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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 2.64
ORB's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
88% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. ORB: 2.64 )
ORB' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 3.1
Current: 2.64

0.04
3.1
Equity to Asset 0.64
ORB's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
91% of the 266 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ORB: 0.64 )
ORB' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.03   Max: 0.66
Current: 0.64

0.03
0.66
Interest Coverage 24.92
ORB's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
84% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 12.95 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: 5
Z-Score: 4.19
M-Score: -2.86
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 (%) 8.32
ORB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 7.51 vs. ORB: 8.32 )
ORB' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -15.21   Max: 8.46
Current: 8.32

-15.21
8.46
Net-margin (%) 5.01
ORB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.24 vs. ORB: 5.01 )
ORB' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -38.34   Max: 20.49
Current: 5.01

-38.34
20.49
ROE (%) 8.60
ORB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 11.19 vs. ORB: 8.60 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -630.09   Max: 50.75
Current: 8.6

-630.09
50.75
ROA (%) 5.32
ORB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 4.19 vs. ORB: 5.32 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -36.45   Max: 30.13
Current: 5.32

-36.45
30.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 18.07
ORB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 265 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 22.05 vs. ORB: 18.07 )
ORB' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -85.76   Max: 66.88
Current: 18.07

-85.76
66.88
Revenue Growth (%) 0.60
ORB's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 256 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: 20.2
Current: 0.6

-32.5
20.2
EBITDA Growth (%) 12.80
ORB's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 227 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.40 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
84% of the 215 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 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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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

ORB Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,012,923 sh (+6.34%)
Third Avenue Management 780,935 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
NWQ Managers 2,297,971 sh (-7.87%)
Pioneer Investments 380,090 sh (-27.7%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,100 sh (-53.55%)
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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%)
Third Avenue Management Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones 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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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 $ 26.77-4%575447
Meridian Funds 2012-09-30 Add 35.33%0.09%$12.56 - $15.03 $ 26.7796%645400
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.07%$12 - $15.85 $ 26.7785%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 New Buy0.07%$12.48 - $18.22 $ 26.7776%32233
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 25.80
ORB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
67% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 20.80 vs. ORB: 25.80 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.97   Max: 53.37
Current: 25.8

2.97
53.37
P/B 1.95
ORB's P/B is ranked higher than
75% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ORB: 1.95 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.94   Max: 4.11
Current: 1.95

0.94
4.11
P/S 1.22
ORB's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. ORB: 1.22 )
ORB' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.58
Current: 1.22

0.46
1.58
PFCF 11.85
ORB's PFCF is ranked higher than
93% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 45.86 vs. ORB: 11.85 )
ORB' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.65   Max: 391.67
Current: 11.85

9.65
391.67
EV-to-EBIT 14.78
ORB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
82% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 16.36 vs. ORB: 14.78 )
ORB' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 5.4   Max: 37.4
Current: 14.78

5.4
37.4
PEG 1.53
ORB's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 5.41 vs. ORB: 1.53 )
ORB' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 37.97
Current: 1.53

0.66
37.97
Shiller P/E 27.17
ORB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
64% of the 277 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 24.25 vs. ORB: 27.17 )
ORB' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 9.88   Max: 52.11
Current: 27.17

9.88
52.11
Current Ratio 3.37
ORB's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.55 vs. ORB: 3.37 )
ORB' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 3.73
Current: 3.37

0.65
3.73
Quick Ratio 3.16
ORB's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
95% of the 187 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ORB: 3.16 )
ORB' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.52   Max: 3.52
Current: 3.16

0.52
3.52

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 5.36
ORB's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
97% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ORB: 5.36 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 5.7   Max: 263.67
Current: 5.36

5.7
263.67
Price/Tangible Book 2.13
ORB's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
86% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 13.16 vs. ORB: 2.13 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.27   Max: 56.93
Current: 2.13

1.27
56.93
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.01
ORB's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
76% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. ORB: 2.01 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.58   Max: 14.6
Current: 2.01

0.58
14.6
Price/Median PS Value 1.35
ORB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
67% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. ORB: 1.35 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.18   Max: 2.54
Current: 1.35

0.18
2.54
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 1.60
ORB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ORB: 1.60 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.98   Max: 5.8
Current: 1.6

0.98
5.8
Price/Graham Number 1.57
ORB's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
87% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. ORB: 1.57 )
ORB' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 8.08
Current: 1.57

0.44
8.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 6.80
ORB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
77% of the 247 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 6.60 vs. ORB: 6.80 )
ORB' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 18.5
Current: 6.8

2.7
18.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 15.45
ORB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
86% of the 246 Companies
in the Global Aerospace & Defense industry.

( Industry Median: 8.56 vs. ORB: 15.45 )
ORB' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -13.3   Max: 43.9
Current: 15.45

-13.3
43.9

Business Description

Industry: Aerospace & Defense » Aerospace & Defense
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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. Its main products and services include Launch Vehicles, Satellites and Space Systems and Advanced Space Programs. The Company's launch vehicles segment is involved in developing and producing interceptor launch vehicles, target launch vehicles and space launch vehicles. It develops and produces rockets that are used as interceptor launch vehicles for missile defense systems, including interceptor boosters that carry 'kill vehicles' designed to defend against ballistic missile attacks. Pursuant to a contract with Boeing, it is the sole supplier of operational and test interceptor boosters for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's or MDA Ground-based Midcourse Defense or GMD program, for which its interceptor boost vehicle, a modified version of its Pegasus rocket, is being used as a major operational element in the U.S. national missile defense system. The Company designs and produces target launch vehicles used in the development and testing of missile defense systems. It develops and produces small-class launch vehicles that place satellites weighing up to 4,000 lbs. into low-Earth orbit, including the Pegasus, Taurus and Minotaur space launch vehicles that are used by commercial, civil government and military customers. The Company's satellites and space systems segment is involved in developing and producing communications satellites, science and technology satellites, related subsystems, and space technical services. It designs and manufactures small geosynchronous-Earth orbit or GEO satellites that provide cable and direct-to-home television distribution, business data network connectivity, regional mobile telephony and other space-based communications services. The Company's small and medium class low Earth orbit and other spacecraft are used to conduct space-related scientific research, to carry out interplanetary and other deep-space exploration missions, to enable national security applications, to collect imagery and other remotely-sensed data about the Earth and to demonstrate new space technologies. It provides advanced space systems and subsystems, including satellite command and data handling, attitude control and structural subsystems and a range of space-related technical services, including analytical, engineering and production services for space-related science and defense programs. The Company's advanced space programs segment is involved in developing and producing human-rated space systems, advanced launch systems and satellites and related subsystems mainly used for national security space programs. It designs and manufactures advanced human-rated systems to b
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