Iridium Communications Company Profile (NASDAQ:IRDM)

About Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)

Iridium Communications logoIridium Communications Inc. is engaged in providing global satellite communications services and products. The Company offers mobile voice and data communications services through satellite, and provides communications services offering true global coverage. It provides services to businesses, the United States and foreign governments, non-governmental organizations and consumers through its satellite network, which has over 70 in-orbit satellites with in orbit spares and related ground infrastructure. As of December 31, 2016, the Company sold its products and services to customers through a wholesale distribution network of approximately 65 service providers, approximately 195 value-added resellers (VARs) and approximately 80 value-added manufacturers (VAMs). The Company's commercial end user base includes markets, such as emergency services, maritime, aviation, government, utilities, oil and gas, mining, recreation, forestry, heavy equipment, construction and transportation.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Satellite Service Operators
  • Sub-Industry: Alternative Carriers
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:IRDM
  • CUSIP: 46269C10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $1.09 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 97,668,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $10.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.49
  • 52 Week Range: $7.50 - $11.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 11.98
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 28.72
  • P/E Growth: 1.42
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $436.27 million
  • Price / Sales: 2.51
  • Book Value: $14.46 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.77
  • EBITDA: $225.84 million
  • Net Margins: 27.14%
  • Return on Equity: 8.68%
  • Return on Assets: 3.32%
  • Current Ratio: 2.22%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.13%
  • Average Volume: 678,388 shs.
  • Beta: 1.71
  • Short Ratio: 35.38

Frequently Asked Questions for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)

What is Iridium Communications' stock symbol?

Iridium Communications trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "IRDM."

How were Iridium Communications' earnings last quarter?

Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The company earned $111.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.18 million. Iridium Communications had a net margin of 27.14% and a return on equity of 8.68%. The firm's revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.22 EPS. View Iridium Communications' Earnings History.

When will Iridium Communications make its next earnings announcement?

Iridium Communications is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Iridium Communications.

Where is Iridium Communications' stock going? Where will Iridium Communications' stock price be in 2017?

2 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Iridium Communications' shares. Their forecasts range from $14.00 to $14.00. On average, they expect Iridium Communications' stock price to reach $14.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Iridium Communications.

Are investors shorting Iridium Communications?

Iridium Communications saw a drop in short interest during the month of September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 23,126,328 shares, a drop of 5.1% from the August 31st total of 24,367,424 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 781,799 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 29.6 days. Currently, 28.1% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Who are some of Iridium Communications' key competitors?

Who are Iridium Communications' key executives?

Iridium Communications' management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert H. Niehaus, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Matthew J. Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Director
  • Donald Lee Thoma, Chief Executive Officer of Aireon LLC
  • S. Scott Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Director
  • Bryan J. Hartin, Executive Vice President - Sales and Marketing
  • Scott T. Scheimreif, Executive Vice President - Government Programs
  • Timothy Kapalka, Principal Accounting Officer
  • Thomas D. Hickey, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
  • Thomas C. Canfield, Independent Director

How do I buy Iridium Communications stock?

Shares of Iridium Communications can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Iridium Communications' stock price today?

