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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 0.05
NAS:VSAT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
97% of the 523 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. NAS:VSAT: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:VSAT' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.05  Med: 2.35 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.49
NAS:VSAT's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
64% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. NAS:VSAT: 0.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:VSAT' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.39  Med: 0.72 Max: 0.83
Current: 0.49
0.39
0.83
Interest Coverage 2.20
NAS:VSAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
94% of the 314 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 355.16 vs. NAS:VSAT: 2.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
NAS:VSAT' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.09  Med: 12.45 Max: 87.01
Current: 2.2
0.09
87.01
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.63
M-Score: -1.83
WACC vs ROIC
7.56%
2.77%
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 : 8/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 4.36
NAS:VSAT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
59% of the 516 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.83 vs. NAS:VSAT: 4.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.82  Med: 6.13 Max: 7.47
Current: 4.36
-1.82
7.47
Net-margin (%) 2.13
NAS:VSAT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
50% of the 517 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NAS:VSAT: 2.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.68  Med: 4.52 Max: 6.1
Current: 2.13
-3.68
6.1
ROE (%) 2.87
NAS:VSAT's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
53% of the 509 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.93 vs. NAS:VSAT: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.6  Med: 4.84 Max: 9.86
Current: 2.87
-4.6
9.86
ROA (%) 1.39
NAS:VSAT's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
54% of the 524 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. NAS:VSAT: 1.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.34  Med: 2.97 Max: 7.12
Current: 1.39
-2.34
7.12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 4.53
NAS:VSAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
59% of the 520 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.34 vs. NAS:VSAT: 4.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -4.35  Med: 13.55 Max: 30.1
Current: 4.53
-4.35
30.1
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 13.60
NAS:VSAT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. NAS:VSAT: 13.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.3  Med: 13.60 Max: 28.1
Current: 13.6
-0.3
28.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 30.00
NAS:VSAT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 333 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. NAS:VSAT: 30.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.4  Med: 11.60 Max: 50.6
Current: 30
-11.4
50.6
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 70.40
NAS:VSAT's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -0.50 vs. NAS:VSAT: 70.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:VSAT' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48  Med: 14.10 Max: 96.2
Current: 70.4
-48
96.2
» NAS:VSAT's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-09)


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

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Guru Trades

Q4 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mason Hawkins 3,481,237 sh (+12.31%)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl 206,302 sh (-2.90%)
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Q1 2015

VSAT Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 3,481,237 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 3,481,237 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 188,981 sh (-8.40%)
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Q2 2015

VSAT Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 21,877 sh (New)
Jim Simons 7,100 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Mason Hawkins 3,481,237 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 184,853 sh (-2.18%)
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Q3 2015

VSAT Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Mason Hawkins 4,654,902 sh (+33.71%)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 146,131 sh (-20.95%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Viasat Inc

Longleaf Partners Comments on ViaSat - Oct 28, 2015

Integrated satellite company ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) was the largest positive contributor in the quarter, up 7%. While the company had a slight decline in Exede broadband subscribers, averagerevenue per user (ARPU) was up 7% year-over-year and churn was also down. ViaSat captured good margin performance at its government and satellite services segments. The government segment posted its best growth performance in two years, along with a healthy order book and a 22% increase in backlog. ViaSat still plans the launch of its next generation ViaSat-2 satellite in 2016, which will further improve the company’s ability to deliver superior broadband technology across a larger customer base.



From Longleaf Partners' third quarter 2015 commentary.



