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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.10
DISH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
83% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. DISH: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
DISH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.1
0.01
0.77
Equity to Asset 0.10
DISH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
89% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.41 vs. DISH: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
DISH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.47  Med: -0.08 Max: 0.29
Current: 0.1
-0.47
0.29
Interest Coverage 2.98
DISH's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
80% of the 253 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 13.03 vs. DISH: 2.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
DISH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.57  Med: 2.82 Max: 5.56
Current: 2.98
0.57
5.56
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.26
M-Score: -2.73
WACC vs ROIC
7.30%
19.38%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.60
DISH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.26 vs. DISH: 12.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -54.9  Med: 9.76 Max: 20.84
Current: 12.6
-54.9
20.84
Net-margin (%) 7.58
DISH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 452 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.47 vs. DISH: 7.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.52  Med: 5.02 Max: 17.93
Current: 7.58
-65.52
17.93
ROE (%) 66.65
DISH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 429 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.78 vs. DISH: 66.65 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -375.01  Med: 63.19 Max: 359.51
Current: 66.65
-375.01
359.51
ROA (%) 5.21
DISH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 459 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.37 vs. DISH: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -27.79  Med: 4.32 Max: 22.54
Current: 5.21
-27.79
22.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 36.45
DISH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
74% of the 456 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.51 vs. DISH: 36.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -52.77  Med: 40.63 Max: 92.73
Current: 36.45
-52.77
92.73
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.20
DISH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 384 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. DISH: 0.20 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0.2  Med: 20.30 Max: 83.8
Current: 0.2
0.2
83.8
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -10.50
DISH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 322 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.70 vs. DISH: -10.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.5  Med: 12.20 Max: 192.8
Current: -10.5
-10.5
192.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) -15.60
DISH's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
71% of the 295 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. DISH: -15.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -18.1  Med: 10.65 Max: 154.1
Current: -15.6
-18.1
154.1
» DISH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2014

DISH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Stanley Druckenmiller 414,500 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,155,479 sh (+872.53%)
Louis Moore Bacon 16,955 sh (+6.45%)
Leon Cooperman 3,183,179 sh (+2.07%)
Steven Cohen 334,400 sh (unchged)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (unchged)
Chris Davis Sold Out
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,048,834 sh (-3.67%)
Mario Gabelli 3,273,620 sh (-3.91%)
Dodge & Cox 10,964,269 sh (-27.49%)
George Soros 1,690,664 sh (-32.18%)
Caxton Associates 600,000 sh (-40.00%)
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Q3 2014

DISH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (+66.67%)
Louis Moore Bacon 18,363 sh (+8.30%)
Dodge & Cox 11,689,719 sh (+6.62%)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,248,060 sh (-0.78%)
Murray Stahl 3,021,134 sh (-0.91%)
George Soros 1,590,664 sh (-5.91%)
Leon Cooperman 2,971,579 sh (-6.65%)
Jim Simons 680,579 sh (-41.10%)
Steven Cohen 121,000 sh (-63.82%)
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Q4 2014

DISH Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 9,801 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 211,200 sh (+74.55%)
Louis Moore Bacon 28,686 sh (+56.22%)
Dodge & Cox 11,501,480 sh (-1.61%)
Mario Gabelli 3,135,497 sh (-3.47%)
Murray Stahl 2,870,312 sh (-4.99%)
George Soros 1,226,840 sh (-22.87%)
Leon Cooperman 2,215,043 sh (-25.46%)
Jim Simons 334,479 sh (-50.85%)
Caxton Associates 229,254 sh (-77.07%)
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Q1 2015

DISH Guru Trades in Q1 2015

John Burbank 5,328 sh (New)
Jim Simons 792,979 sh (+137.08%)
Caxton Associates 360,000 sh (+57.03%)
Dodge & Cox 11,541,130 sh (+0.34%)
George Soros 1,226,840 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,093,570 sh (-1.34%)
Leon Cooperman 2,164,515 sh (-2.28%)
Murray Stahl 2,656,633 sh (-7.44%)
Louis Moore Bacon 25,843 sh (-9.91%)
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Guru Investment Theses on DISH Network Corp

Gabelli Asset Management Comments on DISH Network Corp - May 13, 2014

DISH Network Corp. (1.2%) (DISH)(DISH - $62.21 - NASDAQ) is the third largest pay television provider in the U.S., with approximately 14 million subscribers. As a satellite operator unburdened by local franchising requirements and wired plants, DISH can market and deliver video extremely efficiently across the entire country. As founder of the company, Charlie Ergen owns approximately 53% of the company's shares and lends his strategic vision to its benefit. DISH has accumulated a significant spectrum position at attractive prices and unsuccessfully attempted to enter the mobility market via the acquisition of Sprint. Among the many options available to DISH from here are: acquisition or partnership with another wireless operator, merger with DIRECTV (2.4%), or sale to a larger entity such as AT&T Inc.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s Value 25 Fund first quarter 2014 shareholder commentary.

