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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 : 7/10

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Cash-to-Debt No Debt
WSTL's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 487 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. WSTL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
WSTL' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 837.09 Max: 14433.4
Current: No Debt
0.01
14433.4
Equity-to-Asset 0.77
WSTL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
78% of the 477 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. WSTL: 0.77 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WSTL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.77 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.77
0.29
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
WSTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 103.06 vs. WSTL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WSTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1663.57  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 2
Altman Z-Score: -4.58
Beneish M-Score: -3.34
WACC vs ROIC
14.91%
-60.93%
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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Operating Margin % -30.16
WSTL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
90% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.79 vs. WSTL: -30.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WSTL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.42  Med: -6.77 Max: 6.63
Current: -30.16
-70.42
6.63
Net Margin % -29.88
WSTL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
89% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. WSTL: -29.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WSTL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -113.48  Med: -2.8 Max: 96.22
Current: -29.88
-113.48
96.22
ROE % -33.66
WSTL's ROE % is ranked lower than
87% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. WSTL: -33.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WSTL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.45  Med: -8.15 Max: 55.01
Current: -33.66
-58.45
55.01
ROA % -26.34
WSTL's ROA % is ranked lower than
90% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.01 vs. WSTL: -26.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WSTL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.02  Med: -5.21 Max: 42.04
Current: -26.34
-45.02
42.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -125.13
WSTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. WSTL: -125.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WSTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -252.5  Med: -43.82 Max: 47.01
Current: -125.13
-252.5
47.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 30.90
WSTL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
94% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WSTL: 30.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
WSTL' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.5  Med: 0.1 Max: 35.6
Current: 30.9
-37.5
35.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -7.20
WSTL's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
71% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.50 vs. WSTL: -7.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
WSTL' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57.3  Med: -9.2 Max: 40.7
Current: -7.2
-57.3
40.7
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate -27.60
WSTL's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked lower than
81% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WSTL: -27.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
WSTL' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.3  Med: -5.5 Max: 361
Current: -27.6
-65.3
361
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Guru Trades

Q1 2016

WSTL Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 3,354,329 sh (+1.75%)
Chuck Royce 1,510,615 sh (-1.65%)
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Q2 2016

WSTL Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Jim Simons 3,498,329 sh (+4.29%)
Chuck Royce 899,038 sh (-40.49%)
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Q3 2016

WSTL Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 3,602,529 sh (+2.98%)
Chuck Royce 545,571 sh (-39.32%)
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Q4 2016

WSTL Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Jim Simons 3,672,529 sh (+1.94%)
Chuck Royce 407,431 sh (-25.32%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4899
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Westell Technologies Inc, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies and other telecommunications service providers. It operates in two segments, IBW and CSG segment.

Westell Technologies Inc was incorporated in Delaware on October 29, 1980 under the name R-Com, Inc. It is a provider of in-building wireless, intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant solutions focused on innovation and differentiation at the edge of telecommunication networks, where end users connect. Its two business segments, In-Building Wireless and Communication Solutions Group, are engaged in the design, development, assembly, and marketing of its products and solutions. The IBW segment solutions include distributed antenna systems (DAS) conditioners, high-performance digital repeaters and bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs), and system components and antennas, all used by wireless service providers and neutral-party hosts to fine tune radio frequency (RF) signals that helps extend coverage to areas not served well or at all by traditional cell sites. The IBW segment includes the comprehensive suite of products and solutions acquired with the addition of CSI, as well as its internally developed DAS interface panels. The CSG segment solutions include intelligent site management, cell site optimization, and outside plant. ISM solutions include a suite of Remote monitoring and control devices which, when combined with the Company's Optima management system, provides comprehensive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems. CSO solutions consist of tower mounted amplifiers (TMAs), small outdoor-hardened units mounted next to antennas on cell towers, enabling wireless service providers to improve the overall performance of a cell site, including increasing data throughput and reducing dropped connections. OSP solutions, which are sold to wireline and wireless service providers as well as industrial network operators, consist of a broad range of offerings, including cabinets, enclosures, and mountings; synchronous optical networks/time division multiplexing (SONET/TDM) network interface units; power distribution units; copper and fiber connectivity panels; hardened Ethernet switches; and systems integration services. The Company's customer base for its products includes telecommunications service providers, systems integrators, cell tower operators, and distributors. Telecommunication service providers include wireless and wireline service providers, multiple systems operators (MSOs), and Internet service providers. Its competitors include Asentria, CCI, Charles Industries, CommScope, Corning, DPS Telecom, Emerson, Inala, Invendis Quest Controls, Purcell, Ruggedcom, TE Connectivity, and Telect. Its trademarks include ClearLink, Kentrox, Optima Management System, UDIT, WESTELL TECHNOLOGIES, and Westell.

Ratios

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PB Ratio 0.70
WSTL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. WSTL: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WSTL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.4
Current: 0.7
0.15
2.4
PS Ratio 0.53
WSTL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 513 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.32 vs. WSTL: 0.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WSTL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.81 Max: 8.29
Current: 0.53
0.07
8.29
Current Ratio 3.41
WSTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WSTL: 3.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WSTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.55 Max: 24.99
Current: 3.41
0.9
24.99
Quick Ratio 2.52
WSTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
72% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. WSTL: 2.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WSTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.9 Max: 23.46
Current: 2.52
0.51
23.46
Days Inventory 112.12
WSTL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
74% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.95 vs. WSTL: 112.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WSTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 44.56  Med: 81.03 Max: 157.69
Current: 112.12
44.56
157.69
Days Sales Outstanding 59.76
WSTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 424 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.24 vs. WSTL: 59.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WSTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.15  Med: 49.58 Max: 67.7
Current: 59.76
34.15
67.7
Days Payable 53.72
WSTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.60 vs. WSTL: 53.72 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WSTL' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.3  Med: 44.64 Max: 81.26
Current: 53.72
25.3
81.26

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.20
WSTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 337 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. WSTL: -1.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
WSTL' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: -1.2 Max: 4.5
Current: -1.2
-21.2
4.5

Valuation & Return

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Price-to-Net-Cash 4.62
WSTL's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
62% of the 135 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.31 vs. WSTL: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.09  Med: 4.56 Max: 166.67
Current: 4.62
1.09
166.67
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.11
WSTL's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.34 vs. WSTL: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 1.97 Max: 187.25
Current: 1.11
0.35
187.25
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.03
WSTL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. WSTL: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.26  Med: 1.63 Max: 14.89
Current: 1.03
0.26
14.89
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.66
WSTL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
86% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. WSTL: 0.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.13  Med: 1.46 Max: 13.59
Current: 0.66
0.13
13.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -158.26
WSTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. WSTL: -158.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WSTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166.1  Med: 16.3 Max: 565181.3
Current: -158.26
-166.1
565181.3

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $68.48
EPS (TTM) $ -0.34
Beta1.65
Short Percentage of Float0.19%
52-Week Range $0.44 - 1.29
Shares Outstanding (Mil)61.71
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