BlackBerry Limited is a company specializing in enterprise software and the Internet of things. Originally known as Research In Motion (RIM), the Company is best known to the general public as the former developer of the BlackBerry brand of smartphones, and tablets, it transitioned to an enterprise software and services company. BlackBerry products are used worldwide by various businesses, car makers, and government agencies, and include the AtHoc crisis communications platform, the QNX real-time operating system, and BlackBerry UEM, an endpoint management platform. 

Waterloo, CA
Size (employees)
4,044 (est)
BlackBerry was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Waterloo, CA
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Key People/Management at BlackBerry

John Chen

John Chen

Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Steve Capelli

Steve Capelli

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer
Sandeep Chennakeshu

Sandeep Chennakeshu

President, BlackBerry Technology Solutions
Billy Ho

Billy Ho

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Products and Value Added Solutions
Nita White-Ivy

Nita White-Ivy

Executive Vice President, Human Resources
Carl Wiese

Carl Wiese

President, Global Sales
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BlackBerry Office Locations

BlackBerry has offices in Dubai, Noida, Mumbai, Gurugram and in 44 other locations
Waterloo, CA (HQ)
BlackBerry 2 295 Phillip St
Bedford, CA
50 Innovation Dr
Burnaby, CA
8301 Eastlake Dr
Mississauga, CA
4584-4598 Eastgate Pkwy
Ottawa, CA
1001 Farrar Rd
Toronto, CA
40 Eglinton Ave E
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BlackBerry Financials and Metrics

BlackBerry Financials

BlackBerry's revenue was reported to be $932 m in FY, 2018 which is a 28.8% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2018)

932 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2017 - FY, 2018), %


Gross profit (FY, 2018)

670 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %


Net income (FY, 2018)

405 m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

283 m

Market capitalization (14-Jun-2018)

6.6 b

Closing share price (14-Jun-2018)


Cash (28-Feb-2018)

816 m


6.5 b
BlackBerry's current market capitalization is $6.6 b.
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018


3.3 b2.2 b1.3 b932 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.7 b1.2 b692 m262 m

Gross profit

1.6 b941 m617 m670 m
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018


658 m490 m548 m400 m334 m289 m400 m238 m226 m

Cost of goods sold

348 m305 m312 m246 m236 m96 m246 m63 m58 m

Gross profit

310 m185 m236 m154 m98 m193 m154 m175 m168 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018


1.2 b957 m734 m816 m

Accounts Receivable

503 m338 m181 m151 m


122 m143 m26 m3 m

Current Assets

4.2 b3 b1.7 b2.5 b
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018


1.2 b1.4 b1.1 b1.2 b1.7 b830 m933 m586 m529 m

Accounts Receivable

470 m330 m380 m265 m222 m199 m152 m155 m164 m


133 m142 m144 m127 m41 m44 m11 m8 m3 m

Current Assets

3.9 b3.8 b3 b2.8 b2.6 b1.7 b2.5 b2.6 b2.7 b
USDFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

(304 m)(208 m)(1.2 b)405 m

Depreciation and Amortization

694 m616 m239 m177 m


123 m(21 m)117 m23 m

Accounts Payable

(240 m)14 m(167 m)(82 m)
USDQ1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Net Income

68 m119 m30 m(670 m)(1 b)(1.2 b)671 m690 m415 m

Depreciation and Amortization

164 m327 m489 m72 m129 m182 m51 m96 m138 m


(11 m)(20 m)(22 m)16 m102 m99 m15 m18 m23 m

Accounts Payable

(86 m)(40 m)13 m8 m(42 m)(171 m)(55 m)(43 m)(65 m)
USDY, 2018


23.1 x


9.3 x


230.5 k


0.3 x


0.2 x

Financial Leverage

1.5 x
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BlackBerry Operating Metrics

BlackBerry's Orders was reported to be 3 k in Q3, 2018.
Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Y, 2017Q1, 2018Jun, 2017Q2, 2018Q3, 2018


3.30 k3 k3 k3 k12.80 k3.30 k3 k

Channel Partners

1.50 k

Things Connected

6.40 m

Vehicles Covered

60 m
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BlackBerry Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Encription February 24, 2016
Good Technology September 04, 2015$425 m
AtHoc July 22, 2015$250 m
WatchDox April 21, 2015
Movirtu September 11, 2014
Secusmart July 29, 2014
Paratek March 09, 2012
NewBay October 07, 2011$100 m
LiveProfile October 01, 2011
JayCut July 23, 2011
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BlackBerry Revenue Breakdown

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BlackBerry revenue breakdown by business segment: 23.8% from SAF and 76.2% from Software & Services

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BlackBerry Online and Social Media Presence

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BlackBerry News and Updates

Here's your first look at the latest BlackBerry smartphone, the BlackBerry Key2

The latest BlackBerry phone has arrived — and it has a physical keyboard.  TCL, the Chinese electronics company that manufactures BlackBerry phones, on Thursday announced a new premium smartphone called the BlackBerry Key2, which features a dual camera, a nearly edge-to-edge display, and, of course,…

Three things TCL needs to do in order to make the BlackBerry Key2 a success

I can’t think of a single BlackBerry device that’s been as warmly received by the tech press in the past ten years as the Key2. TCL formally announced the new keyboard-clad phone yesterday, and this is what the media had to say: “The improved keyboard, better build quality, upgraded camera and overa…

Hands-on: The BlackBerry Key2 has me unreasonably excited for a physical keyboard

After weeks of teasers and leaks, TCL’s Blackberry Key2 is finally official. If you have dearly missed a physical keyboard this is obviously the phone for you. But even if you’ve never cared about a clicky keys, the Key2 is compelling in just how different it is from the competition. It’s unique com…

TCL launches the BlackBerry Key2 for $649

Depending on how you feel about the physical keyboard, you’ve been looking forward to this day for a while: TCL just officially announced the BlackBerry Key2. The Key2 is the follow-up to last year’s KeyOne. Like its predecessor, the Key2 is a conventional-looking BlackBerry phone. That’s to say it’…

TCL announces BlackBerry Key2 with dual cameras, Firefox Focus, and Speed Key

Chinese electronics company TCL today announced the BlackBerry Key2, priced at $649 USD, $829 CAD, €649, and £579. The Key2 is the first BlackBerry smartphone to include a dual-rear camera and a new feature called Speed Key, a customizable shortcut key for accessing apps, contacts, and functions at …
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