• Thu, May 5, 1:24 PM
    • Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) has tumbled 7.4% after revenues missed in Q1 earnings, making up some ground after declining as much as 14.2% today.
    • EBITDA grew 18% to $10.7M, in line. Product sales "would have been higher had two large hardware deployments shipped in Q1 as anticipated, that are now expected to ship in Q2," says CEO Marc Eisenberg. He expects a record Q2.
    • Revenue breakout: Service revenues, $26.9M (up 13.2%); Product Sales, $16.65M (down 10.3%).
    • Net subscriber adds were 39,000, bringing billable subscriber communicators to 1.61M, up 27% Y/Y.
    • Guidance is in-line, with forecasts for Q2 revenues of $47M-$50M, and full-year revenue of about $200M and EBITDA of 25% margins to total revenue.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, May 5, 1:24 PM
  • Thu, May 5, 8:33 AM
    • ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC): Q1 EPS of -$0.03 in-line.
    • Revenue of $43.56M (+2.9% Y/Y) misses by $1.48M.
    • Press Release
    | Thu, May 5, 8:33 AM
  • Tue, Apr. 12, 1:53 PM
    • Orbcomm (ORBC -3.7%) has deal to acquire South Africa-based Skygistics, a firm offering remote and mobile asset management.
    • Terms were undisclosed. The agreement includes Skygistics' subsidiaries in South Africa and Australia.
    • Skygistics is a distributor of satellite connectivity products made by Orbcomm subsidiary SkyWave. The deal "supports Orbcomm’s long-term strategy of becoming a leading global, full-service provider in the Internet of Things,” says Orbcomm chief Marc Eisenberg.
    • The acquisition is expected to close in May.
    • Earlier today, Orbcomm announced a new heavy equipment telematics solution combining its ruggedized PT 7000 device with the FleetEdge Web application for fleet management in the construction, mining, rail and utility industries.
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  • Wed, Mar. 9, 9:58 AM
    • Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) is up 3.4% after some largely in-line Q4 results where it doubled EBITDA and nearly doubled revenues.
    • It swung to a GAAP break-even result from a year-ago loss, and earned $0.01/share excluding items. Adjusted EBITDA of $11.9M was up sharply from a year-ago $5.15M, and beat an expected $11.2M.
    • Revenue breakout: Service revenues, $27.1M (up 78.8%); Product sales, $17.9M (up 25%).
    • Net subscriber communicator additions were 239,000 for Q4 (including 200,000 adds from acquiring WAM Technologies), bringing total billable subscriber communicators to 1.569M (up 61% Y/Y).
    • Conference call to come at 10 a.m. ET.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Mar. 9, 9:58 AM
  • Wed, Mar. 9, 8:34 AM
    • ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC): Q4 EPS of $0.01 in-line.
    • Revenue of $45M (+52.7% Y/Y) in-line.
    • Press Release
    | Wed, Mar. 9, 8:34 AM
  • Tue, Mar. 1, 2:08 PM
    • Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) today announced commercial service launches for its final 11 OG2 satellites.
    • The next-gen satellites are offering machine-to-machine messaging as well as Automatic Identification Service.
    • The OG2 satellites are now processing over 60% of the network's M2M traffic, Orbcomm says, and it's now collecting over 18M AIS messages from about 150,000 unique vessels per day.
    • The satellites are withing three separate drift orbit planes after their December launch. The satellites will keep drifting until they're in their intended phase.
    • The company was able to launch service sooner than expected after required testing was successfully completed ahead of schedule.
    | Tue, Mar. 1, 2:08 PM
  • Tue, Feb. 23, 7:09 PM
    • Machine-to-machine communications specialist Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) took advantage of Mobile World Congress to announce it added new solutions to its portfolio for fleet management.
    • The cellular-only SkyWave IDP-782 device, for vehicle tracking and driver monitoring, is a less expensive version of its similar dual-mode device that can be used in areas where cellular coverage is widely available.
    • Meanwhile, its viaFleet Web application has a graphical interface to allow for real-time tracking of mobile assets and driver communication, among other functions.
    • Other new offerings include a new OGi modem, an IDP modem with a footprint smaller than a credit card; its ORBCOMMconnect subscriber portal; ORBCOMM Enterprise Connect for distributed enterprise, financial, hospitality and retail locations; and ORBCOMMmobile, an app for iOS/Android devices.
    | Tue, Feb. 23, 7:09 PM
  • Thu, Jan. 28, 12:02 PM
    • Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) is up 1.5% after Terex chose the firm to deliver a heavy equipment telematics solution for Terex Materials Processing.
    • Orbcomm's solution will track and monitor Powerscreen and Terex Finlay machines, providing data including location, engine hours, utilization, fuel levels and urea levels as well as alerts and fault codes.
