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CommScope is a provider of connectivity solutions for communication networks. The company designs and builds copper, fiber, and wireless infrastructure for the enterprise, government, wireline networks, and data centers. It offers antennas, cabinets, panels, enclosures, cables, connectors, networking systems, splitters, combiners.

TypePublic
Founded1976
HQHickory, NC, US
Websitecommscope.com
Employee Ratings3.6
Overall CultureC-

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Dec 2019)30,000(+50%)
Job Openings646
Revenue (FY, 2020)$8.4 B(+2%)
Share Price (Sept 2021)$14.6(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at CommScope

Charles Treadway

Charles Treadway

President and Chief Executive Officer
Alexander W. Pease

Alexander W. Pease

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Morgan Kurk

Morgan Kurk

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Segment Leader, Broadband Networks
Suzan M. Campbell

Suzan M. Campbell

Senior Vice President, Tax
Frank Wyatt

Frank Wyatt

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and Chief Legal Officer
Robyn Mingle

Robyn Mingle

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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CommScope Office Locations

CommScope has offices in Hickory, Claremont, Richardson, Mount Waverley and in 14 other locations
Hickory, NC, US (HQ)
1100 CommScope Place
Claremont, NC, US
3642 US-70
Richardson, TX, US
2601 Telecom Pkwy
Mount Waverley, AU
Level 1/315 Ferntree Gully Rd
Leuven, BE
Diestsesteenweg 692
São Paulo, BR
R. Quintana, 887 - Itaim Bibi,
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CommScope Financials and Metrics

CommScope Revenue

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CommScope's revenue was reported to be $8.44 b in FY, 2020
USD

Net income (Q1, 2021)

(97.6m)

EBIT (Q1, 2021)

8.9m

Market capitalization (15-Sept-2021)

3.0b

Closing stock price (15-Sept-2021)

14.6

Cash (31-Mar-2021)

325.9m

EV

12.2b
CommScope's current market capitalization is $3 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Revenue

4.6b4.6b8.3b8.4b

Revenue growth, %

(7%)0%83%

Cost of goods sold

2.8b2.9b5.9b5.7b

Gross profit

1.8b1.7b2.4b2.7b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Revenue

1.1b1.2b1.2b1.1b2.6b2.4b2.0b2.1b2.2b

Cost of goods sold

709.1m768.5m726.5m687.7m1.9b1.8b1.4b1.4b1.4b1.4b

Gross profit

411.4m471.3m423.9m411.8m660.0m609.9m641.2m656.1m735.5m

Gross profit Margin, %

37%38%37%37%26%26%32%31%34%
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Cash

454.0m458.2m598.2m521.9m

Accounts Receivable

898.8m810.4m1.7b1.5b

Prepaid Expenses

256.3m

Inventories

444.9m473.3m975.9m1.1b
Quarterly
USDQ1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019Q1, 2020Q2, 2020Q3, 2020Q1, 2021

Cash

472.7m545.7m352.4m176.4m348.0m609.1m394.3m823.4m582.8m325.9m

Accounts Receivable

984.8m1.0b901.1m957.6m2.3b1.8b1.6b1.6b1.5b1.6b

Prepaid Expenses

265.9m

Inventories

470.9m479.5m490.8m535.5m1.4b1.2b909.4m1.0b1.1b1.1b
Annual
USDFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019FY, 2020

Net Income

193.8m140.2m(929.5m)(573.4m)

Depreciation and Amortization

378.0m357.5m770.9m823.3m

Inventories

53.7m(48.5m)489.1m(100.5m)

Accounts Payable

(154.7m)(790.0k)(274.0m)(175.2m)
USDFY, 2017

Revenue/Employee

228.0k

Debt/Equity

2.7 x

Debt/Assets

0.6 x

Financial Leverage

4.3 x
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CommScope Operating Metrics

CommScope's Backlog was reported to be $1.2b in FY, 2019.
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Backlog

$572 m$612 m$492 m$500 m$1.24 b

Countries

100100100100150

Patents Issued

10 k10.6 k10 k9.5 k15 k

Trademarks

3 k2.7 k2.4 k2.3 k3 k
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CommScope Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
ARRIS GroupNovember 09, 2018$7.4 b
Cable ExchangeJuly 12, 2017
AirvanaOctober 01, 2015
ADC Telecommunications , Inc.January 28, 2015
TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless BusinessesJanuary 28, 2015$3 b
Alifabs GroupJuly 01, 2014
Redwood Systems IncJuly 09, 2013
iTracksMarch 19, 2013
Argus TechnologiesJune 19, 2011
LiquidxStream SystemsJune 02, 2011
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CommScope Revenue Breakdown

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CommScope revenue breakdown by business segment: 12.9% from N&C, 30.4% from CPE, 5.0% from Ruckus, 30.6% from Connectivity Solutions (CCS) and 21.0% from Mobility Solutions (CMS)

CommScope revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 7.8% from Caribbean and Latin America (CALA), 11.0% from Asia Pacific (APAC), 18.5% from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), 59.0% from United States and 3.7% from Other

