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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.12
ORB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
91% of the 313 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. ORB: 3.12 )
ORB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.12
Current: 3.12

0.04
3.12
Equity to Asset 0.63
ORB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
93% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ORB: 0.63 )
ORB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.63

0.03
0.66
Interest Coverage 24.92
ORB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
85% of the 210 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.31 vs. ORB: 24.92 )
ORB' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 1.66   Max: 24.92
Current: 24.92

1.66
24.92
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 4.20
M-Score: -2.96
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 7.53
ORB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.53 vs. ORB: 7.53 )
ORB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.21   Max: 8.46
Current: 7.53

-15.21
8.46
Net-margin (%) 5.05
ORB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.79 vs. ORB: 5.05 )
ORB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.34   Max: 20.49
Current: 5.05

-38.34
20.49
ROE (%) 8.42
ORB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.79 vs. ORB: 8.42 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -158.54   Max: 71.3
Current: 8.42

-158.54
71.3
ROA (%) 5.33
ORB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 316 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.65 vs. ORB: 5.33 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -29.97   Max: 36.26
Current: 5.33

-29.97
36.26
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 17.55
ORB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.76 vs. ORB: 17.55 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -82.89   Max: 62.3
Current: 17.55

-82.89
62.3
Revenue Growth (%) 0.60
ORB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.20 vs. ORB: 0.60 )
ORB' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.5   Max: 24.8
Current: 0.6

-32.5
24.8
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
ORB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ORB: 12.80 )
ORB' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -40.9   Max: 27.9
Current: 12.8

-40.9
27.9
EPS Growth (%) 11.70
ORB's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.50 vs. ORB: 11.70 )
ORB' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -34.3   Max: 224
Current: 11.7

-34.3
224
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

ORB Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Steven Cohen 21,711 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 2,308,950 sh (+0.48%)
Third Avenue Management 778,370 sh (-0.33%)
Chuck Royce 1,002,523 sh (-1.03%)
Pioneer Investments 306,290 sh (-19.42%)
Paul Tudor Jones 9,900 sh (-24.43%)
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Q1 2014

ORB Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 29,785 sh (New)
NWQ Managers 2,365,645 sh (+2.46%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Chuck Royce 658,823 sh (-34.28%)
Pioneer Investments 193,787 sh (-36.73%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ORB

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy0.21%$25.14 - $30.96 $ 27.22-2%575447
NWQ Managers 2014-06-30 Reduce -30.02%0.17%$25.14 - $30.96 $ 27.22-2%1655377
Third Avenue Management 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$22.96 - $29 $ 27.224%0
Third Avenue Management 2013-03-31 New Buy0.25%$13.77 - $16.88 $ 27.2280%771073
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Add 35.33%0.09%$12.56 - $15.03 $ 27.22100%645400
NWQ Managers 2012-06-30 Add 40.75%0.06%$10.67 - $13.27 $ 27.22126%2324029
Ken Fisher 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.04%$10.67 - $13.27 $ 27.22126%0
Ken Fisher 2012-03-31 Reduce -37.96%0.03%$13.01 - $15.1 $ 27.22104%1153515
NWQ Managers 2012-03-31 Add 23.41%0.03%$13.01 - $15.1 $ 27.22104%1651157
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$12 - $15.85 $ 27.2288%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.07%$12.48 - $18.22 $ 27.2279%32233
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 24.30
ORB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 21.30 vs. ORB: 24.30 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 53.37
Current: 24.3

2.97
53.37
P/B 2.00
ORB's P/B is ranked higher than
79% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. ORB: 2.00 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 3.82
Current: 2

0.94
3.82
P/S 1.20
ORB's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. ORB: 1.20 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.2

0.46
1.58
PFCF 10.00
ORB's PFCF is ranked higher than
97% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 38.35 vs. ORB: 10.00 )
ORB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.81   Max: 391.67
Current: 10

8.81
391.67
EV-to-EBIT 13.54
ORB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
88% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 15.86 vs. ORB: 13.54 )
ORB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 37.4
Current: 13.54

5.4
37.4
PEG 1.45
ORB's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.18 vs. ORB: 1.45 )
ORB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 37.97
Current: 1.45

0.66
37.97
Shiller P/E 27.30
ORB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
80% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 26.96 vs. ORB: 27.30 )
ORB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.8   Max: 52.11
Current: 27.3

9.8
52.11
Current Ratio 3.33
ORB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.46 vs. ORB: 3.33 )
ORB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.73
Current: 3.33

0.65
3.73
Quick Ratio 3.14
ORB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
97% of the 312 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.01 vs. ORB: 3.14 )
ORB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.52
Current: 3.14

0.52
3.52

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.10
ORB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ORB: 5.10 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.26   Max: 263.67
Current: 5.1

5.26
263.67
Price/Tangible Book 2.10
ORB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
87% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.54 vs. ORB: 2.10 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 56.93
Current: 2.1

1.27
56.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.90
ORB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.83 vs. ORB: 1.90 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 14.6
Current: 1.9

0.58
14.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
ORB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
73% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.21 vs. ORB: 1.40 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.4

0.18
2.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.70
ORB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ORB: 1.70 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.8
Current: 1.7

0.98
5.8
Price/Graham Number 1.50
ORB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
88% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 23.87 vs. ORB: 1.50 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.08
Current: 1.5

0.44
8.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.40
ORB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
87% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.30 vs. ORB: 7.40 )
ORB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 18.5
Current: 7.4

2.7
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 14.67
ORB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
85% of the 280 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9.89 vs. ORB: 14.67 )
ORB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -10.8   Max: 44.4
Current: 14.67

-10.8
44.4

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
Compare:BA, ERJ, EADSY, RYCEY, HON » details
Traded in other countries:ORS.Germany
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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