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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 : 8/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.41
TESS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
57% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 vs. TESS: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TESS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.92 Max: 6.16
Current: 3.41
0.01
6.16
Equity to Asset 0.60
TESS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
52% of the 493 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. TESS: 0.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TESS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.67
Current: 0.6
0.38
0.67
Interest Coverage 86.10
TESS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
57% of the 331 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 487.69 vs. TESS: 86.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TESS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 4.23  Med: 15.50 Max: 130.44
Current: 86.1
4.23
130.44
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 6.00
M-Score: -2.66
WACC vs ROIC
13.79%
7.90%
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 : 4/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 2.62
TESS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 518 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. TESS: 2.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 1.41  Med: 3.03 Max: 6.72
Current: 2.62
1.41
6.72
Net-margin (%) 1.57
TESS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 519 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.48 vs. TESS: 1.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 0.82  Med: 1.62 Max: 4.33
Current: 1.57
0.82
4.33
ROE (%) 7.43
TESS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.76 vs. TESS: 7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 5.24  Med: 10.75 Max: 19.05
Current: 7.43
5.24
19.05
ROA (%) 4.38
TESS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 vs. TESS: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 2.52  Med: 5.62 Max: 9.61
Current: 4.38
2.52
9.61
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.82
TESS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.19 vs. TESS: 13.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 8.23  Med: 18.57 Max: 46.43
Current: 13.82
8.23
46.43
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -10.20
TESS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. TESS: -10.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.2  Med: 12.20 Max: 29.2
Current: -10.2
-10.2
29.2
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.80
TESS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 299 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. TESS: -16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.8  Med: 13.10 Max: 27.4
Current: -16.8
-16.8
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -20.40
TESS's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 267 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.70 vs. TESS: -20.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.3  Med: 16.00 Max: 39.1
Current: -20.4
-21.3
39.1
» TESS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2014

TESS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 272,200 sh (+1.30%)
Chuck Royce 1,049,082 sh (-6.01%)
Chuck Royce 1,049,082 sh (-6.01%)
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Q1 2015

TESS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Jim Simons 275,200 sh (+1.10%)
Chuck Royce 1,039,846 sh (-0.88%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 23.61
TESS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
52% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. TESS: 23.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TESS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.87  Med: 12.61 Max: 29.97
Current: 23.61
4.87
29.97
Forward P/E 25.06
TESS's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
72% of the 166 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.90 vs. TESS: 25.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 22.10
TESS's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 23.20 vs. TESS: 22.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TESS' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.8  Med: 12.47 Max: 29.63
Current: 22.1
4.8
29.63
P/B 1.73
TESS's P/B is ranked higher than
52% of the 504 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.74 vs. TESS: 1.73 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TESS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.47 Max: 3.15
Current: 1.73
0.47
3.15
P/S 0.37
TESS's P/S is ranked higher than
86% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. TESS: 0.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TESS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.06  Med: 0.20 Max: 0.58
Current: 0.37
0.06
0.58
PFCF 24.78
TESS's PFCF is ranked lower than
57% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.67 vs. TESS: 24.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
TESS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.69  Med: 10.85 Max: 606
Current: 24.78
2.69
606
POCF 18.13
TESS's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.30 vs. TESS: 18.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TESS' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.05  Med: 9.27 Max: 83.28
Current: 18.13
2.05
83.28
EV-to-EBIT 13.58
TESS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
61% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. TESS: 13.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TESS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 2.9  Med: 7.50 Max: 16.6
Current: 13.58
2.9
16.6
PEG 12.28
TESS's PEG is ranked lower than
86% of the 111 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. TESS: 12.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
TESS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.91 Max: 7.17
Current: 12.28
0.29
7.17
Shiller P/E 14.44
TESS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
74% of the 222 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 26.26 vs. TESS: 14.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
TESS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 6.3  Med: 16.16 Max: 43.83
Current: 14.44
6.3
43.83
Current Ratio 2.26
TESS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. TESS: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TESS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.46  Med: 1.83 Max: 2.64
Current: 2.26
1.46
2.64
Quick Ratio 1.20
TESS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
70% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. TESS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TESS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.42
Current: 1.2
0.78
1.42
Days Inventory 61.77
TESS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
57% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.23 vs. TESS: 61.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TESS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 30.92  Med: 51.52 Max: 71.86
Current: 61.77
30.92
71.86
Days Sales Outstanding 39.56
TESS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
82% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.84 vs. TESS: 39.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TESS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 33.26  Med: 42.18 Max: 56.55
Current: 39.56
33.26
56.55

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 3.28
TESS's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
74% of the 435 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. TESS: 3.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 2.72 Max: 4.35
Current: 3.28
0.56
4.35
Dividend Payout 0.77
TESS's Dividend Payout is ranked lower than
73% of the 233 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. TESS: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.77
0.17
0.77
Dividend growth (3y) 13.30
TESS's Dividend growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 149 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. TESS: 13.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend growth (3y) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Dividend growth (3y) Range
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 53.3
Current: 13.3
0
53.3
Yield on cost (5-Year) 11.95
TESS's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
97% of the 439 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. TESS: 11.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 9.91 Max: 15.84
Current: 11.95
2.04
15.84
Share Buyback Rate -1.10
TESS's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
56% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.80 vs. TESS: -1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
TESS' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.8  Med: 0.90 Max: -2.8
Current: -1.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.56
TESS's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.79 vs. TESS: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.22  Med: 2.83 Max: 7.43
Current: 2.56
1.22
7.43
Price/Tangible Book 1.97
TESS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
54% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. TESS: 1.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.68  Med: 1.90 Max: 5.35
Current: 1.97
0.68
5.35
Price/Projected FCF 1.12
TESS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
61% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TESS: 1.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.05 Max: 10.07
Current: 1.12
0.26
10.07
Price/Median PS Value 1.85
TESS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
77% of the 491 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. TESS: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.32 Max: 7.52
Current: 1.85
0.41
7.52
Price/Graham Number 1.42
TESS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
57% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. TESS: 1.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TESS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.76
Current: 1.42
0.42
2.76
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 7.39
TESS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. TESS: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 6  Med: 13.40 Max: 34.5
Current: 7.39
6
34.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 8.27
TESS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.78 vs. TESS: 8.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TESS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -7.7  Med: 21.60 Max: 34.3
Current: 8.27
-7.7
34.3

Analyst Estimate

Mar16 Mar17
Revenue(Mil) 549 573
EPS($) 0.94 1.37
EPS without NRI($) 0.94 1.37

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Tessco Technologies Inc was incorporated in 1982 in Delaware. Tessco Technologies Inc architects and delivers product and solutions to support wireless systems. 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 competitors include Brightstar, D&H, Genco ATC Logistics, Superior Communications and VoiceComm in our retail market and Alliance Corporation, Anixter, Comstor, Graybar, Hutton Communication, KPG Logistics, Ingram Micro, Talley Communications, Tech Data, Site Pro 1, VAV Wireless, Westcon and Winncom. 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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