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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 : 4/10

Interest Coverage 23.14
ORB's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 140 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.41 vs. ORB: 23.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
ORB' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 23.14
Current: 23.14
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 : 2/10

» ORB's 10-Y Financials

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

Q2 2014

ORB Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 575,447 sh (New)
Jim Simons 263,800 sh (+785.68%)
Pioneer Investments 166,943 sh (-13.85%)
Chuck Royce 522,523 sh (-20.69%)
NWQ Managers 1,655,377 sh (-30.02%)
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Q3 2014

ORB Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Pioneer Investments 166,943 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 1,546,479 sh (-6.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 485,234 sh (-15.68%)
Chuck Royce 372,523 sh (-28.71%)
Jim Simons 27,600 sh (-89.54%)
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Q4 2014

ORB Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 35,743 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 984,532 sh (+102.90%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
NWQ Managers 1,527,524 sh (-1.23%)
Chuck Royce 298,523 sh (-19.86%)
Pioneer Investments 125,289 sh (-24.95%)
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Q1 2015

ORB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
NWQ Managers Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense

Orbital Sciences Corp is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1987. The Company develops and manufactures small and medium class rockets and space systems for commercial, military and civil government customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense or DoD, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA and other U.S. Government agencies and domestic and international commercial satellite operators. Its products and services are grouped into three business segments: launch vehicles, satellites and space systems, and advanced space programs. Launch Vehicles - rockets that are used as small- and medium-class space launch vehicles that place satellites into Earth orbit and escape trajectories, interceptor and target vehicles for missile defense systems, and suborbital launch vehicles that place payloads into a variety of high-altitude trajectories. Satellites and Space Systems - Small- and medium-class satellites that are used to enable global and regional communications and broadcasting, conduct space-related scientific research, collect imagery and other remotely-sensed data about the Earth, carry out interplanetary and other deep-space exploration missions, and demonstrate new space technologies. Advanced Space Programs - Human-rated space systems for Earth-orbit and deep-space exploration, and small- and medium-class satellites used for national security space programs and to demonstrate new space technologies, and advanced flight systems for atmospheric and space missions. The Company invests in product-related research and development to conceive and develop new products and to enhance existing products. The Company purchases a significant percentage of its subassemblies and instruments from domestic and foreign suppliers. It also obtains from the U.S. Government parts and equipment that are used in the production of its products or in the provision of its services. Its major contracts with the U.S. Government primarily fall into two categories: cost-reimbursable contracts and fixed-price contracts. Under cost-reimbursable contracts, it recovers its actual allowable costs incurred, allocable indirect costs and a fee consisting of a base amount that is fixed at the inception of the contract and/or an award amount that is based on the customer's evaluation of its performance in terms of the criteria stated in the contract. Under firm fixed-price contracts, work performed and products shipped are priced at a fixed amount without adjustment for actual costs incurred in connection with the contract. The Company's business activities are regulated by agencies and departments of the U.S. Government and, in certain circumstances, the governments of other countries. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) also requires licenses for radio communications during its rocket launches. The Company's competitors include Lockheed Martin Corporation, Alliant Techsystems Inc., Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. and General



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,355
EPS (TTM) $ 1.13
Short Percentage of Float11.05%
52-Week Range $22.00 - 34.16
Shares Outstanding (Mil)60.88

Analyst Estimate

Dec14 Dec15
Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 2.13 2.16
EPS w/o NRI ($) 2.13 2.16
EPS Growth Rate
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Dividends Per Share ($)
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Articles On GuruFocus.com
Lockheed Martin Keen on Acquiring This Space Firm May 31 2014 
Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) COB and CEO David W Thompson sells 25,000 Shares Dec 09 2010 
Orbital Sciences Corp. (ORB) COB and CEO David W Thompson sells 25,000 Shares Nov 12 2010 
Orbital Sciences Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Oct 29 2010 
Orbital Sciences Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 30 2010 
Orbital Sciences Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Apr 27 2010 
Orbital Sciences Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jul 30 2009 

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