One share of Iridium Communications stock can currently be purchased for approximately $11.20.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ IRDM)
Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  121 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  111 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  232
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.50)
Consensus Price Target: $14.00 (25.00% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Price Target History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Analysts' Ratings History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/31/2017Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuy$14.00HighView Rating Details
12/4/2016Chardan CapitalReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/13/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingPositiveN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Earnings by Quarter for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Earnings History by Quarter for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ IRDM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017$0.18N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017$0.19$0.20$109.18 million$111.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017$0.21$0.30$105.25 million$104.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$0.20$0.19$107.84 million$107.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.24$0.26$111.21 million$112.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216$0.25$0.22$107.34 million$109.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.22$0.23$104.04 million$104.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.17$0.14$104.63 million$106.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.19$0.24$104.62 million$106.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.19$0.21$102.45 million$101.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.17$0.17$101.21 million$97.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.13$0.19$99.33 million$100.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.14$0.17$101.80 million$107.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.16$0.14$98.28 million$102.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.18$0.19$94.40 million$98.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413$0.21$0.18$99.36 million$98.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/31/2013Q313$0.21$0.19$97.85 million$100.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.22$0.18$99.31 million$94.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.19$0.19$97.63 million$89.19 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.21$0.19$98.14 million$92.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.25$0.23$104.42 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.20$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.15$0.16ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2012$0.08$0.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.09$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2011$0.17$0.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.93
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q2 20171$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q3 20171$0.26$0.26$0.26
Q4 20171$0.23$0.23$0.23
Q1 20181$0.17$0.17$0.17
Q3 20181$0.22$0.22$0.22
Q4 20181($0.10)($0.10)($0.10)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 6.40%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/30/2017S. Scott SmithCOOSell135,000$10.51$1,418,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017A B KrongardDirectorBuy29,000$8.51$246,790.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2017Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy7,483$8.14$60,911.62View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016A B KrongardDirectorBuy50,000$9.95$497,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Matthew J DeschCEOBuy15,000$6.98$104,700.00View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016Barry WestDirectorBuy10,000$7.25$72,500.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy5,000$6.95$34,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Matthew DeschCEOBuy15,000$7.12$106,800.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2013Thomas CanfieldDirectorBuy10,000$7.10$71,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2013Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell15,000$7.45$111,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy10,000$7.23$72,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/12/2013Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell45,000$6.44$289,800.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2013Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell30,000$6.32$189,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2013Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy7,500$6.35$47,625.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2013Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell45,000$6.96$313,200.00View SEC Filing  
1/18/2013Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell45,000$6.88$309,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/21/2012Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell15,000$5.69$85,350.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2012Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell30,000$6.27$188,100.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2012Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy5,000$6.12$30,600.00View SEC Filing  
11/21/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy5,800$5.70$33,060.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy6,600$5.61$37,026.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy6,100$5.49$33,489.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy5,000$6.33$31,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy3,300$6.27$20,691.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy3,400$6.45$21,930.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2012Robert H NiehausDirectorBuy30,000$6.45$193,500.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2012S. Scott SmithEVPBuy5,000$6.45$32,250.00View SEC Filing  
