Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Company Profile (NASDAQ:CMTL)

About Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets products, systems and services for communications solutions. The Company operates through two segments: Commercial Solutions and Government Solutions. It offers communications solutions, including command and control technologies, safety and security technologies and enterprise technologies. Its Commercial Solutions segment provides satellite communications (such as satellite earth station modems and traveling wave tube amplifiers), public safety systems (such as next generation 911 technologies) and enterprise application technologies (such as messaging and trusted location-based technologies). The Government Solutions segment includes command and control technologies, troposcatter technologies, and radio frequency power and switching technologies. It serves system and network suppliers in the global satellite, defense, broadcast and aerospace industries, and the United States federal government, among others.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Communications & Networking - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CMTL
  • CUSIP: 20582620
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $444.53 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 23,570,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $15.55
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $13.22
  • 52 Week Range: $9.52 - $19.80
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 37.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 46.00
  • P/E Growth: 1.70
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $554.98 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.80
  • Book Value: $19.93 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.95
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
  • EBIDTA: $56.17 million
  • Net Margins: 2.02%
  • Return on Equity: 0.81%
  • Return on Assets: 0.42%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.45%
  • Current Ratio: 1.75%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.31%
  • Average Volume: 273,462 shs.
  • Beta: 1.94
  • Short Ratio: 6.33

Frequently Asked Questions for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)

What is Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock symbol?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CMTL."

How often does Comtech Telecommunications Corp. pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, June 7th. Investors of record on Monday, July 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, August 18th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 13th. View Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Dividend History.

How were Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s earnings last quarter?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June, 7th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.07. The company earned $127.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $136.68 million. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. had a net margin of 2.02% and a return on equity of 0.81%. Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.89) EPS. View Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Earnings History.

Where is Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock going? Where will Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock price be in 2017?

6 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s shares. Their forecasts range from $12.50 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock price to reach $17.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

What are analysts saying about Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company believes many of its solutions play a vital role in providing or enhancing communication capabilities when terrestrial communications infrastructure is unavailable or ineffective. The Company conducts business through three complementary segments: telecommunications transmission, mobile data communications and RF microwave amplifiers. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. The Company believes it is a market leader in the market segments that it serves. " (2/16/2017)
  • 2. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services analysts commented, "The company has multiple opportunities for faster growth. Many of CMTL's lines of business have an opportunity to realize accelerated revenue growth. The company's wireless back-haul solutions should benefit from the roughly 100 high-throughput satellites being launched over the next decade," analyst Glenn Mattson wrote in a note.Related Link: Comtech Telecommunications Granted $45 Million Contract To Provide Statewide ESInetMattson noted that the Troposcatter satellite systems are poised to benefit from multiple deployment opportunities, including a possible larger follow-on order from the U.S. Army.The NG 9-1-1 market is experiencing solid growth with the ESInet software market poised to grow 33 percent over the next four years, according to the research firm Frost and Sullivan.However, Mattson said "unjustly excessive balance sheet concerns are weighing on the stock."Facts And FiguresAs of the third quarter 2016 results, the company had $272 million in net debt and raised $94 million in June 2016. The analyst forecast about $80 million will be used to immediately pay down debt. The company has committed to continue paying its $1.20 dividend in F2017.Mattson expects 2016 EPS of ($0.80) on revenue of $425 million and 2017 EPS of $0.41 on revenue of $644 million."We forecast EBITDA to rise to $69 million in F2017, up from $44 million in F2016. That said, CMTL will come close to tripping its debt covenant in 3Q:F17 should our forecast (which is conservatively below management's guidance) play out," Mattson highlighted."While this scenario presents little room for error, we think the company has ample levers to pull, such as reducing working capital to ensure that no covenants are breached. We think as investors get better clarity on this issue, the stock's deep valuation discount will reverse," (7/22/2016)

Who are some of Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s key competitors?

