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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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Cash to Debt 0.07
VSAT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
65% of the 632 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. VSAT: 0.07 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.47
VSAT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
53% of the 614 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. VSAT: 0.47 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.47

0.39
0.83
Interest Coverage 0.09
VSAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
67% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 124.89 vs. VSAT: 0.09 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.09   Max: 162.49
Current: 0.09

0.09
162.49
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 2.29
M-Score: -2.90
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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Operating margin (%) 0.24
VSAT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
56% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. VSAT: 0.24 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.02   Max: 15.11
Current: 0.24

-10.02
15.11
Net-margin (%) -0.70
VSAT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.61 vs. VSAT: -0.70 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.21   Max: 10.42
Current: -0.7

-5.21
10.42
ROE (%) -1.00
VSAT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 613 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.00 vs. VSAT: -1.00 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.24   Max: 30.77
Current: -1

-5.24
30.77
ROA (%) -0.48
VSAT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 628 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.62 vs. VSAT: -0.48 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.06   Max: 12.77
Current: -0.48

-4.06
12.77
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 0.26
VSAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.85 vs. VSAT: 0.26 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -16.33   Max: 41.54
Current: 0.26

-16.33
41.54
Revenue Growth (%) 16.60
VSAT's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VSAT: 16.60 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 28.1
Current: 16.6

-0.3
28.1
EBITDA Growth (%) 7.60
VSAT's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 395 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. VSAT: 7.60 )
VSAT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 50.6
Current: 7.6

-11.4
50.6
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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

VSAT Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 114,693 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 26,686 sh (+390.55%)
Jeremy Grantham 33,074 sh (+91.18%)
Seth Klarman 11,000,000 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 233,313 sh (-2.8%)
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Q4 2013

VSAT Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Seth Klarman 11,129,200 sh (+1.17%)
Murray Stahl 232,859 sh (-0.19%)
Jeremy Grantham 18,300 sh (-44.67%)
Steven Cohen 14,000 sh (-47.54%)
Jim Simons 18,393 sh (-83.96%)
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Q1 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jeremy Grantham 19,300 sh (+5.46%)
Seth Klarman 11,395,900 sh (+2.4%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Murray Stahl 213,121 sh (-8.48%)
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Q2 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 16,660 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 684,828 sh (New)
Jim Simons 27,693 sh (New)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (+1.2%)
Murray Stahl 212,948 sh (-0.08%)
Jeremy Grantham 16,800 sh (-12.95%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with VSAT

(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
Mason Hawkins 2014-06-30 New Buy0.21%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 56.3-7%684828
Seth Klarman 2014-06-30 Add 1.2%0.13%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 56.3-7%11533137
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 56.3-7%16660
Seth Klarman 2014-03-31 Add 2.4%0.45%$56.04 - $73.62 $ 56.3-13%11395900
Seth Klarman 2013-12-31 Add 1.17%0.23%$57.71 - $67.8 $ 56.3-11%11129200
Seth Klarman 2012-12-31 Add 2.33%0.31%$35.17 - $40.36 $ 56.348%11000000
Seth Klarman 2012-09-30 Add 1.05%0.13%$33.37 - $40.89 $ 56.347%10750000
Seth Klarman 2012-06-30 Add 1.32%0.14%$35.9 - $48.21 $ 56.330%10638488
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0016%$35.9 - $48.21 $ 56.330%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$44.05 - $49.67 $ 56.329%4500
Seth Klarman 2011-09-30 Add 4.46%0.49%$31.54 - $45.73 $ 56.347%10499992
George Soros 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.0054%$31.54 - $45.73 $ 56.347%0
Steve Mandel 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.18%$37.27 - $44.27 $ 56.338%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -69.31%0.01%$37.27 - $44.27 $ 56.338%8900
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Ratios

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P/B 2.71
VSAT's P/B is ranked higher than
54% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.19 vs. VSAT: 2.71 )
VSAT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 3.74
Current: 2.71

1.12
3.74
P/S 1.94
VSAT's P/S is ranked lower than
53% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.40 vs. VSAT: 1.94 )
VSAT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.94

0.83
2.9
EV-to-EBIT -2512.76
VSAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
60% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 45.16 vs. VSAT: -2512.76 )
VSAT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 9.1   Max: 1220.8
Current: -2512.76

9.1
1220.8
Shiller P/E 178.50
VSAT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
73% of the 680 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VSAT: 178.50 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.14   Max: 198.03
Current: 178.5

18.14
198.03
Current Ratio 2.14
VSAT's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
101% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.13 vs. VSAT: 2.14 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.81   Max: 4.6
Current: 2.14

1.81
4.6
Quick Ratio 1.63
VSAT's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
101% of the 490 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. VSAT: 1.63 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 4.29
Current: 1.63

1.34
4.29

Valuation & Return

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Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 0.10
VSAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked lower than
72% of the 568 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. VSAT: 0.10 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.9
Current: 0.1

0.1
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 4.39
VSAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VSAT: 4.39 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.8   Max: 42.7
Current: 4.39

-1.8
42.7

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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Traded in other countries:VS1.Germany
Viasat Inc was incorporated in California in 1986, and subsequently reincorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company provides high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services, satellite and wireless networks and secure networking systems, products and services. It conducts its business through three segments: satellite services, commercial networks and government systems. Its satellite services segment provides retail and wholesale satellite-based broadband internet services for its consumer, enterprise and mobile broadband customers in the United States. In October 2011, its new Ka-band spot-beam satellite, ViaSat-1, was successfully launched into orbit. The main services offered by its satellite services segment are comprised of: Retail and Wholesale Broadband Satellite Services and Mobile Broadband Services. Its commercial networks segment develops and produces a variety of advanced end-to-end satellite communication systems and ground networking equipment and products that address five key market segments: consumer, enterprise, in-flight, maritime and ground mobile applications. Its government systems segment develops and produces network-centric IP-based secure government communications systems, products, services and solutions, which are designed to enable the collection and dissemination of secure real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes and air defense systems. Customers of its government systems segment include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), armed forces, public safety first-responders and remote government employees. In its satellite services and commercial networks segments, The Company competes with Astrium, AT&T, CenturyLink, Clearwire, Earthlink, Frontier, Gilat, EchoStar (Hughes Communications), iDirect Technologies, Inmarsat, Panasonic, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Thales and Verizon. In government systems segment, it compete with manufacturers of defense electronics products, systems or subsystems, such as BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Harris, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins and similar companies. The Company is subject to export control laws and regulations, and trade and economic sanctions laws and regulations, with respect to the export of such systems and equipment. As a government contractor, it is subject to U.S. procurement laws and regulations.
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