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Did Globecomm Systems Squander Its Latest Sales Increase?

Seth Jayson
December 17, 2012

Margins matter. The more Globecomm Systems (Nasdaq: GCOM  ) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That's why we check up on margins at least once a quarter in this series. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, so I can compare them to current and potential competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Globecomm Systems's competitive position could be.

Here's the current margin snapshot for Globecomm Systems over the trailing 12 months: Gross margin is 21.7%, while operating margin is 6.8% and net margin is 5.6%