Who are Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s key executives?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Fred Kornberg, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael D. Porcelain, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Michael Atcheson, President of Command and Control Technologies Group
  • John Branscum Jr, President of Comtech EF Data Corp
  • Michael Galletti, Chief Operating Officer
  • Edwin Kantor, Lead Independent Director
  • Yacov A. Shamash Ph.D., Director
  • Ira S. Kaplan, Independent Director
  • Robert G. Paul, Independent Director
  • Lawrence J. Waldman CPA, Independent Director

Who owns Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include HUBER CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC (10.87%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.18%), Royce & Associates LP (5.98%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.25%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.04%) and Peregrine Capital Management LLC (2.65%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

Who sold Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock? Who is selling Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Algert Global LLC, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. and Nationwide Fund Advisors. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

Who bought Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock? Who is buying Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC, Paradigm Capital Management Inc. NY, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royce & Associates LP, Highbridge Capital Management LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Airain ltd and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

How do I buy Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock?

Shares of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock price today?

One share of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. stock can currently be purchased for approximately $18.86.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ CMTL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  83 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  111 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  194
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $17.75 (5.89% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/9/2017Noble FinancialReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
6/9/2017Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $18.00LowView Rating Details
6/8/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$12.50HighView Rating Details
6/7/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$17.00HighView Rating Details
7/22/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesInitiated CoverageBuy$19.00N/AView Rating Details
7/6/2016Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperform$20.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 6/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Earnings by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ CMTL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
6/7/2017Q3 2017$0.06$0.13$136.68 million$127.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/8/2017Q2 2017($0.11)$0.01$136.03 million$139.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/7/2016Q117($0.16)($0.11)$139.10 million$135.79 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/6/2016Q4($0.16)$0.16$163.43 million$152.38 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/8/2016Q3($1.66)($0.89)$131.40 million$124.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2016Q2$0.26$0.25$71.11 million$70.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/9/2015Q116$0.27$0.15$70.19 million$64.12 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/28/2015Q415$0.37$0.34$82.57 million$77.46 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/4/2015Q315$0.23$0.30$77.97 million$71.63 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/11/2015Q2 15$0.31$0.46$78.27 million$81.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/10/2014Q115$0.28$0.34$78.84 million$76.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/9/2014Q414$0.36$0.48$88.29 million$89.38 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
6/5/2014Q314$0.18$0.32$77.50 million$88.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2014Q214$0.26$0.32$80.33 million$85.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2013Q1$0.23$0.28$78.20 million$83.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/26/2013Q313$0.22$0.28$83.68 million$84.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/6/2013Q3 2013$0.05$0.17$70.10 million$69.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2013Q2 2013$0.13$0.14$77.12 million$74.58 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/20120.36$0.25$91.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/26/2012Q412$0.38$0.38$109.08 million$112.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2012$0.24$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2012$0.21$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2011$0.28$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
9/27/2011$0.37$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/7/2011$0.39$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/10/2011$0.40$0.52ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2010$0.61$0.79$169.18 million$178.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.65 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.41 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Next Dividend:8/18/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:2.12%
Payout Ratio:80.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
61.54% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
97.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ CMTL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 83.09%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/14/2016Edwin KantorDirectorSell3,000$10.95$32,850.00View SEC Filing  
4/14/2015Edwin KantorDirectorSell15,000$31.57$473,550.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2015Robert L MccollumVPSell23,453$29.73$697,257.69View SEC Filing  
3/31/2015Stanton D SloaneCEOBuy1,000$28.69$28,690.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Richard L GoldbergDirectorSell15,000$35.04$525,600.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Richard L GoldbergDirectorSell5,000$40.02$200,100.00View SEC Filing  
