Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) Shares Rise Despite Market Challenges

Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ: IRDM)’s stock price has gone rise by 0.20 in comparison to its previous close of 25.23, however, the company has experienced a -1.21% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-03 that Iridium (IRDM) expects Iridium STL business to generate more than $100 million in service revenue per year by 2030.

Is It Worth Investing in Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ: IRDM) Right Now?

Iridium Communications Inc (NASDAQ: IRDM) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 195.97x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 0.85. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 2 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 3 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The public float for IRDM is 108.67M, and at present, short sellers hold a 3.13% of that float. On April 03, 2024, the average trading volume of IRDM was 1.09M shares.

IRDM’s Market Performance

IRDM’s stock has seen a -1.21% decrease for the week, with a -13.75% drop in the past month and a -37.70% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.33%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.79% for Iridium Communications Inc The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -6.42% for IRDM’s stock, with a -40.29% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of IRDM

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for IRDM stocks, with BWS Financial repeating the rating for IRDM by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for IRDM in the upcoming period, according to BWS Financial is $30 based on the research report published on February 16, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Deutsche Bank gave a rating of “Buy” to IRDM, setting the target price at $57 in the report published on September 18th of the previous year.

IRDM Trading at -17.52% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought IRDM to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -63.01% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.79%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.33%, as shares sank -11.91% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -32.66% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, IRDM fell by -0.90%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -58.45% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $26.84. In addition, Iridium Communications Inc saw -38.58% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at IRDM starting from Harman Jane L., who sale 3,798 shares at the price of $28.41 back on Mar 06 ’24. After this action, Harman Jane L. now owns 60,517 shares of Iridium Communications Inc, valued at $107,901 using the latest closing price.

DESCH MATTHEW J, the Chief Executive Officer of Iridium Communications Inc, purchase 28,000 shares at $37.01 during a trade that took place back on Nov 20 ’23, which means that DESCH MATTHEW J is holding 706,912 shares at $1,036,280 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for IRDM

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.1 for the present operating margin
  • 0.72 for the gross margin

The net margin for Iridium Communications Inc stands at 0.02. The total capital return value is set at 0.03. Equity return is now at value 1.53, with 0.55 for asset returns.

Based on Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM), the company’s capital structure generated 0.63 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.21. The debt to equity ratio resting at 1.67. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 0.9.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 405.64 million with net debt to EBITDA at 3.48. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.69. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.62for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.3. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.06.


To sum up, Iridium Communications Inc (IRDM) has seen a bad performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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