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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 : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.18
ORBC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
71% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.53 vs. ORBC: 0.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
ORBC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.18  Med: 65.41 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.18
Equity to Asset 0.57
ORBC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
74% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. ORBC: 0.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
ORBC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.38  Med: 0.79 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.57
-1.38
0.93
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 2.02
M-Score: -1.66
WACC vs ROIC
6.58%
-2.41%
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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -4.05
ORBC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 482 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.94 vs. ORBC: -4.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
ORBC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.41  Med: -3.96 Max: 14.11
Current: -4.05
-56.41
14.11
Net-margin (%) -7.43
ORBC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.89 vs. ORBC: -7.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
ORBC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.74  Med: -9.96 Max: 13.55
Current: -7.43
-45.74
13.55
ROE (%) -4.40
ORBC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.75 vs. ORBC: -4.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
ORBC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.9  Med: -2.31 Max: 4.9
Current: -4.4
-68.9
4.9
ROA (%) -2.55
ORBC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. ORBC: -2.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
ORBC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.45  Med: -2.02 Max: 4.33
Current: -2.55
-9.45
4.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -2.78
ORBC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.62 vs. ORBC: -2.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
ORBC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.93  Med: -2.07 Max: 11.44
Current: -2.78
-74.93
11.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.10
ORBC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 416 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.70 vs. ORBC: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ORBC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.80 Max: 27.8
Current: 23.1
0
27.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
ORBC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
67% of the 356 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. ORBC: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
ORBC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7.00 Max: 145.4
Current: -4
0
145.4
» ORBC's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-05-07)


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

ORBC Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Chuck Royce 3,810,400 sh (+38.69%)
John Rogers 6,912,579 sh (+6.16%)
Mario Gabelli 38,800 sh (-62.76%)
Jim Simons 28,900 sh (-84.27%)
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Q2 2015

ORBC Guru Trades in Q2 2015

John Burbank 14,993 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 38,800 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 3,778,400 sh (-0.84%)
John Rogers 5,860,038 sh (-15.23%)
Jim Simons 16,200 sh (-43.94%)
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Q3 2015

ORBC Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 111,800 sh (+590.12%)
John Burbank Sold Out
John Rogers 5,797,468 sh (-1.07%)
Mario Gabelli 36,800 sh (-5.15%)
Chuck Royce 3,580,500 sh (-5.24%)
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Q4 2015

ORBC Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 50,800 sh (+38.04%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Rogers 4,833,159 sh (-16.63%)
Chuck Royce 2,851,500 sh (-20.36%)
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Guru Investment Theses on ORBCOMM Inc

John Rogers Comments on ORBCOMM Inc. - Apr 21, 2016

Machine-to-machine communications company ORBCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORBC) continued the nice run it began in late 2015, rising +39.92%. There was not much news in 2016, but as we mentioned in late 2015, the unfolding story was only starting to take hold and should have long legs in our view. With its full satellite “constellation” launched and operational, the company’s once-considerable capital expenditures will dwindle and profits can now fall to the bottom line. We have been selling into strength but still own the stock.

From John Rogers (Trades, Portfolio)' first quarter 2016 Ariel Discovery Fund Commentary.

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John Rogers Comments on ORBCOMM Inc. Guru stock highlight
Machine-to-machine communications company ORBCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:ORBC) continued the nice run it began in late 2015, rising +39.92%. There was not much news in 2016, but as we mentioned in late 2015, the unfolding story was only starting to take hold and should have long legs in our view. With its full satellite “constellation” launched and operational, the company’s once-considerable capital expenditures will dwindle and profits can now fall to the bottom line. We have been selling into strength but still own the stock. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
Forward P/E 90.09
ORBC's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
93% of the 124 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.39 vs. ORBC: 90.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
P/B 2.34
ORBC's P/B is ranked lower than
53% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.21 vs. ORBC: 2.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ORBC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.19 Max: 4.39
Current: 2.34
0.38
4.39
P/S 3.93
ORBC's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ORBC: 3.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ORBC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.40 Max: 10.28
Current: 3.93
2.1
10.28
POCF 26.71
ORBC's POCF is ranked lower than
94% of the 311 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.45 vs. ORBC: 26.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ORBC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.26  Med: 32.21 Max: 112
Current: 26.71
11.26
112
EV-to-EBIT -126.34
ORBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.31 vs. ORBC: -126.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ORBC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -129.2  Med: -4.05 Max: 110
Current: -126.34
-129.2
110
EV-to-EBITDA 41.18
ORBC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
94% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.34 vs. ORBC: 41.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ORBC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -190.4  Med: 11.15 Max: 3439.4
Current: 41.18
-190.4
3439.4
Current Ratio 1.85
ORBC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
74% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. ORBC: 1.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ORBC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.85  Med: 6.35 Max: 10.66
Current: 1.85
1.85
10.66
Quick Ratio 1.40
ORBC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ORBC: 1.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ORBC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.4  Med: 6.06 Max: 10.32
Current: 1.4
1.4
10.32
Days Inventory 66.54
ORBC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
88% of the 362 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 15.82 vs. ORBC: 66.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
ORBC' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.59  Med: 46.58 Max: 65.24
Current: 66.54
1.59
65.24
Days Sales Outstanding 61.04
ORBC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
65% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 48.41 vs. ORBC: 61.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ORBC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.14  Med: 61.84 Max: 87.96
Current: 61.04
45.14
87.96
Days Payable 56.03
ORBC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
57% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 67.49 vs. ORBC: 56.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ORBC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.02  Med: 55.57 Max: 256.95
Current: 56.03
28.02
256.95

