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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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 4.20
TESS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. TESS: 4.20 )
TESS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 42.5
Current: 4.2

0.01
42.5
Equity to Asset 0.60
TESS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
70% of the 679 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. TESS: 0.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.6

0.37
0.72
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 6.21
M-Score: -2.29
WACC vs ROIC
18.65%
10.77%
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.46
TESS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.47 vs. TESS: 3.46 )
TESS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 6.72
Current: 3.46

1.41
6.72
Net-margin (%) 2.11
TESS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. TESS: 2.11 )
TESS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.33
Current: 2.11

0.82
4.33
ROE (%) 10.20
TESS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 689 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.27 vs. TESS: 10.20 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.24   Max: 19.05
Current: 10.2

5.24
19.05
ROA (%) 6.06
TESS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 702 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. TESS: 6.06 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.52   Max: 12.36
Current: 6.06

2.52
12.36
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.58
TESS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.78 vs. TESS: 18.58 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.23   Max: 52.32
Current: 18.58

8.23
52.32
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.80
TESS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
58% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. TESS: -4.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 29.2
Current: -4.8

-4.8
29.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 6.50
TESS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 393 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. TESS: 6.50 )
TESS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 6.5

-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 14.60
TESS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. TESS: 14.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 39.1
Current: 14.6

-21.3
39.1
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

TESS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 781,289 sh (+36.95%)
Jim Simons 246,700 sh (-4.26%)
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Q1 2014

TESS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Chuck Royce 1,061,928 sh (+35.92%)
Jim Simons 253,100 sh (+2.59%)
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Q2 2014

TESS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Chuck Royce 1,116,220 sh (+5.11%)
Jim Simons 260,200 sh (+2.81%)
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Q3 2014

TESS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 268,699 sh (+3.27%)
Chuck Royce 1,116,220 sh (unchged)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TESS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

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David Dreman 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.1%$27.17 - $33.51 $ 22.65-28%0
David Dreman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.08%$21.22 - $25.94 $ 22.650%130704
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 16.20
TESS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
87% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 57.50 vs. TESS: 16.20 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 29.97
Current: 16.2

4.87
29.97
Forward P/E 11.40
TESS's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 11.40 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.70
TESS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
87% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 56.70 vs. TESS: 16.70 )
TESS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 29.63
Current: 16.7

4.8
29.63
P/B 1.60
TESS's P/B is ranked higher than
74% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. TESS: 1.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.6

0.47
3.15
P/S 0.30
TESS's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. TESS: 0.30 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.3

0.06
0.58
POCF 58.75
TESS's POCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.62 vs. TESS: 58.75 )
TESS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.05   Max: 83.28
Current: 58.75

2.05
83.28
EV-to-EBIT 9.67
TESS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
90% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 58.86 vs. TESS: 9.67 )
TESS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 16.6
Current: 9.67

2.9
16.6
PEG 1.76
TESS's PEG is ranked higher than
92% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 1.76 )
TESS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 4.91
Current: 1.76

0.29
4.91
Shiller P/E 13.60
TESS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 13.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 43.83
Current: 13.6

6.4
43.83
Current Ratio 2.35
TESS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. TESS: 2.35 )
TESS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.35

1.37
3.35
Quick Ratio 1.36
TESS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
61% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.68 vs. TESS: 1.36 )
TESS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.36

0.65
2.27
Days Inventory 58.60
TESS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
77% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.74 vs. TESS: 58.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.92   Max: 71.86
Current: 58.6

30.92
71.86
Days Sales Outstanding 41.55
TESS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 75.87 vs. TESS: 41.55 )
TESS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.26   Max: 56.55
Current: 41.55

33.26
56.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
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history
Dividend Yield 3.50
TESS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
81% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. TESS: 3.50 )
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.81
Current: 3.5

0.56
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.45
TESS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
84% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 0.45 )
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 1
Current: 0.45

0.18
1
Dividend growth (3y) 22.80
TESS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.70 vs. TESS: 22.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0   Max: 53.3
Current: 22.8

0
53.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 17.39
TESS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
98% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. TESS: 17.39 )
TESS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 18.93
Current: 17.39

2.78
18.93
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
TESS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
66% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.00 vs. TESS: -2.40 )
TESS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.8   Max: -5.7
Current: -2.4

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 13.20
TESS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
79% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 13.20 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.44   Max: 2214
Current: 13.2

6.44
2214
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
TESS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
77% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.48 vs. TESS: 1.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 6.44
Current: 1.8

0.62
6.44
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.10
TESS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
87% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.39 vs. TESS: 1.10 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 33.28
Current: 1.1

0.26
33.28
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
TESS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
53% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. TESS: 1.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 8.28
Current: 1.8

0.42
8.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.90
TESS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. TESS: 2.90 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.75
Current: 2.9

0.42
3.75
Price/Graham Number 1.10
TESS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 759 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. TESS: 1.10 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.1

0.42
3.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.60
TESS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
88% of the 677 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. TESS: 10.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 6   Max: 34.5
Current: 10.6

6
34.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.88
TESS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
75% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. TESS: 8.88 )
TESS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -7.9   Max: 34.3
Current: 8.88

-7.9
34.3

Analyst Estimate

Mar15 Mar16
Revenue(Mil) 557 591
EPS($) 1.34 2.03
EPS without NRI($) 1.34 2.03

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Tessco Technologies architects and delivers product and solutions to support wireless systems. The convergence of wireless and the internet is revolutionizing the way the world lives, works and plays. It architects and delivers the product and value chain solutions to organizations responsible for building, operating and maintaining wireless broadband systems. Its customers include a diversified mix of carrier and public network operators, tower owners, program managers, contractors and integrators, wireless internet service providers, industrial and enterprise self-maintained users (including railroads, utilities, mining operators, oil and gas operators and technicians), governments, manufacturers, and value-added resellers, tier 1, 2 and 3 retail carrier stores and their independent agents, dealers and consumers, as well as other local and national retailers. It offers products in the categories: base station infrastructure, network systems, mobile devices and accessories, and installation, test and maintenance products. It sources and develops its product offer from manufacturers throughout the world. Its trademark includes A Simple Way of Doing Business Better, Delivering Everything for Wireless, Delivering What You Need…When and Where You Need It, GigaWave Technologies, Going Beyond the Ordinary, LinkUPS, ORDERflow, Solutions That Make Wireless Work, TerraWave Solutions, TESSCO, TESSCO Making Wireless Work, TESSCO Technologies, TESSCO.com, Ventev, Ventev Innovations, The Vital Link to a Wireless World, The Wireless Bulletin, The Wireless Guide, The Wireless Journal, Wireless Solutions, The Wireless Update, Your Total Source, Your Virtual Inventory, among many others. The Company is subject to various laws and governmental regulations concerning environmental matters and employee safety and health in the United States.
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