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How to buy Communications Systems (JCS) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Communications Systems stocks.

Communications Systems is a communication equipment business based in the US. Communications Systems stocks (JCS.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $6.69 – a decrease of 4.7% over the previous week. Communications Systems employs 150 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $42.6 million.

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Communications Systems stock price (NASDAQ:JCS)

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Communications Systems shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$2.23
52-week range$2.20 - $6.20
50-day moving average $2.87
200-day moving average $5.79
Wall St. target price$12.00
PE ratio 4.9057
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.48

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Is it a good time to buy Communications Systems stock?

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Communications Systems price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.23 from 2022-01-21

1 week (2022-01-14) -4.70%
1 month (2021-12-22) -2.19%
3 months (2021-10-22) -40.69%
6 months (2021-07-22) -67.96%
1 year (2021-01-22) -53.93%
2 years (2020-01-22) -63.62%
3 years (2019-01-22) 2.3
5 years (2017-01-20) 4.79

Is Communications Systems under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 5x. In other words, Communications Systems shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Communications Systems's EBITDA

Communications Systems's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $77,258.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Communications Systems's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Communications Systems financials

Revenue TTM $42.6 million
Gross profit TTM $17.2 million
Return on assets TTM -2.79%
Return on equity TTM -15.27%
Profit margin 10.58%
Book value $1.91
Market capitalisation $22.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Communications Systems share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.24% of net profits

Recently Communications Systems has paid out, on average, around 16.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Communications Systems shareholders could enjoy a 1.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Communications Systems's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.

While Communications Systems's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Communications Systems is investing more in its future growth.

Communications Systems's most recent dividend payout was on 14 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Communications Systems's shares ever split?

Communications Systems's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 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.

Communications Systems share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Communications Systems's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.2 up to $6.1984. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JCS.US volatility(beta: 0.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.517. This would suggest that Communications Systems's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Communications Systems overview

Communications Systems, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides connectivity infrastructure products and services for deployments of broadband networks worldwide. It operates through two segments, Electronics & Software and Services & Support. The Electronics & Software segment designs, develops, and sells Intelligent Edge solutions that provide connectivity and power through Power over Ethernet products and actionable intelligence to end devices in an Internet of Things ecosystem through embedded and cloud-based management software. This segment also offers media converters, network interface cards, and Ethernet switches that integrate the benefits of fiber optics into any data network. This segment's products are used in various markets, including federal government, enterprise, service provider, industrial, security, and surveillance markets. The Services & Support provides software-designed wide-area network and other technology solutions that address prevalent IT challenges, including network resiliency, security products and services, network virtualization, and cloud migrations, IT managed services, wired and wireless network design and implementation, and converged infrastructure configuration, deployment and management.

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