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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
CMTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.58 vs. CMTL: No Debt )
CMTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.42   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.85
CMTL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 748 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. CMTL: 0.85 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 0.86
Current: 0.85

0.44
0.86
Interest Coverage 6.96
CMTL's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.56 vs. CMTL: 6.96 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.1   Max: 39.8
Current: 6.96

1.1
39.8
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 7.29
M-Score: -1.64
WACC vs ROIC
12.61%
10.91%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.32
CMTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. CMTL: 12.32 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.88   Max: 20.09
Current: 12.32

-7.88
20.09
Net-margin (%) 7.93
CMTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. CMTL: 7.93 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -9.09   Max: 14.63
Current: 7.93

-9.09
14.63
ROE (%) 6.87
CMTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.98 vs. CMTL: 6.87 )
CMTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -10.35   Max: 34.75
Current: 6.87

-10.35
34.75
ROA (%) 4.93
CMTL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. CMTL: 4.93 )
CMTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -5.06   Max: 21.41
Current: 4.93

-5.06
21.41
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 40.60
CMTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 793 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.10 vs. CMTL: 40.60 )
CMTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 5.53   Max: 111.17
Current: 40.6

5.53
111.17
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
CMTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. CMTL: -4.00 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 33.5
Current: -4

-15.3
33.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -12.00
CMTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. CMTL: -12.00 )
CMTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16   Max: 66
Current: -12

-16
66
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -16.80
CMTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 406 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. CMTL: -16.80 )
CMTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -51.9   Max: 297.9
Current: -16.8

-51.9
297.9
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

CMTL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 260,800 sh (+75.86%)
Jim Simons 198,536 sh (+68.75%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 991,654 sh (+62.81%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,891 sh (+59.43%)
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Q2 2014

CMTL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 503,984 sh (+93.25%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,170,600 sh (+18.05%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 148,750 sh (-25.08%)
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Q3 2014

CMTL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,494,036 sh (+27.63%)
Chuck Royce 553,684 sh (+9.86%)
Jim Simons 162,050 sh (+8.94%)
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Q4 2014

CMTL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 31,175 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,708,698 sh (+14.37%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,708,968 sh (+0.43%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,701,570 sh (+13.89%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,701,570 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 128,944 sh (-20.43%)
Chuck Royce 427,084 sh (-22.87%)
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Eveillard's First Eagle Boosts Stake in Growing Comtech Telecom
First Eagle Investment Management, of which renowned investor Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio) is senior investment adviser, has boosted its stake in company Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL), by 45.36%, GuruFocus Real Time Picks reported. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 19.50
CMTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
82% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 98.20 vs. CMTL: 19.50 )
CMTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.33   Max: 39.29
Current: 19.5

8.33
39.29
Forward P/E 19.46
CMTL's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
79% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 19.46 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 20.50
CMTL's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
83% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 100.60 vs. CMTL: 20.50 )
CMTL' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 41.74
Current: 20.5

8.6
41.74
P/B 1.30
CMTL's P/B is ranked higher than
80% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CMTL: 1.30 )
CMTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.84   Max: 4.79
Current: 1.3

0.84
4.79
P/S 1.64
CMTL's P/S is ranked higher than
56% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. CMTL: 1.64 )
CMTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.91   Max: 3.82
Current: 1.64

0.91
3.82
PFCF 25.10
CMTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 25.10 )
CMTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.05   Max: 178.5
Current: 25.1

6.05
178.5
POCF 22.11
CMTL's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 26.22 vs. CMTL: 22.11 )
CMTL' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 55.4
Current: 22.11

5.7
55.4
EV-to-EBIT 8.00
CMTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.71 vs. CMTL: 8.00 )
CMTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 20.3
Current: 8

2.9
20.3
Shiller P/E 19.80
CMTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 19.80 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.05   Max: 79.75
Current: 19.8

10.05
79.75
Current Ratio 4.97
CMTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. CMTL: 4.97 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.7   Max: 8.57
Current: 4.97

1.7
8.57
Quick Ratio 3.82
CMTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
91% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. CMTL: 3.82 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.53
Current: 3.82

1.01
7.53
Days Inventory 131.22
CMTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.12 vs. CMTL: 131.22 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 60.82   Max: 163.85
Current: 131.22

60.82
163.85
Days Sales Outstanding 74.74
CMTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
74% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 82.50 vs. CMTL: 74.74 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 42.2   Max: 182.61
Current: 74.74

42.2
182.61

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.88
CMTL's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
84% of the 430 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.79 vs. CMTL: 3.88 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 4.76
Current: 3.88

0.79
4.76
Dividend Payout 0.80
CMTL's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
80% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 0.80 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.96
Current: 0.8

0.32
1.96
Dividend growth (3y) 5.50
CMTL's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
77% of the 255 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. CMTL: 5.50 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 5.5
Current: 5.5

0
5.5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 3.90
CMTL's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
77% of the 436 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. CMTL: 3.90 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.79   Max: 4.76
Current: 3.9

0.79
4.76
Share Buyback Rate 13.80
CMTL's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
97% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.80 vs. CMTL: 13.80 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 13.8   Max: -23.8
Current: 13.8

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 7.60
CMTL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 7.60 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 280.47
Current: 7.6

2.52
280.47
Price/Net Current Asset Value 3.30
CMTL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 3.30 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.03   Max: 10.95
Current: 3.3

1.03
10.95
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
CMTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
74% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. CMTL: 2.10 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 6.53
Current: 2.1

0.58
6.53
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.60
CMTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
96% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. CMTL: 0.60 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 12.29
Current: 0.6

0.42
12.29
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
CMTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CMTL: 0.80 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 1.82
Current: 0.8

0.14
1.82
Price/Graham Number 1.30
CMTL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
85% of the 876 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.20 vs. CMTL: 1.30 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 2.52
Current: 1.3

0.62
2.52
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 12.40
CMTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
92% of the 778 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. CMTL: 12.40 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.9   Max: 34.5
Current: 12.4

4.9
34.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.58
CMTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
60% of the 367 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.04 vs. CMTL: -2.58 )
CMTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.3   Max: 53.1
Current: -2.58

-3.3
53.1

Analyst Estimate

Jul15
EPS($) 1.77
EPS without NRI($) 1.77

Business Description

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Comtech Telecommunications Corporation is a Delaware corporation, founded in 1967. The Company designs, develops, produces and markets products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company has three operating segments: telecommunications transmission, RF microwave amplifiers and mobile data communications. The Company's telecommunications transmission segment provides sophisticated equipment and systems that are used to enhance satellite transmission efficiency and that enable wireless communications in environments where terrestrial communications are unavailable, inefficient or too expensive. Its telecommunications transmission segment also operates its high-volume technology manufacturing center which has been utilized, at one time or another, by all three of its business segments and, to a much lesser extent, by third-party commercial customers, including prime contractors to the U.S. government. The Company's RF microwave amplifiers segment designs, manufactures, and markets traveling wave tube amplifiers and solid-state amplifiers, including high-power, broadband RF microwave amplifier products. Its mobile data communications segment provides customers with integrated solutions to enable global satellite-based communications when mobile, real-time, secure transmission is required. The Company's main competitors include: Advantech Wireless Inc., Datum Systems, Inc., Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., Harris Corporation, iDirect, Inc., NovelSat, Paradise Datacom LLC, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericssonm, Aethercomm, Inc., CPI International, Inc., E2V Technologies Ltd., Empower RF Systems, Inc., Herley Industries, Inc., and Miteq, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation and ViaSat, Inc. The Company is subject to a variety of rules and regulations, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
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