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Comtech Telecommunications (CMTL) – Transformation Delivering Results; Raising PT to $16

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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1Q23 Results. Revenue of $131.1 million was up 3.3% sequentially and is the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. Y-o-Y revenue was down 12.2%. We were at $128.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA totaled $10.7 million, nearly double the $5.5 million in 1Q22. We were at $10.2 million. Driven by CEO transition costs, Comtech reported a net loss of $12.8 million, or a loss of $0.46 per share, compared to a net loss of $11.2 million, or $0.43 per share last year. We had forecast a net loss of $3.2 million, or a loss of $0.12 per share.

Making Progress. The transformation of the business into One Comtech is taking root. Key Performance Indicators for the quarter were above expectations. The Senior management team has been restructured and the Company is positioned for growth, in our view. 


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