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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
98% of the 562 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.24 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: 661.07 Max: 14433.4
Current: No Debt
0.01
14433.4
Equity-to-Asset 0.84
WSTL's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
85% of the 553 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.58 vs. WSTL: 0.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
WSTL' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.29  Med: 0.78 Max: 0.94
Current: 0.84
0.29
0.94
Interest Coverage No Debt
WSTL's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
98% of the 413 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 67.88 vs. WSTL: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WSTL' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1949.8  Med: No Debt Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Piotroski F-Score: 7
Altman Z-Score: -2.04
Beneish M-Score: -3.19
WACC vs ROIC
12.75%
-10.18%
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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -4.58
WSTL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
85% of the 555 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.53 vs. WSTL: -4.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
WSTL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.42  Med: -10.81 Max: 6.63
Current: -4.58
-70.42
6.63
Net Margin % -3.45
WSTL's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 557 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. WSTL: -3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
WSTL' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -113.48  Med: -13.66 Max: 96.22
Current: -3.45
-113.48
96.22
ROE % -4.22
WSTL's ROE % is ranked lower than
83% of the 544 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. WSTL: -4.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
WSTL' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.45  Med: -20.69 Max: 55.01
Current: -4.22
-58.45
55.01
ROA % -3.36
WSTL's ROA % is ranked lower than
86% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. WSTL: -3.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
WSTL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.02  Med: -15.39 Max: 42.04
Current: -3.36
-45.02
42.04
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -19.36
WSTL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
87% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.80 vs. WSTL: -19.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
WSTL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -252.5  Med: -71.46 Max: 47.01
Current: -19.36
-252.5
47.01
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -15.50
WSTL's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
83% of the 505 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. WSTL: -15.50 )
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: -2.2 Max: 35.6
Current: -15.5
-37.5
35.6
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2017

WSTL Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Charles Brandes 42,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 3,773,429 sh (+2.75%)
Chuck Royce 362,796 sh (-10.96%)
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Q2 2017

WSTL Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Chuck Royce 266,533 sh (+193.87%)
Jim Simons 998,658 sh (+5.86%)
Charles Brandes 10,650 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2017

WSTL Guru Trades in Q3 2017

Chuck Royce 552,938 sh (+107.46%)
Jim Simons 1,042,058 sh (+4.35%)
Charles Brandes Sold Out
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Charles Brandes 2017-09-30 Sold Out $2.8 - $3.56 $ 4.1835%0
Charles Brandes 2017-03-31 New Buy$2.36 - $3.48 $ 4.1853%10,650
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment    NAICS: 517919    SIC: 4899
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Traded in other countries:WEU1.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
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, ISMS segment.

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, ISMS segment.

Ratios

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industry
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history
Price-to-Owner-Earnings 35.51
WSTL's Price-to-Owner-Earnings is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 236 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 22.68 vs. WSTL: 35.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Owner-Earnings only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Owner-Earnings Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.37  Med: 9.17 Max: 242.05
Current: 35.51
1.37
242.05
PB Ratio 1.25
WSTL's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
82% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. WSTL: 1.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
WSTL' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.15  Med: 1.34 Max: 3.93
Current: 1.25
0.15
3.93
PS Ratio 1.00
WSTL's PS Ratio is ranked higher than
71% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.31 vs. WSTL: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
WSTL' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.07  Med: 0.8 Max: 8.57
Current: 1
0.07
8.57
Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow 17.25
WSTL's Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 212 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.00 vs. WSTL: 17.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.33  Med: 10.78 Max: 262.69
Current: 17.25
4.33
262.69
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 15.83
WSTL's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.33 vs. WSTL: 15.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.91  Med: 9.81 Max: 181.44
Current: 15.83
3.91
181.44
EV-to-EBIT -13.93
WSTL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.58 vs. WSTL: -13.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WSTL' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -63.1  Med: -0.4 Max: 90.7
Current: -13.93
-63.1
90.7
EV-to-EBITDA 16.37
WSTL's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 13.98 vs. WSTL: 16.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WSTL' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.5  Med: 0.75 Max: 3147.8
Current: 16.37
-33.5
3147.8
EV-to-Revenue 0.63
WSTL's EV-to-Revenue is ranked higher than
88% of the 547 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.38 vs. WSTL: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
WSTL' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.7  Med: 0.4 Max: 2.3
Current: 0.63
-0.7
2.3
Current Ratio 5.44
WSTL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. WSTL: 5.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WSTL' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 3.57 Max: 24.99
Current: 5.44
0.9
24.99
Quick Ratio 4.27
WSTL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
78% of the 543 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. WSTL: 4.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WSTL' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 2.94 Max: 23.46
Current: 4.27
0.51
23.46
Days Inventory 118.06
WSTL's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
72% of the 531 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 76.05 vs. WSTL: 118.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WSTL' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.51  Med: 104.22 Max: 157.69
Current: 118.06
45.51
157.69
Days Sales Outstanding 62.78
WSTL's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
62% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 69.36 vs. WSTL: 62.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WSTL' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 34.15  Med: 54 Max: 70
Current: 62.78
34.15
70
Days Payable 31.40
WSTL's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 62.71 vs. WSTL: 31.40 )
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: 31.4
25.3
81.26

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.70
WSTL's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -3.10 vs. WSTL: -0.70 )
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: -1.7 Max: 3.3
Current: -0.7
-21.2
3.3

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price-to-Net-Cash 4.49
WSTL's Price-to-Net-Cash is ranked higher than
70% of the 148 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.54 vs. WSTL: 4.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Net-Cash only.
WSTL' s Price-to-Net-Cash Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.87  Med: 6.63 Max: 166.67
Current: 4.49
1.87
166.67
Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value 1.78
WSTL's Price-to-Net-Current-Asset-Value is ranked higher than
87% of the 401 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.27 vs. WSTL: 1.78 )
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: 3.14 Max: 214
Current: 1.78
0.35
214
Price-to-Tangible-Book 1.69
WSTL's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. WSTL: 1.69 )
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: 2.57 Max: 16.54
Current: 1.69
0.26
16.54
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.26
WSTL's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 489 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. WSTL: 1.26 )
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: 1.57 Max: 23.05
Current: 1.26
0.13
23.05
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -7.18
WSTL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
95% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.56 vs. WSTL: -7.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
WSTL' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -26638.3  Med: -7 Max: 450743.8
Current: -7.18
-26638.3
450743.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $64.18
EPS (TTM) $ -0.15
Beta1.73
Short Percentage of Float0.10%
52-Week Range $2.00 - 4.24
Shares Outstanding (Mil)15.55

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 77
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyY
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyY
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyY
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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