Human Capital Metrics

CommScope's employees are reported to be approximately 33% female and 67% male.
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CommScope Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

81/100

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CommScope Online and Social Media Presence

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CommScope Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C-

    63/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    66/100

  • Compensation

    A+

    85/100

  • Diversity

    F

    43/100

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CommScope News and Updates

CommScope Announces Technology Leadership Transition

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in network connectivity, today announced that Morgan Kurk is stepping down as chief technology officer and segment leader of Broadband Networks, effective immediately. Tom Cloonan, PhD, currently chief technology officer of the Broadban…

CommScope to Release Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results on August 5

CommScope Holding Company, Inc., a global leader in network connectivity, plans to release its second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 5, before the market opens. The release will be followed by an 8:30 a.m. Eastern conference call in which management will discuss the results

CommScope’s High-Split Digital Return Addresses New Demand for High-Speed Upstream Data Services

CommScope recently expanded its HFC Access Network portfolio to include the industry’s first high-split digital return system. Together with our leading E6000 CCAP platform and family of Starline and Flex Max 1.2 GHz RF amplifiers, the high-split digital return completes an end-to-end DOCSIS 3.1 pla…

Operators Speed 5G Network Upgrades with CommScope’s HELIAX

As governments around the world invest in critical national infrastructure to modernize manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare, they are seeking ways to speed 5G network upgrades. CommScope is addressing this need by launching HELIAX® SkyBlox™ which helps network operators put reliable mobil…

Openreach and CommScope Tap into Wales Manufacturing Innovation to Deliver Full-Fibre Broadband Network across the UK

CommScope today announced that Openreach, the United Kingdom’s (UK) largest digital network business, is investing in the global network connectivity leader to provide new innovative technology as it ramps up its build of the Full Fibre network.

View TV Group Selects CommScope Advertising Technology as Part of its Broadcast-Grade Connected TV Solution

CommScope announced today that View TV Group, a Connected Television (CTV) solution provider, has selected the CommScope manifest manipulation software to strengthen its broadcast content delivery networks (CDN) solution, which facilitates the transition of traditional channels to digital platforms …
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CommScope Blogs

CommScope Wins Appeal Affirming Injunction and $6 Million in Damages Against Dali Wireless

CommScope, a global leader in network connectivity, secured another significant win in its litigation with Dali Wireless (“Dali”). CommScope received a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The ruling affirms a lower court judgment that Dali Wireless (“Dali”) willfull…

Low Ping = No Need for Low Latency DOCSIS… Right?

Network latency (lag) and jitter (variations in latency) can vary significantly depending on many factors. The key parameters here are network congestion and the amount of traffic generated by the gaming home. In this blog, Dr. Ayham Al-Banna explains how CommScope already offers an end-to-end LLD s…

Best in Class Speed, Coverage, Capacity and VALUE for all your devices using SURFboard mAX Dash

The ARRIS SURFboard mAX Dash tri-band Wi-Fi 5 mesh system ensures the home Wi-Fi network has the coverage and speeds the ARRIS SURFboard mAX portfolio is known for, at a fantastic value. Learn more about this system by reading Ronen Stern’s blog.

Q&A with James DeCoe: NOVUX Fiber Deployment Portfolio

Arria Giulan caught up with CommScope vice president and Network Connectivity segment leader James DeCoe to dig deeper and find out exactly how NOVUX will be changing fiber deployments for CommScope customers around the world. Read her latest blog.

Why Sealing Gel Could be the Key to Connecting the Next Billion

Network connectivity has often been called the 4th utility of the 21st century. But even in the US, we have a long way to go in providing everyone fast, reliable, and affordable access to the Internet. Surprisingly, the key to solving this deficit—on a global scale—could be a small, overlooked compo…

CommScope Launches Coexistence Portfolio to Maximize GPON Fiber Networks

CommScope announced the launch of its Coexistence portfolio, designed for global service providers upgrading their existing PON (passive optical networks) to increase data speeds and deliver additional services without having to replace or add fiber to their existing PON infrastructure.
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CommScope Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CommScope founded?

    CommScope was founded in 1976.

  • Who are CommScope key executives?

    CommScope's key executives are Charles Treadway, Alexander W. Pease and Morgan Kurk.

  • How many employees does CommScope have?

    CommScope has 30,000 employees.

  • What is CommScope revenue?

    Latest CommScope annual revenue is $8.4 b.

  • What is CommScope revenue per employee?

    Latest CommScope revenue per employee is $281.2 k.

  • Who are CommScope competitors?

    Competitors of CommScope include Hitachi Metals America, Prysmian Group and Corning.

  • Where is CommScope headquarters?

    CommScope headquarters is located at 1100 CommScope Place, Hickory.

  • Where are CommScope offices?

    CommScope has offices in Hickory, Claremont, Richardson, Mount Waverley and in 14 other locations.

  • How many offices does CommScope have?

    CommScope has 18 offices.