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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 0.36
TSYS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
86% of the 1832 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.14 vs. TSYS: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
TSYS' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.59 Max: N/A
Current: 0.36
Equity to Asset 0.35
TSYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
81% of the 1735 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 Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.17  Med: 0.51 Max: 0.88
Current: 0.35
0.17
0.88
Interest Coverage 1.98
TSYS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
91% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 61.34 vs. TSYS: 1.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
TSYS' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.69  Med: 2.86 Max: 27.32
Current: 1.98
0.69
27.32
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 1.42
M-Score: -1.95
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 4.42
TSYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 1784 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 vs. TSYS: 4.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
TSYS' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.7  Med: 3.76 Max: 16.31
Current: 4.42
-21.7
16.31
Net-margin (%) 1.01
TSYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 1783 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.28 vs. TSYS: 1.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
TSYS' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -20.1  Med: -0.69 Max: 26.15
Current: 1.01
-20.1
26.15
ROE (%) 3.20
TSYS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 1736 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. TSYS: 3.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
TSYS' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -51.55  Med: -2.41 Max: 72.76
Current: 3.2
-51.55
72.76
ROA (%) 1.10
TSYS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 1830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. TSYS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
TSYS' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.9  Med: -1.04 Max: 43.6
Current: 1.1
-24.9
43.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 19.46
TSYS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 1802 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.85 vs. TSYS: 19.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
TSYS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -99.07  Med: 13.67 Max: 73.41
Current: 19.46
-99.07
73.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -5.90
TSYS's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
76% of the 1413 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. TSYS: -5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TSYS' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.9  Med: 3.85 Max: 25.9
Current: -5.9
-5.9
25.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -16.80
TSYS's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
83% of the 1146 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. TSYS: -16.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
TSYS' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.8  Med: 49.00 Max: 62.7
Current: -16.8
-16.8
62.7
» TSYS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q2 2015

TSYS Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Chuck Royce 1,130,817 sh (+77.86%)
Jim Simons 1,835,900 sh (+5.20%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2015

TSYS Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 1,937,400 sh (+5.53%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,125,817 sh (-0.44%)
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Q4 2015

TSYS Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 1,402,142 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 138,250 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,648,069 sh (+36.68%)
Charles Brandes 37,100 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 99.80
TSYS's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1202 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.82 vs. TSYS: 99.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
TSYS' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.67  Med: 16.12 Max: 100
Current: 99.8
5.67
100
PE(NRI) 99.80
TSYS's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
89% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.86 vs. TSYS: 99.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
TSYS' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.67  Med: 15.53 Max: 175.5
Current: 99.8
5.67
175.5
P/B 2.53
TSYS's P/B is ranked higher than
51% of the 1693 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.63 vs. TSYS: 2.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
TSYS' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.33  Med: 1.75 Max: 6.37
Current: 2.53
0.33
6.37
P/S 0.85
TSYS's P/S is ranked higher than
74% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. TSYS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
TSYS' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.77 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.85
0.16
2.32
POCF 415.83
TSYS's POCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 830 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.06 vs. TSYS: 415.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
TSYS' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.65  Med: 8.03 Max: 535
Current: 415.83
1.65
535
EV-to-EBIT 25.41
TSYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
66% of the 1169 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.29 vs. TSYS: 25.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
TSYS' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.9  Med: 11.90 Max: 153.6
Current: 25.41
-68.9
153.6
EV-to-EBITDA 11.88
TSYS's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
53% of the 1263 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. TSYS: 11.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
TSYS' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -67.1  Med: 8.90 Max: 48.8
Current: 11.88
-67.1
48.8
Current Ratio 2.19
TSYS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. TSYS: 2.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
TSYS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.96 Max: 7.43
Current: 2.19
1.01
7.43
Quick Ratio 2.08
TSYS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
56% of the 1671 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.84 vs. TSYS: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
TSYS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.01  Med: 1.85 Max: 7.43
Current: 2.08
1.01
7.43
Days Inventory 13.64
TSYS's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
56% of the 1052 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.70 vs. TSYS: 13.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
TSYS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.38  Med: 12.84 Max: 22
Current: 13.64
8.38
22
Days Sales Outstanding 72.62
TSYS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
53% of the 1461 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 70.19 vs. TSYS: 72.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
TSYS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.13  Med: 77.38 Max: 102.51
Current: 72.62
46.13
102.51

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Projected FCF 1.20
TSYS's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 776 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. TSYS: 1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
TSYS' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.14  Med: 0.56 Max: 6.3
Current: 1.2
0.14
6.3
Price/Median PS Value 1.10
TSYS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
50% of the 1500 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. TSYS: 1.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
TSYS' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.08 Max: 4.81
Current: 1.1
0.21
4.81
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.85
TSYS's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. TSYS: 2.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
TSYS' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 0.58 Max: 1.59
Current: 2.85
0.26
1.59
Price/Graham Number 16.63
TSYS's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 1021 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. TSYS: 16.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
TSYS' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 1.41 Max: 13.21
Current: 16.63
0.75
13.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 3.90
TSYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 1769 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. TSYS: 3.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
TSYS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.7  Med: 6.55 Max: 21.1
Current: 3.9
0.7
21.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 42.74
TSYS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 11.18 vs. TSYS: 42.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
TSYS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -18  Med: 25.50 Max: 75.2
Current: 42.74
-18
75.2

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $364
EPS $ 0.05
Short Percentage of Float6.49%
52-Week Range $3.03 - 5.06
Shares Outstanding(Mil)61.28

Analyst Estimate

Dec15
Revenue(Mil)
EPS($) -0.50
EPS without NRI($) -0.50

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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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) 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 
August 2, 2010 52-Week Low Wrap-Up Aug 02 2010 
TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TSYS) Sr. VP & CTO Drew A Morin sells 15,000 Shares May 28 2010 

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