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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 3/10

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Cash to Debt 1.94
IDCC's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
67% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.52 vs. IDCC: 1.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.9  Med: 38.83 Max: 1249.86
Current: 1.94
0.9
1249.86
Equity to Asset 0.33
IDCC's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
62% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. IDCC: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.47 Max: 0.9
Current: 0.33
0.12
0.9
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 3.41
M-Score: -2.63
WACC vs ROIC
10.68%
346.70%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 47.03
IDCC's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.49 vs. IDCC: 47.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -72.02  Med: 25.92 Max: 70.02
Current: 47.03
-72.02
70.02
Net-margin (%) 28.88
IDCC's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. IDCC: 28.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -84.71  Med: 27.22 Max: 46.88
Current: 28.88
-84.71
46.88
ROE (%) 26.15
IDCC's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.28 vs. IDCC: 26.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -61.74  Med: 21.69 Max: 100.15
Current: 26.15
-61.74
100.15
ROA (%) 10.48
IDCC's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. IDCC: 10.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -37.66  Med: 9.04 Max: 52.16
Current: 10.48
-37.66
52.16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 340.58
IDCC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 448 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.59 vs. IDCC: 340.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -281.5  Med: 146.45 Max: 1658.5
Current: 340.58
-281.5
1658.5
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.70
IDCC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 372 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. IDCC: 16.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.6  Med: 16.70 Max: 64.9
Current: 16.7
-21.6
64.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 15.30
IDCC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. IDCC: 15.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -21.1  Med: 15.30 Max: 116.2
Current: 15.3
-21.1
116.2
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 10.50
IDCC's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. IDCC: 10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0  Med: 5.45 Max: 188.4
Current: 10.5
0
188.4
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IDCC Guru Trades in Q2 2014

First Pacific Advisors 2,885,221 sh (+14.95%)
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Zeke Ashton Sold Out
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Jim Simons 512,793 sh (-20.13%)
Joel Greenblatt 378,474 sh (-42.84%)
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Paul Tudor Jones 12,686 sh (New)
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FPA Capital Fund 1,369,300 sh (+5.00%)
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Chuck Royce 21,400 sh (unchged)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
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FPA Capital Fund 1,149,200 sh (-16.07%)
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FPA Capital Fund Comments on InterDigital Inc - Feb 19, 2015

Looking beyond the poor performance of the energy stocks in the quarter and consistent with our investment strategy, we trimmed back two companies, Apollo Education (APOL) and InterDigital (IDCC). InterDigital creates and designs different wireless technologies and then licenses those patents to hardware manufacturers. Apollo provides on-line educational services and grants Bachelor and post- graduate degrees through its For-profit schools.

Moving on to IDCC (IDCC), there has been tremendous growth in wireless communications and the growth is expected to continue. Many years ago, Nokia and Ericsson were the major players in the industry. Today, their phones are nowhere to be found and Apple and Samsung dominate. It is hard to predict future market share of any individual company but it is also hard to disagree with the growth of wireless communication. InterDigital is a company that will allow us to participate in this growth without taking sides on which smart phone, tablet, or e-reader companies will hold the largest market share in the future. The company has been around since the early 70s. It is not a patent troll but, rather, a group of 175 engineers that work on new inventions every day. To date, they have obtained or applied for approximately 20,000 patents. They work with Standard Development Organizations to incorporate their technology into the standards.

We had an opportunity to invest in this company because of the prolific litigation that takes place in this industry. IDCC had a number of lawsuits pending against some of the largest players in the industry such as Nokia, LG, ZTE, and Samsung because these companies were not paying royalties to InterDigital. While the company has had some recent legal setbacks with the International Trade Commission, IDCC generally has ultimately prevailed in prior cases with the Federal Circuit Court and we expect this to occur in the current cases.

