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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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Cash to Debt 0.14
NAS:ORBC's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
75% of the 473 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.43 vs. NAS:ORBC: 0.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
NAS:ORBC' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 59.98 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.14
Equity to Asset 0.56
NAS:ORBC's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
71% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. NAS:ORBC: 0.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
NAS:ORBC' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.38  Med: 0.84 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.56
-1.38
0.93
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 1.68
M-Score: -3.04
WACC vs ROIC
8.05%
-3.17%
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 : 6/10

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history
Operating margin (%) -6.14
NAS:ORBC's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
80% of the 469 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.32 vs. NAS:ORBC: -6.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -56.41  Med: -3.96 Max: 14.11
Current: -6.14
-56.41
14.11
Net-margin (%) -10.85
NAS:ORBC's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 471 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. NAS:ORBC: -10.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -45.74  Med: -9.96 Max: 13.55
Current: -10.85
-45.74
13.55
ROE (%) -6.80
NAS:ORBC's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 453 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. NAS:ORBC: -6.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -68.9  Med: -2.31 Max: 4.9
Current: -6.8
-68.9
4.9
ROA (%) -3.86
NAS:ORBC's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
78% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. NAS:ORBC: -3.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -9.45  Med: -2.02 Max: 4.33
Current: -3.86
-9.45
4.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -4.44
NAS:ORBC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
77% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 14.14 vs. NAS:ORBC: -4.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -74.93  Med: -2.07 Max: 11.44
Current: -4.44
-74.93
11.44
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 23.10
NAS:ORBC's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 409 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. NAS:ORBC: 23.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -10.8 Max: 27.8
Current: 23.1
0
27.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -4.00
NAS:ORBC's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
68% of the 348 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. NAS:ORBC: -4.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
NAS:ORBC' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -7 Max: 145.4
Current: -4
0
145.4
» NAS:ORBC's 10-Y Financials

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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

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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Q1 2016

ORBC Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Mario Gabelli 61,300 sh (+20.67%)
John Rogers 3,795,332 sh (-21.47%)
Chuck Royce 1,604,000 sh (-43.75%)
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Q2 2016

ORBC Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 61,300 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,243,192 sh (-14.55%)
Chuck Royce 1,077,700 sh (-32.81%)
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Q3 2016

ORBC Guru Trades in Q3 2016

Jim Simons 273,700 sh (New)
John Rogers 2,964,735 sh (-8.59%)
Chuck Royce 892,700 sh (-17.17%)
Mario Gabelli 46,800 sh (-23.65%)
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services
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ORBCOMM Inc is a wireless data communications company. The Company provides machine-to-machine solutions, including network connectivity, devices and web reporting applications.

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 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., Ta

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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P/B 2.08
ORBC's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.08 vs. ORBC: 2.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
ORBC' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.27 Max: 4.39
Current: 2.08
0.38
4.39
P/S 3.18
ORBC's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. ORBC: 3.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
ORBC' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.43 Max: 10.28
Current: 3.18
2.1
10.28
POCF 17.23
ORBC's POCF is ranked lower than
88% of the 302 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.79 vs. ORBC: 17.23 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
ORBC' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.26  Med: 30.7 Max: 112
Current: 17.23
11.26
112
EV-to-EBITDA 25.54
ORBC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 385 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.29 vs. ORBC: 25.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ORBC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -190.4  Med: 12.4 Max: 3439.4
Current: 25.54
-190.4
3439.4
Current Ratio 1.81
ORBC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
75% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ORBC: 1.81 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ORBC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.7  Med: 6.28 Max: 10.66
Current: 1.81
1.7
10.66
Quick Ratio 1.33
ORBC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
65% of the 466 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. ORBC: 1.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ORBC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.28  Med: 6.01 Max: 10.32
Current: 1.33
1.28
10.32
Days Inventory 80.81
ORBC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
89% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. ORBC: 80.81 )
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: 80.81
Current: 80.81
1.59
80.81
Days Sales Outstanding 68.09
ORBC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
70% of the 359 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 46.39 vs. ORBC: 68.09 )
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: 68.09
45.14
87.96
Days Payable 42.37
ORBC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 61.03 vs. ORBC: 42.37 )
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: 42.37
28.02
256.95

Buy Back

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history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -14.70
ORBC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
80% of the 274 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -1.60 vs. ORBC: -14.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
ORBC' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -94.9  Med: -3.75 Max: 0
Current: -14.7
-94.9
0

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 7.06
ORBC's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
78% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. ORBC: 7.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
ORBC' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.45 Max: 8.69
Current: 7.06
0.42
8.69
Price/Median PS Value 0.93
ORBC's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
58% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.99 vs. ORBC: 0.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
ORBC' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.02 Max: 2.59
Current: 0.93
0.66
2.59
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -1.50
ORBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
79% of the 464 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.50 vs. ORBC: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
ORBC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.5  Med: 4.5 Max: 9701.2
Current: -1.5
-1.5
9701.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.22
ORBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 248 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.24 vs. ORBC: -0.22 )
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: -10.7 Max: 4
Current: -0.22
-102.6
4

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $184.9
EPS (TTM) $ -0.29
Beta0.90
Short Percentage of Float9.14%
52-Week Range $6.27 - 10.98
Shares Outstanding (Mil)71.02

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Revenue (Mil $) 189 209 242
EPS ($) -0.20 -0.06 0.13
EPS w/o NRI ($) -0.20 -0.06 0.13
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends Per Share ($)
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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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