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Longleaf Partners Comments on ViaSat Guru stock highlight
Integrated satellite company ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT) was the largest positive contributor in the quarter, up 7%. While the company had a slight decline in Exede broadband subscribers, averagerevenue per user (ARPU) was up 7% year-over-year and churn was also down. ViaSat captured good margin performance at its government and satellite services segments. The government segment posted its best growth performance in two years, along with a healthy order book and a 22% increase in backlog. ViaSat still plans the launch of its next generation ViaSat-2 satellite in 2016, which will further improve the company’s ability to deliver superior broadband technology across a larger customer base. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 93.80
VSAT's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
88% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. VSAT: 93.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VSAT' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.67  Med: 34.21 Max: 412.26
Current: 93.8
13.67
412.26
Forward P/E 156.25
VSAT's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
97% of the 161 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 14.95 vs. VSAT: 156.25 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 94.60
VSAT's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
87% of the 309 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. VSAT: 94.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VSAT' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.64  Med: 34.07 Max: 422.56
Current: 94.6
13.64
422.56
P/B 2.55
VSAT's P/B is ranked lower than
67% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.65 vs. VSAT: 2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VSAT' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.12  Med: 2.36 Max: 3.6
Current: 2.55
1.12
3.6
P/S 2.01
VSAT's P/S is ranked lower than
68% of the 508 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. VSAT: 2.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VSAT' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.89 Max: 2.81
Current: 2.01
0.83
2.81
POCF 9.43
VSAT's POCF is ranked higher than
62% of the 297 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.59 vs. VSAT: 9.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VSAT' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.85  Med: 13.98 Max: 159.62
Current: 9.43
6.85
159.62
EV-to-EBIT 56.37
VSAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
82% of the 326 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. VSAT: 56.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VSAT' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2764.1  Med: 25.90 Max: 1208
Current: 56.37
-2764.1
1208
EV-to-EBITDA 12.11
VSAT's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
51% of the 363 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 12.29 vs. VSAT: 12.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VSAT' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.3  Med: 14.30 Max: 33.4
Current: 12.11
5.3
33.4
PEG 6.18
VSAT's PEG is ranked lower than
83% of the 117 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. VSAT: 6.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VSAT' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.45  Med: 4.29 Max: 45.88
Current: 6.18
0.45
45.88
Shiller P/E 95.58
VSAT's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
88% of the 99 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 25.89 vs. VSAT: 95.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VSAT' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 26.21  Med: 62.47 Max: 116.92
Current: 95.58
26.21
116.92
Current Ratio 2.31
VSAT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
58% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.06 vs. VSAT: 2.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VSAT' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.81  Med: 2.67 Max: 4.6
Current: 2.31
1.81
4.6
Quick Ratio 1.83
VSAT's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
59% of the 514 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. VSAT: 1.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VSAT' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.34  Med: 2.18 Max: 4.29
Current: 1.83
1.34
4.29
Days Inventory 47.85
VSAT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
69% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 70.57 vs. VSAT: 47.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VSAT' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.59  Med: 49.43 Max: 64.91
Current: 47.85
41.59
64.91
Days Sales Outstanding 79.28
VSAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
56% of the 455 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 73.90 vs. VSAT: 79.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VSAT' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 31.49  Med: 91.51 Max: 121.76
Current: 79.28
31.49
121.76
Days Payable 30.30
VSAT's Days Payable is ranked lower than
83% of the 441 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 59.90 vs. VSAT: 30.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VSAT' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 29.13  Med: 44.63 Max: 60.16
Current: 30.3
29.13
60.16

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 3.58
VSAT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
69% of the 483 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. VSAT: 3.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
VSAT' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 3.27 Max: 12.81
Current: 3.58
1.28
12.81
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 12.07
VSAT's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked lower than
100% of the 17 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.33 vs. VSAT: 12.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 1.06
VSAT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
53% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VSAT: 1.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VSAT' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.02 Max: 4.38
Current: 1.06
0.47
4.38
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 5.79
VSAT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked lower than
87% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VSAT: 5.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VSAT' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.72  Med: 1.88 Max: 37.5
Current: 5.79
0.72
37.5
Price/Graham Number 3.88
VSAT's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
79% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VSAT: 3.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
VSAT' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1  Med: 2.33 Max: 7.47
Current: 3.88
1
7.47
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 1.80
VSAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
52% of the 512 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. VSAT: 1.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VSAT' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.45 Max: 11.9
Current: 1.8
0.1
11.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 12.50
VSAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 234 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 6.44 vs. VSAT: 12.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VSAT' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.4  Med: 6.60 Max: 44.6
Current: 12.5
-1.4
44.6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1402
EPS $ 0.62
Beta0.94
Short Percentage of Float18.53%
52-Week Range $56.07 - 71.41
Shares Outstanding(Mil)48.39

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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Viasat Inc was incorporated in California in 1986, and subsequently reincorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company provides high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services, satellite and other wireless networks and secure networking systems, products and services. It conducts its business through three segments: satellite services, commercial networks and government systems. Its satellite services segment provides retail and wholesale satellite-based broadband internet services for its consumer, enterprise and mobile broadband customers in the United States. The main services offered by its satellite services segment are comprised of: Retail and Wholesale Broadband Satellite Services and Mobile Broadband Services. Its commercial networks segment develops and produces end-to-end satellite communication systems and ground networking equipment and products that address five key market segments: consumer, enterprise, in-flight, maritime and ground mobile applications. Its government systems segment develops and produces network-centric IP-based secure government communications systems, products, services and solutions, which are designed to enable the collection and dissemination of secure real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes and air defense systems. Customers of its government systems segment include the U.S. Department of Defense, armed forces, public safety first-responders and remote government employees. The Company competes with ASC Signal, Astrium, AT&T, CenturyLink, Clearwire, Comtech, DISH Network, Earthlink, Frontier, General Dynamics, Gilat, EchoStar (Hughes Network Systems), iDirect Technologies, Inmarsat, L-3 Communications, Newtec, Panasonic, Row 44, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Thales, Verizon and Zodiac Data Systems. The Company is subject to export control laws and regulations, and trade and economic sanctions laws and regulations, with respect to the export of such systems and equipment. As a government contractor, it is subject to U.S. procurement laws and regulations.
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