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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
vs
history
Cash to Debt No Debt
WSTL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 805 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.55 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
96% of the 762 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.56 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
74% of the 521 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 110.42 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: 4
Z-Score: -0.24
M-Score: -4.14
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 (%) -54.73
WSTL's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. WSTL: -54.73 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -67.4   Max: 9.85
Current: -54.73

-67.4
9.85
Net-margin (%) -44.62
WSTL's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 797 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. WSTL: -44.62 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -113.48   Max: 60.27
Current: -44.62

-113.48
60.27
ROE (%) -31.98
WSTL's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 784 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.15 vs. WSTL: -31.98 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -143.04   Max: 55.01
Current: -31.98

-143.04
55.01
ROA (%) -28.10
WSTL's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
58% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.75 vs. WSTL: -28.10 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -75.88   Max: 42.04
Current: -28.1

-75.88
42.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -180.52
WSTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 804 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.91 vs. WSTL: -180.52 )
WSTL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -257.31   Max: 67.33
Current: -180.52

-257.31
67.33
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -7.20
WSTL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
57% of the 663 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WSTL: -7.20 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -37.4   Max: 35.5
Current: -7.2

-37.4
35.5
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -39.40
WSTL's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 503 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. WSTL: -39.40 )
WSTL' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 40.8
Current: -39.4

-56.9
40.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -53.80
WSTL's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. WSTL: -53.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -53.8   Max: 167.8
Current: -53.8

-53.8
167.8
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2014

WSTL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

George Soros Sold Out
Jim Simons 2,983,972 sh (-2.58%)
Chuck Royce 1,590,959 sh (-7.96%)
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Q4 2014

WSTL Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Jim Simons 2,963,886 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 2,963,886 sh (-0.67%)
Chuck Royce 649,748 sh (-59.16%)
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Q1 2015

WSTL Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 944,980 sh (+45.44%)
Jim Simons 2,982,779 sh (+0.64%)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/B 0.76
WSTL's P/B is ranked higher than
92% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. WSTL: 0.76 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 5.03
Current: 0.76

0.15
5.03
P/S 0.81
WSTL's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. WSTL: 0.81 )
WSTL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.51
Current: 0.81

0.07
3.51
Shiller P/E 21.00
WSTL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WSTL: 21.00 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 2.57   Max: 366
Current: 21

2.57
366
Current Ratio 7.90
WSTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. WSTL: 7.90 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.9   Max: 24.99
Current: 7.9

0.9
24.99
Quick Ratio 5.57
WSTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. WSTL: 5.57 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.51   Max: 23.46
Current: 5.57

0.51
23.46
Days Inventory 142.00
WSTL's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
54% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.28 vs. WSTL: 142.00 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 32.66   Max: 158.48
Current: 142

32.66
158.48
Days Sales Outstanding 28.95
WSTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
95% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 82.32 vs. WSTL: 28.95 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 29.92   Max: 126.78
Current: 28.95

29.92
126.78

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Net Cash 2.40
WSTL's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
98% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WSTL: 2.40 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.09   Max: 166.67
Current: 2.4

1.09
166.67
Price/Net Current Asset Value 1.12
WSTL's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
99% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WSTL: 1.12 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 187.25
Current: 1.12

0.35
187.25
Price/Tangible Book 1.06
WSTL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. WSTL: 1.06 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 16.51
Current: 1.06

0.26
16.51
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.68
WSTL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. WSTL: 0.68 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 15.33
Current: 0.68

0.1
15.33
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
WSTL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 885 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. WSTL: 0.80 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 18.29
Current: 0.8

0.1
18.29
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) -169.50
WSTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
65% of the 792 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. WSTL: -169.50 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.4   Max: 123173.6
Current: -169.5

1.4
123173.6
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.62
WSTL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
67% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.38 vs. WSTL: 3.62 )
WSTL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -8   Max: 97.8
Current: 3.62

-8
97.8

Analyst Estimate

Mar15
EPS($) -0.39
EPS without NRI($) -0.39

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Westell Technologies Inc was incorporated in Delaware on October 29, 1980 under the name "R-Com, Inc." The Company, through its subsidiaries, designs and distributes telecommunications products which are sold primarily to telephone companies. It operates its business in three segments - Westell, Kentrox, and CSI. The Westell segment consisted of all product offerings under its cell site optimization and outside plant network solutions, as well as its internally-developed passive DAS interface panels. The Kentrox segment consisted of its intelligent site management solutions, which were acquired with the Kentrox acquisition on April 1, 2013. The CSI segment included its in-building wireless solutions acquired with the CSI acquisition on March 1, 2014. Its competitors include Asentria, CCI, Charles Industries, CommScope, Corning, DPS Telecom, Emerson, Inala, Invendis Quest Controls, Purcell, Ruggedcom, TE Connectivity, and Telect.
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