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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

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
WSTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 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 0.88
WSTL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
97% of the 638 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. WSTL: 0.88 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.29   Max: 0.94
Current: 0.88

0.29
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
WSTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
95% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 179.69 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: 6
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -1.41
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 : 3/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -3.37
WSTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. WSTL: -3.37 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 9.85
Current: -3.37

-67.4
9.85
Net-margin (%) 4.94
WSTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 647 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. WSTL: 4.94 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -113.48   Max: 60.27
Current: 4.94

-113.48
60.27
ROE (%) 3.98
WSTL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.58 vs. WSTL: 3.98 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -143.04   Max: 55.01
Current: 3.98

-143.04
55.01
ROA (%) 3.48
WSTL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
71% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.12 vs. WSTL: 3.48 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -75.88   Max: 42.04
Current: 3.48

-75.88
42.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -13.92
WSTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.27 vs. WSTL: -13.92 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -257.31   Max: 67.33
Current: -13.92

-257.31
67.33
Revenue Growth (%) -7.20
WSTL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 539 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. WSTL: -7.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 35.5
Current: -7.2

-37.4
35.5
EBITDA Growth (%) -39.40
WSTL's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WSTL: -39.40 )
WSTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 46.5
Current: -39.4

-56.9
46.5
EPS Growth (%) -53.80
WSTL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -1.20 vs. WSTL: -53.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 167.8
Current: -53.8

-53.8
167.8
» WSTL's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

WSTL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

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

WSTL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce 2,030,786 sh (+6.82%)
Jim Simons 2,756,788 sh (+0.78%)
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Q1 2014

WSTL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 20,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,983,455 sh (+8.22%)
Chuck Royce 2,163,959 sh (+6.56%)
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Q2 2014

WSTL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

George Soros 28,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,063,021 sh (+2.67%)
Chuck Royce 1,728,459 sh (-20.13%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with WSTL

(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
George Soros 2014-06-30 New Buy$2.27 - $3.94 $ 1.62-44%28600
Whitney Tilson 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.26%$1.78 - $2.15 $ 1.62-14%0
Whitney Tilson 2012-12-31 Reduce -46.3%0.19%$1.75 - $2.17 $ 1.62-19%172500
Whitney Tilson 2012-09-30 Reduce -46.02%0.55%$1.99 - $2.35 $ 1.62-26%321200
Whitney Tilson 2012-03-31 Reduce -22.08%0.19%$2.2 - $2.45 $ 1.62-26%600000
George Soros 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.0008%$1.98 - $2.49 $ 1.62-24%0
Whitney Tilson 2011-09-30 Add 141.67%0.4%$2.12 - $3.59 $ 1.62-40%870000
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy$2.12 - $3.59 $ 1.62-40%21400
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 20.30
WSTL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 52.30 vs. WSTL: 20.30 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.42   Max: 154.44
Current: 20.3

1.42
154.44
P/B 0.70
WSTL's P/B is ranked higher than
90% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WSTL: 0.70 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 8.22
Current: 0.7

0.15
8.22
P/S 0.90
WSTL's P/S is ranked higher than
71% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.52 vs. WSTL: 0.90 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.51
Current: 0.9

0.07
3.51
PFCF 81.00
WSTL's PFCF is ranked higher than
69% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSTL: 81.00 )
WSTL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 4.1   Max: 220
Current: 81

4.1
220
Shiller P/E 10.60
WSTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
94% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSTL: 10.60 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 366
Current: 10.6

2.57
366
Current Ratio 5.58
WSTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WSTL: 5.58 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 24.99
Current: 5.58

0.9
24.99
Quick Ratio 4.17
WSTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 649 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. WSTL: 4.17 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 23.46
Current: 4.17

0.51
23.46

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Net Cash 3.52
WSTL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
96% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSTL: 3.52 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 166.67
Current: 3.52

1.09
166.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.86
WSTL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSTL: 1.86 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.6   Max: 187.5
Current: 1.86

0.6
187.5
Price/Tangible Book 1.29
WSTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
81% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.03 vs. WSTL: 1.29 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 16.51
Current: 1.29

0.26
16.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.76
WSTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
91% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 11.26 vs. WSTL: 0.76 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.33
Current: 0.76

0.1
15.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.79
WSTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. WSTL: 0.79 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 16.15
Current: 0.79

0.09
16.15
Price/Graham Number 1.03
WSTL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.16 vs. WSTL: 1.03 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 5.63
Current: 1.03

0.23
5.63
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 0.51
WSTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.43 vs. WSTL: 0.51 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -14.4   Max: 13
Current: 0.51

-14.4
13

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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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