Recently, in June 2014, the largest unlicensed company (Samsung) signed a 10-year deal with InterDigital. In Q4’14, the market started paying attention to InterDigital’s success with Samsung and its resulting cash flow generation abilities. Recall that IDCC was our worst performing investment in 2013. We increased our position 15% that year and by more than 8% in 2014 as the stock further weakened. Given where IDCC traded during the recent quarter, we trimmed roughly 15% of our position.

From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio) Q4 2014 Letter.

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FPA Capital Fund Comments on InterDigital - Jul 23, 2014

Some of the largest positions in the portfolio, like InterDigital (IDCC) and Rosetta Resources (ROSE), were among the best performers as well – IDCC and ROSE appreciated more than 44% and 17%, respectively, in the second quarter.

While it is too early to claim victory in IDCC, it is particularly satisfying to us to see the stock perform so well. When we were buying IDCC shares, some investors suggested the company was too risky due to the inherent litigation of the industry. We did not acquiesce to this simple analysis and applied a more rigorous assessment to the business. As it turns out, the company has lost its last two major litigation cases that the International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled on, but to date, the stock shows no ill- effects of those decisions. The reason why the stock has performed well, despite losing a couple of ITC cases, is that the company has signed multiple licensing agreements with its customers over the last year or so, some of whom were being sued by IDCC.

IDCC has also sold some non-core patents to very large technology companies, like Intel, for hundreds of millions of dollars. As we stated before, we believe IDCC has multiple ways to generate profits for shareholders, and suing its customers and prevailing in court is just one way for investors to win – not the only way.

IDCC is also a good example of how we invest. The greater a stock’s reward to risk ratio, the more aggressively we generally will purchase a company’s shares. InterDigital was the worst performing stock in the portfolio in 2013 and we took advantage of that stock price weakness by substantially increasing our position since December 2013.

From FPA Capital Fund (Trades, Portfolio)’s Second Quarter 2014 Commentary.

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FPA Capital Comments on InterDigital - Jan 27, 2014

The most disappointing investment in the portfolio for 2013 was InterDigital (IDCC). This stock declined approximately 28% during the year, despite posting roughly 25% operating margins. Our thesis on IDCC is that the company should benefit from its wireless technology patents as more smartphones and mobile tablets are connected to the in ternet. IDCC creates wireless technology, applies for patents for the technology it creates, and then licenses its technology to manufacturers who produce the aforementioned products. In the past, Nokia, Samsung, Apple, LG, and many other manufacturers hav e licensed the company's technology to use in their products and paid IDCC royalties.

Typically, in the past, IDCC would receive royalty payments fixed for a certain period of time, for example four years, and then its customers would renew its license fo r another period of time and likely with some additional patents thrown into the agreement. However, as IDCC switched to receiving a royalty on a per unit sold basis and the number of smart phone units sold worldwide has exploded to the upside over the pas t couple of years, some of the company's traditional customers have chosen not to sign new license agreements and pay IDCC. The failure to pay, but still use IDCC's essential patents in the manufacturer's products has prompted IDCC to sue some of its large st customers.

Suing your customers is not an ideal business strategy, but one, unfortunately, that is all too commonly deployed in the technology industry. These lawsuits are not only expensive, but also can drag on for years as the suits wind their way t hrough both the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit. At the end of the day, IDCC has prevailed in prior lawsuits and won large judgments or settled with the likes of Nokia and Samsung. Most investors do not have the patience to withstand all of the ups and downs of the legal process. When there are temporary setbacks to IDCC's legal process, investors sell their stock, and this is what we believe largely transpired in 2013.

However, we do not view the prospects of a legal victory as the only means to the success of IDCC. In fact, the company can monetize its patent portfolio by selling non - core patents to other companies. For example, in 2012, Intel paid IDCC $375 million for a couple of hundred patents, out of a portfolio of over 20,000 patents. IDCC can also enter into joint venture agreements, such as the agreement signed with Sony in 2013, to generate value for shareholders. Instead of suing its potential licensees, IDCC can enter into binding arbitration with manufacturers. 

