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Washington, D.C. 20549







Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 9, 2016



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)





(State or other jurisdiction


(IRS Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification No.)

395 W. Passaic Street

Rochelle Park, New Jersey 07662

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (703) 433-6300

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition. 

On March 9, 2016, ORBCOMM Inc. (“ORBCOMM” or the “Company”) released its earnings for the fourth quarter 2015 and is furnishing a copy of the earnings release to the Securities and Exchange Commission under Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The press release is attached herewith as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference. In addition, the Company will discuss its financial results during a webcast and teleconference call Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). To access the webcast and teleconference call, go to the Company’s website at

The information contained in Exhibit 99 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

EBITDA is defined as earnings attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. before interest income (expense), loss on debt extinguishment, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization. ORBCOMM believes EBITDA is useful to its management and investors in evaluating operating performance because it is one of the primary measures used to evaluate the economic productivity of the Company’s operations, including its ability to obtain and maintain its customers, its ability to operate its business effectively, the efficiency of its employees and the profitability associated with their performance. It also helps ORBCOMM’s management and investors to meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of the Company’s operations from period to period on a consistent basis by removing the impact of its financing transactions and the depreciation and amortization impact of capital investments from its operating results. In addition, ORBCOMM management uses EBITDA in presentations to its board of directors to enable it to have the same measurement of operating performance used by management and for planning purposes, including the preparation of the annual operating budget. The Company also believes that EBITDA, adjusted for Stock-based compensation expense, noncontrolling interests, impairment loss, non-capitalized satellite launch and in-orbit insurance, insurance recovery, and acquisition-related and integration costs is useful to investors to evaluate the Company’s core operating results and financial performance and its capacity to fund capital expenditures, because it excludes items that are significant non-cash or non-recurring expenses reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Adjusted EBITDA Margin equals Adjusted EBITDA divided by Total Revenues. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin are not performance measures calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP. While ORBCOMM considers EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin to be important measures of operating performance, they should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, Net Income or other measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different than EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin measures presented by other companies.

Net Income (Loss) – Ex-Items attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders is defined as Net Income (Loss) attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders, excluding Impairment Loss-satellite network, and Acquisition-related and integration costs.  Basic EPS – Ex-Items is defined as Basic EPS excluding Impairment Loss-satellite network, and Acquisition-related and integration costs.  Net Income (Loss) – Ex-Items attributable to ORBCOMM Inc. Common Stockholders and Basic EPS – Ex-Items are non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company.  These non-GAAP financial measures are used as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons.  These non-GAAP measures are presented in this press release as management believes that they will provide investors with a means of evaluating, and an understanding of how management evaluates, the Company’s performance and results on a comparable basis that is not otherwise apparent on a GAAP basis, since many non-recurring, infrequent or non-cash items that management believes are not indicative of the core performance of the business may not be excluded when preparing financial measures under GAAP.  These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as substitutes for, or superior to financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, or may be different from similarly titled measures reported by other companies. 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Press Release of the Company dated March 9, 2016.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.








/s/ Robert G. Costantini



Robert G. Costantini



Executive Vice President and Chief



Financial Officer



Date: March 9, 2016








Exhibit Number


Description of Exhibit






Press Release of the Company dated March 9, 2016.