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: $37.97 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,956,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.89
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.32
  • 52 Week Range: $3.41 - $5.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -42.40
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $91.24 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.42
  • Book Value: $6.24 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.68
  • Annual Dividend: $0.16
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • EBIDTA: ($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: 20,902 shs.
  • Beta: 1.03
  • 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 24th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.77%. 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.17) EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $20.80 million for the quarter. Communications Systems had a negative net margin of 9.55% and a negative return on equity of 14.44%. 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 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Communications Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $6.00. On average, they anticipate Communications Systems' stock price to reach $6.00 in the next twelve months. 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

Who owns Communications Systems stock?

Communications Systems' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (8.30%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.48%), Vanguard Group Inc. (1.81%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.60%), Ameriprise Financial Inc. (0.33%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.30%). Company insiders that own Communications Systems stock include Bruce C Blackwood, Curtis A Sampson, Richard A Primuth and Roger Hd Lacey. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Communications Systems.

Who sold Communications Systems stock? Who is selling Communications Systems stock?

Communications Systems' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Communications Systems.

Who bought Communications Systems stock? Who is buying Communications Systems stock?

Communications Systems' stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ameriprise Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Communications Systems stock in the last two years include Bruce C Blackwood, Curtis A Sampson, Richard A Primuth and Roger Hd Lacey. View Insider Buying and Selling for Communications Systems.

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 $4.24.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  42 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  75 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  117
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 (41.51% upside)

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 9/24/2015 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: $-0.10 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Next Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:3.77%
Payout Ratio:-16.33% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-64.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
-160.00% (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)


Headline Trends for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Latest Headlines for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
DateHeadline logoHead-To-Head Review: Communications Systems (JCS) & UTStarcom Holdings Corp (UTSI) - September 23 at 6:12 PM logoMediaMAX™ Tool-less CAT6 Data Jack - September 23 at 9:32 AM logoTransition Networks Showcases Smart Managed Switches, PoE+ SFP-based Media Converters, and Other PoE Solutions at BICSI and ASIS Conferences - September 19 at 8:13 PM logoHead to Head Contrast: Communications Systems (JCS) vs. The Competition - September 12 at 6:08 AM logoTransition Networks Launches Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Media Converters with Small Form-Factor Pluggable Optics - September 11 at 9:08 PM logoInsider Buying: Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Director Buys 10,000 Shares of Stock - September 7 at 8:28 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine - September 3 at 12:28 AM logoContrasting Communications Systems (JCS) & Lumentum Holdings (LITE) - August 31 at 4:26 AM logoComparing Communications Systems (JCS) and Acacia Communications (ACIA) - August 30 at 8:34 AM logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : August 28, 2017 - August 28 at 7:43 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - August 26 at 12:16 AM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 - August 25 at 11:17 AM logoForm 4 OSI SYSTEMS INC For: Aug 22 Filed by: HAWKINS JAMES B - August 25 at 7:21 AM logoNorthland Securities Analysts Give Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) a $6.00 Price Target - August 24 at 1:18 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. :JCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 21, 2017 - August 23 at 6:39 AM logoMediaMAX™ Reimagines the Connected Home and Business - August 16 at 8:02 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results - August 16 at 2:25 AM logoTransition Networks Announces Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Managed Switches with Device Management System (DMS) - July 18 at 3:45 AM logoValuEngine Upgrades Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) to "Sell" - June 6 at 8:33 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Announces $0.04 Quarterly Dividend - May 25 at 6:25 PM logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : May 16, 2017 - May 16 at 5:56 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows - May 12 at 12:56 AM logoTransition Networks Discusses Next-Generation SCADA Networks at UTC Telecom & Technology 2017 - May 9 at 12:13 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. :JCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 12:13 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.21 - May 9 at 12:50 AM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results - May 8 at 6:04 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - May 4 at 6:12 PM logoCommunications Systems reports 1Q loss - May 4 at 5:53 PM logoTransition Networks to Show Fiber-to-the-Desk Solutions Bringing Bandwidth and Security to the Desktop at Dell EMC World - May 3 at 10:15 PM logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : May 2, 2017 - May 2 at 4:28 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Short Interest Up 34.0% in April - April 30 at 1:02 PM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Unlikely to Affect Communications Systems (JCS) Stock Price - April 29 at 9:57 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows - April 26 at 9:54 PM logoTransition Networks Announces New Enterprise-Class Multi-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Family of Media Converters - April 26 at 7:15 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.26 - April 23 at 10:44 PM logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : April 21, 2017 - April 21 at 5:56 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17 - April 17 at 11:03 PM logoCommunications Systems (JCS) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of -0.09 - April 14 at 1:12 PM logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 10:34 AM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report - March 31 at 6:05 PM logo Brokerages Set $8.00 Price Target for Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) - March 29 at 11:50 AM logoTransition Networks to Display Alternative Cabling and Power Solutions for Security and Surveillance at ISC West - March 27 at 10:49 AM logoTransition Networks Debuts Ethernet Over 2-Wire Extender with PoE+ - March 20 at 10:53 AM logoNew List Recognizes Top 100 Managed Security Providers in North America - March 13 at 10:46 AM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Changes in Registrant's - March 10 at 7:16 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results - March 7 at 5:46 PM logoJDL Technologies Wins 2017 Information Security Award - February 14 at 7:26 PM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, Financial Statement - February 8 at 5:25 AM logoCommunications Systems Inc. - Operational Volatility Clouds Future Outlook - February 7 at 4:09 AM logo5:02 pm Communications Systems is closing Alajuela, Costa Rica production facility and consolidating production - January 25 at 7:27 PM



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