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Comtech Telecommunications Corp
CMTL : NASDAQ : Technology
$21.51 | %
Today's Range: 20.38 - 21.55
Avg. Daily Volume: 87,400
10/02/15 - 3:59 PM ET

Financial Analysis

COMTECH TELECOMMUN's gross profit margin for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2015 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, although the growth in revenues underperformed the average competitor within the industry, the net income growth did not. COMTECH TELECOMMUN is extremely liquid. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 3.42 which clearly shows the ability to cover any short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year.

At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 1.12% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is very unlikely to face financial difficulties in the near future.

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Income Statement Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Net Sales ($mil)77.4689.38
EBITDA ($mil)11.2315.31
EBIT ($mil)8.0812.06
Net Income ($mil)5.487.99

Balance Sheet Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)150.95154.5
Total Assets ($mil)473.88473.85
Total Debt ($mil)0.00.0
Equity ($mil)401.41396.93

Profitability Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Gross Profit Margin45.1945.91
EBITDA Margin14.517.12
Operating Margin10.4213.49
Sales Turnover0.650.73
Return on Assets4.95.3
Return on Equity5.796.33
Debt Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Current Ratio4.674.39
Interest Expense0.070.3
Interest Coverage110.6240.88

Share Data Q4 FY15 Q4 FY14
Shares outstanding (mil)16.1316.16
Div / share0.30.6
Book value / share24.8824.56
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume87425.090364.0


BUY. This stock's P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 22.65 for the Communications Equipment industry and a discount compared to the S&P 500 average of 19.38. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 0.82 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.58 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 3.84. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, COMTECH TELECOMMUN proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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CMTL 14.45 Peers 22.65   CMTL 15.24 Peers 30.35

Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.

CMTL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Discount. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

CMTL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.

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  Price to
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CMTL NA Peers 18.09   CMTL NM Peers 1.27

Discount. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth expectations.

CMTL is trading at a discount to its peers.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

CMTL's negative PEG ratio makes this valuation measure meaningless.

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  Earnings Growth
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CMTL 0.82 Peers 3.84   CMTL 1.42 Peers 26.37

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

CMTL is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, CMTL is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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CMTL 1.08 Peers 2.96   CMTL -11.49 Peers 6.24

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

CMTL is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

CMTL significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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