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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 2.60
TESS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 2554 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. TESS: 2.60 )
TESS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 42.5
Current: 2.6

0.01
42.5
Equity to Asset 0.56
TESS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
61% of the 2542 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 vs. TESS: 0.56 )
TESS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.72
Current: 0.56

0.35
0.72
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.19
M-Score: -2.79
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
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.73
TESS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 2536 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. TESS: 4.73 )
TESS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41   Max: 6.72
Current: 4.73

1.41
6.72
Net-margin (%) 2.90
TESS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 2538 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. TESS: 2.90 )
TESS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.82   Max: 4.33
Current: 2.9

0.82
4.33
ROE (%) 14.15
TESS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 2507 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 5.68 vs. TESS: 14.15 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.13   Max: 17.55
Current: 14.15

5.13
17.55
ROA (%) 8.69
TESS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
89% of the 2543 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.87 vs. TESS: 8.69 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.24   Max: 10.96
Current: 8.69

2.24
10.96
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 26.59
TESS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 2535 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 11.38 vs. TESS: 26.59 )
TESS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.33   Max: 38.18
Current: 26.59

8.33
38.18
Revenue Growth (%) -4.80
TESS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1851 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. TESS: -4.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -4.8   Max: 29.2
Current: -4.8

-4.8
29.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
TESS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1499 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. TESS: 12.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -12.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 12.8

-12.3
27.4
EPS Growth (%) 14.80
TESS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 1349 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. TESS: 14.80 )
TESS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -21.3   Max: 39.1
Current: 14.8

-21.3
39.1
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

TESS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 570,503 sh (+1214.55%)
Jim Simons 257,690 sh (+6.7%)
David Dreman Sold Out
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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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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 $ 31.972%0
David Dreman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.08%$21.22 - $25.94 $ 31.9741%130704
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 17.10
TESS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 31.80 vs. TESS: 17.10 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87   Max: 41.54
Current: 17.1

4.87
41.54
P/B 2.27
TESS's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. TESS: 2.27 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.27

0.47
3.15
P/S 0.47
TESS's P/S is ranked higher than
79% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. TESS: 0.47 )
TESS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 0.58
Current: 0.47

0.06
0.58
PFCF 12.11
TESS's PFCF is ranked higher than
86% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 389.34 vs. TESS: 12.11 )
TESS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 2424
Current: 12.11

2.69
2424
EV-to-EBIT 10.05
TESS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
85% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 23.25 vs. TESS: 10.05 )
TESS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 22.2
Current: 10.05

2.9
22.2
PEG 1.29
TESS's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 1.29 )
TESS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 8.26
Current: 1.29

0.29
8.26
Shiller P/E 18.91
TESS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
90% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 18.91 )
TESS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.4   Max: 43.83
Current: 18.91

6.4
43.83
Current Ratio 2.13
TESS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. TESS: 2.13 )
TESS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.37   Max: 3.35
Current: 2.13

1.37
3.35
Quick Ratio 1.22
TESS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 2118 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. TESS: 1.22 )
TESS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 2.27
Current: 1.22

0.65
2.27

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 2.44
TESS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
67% of the 1682 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. TESS: 2.44 )
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 3.81
Current: 2.44

0.56
3.81
Dividend Payout 0.41
TESS's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
74% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 0.41 )
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 0.57
Current: 0.41

0.18
0.57
Dividend growth (3y) 22.80
TESS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
90% of the 834 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: -0.10 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) 11.92
TESS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1738 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. TESS: 11.92 )
TESS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.78   Max: 18.93
Current: 11.92

2.78
18.93
Share Buyback Rate -2.40
TESS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
63% of the 1331 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution 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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Price/Net Current Asset Value 21.04
TESS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
82% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 21.04 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 6.44   Max: 2214
Current: 21.04

6.44
2214
Price/Tangible Book 2.53
TESS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TESS: 2.53 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 7.2
Current: 2.53

0.62
7.2
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
TESS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 1.50 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 33.28
Current: 1.5

0.26
33.28
Price/Median PS Value 2.47
TESS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
64% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. TESS: 2.47 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 8.28
Current: 2.47

0.42
8.28
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.17
TESS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
94% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TESS: 1.17 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 2.94
Current: 1.17

0.42
2.94
Price/Graham Number 1.38
TESS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
72% of the 2667 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. TESS: 1.38 )
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 3.21
Current: 1.38

0.42
3.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 10.00
TESS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2238 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. TESS: 10.00 )
TESS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 4.5   Max: 34.5
Current: 10

4.5
34.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 17.06
TESS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1619 Companies
in the Global Electronics Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. TESS: 17.06 )
TESS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -6.8   Max: 29.1
Current: 17.06

-6.8
29.1

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Electronics Distribution
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Tessco Technologies is a Delaware Corporation. The Company architects and delivers products and value chain solutions to support wireless systems. It provides its customers with support, products and services to build and maintain these main systems: Broadband Connectivity; Base Station Infrastructure; Critical Communications; Indoor Network Architecture; Maintenance Repair and Assembly; Outdoor Network Architecture; Remote Monitoring and Control; Mobility and User Devices. It offers a range of products that are classified into four business categories: base station infrastructure; network systems; installation, test and maintenance; and mobile devices and accessories. Base infrastructure products are used to build, repair and upgrade wireless broadband systems. Its products include base station antennas, cable and transmission lines, small towers, lightning protection devices, connectors, power systems, enclosures, grounding, jumpers, miscellaneous hardware, and mobile antenna. Network systems products are used to build and upgrade public and private wireless broadband networks. Its products include fixed and mobile broadband radio equipment, wireless networking filtering systems, two-way radios and security and surveillance products. Installation, test and maintenance products are used to install, tune, and maintain wireless communications equipment. Its products include sophisticated analysis equipment and various frequency-, voltage- and power-measuring devices, as well as an assortment of tools, hardware, GPS, safety and replacement and component parts and supplies required by service technicians. Mobile devices and accessory products include cellular phone and data device accessories such as replacement batteries, cases, speakers, mobile amplifiers, power supplies, bluetooth and corded headsets, mounts, car antennas, music accessories and data and memory cards. The Company evaluates its business and customer base in two segments: commercial and retail. The commercial segment includes: public carriers, contractors, and program managers that are generally responsible for building and maintaining the infrastructure system and provide airtime service to individual subscribers; private system operators and governments including commercial entities such as major utilities and transportation companies, federal agencies and state and local governments that run wireless networks for their own use; and commercial dealers and resellers that sell, install and/or service cellular telephone, wireless networking, broadband and two-way radio communications equipment mainly for the enterprise market. The retail segment includes, retailers, dealer agents and carriers and major third party logistics relationship. The Company's competitors in retail segment include Superior Communications, Anixter and Genco ATC Logistics. Its competitors in commercial segment include Hutton Communications, KPG Logistics, Westcon, Comstor, Tech Data, Ingram Mic
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