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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
vs
history
Cash-to-Debt 0.34
ORBC's Cash-to-Debt is ranked lower than
52% of the 460 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. ORBC: 0.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash-to-Debt only.
ORBC' s Cash-to-Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.1  Med: 29.82 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.34
Equity-to-Asset 0.46
ORBC's Equity-to-Asset is ranked higher than
63% of the 451 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. ORBC: 0.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity-to-Asset only.
ORBC' s Equity-to-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -1.38  Med: 0.83 Max: 0.93
Current: 0.46
-1.38
0.93
Debt-to-Equity 0.85
ORBC's Debt-to-Equity is ranked lower than
53% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 0.79 vs. ORBC: 0.85 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-Equity only.
ORBC' s Debt-to-Equity Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.03 Max: 0.85
Current: 0.85
0.01
0.85
Debt-to-EBITDA 9.18
ORBC's Debt-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
94% of the 354 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.39 vs. ORBC: 9.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Debt-to-EBITDA only.
ORBC' s Debt-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.19  Med: 2.05 Max: 21.78
Current: 9.18
-0.19
21.78
Piotroski F-Score: 4
Altman Z-Score: 1.61
Beneish M-Score: -2.80
WACC vs ROIC
6.84%
-3.60%
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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industry
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history
Operating Margin % -7.44
ORBC's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
83% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.07 vs. ORBC: -7.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating Margin % only.
ORBC' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -30.77  Med: -3.96 Max: 14.11
Current: -7.44
-30.77
14.11
Net Margin % -15.51
ORBC's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
88% of the 458 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. ORBC: -15.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net Margin % only.
ORBC' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -16.62  Med: -9.96 Max: 13.55
Current: -15.51
-16.62
13.55
ROE % -10.97
ORBC's ROE % is ranked lower than
82% of the 437 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 6.73 vs. ORBC: -10.97 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE % only.
ORBC' s ROE % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.97  Med: -2.31 Max: 4.9
Current: -10.97
-10.97
4.9
ROA % -5.86
ORBC's ROA % is ranked lower than
82% of the 467 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.49 vs. ORBC: -5.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA % only.
ORBC' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.86  Med: -2.02 Max: 4.33
Current: -5.86
-5.86
4.33
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % -7.66
ORBC's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 13.19 vs. ORBC: -7.66 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % only.
ORBC' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.98  Med: -2.07 Max: 11.44
Current: -7.66
-21.98
11.44
3-Year Revenue Growth Rate 20.10
ORBC's 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 417 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. ORBC: 20.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate only.
ORBC' s 3-Year Revenue Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 16.9 Max: 128.1
Current: 20.1
0
128.1
3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate 18.40
ORBC's 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate is ranked higher than
84% of the 374 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. ORBC: 18.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate only.
ORBC' s 3-Year EBITDA Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -5.5 Max: 145.4
Current: 18.4
0
145.4
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Guru Trades

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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Q4 2016

ORBC Guru Trades in Q4 2016

John Rogers 3,707,403 sh (+25.05%)
Mario Gabelli 56,158 sh (+20.00%)
Chuck Royce 988,800 sh (+10.77%)
Jim Simons 104,500 sh (-61.82%)
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Q1 2017

ORBC Guru Trades in Q1 2017

Jim Simons 509,786 sh (+387.83%)
Mario Gabelli 56,323 sh (+0.29%)
Chuck Royce 960,100 sh (-2.90%)
John Rogers 3,547,741 sh (-4.31%)
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Q2 2017

ORBC Guru Trades in Q2 2017

Mario Gabelli 58,273 sh (+3.46%)
Chuck Royce 888,400 sh (-7.47%)
Jim Simons 311,500 sh (-38.90%)
John Rogers 2,157,866 sh (-39.18%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with ORBC

(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
John Rogers 2017-06-30 Reduce -39.18%0.16%$9.21 - $11.53 $ 11.1511%2,157,866
Mario Gabelli 2017-06-30 Add 3.46%$9.21 - $11.53 $ 11.1511%58,273
John Rogers 2017-03-31 Reduce -4.31%0.02%$7.91 - $9.55 $ 11.1530%3,547,741
Mario Gabelli 2017-03-31 Add 0.29%$7.91 - $9.55 $ 11.1530%56,323
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 25.05%0.07%Premium Member Access $8.27 $ 11.1535%3,707,403
John Rogers 2016-12-31 Add 25.05%0.07%$7.44 - $9.99 $ 11.1527%3,707,403
Mario Gabelli 2016-12-31 Add 20.00%$7.44 - $9.99 $ 11.1527%56,158
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Telecom Services    NAICS: 517410    SIC: 4899
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Traded in other countries:O9M.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
ORBCOMM Inc provides machine-to-machine communication, which is designed to track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets. It operates in various markets such as transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, and industrial fixed assets.

