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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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
WSTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 636 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.14 vs. WSTL: No Debt )
WSTL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: 14433.4
Current: No Debt

0.01
14433.4
Equity to Asset 0.89
WSTL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
94% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.59 vs. WSTL: 0.89 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.89

0.29
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
WSTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
75% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 123.29 vs. WSTL: No Debt )
WSTL' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 3.89   Max: 9999.99
Current: No Debt

3.89
9999.99
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 6.21
M-Score: -2.84
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 : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -35.65
WSTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.31 vs. WSTL: -35.65 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 9.85
Current: -35.65

-67.4
9.85
Net-margin (%) -109.97
WSTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.07 vs. WSTL: -109.97 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -109.97   Max: 60.27
Current: -109.97

-109.97
60.27
ROE (%) -33.60
WSTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.69 vs. WSTL: -33.60 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -461.58   Max: 42.65
Current: -33.6

-461.58
42.65
ROA (%) -30.34
WSTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 627 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.19 vs. WSTL: -30.34 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -132.72   Max: 33.73
Current: -30.34

-132.72
33.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -88.03
WSTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.39 vs. WSTL: -88.03 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -317.35   Max: 62.45
Current: -88.03

-317.35
62.45
Revenue Growth (%) -36.80
WSTL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.10 vs. WSTL: -36.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -36.8   Max: 35.5
Current: -36.8

-36.8
35.5
» WSTL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

WSTL Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 2,888,529 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 1,642,572 sh (+20.55%)
Zeke Ashton Sold Out
Whitney Tilson Sold Out
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Q2 2013

WSTL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,808,571 sh (+10.11%)
Jim Simons 2,839,388 sh (-1.7%)
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Q3 2013

WSTL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,901,071 sh (+5.11%)
Jim Simons 2,735,529 sh (-3.66%)
» More
Q4 2013

WSTL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,030,786 sh (+6.82%)
Jim Simons 2,756,788 sh (+0.78%)
» More
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WSTL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0008%$1.98 - $2.49 $ 3.2854%0
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$2.12 - $3.59 $ 3.2822%21400
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/B 1.50
WSTL's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 600 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. WSTL: 1.50 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 13.95
Current: 1.5

0.15
13.95
P/S 2.20
WSTL's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. WSTL: 2.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.43
Current: 2.2

0.07
3.43
EV-to-EBIT 0.20
WSTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
100% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.94 vs. WSTL: 0.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 73.7
Current: 0.2

0.5
73.7

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 2.80
WSTL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
90% of the 170 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.10 vs. WSTL: 2.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 166.67
Current: 2.8

1.09
166.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.20
WSTL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
91% of the 289 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.70 vs. WSTL: 2.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 187.5
Current: 2.2

0.6
187.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.80
WSTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. WSTL: 1.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 16.51
Current: 1.8

0.26
16.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.80
WSTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
55% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WSTL: 1.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.33
Current: 1.8

0.1
15.33
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
WSTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
72% of the 601 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WSTL: 1.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 15.47
Current: 1.8

0.09
15.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 426.20
WSTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
99% of the 532 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. WSTL: 426.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 430.1
Current: 426.2

1.4
430.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.60
WSTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
69% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. WSTL: 0.60 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 13
Current: 0.6

-14.4
13

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Traded in other countries:WEU.Germany
Westell Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in 1980. The Company, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and distributes telecommunications products to telephone companies and other telecommunications service providers. It operates in two segments - Westell and CNS. The Westell segment provides a range of indoor and outdoor cabinets, enclosures, and mountings; power distribution products; Ethernet network interface devices, industrial switches, and mounting solutions; NIDs for TDM/SONET networks and service demarcation; wireless signal conditioning and monitoring products for cellular networks; span powering equipment; and remote monitoring devices, as well as customized systems integration services to integrated wireline/wireless telecommunications service providers, wireless service providers, and industrial and utility companies. The CNS segment focuses on developing Homecloud product family to provide a suite of services, including enhanced security, media and information management, sharing and delivery, home control, and network management. The company offers its products through field sales organizations and selected distributors in the United States and Canada.

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