Reviewing TeleCommunication Systems (TSYS) & Its Competitors

TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) is one of 186 publicly-traded companies in the “IT Services & Consulting” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare TeleCommunication Systems to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TeleCommunication Systems 0 0 0 0 N/A
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors 852 4807 7602 184 2.53

As a group, “IT Services & Consulting” companies have a potential downside of 2.80%. Given TeleCommunication Systems’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe TeleCommunication Systems has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
TeleCommunication Systems N/A N/A 83.17
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors $2.81 billion $231.54 million 329.79

TeleCommunication Systems’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than TeleCommunication Systems. TeleCommunication Systems is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


This table compares TeleCommunication Systems and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TeleCommunication Systems 2.99% 10.24% 3.52%
TeleCommunication Systems Competitors -21.69% -253.80% -3.79%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

63.3% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by institutional investors. 16.5% of shares of all “IT Services & Consulting” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


TeleCommunication Systems rivals beat TeleCommunication Systems on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

TeleCommunication Systems Company Profile

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. develops and delivers wireless communication technology. The Company delivers cellular network computing services that include public safety solutions for 9-1-1 call delivery, precision location platforms, and applications that include navigation, locator applications and text messaging, as well as secure wireless communications systems and professional services. The Company has two operating segments: Commercial segment, which engineers and develops software for cellular carrier and enterprise networks that is engaged in the delivery of secure and personalized content, services, and transactions to and from wireless devices, and Government segment, which engineers and provides wireless communication solutions, including deployable communication systems and related support services to agencies of the United States Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, Justice and other state and local Government customers.

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