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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.38
TSYS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 1740 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.46 vs. TSYS: 0.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.60 Max: N/A
Current: 0.38
Equity to Asset 0.35
TSYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1530 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. TSYS: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.52 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.35
0.17
0.88
Interest Coverage 1.48
TSYS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
96% of the 1126 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. TSYS: 1.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.86 Max: 9999.99
Current: 1.48
0.69
9999.99
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 1.07
M-Score: -2.24
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 3.66
TSYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.04 vs. TSYS: 3.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -130.5  Med: 2.38 Max: 16.31
Current: 3.66
-130.5
16.31
Net-margin (%) -0.27
TSYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
66% of the 1708 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. TSYS: -0.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -128.66  Med: -10.78 Max: 26.15
Current: -0.27
-128.66
26.15
ROE (%) -0.85
TSYS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 1668 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.12 vs. TSYS: -0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -121.74  Med: -26.52 Max: 72.76
Current: -0.85
-121.74
72.76
ROA (%) -0.29
TSYS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.11 vs. TSYS: -0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -94.22  Med: -10.63 Max: 43.6
Current: -0.29
-94.22
43.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.02
TSYS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 1724 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.12 vs. TSYS: 17.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -556.96  Med: 1.26 Max: 73.41
Current: 17.02
-556.96
73.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
TSYS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1298 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. TSYS: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -5.9  Med: 3.80 Max: 25.9
Current: -5.9
-5.9
25.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.90
TSYS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 1047 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. TSYS: -16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -16.9  Med: 48.90 Max: 62
Current: -16.9
-16.9
62
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

TSYS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,374,800 sh (+20.28%)
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Q3 2014

TSYS Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Jim Simons 1,528,500 sh (+11.18%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

TSYS Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 1,629,000 sh (+6.58%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
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Q1 2015

TSYS Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 635,807 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,745,100 sh (+7.13%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.80
TSYS's P/B is ranked higher than
65% of the 1616 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. TSYS: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TSYS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.73 Max: 6.39
Current: 1.8
0.33
6.39
P/S 0.57
TSYS's P/S is ranked higher than
83% of the 1692 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. TSYS: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TSYS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.80 Max: 2.33
Current: 0.57
0.16
2.33
EV-to-EBIT 25.70
TSYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1150 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.85 vs. TSYS: 25.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TSYS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -69.3  Med: 10.10 Max: 153.6
Current: 25.7
-69.3
153.6
Current Ratio 1.91
TSYS's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. TSYS: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.91 Max: 7.43
Current: 1.91
1.01
7.43
Quick Ratio 1.81
TSYS's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
54% of the 1574 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. TSYS: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.83 Max: 7.43
Current: 1.81
1.01
7.43
Days Inventory 14.86
TSYS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
55% of the 1007 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.87 vs. TSYS: 14.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 8.38  Med: 11.98 Max: 22
Current: 14.86
8.38
22
Days Sales Outstanding 52.37
TSYS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
69% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.77 vs. TSYS: 52.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 46.13  Med: 80.66 Max: 115.58
Current: 52.37
46.13
115.58

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 0.62
TSYS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
92% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. TSYS: 0.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.09  Med: 0.52 Max: 6.3
Current: 0.62
0.09
6.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.72
TSYS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 1521 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. TSYS: 0.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 1.08 Max: 2.75
Current: 0.72
0.2
2.75
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.90
TSYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. TSYS: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.7  Med: 7.60 Max: 20.9
Current: 3.9
0.7
20.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 49.20
TSYS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 664 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.09 vs. TSYS: 49.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TSYS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -18  Med: 25.50 Max: 70.3
Current: 49.2
-18
70.3

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:TC9.Germany,
TeleCommunication Systems Inc is a Maryland corporation, founded in 1987. The Company develops and delivers wireless communication technology, the development of which has led to ownership of 349 patents and nearly 400 patent applications. It delivers cellular network computing services that include public safety solutions for 9-1-1 call delivery, precision location platforms, and applications that include navigation, locator applications and text messaging, as well as secure wireless communications systems and professional services, including cybersecurity training and technology for defense and other government customers. Customers use its "mobile cloud" software functionality through connections to and from network operations centers, paying the Company monthly fees based on the number of subscribers, cell sites, call center circuits, or other metrics. The Company does business with the U.S. federal government as a prime contractor under major technology contract vehicles, as well as state, local and foreign government entities. The Company's segments include Government, and Commercial. Through the Government Segment, it provides professional services including field support of deployable wireless systems and cybersecurity training to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government and foreign customers. It owns and operates secure satellite teleport facilities, resell access to satellite airtime (known as space segment), and design, furnish, install and operate wireless communication systems and components, including its SwiftLink deployable communication systems which integrate high speed, satellite and internet protocol technology with secure, federal government-approved cryptologic devices. Through the Commercial segment, it enables 9-1-1 call routing via cellular, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and next generation technology. Other hosted and managed services include cellular carrier infrastructure for text messaging and location-based platforms and applications, including turn-by-turn navigation. Commercial segment customers include wireless carrier network operators, Voice over Internet Protocol service providers, wireless device manufacturers, automotive industry suppliers, and state and local governments. SwiftLink, Xypoint, AtlasBook, Gokivo, Connections that Matter, Designed for Mobility, Secure the Edge, Art of Exploitation, and Enabling Convergent Technologies are registered trademarks or service marks of the Company. The Company sells products and services through direct sales force and through indirect channels. The Company is subject to procurement and other related laws and regulations which carry significant penalties for non-compliance.
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TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Exec. VP & COO Richard A Young sells 24,177 Shares Dec 10 2010 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Sr. VP & CFO Thomas M Jr Brandt sells 20,000 Shares Nov 19 2010 
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TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 08 2010 
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