Communications Systems Company Profile (NASDAQ:JCS)

About Communications Systems

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: Communication Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: JCS
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $4.70
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $4.90
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $4.97
  • 52-Week Range: $3.41 - $7.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -47.00
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
  • Market Cap: $40.77M
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,862,000
  • Beta: 1.17
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: -11.52%
  • Return on Equity: -17.77%
  • Return on Assets: -14.35%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 4.57%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.61%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: No ratings tracked in the last 12 months.
Consensus Rating:N/A (Score: NaN)
Consensus Price Target: N/A

Analysts' Ratings History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/30/2015Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperform$12.50View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/22/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/7/2017        
5/5/2016Q1($0.29)($0.28)$19.50 million$24.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/9/2016Q4($0.07)($0.66)ViewN/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)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.79 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.10 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:3.40%
Payout Ratio:-11.68% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-20.25% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
-160.00% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
12/1/2016Quarterly$0.043.31%12/13/201612/15/20161/3/2017
8/19/2016quarterly$0.042.77%9/13/20169/15/201610/3/2016
5/20/2016quarterly$0.1610.24%6/13/20166/15/20167/1/2016
3/9/2016quarterly$0.169.03%3/16/20163/18/20164/1/2016
11/20/2015quarterly$0.168.52%12/11/201512/15/20151/4/2016
8/26/2015quarterly$0.167.31%9/11/20159/15/201510/1/2015
5/6/2015quarterly$0.165.7%6/11/20156/15/20157/1/2015
3/4/2015quarterly$0.165.65%3/12/20153/16/20154/1/2015
12/4/2014quarterly$0.165.62%12/11/201412/15/20141/2/2015
9/3/2014quarterly$0.165.81%9/11/20149/15/201410/1/2014
5/29/2014quarterly$0.165.64%6/12/20146/16/20147/1/2014
3/11/2014quarterly$0.165.16%3/18/20143/20/20144/1/2014
11/7/2013quarterly$0.165.38%12/12/201312/16/20131/2/2014
8/20/2013quarterly$0.165.66%9/12/20139/16/201310/1/2013
5/22/2013quarterly$0.166.46%6/12/20136/14/20137/1/2013
3/12/2013quarterly$0.163/15/20134/1/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 33.01%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoJDL Technologies Wins 2017 Information Security Award (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 14 at 7:26 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, Financial Statement (NASDAQ:JCS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 5:25 AM
seekingalpha.com logoCommunications Systems Inc. - Operational Volatility Clouds Future Outlook (NASDAQ:JCS)
seekingalpha.com - February 7 at 4:09 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo5:02 pm Communications Systems is closing Alajuela, Costa Rica production facility and consolidating production (NASDAQ:JCS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 25 at 7:27 PM
4-traders.com logoCommunications : Rising Ransomware Attacks Demand Proper Security (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.4-traders.com - January 24 at 6:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoRising Ransomware Attacks Demand Proper Security (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 6:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Will Close Its Costa Rica Facility (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 6:46 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransition Networks to Showcase Latest Network Conversion, Extension, and Power Solutions at 2017 BICSI Winter (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - January 16 at 8:44 AM
News IconWould You Buy Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) On These Analyst Ratings? (NASDAQ:JCS)
diy-home-garden.com - December 15 at 11:42 PM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : December 13, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - December 13 at 6:30 PM
4-traders.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. : ex-dividend day (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.4-traders.com - December 12 at 11:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJDL Technologies FastTrack Proves Security Can be Easy and Effective (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 8 at 10:26 AM
capitalcube.com logoETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : December 2, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - December 2 at 5:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 Per Share (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 1 at 10:08 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoRCS&RDS: Cable Communications Systems N.V. Announces Investor Call on the 2016 3rd Quarter Results (NASDAQ:JCS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 4:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Financials (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 16 at 6:00 PM
capitalcube.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. :JCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : November 10, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - November 10 at 5:13 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report (NASDAQ:JCS)
biz.yahoo.com - November 4 at 4:54 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoCommunications Systems reports 3Q loss (NASDAQ:JCS)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 8:31 AM
publicnow.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2016 FINANCIAL RESULTS (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.publicnow.com - November 3 at 5:42 PM
publicnow.com logoBroadcom Limited to Acquire Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 Billion (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.publicnow.com - November 2 at 9:11 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoCable Communications Systems: Optional Redemption of Notes and Satisfaction of the Financing Condition (NASDAQ:JCS)
