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Qualys Inc is Among the Companies in the Systems Software Industry With the Highest P/E Ratio (QLYS, VMW, MSFT, SYMC, PRGS)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Systems Software industry with the highest price to earnings (P/E) ratios. P/E is an important valuation tool when comparing companies in the same industry. A higher P/E ratio means that investors are paying more for each unit of net income, so the stock is more expensive compared to one with a lower P/E ratio.

Qualys Inc ranks highest with a a P/E ratio of 81.62. Vmware Inc-Cl A is next with a a P/E ratio of 39.62. Microsoft Corp ranks third highest with a a P/E ratio of 37.89.

Symantec Corp follows with a a P/E ratio of 37.57, and Progress Softwar rounds out the top five with a a P/E ratio of 33.15.

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Ticker(s): QLYS VMW MSFT SYMC PRGS