Communications Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:JCS)

About Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)

Communications Systems logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (CSI) operates directly and through its subsidiaries located in the United States, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom. The Company operates through three segments: Suttle, Transition Networks and JDL Technologies (JDL). The Company provides physical connectivity infrastructure products and services for global deployments of broadband networks. The Company is principally engaged through its subsidiary and business unit, Suttle, Inc., in the manufacture and sale of connectivity infrastructure products for broadband and voice communications, and through its another subsidiary and business unit, Transition Networks, Inc., in the manufacture and sale of core media conversion products for broadband networks. Through its JDL Technologies, Inc. subsidiary and business unit, CSI provides information technology (IT) solutions, including network design, computer infrastructure installations, IT service management, network security and network operation services.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Communications & Networking
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:JCS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $39.68 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,956,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.28
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.31
  • 52 Week Range: $3.41 - $5.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -5.61
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $91.24 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.43
  • Book Value: $6.24 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.71
  • Annual Dividend: $0.16
  • Dividend Yield: 3.6%
  • EBITDA: ($1,870,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -9.55%
  • Return on Equity: -14.44%
  • Return on Assets: -12.11%
  • Current Ratio: 4.57%
  • Quick Ratio: 3.00%
  • Average Volume: 17,322 shs.
  • Beta: 1.06
  • Short Ratio: 0.89

Frequently Asked Questions for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)

What is Communications Systems' stock symbol?

Communications Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "JCS."

How often does Communications Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Communications Systems?

Communications Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a dividend of $0.04 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. View Communications Systems' Dividend History.

How were Communications Systems' earnings last quarter?

Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.17) EPS for the quarter. The business earned $20.80 million during the quarter. Communications Systems had a negative return on equity of 14.44% and a negative net margin of 9.55%. View Communications Systems' Earnings History.

When will Communications Systems make its next earnings announcement?

Communications Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Communications Systems.

Where is Communications Systems' stock going? Where will Communications Systems' stock price be in 2017?

1 brokerages have issued 1-year price targets for Communications Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $6.00. On average, they anticipate Communications Systems' stock price to reach $6.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Communications Systems.

Who are some of Communications Systems' key competitors?

Who are Communications Systems' key executives?

Communications Systems' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Bruce C. Blackwood, President
  • Scott Fluegge, President
  • Roger H. D. Lacey, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Mark D. Fandrich, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President
  • Scott Otis, President and General Manager of Transition Networks Inc.
  • Edwin C. Freeman, Vice President - Corporate Development, Treasurer
  • Michael J. Skucius, Vice President - Information Technology
  • Kristin A. Hlavka, Corporate Controller
  • George Wakileh, Vice President of Technology Development, Suttle, Inc.
  • Curtis A. Sampson, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

How do I buy Communications Systems stock?

Shares of Communications Systems 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 Communications Systems' stock price today?

One share of Communications Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.43.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  47 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  78 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  125
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Communications Systems 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 Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $6.00 (35.44% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Price Target History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/23/2017Northland SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$6.00HighView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Earnings by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017N/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017($0.17)$20.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2017Q4 2016($0.08)($0.21)$25.40 million$22.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q3($0.26)($0.14)$25.50 million$25.62 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q2($0.17)($0.29)$29.00 million$26.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q1($0.29)($0.28)$19.50 million$24.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2016Q4($0.07)($0.66)$30.80 million$27.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315($0.09)$0.15$29.50 million$32.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/11/2014Q413($0.09)$25.80 million$27.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313($0.24)$28.69 million$44.62 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/12/2013Q4 2012$0.01$25.34 million$25.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.25 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.79 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Most Recent Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:3.61%
Payout Ratio:-16.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-64.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
-20.25% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)

Dividend History by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 31.80%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/13/2017Bruce C. BlackwoodVPBuy1,200$4.21$5,052.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2017Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy10,000$3.97$39,700.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Richard A PrimuthDirectorBuy2,500$4.53$11,325.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy13,000$4.99$64,870.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy12,000$4.89$58,680.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy10,000$4.90$49,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy14,550$4.70$68,385.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Bruce C. BlackwoodVPBuy2,300$4.30$9,890.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy31,950$4.18$133,551.00View SEC Filing  
6/14/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$7.28$7,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy500$7.47$3,735.00View SEC Filing  
6/9/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy3,000$7.37$22,110.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy3,272$6.60$21,595.20View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$7.90$7,900.00View SEC Filing  
12/28/2015Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$7.77$7,770.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$7.99$7,990.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2015Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy200$8.13$1,626.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,169$8.17$9,550.73View SEC Filing  
12/9/2015Curtis A. SampsonDirectorBuy700$8.14$5,698.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2015Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy200$8.16$1,632.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2015Curtis A. SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$7.61$7,610.00View SEC Filing  
9/17/2015Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy1,180$8.92$10,525.60View SEC Filing  
3/17/2015Richard A PrimuthDirectorBuy1,500$11.93$17,895.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy2,633$11.95$31,464.35View SEC Filing  
3/10/2015Bruce C BlackwoodVPSell2,130$11.71$24,942.30View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy1,000$11.10$11,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,993$11.22$22,361.46View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy4,000$11.14$44,560.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2013Richard A PrimuthDirectorBuy3,500$11.30$39,550.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2013Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$11.24$11,240.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2013Roger Hd LaceyDirectorBuy1,000$11.26$11,260.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Curtis A SampsonDirectorBuy1,000$10.44$10,440.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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Communications Systems (JCS) Chart for Sunday, October, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/22/2017 by Staff

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