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: Communication Equipment
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:JCS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $41.14 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 8,943,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $4.46
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $4.61
  • 52 Week Range: $3.41 - $7.49
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -46.00
  • P/E Growth: 0.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $95.49 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.43
  • Book Value: $6.72 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.68
  • Annual Dividend: $0.16
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: ($3,140,000.00)
  • Net Margins: -11.52%
  • Return on Equity: -17.77%
  • Return on Assets: -14.35%
  • Current Ratio: 4.57%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.61%
  • Average Volume: 20,036 shs.
  • Beta: 1.17
  • Short Ratio: 0.99

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, May 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.04 per share on Monday, July 3rd. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.48%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. View Communications Systems' Dividend History.

How were Communications Systems' earnings last quarter?

Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) posted its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported ($0.17) earnings per share for the quarter. The company earned $20.80 million during the quarter. Communications Systems had a negative return on equity of 17.77% and a negative net margin of 11.52%. 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, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Communications Systems.

Are investors shorting Communications Systems?

Communications Systems saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 12,545 shares, an increase of 34.0% from the March 31st total of 9,360 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 22,648 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (8.49%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.59%), Gabelli Funds LLC (4.46%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.97%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (2.36%) and Vanguard Group Inc. (2.02%). 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 Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Gabelli Funds LLC and Geode Capital Management 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. 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 $4.60.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
Community Ranking:  1.2 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  12 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  39 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  51
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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)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/30/2015Northland SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOutperform$12.50N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/29/2015 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
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: $-0.10 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $-0.10 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Next Dividend:7/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.16
Dividend Yield:3.48%
Payout Ratio:-11.68% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
-160.00% (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: 33.01%
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
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 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 logoRising Ransomware Attacks Demand Proper Security - January 24 at 6:46 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Will Close Its Costa Rica Facility - January 24 at 6:46 PM logoTransition Networks to Showcase Latest Network Conversion, Extension, and Power Solutions at 2017 BICSI Winter - January 16 at 8:44 AM logoJDL Technologies FastTrack Proves Security Can be Easy and Effective - December 8 at 10:26 AM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 Per Share - December 1 at 10:08 AM logoRCS&RDS: Cable Communications Systems N.V. Announces Investor Call on the 2016 3rd Quarter Results - November 29 at 4:24 PM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Financials - November 16 at 6:00 PM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - November 4 at 4:54 PM logoCable Communications Systems: Optional Redemption of Notes and Satisfaction of the Financing Condition - October 27 at 5:49 PM logoTransition Networks to Showcase Solutions for Increasing Bandwidth, Extending Distance and Improving Security at Dell EMC World 2016 - October 13 at 9:12 AM logoTransition Networks‘ Scorpion-USB™ 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Adapter Awarded Certification Through Dell Technology Partner Program - October 11 at 5:55 PM logoJDL Technologies Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month - October 3 at 10:20 AM logoNew Ethernet Over Coax Extender with PoE+ from Transition Networks Simplifies Analog to IP Surveillance System Upgrades - September 19 at 10:14 AM logoPrivate Practices Top List of Data Breach Investigations - September 19 at 10:14 AM logoTransition Networks Honored by Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program - September 13 at 10:34 AM logoTransition Networks to Showcase New Ways to Maximize Network Infrastructure at 2016 BICSI Fall Conference & Exhibition - September 6 at 10:29 AM logoCommunications Systems names new chief financial officer - September 1 at 8:46 AM logoCOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Ex - August 30 at 5:47 PM logoCommunications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 Per Share and Increases Line of Credit from $10 Million to $15 Million - August 18 at 5:46 PM



Communications Systems (JCS) Chart for Monday, May, 29, 2017

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