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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 0.06
VSAT's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
59% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. VSAT: 0.06 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.06

Equity to Asset 0.50
VSAT's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 691 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. VSAT: 0.50 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.5

0.39
0.83
Interest Coverage 0.09
VSAT's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
62% of the 450 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 138.56 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: 2.89
M-Score: -3.10
WACC vs ROIC
7.51%
1.81%
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 : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 3.37
VSAT's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.46 vs. VSAT: 3.37 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10.94   Max: 15.11
Current: 3.37

-10.94
15.11
Net-margin (%) 0.63
VSAT's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
67% of the 704 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. VSAT: 0.63 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -5.21   Max: 10.42
Current: 0.63

-5.21
10.42
ROE (%) 0.89
VSAT's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 698 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.05 vs. VSAT: 0.89 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -5.13   Max: 22.22
Current: 0.89

-5.13
22.22
ROA (%) 0.43
VSAT's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. VSAT: 0.43 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -4.05   Max: 14.13
Current: 0.43

-4.05
14.13
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 3.63
VSAT's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 711 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9.45 vs. VSAT: 3.63 )
VSAT' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -17.49   Max: 67.14
Current: 3.63

-17.49
67.14
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 16.60
VSAT's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
90% of the 580 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. VSAT: 16.60 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 28.1
Current: 16.6

-0.3
28.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 7.60
VSAT's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: -2.40 vs. VSAT: 7.60 )
VSAT' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -11.4   Max: 50.6
Current: 7.6

-11.4
50.6
» VSAT's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q1 2014

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

VSAT Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 27,693 sh (New)
Mason Hawkins 684,828 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 16,660 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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Q3 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mason Hawkins 3,099,559 sh (+352.6%)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Murray Stahl 212,463 sh (-0.23%)
Mario Gabelli 12,520 sh (-24.85%)
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Q4 2014

VSAT Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Mason Hawkins 3,481,237 sh (+12.31%)
Seth Klarman 11,533,137 sh (unchged)
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Murray Stahl 206,302 sh (-2.9%)
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» Details

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 2014-12-31 Add 12.31%0.14%$53.19 - $67.61 $ 64.756%3481237
Mario Gabelli 2014-12-31 Sold Out $53.19 - $67.61 $ 64.756%0
Mason Hawkins 2014-09-30 Add 352.6%0.72%$53.01 - $59.79 $ 64.7513%3099559
Mario Gabelli 2014-09-30 Reduce -24.85%$53.01 - $59.79 $ 64.7513%12520
Mason Hawkins 2014-06-30 New Buy0.21%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 64.757%684828
Seth Klarman 2014-06-30 Add 1.2%0.13%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 64.757%11533137
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$53.87 - $70.24 $ 64.757%16660
Seth Klarman 2014-03-31 Add 2.4%0.45%$56.04 - $73.62 $ 64.750%11395900
Seth Klarman 2013-12-31 Add 1.17%0.23%$57.71 - $67.8 $ 64.753%11129200
Seth Klarman 2012-12-31 Add 2.33%0.31%$35.17 - $40.36 $ 64.7571%11000000
Seth Klarman 2012-09-30 Add 1.05%0.13%$33.37 - $40.89 $ 64.7569%10750000
Seth Klarman 2012-06-30 Add 1.32%0.14%$35.9 - $48.21 $ 64.7550%10638488
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Sold Out 0.0016%$35.9 - $48.21 $ 64.7550%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 New Buy$44.05 - $49.67 $ 64.7548%4500
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 394.80
VSAT's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 68.20 vs. VSAT: 394.80 )
VSAT' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.67   Max: 412.26
Current: 394.8

13.67
412.26
Forward P/E 15.02
VSAT's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSAT: 15.02 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 404.70
VSAT's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 71.10 vs. VSAT: 404.70 )
VSAT' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.64   Max: 422.56
Current: 404.7

13.64
422.56
P/B 3.04
VSAT's P/B is ranked higher than
62% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.35 vs. VSAT: 3.04 )
VSAT' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.12   Max: 3.6
Current: 3.04

1.12
3.6
P/S 2.23
VSAT's P/S is ranked higher than
61% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.59 vs. VSAT: 2.23 )
VSAT' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.83   Max: 2.81
Current: 2.23

0.83
2.81
POCF 11.67
VSAT's POCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 24.93 vs. VSAT: 11.67 )
VSAT' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 6.85   Max: 159.62
Current: 11.67

6.85
159.62
EV-to-EBIT 82.62
VSAT's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
71% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 72.45 vs. VSAT: 82.62 )
VSAT' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2678.7   Max: 1220.8
Current: 82.62

-2678.7
1220.8
PEG 52.56
VSAT's PEG is ranked higher than
90% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSAT: 52.56 )
VSAT' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.45   Max: 47.37
Current: 52.56

0.45
47.37
Shiller P/E 188.32
VSAT's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
78% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSAT: 188.32 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.14   Max: 198.85
Current: 188.32

18.14
198.85
Current Ratio 2.14
VSAT's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 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 higher than
68% of the 703 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.71 vs. VSAT: 1.63 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1.34   Max: 4.29
Current: 1.63

1.34
4.29
Days Inventory 47.22
VSAT's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
81% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 74.00 vs. VSAT: 47.22 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 24.28   Max: 76.46
Current: 47.22

24.28
76.46
Days Sales Outstanding 33.21
VSAT's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 79.70 vs. VSAT: 33.21 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 34.63   Max: 159.72
Current: 33.21

34.63
159.72

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 4.28
VSAT's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
63% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. VSAT: 4.28 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.28   Max: 12.77
Current: 4.28

1.28
12.77
Price/Median PS Value 1.21
VSAT's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.22 vs. VSAT: 1.21 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 4.47
Current: 1.21

0.48
4.47
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 45.29
VSAT's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
90% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. VSAT: 45.29 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 38.55
Current: 45.29

0.77
38.55
Price/Graham Number 8.21
VSAT's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
70% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 4.59 vs. VSAT: 8.21 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 6.99
Current: 8.21

0.99
6.99
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 1.20
VSAT's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 692 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. VSAT: 1.20 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 10.9
Current: 1.2

0.1
10.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 6.35
VSAT's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
73% of the 340 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 8.61 vs. VSAT: 6.35 )
VSAT' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.5   Max: 44.6
Current: 6.35

-1.5
44.6

Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
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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, advanced satellite and other 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. 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, armed forces, public safety first-responders and remote government employees. The Company competes with ASC Signal, Astrium, AT&T, CenturyLink, Clearwire, Comtech, DISH Network, Earthlink, Frontier, General Dynamics, Gilat, EchoStar (Hughes Network Systems), iDirect Technologies, Inmarsat, L-3 Communications, Newtec, Panasonic, Row 44, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Thales, Verizon and Zodiac Data Systems. 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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