Moreover, IDCC has not ruled out eventually developing products employing its patents, and then selling these products to its customers rather than licensing them the technology. Thus, there are multiple ways for IDCC to get paid for the value it creates, and it does not have to be a binary situation as some ill - informed investors might believe.

The one risk that we need to watch closely in the coming months and quarters is the political risk. There is some discussion is Washington about the merits of pate nts in our fast - changing, technologically - advanced society. Some people will argue that patents do not have as much value today as in the past. Their reasoning is that product life cycles are much faster today and new things are always being created to rep lace the older generation of products. However, perhaps the life cycle of products is shortening because there is payoff to those who create the technology in the first place. If inventors and scientists are not paid for the stuff they create, what is the incentive to create the new technology? Our view is that inventors, musicians, writers, and scientists should have their new ideas and products protected from being copied for a reasonable period of time, and get paid a royalty should someone or a company want to use their creation. However, we need to be cognizant that our opinion could be refuted in a political environment that has a different agenda. While the risk of a massive overhaul of our patent laws is small, we cannot fully discount it occurring.

Thus, we will be diligent in adding to our IDCC position and ask for an extra discount before buying more shares. The company's balance sheet remains exceptionally strong with about half of the company's market value consisting of its net cash position. The management team has also been very good stewards of shareholders capital, and the market for smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices connecting to the internet remains very robust. 



From FPA Capital’s fourth quarter 2013 commentary.



 



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FPA Capital Fund Comments on InterDigital Inc
Looking beyond the poor performance of the energy stocks in the quarter and consistent with our investment strategy, we trimmed back two companies, Apollo Education (APOL) and InterDigital (IDCC). InterDigital creates and designs different wireless technologies and then licenses those patents to hardware manufacturers. Apollo provides on-line educational services and grants Bachelor and post- graduate degrees through its For-profit schools. Read more...
FPA Capital Fund Comments on InterDigital
Some of the largest positions in the portfolio, like InterDigital (IDCC) and Rosetta Resources (ROSE), were among the best performers as well – IDCC and ROSE appreciated more than 44% and 17%, respectively, in the second quarter. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 16.71
IDCC's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. IDCC: 16.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 5.15  Med: 19.45 Max: 2292.22
Current: 16.71
5.15
2292.22
Forward P/E 7.15
IDCC's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.24 vs. IDCC: 7.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 16.90
IDCC's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
64% of the 296 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 20.40 vs. IDCC: 16.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 5.15  Med: 19.41 Max: 2063
Current: 16.9
5.15
2063
P/B 4.33
IDCC's P/B is ranked lower than
74% of the 420 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.25 vs. IDCC: 4.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
IDCC' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.04  Med: 5.86 Max: 16.43
Current: 4.33
2.04
16.43
P/S 4.75
IDCC's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 465 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.54 vs. IDCC: 4.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
IDCC' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.23  Med: 4.47 Max: 12.89
Current: 4.75
2.23
12.89
PFCF 14.15
IDCC's PFCF is ranked higher than
63% of the 231 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 18.71 vs. IDCC: 14.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
IDCC' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.05  Med: 14.02 Max: 122.33
Current: 14.15
3.05
122.33
POCF 9.16
IDCC's POCF is ranked lower than
55% of the 319 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.22 vs. IDCC: 9.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
IDCC' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 2.68  Med: 9.10 Max: 151.44
Current: 9.16
2.68
151.44
EV-to-EBIT 7.45
IDCC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 324 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.37 vs. IDCC: 7.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
IDCC' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -183.2  Med: 7.80 Max: 96.4
Current: 7.45
-183.2
96.4
PEG 3.45
IDCC's PEG is ranked lower than
64% of the 134 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.15 vs. IDCC: 3.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
IDCC' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.87 Max: 191.55
Current: 3.45
0.01
191.55
Shiller P/E 18.02
IDCC's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
54% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 19.40 vs. IDCC: 18.02 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.27  Med: 18.67 Max: 140.35
Current: 18.02
10.27
140.35
Current Ratio 2.90
IDCC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
84% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. IDCC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.7  Med: 3.81 Max: 11.07
Current: 2.9
1.7
11.07
Quick Ratio 2.90
IDCC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
86% of the 432 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. IDCC: 2.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.23  Med: 3.81 Max: 10.99
Current: 2.9
1.23
10.99
Days Sales Outstanding 80.32
IDCC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
77% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.48 vs. IDCC: 80.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 13.74  Med: 74.87 Max: 261.3
Current: 80.32
13.74
261.3

