BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry Ltd.

Overview
Date Founded

1984

Headquarters

2200 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON, N2K 0A7, CAN

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

3,945

Industries

Computer Software
Electrical Products
Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Appliances & Electronics
Computer Hardware

Company Description

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. The BlackBerry product line includes the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the award-winning BlackBerry smartphone, software for businesses and accessories. BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Information Security Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Senior Vice President & Co-Head BlackBerry Technology Solutions-Products, Engineering & Operations

Senior Vice President & Co-Head of BlackBerry Technology Solutions-Sales

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer at BlackBerry Ltd.

Founder at Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Former Chief Operating Officer at Royal Bank of Canada

Vice President at-Large at Boy Scouts of America - National Capital Area Council

Founding Chancellor at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

Co-Managing Partner at TPG Capital Asia /Hong Kong

President at FB Associates LLC

Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management & Comptroller at U.S. Department of Defense

Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Medical Officer at NDA Group AB

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Hamblin Watsa Investment Counsel provides global investment management services exclusively to the insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries of the Fairfax group. They invest primarily in common stocks (with equity hedging) and taxable bonds.

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Davide Leone & Partners Investment Co. Ltd., part of David Leone & Partners (Cayman) Ltd., is a company headquartered in London, UK, that provides investment advice. It was founded in 2011 by Davide Leone.

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Iridian Asset Management is an independently owned, value-oriented investment management firm focused on active equity investment strategies for institutional investors, including foundations and endowments, corporate and public pension funds, sub-advised and Taft Hartley funds. As of September 30, 2012, assets under management totalled $7.7 billion in U.S. mid-cap, large-cap and small-cap equity strategies. Iridian was founded in 1996 by David Cohen and Harold Levy, two seasoned investment professionals who have worked side-by-side in the investment industry for over 20 years. Our unique "private business value" approach to investing, which drives our mid-cap and large-cap strategies, has its roots in their early investment careers, which encompassed direct experience in private equity, venture capital, distressed debt and bankruptcy takeovers. In analyzing investment opportunities, our founders learned the importance of focusing on cash-related metrics and in-depth, critical assessment of a company's management — two key factors that have been fundamental in shaping a shared and distinctive investment philosophy. In December 2009, the co-portfolio management team of Jordan D. Alexander and Stephen A. Friscia, Jr. joined Iridian to manage a Small-Cap Value strategy. Jordan and Stephen have worked together since 1998 and have co-managed small cap value strategies as a team since 2000. Today, Iridian is built around a collaborative team of experienced investment professionals managing a range of traditional investment strategies for institutional investors.

Recent Transactions
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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Cylance, Inc. from Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Khosla Ventures LLC, Fairhaven Capital Management LLC, Citi Ventures, Inc., In-Q-Tel, Dell Technologies Capital, Founders Equity Partners

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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Encription Ltd.

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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Good Technology Corp. from Venrock Associates, Oak Investment Partners, Threshold Ventures, Inc., Lazard Technology Partners LLC, Meritech Capital Partners, Saints Ventures LLC, Hercules Capital

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Advisors & Consultants
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Co-Executive Chairman at Winston & Strawn LLP

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Partner at Jones Day

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Co-Founder at Qatalyst Group LP

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Dell Technologies, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of information technology hardware, software, and service solutions through its subsidiaries. It operates through the following segments: Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG), Client Solutions Group (CSG), and VMware. The ISG segment includes servers, networking, and storage, as well as services and third-party software and peripherals that are closely tied to the sale of ISG hardware. The CSG segment consists of sales to commercial and consumer customers of desktops, thin client products, and notebooks. The VMware segment provides compute, cloud management, networking and security, storage and availability, and other end-user computing offerings. The company was founded by Michael Saul Dell in 1984 and is headquartered in Round Rock, TX.

QUALCOMM, Inc. engages in the development, design, and provision of digital telecommunications products and services. It operates through the following segments: Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL), and Qualcomm Strategic Initiatives (QSI). The QCT segment develops and supplies integrated circuits and system software based on technologies for the use in voice and data communications, networking, application processing, multimedia, and global positioning system products. The QTL segment grants licenses and provides rights to use portions of the firm's intellectual property portfolio. The QSI segment focuses on opening new or expanding opportunities for its technologies and supporting the design and introduction of new products and services for voice and data communications. The company was founded by Franklin P. Antonio, Adelia A. Coffman, Andrew Cohen, Klein Gilhousen, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Andrew J. Viterbi, and Harvey P. White in July 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Ford Motor Co. engages in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of automobiles. It operates through the following three segments: Automotive, Mobility, and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment engages in developing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing of Ford cars, Lincoln vehicles. The Mobility segment includes Ford Smart Mobility LLC and autonomous vehicles business. The Ford Credit segment comprises Ford Credit business on a consolidated basis, which is primarily vehicle-related financing and leasing activities. The company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903 and is headquartered in Dearborn, MI.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$4.8B
Total Enterprise Value
$6.72B
Earnings Per Share
$0.23
Revenue
$1.18B
Net Profit
$122M
EBITDA
$124M
EBITDAMargin
10.51%
Total Debt
$876M
Total Equity
$3.47B
Enterprise Value Sales
5.68x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
54.08x
TEVNet Income
55.24x
Debt TEV
0.13x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-25.17%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-30.2%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$1,000 - $5,000
2013
$100K - $500K
2012
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Vaultus, Inc. provides enterprise mobile software solutions. Its services include data security, enterprise grade management, integration, customer relationship management, and mobile platform solutions. The company was founded in 2000 by James Altucher and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Zaplet, Inc. develops business management and email software. It is a communications platform that offers the ability to share information. Zaplet transforms an inbox into a live, shared place, where users can communicate, collaborate, and conduct transactions. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Redwood Shores, CA.