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Ratios

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industry
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P/E(ttm) 27.17
DISH's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
63% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.20 vs. DISH: 27.17 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
DISH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 17.79 Max: 81.5
Current: 27.17
4.41
81.5
Forward P/E 35.09
DISH's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
83% of the 188 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.04 vs. DISH: 35.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 27.00
DISH's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
61% of the 298 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.90 vs. DISH: 27.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
DISH' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 4.41  Med: 17.87 Max: 78.69
Current: 27
4.41
78.69
P/B 13.24
DISH's P/B is ranked lower than
94% of the 419 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.37 vs. DISH: 13.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
DISH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 13.05  Med: 32.11 Max: 474
Current: 13.24
13.05
474
P/S 2.06
DISH's P/S is ranked lower than
61% of the 444 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.44 vs. DISH: 2.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
DISH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36  Med: 1.38 Max: 2.53
Current: 2.06
0.36
2.53
PFCF 364.28
DISH's PFCF is ranked lower than
99% of the 230 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. DISH: 364.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
DISH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.1  Med: 17.47 Max: 1008.17
Current: 364.28
6.1
1008.17
POCF 11.62
DISH's POCF is ranked lower than
67% of the 318 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.14 vs. DISH: 11.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
DISH' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 1.63  Med: 6.58 Max: 20.77
Current: 11.62
1.63
20.77
EV-to-EBIT 20.86
DISH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 330 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.87 vs. DISH: 20.86 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
DISH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8  Med: 14.60 Max: 35.9
Current: 20.86
3.8
35.9
PEG 30.00
DISH's PEG is ranked lower than
91% of the 137 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. DISH: 30.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
DISH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 1.42 Max: 218.58
Current: 30
0.1
218.58
Shiller P/E 30.55
DISH's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
74% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 18.82 vs. DISH: 30.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
DISH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.36  Med: 19.33 Max: 409.31
Current: 30.55
5.36
409.31
Current Ratio 2.26
DISH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
80% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.17 vs. DISH: 2.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
DISH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66  Med: 1.54 Max: 6.89
Current: 2.26
0.66
6.89
Quick Ratio 2.18
DISH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
81% of the 442 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.07 vs. DISH: 2.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
DISH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56  Med: 1.40 Max: 6.06
Current: 2.18
0.56
6.06
Days Inventory 16.95
DISH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
53% of the 346 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.66 vs. DISH: 16.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
DISH' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 12.24  Med: 18.67 Max: 228
Current: 16.95
12.24
228
Days Sales Outstanding 21.93
DISH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
83% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 47.77 vs. DISH: 21.93 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
DISH' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 20.65  Med: 24.82 Max: 60.5
Current: 21.93
20.65
60.5

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 13.26
DISH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
89% of the 301 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. DISH: 13.26 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.4  Med: 25.04 Max: 455
Current: 13.26
3.4
455
Price/Projected FCF 2.87
DISH's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
76% of the 193 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.36 vs. DISH: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 0.77  Med: 1.67 Max: 47.82
Current: 2.87
0.77
47.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.49
DISH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
76% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. DISH: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.31  Med: 1.22 Max: 12.3
Current: 1.49
0.31
12.3
Price/Graham Number 4.01
DISH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
81% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.58 vs. DISH: 4.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 4.28  Med: 10.11 Max: 22.2
Current: 4.01
4.28
22.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 4.78
DISH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
52% of the 447 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. DISH: 4.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 2.8  Med: 6.90 Max: 26.3
Current: 4.78
2.8
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -0.35
DISH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 238 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9.72 vs. DISH: -0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
DISH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range
Min: -1.1  Med: 14.10 Max: 95.4
Current: -0.35
-1.1
95.4

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
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DISH Network Corp was organized in 1995 under the laws of the State of Nevada and started offering the DISH pay-TV service in March 1996. The Company offers local and national programming, featuring more national and local high definition (HD) channels than pay-TV providers. The Company has deployed substantial resources to develop the "DISH Network DBS System." The DISH Network DBS System consists of its licensed Federal Communications Commission authorized DBS and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, in-home service and call center operations and certain other assets utilized in its operations. DISH Network provides programming which includes more than 280 basic video channels, 70 Sirius Satellite Radio music channels, 30 premium movie channels, 35 regional and specialty sports channels, 3100 standard definition and high definition local channels, 300 Latino and international channels, and 70 channels of pay-per-view content. Although the Company distributes over 3,200 local channels, a subscriber typically may only receive the local channels available in the subscriber's home market. The principal digital broadcast operations centers the Company uses are EchoStar's facilities located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Gilbert, Arizona. DISH Network also uses eight regional digital broadcast operations centers owned and operated by EchoStar. The Company's DISH Network programming is currently delivered to customers using satellites that operate in the "Ku" band portion of the microwave radio spectrum. The Company's conditional access system secures its programming content using encryption so that only paying customers can access its programming. The Company uses microchips embedded in credit card-sized access cards, called "smart cards" or security chips in its receiver systems to control access to authorized programming content. DISH Network faces substantial competition from established pay-TV providers and increasing competition from companies providing/facilitating the delivery of video content via the Internet, among other things, to computers, televisions, and mobile devices.
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