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ORBCOMM Inc is a telecom services business based in the US. ORBCOMM shares (ORBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ORBCOMM employs 786 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$254.3 million.

How to buy shares in ORBCOMM

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for ORBCOMM. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ORBC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ORBCOMM reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$5.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ORBCOMM, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ORBCOMM. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted ORBCOMM's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, ORBCOMM's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$5.95, which is 34.29% up on its pre-crash value of USD$3.91 and 379.84% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.24.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of ORBCOMM shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$351.65 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,634.64.

ORBCOMM share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ORBC stocks over time.

ORBCOMM shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-27.
Latest market close USD$5.95
52-week range USD$1.24 - USD$6.59
50-day moving average USD$4.795
200-day moving average USD$3.9862
Wall St. target price USD$7.7
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.263

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Is it a good time to buy ORBCOMM stock?

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ORBCOMM price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.95 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) -4.49%
1 month (2020-10-30) 38.37%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) 49.12%
2 years (2018-11-27) -37.70%
3 years (2017-11-27) -42.34%
5 years (2015-11-27) -4.80%

Is ORBCOMM under- or over-valued?

Valuing ORBCOMM stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ORBCOMM's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.


ORBCOMM's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$49.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ORBCOMM's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ORBCOMM financials

Revenue TTM USD$254.3 million
Operating margin TTM 0.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$141.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.17%
Return on equity TTM -9.29%
Profit margin -8.52%
Book value $2.826
Market capitalisation USD$476.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ORBCOMM shares

There are currently 2.2 million ORBCOMM shares held short by investors – that's known as ORBCOMM's "short interest". This figure is 42.2% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ORBCOMM shares can be evaluated.

ORBCOMM's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ORBCOMM's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ORBCOMM shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ORBCOMM shares traded daily (recently around 657481.76291793). ORBCOMM's SIR currently stands at 3.29. In other words for every 100,000 ORBCOMM shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3290 shares are currently held short.

However ORBCOMM's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ORBCOMM shares, or, against the total number of tradable ORBCOMM shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ORBCOMM's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ORBCOMM shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0348% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ORBCOMM shares, roughly 35 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ORBCOMM.

Find out more about how you can short ORBCOMM stock.

ORBCOMM share dividends

We're not expecting ORBCOMM to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

ORBCOMM share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ORBCOMM's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.24 up to $6.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORBC.US volatility(beta: 1.11)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ORBCOMM's is 1.1088. This would suggest that ORBCOMM's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ORBCOMM overview

ORBCOMM Inc. provides Internet of Things solutions in the United States, South America, Japan, Europe, and internationally. The company offers network connectivity, devices, device management, and web reporting applications that are designed to track, monitor, control, and enhance security for various assets, such as trailers, trucks, rail cars, sea containers, power generators, fluid tanks, marine vessels, diesel or electric powered generators, oil and gas wells, pipeline monitoring equipment, irrigation control systems, and utility meters in transportation and supply chain, heavy equipment, fixed asset monitoring, and maritime industries, as well as for governments. It also provides satellite automatic identification service data services for vessel navigation and to enhance maritime safety for government and commercial customers; and vehicle fleet management, as well as in-cab and fleet vehicle solutions using various network platforms, including its own constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites and accompanying ground infrastructure, as well as terrestrial-based cellular communication services through reseller agreements with various cellular wireless providers. In addition, the company offers customer solutions utilizing additional satellite network service options through service agreements with third party mobile satellite providers; and resells service using the two-way Inmarsat plc satellite network to provide higher bandwidth. It markets and sells its products and services directly to original equipment manufacturers, government customers, and end-users, as well as indirectly through market channel partners and affiliates. ORBCOMM Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Rochelle Park, New Jersey.

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