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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 : 9/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
TCCO's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. TCCO: No Debt )
TCCO' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.90
TCCO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. TCCO: 0.90 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.63   Max: 0.95
Current: 0.9

0.63
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
TCCO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
73% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.56 vs. TCCO: No Debt )
TCCO' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 5.87
M-Score: -0.71
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 : 2/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -57.37
TCCO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.45 vs. TCCO: -57.37 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -105.6   Max: 49.78
Current: -57.37

-105.6
49.78
Net-margin (%) -77.04
TCCO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. TCCO: -77.04 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -109.33   Max: 36.51
Current: -77.04

-109.33
36.51
ROE (%) -35.71
TCCO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. TCCO: -35.71 )
TCCO' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -93.66   Max: 86
Current: -35.71

-93.66
86
ROA (%) -32.64
TCCO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.88 vs. TCCO: -32.64 )
TCCO' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -77.34   Max: 65.16
Current: -32.64

-77.34
65.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -80.53
TCCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 710 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. TCCO: -80.53 )
TCCO' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -189.72   Max: 1162.41
Current: -80.53

-189.72
1162.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -19.70
TCCO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 578 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. TCCO: -19.70 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -34.1   Max: 54.6
Current: -19.7

-34.1
54.6
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Q1 2014

TCCO Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 15,200 sh (unchged)
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Q2 2014

TCCO Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 15,700 sh (+3.29%)
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Q3 2014

TCCO Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 15,500 sh (-1.27%)
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Q4 2014

TCCO Guru Trades in Q4 2014

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Ratios

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P/B 0.93
TCCO's P/B is ranked higher than
88% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. TCCO: 0.93 )
TCCO' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 3.83
Current: 0.93

0.61
3.83
P/S 1.73
TCCO's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. TCCO: 1.73 )
TCCO' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 3.26
Current: 1.73

0.58
3.26
EV-to-EBIT -1.61
TCCO's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 64.23 vs. TCCO: -1.61 )
TCCO' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -222.9   Max: 32.9
Current: -1.61

-222.9
32.9
Shiller P/E 6.95
TCCO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
98% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TCCO: 6.95 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 3.41   Max: 67.78
Current: 6.95

3.41
67.78
Current Ratio 7.90
TCCO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. TCCO: 7.90 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 2.32   Max: 19.33
Current: 7.9

2.32
19.33
Quick Ratio 4.74
TCCO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. TCCO: 4.74 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 15.06
Current: 4.74

1.12
15.06
Days Inventory 610.63
TCCO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
55% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 74.24 vs. TCCO: 610.63 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 169.71   Max: 717.11
Current: 610.63

169.71
717.11
Days Sales Outstanding 63.57
TCCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
78% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 79.70 vs. TCCO: 63.57 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 2.22   Max: 215.32
Current: 63.57

2.22
215.32

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.10
TCCO's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
61% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. TCCO: 1.10 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 9.95
Current: 1.1

0.83
9.95
Dividend growth (3y) -100.00
TCCO's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
56% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. TCCO: -100.00 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: -20.6
Current: -100

Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.10
TCCO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
64% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.02 vs. TCCO: 1.10 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 9.95
Current: 1.1

0.83
9.95
Share Buyback Rate 0.60
TCCO's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
89% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.90 vs. TCCO: 0.60 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 3.4   Max: -7.4
Current: 0.6

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Cash 2.88
TCCO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TCCO: 2.88 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 66.15
Current: 2.88

1.05
66.15
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.61
TCCO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TCCO: 1.61 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 4.85
Current: 1.61

0.61
4.85
Price/Tangible Book 0.93
TCCO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. TCCO: 0.93 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 2.56
Current: 0.93

0.27
2.56
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.44
TCCO's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TCCO: 0.44 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 3.61
Current: 0.44

0.3
3.61
Price/Median PS Value 1.36
TCCO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TCCO: 1.36 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.36

0.11
2.46
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -62.10
TCCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
64% of the 686 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. TCCO: -62.10 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 981.7
Current: -62.1

3
981.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 40.10
TCCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
93% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. TCCO: 40.10 )
TCCO' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.8   Max: 96
Current: 40.1

-15.8
96

Analyst Estimate

Sep15
EPS($) -0.05
EPS without NRI($) -0.05

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:59T.Germany,
Technical Communications Corp was incorporated in Massachusetts in 1961. The Company is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, distribution, marketing and sale of communications security devices and systems. The Company's products consist of electronic devices that enable users to transmit information in an encrypted format and permit receivers to reconstitute the information in a deciphered format if the recipient possesses the right decryption 'key'. The Company's products can be used to protect confidentiality in communications between radios, telephones, facsimile machines and data processing equipment over wires, fiber optic cables, radio waves, and microwave and satellite links. The Company's products consist primarily of voice, data and facsimile encryptors. Revenue is generated primarily from the sale of these products, which have traditionally been to foreign governments. However, it has also sold these products to commercial entities and U.S. government agencies. It historically and presently designs and develops its own equipment and software to meet the requirements of general secure communications applications, as well as the custom-tailored requirements of specific users. Its products are sold worldwide through a variety of channels depending on the country and the customer. The Company sells directly to customers, original equipment manufacturers ('OEMs') and value-added resellers using its in-house sales force as well as domestic and international representatives, consultants and distributors. International sales are made primarily through its main office. Its principal competitors include Crypto AG, Thales Group, Motorola Solutions, Inc., General Dynamics Corporation, Omnisec AG, Cisco Systems, Inc., SafeNet, Inc. and Alcatel-Lucent. As a party to a number of contracts with the U.S. government and its agencies, the Company must comply with extensive regulations.
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