NASDAQ:QLYS - Qualys Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $72.68 -1.85 (-2.48 %) (As of 11/12/2018 03:25 PM ET)Previous Close$74.53Today's Range$71.04 - $73.6052-Week Range$55.05 - $98.30Volume6,378 shsAverage Volume385,400 shsMarket Capitalization$2.93 billionP/E Ratio81.48Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.42 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Qualys, Inc. provides cloud-based 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, Cloud Agent, 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. 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 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. Receive QLYS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for QLYS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Prepackaged software Sub-IndustrySystems Software SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:QLYS Previous Symbol CUSIP74758T30 Webwww.qualys.com Phone650-801-6100 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.19 Quick Ratio2.17 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio81.48 Forward P/E Ratio67.93 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$230.83 million Price / Sales12.40 Cash Flow$1.4998 per share Price / Cash48.46 Book Value$9.50 per share Price / Book7.65 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.90 Net Income$40.44 million Net Margins17.10% Return on Equity14.18% Return on Assets9.09% Miscellaneous Employees869 Outstanding Shares39,380,000Market Cap$2.93 billion OptionableOptionable Qualys (NASDAQ:QLYS) Frequently Asked Questions What is Qualys' stock symbol? Qualys trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "QLYS." How will Qualys' stock buyback program work? Qualys announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Qualys' earnings last quarter? Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The software maker reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.11. The software maker earned $71.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $71.22 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 14.18% and a net margin of 17.10%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. View Qualys' Earnings History. When is Qualys' next earnings date? Qualys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Qualys. What guidance has Qualys issued on next quarter's earnings? Qualys issued an update on its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.39-$0.41 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.37. The company issued revenue guidance of $73.7-$74.5 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $74.62 million. What price target have analysts set for QLYS? 13 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Qualys' stock. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $112.00. On average, they anticipate Qualys' stock price to reach $86.9231 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Qualys. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Qualys? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Qualys in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Qualys. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Qualys stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Qualys stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Qualys, Inc. is a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions that enable organizations to identify security risks to their information technology infrastructures help protect their IT systems and applications from cyber-attacks. The Company's solutions are provided through its QualysGuard Cloud Platform. It offers products for vulnerability management, policy compliance, web application scanning, malware detection, and associated security products. Qualys, Inc. is headquartered in Redwood City, California. " (11/7/2018) 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating and $80 price target. Qualys reported solid 3Q18 results supported by strong traction with the cloud agent and an uptick in contribution from new products. We see the ease of use, frictionless management and low cost of consuming incremental applications from the Qualys Platform as driving greater strategic value over time. We are positive on the fundamentals but view the stock as fairly valued at current levels." (10/31/2018) Has Qualys been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about QLYS stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Qualys earned a coverage optimism score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the software maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Qualys' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Qualys include Dropbox (DBX), PTC (PTC), Tableau Software (DATA), UBISOFT Entmt S/ADR (UBSFY), Twilio (TWLO), The Ultimate Software Group (ULTI), Trend Micro (TMICY), Atlassian (TEAM), Nutanix (NTNX), Paycom Software (PAYC), Black Knight (BKI), Tyler Technologies (TYL), Micro Focus International (MFGP), Guidewire Software (GWRE) and Docusign (DOCU). Who are Qualys' key executives? Qualys' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Philippe F. Courtot, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 73)Ms. Melissa B. Fisher, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 45)Mr. Bruce K. Posey, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 66)Mr. Sumedh S. Thakar, Chief Product Officer (Age 42)Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, Federal Chief Technology Officer (Age 34) Who are Qualys' major shareholders? Qualys' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.39%), Congress Asset Management Co. MA (2.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.00%), First Trust Advisors LP (0.84%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.75%) and American Capital Management Inc. (0.57%). Company insiders that own Qualys stock include Amer Deeba, Bruce K Posey, Donald R Dixon, Jeffrey P Hank, Kristi Marie Rogers, Melissa B Fisher, Peter Pace, Philippe F Courtot, Sumedh S Thakar and Todd P Headley. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Qualys. Which institutional investors are selling Qualys stock? QLYS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., DE Burlo Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., WINTON GROUP Ltd, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and USA Financial Portformulas Corp. Company insiders that have sold Qualys company stock in the last year include Amer Deeba, Bruce K Posey, Donald R Dixon, Jeffrey P Hank, Kristi Marie Rogers, Melissa B Fisher, Peter Pace, Philippe F Courtot, Sumedh S Thakar and Todd P Headley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Qualys. Which institutional investors are buying Qualys stock? QLYS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Congress Asset Management Co. MA, First Trust Advisors LP, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., HWG Holdings LP, Shaker Investments LLC OH and Trexquant Investment LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Qualys. How do I buy shares of Qualys? Shares of QLYS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Qualys' stock price today? One share of QLYS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $73.13. How big of a company is Qualys? Qualys has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion and generates $230.83 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $40.44 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.90 on an earnings per share basis. Qualys employs 869 workers across the globe. What is Qualys' official website? The official website for Qualys is http://www.qualys.com. How can I contact Qualys? Qualys' mailing address is 919 E. HILLSDALE BOULEVARD, FOSTER CITY CA, 94404. The software maker can be reached via phone at 650-801-6100 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Qualys (NASDAQ QLYS)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 368 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 386 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 754MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Qualys and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe QLYS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe QLYS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 11/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why is Cost of Capital Important?