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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 : 5/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
CNSI's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. CNSI: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 1188.88  Med: 10000.00 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset -0.01
CNSI's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
94% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. CNSI: -0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.09  Med: 0.00 Max: 0.04
Current: -0.01
-0.09
0.04
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 0.91
M-Score: -3.27
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -7.85
CNSI's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. CNSI: -7.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -6.93  Med: -0.32 Max: 5.78
Current: -7.85
-6.93
5.78
Net-margin (%) -8.09
CNSI's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. CNSI: -8.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10.54  Med: -2.00 Max: 2.86
Current: -8.09
-10.54
2.86
ROE (%) -792.44
CNSI's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. CNSI: -792.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -95.86  Med: 85.10 Max: 266.05
Current: -792.44
-95.86
266.05
ROA (%) -4.99
CNSI's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. CNSI: -4.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -3.42  Med: -1.35 Max: 2.33
Current: -4.99
-3.42
2.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -76.55
CNSI's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. CNSI: -76.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -24.71  Med: 6.85 Max: 72.73
Current: -76.55
-24.71
72.73
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

CNSI Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 50,000 sh (New)
Arnold Schneider 1,002,015 sh (+1638.19%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,203,346 sh (+62.98%)
Steven Cohen 379,177 sh (unchged)
John Keeley Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 93,250 sh (-62.44%)
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Q3 2014

CNSI Guru Trades in Q3 2014

HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,207,207 sh (+0.32%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Steven Cohen 368,277 sh (-2.87%)
Arnold Schneider 953,254 sh (-4.87%)
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Q4 2014

CNSI Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 11,989 sh (New)
Charles Brandes 29,365 sh (New)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,203,396 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 368,277 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,203,396 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,203,396 sh (-0.32%)
Arnold Schneider 937,836 sh (-1.62%)
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Q1 2015

CNSI Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 64,300 sh (+436.32%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,227,516 sh (+2.00%)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Charles Brandes Sold Out
Arnold Schneider 912,195 sh (-2.73%)
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Ratios

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Forward P/E 30.77
CNSI's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
80% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. CNSI: 30.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/S 0.93
CNSI's P/S is ranked higher than
67% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. CNSI: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
CNSI' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.37
Current: 0.93
0.84
1.37
EV-to-EBIT -9.97
CNSI's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
202% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. CNSI: -9.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
CNSI' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -188.4  Med: 11.80 Max: 198.5
Current: -9.97
-188.4
198.5
Current Ratio 1.17
CNSI's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
52% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. CNSI: 1.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.02 Max: 1.17
Current: 1.17
0.85
1.17
Quick Ratio 1.12
CNSI's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. CNSI: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.8  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.12
Current: 1.12
0.8
1.12
Days Inventory 23.81
CNSI's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
63% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.40 vs. CNSI: 23.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 10.62  Med: 19.34 Max: 22.02
Current: 23.81
10.62
22.02
Days Sales Outstanding 30.65
CNSI's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. CNSI: 30.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 49.99  Med: 58.65 Max: 66.57
Current: 30.65
49.99
66.57

Valuation & Return

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Price/Median PS Value 1.06
CNSI's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
57% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CNSI: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.84  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.34
Current: 1.06
0.84
1.34
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -10.97
CNSI's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
87% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. CNSI: -10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
CNSI' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -10.97  Med: 6.30 Max: 9
Current: -10.97
-10.97
9

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17
Revenue(Mil) 370 441
EPS($) 0.63 1.67
EPS without NRI($) 0.63 1.67

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Comverse Inc is a provider of telecom business enablement solutions for communication service providers (or CSPs). The Company's operating segments are Business Support Systems (BSS) and Digital Services. Business Support Systems provide converged, prepaid and postpaid billing and active customer management systems (or BSS) for wireless, wireline, cable and multi-play CSPs, delivering a value proposition designed to enable an effective service and data monetization, a consistent, enhanced customer experience, reduced complexity and cost, and real-time choice and control. Digital Services enable voice and messaging services (including voicemail, visual voicemail, call completion, short messaging service (or SMS), and multimedia picture and video messaging (or MMS)), and digital lifestyle services and Internet Protocol (or IP) based rich communication services (including group chat, file transfer, video share, social, presence and geo-location information). Its product-based solutions and related services enhance wireless, wireline and cable networks both for end users and the CSPs themselves. The Company also provides CSPs with the ability to manage their data networks and to monetize their data network investment through its Policy Management and Policy Enforcement capabilities for wireless and wireline data networks. The manufacturing operations consist of installing software on externally purchased hardware components and final assembly and testing, which involves the application of extensive quality control procedures to materials, components, subassemblies and systems. The competitors of Company's BSS and Policy solutions include Amdocs, CSG Systems, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, NEC, Oracle, Redknee and ZTE. Competitors of its Digital Services solutions include Acision, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Mavenir, Movius, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Openwave, Oracle, Tecnotree, Unisys and ZTE. The Company's operations are subject to certain foreign, federal, state and local regulatory requirements relating to environmental, waste management, labor and health and safety matters.
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