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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 : 7/10

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Cash to Debt No Debt
LORL's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
81% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.92 vs. LORL: No Debt )
LORL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 7.24
M-Score: -2.61
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 : 3/10

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ROE (%) 7.97
LORL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 593 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. LORL: 7.97 )
LORL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -330.5   Max: 225.96
Current: 7.97

-330.5
225.96
ROA (%) 5.06
LORL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.91 vs. LORL: 5.06 )
LORL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -69.58   Max: 111.17
Current: 5.06

-69.58
111.17
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -21.32
LORL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 604 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.58 vs. LORL: -21.32 )
LORL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -89.56   Max: 34.17
Current: -21.32

-89.56
34.17
Revenue Growth (%) -100.00
LORL's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked lower than
64% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. LORL: -100.00 )
LORL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 105.3
Current: -100

0
105.3
EPS Growth (%) -65.10
LORL's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
56% of the 368 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. LORL: -65.10 )
LORL' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 352.2
Current: -65.1

0
352.2
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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

LORL Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Joel Greenblatt 126,948 sh (+124.99%)
Mario Gabelli 209,365 sh (+31.13%)
Leon Cooperman 754,766 sh (+25.02%)
Murray Stahl 102,872 sh (+6.79%)
George Soros 705,258 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons 33,900 sh (-60.28%)
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Q3 2013

LORL Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Joel Greenblatt 145,603 sh (+14.69%)
Mario Gabelli 239,641 sh (+14.46%)
George Soros 718,897 sh (+1.93%)
Leon Cooperman 754,766 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 86,505 sh (-15.91%)
Jim Simons 20,200 sh (-40.41%)
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Q4 2013

LORL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 7,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 32,100 sh (+58.91%)
Joel Greenblatt 175,992 sh (+20.87%)
George Soros 788,807 sh (+9.72%)
Leon Cooperman 754,766 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli 235,291 sh (-1.82%)
Murray Stahl 64,393 sh (-25.56%)
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Q1 2014

LORL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Steven Cohen 10,011 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 84,000 sh (+1020%)
Joel Greenblatt 212,911 sh (+20.98%)
George Soros 930,292 sh (+17.94%)
Leon Cooperman 766,866 sh (+1.6%)
Murray Stahl 64,797 sh (+0.63%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 219,666 sh (-6.64%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with LORL

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 20.98%0.04%$70.29 - $80.98 $ 73.23-4%212911
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 1020%0.01%$70.29 - $80.98 $ 73.23-4%84000
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 20.87%0.06%$65.19 - $80.12 $ 73.231%175992
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 New Buy$65.19 - $80.12 $ 73.231%7500
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 124.99%0.18%$59.14 - $64.87 $ 73.2319%126948
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Add 25.02%0.14%$59.14 - $64.87 $ 73.2319%754766
Mario Gabelli 2013-06-30 Add 31.13%0.02%$59.14 - $64.87 $ 73.2319%209365
George Soros 2013-03-31 Add 27.74%0.11%$54.66 - $62.24 $ 73.2326%705258
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Add 129.04%0.1%$54.66 - $62.24 $ 73.2326%56424
Mario Gabelli 2013-03-31 Add 58.27%0.02%$54.66 - $62.24 $ 73.2326%159660
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.08%$53.63 - $85.07 $ 73.234%24635
George Soros 2012-12-31 Add 23.81%0.07%$53.63 - $85.07 $ 73.234%552085
Leon Cooperman 2012-06-30 Add 22.02%0.17%$57.12 - $80.37 $ 73.2318%629400
George Soros 2012-06-30 Add 68.73%0.15%$57.12 - $80.37 $ 73.2318%384724
Joel Greenblatt 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.03%$57.12 - $80.37 $ 73.2318%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 New Buy0.03%$63.39 - $80.97 $ 73.2310%4402
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 Add 18.99%0.13%$48.56 - $64.88 $ 73.2324%515800
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 26.76%0.01%$48.56 - $64.88 $ 73.2324%128850
Leon Cooperman 2011-09-30 Add 711.8%0.56%$49.05 - $71.31 $ 73.2323%433500
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 111.84%0.1%$49.05 - $71.31 $ 73.2323%221561
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Add 309.88%0.04%$49.05 - $71.31 $ 73.2323%101650
Leon Cooperman 2011-06-30 New Buy0.08%$63.2 - $79.77 $ 73.236%53400
Mario Gabelli 2011-06-30 New Buy0.01%$63.2 - $79.77 $ 73.236%24800
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Owning the Sky - Gurus Hold Two Satellite Stocks, MDA, LORL
It’s hard to imagine but there is high-altitude traffic. Over 30 satellite companies with around 1,000 communication satellites are competing for quadrants of the sky. Canada’s MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associated Ltd. (MDA) acquired the satellite manufacturing subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (LORL) for around $875 million in late 2012. The acquisition merged two global communications leaders for a new focus on capturing business from the U.S. government and the commercial market for satellite communications. Read more...

Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 158.00
LORL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
61% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 52.00 vs. LORL: 158.00 )
LORL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3   Max: 1205
Current: 158

3
1205
P/B 11.70
LORL's P/B is ranked lower than
58% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. LORL: 11.70 )
LORL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 11.6
Current: 11.7

0.25
11.6
EV-to-EBIT -158.61
LORL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
52% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 48.24 vs. LORL: -158.61 )
LORL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.2   Max: 172.2
Current: -158.61

6.2
172.2
Shiller P/E 49.70
LORL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
83% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. LORL: 49.70 )
LORL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.28   Max: 103.2
Current: 49.7

18.28
103.2
Current Ratio 7.30
LORL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. LORL: 7.30 )
LORL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 9.36
Current: 7.3

0.12
9.36
Quick Ratio 7.30
LORL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 618 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. LORL: 7.30 )
LORL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 9.36
Current: 7.3

0.09
9.36

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 11.70
LORL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. LORL: 11.70 )
LORL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.81   Max: 12.05
Current: 11.7

0.81
12.05
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
LORL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. LORL: 1.30 )
LORL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 13.09
Current: 1.3

0.23
13.09
Price/Graham Number 8.10
LORL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
63% of the 682 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. LORL: 8.10 )
LORL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.53   Max: 8.38
Current: 8.1

0.53
8.38
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) -2.52
LORL's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
58% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.66 vs. LORL: -2.52 )
LORL' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9.2   Max: 3.9
Current: -2.52

-9.2
3.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:1L8.Germany
Loral Space & Communications, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is a satellite communications company engaged in satellite manufacturing with ownership interests in satellite-based communications services. The Company has two segments: Satellite Manufacturing and Satellite Services. The operations of the Satellite Manufacturing segment are managed by Loral's subsidiary Space Systems/Loral, Inc. Space Systems designs and manufactures satellites, space systems and space system components for commercial and government customers whose applications include fixed satellite services , direct-to-home broadcasting, mobile satellite services, broadband data distribution, wireless telephony, digital radio, digital mobile broadcasting, military communications, weather monitoring and air traffic management. The Company participates in satellite services operations mainly through its 62.8% economic interest in Telesat Holdings Inc., which owns Telesat Canada, a global FSS provider. Telesat owns and leases a satellite fleet that operates in geosynchronous earth orbit approximately 22,000 miles above the equator. In this orbit, satellites remain in a fixed position relative to points on the earth's surface and provide reliable, high-bandwidth services anywhere in their coverage areas, serving as the backbone for many forms of telecommunications. Telesat provides video distribution and direct-to-home ('DTH') video, as well as end-to-end communications services using both satellite and hybrid satellite-ground networks. Telesat earns the its revenues by providing satellite-based services to customers, who use these services for their own communications requirements or to provide services to customers further down the distribution chain for video and data services. Telesat also earns revenue by providing ground-based transmit and receive services, selling equipment, installing, managing and maintaining satellite networks, and providing consulting services in the field of satellite communications. Telesat categorizes its revenues into: Broadcast, Enterprise Services and Consulting & Other. Telesat's broadcast services business provided approximately 52% of its revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012. These services included: DTH; Video Distribution and Contribution; and Occasional Use Services. Telesat's enterprise services provided approximately 45% of its revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012. These services include: Telecommunication carrier services; Government Services; Two-way Internet Services; Resource; Maritime and Aeronautical; and Retail. Telesat's consulting & other category provided approximately 3% of its revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012. Telesat competes against other global, regional and national satellite operators and with providers of terrestrial-based communications services. The Company is subject to U.S. federal, state and local income taxation on its worldwide income and foreign taxes on certain inc
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