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Comtech Telecommunications Corporation (CMTL)
1Q Results Beat Expectations But COVID Impacts Continue
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of products, systems, and services for advanced communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Telecommunications Transmission, Mobile Data Communications, and RF Microwave Amplifiers. The Telecommunications Transmission segment provides satellite earth station equipment and systems, over-the-horizon microwave systems, and forward error correction technology, which are used in various commercial and government applications, including backhaul of wireless and cellular traffic, broadcasting (including HDTV), IP-based communications traffic, long distance telephony, and secure defense applications. The Mobile Data Communications segment provides mobile satellite transceivers, and computers and satellite earth station network gateways and associated installation, training, and maintenance services; supplies and operates satellite packet data networks, including arranging and providing satellite capacity; and offers microsatellites and related components. The RF Microwave Amplifiers segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets satellite earth station traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA) and broadband amplifiers. Its amplifiers are used in broadcast and broadband satellite communication; defense applications, such as telecommunications systems and electronic warfare systems; and commercial applications comprising oncology treatment systems, as well as to amplify signals carrying voice, video, or data for air-to-satellite-to-ground communications. The company serves satellite systems integrators, wireless and other communication service providers, broadcasters, defense contractors, military, governments, and oil companies. Comtech markets its products through independent representatives and value-added resellers. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.
Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Earnings Beat. Comtech revenue and adjusted EBITDA came in above management's and our expectations. Comtech posted 1Q21 revenue of $135.2, compared to $170.3 million in the year ago period. Adjusted EBITDA came in at $14.3 million versus $20.6 million last year. GAAP EPS was a loss of $3.39, versus EPS of $0.26 last year. Adjusted EPS was $0.15 compared to $0.32 last year. We were at $125 million of revenue and adjusted EBITDA of $7.2 million.
Ongoing Contract Momentum. As we have highlighted in past reports, contract momentum continues to build, in spite of COVID. Examples abound with particular strength in the NG911 business. Large opportunities remain, including some LEO and MEO related opportunities which could result in substantial, multi-year contracts if won ...
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