Sumedh's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
Experienced Management: QLYS's management team is considered experienced (2 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: QLYS's board of directors are considered experienced (6 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Qualys, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Qualys, Inc.
- Ticker: QLYS
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1999
- Industry: Systems Software
- Sector: Software
- Implied Market Cap: US$5.043b
- Shares outstanding: 38.83m
- Website: https://www.qualys.com
Number of Employees
- Qualys, Inc.
- 919 East Hillsdale Boulevard
- 4th Floor
- Foster City
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2022/07/03 00:00|
|End of Day Share Price||2022/07/01 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.