Technical Communications Corporation (TCCO) and Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) Contrasting side by side

Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:TCCO) and Communications Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) are two firms in the Communication Equipment that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Technical Communications Corporation 2 0.00 1.47M -0.42 0.00
Communications Systems Inc. 6 0.00 5.91M -0.51 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates Technical Communications Corporation and Communications Systems Inc.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, net margins and return on equity of both companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Technical Communications Corporation 63,827,015.76% -51.5% -21.5%
Communications Systems Inc. 96,726,677.58% -11% -8.8%

Volatility & Risk

A 1.1 beta indicates that Technical Communications Corporation is 10.00% more volatile compared to Standard and Poor’s 500. Communications Systems Inc.’s 6.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.94 beta.


The current Quick Ratio of Technical Communications Corporation is 1.2 while its Current Ratio is 1.8. Meanwhile, Communications Systems Inc. has a Current Ratio of 4.2 while its Quick Ratio is 2.6. Communications Systems Inc. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Technical Communications Corporation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Roughly 2.6% of Technical Communications Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 38.2% of Communications Systems Inc. are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held 21.08% of Technical Communications Corporation shares. Comparatively, Communications Systems Inc. has 9.5% of it’s share held by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Technical Communications Corporation 6.14% -36.16% -36% -6.59% -34.36% -3.4%
Communications Systems Inc. 12.2% 17.95% 28.67% 52.7% 0.82% 81.28%

For the past year Technical Communications Corporation has -3.4% weaker performance while Communications Systems Inc. has 81.28% stronger performance.


Communications Systems Inc. beats on 8 of the 9 factors Technical Communications Corporation.

Technical Communications Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, distributes, markets, and sells communications security devices, systems, and services worldwide. The company primarily provides voice, data, and facsimile encryptors. Its products include government systems, such as DSD 72A-SP military bulk encryptor, CSD 3324 SE telephone/fax encryptor, and the DSP 9000 radio encryptor, as well as the HSE 6000 squad radio headset and telephone encryptor for public safety special operations land mobile radio applications and for military applications. The company also provides secure office systems, such as CSD4100 executive secure telephone and CipherTalk secure mobile IP-based phone. In addition, it offers network security systems comprising network encryption systems with KEYNET centralized key and device management for IP, SONET/SDH, and frame relay networks to secure data in transit from local area network to local area network and across wide area networks. The companyÂ’s products are used to protect confidentiality in communications between radios, telephones, mobile phones, facsimile machines, and data network equipment over wires, fiber optic cables, radio waves, and microwave and satellite links. It serves various markets, including foreign and domestic governmental agencies, law enforcement and military agencies, telecommunications carriers, financial institutions, and multinational companies requiring protection of mission-critical information. The company sells directly to customers, original equipment manufacturers, and value-added resellers using its in-house sales force, as well as domestic and international representatives, consultants, and distributors. Technical Communications Corporation was founded in 1961 and is based in Concord, Massachusetts.

Communications Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity infrastructure products for broadband and voice communications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The companyÂ’s Suttle segment provides enclosure systems to support premise distribution of broadband and other connectivity networks; fiber optic management and connectivity solutions for access and premise networks; and modular connecting products for copper telecommunications networks, as well as DSL products that support broadband connectivity to copper networks under the Suttle brand name. This segment serves telephone companies, electrical/low-voltage contractors, home builders, cable customers, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) directly, as well as through distributors. Its Transition Networks segment designs, assembles, and markets media converters, NIDs, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, small form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks brand name. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and OEMs to the federal government, enterprise, service provider, industrial, and surveillance markets. The companyÂ’s JDL Technologies segment offers IT service and support management services; network design, deployment, and integration; cloud, hosted, and virtualization services; and network operations center management services. This segment serves education, healthcare, and commercial markets. Its Net2Edge segment designs, manufactures and markets carrier Ethernet based network access devices and software under the Liberator brand name. This segment serves government, enterprise, utility, industrial, and surveillance markets, as well as service providers through direct touch sales model, and approved partners and integrators. Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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