uk.finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 5:49 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransition Networks to Showcase Solutions for Increasing Bandwidth, Extending Distance and Improving Security at Dell EMC World 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - October 13 at 9:12 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransition Networks‘ Scorpion-USB™ 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Adapter Awarded Certification Through Dell Technology Partner Program (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 5:55 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoJDL Technologies Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - October 3 at 10:20 AM
publicnow.com logoWorld Vision Replaces Legacy On-Premise Communications Systems with RingCentral’s Global Cloud Solution for Mobile and Distributed Workforce (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.publicnow.com - September 29 at 10:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+ from Transition Networks Simplifies Analog to IP Surveillance System Upgrades (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 10:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPrivate Practices Top List of Data Breach Investigations (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 10:14 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : September 15, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - September 15 at 6:09 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransition Networks Honored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - September 13 at 10:34 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransition Networks to Showcase New Ways to Maximize Network Infrastructure at 2016 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 10:29 AM
bizjournals.com logoCommunications Systems names new chief financial officer (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.bizjournals.com - September 1 at 8:46 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Ex (NASDAQ:JCS)
biz.yahoo.com - August 30 at 5:47 PM
publicnow.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. APPOINTS MARK FANDRICH AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.publicnow.com - August 29 at 5:38 PM
News IconCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.04 PER SHARE AND INCREASES LINE OF CREDIT FROM $10 MILLION TO $15 MILLION AUGUST, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.pressreleasepoint.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
nasdaq.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 Per Share and Increases Line of Credit from $10 Million to $15 Million (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.nasdaq.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
publicnow.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. DECLARES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.04 PER SHARE AND INCREASES LINE OF CREDIT FROM $10 MILLION TO $15 MILLION – AUGUST, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.publicnow.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and E (NASDAQ:JCS)
biz.yahoo.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoWorst Performing Industries For August 18, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
feeds.benzinga.com - August 18 at 11:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew Transition Networks ION Media Converter Chassis Offers Greater Flexibility for Fiber/Copper Network Integration (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - August 15 at 5:55 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : August 12, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - August 12 at 5:52 PM
capitalcube.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. :JCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : August 11, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - August 11 at 6:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSecurity FastTrack Now Available for Financial, Legal and Business Markets (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - August 9 at 8:48 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoCommunications Systems reports 2Q loss (NASDAQ:JCS)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - August 5 at 8:46 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - August 4 at 6:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo11:01 am Communications Systems to acquire the health information technology business unit of Constellation; terms not disclosed (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - July 28 at 11:01 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : July 20, 2016 (NASDAQ:JCS)
www.capitalcube.com - July 20 at 12:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSuttle Announces the MediaMAX™ Tool-less CAT6 Jack (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - July 13 at 8:00 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoNew Features Enhance HIPAA FastTrack (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - June 20 at 8:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoJDL Technologies Recognized as a Top IT Solution Provider (NASDAQ:JCS)
finance.yahoo.com - June 6 at 10:00 AM

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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, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.04 per share on Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 13th.

When will Communications Systems announce their earnings?

Communications Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March, 7th 2017.

Who owns Communications Systems stock?

Communications Systems' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (8.09%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.69%), Gabelli Funds LLC (4.41%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.82%) and Advisory Research Inc. (0.62%). Company insiders that own Communications Systems stock include Bruce C Blackwood, Curtis A Sampson, Richard A Primuth and Roger Hd Lacey.

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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Gabelli Funds LLC.

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 Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and Renaissance Technologies LLC. 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.

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.

How much does a share of Communications Systems stock cost?

One share of Communications Systems stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.70.

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Last Updated on 2/22/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff