Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for communications solutions in the United States and internationally. More Details
Fair value with worrying balance sheet.
Share Price & News
How has Comtech Telecommunications's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: CMTL is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 8% a week.
Volatility Over Time: CMTL's weekly volatility (8%) has been stable over the past year.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: CMTL underperformed the US Communications industry which returned 14% over the past year.
Return vs Market: CMTL underperformed the US Market which returned 34.1% over the past year.
Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Comtech Telecommunications's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
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Is Comtech Telecommunications undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: CMTL ($29.12) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($39.79)
Significantly Below Fair Value: CMTL is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: CMTL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Communications industry average.
PE vs Market: CMTL is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate CMTL's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: CMTL is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the US Communications industry average (3.1x).
How is Comtech Telecommunications forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: CMTL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Earnings vs Market: CMTL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
High Growth Earnings: CMTL is forecast to remain unprofitable over the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: CMTL's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (10.5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: CMTL's revenue (7.9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if CMTL's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time
How has Comtech Telecommunications performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: CMTL is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: CMTL is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: CMTL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 5.3% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare CMTL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: CMTL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Communications industry (-4%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: CMTL has a negative Return on Equity (-18.52%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Comtech Telecommunications's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: CMTL's short term assets ($274.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($169.6M).
Long Term Liabilities: CMTL's short term assets ($274.5M) do not cover its long term liabilities ($288.8M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: CMTL's debt to equity ratio (47.2%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if CMTL's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: CMTL's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.
Interest Coverage: CMTL is unprofitable, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
What is Comtech Telecommunications's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: CMTL's dividend (1.37%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.34%).
High Dividend: CMTL's dividend (1.37%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.75%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: CMTL's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: CMTL's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: CMTL is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Fred Kornberg (84 yo)
Mr. Fred Kornberg has been the Chief Executive Officer of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. since September 29, 2016. Mr. Kornberg was the President of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. from September 29, 20...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Fred's total compensation ($USD3.71M) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD2.21M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Fred's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||4.42yrs||US$3.71m||1.6% |
|President & COO||1.08yrs||US$2.29m||0.45% |
|Chief Financial Officer||2.33yrs||US$923.49k||0.12% |
|VP of Finance & Corporate Secretary||5.08yrs||US$484.55k||0.11% |
|Managing Counsel||1.75yrs||US$444.80k||0.0016% |
|Vice President of International Marketing||11.33yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Mission-Critical Technologies||3.92yrs||no data||no data|
|President of Safety and Security Technologies||7.83yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Product & Strategy||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Space & Component Technology||no data||no data||no data|
|President of Tactical Communications||no data||no data||no data|
|President of the Government Group of Comtech EF Data Corp.||0.92yr||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: CMTL's management team is considered experienced (3.9 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||4.42yrs||US$3.71m||1.6% |
|Independent Director||18.67yrs||US$272.80k||0.062% |
|Independent Director||13.92yrs||US$270.30k||0.11% |
|Independent Director||4.33yrs||US$270.30k||0.060% |
|Lead Independent Director||9.42yrs||US$290.30k||0.046% |
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||US$282.80k||0.060% |
|Independent Director||0.92yr||US$284.50k||0.016% |
Experienced Board: CMTL's board of directors are considered experienced (9.4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: CMTL insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 2.5%.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
- Ticker: CMTL
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 1967
- Industry: Communications Equipment
- Sector: Tech
- Market Cap: US$728.315m
- Shares outstanding: 25.01m
- Website: https://www.comtechtel.com
Number of Employees
- Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
- 68 South Service Road
- Suite 230
- New York
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|CMTL||NasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Dec 1972|
|CC6||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Dec 1972|
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces, and markets products, systems, and services for communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments,...
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/02/24 00:19|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/02/23 00:00|
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