Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): Price and Financial Metrics

Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM): $38.89

0.83 (+2.18%)

POWR Rating

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  • Quality is the dimension where IRDM ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 90.1% of US stocks.
  • IRDM's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 52 weeks.
  • IRDM ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 15th percentile.

IRDM Stock Summary

  • Of note is the ratio of Iridium Communications Inc's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; merely 11.15% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • IRDM's price/sales ratio is 8.58; that's higher than the P/S ratio of 80.25% of US stocks.
  • Over the past twelve months, IRDM has reported earnings growth of 641.23%, putting it ahead of 96.67% of US stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Iridium Communications Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be HPP, EVOP, SKT, CSR, and PBA.
  • IRDM's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Iridium Communications Inc's official web site, go to

IRDM Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Communication Services stock, IRDM's price/earnings ratio is 3101.97% lower, now standing at -456.3.
  • Over the past 164 months, IRDM's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 440695.1.
  • Over the past 164 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 2021-09-03 10.2 4.6 -456.3 195.1
IRDM 2021-09-02 10.2 4.6 -457.8 195.6
IRDM 2021-09-01 10.2 4.6 -456.3 195.1
IRDM 2021-08-31 9.9 4.5 -442.2 190.2
IRDM 2021-08-30 10.4 4.7 -465.7 198.4
IRDM 2021-08-27 9.0 4.1 -403.6 176.7

IRDM Growth Metrics

  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 36.67%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 255.95%.
  • The 5 year price growth rate now stands at 214.35%.
Over the past 52 months, IRDM's revenue has gone up $168,847,000.

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
2021-09-30 605.12 283.767 -11.36
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

IRDM's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • IRDM has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 89.3% of graded US stocks.
  • IRDM's asset turnover comes in at 0.186 -- ranking 181st of 208 Electronic Equipment stocks.
  • VICR, FLEX, and UI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with IRDM.

The table below shows IRDM's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 0.186 0.757 0.009
2021-06-30 0.180 0.755 0.008
2021-03-31 0.175 0.753 0.007
2020-12-31 0.173 0.755 0.001
2020-12-31 0.173 0.755 0.001
2020-09-30 0.167 0.751 -0.023

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 $42.40 Average Broker Recommendation 1.58 (Moderate Buy)

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IRDM Price/Volume Stats

Current price $38.89 52-week high $54.65
Prev. close $38.06 52-week low $32.00
Day low $37.30 Volume 668,576
Day high $39.20 Avg. volume 1,016,886
50-day MA $40.66 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $40.42 Market Cap 5.14B

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.

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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.

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: LSXMK, IRDM, and SATS

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: LSXMK, IRDM, and SATS

Yahoo | November 16, 2021

Iridium (IRDM) Ups the Ante With Iridium Certus 100 Service Launch

Iridium (IRDM) unveils Iridium Certus 100 "midband" service along with two partner products for land, air, sea, and industrial IoT applications.

Yahoo | November 11, 2021

Groundbreaking Iridium Certus® 100 Service Launches with Partner Products for Land, Sea, Air and Industrial IoT

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) today announced that its Iridium Certus® 100 "midband" service is commercially available for maritime, land mobile, IoT, aviation and government customers. Iridium Certus 100 provides a unique blend of capabilities for satellite connectivity, enabling small, low-profile antennas and battery-powered devices designed for maximum mobility, but with IP data speeds that efficiently support sending important pictures, emails and other vital information from r

Yahoo | November 10, 2021

After a Rumor Fizzles Out, Globalstar Looks Unattractive

Satellite operator Globalstar may never become an Apple partner, and GSAT stock is still trading at an extremely high valuation.

Larry Ramer on InvestorPlace | October 29, 2021

Taking Stock of Iridium Communications’ Risk Factors

Iridium Communications (IRDM) is a global provider of mobile voice and data communications offerings. In a slew of major positives this week, Iridium delivered better-than-expected Q3 2021 numbers, raised its 2021 outlook, and received an upgrade in rating from BWS Financial. Let's have a look at Iridium’s Q3 financials, as well as what has changed in its key risk factors that investors should know. Revenue increased 7% year-over-year to $162.2 million, outperforming estimates by $8.4 million. The bulk of this increase came from a 9% growth in Service revenue, which chiefly consists of recurring revenue from the company’s subscriber base.

Kailas Salunkhe on TipRanks | October 21, 2021

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IRDM Price Returns

1-mo -4.09%
3-mo -12.63%
6-mo 2.32%
1-year 18.13%
3-year 62.86%
5-year 341.93%
YTD -1.11%
2020 59.60%
2019 33.55%
2018 56.36%
2017 22.92%
2016 14.15%

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