    • Terex has begun offering factory installation of Orbcomm's system and expects to standardize it on several models shipping from its Ireland factory.
    | Thu, Jan. 28, 12:02 PM
  • Dec. 22, 2015, 3:53 PM
    • Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) is up 10.4% and stopping just short of a new 52-week high after Canaccord Genuity reiterated its Buy rating on the stock.
    • Canaccord has an $11 price target; shares are trading at $7.42, implying just shy of 50% upside.
    • The company launched its 11 next-generation OG2 satellites last evening to cross a key milestone. The new satellites promise more capacity, enabling faster message delivery along with larger message sizes and better coverage at the higher latitudes.
    • Canaccord's Michael Walkley thinks a completed OG2 network should drive higher network services revenues for years, with a "long-term runway" for new and expanded deals.
    • The launch should ramp up AIS sales and drive strong incremental EBITDA growth, he says. New opportunities should come from a partnership with China International Marine Company, with the chance to provide OEM solutions directly into newly made dry shipping containers.
    | Dec. 22, 2015, 3:53 PM
  • Nov. 5, 2015, 8:40 AM
    • ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC): Q3 EPS of $0.03 beats by $0.02.
    • Revenue of $46.08M (+99.2% Y/Y) misses by $0.22M.
    | Nov. 5, 2015, 8:40 AM
  • Oct. 27, 2015, 3:39 PM
    • Orbcomm (ORBC -2.2%) has a deal with Morsviazsputnik -- Russia's licensed operator of Inmarsat (OTCPK:IMASY) -- to provide IsatData Pro (IDP) service in Russian territory.
    • SkyWave's IDP uses Inmarsat's L-band satellites to offer low-latency machine-to-machine service. The pact gives Orbcomm entry into Russia to support its global heavy equipment OEM customers.
    • The IDP service will offer the ability to deliver up to 37 times more data than other satellite-based M2M offerings and supports a wide range of services, including heavy-equipment telematics and fleet management and vessel tracking features.
    • The two companies can market and distribute the IDP service in Russia immediately.
    | Oct. 27, 2015, 3:39 PM
  • Oct. 16, 2015, 12:57 PM
    • Satellite firm Orbcomm (ORBC -2%) has set a launch window to deploy 11 OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral, with the help of SpaceX.
    • The launch is targeted for the next six to eight weeks, on SpaceX's newly upgraded Falcon 9 rocket.
    • SpaceX had helped Orbcomm get OG2 satellites into orbit in July 2014. The new launch will complete Orbcomm's next-generation satellite constellation.
    • Prime contractor Sierra Nevada Corp. is prepping the satellites for shipping to Cape Canaveral at the end of October.
    | Oct. 16, 2015, 12:57 PM
  • Oct. 6, 2015, 9:17 AM
    • Satellite asset tracking firm Orbcomm (NASDAQ:ORBC) is acquiring WAM Technologies, extending its reach into management/control of ocean transport refrigerated containers.
    • WAM is a unit of Mark-It Services; its product monitors the temperature and location of refrigerated containers for global shippers and produce companies.
    • Orbcomm's cold chain monitoring now includes sea containers along with trailers, rail cars and gensets. The company's potential market reach expands by more than 1M assets worldwide with the deal.
    | Oct. 6, 2015, 9:17 AM
  • Aug. 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
    • ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC): Q2 EPS of $0.02 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $44.88M (+84.7% Y/Y) beats by $0.41M.
    | Aug. 6, 2015, 8:34 AM
  • Jun. 15, 2015, 5:29 PM
    • Shares of ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC) finished up 5.1% today as Northland Securities upgraded the stock to Outperform, pointing to increasing visibility into the company's earnings growth.
    • Northland's Michael Latimore is looking for a premium value from "the only pure space-based enterprise IoT" company: "ORBC is a well-run company and is now benefiting from its leadership position in space-based enterprise IoT, an accretive acquisition, and effective cost control initiatives. Increasing FY16 EBITDA to $51.6 mil from $50.0 mil."
    • Northland raised its price target to $9, from $7. Shares closed today at $7.45.
    | Jun. 15, 2015, 5:29 PM
  • May 7, 2015, 8:38 AM
    • ORBCOMM (NASDAQ:ORBC): Q1 EPS of -$0.04 misses by $0.04.
    • Revenue of $42.33M (+118.8% Y/Y) beats by $0.2M.
    | May 7, 2015, 8:38 AM
Company Description
ORBCOMM, Inc. provides global satellite and cellular data communications solutions for asset tracking, management and remote control. The company operates a global commercial wireless messaging system optimized for narrowband communications. It offers narrow band two way digital messaging,... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Diversified Communication Services
Country: United States