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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
96% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 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 0.93
TCCO's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. TCCO: 0.93 )
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: 0.93
0.64
0.95
Interest Coverage No Debt
TCCO's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
96% of the 392 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 81.78 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
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 6.49
M-Score: -3.89
WACC vs ROIC
8.08%
-77.09%
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 : 3/10

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Operating margin (%) -108.27
TCCO's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 529 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.05 vs. TCCO: -108.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TCCO' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -108.27  Med: 0.77 Max: 49.78
Current: -108.27
-108.27
49.78
Net-margin (%) -91.27
TCCO's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. TCCO: -91.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TCCO' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -91.27  Med: 4.88 Max: 36.51
Current: -91.27
-91.27
36.51
ROE (%) -39.37
TCCO's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
89% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.07 vs. TCCO: -39.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TCCO' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.37  Med: 6.18 Max: 86
Current: -39.37
-39.37
86
ROA (%) -36.39
TCCO's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
93% of the 537 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TCCO: -36.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TCCO' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -36.39  Med: 4.64 Max: 65.16
Current: -36.39
-36.39
65.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -96.44
TCCO's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
90% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.17 vs. TCCO: -96.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TCCO' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -96.44  Med: 9.95 Max: 1162.41
Current: -96.44
-96.44
1162.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.00
TCCO's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TCCO: -10.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TCCO' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -34.1  Med: -2.3 Max: 54.7
Current: -10
-34.1
54.7
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
TCCO's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. TCCO: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TCCO' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -28.3  Med: 10.5 Max: 254.5
Current: 10.5
-28.3
254.5
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 29.10
TCCO's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. TCCO: 29.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TCCO' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -69.7  Med: 11.3 Max: 98.9
Current: 29.1
-69.7
98.9
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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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P/B 0.88
TCCO's P/B is ranked higher than
81% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.81 vs. TCCO: 0.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TCCO' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.61  Med: 1.16 Max: 3.83
Current: 0.88
0.61
3.83
P/S 1.65
TCCO's P/S is ranked lower than
56% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. TCCO: 1.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TCCO' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.24 Max: 3.27
Current: 1.65
0.58
3.27
Shiller P/E 7.03
TCCO's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 97 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 29.19 vs. TCCO: 7.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TCCO' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.9  Med: 8.65 Max: 54.24
Current: 7.03
4.9
54.24
Current Ratio 12.15
TCCO's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. TCCO: 12.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TCCO' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.32  Med: 6.26 Max: 19.33
Current: 12.15
2.32
19.33
Quick Ratio 8.34
TCCO's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.62 vs. TCCO: 8.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TCCO' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 3.63 Max: 15.06
Current: 8.34
1.12
15.06
Days Inventory 295.46
TCCO's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
96% of the 499 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.54 vs. TCCO: 295.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TCCO' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 169.71  Med: 391.79 Max: 586.38
Current: 295.46
169.71
586.38
Days Sales Outstanding 46.22
TCCO's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.65 vs. TCCO: 46.22 )
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: 46.22
2.22
110.02
Days Payable 16.26
TCCO's Days Payable is ranked lower than
92% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 57.15 vs. TCCO: 16.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
TCCO' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 16.26  Med: 31.31 Max: 61.19
Current: 16.26
16.26
61.19

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Dividend Growth (3y) -100.00
TCCO's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked lower than
78% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. TCCO: -100.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
TCCO' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: -20.6
Current: -100
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.43
TCCO's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
70% of the 475 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. TCCO: 1.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TCCO' s Yield on cost (5-Year) 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/Net Cash 2.08
TCCO's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
91% of the 129 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.61 vs. TCCO: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Cash only.
TCCO' s Price/Net Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 3.2 Max: 33.13
Current: 2.08
1.05
33.13
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.98
TCCO's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.99 vs. TCCO: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TCCO' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 1.2 Max: 2.7
Current: 0.98
0.3
2.7
Price/Tangible Book 0.87
TCCO's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
82% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. TCCO: 0.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TCCO' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.27  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.56
Current: 0.87
0.27
2.56
Price/Projected FCF 0.60
TCCO's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. TCCO: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TCCO' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.3  Med: 0.6 Max: 85.71
Current: 0.6
0.3
85.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.34
TCCO's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
59% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TCCO: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TCCO' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.91 Max: 2.54
Current: 1.34
0.11
2.54
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -152.26
TCCO's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
99% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. TCCO: -152.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TCCO' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -184.2  Med: 25.2 Max: 981.7
Current: -152.26
-184.2
981.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 68.50
TCCO's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 vs. TCCO: 68.50 )
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: -13  Med: 8.05 Max: 96
Current: 68.5
-13
96

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $3.05
EPS (TTM) $ -1.52
Beta0.86
Short Percentage of Float0.30%
52-Week Range $2.26 - 7.75
Shares Outstanding (Mil)1.84
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