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AvantGo, Inc. used to develop mobile infrastructure software. The firm offers sales force automation and document publishing on devices. The company is headquartered in Dublin, CA.

Investors
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Managing Director & Venture Studio Director at Paladin Capital Group

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Founder at Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

Suppliers
Data I/O Corp. Appliances & Electronics | Redmond, WA

Data I/O Corp. engages in the provision of programming, security provisioning and associated intellectual property management solutions used in electronics manufacturing with flash memory, microcontrollers, and flash memory-based intelligent devices as well as secure element devices and secure microcontrollers. It designs, manufactures and sells programming systems and services for electronic device manufacturers, specifically targeting high-growth areas such as high-volume users of flash memory and flash memory based microcontrollers. The company was founded by Grant C. Record and Milt Zeutchel in April 1969 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Aerospace & Defense | Hillsboro, Oregon

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. provided radio frequency (RF) solutions and foundry services. It designs, develops and manufactures RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Surface Acoustic Wave and Bulk Acoustic Wave technologies for customers worldwide. The company offered a array of filtering, switching and amplification products for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications. TriQuint Semiconductor was founded in 1985 and was headquartered in Hillsboro, OR.

Jabil, Inc. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | St. Petersburg, FL

Jabil, Inc. engages in the provision of electronic manufacturing services and solutions. It offers electronics design, production, product management, and repair services to companies in the automotive and transportation, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, networking and telecommunications, packaging, point of sale, and printing industries. The firm operates through the following segments: Electronics Manufacturing Services and Diversified Manufacturing Services. The Electronics Manufacturing Services segment focuses around leveraging IT; supply chain design and engineering; and technologies largely centered on core electronics. The Diversified Manufacturing Services segment provides engineering solutions, with an emphasis on material sciences and technologies. The company was founded by William E. Morean and James Golden in 1966 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL.

Competitors
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - MENLO PARK, CA

Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm's products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Facebook was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Dropbox, Inc. IT Consulting & Services

Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. 500 million people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. With 200,000 businesses on Dropbox Business, they’re transforming everyday workflows and entire industries. They create products that are easy to use and are built on trust. When people put their files in Dropbox, they can trust they’re secure and their data is their own. Their users’ privacy has always been their first priority, and it always will be.

Tencent Holdings Ltd. Internet Software & Services - Shenzhen, GD

Founded in November, 1998, Tencent has grown into one of China's largest and most used Internet service portal. Since its establishment over the last decade, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is Tencent's mission to enhance the quality of human life through Internet services. Presently, Tencent is providing value-added Internet, mobile and telecom services and online advertising under the strategic goal of providing users with "one-stop online lifestyle services". Tencent’s leading Internet platforms in China – QQ (QQ Instant Messenger), QQ.com, QQ Games, Qzone, 3g.QQ.com, SoSo, PaiPai and Tenpay – have brought together China's largest Internet community, to meet the various needs of Internet users including communication, information, entertainment, e-commerce and others. As of Sep 30, 2011, the active QQ users accounts for QQ IM amounted to 711.7 million while its peak concurrent users reached 145.4 million. The development of Tencent has profoundly influenced the ways hundreds of millions of Internet users communicate with one another as well as their lifestyles. It also brings possibilities of a wider range of applications to the China’s Internet industry. Looking forward, Tencent remains committed to enhancing its development and innovation capabilities while strengthening its nationwide branding for its long term development. More than 50% of Tencent employees are R&D staff. Tencent has obtained patents relating to the technologies in various areas: instant messaging, e-commerce, online payment services, search engine, information security, gaming, and many more. In 2007, Tencent invested more than RMB100 million in setting up the Tencent Research Institute, China's first Internet research institute, with campuses in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The institute focuses on the self-development of core Internet technologies, in pursuing its development and innovation for the industry. Tencent's long term vision is to become the most respected Internet enterprise. In order to fulfill corporate social responsibilities and to promote civil Internet communities, Tencent has been actively participating in public charity programs. In 2006, Tencent inaugurated the Tencent Charity Fund, the first charity foundation set up by a Chinese Internet enterprise, and the public charity website gongyi.qq.com. The website focuses on youth education, assisting impoverished communities, care for the disadvantaged, and disaster relief. Tencent has currently begun a number of public charity projects across China. It strives to help build a harmonious society and to become a good corporate citizen

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