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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.45
TSYS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
58% of the 1672 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.71 vs. TSYS: 0.45 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.45

Equity to Asset 0.34
TSYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 1618 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. TSYS: 0.34 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 0.88
Current: 0.34

0.17
0.88
F-Score: 4
Z-Score: 0.33
M-Score: -4.24
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -8.26
TSYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1586 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.71 vs. TSYS: -8.26 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -130.5   Max: 16.31
Current: -8.26

-130.5
16.31
Net-margin (%) -16.17
TSYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 1585 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.83 vs. TSYS: -16.17 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -128.66   Max: 26.15
Current: -16.17

-128.66
26.15
ROE (%) -53.64
TSYS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 1548 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.84 vs. TSYS: -53.64 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -142.35   Max: 50.38
Current: -53.64

-142.35
50.38
ROA (%) -18.23
TSYS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1603 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. TSYS: -18.23 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -99.87   Max: 31.64
Current: -18.23

-99.87
31.64
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -48.44
TSYS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1584 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.63 vs. TSYS: -48.44 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -470.76   Max: 63.8
Current: -48.44

-470.76
63.8
Revenue Growth (%) -3.80
TSYS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1368 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.20 vs. TSYS: -3.80 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -5.9   Max: 25.9
Current: -3.8

-5.9
25.9
» TSYS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

TSYS Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Charles Brandes 17,536 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 943,669 sh (-8.23%)
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Q3 2013

TSYS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Charles Brandes 64,386 sh (+267.16%)
Jim Simons 1,086,700 sh (+15.16%)
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Q4 2013

TSYS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Charles Brandes Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,077,100 sh (-0.88%)
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Q1 2014

TSYS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 1,142,978 sh (+6.12%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSYS

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out $2.12 - $2.55 $ 3.2740%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 267.16%$2.35 - $3.19 $ 3.2723%64386
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 New Buy$1.16 - $2.25 $ 3.27102%17536
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Sold Out $1.23 - $2.88 $ 3.2779%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0016%$2.28 - $3.94 $ 3.276%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$3.13 - $5.43 $ 3.27-23%27500
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.01%$4.08 - $5.25 $ 3.27-29%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.70
TSYS's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. TSYS: 1.70 )
TSYS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 6.39
Current: 1.7

0.33
6.39
P/S 0.54
TSYS's P/S is ranked higher than
90% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.42 vs. TSYS: 0.54 )
TSYS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.16   Max: 2.52
Current: 0.54

0.16
2.52
PFCF 7.60
TSYS's PFCF is ranked higher than
96% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 146.80 vs. TSYS: 7.60 )
TSYS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 246
Current: 7.6

2.6
246
EV-to-EBIT -8.82
TSYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
57% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 33.52 vs. TSYS: -8.82 )
TSYS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 4.8   Max: 322.9
Current: -8.82

4.8
322.9
Current Ratio 1.60
TSYS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. TSYS: 1.60 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.43
Current: 1.6

1.01
7.43
Quick Ratio 1.51
TSYS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 1648 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. TSYS: 1.51 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.43
Current: 1.51

1.01
7.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
TSYS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
99% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TSYS: 0.50 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 6.3
Current: 0.5

0.14
6.3
Price/Median PS Value 0.60
TSYS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 1820 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. TSYS: 0.60 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 2.35
Current: 0.6

0.17
2.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 3.50
TSYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
67% of the 1384 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. TSYS: 3.50 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 20.9
Current: 3.5

0.3
20.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 13.98
TSYS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
80% of the 1188 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. TSYS: 13.98 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -15.7   Max: 68.1
Current: 13.98

-15.7
68.1

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
Compare:CRM, SQI, RHT, INTU, ADBE » details
Traded in other countries:TC9.Germany
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. is a Maryland corporation founded in 1987. The Company develops and delivers highly reliable and secure wireless communication technology. Its mobile cloud computing services provide wireless applications and operator infrastructure for 9-1-1 call routing, navigation, asset and social applications, telematics, and text messaging. Its engineered satellite-based solutions incorporate cyber security expertise, and include base station management, deployable solutions for mission-critical communications with expert field support, and professional services including training. The Company reports in two operating segments, Commercial and Government. Its commercial services and systems enable wireless carriers to deliver location-based information, internet content, and short text messages to and from wireless phones. Its hosted and managed services include mobile location-based applications including turn-by-turn navigation, E9-1-1 call routing; that is, customers use its 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. Customers include wireless carrier network operators, Voice over Internet Protocol service providers, state and local governments deploying Next Generation 9-1-1 technology, and automotive industry suppliers. It designs, furnishes, installs and operates wireless and data network communication systems, including its SwiftLink deployable systems which integrate high speed, satellite, and Internet Protocol technology, with secure Government-approved cryptologic devices. It also owns and operates secure satellite teleport facilities, resell access to satellite airtime provide professional services including field support of its systems, and cyber security training and services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal, state and local government agencies, and foreign customers. The Company is subject to various federal laws and regulations, which may have negative effects on its business.
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TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Exec. VP & COO Richard A Young sells 25,884 Shares Mar 04 2011 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Sr. VP & CTO Drew A Morin sells 8,700 Shares Feb 25 2011 
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 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Sr. VP & CTO Drew A Morin sells 34,935 Shares Nov 17 2010 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 08 2010 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 05 2010 

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