Iridium Communications, Inc.

Iridium Communications, Inc.

Iridium Communications, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2007

Headquarters

1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1400, McLean, VA, 22102, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

475

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
IT Consulting & Services
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Electrical Products

Company Description

Iridium Communications Inc. is the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data communications coverage. A technology innovator and market leader, Iridium is advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities through reliable, near real-time, communications services. Iridium's 66 low-Earth orbiting (LEO) cross-linked satellites – the world's largest commercial constellation – operate as a fully meshed network that is supported by multiple in-orbit spares. Reaching over oceans, through airways and across the Polar Regions, Iridium solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. Iridium provides service to subscribers from the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as other civil and government agencies around the world. Iridium sells its products, solutions and services through a network of service providers and value-added dealers. Iridium NEXT: Expanding the Possibilities Iridium is constantly finding new ways to expand possibilities, including our next-generation constellation, Iridium NEXT. Anticipated to begin launching in 2015, Iridium NEXT will bring enhanced and entirely new services and capabilities to our customers. Connecting People, Businesses and Organizations Iridium voice services are provided via various handsets and installed communications systems onboard ships, aircraft and land-based vehicles. Iridium's short burst data (SBD) transceiver, incorporated into an ever-increasing number of applications, provides data connections to every corner of the Earth, transferring location information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a reliable, global, two-way connection. Iridium proactively addresses new and emerging markets, with its most rapidly expanding business segment as the machine-to-machine (M2M) market and the two-way, satellite-based location, tracking and messaging market. Iridium OpenPort provides complete voice and data coverage for ships at sea over the world’s largest and only complete global commercial satellite constellation.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director, Satellite Operations & SCS Development

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Operations Officer

Chief Legal Officer & Secretary

Vice President & General Manager, Iridium Prime

President & Chief Executive Officer, Aireon LLC

Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President & Corporate Controller, Iridium Satellite LLC

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Executive Vice President, Government Programs

Board of Directors

Founder at GCP Capital Partners Holdings LLC

Chief Executive Officer at Iridium Communications, Inc.

Of Counsel at Norton Rose Fulbright

President at Harman Family Foundation

President & Managing Member at ETO Group LLC

Executive Officer at Clearwire Communications LLC

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Clearview Risk Holdings LLC

Managing Partner at PMB Capital Ltd.

Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners

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Recent Transactions
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NATS Holdings Ltd., NATS (Services) Ltd. purchase Aireon LLC from Iridium Communications, Inc.

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Iridium Communications, Inc. issued Common Stock

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Iridium Communications, Inc. purchases Iridium Holdings LLC

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Advisors & Consultants
Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Commercial Class Action Litigation Practice at Cooley LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Jones Day

Clients

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Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. is an investment holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications systems and services. It operates through the following segments: Group Consumer, Group Enterprise, Group Digital Life, and Corporate. The Group Consumer segment includes mobile, pay TV, fixed broadband and voice, as well as equipment sales. The Group Enterprise segment provides services include mobile, equipment sales, fixed voice and data, managed services, cloud computing, cyber security, information technology, and professional consulting. The Group Digital Life segment focuses on digital marketing, regional premium over-the-top video, and advanced analytics and intelligence capabilities. The Corporate segment comprises the costs of Group functions not allocated to the business segments.The company was founded on March 28, 1992 and is headquartered in Singapore.

ConocoPhillips has a time-honored tradition of placing safety, health and environmental stewardship at the top of our operating priorities. This will not change as we move forward as an independent company. Our technical capability, asset quality and scale, and financial strength are unmatched among independent upstream companies and uniquely position us to compete anywhere in the world. While North America is our home and provides the majority of our production, we are active in almost 30 countries and in a wide range of geologic and geographic settings, including some of the world’s most challenging areas. From the frozen Arctic to the arid desert, we have a proven track record of responsibly and efficiently exploring for and producing oil and natural gas. Our production streams include light oil, heavy oil, oil sands, natural gas liquids, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, shale gas and oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG). By combining our legacy strengths with the focus and culture of an independent company, we believe we can unlock potential for all our stakeholders by helping to meet the world’s energy needs. Our highly skilled and dedicated workforce of over 16,000 employees embraces this opportunity. We look forward to sharing our exciting future with you and invite you to learn more about us

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$2.72B
Total Enterprise Value
$3.69B
Earnings Per Share
$-0.22
Revenue
$523M
Net Profit
$-13.4M
EBITDA
$260M
EBITDAMargin
49.69%
Total Debt
$1.96B
Total Equity
$1.6B
Enterprise Value Sales
7.06x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
14.21x
TEVNet Income
-275.93x
Debt TEV
0.53x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
8.33%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
6.45%
Investors
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Operations Manager, Spidertracks at Iridium Communications, Inc.

Suppliers
The Boeing Company Aerospace & Defense | Chicago, IL

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing | HAWTHORNE , CA

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecrafts. It is develops the partially reusable launch vehicles Falcon 1 and Falcon 9. The company was founded by Elon R. Musk in 2002 and is headquartered in Hawthorne, CA.

Thomson-CSF IT Consulting & Services | Neuilly-sur-Seine, IF

Thales SA is a holding company that engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of electronic equipment and systems for aeronautics, naval, and defense sectors. It operates through the following segments: Defense & Security, Aerospace and Transport. The Defense and Security segment designs and delivers systems for the following domain: land, air, naval, space, and cyberspace. The aerospace segment encompasses the Avionics and Space Global Business Units. The Transport segment offers Ground Transportation Systems and services such as rail signaling and control systems and passenger payment collection solutions to operators and transport infrastructure manager. Thales was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, France.

Competitors
Intelsat SA Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications

Intelsat SA provides satellite services business, which provides a layer in the global communications infrastructure. It offers communication services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications, multinational corporations and ISPs. The company also provides commercial satellite capacity to the U.S. government and other select military organizations and their contractors. Intelsat was founded on July 8, 2011 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

Inmarsat Plc Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - London, GL

Inmarsat Plc engages in the provision of global mobile satellite communications services. The company operates through five segments: Maritime, U.S. Government, Enterprise, Aviation, and Global Government. The Maritime segment focuses on worldwide commercial maritime services. The U.S. Government segment involves in U.S. and worldwide civil and military government services. The Enterprise segment includes worldwide energy, industry, media, carriers, and machine-to-machine services. The Aviation segment provides commercial, business, and general aviation services. The Global Government segment offers worldwide civil and military government services. The company was founded on July 16, 1979 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

ORBCOMM, Inc. Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications - Rochelle Park, NJ

ORBCOMM, Inc. engages in the provision of network connectivity, devices, device management, and web reporting applications. Its products are designed to track, monitor, control and enhance security for a variety of assets, such as heavy equipment; fixed asset monitoring; government and homeland security; and in industries for manufacturing, warehousing, and supply chain management. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States, South America, Japan, Europe, and Other. The company was founded on April 4, 2001 and is headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ.

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