NASDAQ:QLYS - Qualys Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$88.26 +2.45 (+2.86 %)
(As of 05/22/2019 08:54 AM ET)
Previous Close$85.81
Today's Range$86.6132 - $89.27
52-Week Range$65.93 - $98.30
Volume211,103 shs
Average Volume382,346 shs
Market Capitalization$3.46 billion
P/E Ratio74.17
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.59
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:QLYS
CUSIP74758T30
Phone650-801-6100

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$278.89 million
Cash Flow$1.9736 per share
Book Value$9.54 per share

Profitability

Net Income$57.30 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,194
Market Cap$3.46 billion
Next Earnings Date7/30/2019 (Estimated)
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 authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Qualys' earnings last quarter?

Qualys Inc (NASDAQ:QLYS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 1st. The software maker reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.09. The software maker had revenue of $75.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.92 million. Qualys had a return on equity of 15.51% and a net margin of 21.23%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.36 EPS. View Qualys' Earnings History.

When is Qualys' next earnings date?

Qualys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Qualys.

What guidance has Qualys issued on next quarter's earnings?

Qualys issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.89-$1.94 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.87. The company issued revenue guidance of $321.73 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of prior $1.84-1.89.Qualys also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $1.89-1.94 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for QLYS?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Qualys' shares. Their forecasts range from $76.00 to $112.00. On average, they expect Qualys' share price to reach $92.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Qualys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Qualys?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Qualys in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 9 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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. " (5/9/2019)
  • 2. Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "We maintain our Neutral rating and raise our price target to $86. Qualys reported generally in-line 4Q18 results supported by continued positive contribution from the cloud agent albeit at a lower rate and in-line 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. While positive on the fundamentals, we await evidence of more material success with new products." (2/13/2019)

Has Qualys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about QLYS stock have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Qualys earned a news impact score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the software maker a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Qualys' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Qualys own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Qualys investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Intel (INTC), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Micron Technology (MU), salesforce.com (CRM), Broadcom (AVGO) and Paypal (PYPL).

Who are Qualys' key executives?

Qualys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Philippe F. Courtot, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 74)
  • Ms. Melissa B. Fisher, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Bruce K. Posey, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 67)
  • Mr. Sumedh S. Thakar, Chief Product Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Nicolas Chaillan, Federal Chief Technology Officer (Age 35)

Who are Qualys' major shareholders?

Qualys' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (12.77%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (6.03%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (2.34%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.84%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.71%) and ETF Managers Group LLC (1.67%). 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Morgan Stanley, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Stephens Investment Management Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Qualys company stock in the last year include Amer Deeba, Bruce K Posey, Jeffrey P Hank, 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 William Blair Investment Management LLC, Fiera Capital Corp, Man Group plc, American Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Eagle Asset Management Inc. and Dimensional Fund Advisors 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 $88.26.

How big of a company is Qualys?

Qualys has a market capitalization of $3.46 billion and generates $278.89 million in revenue each year. The software maker earns $57.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.19 on an earnings per share basis. Qualys employs 1,194 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 4TH FLOOR, 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  408 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  433 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  841
MarketBeat'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 5/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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