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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
TACT's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 2491 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. TACT: No Debt )
TACT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.81
TACT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 2481 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. TACT: 0.81 )
TACT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.28   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.81

0.28
0.83
Interest Coverage 103.39
TACT's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 1525 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 74.64 vs. TACT: 103.39 )
TACT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 9999.99
Current: 103.39

0.22
9999.99
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 10.85
M-Score: -2.33
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 : 7/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 11.00
TACT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 2448 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. TACT: 11.00 )
TACT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -16.57   Max: 14.12
Current: 11

-16.57
14.12
Net-margin (%) 8.21
TACT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2449 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. TACT: 8.21 )
TACT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -11.19   Max: 9.12
Current: 8.21

-11.19
9.12
ROE (%) 15.17
TACT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2412 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.23 vs. TACT: 15.17 )
TACT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -67.29   Max: 27.37
Current: 15.17

-67.29
27.37
ROA (%) 12.21
TACT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 2450 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 2.74 vs. TACT: 12.21 )
TACT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -19.08   Max: 19.84
Current: 12.21

-19.08
19.84
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.83
TACT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2444 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 10.26 vs. TACT: 26.83 )
TACT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -55.03   Max: 56.12
Current: 26.83

-55.03
56.12
Revenue Growth (%) 1.60
TACT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. TACT: 1.60 )
TACT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5   Max: 9.3
Current: 1.6

-5
9.3
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.20
TACT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 1284 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. TACT: 7.20 )
TACT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -29.4   Max: 34.7
Current: 7.2

-29.4
34.7
EPS Growth (%) 11.60
TACT's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 1131 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.00 vs. TACT: 11.60 )
TACT' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -52.4   Max: 55.4
Current: 11.6

-52.4
55.4
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

TACT Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 202,700 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 95,000 sh (+1.28%)
Chuck Royce 78,600 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2013

TACT Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jim Simons 207,600 sh (+2.42%)
Mario Gabelli 95,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 78,600 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

TACT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 223,700 sh (+7.76%)
Chuck Royce 78,600 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 95,000 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2013

TACT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 242,900 sh (+8.58%)
Chuck Royce 78,600 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 92,000 sh (-3.16%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TACT

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Mario Gabelli 2011-03-31 Reduce -74.99%0.03%$9.31 - $11.62 $ 11.2213%109700
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Ratios

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history
P/E(ttm) 19.70
TACT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
59% of the 1774 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. TACT: 19.70 )
TACT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.61   Max: 220
Current: 19.7

8.61
220
P/B 2.84
TACT's P/B is ranked lower than
63% of the 2373 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. TACT: 2.84 )
TACT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 23.01
Current: 2.84

0.81
23.01
P/S 1.63
TACT's P/S is ranked lower than
65% of the 2545 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.92 vs. TACT: 1.63 )
TACT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 5.38
Current: 1.63

0.32
5.38
PFCF 56.10
TACT's PFCF is ranked lower than
72% of the 1308 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 16.38 vs. TACT: 56.10 )
TACT' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 7.61   Max: 1900
Current: 56.1

7.61
1900
EV-to-EBIT 13.75
TACT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
66% of the 1938 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 15.81 vs. TACT: 13.75 )
TACT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 405.1
Current: 13.75

5.7
405.1
PEG 1.56
TACT's PEG is ranked higher than
57% of the 800 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.28 vs. TACT: 1.56 )
TACT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 2.28
Current: 1.56

0.81
2.28
Shiller P/E 27.43
TACT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
57% of the 795 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 25.90 vs. TACT: 27.43 )
TACT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.74   Max: 469
Current: 27.43

10.74
469

Dividend & Buy Back

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history
Dividend Yield 2.50
TACT's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 1578 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. TACT: 2.50 )
TACT' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.5

0.74
2.86
Dividend Payout 0.42
TACT's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
56% of the 1225 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 0.31 vs. TACT: 0.42 )
TACT' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 0.47
Current: 0.42

0.15
0.47
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.50
TACT's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
63% of the 1646 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. TACT: 2.50 )
TACT' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.74   Max: 2.86
Current: 2.5

0.74
2.86
Share Buyback Rate 3.20
TACT's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
93% of the 1236 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. TACT: 3.20 )
TACT' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.2   Max: -7.1
Current: 3.2

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 7.68
TACT's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
54% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. TACT: 7.68 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 30.07
Current: 7.68

4.87
30.07
Price/Tangible Book 3.30
TACT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 2244 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. TACT: 3.30 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.99   Max: 16.6
Current: 3.3

1.99
16.6
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.76
TACT's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked lower than
51% of the 928 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TACT: 1.76 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.19   Max: 13.83
Current: 1.76

1.19
13.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.26
TACT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 2322 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TACT: 1.26 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.82
Current: 1.26

0.27
2.82
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.99
TACT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
63% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TACT: 1.99 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 2.22
Current: 1.99

Price/Graham Number 1.66
TACT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
58% of the 1662 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 1.25 vs. TACT: 1.66 )
TACT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.21   Max: 8.43
Current: 1.66

1.21
8.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
TACT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 6.10 vs. TACT: 7.30 )
TACT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 17.6
Current: 7.3

0.2
17.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 12.43
TACT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
81% of the 1330 Companies
in the Global Computer Systems industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. TACT: 12.43 )
TACT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.1   Max: 23.2
Current: 12.43

-0.1
23.2

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Systems
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Transact Technologies, Inc., was incorporated in June 1996 and began operating as a stand-alone business in August 1996 as a spin-off of the printer business that was formerly conducted by certain subsidiaries of Tridex Corporation. The Company designs, develops and sells market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. These world-class products are sold under the Epic, EPICENTRALTM, Ithaca and Printrex brand names. Known and respected worldwide for innovative designs and real-world service reliability, its thermal, inkjet and impact printers generate top-quality transaction records such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals and other documents as well as printed logging and plotting of data. The Company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers ('OEMs'), value-added resellers ('VARs'), selected distributors, as well as directly to end-users. Its product distribution spans across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean Islands and the South Pacific. It also provides world-class printer service, spare parts, accessories and printing supplies to its growing worldwide installed base of printers. Through its TransAct Services Group ('TSG') it provide a complete range of supplies and consumables used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, gaming, government and oil and gas exploration markets. Through its webstore, www.transactsupplies.com, and its direct selling team, it addresses the on-line demand for these products. On August 19, 2011, it completed the acquisition of Printrex, Inc. ('Printrex') for $4,000,000 in cash and potential future contingent consideration. Printrex is a manufacturer of specialty printers sold into the oil and gas exploration and medical and mobile markets. Printrex serves commercial and industrial customers in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The Company's main competitors include Transaction Printer Group, Star Micronics America, Inc., Citizen -- CBM America Corporation, Pertech Resources, Inc., Addmaster, and Samsung/Bixolon. The Company's operations are subject to laws, rules, regulations, including environmental regulations, government policies and other requirements in each of the jurisdictions in which it conducts business.

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