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Communications Systems, Inc is a communication equipment business based in the US. Communications Systems shares (JCS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Communications Systems employs 203 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$46.3 million.
|Latest market close||USD$4.57|
|52-week range||USD$3.4869 - USD$6.7433|
|50-day moving average||USD$4.4265|
|200-day moving average||USD$4.5051|
|Wall St. target price||USD$8|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.08 (1.94%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.166|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-3.79%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||0.44%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||13.40%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||-11.26%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-29.69%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||99.56%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||26.63%|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||6.95|
Valuing Communications Systems stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Communications Systems's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Communications Systems's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Communications Systems shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.
That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).
Communications Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$77,258.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Communications Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$46.3 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$22.2 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-0.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||-0.89%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$42.4 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 11,887 Communications Systems shares held short by investors – that's known as Communications Systems's "short interest". This figure is 20% down from 14,859 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Communications Systems shares can be evaluated.
Communications Systems's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Communications Systems shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Communications Systems shares traded daily (recently around 21612.727272727). Communications Systems's SIR currently stands at 0.55. In other words for every 100,000 Communications Systems shares traded daily on the market, roughly 550 shares are currently held short.
However Communications Systems's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Communications Systems shares, or, against the total number of tradable Communications Systems shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Communications Systems's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Communications Systems shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0021% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Communications Systems shares, roughly 2 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Communications Systems.
Find out more about how you can short Communications Systems stock.
We're not expecting Communications Systems to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Communications Systems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 April 1993. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Communications Systems shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Communications Systems shares which in turn could have impacted Communications Systems's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Communications Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.4869 up to $6.7433. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Communications Systems's is 1.0913. This would suggest that Communications Systems's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Communications Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity infrastructure products and services for broadband networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Transition Networks, JDL Technologies, and Net2Edge. The Transition Networks segment manufactures and sells Power over Ethernet switches, media converters, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, small form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity and data transmission products. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers to the federal government, enterprise, service provider, industrial, security, and surveillance markets. The JDL Technologies segment offers information technology managed services, such as network design, deployment, and integration; cloud, hosted, and virtualization services; and remote support and management services to commercial, education, and healthcare markets. Its Net2Edge segment manufactures and markets Ethernet based network access devices. This segment serves government, enterprise, utility, industrial, and surveillance markets, as well as service providers through direct sales model, and approved partners and integrators. Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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