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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
JCS's Cash-to-Debt is ranked higher than
97% of the 554 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. JCS: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
JCS' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 23.25 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity-to-Asset 0.85
JCS's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
88% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. JCS: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
JCS' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.73  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.85
0.73
0.9
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 4.58
Beneish M-Score: -3.71
WACC vs ROIC
10.05%
-14.58%
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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history
Operating Margin % -7.54
JCS's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
77% of the 551 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.97 vs. JCS: -7.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
JCS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.76  Med: 5.86 Max: 13
Current: -7.54
-9.76
13
Net Margin % -7.50
JCS's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.22 vs. JCS: -7.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
JCS' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.96  Med: 3.77 Max: 8.09
Current: -7.5
-8.96
8.09
ROE % -11.19
JCS's ROE % is ranked lower than
79% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.32 vs. JCS: -11.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
JCS' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -12.2  Med: 4.73 Max: 10.96
Current: -11.19
-12.2
10.96
ROA % -9.16
JCS's ROA % is ranked lower than
80% of the 556 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. JCS: -9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
JCS' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.25  Med: 3.97 Max: 9.17
Current: -9.16
-10.25
9.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -15.20
JCS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
73% of the 549 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.14 vs. JCS: -15.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
JCS' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.36  Med: 14.07 Max: 36.89
Current: -15.2
-19.36
36.89
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -9.90
JCS's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
76% of the 496 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. JCS: -9.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
JCS' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.9  Med: 1.7 Max: 23.9
Current: -9.9
-9.9
23.9
3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate 103.00
JCS's 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate is ranked higher than
95% of the 334 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.70 vs. JCS: 103.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate only.
JCS' s 3-Year EPS without NRI Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.9  Med: 14 Max: 103
Current: 103
-53.9
103
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment    NAICS: 334210    SIC: 3661
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Headquarter Location:USA
Communications Systems Inc, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells modular connecting & wiring devices, digital subscriber line filters, structured wiring systems, and media and rate conversion products in North America and EMEA region.

Communications Systems Inc is a Minnesota corporation organized in 1969 that operates directly and through its subsidiaries located in the United States, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom and China. The Company is engaged through its Suttle business unit in the manufacture and sale of modular connecting and wiring devices for voice and data communications, digital subscriber line filters, and structured wiring systems and through its Transition Networks business unit in the manufacture and sale of media conversion products, Ethernet switches, and other connectivity and data transmission products. Through its JDL Technologies business unit, CSI also provides IT solutions including network design, computer infrastructure installations, IT service management, change management, network security, and network operation services. The Company classifies its businesses into three segments: Suttle, which manufactures U.S. standard modular connecting and wiring devices for voice and data communications; Transition Networks, which designs and markets media conversion products, Ethernet switches, and other connectivity and data transmission products; and JDL Technologies, which provides IT solutions. Suttle manufactures and markets a variety of telecommunication products for outside plant and premise distribution under the Suttle brand name in the United States and internationally. Suttle's new FutureLink brand includes solutions for higher speeds, toolless connectivity and lower cost of ownership, such as copper and fiber connectivity systems, scalable terminals and enclosures, network interface devices ("NIDs"), splitters, and active technologies for voice, data and video communications. Suttle's customers include the telecommunication carriers globally, including Verizon, ATT, and CenturyLink (formerly Qwest). The Suttle brand name is a trademark important to its business. Other important trademarks include FutureLink for end-to-end products for outside plant, connectivity and premise distribution; SOHO Access for small office and home office enclosures and modules; SpeedStar for passive premise connectivity; and CorroShield brand gel that prevents network corrosion. Transition Networks, Inc. ("Transition" or "Transition Networks") is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota and also maintains operations in China and the U.K. Transition designs, assembles and sells NIDs, media converter devices, Ethernet switches and other connectivity products that make it possible to transmit telecommunications signals between systems using different types of media (for example, between copper and fiber optic networks). Transition sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, OEMs, and directly to service providers. Transition Networks designs, assembles and markets NIDs, media converters, network interface cards ("NICs"), Ethernet switches, Small Form factor Pluggable modules ("SFP"), and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks

Ratios

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history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 11.66
JCS's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked higher than
72% of the 239 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.12 vs. JCS: 11.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
JCS' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.44  Med: 12.47 Max: 1287.5
Current: 11.66
4.44
1287.5
PB Ratio 0.70
JCS's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. JCS: 0.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
JCS' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.57  Med: 1.07 Max: 1.81
Current: 0.7
0.57
1.81
PS Ratio 0.43
JCS's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. JCS: 0.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
JCS' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.79 Max: 1.25
Current: 0.43
0.35
1.25
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 8.56
JCS's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
79% of the 205 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 17.65 vs. JCS: 8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
JCS' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.51  Med: 11.59 Max: 68.9
Current: 8.56
4.51
68.9
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 6.52
JCS's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
82% of the 270 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.85 vs. JCS: 6.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
JCS' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.83  Med: 9.39 Max: 460.83
Current: 6.52
3.83
460.83
Shiller PE Ratio 14.24
JCS's Shiller PE Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 30.75 vs. JCS: 14.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller PE Ratio only.
JCS' s Shiller PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.76  Med: 16.01 Max: 29.01
Current: 14.24
10.76
29.01
Current Ratio 5.25
JCS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 548 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.04 vs. JCS: 5.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
JCS' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.26  Med: 5.25 Max: 9.12
Current: 5.25
2.26
9.12
Quick Ratio 3.30
JCS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. JCS: 3.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
JCS' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.49  Med: 3.28 Max: 6.09
Current: 3.3
1.49
6.09
Days Inventory 123.96
JCS's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
75% of the 522 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.94 vs. JCS: 123.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
JCS' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 108.55  Med: 133.63 Max: 173.73
Current: 123.96
108.55
173.73
Days Sales Outstanding 52.66
JCS's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
70% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.97 vs. JCS: 52.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
JCS' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 36.71  Med: 52.12 Max: 63.66
Current: 52.66
36.71
63.66
Days Payable 29.08
JCS's Days Payable is ranked lower than
84% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 60.62 vs. JCS: 29.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
JCS' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 18.36  Med: 25.69 Max: 53.73
Current: 29.08
18.36
53.73

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield % 3.42
JCS's Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
74% of the 418 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. JCS: 3.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield % only.
JCS' s Dividend Yield % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.91  Med: 5.33 Max: 12.71
Current: 3.42
2.91
12.71
3-Year Dividend Growth Rate -14.50
JCS's 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate is ranked lower than
58% of the 199 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. JCS: -14.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate only.
JCS' s 3-Year Dividend Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -53.6  Med: 10.1 Max: 93.5
Current: -14.5
-53.6
93.5
Forward Dividend Yield % 3.46
JCS's Forward Dividend Yield % is ranked higher than
69% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. JCS: 3.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield % only.
N/A
5-Year Yield-on-Cost % 2.56
JCS's 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % is ranked higher than
55% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. JCS: 2.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % only.
JCS' s 5-Year Yield-on-Cost % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.18  Med: 4 Max: 9.53
Current: 2.56
2.18
9.53
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -1.30
JCS's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 365 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.20 vs. JCS: -1.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
JCS' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.7  Med: -0.5 Max: 4.1
Current: -1.3
-2.7
4.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 5.86
JCS's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
55% of the 143 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 7.13 vs. JCS: 5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
JCS' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.36  Med: 10.68 Max: 775
Current: 5.86
4.36
775
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 0.96
JCS's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
96% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.31 vs. JCS: 0.96 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value only.
JCS' s Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 1.67 Max: 5.2
Current: 0.96
0.9
5.2
Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.71
JCS's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
89% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. JCS: 0.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
JCS' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.67  Med: 1.23 Max: 3.32
Current: 0.71
0.67
3.32
Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF 0.61
JCS's Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF is ranked higher than
88% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. JCS: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF only.
JCS' s Price-to-Intrinsic-Value-Projected-FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.35  Med: 0.8 Max: 2.48
Current: 0.61
0.35
2.48
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 0.55
JCS's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. JCS: 0.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
JCS' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 1.08 Max: 3.33
Current: 0.55
0.51
3.33
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -28.94
JCS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
91% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. JCS: -28.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
JCS' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39  Med: 10 Max: 38.8
Current: -28.94
-39
38.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -30.75
JCS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
96% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.88 vs. JCS: -30.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % only.
JCS' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.9  Med: 13.5 Max: 28.8
Current: -30.75
-35.9
28.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $95.49
EPS (TTM) $ -0.81
Beta1.27
Short Percentage of Float0.26%
52-Week Range $3.41 - 7.42
Shares Outstanding (Mil)8.94
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