Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): Price and Financial Metrics

Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): $42.23

0.48 (+1.15%)

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  • IRDM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 84.16% of US stocks.
  • IRDM's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 31 weeks.
  • IRDM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 12th percentile.

IRDM Stock Summary

  • With a one year PEG ratio of 302.79, Iridium Communications Inc is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 89.21% of US stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Iridium Communications Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 11% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • Over the past twelve months, IRDM has reported earnings growth of -134.29%, putting it ahead of only 15.48% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to IRDM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are DRRX, INGN, NEO, WHLM, and EEFT.
  • Visit IRDM's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

IRDM Valuation Summary

  • IRDM's price/sales ratio is 9.1; this is 160% higher than that of the median Communication Services stock.
  • Over the past 163 months, IRDM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 440678.4.
  • Over the past 163 months, IRDM's price/sales ratio has gone NA NA.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for IRDM.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
IRDM 2018-02-20 2.8 0.8 12.1 14.3
IRDM 2017-10-02 2.4 0.8 10.3 12.3
IRDM 2015-09-30 1.4 0.5 7.8 12.1
IRDM 2013-01-24 1.4 0.7 9.5 11.0
IRDM 2011-02-08 1.7 0.9 73.5 27.1
IRDM 2010-12-17 1.9 1.0 79.9 30.1

IRDM Growth Metrics

  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -82.26%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 255.95%.
  • Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 41.08%.
IRDM's revenue has moved up $188,962,000 over the prior 70 months.

The table below shows IRDM's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 594.433 271.202 -13.28
2021-03-31 584.687 259.72 -29.535
2020-12-31 583.439 249.767 -56.054
2020-12-31 583.439 249.767 -56.054
2020-09-30 575.806 234.829 -155.986
2020-06-30 569.119 238.587 -169.993

IRDM Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of IRDM, see our IRDM price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $38.38 Average Broker Recommendation 1.8 (Moderate Buy)

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IRDM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $42.23 52-week high $54.65
Prev. close $41.75 52-week low $23.65
Day low $41.58 Volume 811,200
Day high $42.65 Avg. volume 1,206,218
50-day MA $39.40 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $38.56 Market Cap 5.57B

Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Company Bio

Iridium Communications provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellites which that spans 100% global coverage. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in McLean, Virginia.

IRDM Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$42.23$581.61 1473%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Iridium Communications Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Iridium Communications Inc ranked in the 91th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. More precisely, our analysis suggests the stock is undervalued by approximately 1480.5% on a DCF basis. In terms of the factors that were most noteworthy in this DCF analysis for IRDM, they are:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 0.36; that's higher than merely 22.81% of US stocks in the Communication Services sector that have positive free cash flow.
  • The company's compound free cash flow growth rate over the past 1.15 years comes in at 1.41%; that's greater than 93.26% of US stocks we're applying DCF forecasting to.
  • Iridium Communications Inc's effective tax rate, as measured by taxes paid relative to net income, is at 0 -- greater than only 0% of US stocks with positive free cash flow.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

For other companies in the Communication Services that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as IRDM, try ORBC, ATUS, GTT, LILA, and TIMB.

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Latest IRDM News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Iridium Communications Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate IRDM as an investment opportunity.

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Iridium (IRDM) Q2 Earnings Top Estimates on Higher Revenues

Iridium's (IRDM) second-quarter 2021 results reflect healthy demand for subscriber equipment, driven by an accretive subscriber base, solid business prospects and robust liquidity position.

Yahoo | July 21, 2021

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IRDM Price Returns

1-mo 7.65%
3-mo 12.67%
6-mo -15.12%
1-year 54.18%
3-year 126.43%
5-year 387.08%
YTD 7.39%
2020 59.60%
2019 33.55%
2018 56.36%
2017 22.92%
2016 14.15%

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