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Shares of ORBCOMM Rank the Highest in Terms of Debt to EBITDA Ratio in the Alternative Carriers Industry (ORBC, IRDM, CCOI, LVLT, PGI)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Alternative Carriers industry with the highest debt to EBITDA ratios. This ratio indicates how many years of EBITDA would be necessary in order to pay back all the debt (assuming Debt and EBITDA are constant). Typically, this ratio is considered to be alarming when it is greater than 3.0 but this can vary and should be looked at within the context of the industry.

ORBCOMM ranks highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 14.1. Following is Iridiummmunications with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 7.0. Cogent Communications ranks third highest with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.8.

Level 3 Communications follows with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.7, and Premiere Global Services rounds out the top five with a a debt to EBITDA ratio of 4.4.

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Ticker(s): ORBC IRDM CCOI LVLT PGI