About Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Communications 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:
- Industry: Communications & Networking - NEC
- Sub-Industry: N/A
- Sector: Communications & Networking - NEC
- Symbol: NASDAQ:JCS
- CUSIP: N/A
- Web: www.commsystems.com
- Current Ratio: 4.57%
- Quick Ratio: 3.00%
Sales & Book Value:
- Annual Sales: $99.35 million
- Price / Sales: 0.33
- Book Value: $6.95 per share
- Price / Book: 0.53
- Annual Dividend: $0.16
- Dividend Yield: 4.3%
- Trailing EPS: ($1.34)
- Net Income: ($8,110,000.00)
- Net Margins: -13.91%
- Return on Equity: -20.22%
- Return on Assets: -16.99%
- Employees: 398
- Outstanding Shares: 8,970,000
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, November 16th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.04 per share on Tuesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.34%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. View Communications Systems' Dividend History.
How were Communications Systems' earnings last quarter?
Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.17) earnings per share for the quarter. The communications equipment provider had revenue of $20.80 million for the quarter. Communications Systems had a negative net margin of 13.91% and a negative return on equity of 20.22%. View Communications Systems' Earnings History.
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' share price to reach $6.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Communications Systems.
Who are some of Communications Systems' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Communications Systems include The Dixie Group (DXYN), TheStreet (TST), Sundance Energy Australia (SNDE), Versartis (VSAR), Medallion Financial Corp. (MFIN), Fusion Telecommunications International (FSNN), Second Sight Medical Products (EYES), OncoSec Medical Incorporated (ONCS), American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC), LightPath Technologies (LPTH), Cancer Genetics (CGIX), Senomyx (SNMX), Sophiris Bio (SPHS), Aqua Metals (AQMS), Anchor Bancorp (ANCB), S&W Seed Company (SANW), Tecogen (TGEN) and Neovasc (NVCN).
Who are Communications Systems' key executives?
Communications Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
- Bruce C. Blackwood, President (Age 52)
- Scott Fluegge, President (Age 45)
- Roger H. D. Lacey, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of the Board (Age 64)
- Mark D. Fandrich, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President (Age 54)
- Scott Otis, President and General Manager of Transition Networks Inc. (Age 53)
- Edwin C. Freeman, Vice President - Corporate Development, Treasurer (Age 60)
- Michael J. Skucius, Vice President - Information Technology (Age 60)
- Kristin A. Hlavka, Corporate Controller (Age 33)
- George Wakileh, Vice President of Technology Development, Suttle, Inc. (Age 49)
- Curtis A. Sampson, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (Age 82)
Who owns Communications Systems stock?
Communications Systems' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.96%), Gould Asset Management LLC CA (0.33%) and Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.31%). 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?
Who bought Communications Systems stock? Who is buying Communications Systems stock?
Communications Systems' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gould Asset Management LLC CA and Macquarie Group Ltd.. 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 with access to the U.S. stock market 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 $3.69.
How big of a company is Communications Systems?
Communications Systems has a market capitalization of $33.1 million and generates $99.35 million in revenue each year. The communications equipment provider earns ($8,110,000.00) in net income (profit) each year or ($1.34) on an earnings per share basis. Communications Systems employs 398 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Communications Systems?
Communications Systems' mailing address is 10900 Red Circle Dr, MINNETONKA, MN 55343-9106, United States. The communications equipment provider can be reached via phone at +1-952-9961674.