10/4/2012Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell30,000$7.49$224,700.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell30,000$7.55$226,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2012Greenhill & Co IncDirectorSell30,000$7.33$219,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Richard P NyrenVPBuy2,000$7.26$14,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Thomas C CanfieldDirectorBuy7,000$7.27$50,890.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy3,000$7.02$21,060.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2012A B KrongardDirectorBuy25,000$7.33$183,250.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2012Ltd BaraloncoMajor ShareholderBuy4,000$7.19$28,760.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2012Thomas FitzpatrickCFOBuy10,000$7.08$70,800.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
Latest Headlines for Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM)
DateHeadline logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - October 20 at 2:48 AM logoIridium Announces Date for Fourth Iridium® NEXT Launch - October 20 at 12:32 AM logoIridium to rely on used SpaceX boosters for next 2 launches - October 20 at 12:32 AM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday - October 19 at 4:46 AM logoInternet-Connected Construction Equipment? Iridium Communications Says "Yes" - October 18 at 2:26 AM logoSuccessful Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Brings New Services Closer to Life - GlobeNewswire (press release) - October 10 at 7:24 PM logoMusk's Successful SpaceX Iridium Launch Brings It Closer to 2017 Target - October 9 at 8:00 PM logoSuccessful Third Iridium® NEXT Launch Brings New Services Closer to Life - October 9 at 8:00 PM logoSpaceX Just Launched Its 14th Rocket This Year - October 9 at 8:00 PM logoSpaceX launches 14th mission of 2017; 15th planned for Wednesday - October 9 at 8:00 PM logoSpaceX Launches Iridium Satellites As It Plots Its Own Ambitions - October 9 at 8:00 PM logo[$$] SpaceX Has Successful Launch As It Ramps Up Operational Tempo - October 9 at 8:00 PM logoSpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites - October 9 at 1:25 PM logoIridium Announces Release Date for Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results - Nasdaq - October 7 at 11:42 PM logoIridium's New, Truly Global Broadband Service - Iridium Certus(SM) – Goes Live for On-Orbit Satellite Testing - GlobeNewswire (press release) - October 6 at 8:02 AM logoIridium’s New, Truly Global Broadband Service - Iridium Certus(SM) – Goes Live for On-Orbit Satellite Testing - October 6 at 12:57 AM logoETFs with exposure to Iridium Communications, Inc. : October 3, 2017 - October 4 at 6:00 PM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Short Interest Down 5.1% in September - September 29 at 1:56 AM logoHitachi Construction Machinery to Use Iridium® for Delivering Global e-Service Across the Planet - September 27 at 4:58 PM logoFirst Week Of November 17th Options Trading For Iridium Communications (IRDM) - September 26 at 5:03 PM logo Brokerages Anticipate Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $114.41 Million - September 25 at 4:14 AM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - September 25 at 2:38 AM logoIridium Exploring Advanced NewSpace Satellite IoT Opportunities ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) - September 8 at 1:20 AM logoIridium Communications (IRDM) Presents At Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media & Technology Conference - Slideshow - September 7 at 8:19 PM logoIridium Exploring Advanced NewSpace Satellite IoT Opportunities - September 7 at 8:19 PM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Iridium Communications Inc. - September 4 at 6:50 PM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) COO S. Scott Smith Sells 135,000 Shares - September 1 at 7:22 PM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Receives New Coverage from Analysts at Drexel Hamilton - August 31 at 10:08 AM logoIridium to Present at Drexel Hamilton Telecom, Media & Technology Conference - August 25 at 7:12 AM logoETFs with exposure to Iridium Communications, Inc. : August 22, 2017 - August 23 at 5:56 AM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Rating Lowered to C+ at TheStreet - August 19 at 7:08 AM logo$114.41 Million in Sales Expected for Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) This Quarter - August 19 at 5:24 AM logoIridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.20 Per Share - August 17 at 12:08 PM logoETFs with exposure to Iridium Communications, Inc. : August 11, 2017 - August 12 at 12:15 AM logoHighlights From Iridium Communications' Q2 2017 Report - Motley Fool - August 9 at 8:14 PM logoHighlights From Iridium Communications’ Q2 2017 Report - August 9 at 9:49 AM logo$114.11 Million in Sales Expected for Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) This Quarter - August 1 at 9:24 AM logoIridium Communications, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : IRDM-US : July 31, 2017 - July 31 at 7:23 PM logoWilliam Blair Comments on Iridium Communications Inc's Q1 2018 Earnings (NASDAQ:IRDM) - July 31 at 8:45 AM logo Analysts Expect Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) to Post $0.21 Earnings Per Share - July 30 at 7:45 AM logoIridium Communications Inc. Bottom Line Falls 8% In Q2 - July 28 at 11:29 PM logoInvestor Network: Iridium Communications Inc. to Host Earnings Call - July 28 at 11:29 PM logoIridium Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Results; Company Affirms 2017 Outlook - July 28 at 11:29 PM logoIridium Communications, Inc. :IRDM-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : July 28, 2017 - July 28 at 11:29 PM logoIridium Communications' (IRDM) CEO Matt Desch on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 28 at 4:21 AM logoIridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ:IRDM) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - July 28 at 12:21 AM logoIridium Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Results; Company Affirms 2017 Outlook - GlobeNewswire (press release) - July 27 at 11:18 PM logoEdited Transcript of IRDM earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 12:30pm GMT - July 27 at 11:18 PM logoIridium tops Street 2Q forecasts - July 27 at 11:18 PM logoETFs with exposure to Iridium Communications, Inc. : July 24, 2017 - July 25 at 12:19 AM



Iridium Communications (IRDM) Chart for Friday, October, 20, 2017

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