Orbcomm is a satellite communications company that primarily provides machine-to-machine communication, which is designed to track, monitor, and control fixed and mobile assets. The company operates in such markets as transportation and distribution, heavy equipment, industrial fixed assets, oil and gas, maritime, mining, and government. The company earns revenue across the United States, South America, Japan, and Europe, with the majority from the U.S. The company owns telecommunications infrastructure, specifically low Earth orbit satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure.

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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Ratios

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industry
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history
PB Ratio 2.79
ORBC's PB Ratio is ranked lower than
56% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. ORBC: 2.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PB Ratio only.
ORBC' s PB Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.36 Max: 4.39
Current: 2.79
0.38
4.39
PS Ratio 3.94
ORBC's PS Ratio is ranked lower than
84% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.51 vs. ORBC: 3.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PS Ratio only.
ORBC' s PS Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.1  Med: 3.48 Max: 14.58
Current: 3.94
2.1
14.58
Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow 42.05
ORBC's Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow is ranked lower than
94% of the 300 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.07 vs. ORBC: 42.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow only.
ORBC' s Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.26  Med: 30.57 Max: 105
Current: 42.05
11.26
105
EV-to-EBIT -54.49
ORBC's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
99.99% of the 350 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.64 vs. ORBC: -54.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
ORBC' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -148.8  Med: -12.15 Max: 214.8
Current: -54.49
-148.8
214.8
EV-to-EBITDA 36.86
ORBC's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
90% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 8.63 vs. ORBC: 36.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
ORBC' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -190.4  Med: 14.2 Max: 3439.4
Current: 36.86
-190.4
3439.4
EV-to-Revenue 4.87
ORBC's EV-to-Revenue is ranked lower than
83% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. ORBC: 4.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-Revenue only.
ORBC' s EV-to-Revenue Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.4  Med: 3.5 Max: 21.6
Current: 4.87
-0.4
21.6
Current Ratio 2.76
ORBC's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. ORBC: 2.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
ORBC' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.68  Med: 6.09 Max: 10.66
Current: 2.76
1.68
10.66
Quick Ratio 2.28
ORBC's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
85% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. ORBC: 2.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
ORBC' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.23  Med: 5.87 Max: 10.32
Current: 2.28
1.23
10.32
Days Inventory 83.20
ORBC's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
90% of the 344 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 16.33 vs. ORBC: 83.20 )
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: 86.25
Current: 83.2
1.59
86.25
Days Sales Outstanding 80.30
ORBC's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
80% of the 342 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 47.76 vs. ORBC: 80.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
ORBC' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 45.14  Med: 61.73 Max: 87.96
Current: 80.3
45.14
87.96
Days Payable 60.17
ORBC's Days Payable is ranked lower than
56% of the 294 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 66.92 vs. ORBC: 60.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
ORBC' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 28.02  Med: 52.06 Max: 256.95
Current: 60.17
28.02
256.95

Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -13.80
ORBC's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
76% of the 285 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: -2.00 vs. ORBC: -13.80 )
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: -70.4  Med: -4.2 Max: 0
Current: -13.8
-70.4
0

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price-to-Tangible-Book 16.89
ORBC's Price-to-Tangible-Book is ranked lower than
90% of the 315 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. ORBC: 16.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Tangible-Book only.
ORBC' s Price-to-Tangible-Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.53 Max: 17.07
Current: 16.89
0.42
17.07
Price-to-Median-PS-Value 1.13
ORBC's Price-to-Median-PS-Value is ranked lower than
55% of the 410 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 1.02 vs. ORBC: 1.13 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price-to-Median-PS-Value only.
ORBC' s Price-to-Median-PS-Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.65  Med: 1.02 Max: 4.08
Current: 1.13
0.65
4.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % -1.84
ORBC's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
80% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 4.26 vs. ORBC: -1.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % only.
ORBC' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2214  Med: -1.6 Max: 1183.9
Current: -1.84
-2214
1183.9
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % 1.96
ORBC's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is ranked lower than
66% of the 268 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 7.02 vs. ORBC: 1.96 )
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: -9.9 Max: 4.5
Current: 1.96
-102.6
4.5

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $202.00
EPS (TTM) $ -0.44
Beta0.76
Short Percentage of Float5.23%
52-Week Range $7.15 - 11.99
Shares Outstanding (Mil)73.50

Analyst Estimate

Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Revenue (Mil $) 243 265 306
EPS ($) -0.30 -0.08 0.13
EPS without NRI ($) -0.30 -0.08 0.13
EPS Growth Rate
(Future 3Y To 5Y Estimate)
N/A
Dividends per Share ($)

Piotroski F-Score Details

Piotroski F-Score: 44
Positive ROAN
Positive CFROAY
Higher ROA yoyN
CFROA > ROAY
Lower Leverage yoyN
Higher Current Ratio yoyY
Less Shares Outstanding yoyN
Higher Gross Margin yoyN
Higher Asset Turnover yoyY

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