Movers and SHAKERS
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (CMTL)
S-4 Provides Details on Gilat Merger
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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S-4 Filing. Comtech filed an S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission Monday evening which provides additional detail regarding the Gilat acquisition. Using info as of 2/21, the total purchase price, including option costs, is projected to be $560.1 million, broken out into $404.2 million of cash and $155.9 million in CMTL shares, or roughly 4.85 million CMTL shares.
Price Appears Reasonable. Using Gilat management's Base case financial projections of $302.2 million of revenue and $46 million of adjusted EBITDA for 2020, the 12.1x EV/EBITDA multiple appears reasonable given that historic comp transactions have occurred at...
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