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 7.48
ORBC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
80% of the 339 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. ORBC: 7.48 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ORBC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 1.43 Max: 5.47
Current: 7.48
0.58
5.47
Price/Median PS Value 1.16
ORBC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
67% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. ORBC: 1.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ORBC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 0.95 Max: 2.59
Current: 1.16
0.78
2.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -0.80
ORBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 484 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ORBC: -0.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ORBC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.9  Med: 4.90 Max: 9701.2
Current: -0.8
0.9
9701.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 4.62
ORBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.84 vs. ORBC: 4.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
ORBC' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -102.6  Med: -11.10 Max: 4.8
Current: 4.62
-102.6
4.8

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $178
EPS $ -0.19
Beta0.71
Short Percentage of Float10.22%
52-Week Range $5.27 - 10.49
Shares Outstanding(Mil)70.79

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 199 228
EPS($) -0.07 0.11
EPS without NRI($) -0.07 0.11

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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ORBCOMM Inc., were formed as a Delaware corporation in October 2003. The Company is a provider of machine-to-machine "M2M" communication solutions, including network connectivity, devices and web reporting applications. It operates in the machine-to-machine and telematics industry, which includes various types of communications systems that enable intelligent machines, devices and fixed or mobile assets to communicate information from the machine, device or fixed or mobile asset to and from back-office information systems of the businesses and government agencies that track, monitor, control and communicate with them. These solutions enables optimal business efficiencies, increased asset efficiency, utilization, and substantially reduce asset write-offs helping industry leaders realize benefits on a world-wide basis. Its M2M products and services are designed to track, monitor and enhance security for a variety of assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, intermodal containers, generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters, in the transportation & distribution, heavy equipment, oil & gas, maritime and government industries. It also provides Automatic Identification System "AIS" data services for vessel tracking and to improve maritime safety to government and commercial customers in different regions. The Company provides these services using multiple network platforms, including its own constellation of 25 low-Earth orbit satellites, two AIS microsatellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, and also provides complementary satellite services through reseller agreements with mobile satellite providers Inmarsat and Globalstar, as well as offers terrestrial-based cellular communication services provided by cellular wireless carriers. Its satellite-based system uses small, low power, fixed or mobile satellite subscriber communicators for connectivity, and cellular wireless subscriber identity modules are connected to the cellular wireless providers' networks, with data gathered over these systems capable of being connected to other public or private networks, including the Internet. The Company markets and sells its products and services directly to OEM and government customers and end-users and indirectly through VARs, IVARs, international licensees and country representatives. Customers benefiting from its networks, products and solutions include original equipment manufacturers; such as Caterpillar, Komatsu, Doosan Infracore America, Hitachi, Hyundai Heavy Industries, The Manitowoc Company and Volvo Construction Equipment; vertical market technology integrators known as VARs and IVARs, such as I.D. Systems, Inc., inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., and American Innovations, Ltd.; refrigeration unit manufacturers such as Carrier and Thermo King, and brands such as Tropicana, Maersk Line, Prime Inc., C.R. England, FFE Transport, Inc.,
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Headlines

Articles On GuruFocus.com
John Rogers Comments on ORBCOMM Inc. Apr 21 2016 
John Rogers' 1st Quarter 2016 Ariel Discovery Fund Commentary Apr 21 2016 
ORBCOMM Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Aug 09 2010 
ORBCOMM Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 10 2010 
ORBCOMM Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 09 2009 
Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc., PLX Technology Inc., Entegris Inc., ORBCOM May 24 2009 
ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC) CEO Marc Eisenberg buys 10,000 Shares May 19 2009 
ORBCOMM Inc. (ORBC) CFO Robert G Costantini buys 10,000 Shares May 19 2009 
ORBCOMM Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 11 2009 

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