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. 

HQWaterloo, CA
Size (employees)3,288 (est)-18%
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 J. Wiese

Carl J. Wiese

President, Global Sales
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BlackBerry Office Locations

BlackBerry has offices in Waterloo, Mississauga, Ottawa, Burnaby 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 Revenue

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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 (20-Sep-2018)

5.6 b

Closing stock price (20-Sep-2018)


Cash (28-Feb-2018)

816 m


5.5 b
BlackBerry's current market capitalization is $5.6 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


19.5 x


7.9 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
EncriptionFebruary 24, 2016
Good TechnologySeptember 04, 2015$425 m
AtHocJuly 22, 2015$250 m
WatchDoxApril 21, 2015
MovirtuSeptember 11, 2014
SecusmartJuly 29, 2014
ParatekMarch 09, 2012
NewBayOctober 07, 2011$100 m
LiveProfileOctober 01, 2011
JayCutJuly 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

BlackBerry revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 29.8% from Europe, Middle East and Africa, 57.9% from North America, 10.6% from Asia Pacific and 1.6% from Other

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BlackBerry Online and Social Media Presence

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BlackBerry News and Updates

BlackBerry Again Recognized as a Leader in the 2018 IDC MarketScape EMM Report

WATERLOO, Ontario, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it has been positioned by IDC, as a 'Leader' within the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software 2018 Vendor Assessmenti, which provides an in-depth analysis...

BlackBerry KEY2 Lite may be unveiled at IFA 2018

A budget version of the newly-launched BlackBerry KEY2, which is likely to be named BlackBerry KEY2 Lite or KEY2 LE, may be launched at the upcoming IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

TCL invitation hints at possible BlackBerry Key2 LE launch

Later this month, Berlin will be home to the IFA consumer technology event, where it’s expected we’ll see a new BlackBerry phone. Adding fuel to the speculation, TCL Communications, which licenses the BlackBerry Brand, just emailed the following save-the-date to reporters. Just got a save the date f…

BlackBerry launches 2 keyboard-less phones with huge batteries in India

BlackBerry unveiled its Key2 Android-based handset just two months ago, and the brand is already set to launch a couple more devices through Optiemus, its hardware partner in India. The new Evolve and Evolve X don’t have physical keyboards like the iconic models that made BlackBerry a household name…

Optiemus eyes 10-12 pc share of Rs 25-45K mkt with BlackBerry smartphone in India

Optiemus Infracom, which makes BlackBerry phones for the Indian market, expects the brand to capture 10-12 per cent market share of the Rs 25,000-45,000 smartphone segment by the end of this year. Optiemus is lining up new devices across various price points for Blackberry as the brand looks to rega…

BlackBerry Evolve X, Evolve with 18:9 screen announced: Know price, specs

Both the Evolve and Evolve X feature a touch screen design with 5.99-inch 18:9 aspect ratio fullHD+ screen on the front and soft textured design on the back
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BlackBerry Company Life and Culture

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