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Analysts' Consensus Rating for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for company stocks using the most recent rating from each brokerage that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Since brokers often use different ratings systems, each rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating, 0 Strong Buy Ratings|
|Consensus Rating:||Buy (Score: 3.00)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$6.00 (62.60% upside)|
Consensus Price Target History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
(Data available from 11/18/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|8/23/2017||Northland Securities||Set Price Target||Buy||$6.00||High|
Earnings History and Estimates Chart for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/4/2017||Q1 2017||($0.17)||$20.80 million||View||N/A|
|3/7/2017||Q4 2016||($0.08)||($0.21)||$25.40 million||$22.76 million||View||N/A|
|11/3/2016||Q3||($0.26)||($0.14)||$25.50 million||$25.62 million||View||N/A|
|8/4/2016||Q2||($0.17)||($0.29)||$29.00 million||$26.31 million||View||N/A|
|5/5/2016||Q1||($0.29)||($0.28)||$19.50 million||$24.70 million||View||N/A|
|3/9/2016||Q4||($0.07)||($0.66)||$30.80 million||$27.68 million||View||N/A|
|11/4/2015||Q315||($0.09)||$0.15||$29.50 million||$32.30 million||View||N/A|
|3/11/2014||Q413||($0.09)||$25.80 million||$27.30 million||View||N/A|
|11/7/2013||Q313||($0.24)||$28.69 million||$44.62 million||View||N/A|
|3/12/2013||Q4 2012||$0.01||$25.34 million||$25.76 million||View||N/A|
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)
|Payout Ratio:||-11.94% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
-64.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
-20.25% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 17.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 31.79%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|9/13/2017||Bruce C. Blackwood||VP||Buy||1,200||$4.21||$5,052.00|| |
|9/6/2017||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||10,000||$3.97||$39,700.00|| |
|3/15/2017||Richard A Primuth||Director||Buy||2,500||$4.53||$11,325.00|| |
|12/15/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||13,000||$4.99||$64,870.00|| |
|12/13/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||12,000||$4.89||$58,680.00|| |
|12/12/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||10,000||$4.90||$49,000.00|| |
|11/28/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||14,550||$4.70||$68,385.00|| |
|11/18/2016||Bruce C. Blackwood||VP||Buy||2,300||$4.30||$9,890.00|| |
|11/11/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||31,950||$4.18||$133,551.00|| |
|6/14/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$7.28||$7,280.00|| |
|6/10/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||500||$7.47||$3,735.00|| |
|6/9/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||3,000||$7.37||$22,110.00|| |
|5/24/2016||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||3,272||$6.60||$21,595.20|| |
|1/4/2016||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$7.90||$7,900.00|| |
|12/28/2015||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$7.77||$7,770.00|| |
|12/21/2015||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$7.99||$7,990.00|| |
|12/15/2015||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||200||$8.13||$1,626.00|| |
|12/11/2015||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,169||$8.17||$9,550.73|| |
|12/9/2015||Curtis A. Sampson||Director||Buy||700||$8.14||$5,698.00|| |
|12/8/2015||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||200||$8.16||$1,632.00|| |
|11/24/2015||Curtis A. Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$7.61||$7,610.00|| |
|9/17/2015||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||1,180||$8.92||$10,525.60|| |
|3/17/2015||Richard A Primuth||Director||Buy||1,500||$11.93||$17,895.00|| |
|3/16/2015||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||2,633||$11.95||$31,464.35|| |
|3/10/2015||Bruce C Blackwood||VP||Sell||2,130||$11.71||$24,942.30|| |
|9/5/2014||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||1,000||$11.10||$11,100.00|| |
|5/28/2014||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,993||$11.22||$22,361.46|| |
|5/27/2014||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||4,000||$11.14||$44,560.00|| |
|12/11/2013||Richard A Primuth||Director||Buy||3,500||$11.30||$39,550.00|| |
|12/4/2013||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$11.24||$11,240.00|| |
|11/26/2013||Roger Hd Lacey||Director||Buy||1,000||$11.26||$11,260.00|| |
|11/15/2013||Curtis A Sampson||Director||Buy||1,000||$10.44||$10,440.00|| |
Headline Trends for Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS)
Latest Headlines for Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS)
|Communications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend Of $0.04 Per Share|
finance.yahoo.com - November 17 at 8:33 AM
|Communications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 (JCS)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - November 16 at 6:40 PM
|MediaMAX™ Distribution System -- The Smart Network Solution for the Intelligent Home/Business|
