Guidance Software

Guidance Software is a public company which develops and provides software solutions for digital investigations. The Company offers digital forensics, endpoint security analytics, cyber security incident response, and e-discovery. It operates through four business segments: products, professional services, training and maintenance, and operates two certification programs for the EnCase® Certified Examiner and EnCase® Certified eDiscovery Practitioner designations.

Guidance Software serves law-enforcement and government agencies, as well as corporations in various industries, such as financial and insurance services, technology, defense contracting, telecom, pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail.

Parent Company
Open Text Corporation
Pasadena, US
Guidance Software was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Pasadena, US

Key People/Management at Guidance Software

Barry Plaga

Barry Plaga


Guidance Software Office Locations

Guidance Software has offices in Pasadena, Courbevoie, Slough, Shibuya and in 5 other locations
Pasadena, US (HQ)
1055 E Colorado Blvd
San Francisco, US
750 44 Montgomery St
Waukesha, US
W223 Saratoga Dr
Courbevoie, FR
15 Quai du Président Paul Doumer
Shibuya, JP
3a Maison d’U Shibuya 1-10-4
Slough, GB
Thames Central, 5th Floor
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Guidance Software Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$7.5 m
In total, Guidance Software had raised $7.5 m. Guidance Software is a subsidiary of Open Text Corporation

Guidance Software Financials

Guidance Software's revenue was reported to be $110.5 m in FY, 2016
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


110.5 m108.7 m107 m110.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

37.5 m36 m35.6 m33.2 m

Gross profit

73 m72.7 m71.4 m77.3 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


28.3 m25.4 m27.2 m27.8 m25 m27.5 b26.8 m25.8 m27.6 m27.7 m26.8 m24.7 m

Cost of goods sold

9.7 m8.7 m9 m9.3 m8.4 m9.3 b9.1 m8.2 m8.7 m8.3 m7.3 m6.8 m

Gross profit

18.6 m16.7 m18.2 m18.6 m16.6 m18.3 b17.7 m17.6 m18.9 m19.4 m19.5 m17.9 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


19.9 m18.4 m19 m12.6 m


4.1 m5.1 m3.3 m2.2 m

Current Assets

45 m46.5 m46.3 m41.9 m


18.5 m14.6 m13.5 m11 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


16.8 m21.3 m18.8 m15.6 m24.4 m21 m18 m20.4 m13 m11.7 m17.8 m13.6 m


1.8 m1.8 m2.1 m2.5 m2.6 m2.5 m2.5 m2.6 m2.6 m2.3 m2.5 m3.2 m

Current Assets

46 m42.2 m41.2 m47.4 m48.9 m45.9 m45.2 m42.5 m35.9 m40.5 m41.6 m37.2 m


19.1 m17.5 m16.4 m15.4 m14.4 m15.2 m14.3 m13.4 m13.1 m12.4 m9.1 m8.7 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(21.5 m)(14.7 m)(14.4 m)(20.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

7.7 m7.4 m6.4 m5.1 m


80 k(756 k)141 k337 k

Accounts Payable

2.1 m1.3 m(2.6 m)1.6 m
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

(5 m)(6.1 m)(2.9 m)(2.6 m)(3.8 m)(7.3 m)(3.5 m)(6.8 m)(9.7 m)(2.6 m)(1.7 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

2 m2 m1.9 m1.8 m1.6 m3.2 m1.6 m1.4 m1.3 m1.2 m1.2 m


2.1 m2.5 m2.6 m183 k2.5 m2.6 m2.6 m2.3 m2.5 m

Accounts Payable

4.7 m5.4 m3.6 m(2.3 m)3.4 m3.6 m6.5 m6.3 m3.6 m
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Guidance Software Operating Metrics

FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016Jun, 2017

Patents Issued


Patent Applications




Enterprise Customers

1 k
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Guidance Software Revenue Breakdown

Guidance Software Median Salaries

Source: 20 public H-1B filings from Guidance Software

Guidance Software's Web-traffic and Trends

Guidance Software Online and Social Media Presence

Guidance Software Company Life and Culture

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