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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.29
IRDM's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.51 vs. IRDM: 0.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
IRDM' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 5002.2 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.29
Equity to Asset 0.39
IRDM's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
50% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. IRDM: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
IRDM' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 0.45 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.39
0.38
0.77
Interest Coverage 57.56
IRDM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
77% of the 371 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. IRDM: 57.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
IRDM' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.26  Med: N/A Max: No Debt
Current: 57.56
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 0.73
M-Score: -2.97
WACC vs ROIC
6.59%
0.68%
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 : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 19.49
IRDM's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.34 vs. IRDM: 19.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
IRDM' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -17.34  Med: 20.04 Max: 30.08
Current: 19.49
-17.34
30.08
Net-margin (%) 3.64
IRDM's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. IRDM: 3.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
IRDM' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -58.41  Med: 10.68 Max: 18.35
Current: 3.64
-58.41
18.35
ROA (%) 0.49
IRDM's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
63% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. IRDM: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
IRDM' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.22  Med: 2.13 Max: 3.93
Current: 0.49
-7.22
3.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.50
IRDM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.90 vs. IRDM: 3.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
IRDM' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -6.56  Med: 7.72 Max: 10.93
Current: 3.5
-6.56
10.93
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -4.10
IRDM's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
70% of the 412 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. IRDM: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
IRDM' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.35 Max: 51.6
Current: -4.1
0
51.6
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -17.30
IRDM's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
88% of the 351 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. IRDM: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
IRDM' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.6 Max: 223.7
Current: -17.3
0
223.7
» IRDM's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q3 2015

IRDM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 28,600 sh (New)
Jim Simons 178,399 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 98,200 sh (+3.15%)
Ron Baron 9,060,071 sh (-0.58%)
Chuck Royce 2,266,889 sh (-9.05%)
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Q4 2015

IRDM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 98,800 sh (+0.61%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ron Baron 9,045,571 sh (-0.16%)
Chuck Royce 2,172,733 sh (-4.15%)
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Q1 2016

IRDM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

David Dreman 318 sh (New)
Ron Baron 9,045,571 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 98,393 sh (-0.41%)
Chuck Royce 1,900,218 sh (-12.54%)
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Q2 2016

IRDM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 10,697 sh (New)
Jim Simons 62,700 sh (New)
Ron Baron 9,045,571 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 1,464,718 sh (-22.92%)
Mario Gabelli 73,693 sh (-25.10%)
David Dreman 1 sh (-99.69%)
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Preferred stocks of Iridium Communications Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
IRIIZ0.000.00Perp Conv Pfd Shs Series -A- -144A-
IRDMB322.965.236 3/4 % Cum Conv Perp Pfd Shs Series -B-
IRDDA105.906.617 % Cum Conv Pfd Shs Series -A-

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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Iridium Communications Inc offers voice and data communications services and products to businesses, U.S. and international government agencies and other customer. It provides mobile voice & data communications services via satellites.

Iridium Communications Inc., formerly GHL Acquisition Corp., was organized under the laws of the State of Delaware on November 2, 2007. On February 21, 2008, it consummated its initial public offering and on September 29, 2009, it acquired, directly and indirectly, all the outstanding equity of Iridium Holdings LLC, or Iridium Holdings, and the Company changed its name from GHL Acquisition Corp. to Iridium Communications Inc. The Company is a provider of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite, and the provider of mobile satellite communications services offering global coverage. The Company's satellite network provides communications services to regions of the world where existing wireless or wireline networks do not exist or are impaired, including remote or rural land areas, open ocean, the polar regions and regions where the telecommunications infrastructure has been affected by political conflicts or natural disasters. The Company offers voice and data communications services to businesses, the U.S. and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations and consumers via its constellation of 66 in-orbit satellites, in-orbit spares and related ground infrastructure, including a main commercial gateway. The Company's commercial end-user base, which it views as its main growth engine, is diverse and includes markets such as emergency services, maritime, government, utilities, oil and gas, mining, leisure, forestry, construction and transportation. It also offers a combined voice transceiver and data modem, which its distributors integrate into a variety of communications solutions that are deployed in different applications around the world. It currently faces substantial competition from other service providers that offer a range of mobile and fixed communications options. The Company's most direct competition comes from other global mobile satellite services providers. Currently, its main global mobile satellite services competitors are Inmarsat, Globalstar, Thuraya Telecommunications Co., or Thuraya, and ORBCOMM. The Company competes mainly on the basis of coverage, quality, mobility and pricing of services and products.

Ratios

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history
P/B 0.65
IRDM's P/B is ranked higher than
91% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. IRDM: 0.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
IRDM' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.65
0.45
1.19
P/S 2.33
IRDM's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.45 vs. IRDM: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
IRDM' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.78 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.33
1.08
6.06
POCF 4.28
IRDM's POCF is ranked higher than
73% of the 305 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. IRDM: 4.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
IRDM' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 3.81 Max: 21.38
Current: 4.28
2.27
21.38
EV-to-EBIT 22.84
IRDM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.28 vs. IRDM: 22.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
IRDM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.8  Med: 11.05 Max: 38.4
Current: 22.84
-60.8
38.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.14
IRDM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
73% of the 391 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.65 vs. IRDM: 14.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
IRDM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 6.9 Max: 34
Current: 14.14
1.3
34
Current Ratio 6.27
IRDM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.15 vs. IRDM: 6.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
IRDM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.77 Max: 6.27
Current: 6.27
0.01
6.27
Quick Ratio 6.01
IRDM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 449 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. IRDM: 6.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
IRDM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.49 Max: 6.01
Current: 6.01
0.01
6.01
Days Inventory 95.03
IRDM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
92% of the 347 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.71 vs. IRDM: 95.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
IRDM' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 46.22  Med: 90.68 Max: 124.45
Current: 95.03
46.22
124.45
Days Sales Outstanding 50.18
IRDM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 358 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.51 vs. IRDM: 50.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
IRDM' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.27  Med: 52.71 Max: 197.84
Current: 50.18
45.27
197.84
Days Payable 40.93
IRDM's Days Payable is ranked lower than
68% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.49 vs. IRDM: 40.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
IRDM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.93  Med: 72.29 Max: 113.8
Current: 40.93
40.93
113.8

Buy Back

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industry
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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.60
IRDM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 276 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.50 vs. IRDM: -7.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
IRDM' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -82.8  Med: -8.15 Max: -2.9
Current: -7.6
-82.8
-2.9

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 0.67
IRDM's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 320 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. IRDM: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
IRDM' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.67
0.5
1.72
Price/Median PS Value 1.31
IRDM's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
75% of the 422 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. IRDM: 1.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
IRDM' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.68  Med: 0.97 Max: 3.2
Current: 1.31
0.68
3.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.38
IRDM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.30 vs. IRDM: 4.38 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
IRDM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.8 Max: 37.9
Current: 4.38
2.6
37.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -43.79
IRDM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 240 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.59 vs. IRDM: -43.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
IRDM' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.1  Med: -23.4 Max: 22
Current: -43.79
-47.1
22

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $425.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.08
Beta2.15
Short Percentage of Float24.50%
52-Week Range $5.85 - 9.37
Shares Outstanding (Mil)95.63
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