"The Company had $205.7 million in cash and cash equivalents at July 31, 2012, an increase from $201.9 million at April 30, 2012. The Company generated $19.1 million in cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter and $17.1 million in cash flow from operations in fiscal 2012."


Approximate Financial Snapshot as of 9/5/12
Shares Outstanding 52.7M  
52 Wk Hi/Lo 38.13/


Market Cap $1.55B
Recent Price $29.35




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Guidewire Software (GWRE)


"Adjusted EBITDA was $10.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of 22% from the comparable period in fiscal 2011."


Guidewire Software (GWRE) is a provider of core system software to the global Property/Casualty (general) insurance industry. 

Designed to be flexible and scalable, Guidewire solutions give insurers the capability to deliver excellent service, increase market share and lower operating costs. Guidewire InsuranceSuite, consisting of Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire ClaimCenter and Guidewire BillingCenter spans the key functional areas in insurance – underwriting and policy administration, claims management, and billing. 

Guidewire is headquartered in Foster City, California, with offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, Sydney, and Toronto.

GWRE Investor Highlights

  • Total revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $67.6 million, an increase of 33% from the comparable period in fiscal 2011.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $10.4 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of 22% from the comparable period in fiscal 2011.

  • Total revenue for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2012 was $232.1 million, an increase of 35% from fiscal 2011.

  • The Company had $205.7 million in cash and cash equivalents at July 31, 2012, an increase from $201.9 million at April 30, 2012. The Company generated $19.1 million in cash flow from operations in the fourth quarter and $17.1 million in cash flow from operations in fiscal 2012.

  • Announced that Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company has decided to expand its partnership with Foster City, California-based Guidewire Software, Inc.. Under the expanded agreement, Nationwide will use Guidewire PolicyCenter® as its underwriting and policy administration system and Guidewire BillingCenter® for its property and casualty insurance lines.

  • Announced that New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company (NJM), the largest automobile and workers’ compensation insurer in New Jersey, has selected Guidewire PolicyCenter as its new underwriting and policy administration solution and Guidewire BillingCenter to manage its billing operations. In addition, NJM has selected Guidewire Client Data Management™ to support a more comprehensive customer view across its core operations.

  • Announced that Frank Cowan Company has selected Guidewire ClaimCenter as its new claims management system. Frank Cowan Company is a Canadian leader in providing specialized insurance programs.

Recent News and Press Releases

Nationwide Chooses Guidewire InsuranceSuite for Underwriting, Policy Administration and Billing

Guidewire Software Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

Frank Cowan Company Selects Guidewire Solution for Claims Management

NJM Insurance Group Selects Guidewire Solution for Underwriting, Policy Administration, Billing, and Client Data Management

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Marcus Ryu - Chief Executive Officer

Marcus Ryu is Chief Executive Officer at Guidewire and has overall responsibility for our operations and strategic direction. Since co-founding the company in 2001, Marcus has held a wide variety of roles for the company, including securing key customer relationships, communicating our distinctive value proposition to the market, and defining our product strategy. He serves on our Board of Directors and has managed the engineering, marketing, and strategy departments. Marcus has considerable experience analyzing the underwriting and claims operations of insurers and is a frequent speaker to industry audiences on technology and operational issues. Before Guidewire, Marcus was Vice President of Strategy at Ariba and an Associate and Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company. He has an A.B. from Princeton University and a B.Phil. from New College, Oxford University.

Karen Blasing - Chief Financial Officer 

Karen Blasing has served as Guidewire’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2009. In this role, she has overall global responsibility for our Finance and Administration Operations. Karen brings more than 20 years of experience in creating and implementing corporate strategic plans, executing mergers and acquisitions, and building finance, accounting, legal, and human resource programs and systems. Prior to joining the company, Karen was CFO at Force10Networks (acquired by Dell), Nuance Communications, and Counterpane Internet Security. She also held senior finance roles at, Informix Corporation (acquired by IBM), Oracle Corporation, and Syntex Pharmaceuticals (now Roche). She holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Montana and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

John True - Senior Vice President, Field Operations

John True joined Guidewire in 2011 as our Senior Vice President of Field Operations. His more than 20 years of sales, general management, and business development experience with high growth technology firms, help unite the strategies and execution of our global Sales, Services, and Business Alliances teams. John’s previous positions include Chief Operating Officer at Fortify Software, Vice President of North American Sales at EqualLogic, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Ariba, and senior management positions with Parametric Technology Corporation. John previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Agilis Systems and continues today as a director of the company. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.

SEC Filings

GWRE filings with the SEC can be found here.


Guidewire Software

1001 East Hillsdale Boulevard
Suite 800
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: 650-357-9100
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