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)

3,668

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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Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman of the Board at BlackBerry Ltd.

Vice Chairman at University Health Network

Founding Chancellor at Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

Director at AtHoc, Inc.

Co-Managing Partner at TPG Capital Asia /Hong Kong

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

President at FB Associates LLC

Chief Scientific Officer & Chief Medical Officer at NDA Group AB

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Owners & Shareholders
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OTPP’s investments are well-diversified across a mix of public and private Canadian and non-Canadian equities, inflation-sensitive investments, fixed-income securities and real assets (real estate and infrastructure). An eleven-member board, appointed by the OTF and the Ontario government, oversees the administration of the pension plan and reports on its funding status. The firm's internally managed active equity investments are selected using bottom-up analysis to identify and invest in undervalued stocks. The majority of their investments in public companies are managed internally. They invest in commodities as a hedge against the cost of paying inflation-protected pensions. OTPP invests mainly through swap agreements linked to the S&P GSCI Total Return Index. The index is heavily-weighted towards oil and gas. They also invest in real assets such as real estate, infrastructure and timberland to generate returns that are linked to changes in inflation and act as a hedge against the cost of paying pensions.

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ETF offers a full range of ETF product services to the asset management community including commodity pool ETPs as well as both active and passive ETF funds. The services provided include product operations, portfolio management, regulatory, financial and compliance management.

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Kahn Brothers Advisors (KBA) is a value investor that employs a bottom-up stock selection approach to invest in undervalued equity securities that are usually out-of-favor in the market. They are long-term investors with a typical 3- to year time horizon. If there are very few values to be found, the firm is comfortable holding cash.KBA invests in industries and businesses that they can understand, focusing on depressed economic sectors rather than the most popular industries and on seasoned businesses that are less likely to experience major structural change. They may make significant capital gains in conventional industries. KBA concentrates on small- and mid-cap stocks. Though not limited by sector, KBA tends to invest in the stocks of US companies in the finance, healthcare technology, consumer non-durables and electronic technology sectors. The firm invests across all market-caps. KBA maintains a very low turnover rate.KBA prefers to invest in companies in which management holds a meaningful stake and will protect their own as well as the shareholders' interests. They are less comfortable with situations in which management has aggressive base-pay packages and little ownership interest. The firm seeks to identify companies with solid balance sheets, strong working capital positions and minimal leverage. In their view, the balance sheet, not the income statement, is the best measure of overall corporate health. Consequently, many of KBA's investments have strong financial positions and weak short-term earnings.

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

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onBlackBerry Ltd. purchases QNX Software Systems Ltd. (Canada) from Harman International Industries, Inc.

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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

Clients

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Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following business areas: Vehicle, Financial and Others. The Vehicle division offers motor vehicles. The Financial division provides financing, leasing and credit cards. The Other division includes manufacture of railways. The company was founded on December 29, 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Toyota Motor Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles and parts. It operates through the following segments: Automotive, Financial Services, and All Other. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, assembles and sells passenger cars, minivans, trucks, and related vehicle parts and accessories. It is also involved in the development of intelligent transport systems. The Financial Services segment offers purchase or lease financing to Toyota vehicle dealers and customers. It also provides retail leasing through lease contracts purchase by dealers. The All Others segment deals with the design and manufacture and sale of housing, telecommunications and other businesses. The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda on August 28, 1937 and is headquartered in Toyota, Japan.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2020
Market Capitalization
$4.21B
Total Enterprise Value
$3.02B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.27
EBITDAMargin
4.13%
Enterprise Value / Sales
2.94x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
67.58x
TEVNet Income
-20.12x
Debt TEV
0.25x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-7.04%
Revenue
$1.03B
Net Profit
$-150M
EBITDA
$42.5M
Total Debt
$758M
Total Equity
$2.53B
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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.

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Managing Director at i2x GmbH

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Founder at Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

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