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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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industry
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history
Cash-to-Debt No Debt
TCCO's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
96% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. TCCO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
TCCO' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.25  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.89
TCCO's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
95% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. TCCO: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
TCCO' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.85 Max: 0.95
Current: 0.89
0.64
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
TCCO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 85.40 vs. TCCO: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TCCO' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 766  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 3
Altman Z-Score: 4.72
Beneish M-Score: -5.07
WACC vs ROIC
9.73%
-105.37%
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 : 2/10

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Operating Margin % -150.11
TCCO's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
97% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. TCCO: -150.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
TCCO' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -150.11  Med: -6.22 Max: 49.78
Current: -150.11
-150.11
49.78
Net Margin % -126.39
TCCO's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
95% of the 534 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. TCCO: -126.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
TCCO' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -126.39  Med: 0.9 Max: 36.51
Current: -126.39
-126.39
36.51
ROE % -48.12
TCCO's ROE % is ranked lower than
92% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. TCCO: -48.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
TCCO' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.12  Med: 4.58 Max: 86
Current: -48.12
-48.12
86
ROA % -44.02
TCCO's ROA % is ranked lower than
94% of the 541 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. TCCO: -44.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
TCCO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -44.02  Med: 3.05 Max: 65.16
Current: -44.02
-44.02
65.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -126.80
TCCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 535 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.36 vs. TCCO: -126.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
TCCO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -126.8  Med: -1.72 Max: 1162.41
Current: -126.8
-126.8
1162.41
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -26.10
TCCO's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
90% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TCCO: -26.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
TCCO' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: -2.3 Max: 54.7
Current: -26.1
-34.1
54.7
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 28.10
TCCO's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
79% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.00 vs. TCCO: 28.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
TCCO' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.3  Med: 19.3 Max: 254.5
Current: 28.1
-28.3
254.5
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 50.90
TCCO's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. TCCO: 50.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
TCCO' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.7  Med: 17.8 Max: 98.9
Current: 50.9
-69.7
98.9
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment    NAICS: 334220    SIC: 3663
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Traded in other countries:59T.Germany,
Technical Communications Corp is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, distribution, marketing and selling of communications security devices, systems and services.

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.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 1.15
TCCO's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 538 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. TCCO: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
TCCO' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.83
Current: 1.15
0.61
3.83
PS Ratio 2.23
TCCO's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
63% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. TCCO: 2.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
TCCO' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.23 Max: 3.27
Current: 2.23
0.58
3.27
Shiller PE Ratio 8.36
TCCO's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
87% of the 95 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 33.27 vs. TCCO: 8.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
TCCO' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 8.63 Max: 54.24
Current: 8.36
4.9
54.24
Current Ratio 8.41
TCCO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
94% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. TCCO: 8.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TCCO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 6.43 Max: 19.33
Current: 8.41
2.32
19.33
Quick Ratio 5.03
TCCO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. TCCO: 5.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TCCO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.82 Max: 15.06
Current: 5.03
1.12
15.06
Days Inventory 368.18
TCCO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
97% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.20 vs. TCCO: 368.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TCCO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 169.71  Med: 367.46 Max: 586.38
Current: 368.18
169.71
586.38
Days Sales Outstanding 88.77
TCCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.21 vs. TCCO: 88.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TCCO' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.22  Med: 28.71 Max: 110.02
Current: 88.77
2.22
110.02
Days Payable 40.60
TCCO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
69% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.15 vs. TCCO: 40.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TCCO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.2  Med: 31.31 Max: 61.19
Current: 40.6
21.2
61.19

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3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -100.00
TCCO's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
80% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. TCCO: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
TCCO' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -20.6
Current: -100
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 1.43
TCCO's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked lower than
70% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.52 vs. TCCO: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
TCCO' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 3.7 Max: 9.95
Current: 1.43
0.83
9.95

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 3.49
TCCO's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
77% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.42 vs. TCCO: 3.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
TCCO' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 3.21 Max: 30
Current: 3.49
1.05
30
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.25
TCCO's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.44 vs. TCCO: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
TCCO' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.18 Max: 2.7
Current: 1.25
0.3
2.7
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.15
TCCO's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
78% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. TCCO: 1.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
TCCO' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.05 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.15
0.27
2.56
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.83
TCCO's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
78% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TCCO: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
TCCO' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.92 Max: 2.56
Current: 1.83
0.11
2.56
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -110.89
TCCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
98% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. TCCO: -110.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
TCCO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -122  Med: 25.2 Max: 981.7
Current: -110.89
-122
981.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 70.17
TCCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked higher than
98% of the 242 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.15 vs. TCCO: 70.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
TCCO' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.7  Med: 8.25 Max: 96
Current: 70.17
-1.7
96

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $2.18
EPS (TTM) $ -1.49
Beta0.97
Short Percentage of Float3.95%
52-Week Range $2.10 - 7.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.84
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