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 1.41
IDCC's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
87% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. IDCC: 1.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.41
0.4
1.63
Dividend Payout 0.17
IDCC's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
90% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. IDCC: 0.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.27 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.17
0.04
0.59
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.40
IDCC's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
87% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.03 vs. IDCC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.05 Max: 1.63
Current: 1.4
0.4
1.63
Share Buyback Rate 4.70
IDCC's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
90% of the 292 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. IDCC: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Share Buyback Rate only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 7.4  Med: 0.00 Max: -6
Current: 4.7

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 15.17
IDCC's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 123 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.13 vs. IDCC: 15.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 2.86  Med: 10.58 Max: 93.52
Current: 15.17
2.86
93.52
Price/Tangible Book 9.64
IDCC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
83% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. IDCC: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 2.4  Med: 8.29 Max: 85.78
Current: 9.64
2.4
85.78
Price/Projected FCF 1.36
IDCC's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
53% of the 214 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. IDCC: 1.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.49  Med: 1.30 Max: 28.63
Current: 1.36
0.49
28.63
Price/Median PS Value 1.07
IDCC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
51% of the 414 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. IDCC: 1.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.12 Max: 11.77
Current: 1.07
0.38
11.77
Price/Graham Number 2.58
IDCC's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
66% of the 201 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. IDCC: 2.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.61  Med: 2.63 Max: 76.21
Current: 2.58
0.61
76.21
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 13.61
IDCC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 440 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.60 vs. IDCC: 13.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 1  Med: 12.00 Max: 52
Current: 13.61
1
52
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 5.34
IDCC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
61% of the 232 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 9.23 vs. IDCC: 5.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
IDCC' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: 1.4  Med: 9.50 Max: 862.1
Current: 5.34
1.4
862.1

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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InterDigital Inc is a Pennsylvania corporation, founded in 1972. The Company designs and develops technologies that enable and enhance wireless communications and monetizes such technologies used in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G and IEEE 802-related products and networks. As of December 31, 2013, the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries held a portfolio of over 20,500 patents and patent applications related to the fundamental technologies that enable wireless communications. The products incorporating its patented inventions include: mobile devices, such as cellular phones, tablets, notebook computers and wireless personal digital assistants; wireless infrastructure equipment, such as base stations; and components, dongles and modules for wireless devices. The labs are involved in development of those advanced digital wireless technologies and innovations in OFDM/OFDMA and MIMO technologies. The Company has competition from companies, including in-house development teams at other wireless device companies and semiconductor companies and wireless operators, developing other and similar technologies.
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INTERDIGITAL, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders Jun 12 2015
InterDigital's Board of Directors Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend, Increases Stock Buyback... Jun 11 2015
InterDigital Hosts 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Jun 10 2015
InterDigital and Arima Enter Into Settlement Agreement Jun 10 2015
InterDigital Announces Webcast of Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders Jun 09 2015
InterDigital and EvoNexus Partner to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern California Jun 03 2015
InterDigital and EvoNexus Partner to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southern California Jun 03 2015
InterDigital's EdgeHaul Shortlisted For 2015 Small Cell Forum Industry Awards Jun 01 2015

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