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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 0.41
TSYS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
53% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. TSYS: 0.41 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.14   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.41

Equity to Asset 0.34
TSYS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
52% of the 2005 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: 3
Z-Score: 0.57
M-Score: -3.67
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
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history
Operating margin (%) -6.91
TSYS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.43 vs. TSYS: -6.91 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -130.5   Max: 16.31
Current: -6.91

-130.5
16.31
Net-margin (%) -16.55
TSYS's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 2055 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. TSYS: -16.55 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -128.66   Max: 26.15
Current: -16.55

-128.66
26.15
ROE (%) -47.02
TSYS's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 1999 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. TSYS: -47.02 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -121.74   Max: 72.76
Current: -47.02

-121.74
72.76
ROA (%) -16.93
TSYS's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 2078 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. TSYS: -16.93 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -94.22   Max: 43.6
Current: -16.93

-94.22
43.6
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -35.72
TSYS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.04 vs. TSYS: -35.72 )
TSYS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -569.3   Max: 73.54
Current: -35.72

-569.3
73.54
Revenue Growth (%) -3.80
TSYS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. TSYS: -3.80 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -6.7   Max: 25.9
Current: -3.8

-6.7
25.9
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with TSYS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Charles Brandes 2014-06-30 New Buy$2.22 - $3.38 $ 3.116%37100
Charles Brandes 2013-12-31 Sold Out $2.12 - $2.55 $ 3.1133%0
Charles Brandes 2013-09-30 Add 267.16%$2.35 - $3.19 $ 3.1117%64386
Charles Brandes 2012-09-30 New Buy$1.16 - $2.25 $ 3.1192%17536
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Sold Out $1.23 - $2.88 $ 3.1170%0
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0016%$2.28 - $3.94 $ 3.111%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$3.13 - $5.43 $ 3.11-27%27500
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 1.65
TSYS's P/B is ranked higher than
84% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.33 vs. TSYS: 1.65 )
TSYS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.33   Max: 6.39
Current: 1.65

0.33
6.39
P/S 0.54
TSYS's P/S is ranked higher than
92% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.68 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 155.50
TSYS's PFCF is ranked higher than
74% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. TSYS: 155.50 )
TSYS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 191.67
Current: 155.5

2.6
191.67
EV-to-EBIT -10.78
TSYS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.57 vs. TSYS: -10.78 )
TSYS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -306.8   Max: 322.9
Current: -10.78

-306.8
322.9
Current Ratio 1.73
TSYS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
64% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. TSYS: 1.73 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.43
Current: 1.73

1.01
7.43
Quick Ratio 1.65
TSYS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 2037 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. TSYS: 1.65 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.01   Max: 7.43
Current: 1.65

1.01
7.43

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.57
TSYS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 14.83 vs. TSYS: 0.57 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 11.25
Current: 0.57

0.14
11.25
Price/Median PS Value 0.67
TSYS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
95% of the 2264 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. TSYS: 0.67 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 2.73
Current: 0.67

0.2
2.73
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -9.30
TSYS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
54% of the 2026 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.70 vs. TSYS: -9.30 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.3   Max: 20.9
Current: -9.3

0.3
20.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 49.13
TSYS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 1509 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.09 vs. TSYS: 49.13 )
TSYS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18   Max: 68.9
Current: 49.13

-18
68.9

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 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 SwiftLinkdeployable 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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HIGH RISK WITH HIGH Feb 14 2012 
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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