Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): Price and Financial Metrics

Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): $36.90

-0.24 (-0.65%)

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  • IRDM scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 81.72% of US stocks.
  • IRDM's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 198 days.
  • IRDM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 10th percentile.

IRDM Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Iridium Communications Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; only 11.1% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 8.42, Iridium Communications Inc has a higher such ratio than 79.5% of stocks in our set.
  • Over the past twelve months, IRDM has reported earnings growth of -127.71%, putting it ahead of only 15.76% of US stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to IRDM, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are HXL, CNX, PKOH, INSW, and WRE.
  • IRDM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Iridium Communications Inc's official web site, go to

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 $36.90 52-week high $54.65
Prev. close $37.14 52-week low $19.18
Day low $36.46 Volume 1,140,000
Day high $37.49 Avg. volume 1,497,052
50-day MA $39.32 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $35.20 Market Cap 4.93B

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:
$36.90$667.72 1658%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for IRDM, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Iridium Communications Inc ranked in the 93th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 1666.17%. 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 -- which is good for besting just 23.35% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Communication Services sector with positive 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 93.17% 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

ORBC, RBBN, HCHC, ATUS, and USM can be thought of as valuation peers to IRDM, in the sense that they are in the Communication Services sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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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.

Is It Time To Consider Buying Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM)?

Iridium Communications Inc. ( NASDAQ:IRDM ), might not be a large cap stock, but it received a lot of attention from a...

Yahoo | May 2, 2021

Iridium Communications: Still A Good Play

Photo by janiecbros/E+ via Getty ImagesIridium Communications (IRDM) is one of the most interesting companies on the market today. Through its extensive, global reaching satellite system, the company provides the service of facilitating communication anywhere in the world. They also provide equipment related to these operations. In recent years, Iridium...

Daniel Jones on Seeking Alpha | April 22, 2021

Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) CEO Matt Desch on Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Iridium Communications Inc. (IRDM) Q1 2021 Earnings Conference Call April 20, 2021 8:30 A.M. ET Company Participants Kenneth Levy - Vice President, Investor Relations Matt Desch - Chief Executive Officer Tom Fitzpatrick - Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Ric Prentiss - Raymond James Mathieu Robilliard - Barclays Hamed Khorstan...

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | April 20, 2021

Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

IRDM earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2021.

Yahoo | April 20, 2021

Iridium Communications (IRDM) Reports Q1 Loss, Lags Revenue Estimates

Iridium (IRDM) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 20.00% and -0.19%, respectively, for the quarter ended March 2021. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?

Yahoo | April 20, 2021

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IRDM Price Returns

1-mo -9.80%
3-mo -31.59%
6-mo 29.02%
1-year 79.39%
3-year 215.38%
5-year 348.36%
YTD -6.17%
2020 59.60%
2019 33.55%
2018 56.36%
2017 22.92%
2016 14.15%

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