Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS): Price and Financial Metrics

Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS): $8.18

-0.71 (-7.99%)

POWR Rating

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  • JCS scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 77.4% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for JCS is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 56 days.
  • JCS ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 0th percentile.

JCS Stock Summary

  • In terms of twelve month growth in earnings before interest and taxes, Communications Systems Inc is reporting a growth rate of -2,548.04%; that's higher than just 0.76% of US stocks.
  • As for revenue growth, note that JCS's revenue has grown -83.53% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of only 1.37% of US companies in our set.
  • Communications Systems Inc's shareholder yield -- a measure of how much capital is returned to stockholders via dividends and buybacks -- is 168.43%, greater than the shareholder yield of 98.73% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Communications Systems Inc are PACW, TBBK, RMCF, OGI, and BWB.
  • Visit JCS's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

JCS Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Technology stock, JCS's price/earnings ratio is 143.85% lower, now standing at -17.1.
  • Over the past 243 months, JCS's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 21.4.
  • Over the past 243 months, JCS's EV/EBIT ratio has gone down 21.4.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for JCS.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
JCS 2021-09-01 1.5 1.5 -17.1 -13.4
JCS 2021-08-31 1.5 1.5 -17.2 -13.5
JCS 2021-08-30 1.5 1.5 -17.2 -13.5
JCS 2021-08-27 1.5 1.5 -17.0 -13.3
JCS 2021-08-26 1.5 1.5 -17.3 -13.6
JCS 2021-08-25 1.5 1.5 -17.0 -13.3

JCS Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 81.51%.
  • The 5 year revenue growth rate now stands at -61.57%.
  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -2646.66%.
Over the past 34 months, JCS's revenue has gone down $58,702,495.

The table below shows JCS's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-12-31 7.01006 -4.612394 2.973647
2021-09-30 34.65974 -1.729664 4.504846
2021-06-30 44.94097 -2.253375 -3.841108
2021-03-31 43.57212 -4.724579 -3.837142
2020-12-31 42.57555 -4.683529 -0.171658
2020-09-30 31.46005 -1.157412 1.549376

JCS's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • JCS has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 30.78% of graded US stocks.
  • JCS's asset turnover comes in at 0.831 -- ranking 68th of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • FN, KOPN, and MSI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with JCS.

The table below shows JCS's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.831 0.419 -0.128
2021-03-31 0.786 0.406 -0.130
2020-12-31 0.755 0.404 -0.004
2020-09-30 0.549 0.468 0.053
2020-06-30 0.650 0.460 0.105
2020-03-31 0.761 0.450 0.248

JCS Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of JCS, see our JCS price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $12.00 Average Broker Recommendation 1.5 (Moderate Buy)

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JCS Price/Volume Stats

Current price $8.18 52-week high $42.36
Prev. close $8.89 52-week low $7.32
Day low $7.95 Volume 48,400
Day high $8.78 Avg. volume 14,178
50-day MA $8.61 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $18.95 Market Cap 19.88M

Communications Systems, Inc. (JCS) Company Bio

Communications Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity infrastructure products and services for broadband networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. It operates through three segments: Transition Networks, JDL Technologies, and Net2Edge. The Transition Networks segment manufactures and sells Power over Ethernet switches, media converters, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, small form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity and data transmission products. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers to the federal government, enterprise, service provider, industrial, security, and surveillance markets. The JDL Technologies segment offers information technology managed services, such as network design, deployment, and integration; cloud, hosted, and virtualization services; and remote support and management services to commercial, education, and healthcare markets. Its Net2Edge segment manufactures and markets Ethernet based network access devices. This segment serves government, enterprise, utility, industrial, and surveillance markets, as well as service providers through direct sales model, and approved partners and integrators. Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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Communications Systems to Enhance Finance and Solar Expertise of Board of Directors Following Merger with Pineapple Energy

MINNETONKA, Minn., February 15, 2022--Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JCS) ("CSI" or the "Company") today highlighted steps to enhance the composition of its board of directors following the closing of the proposed merger with Pineapple Energy LLC ("Pineapple"). Following the completion of the proposed merger with Pineapple, CSI will be renamed "Pineapple Holdings, Inc." ("Pineapple Holdings"), will trade under the new Nasdaq ticker symbol "PEGY," and will be focused on the growing home so

Yahoo | February 15, 2022

Pineapple Energy Enhances Board of Directors in Preparation for Public Listing

--Two New Appointments Rounds Out Board to Seven Members— --New Appointments Add More Financing and Solar Expertise— --Merger Vote Scheduled for March 16, 2022-- MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pineapple Energy LLC (“Pineapple”), today announced two additional appointments to its anticipated post-merger Board of Directors. The new directors bring significant experience in financing and residential solar, further preparing Pineapple for post-merger life as a publicly traded company

Yahoo | February 14, 2022

Communications Systems, Inc. Reiterates Strategic and Financial Benefits of Its Proposed Merger With Pineapple Energy LLC

MINNETONKA, Minn., February 07, 2022--Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JCS) ("CSI" or the "Company") today reiterated the strategic and financial benefits it believes will result from its previously disclosed merger with Pineapple Energy LLC ("Pineapple").

Yahoo | February 7, 2022

Clark Street Value on Communications Systems (JCS): “I Plan to Revisit it Again Early in 2022”

Clark Street Value, an investment management firm, published its fourth-quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be seen here. An annual portfolio return of 74.99% was recorded by the fund for the year 2021, versus 28.71% for the S&P 500, and an IRR since the inception of 29.12%. over the same period. […]

Yahoo | January 17, 2022

Communications Systems, Inc. Announces Amendment to Merger Agreement with Pineapple Energy LLC

MINNETONKA, Minn., December 20, 2021--Communications Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: JCS) ("CSI" or the "Company") announced today that on December 16, 2021, the Company entered an amendment (Amendment") to the definitive merger agreement ("Merger Agreement") dated March 1, 2021, between the Company and privately held Pineapple Energy, LLC ("Pineapple"), a growing U.S. operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions.

Yahoo | December 20, 2021

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JCS Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -0.24%
6-mo -36.29%
1-year -68.68%
3-year -24.89%
5-year -50.89%
YTD -14.79%
2021 -47.48%
2020 -25.36%
2019 210.18%
2018 -40.48%
2017 -20.16%

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