4/11/2014Edwin KantorDirectorSell2,250$31.80$71,550.00View SEC Filing  
4/8/2014Edwin KantorDirectorSell2,000$32.05$64,100.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2014Larry KonopelkoSVPSell33,500$31.41$1,052,235.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Richard L GoldbergDirectorSell3,750$30.00$112,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/18/2013Edwin KantorDirectorSell2,000$29.18$58,360.00View SEC Filing  
10/16/2013Fred KornbergCEOBuy7,958$27.44$218,367.52View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Latest Headlines for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
DateHeadline logo$150.93 Million in Sales Expected for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) This Quarter - June 22 at 12:48 PM logoEarnings Highlights and Review: Ciena's Robust Q2 Results Outshined Estimates - June 22 at 11:00 AM logo Analysts Expect Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Will Post Earnings of $0.29 Per Share - June 20 at 9:21 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Upgraded by ValuEngine to "Hold" - June 15 at 8:50 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announced SES Networks has Adopted the Heights™ Network Platform for its Hybrid Resiliency Solution - June 14 at 10:17 PM logoComtech to Brief New CYBRScore™ Skills Assessment Tool at AFCEA Cyber Operations Symposium - June 14 at 10:17 PM logoETFs with exposure to Comtech Telecommunications Corp. : June 12, 2017 - June 12 at 5:24 PM logoNoble Financial Reiterates Buy Rating for Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) - June 10 at 7:22 AM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp.'s (CMTL) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Citigroup Inc - June 9 at 11:26 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. :CMTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : June 9, 2017 - June 9 at 5:00 PM logoEdited Transcript of CMTL earnings conference call or presentation 8-Jun-17 12:30pm GMT - June 9 at 6:04 AM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp.'s (CMTL) Hold Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC - June 8 at 10:26 PM logoComtech Telecommunications' (CMTL) CEO Fred Kornberg on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - June 8 at 5:23 PM logoWhy Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Hudbay Minerals, and Comtech Telecommunications Jumped Today - June 8 at 5:23 PM logoInvestor Network: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. to Host Earnings Call - June 8 at 8:13 AM logoCORRECTING and REPLACING Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017 and Finalized Its Fiscal 2017 Guidance - June 8 at 12:50 AM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.15 EPS - June 7 at 9:20 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Comtech Telecommunications Corp Q3 Earnings Report - June 7 at 7:48 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) - June 7 at 7:48 PM logoComtech misses 3Q revenue forecasts - June 7 at 7:48 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.10 (CMTL) - June 7 at 6:50 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) - June 7 at 4:14 PM logoReviewing Applied Optoelectronics (AAOI) and Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) - June 6 at 12:06 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. to Report Third Quarter of Fiscal 2017 Results on June 7th - June 2 at 5:50 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 30 at 12:40 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $135.8 Million - May 26 at 11:57 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) to Announce $0.05 Earnings Per Share - May 24 at 10:32 PM logoComtech to Demonstrate Cost-Effective Space and Component Solutions for Precision Satellite Tracking at Space Tech Expo 2017 - May 22 at 12:33 PM logoComtech to Demonstrate Solutions for Total Parts Management of Space & Electronic Components at Space Tech Expo 2017 - May 22 at 12:33 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CMTL) : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 4:24 PM logoComtech Telecom (CMTL) Secures $2.5B Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) IDIQ Contract - May 15 at 6:56 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CMTL-US : May 15, 2017 - May 15 at 1:54 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces the General Availability of the Heights™ Dynamic Network Access Technology - May 15 at 1:54 PM logoComtech Named Awardee on $2.5 Billion Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions (CS3) IDIQ Contract - May 15 at 1:54 PM logoComtech Awarded $4.2 Million Contract to Provide Blue Force Tracking Aviation Terminals - May 8 at 4:17 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 5 at 10:26 AM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $135.8 Million - May 3 at 1:09 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Getting Positive News Coverage, Report Shows - May 3 at 12:00 AM logo$0.05 EPS Expected for Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) This Quarter - May 1 at 10:08 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Deployments Valued at $1.6 Million of Heights™ Networking Products in Asia - May 1 at 4:22 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.44 - April 29 at 3:15 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces $2.4 Million Order for Advanced Communications Solutions for Government Customer - April 27 at 4:52 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.56 - April 26 at 11:34 AM logoComtech Telecom (CMTL) Awarded $1.8M Contract Extension from U.S. Navy for Additional Advanced Time Division Multiple Access - April 25 at 12:08 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.8 Million Contract Extension for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals - April 25 at 12:08 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 22 at 2:25 PM logoComtech Awarded $42.7 Million Contract to Continue Support of the Blue Force Tracking Program - April 20 at 4:31 PM logoComtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.22 - April 15 at 4:00 PM logo$0.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (CMTL) This Quarter - April 10 at 4:15 PM logoComtech Telecom (CMTL) Secures Order for Shipboard Troposcatter System - April 10 at 12:17 PM



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