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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
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history
Cash-to-Debt 0.28
IRDM's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. IRDM: 0.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
IRDM' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.24  Med: 5.4 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.28
Equity-to-Asset 0.39
IRDM's Equity-to-Asset is ranked lower than
53% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 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 34.33
IRDM's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
71% of the 381 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.66 vs. IRDM: 34.33 )
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: 34.33
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 0.73
Beneish M-Score: -2.78
WACC vs ROIC
8.15%
0.72%
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 : 5/10

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Operating Margin % 19.93
IRDM's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
84% of the 457 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.39 vs. IRDM: 19.93 )
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: 19.93
-17.34
30.08
Net Margin % 4.04
IRDM's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
53% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. IRDM: 4.04 )
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: 4.04
-58.41
18.35
ROE % 0.16
IRDM's ROE % is ranked lower than
66% of the 445 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 5.91 vs. IRDM: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
IRDM' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.05  Med: 3.11 Max: 7.97
Current: 0.16
-19.05
7.97
ROA % 0.54
IRDM's ROA % is ranked lower than
63% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. IRDM: 0.54 )
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: 0.54
-7.22
3.93
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 3.56
IRDM's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
69% of the 463 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.10 vs. IRDM: 3.56 )
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: 3.56
-6.56
10.93
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate -4.10
IRDM's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked lower than
70% of the 396 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. IRDM: -4.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
IRDM' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.35 Max: 51.6
Current: -4.1
0
51.6
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate -17.30
IRDM's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked lower than
87% of the 336 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. IRDM: -17.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
IRDM' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -0.6 Max: 223.7
Current: -17.3
0
223.7
GuruFocus has detected 4 Warning Signs with Iridium Communications Inc $IRDM.
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Guru Trades

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

Jim Simons 62,700 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,697 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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Q3 2016

IRDM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 156,600 sh (+149.76%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,977 sh (+49.36%)
Ron Baron 9,325,974 sh (+3.10%)
Mario Gabelli 73,693 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 1 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 800,981 sh (-45.32%)
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Q4 2016

IRDM Guru Trades in Q4 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 20,574 sh (+28.77%)
Ron Baron 9,373,818 sh (+0.51%)
David Dreman 1 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 70,693 sh (-4.07%)
Chuck Royce 662,981 sh (-17.23%)
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Preferred stocks of Iridium Communications Inc

SymbolPriceYieldDescription
IRIIZ0.000.00Perp Conv Pfd Shs Series -A- -144A-
IRDMB328.922.576 3/4 % Cum Conv Perp Pfd Shs Series -B-
IRDDA120.005.837 % Cum Conv Pfd Shs Series -A-

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517210    SIC: 4899
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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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PB Ratio 0.63
IRDM's PB Ratio is ranked higher than
92% of the 488 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.28 vs. IRDM: 0.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
IRDM' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 0.71 Max: 1.19
Current: 0.63
0.45
1.19
PS Ratio 2.36
IRDM's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 494 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. IRDM: 2.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
IRDM' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.08  Med: 1.83 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.36
1.08
6.06
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 4.64
IRDM's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked higher than
67% of the 338 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.39 vs. IRDM: 4.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
IRDM' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.27  Med: 3.91 Max: 21.38
Current: 4.64
2.27
21.38
EV-to-EBIT 22.13
IRDM's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
64% of the 394 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.57 vs. IRDM: 22.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
IRDM' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -60.8  Med: 11.3 Max: 38.4
Current: 22.13
-60.8
38.4
EV-to-EBITDA 14.12
IRDM's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
77% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.64 vs. IRDM: 14.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
IRDM' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.3  Med: 7 Max: 34
Current: 14.12
1.3
34
Current Ratio 4.63
IRDM's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. IRDM: 4.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
IRDM' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.8 Max: 6.27
Current: 4.63
0.01
6.27
Quick Ratio 4.44
IRDM's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. IRDM: 4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
IRDM' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 2.54 Max: 6.01
Current: 4.44
0.01
6.01
Days Inventory 86.16
IRDM's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.36 vs. IRDM: 86.16 )
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: 86.16
46.22
124.45
Days Sales Outstanding 51.98
IRDM's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.91 vs. IRDM: 51.98 )
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: 51.98
45.27
197.84
Days Payable 126.67
IRDM's Days Payable is ranked higher than
73% of the 290 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 64.92 vs. IRDM: 126.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
IRDM' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 42.37  Med: 72.29 Max: 126.67
Current: 126.67
42.37
126.67

Buy Back

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3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -7.60
IRDM's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 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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Price-to-Tangible-Book 0.67
IRDM's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked higher than
91% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. IRDM: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
IRDM' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 0.91 Max: 1.72
Current: 0.67
0.5
1.72
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.29
IRDM's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. IRDM: 1.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
IRDM' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 0.94 Max: 3.11
Current: 1.29
0.66
3.11
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % 4.55
IRDM's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked higher than
50% of the 501 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.40 vs. IRDM: 4.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
IRDM' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.6  Med: 8.65 Max: 37.9
Current: 4.55
2.6
37.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % -41.62
IRDM's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
97% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.46 vs. IRDM: -41.62 )
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: -50.6  Med: -25.75 Max: 22
Current: -41.62
-50.6
22

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $432.6
EPS (TTM) $ -0.06
Beta2.44
Short Percentage of Float29.91%
52-Week Range $6.40 - 11.54
Shares Outstanding (Mil)95.77
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Whitney Tilson Top Buys Nov 15 2011 

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