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Communications Systems (JCS) Company Profile

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Communications Systems has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Communications Systems, Inc.
Short Name:Communications Systems
Trading Ticker Symbol:JCS
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Minnesota, MN
Primary Industry Sector:Public Utilities
Seconday Sub-sector:Telecommunications Equipment
Main Business Areas: Public Utilities, Telecommunications Equipment, Technology, Communication Equipment, Telecom
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Communications Systems

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Communications Systems as of writing:
Current Share Price:$6.77
Previous Year's Closing Price:$6.17
Percentage Price Change (YTD):9.72%
Market Cap:$62.83 million
52-week Price Range:$2.5 - $9.9
Dividend Per Share:$0.08
EPS (TTM):0.42
Price-Earnings (Trailing):16.04
Price-Earnings (Forward):56.42

Company Profile and Business Description for Communications Systems

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), incorporated on December 22, 1969, 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. Suttle manufactures connectivity infrastructure products for broadband and voice communications. Transition Networks designs and markets media conversion products, Ethernet switches, and other connectivity and data transmission products. JDL Technologies (JDL) segment is an IT managed services provider and value-added reseller.

Suttle, Inc.

Suttle manufactures and markets a range of telecommunication products for outside plant, connectivity and premise distribution under the Suttle brand name in the United States and internationally. Suttle's brands include SOHO Access, FutureLink and MediaMAX. SOHO Access is a premise distribution system with a line of wiring components. Suttle's FutureLink brand includes solutions for higher speeds, tool-less connectivity and lower cost of ownership, such as copper and fiber connectivity systems, enclosure systems, network interface devices (NIDs), splitters, and active technologies for voice, data and video communications. For copper networks, Suttle's FutureLink outside plant products (OSP) Copper solutions include building entrance terminals and enclosures. Through its brands, such as SpeedStar, Corroshield and FutureLink product family brand for higher speeds, Suttle provides solution for wired distribution. Its MediaMAX brand provides wired and wireless gigabit connectivity for home and small office structured distribution. The Company manufactures its products at its plants in Hector, Minnesota (Suttle, Inc.) and San Jose, Costa Rica (Suttle Costa Rica, S.A.). The other products are purchased from offshore contract manufacturers.

The Company's products include Structured Cabling Products (enclosure systems to support premise distribution of broadband and other connectivity networks); fiber to the X (FTTx) Products (fiber optic management and connectivity solutions for access and premise networks); Modular Connecting Products (connecting products for copper telecommunications networks), and digital subscriber line (DSL) Products (products that support broadband connectivity to copper networks). Suttle markets its outside plant and premise distribution products to telecommunications companies, including both telephone and cable service provider companies. Other customers include smaller telephone companies, electrical/low-voltage contractors, home builders and a nationwide network of distributors.

Transition Networks, Inc.

Transition Networks, Inc. (Transition or Transition Networks) maintains operations in the United Kingdom. Transition Networks designs, assembles and sells network interface devices (NIDs), network interface cards (NICs), Ethernet switches, small form factor pluggable (SFP) modules, and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks and MILAN brand names. Transition Networks sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). These media converters, NIDs and Ethernet Switch products allow network operators to transmit voice and data across networks and between copper-wired and fiber-optic equipment. Its solutions enable customers to integrate fiber optics into their existing network infrastructure. Its power-over-Ethernet (PoE) products provide support of remote devices, such as cameras and wireless access points by passing electrical power along with data on Ethernet cabling.

Transition Networks products support a range of protocols, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Ethernet, T1/E1, DS3, Circuit Emulation Services (TDM or ISDN over Ethernet or IP), RS232, RS485, OC3 and OC12, among others. Transition Networks develops product hardware and software internally, and expenses the related costs as they are incurred. In connection with the sale of its hardware products, Transition Networks provides its customers with a range of software management options, including Orchestration and Element Management System (EMS) software for providing service provisioning and monitoring of next-generation Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Services.

JDL Technologies, Inc.

JDL Technologies, Inc. (JDL Technologies or JDL) is a managed service provider and value-added reseller, supplying information technology (IT) solutions focused on IT service and support management; network design, deployment and integration; cloud, hosted and virtualized services, and network operations center management.

The Company offers managed service programs designed specifically for the healthcare, commercial and education markets. Its managed services include network management, availability assurance, event alerting and incident management; server, workstation, mobile device and other asset management; security services, including software patching, firewall, antivirus, antimalware and intrusion detection and prevention services; help desk support for client users; session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, voice over Internet protocol (IP) and office management services; migration, conversion and vendor management, and technical consulting services and training. Networking services also include multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), private line and IP communications, network and endpoint security, network tuning and cabling/wiring services.

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