finance.yahoo.com - November 9 at 7:09 AM
|Communications Systems, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results|
finance.yahoo.com - November 4 at 3:20 AM
|MediaMAX™ Tool-less CAT6 Data Jack at the NJECA in Atlantic City|
finance.yahoo.com - October 30 at 11:28 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 25 at 6:52 AM
|Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Upgraded to Hold by Zacks Investment Research|
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 24 at 11:56 PM
|NasdaqGM Tech Industry: A Deep Dive Into Communications Systems Inc (JCS)|
finance.yahoo.com - October 11 at 9:55 PM
|Communications Systems (JCS) vs. Its Peers Head to Head Contrast|
www.americanbankingnews.com - October 9 at 12:30 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : October 3, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - October 5 at 5:22 AM
|Communications Systems (JCS) & Its Rivals Critical Review|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 28 at 6:16 PM
|Head-To-Head Review: Communications Systems (JCS) & UTStarcom Holdings Corp (UTSI)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 23 at 6:12 PM
|MediaMAX™ Tool-less CAT6 Data Jack|
finance.yahoo.com - September 23 at 9:32 AM
|Transition Networks Showcases Smart Managed Switches, PoE+ SFP-based Media Converters, and Other PoE Solutions at BICSI and ASIS Conferences|
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 8:13 PM
|Head to Head Contrast: Communications Systems (JCS) vs. The Competition|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 6:08 AM
|Transition Networks Launches Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Media Converters with Small Form-Factor Pluggable Optics|
finance.yahoo.com - September 11 at 9:08 PM
|Insider Buying: Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Director Buys 10,000 Shares of Stock|
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 7 at 8:28 PM
|Contrasting Communications Systems (JCS) & Lumentum Holdings (LITE)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 4:26 AM
|Comparing Communications Systems (JCS) and Acacia Communications (ACIA)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 8:34 AM
|ETFs with exposure to Communications Systems, Inc. : August 28, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 28 at 7:43 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 25 at 11:17 AM
|Form 4 OSI SYSTEMS INC For: Aug 22 Filed by: HAWKINS JAMES B|
www.streetinsider.com - August 25 at 7:21 AM
|Northland Securities Analysts Give Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) a $6.00 Price Target|
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 24 at 1:18 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. :JCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 21, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - August 23 at 6:39 AM
|MediaMAX™ Reimagines the Connected Home and Business|
finance.yahoo.com - August 16 at 8:02 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results|
www.bizjournals.com - August 16 at 2:25 AM
|Transition Networks Announces Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Managed Switches with Device Management System (DMS)|
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 3:45 AM
|Communications Systems reports 1Q loss|
marketbeat.com - May 4 at 5:53 PM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report|
biz.yahoo.com - March 31 at 6:05 PM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Changes in Registrant's|
biz.yahoo.com - March 10 at 7:16 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results|
www.businesswire.com - March 7 at 5:46 PM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities, Financial Statement|
biz.yahoo.com - February 8 at 5:25 AM
|Communications Systems Inc. - Operational Volatility Clouds Future Outlook|
seekingalpha.com - February 7 at 4:09 AM
|5:02 pm Communications Systems is closing Alajuela, Costa Rica production facility and consolidating production|
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 25 at 7:27 PM
|RCS&RDS: Cable Communications Systems N.V. Announces Investor Call on the 2016 3rd Quarter Results|
uk.finance.yahoo.com - November 29 at 4:24 PM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report|
biz.yahoo.com - November 4 at 4:54 PM
|Cable Communications Systems: Optional Redemption of Notes and Satisfaction of the Financing Condition|
uk.finance.yahoo.com - October 27 at 5:49 PM
|Communications Systems names new chief financial officer|
www.bizjournals.com - September 1 at 8:46 AM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Ex|
biz.yahoo.com - August 30 at 5:47 PM
|Communications Systems, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.04 Per Share and Increases Line of Credit from $10 Million to $15 Million|
www.nasdaq.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
|COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Financial Statements and E|
biz.yahoo.com - August 18 at 5:46 PM
|Worst Performing Industries For August 18, 2016|
feeds.benzinga.com - August 18 at 11:58 AM
Communications Systems (NASDAQ JCS) Chart for Saturday, November, 18, 2017