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
  • Sub-Industry: Communications Equipment
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:CMTL
  • CUSIP: 20582620
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $515 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 23,585,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $20.43
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $17.57
  • 52 Week Range: $9.52 - $22.90
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.15
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: Infinity
  • P/E Growth: 3.20
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $550.37 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.92
  • Book Value: $20.36 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.06
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 1.8%
  • EBITDA: $62.2 million
  • Net Margins: 2.88%
  • Return on Equity: 1.70%
  • Return on Assets: 0.92%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.37%
  • Current Ratio: 1.67%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.25%
  • Average Volume: 221,236 shs.
  • Beta: 1.93
  • Short Ratio: 4.85

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. announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 18th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 17th. View Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Dividend History.

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

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September, 27th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. The company earned $147.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $150.57 million. Comtech Telecommunications Corp. had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 1.70%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. View Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Earnings History.

When will Comtech Telecommunications Corp. make its next earnings announcement?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

What guidance has Comtech Telecommunications Corp. issued on next quarter's earnings?

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, September, 27th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.41-0.44 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.43. The company issued revenue guidance of $550-575 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $566.76 million.

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

5 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s stock. Their forecasts range from $12.50 to $22.00. On average, they expect Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s share price to reach $18.38 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Comtech Telecommunications Corp..

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
  • 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

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 $21.54.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ CMTL)
Community Ranking:  2.1 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  161 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  282
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, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.60)
Consensus Price Target: $18.38 (14.69% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Price Target History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/29/2017Noble FinancialReiterated RatingBuyHighView Rating Details
9/28/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuy$21.00HighView Rating Details
7/10/2017Northland SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$22.00MediumView Rating Details
6/9/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $18.00LowView Rating Details
6/8/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$12.50HighView Rating Details
7/22/2016Ladenburg Thalmann Financial ServicesInitiated CoverageBuy$19.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/18/2015 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
12/5/2017($0.17)N/AView Earnings Details
9/27/2017Q4 2017$0.29$0.31$150.57 million$147.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $0.41 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL)
Next Dividend:11/17/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:1.86%
Payout Ratio:59.70% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
97.56% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
Infinity (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: 88.74%
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 logoCorporate News Blog - Comtech Telecommunications Clinches $1.8 Million Order for 9-1-1 Mobile Positioning Services in Canada - October 17 at 6:06 PM logoComtech Telecom (CMTL) Secures $1.8M Order for International 9-1-1 Mobile Positioning Services - October 14 at 5:08 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.8 Million Order for International 9-1-1 Mobile Positioning Services - October 13 at 5:55 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Contract Renewal of Approximately $8.4 Million with a Fortune 100 Customer - October 12 at 6:07 PM logoComtech Receives $6.5 Million Contract to Support the BFT-2 Program - October 10 at 6:30 PM logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Comtech Telecommunications Diluted EPS Soared 121.4% - October 9 at 5:58 PM logoCandor Insurance Granted Approval for Insurance Top-Level Domain - October 9 at 5:58 PM logoSpeedy Paper Helper Announces the Launch of Its New and User-Friendly Website - October 9 at 5:57 PM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) to Hold - October 6 at 6:04 PM logoCramer's lightning round: Why my charitable trust sold it... - October 5 at 11:16 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 4 at 12:48 PM logoComtech Showcasing Communication Solutions at AUSA Expo 2017 - October 4 at 11:58 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. :CMTL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2017 By the Numbers : September 28, 2017 - October 2 at 5:48 PM logoEdited Transcript of CMTL earnings conference call or presentation 28-Sep-17 12:30pm GMT - October 2 at 5:48 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CMTL-US : September 29, 2017 - October 2 at 5:48 PM logoETFs with exposure to Comtech Telecommunications Corp. : September 29, 2017 - October 2 at 5:48 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $122.20 Million - October 1 at 1:20 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Receives "Buy" Rating from Noble Financial - September 30 at 4:08 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Pulled Back After Q4 Report - September 30 at 3:30 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.20 Per Share - September 30 at 12:30 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by BMO Capital Markets - September 28 at 10:14 PM logoComtech tops 4Q profit forecasts - September 28 at 5:14 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Announces Results For Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter And Full Year And Provides Fiscal 2018 Guidance - September 28 at 5:14 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Is Heading Lower After Q4 Report - September 28 at 5:14 PM logoComtech Telecommunications' (CMTL) CEO, Fred Kornberg on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - September 28 at 5:14 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Declares $0.10 Per Share Quarterly Cash Dividend - Business Wire (press release) - September 28 at 12:22 AM logoComtech Telecom (CMTL) Secures $4.2M Funding for US Army Sustainment Support of the Blue Force Tracking - - September 27 at 7:20 PM logoAfter-Hours Earnings Report for September 27, 2017 : THO, JBL, FUL, PRGS, ENZ, CMTL, PIR - Nasdaq - September 27 at 7:20 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Declares $0.10 Quarterly Dividend - September 27 at 6:53 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.02 EPS - September 27 at 6:10 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance - September 27 at 5:02 PM logoComtech Receives $4.2 Million of Funding for the U.S. Army Sustainment Support of the Blue Force Tracking Program - September 25 at 3:41 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - September 22 at 9:21 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. to Report Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results on September 27th - September 21 at 5:15 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) vs. Its Competitors Head-To-Head Comparison - September 20 at 12:16 AM logoFinancial Survey: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) versus Oclaro (OCLR) - September 19 at 2:20 AM logoWhy Comtech Telecommunications Corp (CMTL) Could Be A Buy - September 17 at 10:18 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp.'s Xicom Technology Division Expands GaN SSPA Product Line - September 14 at 6:04 PM logoYieldBoost Comtech Telecommunications Corp. To 17.3% Using Options - September 14 at 6:04 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp.’s Xicom Technology Division Expands GaN SSPA Product Line - September 14 at 6:04 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $150.93 Million - September 13 at 11:28 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Develops Search and Rescue Real-Time Aircraft Tracking Portal for Civil Air Patrol - September 11 at 5:58 PM logoComtech Showcasing Location and Messaging Solutions for the Mobile and IoT Ecosystems during Mobile World Congress Americas 2017 - September 11 at 5:58 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - September 9 at 11:46 AM logoComtech Satellite Equipment Used to Support Critical Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Efforts - September 6 at 5:17 PM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. Receives $1.5 Million Contract for Transportable Troposcatter Systems from an International Prime Contractor - September 5 at 6:51 PM logoComtech Awarded $8.6 Million Contract Modification from U.S. Army - August 28 at 5:10 PM logoViavi Solutions (VIAV) and Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Critical Contrast - August 27 at 4:16 PM logoFinancial Contrast: Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) & EchoStar Corporation (SATS) - August 20 at 6:20 AM logoComtech Telecommunications Corp. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:CMTL) : August 17, 2017 - August 16 at 10:48 PM



Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL) Chart for Wednesday, October, 18, 2017

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