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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

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.71
DISH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
76% of the 802 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DISH: 0.71 )
DISH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.04   Max: 0.71
Current: 0.71

0.04
0.71
Equity to Asset 0.05
DISH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
58% of the 794 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DISH: 0.05 )
DISH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.35   Max: 0.25
Current: 0.05

-0.35
0.25
Interest Coverage 1.81
DISH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
61% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.87 vs. DISH: 1.81 )
DISH' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 5.56
Current: 1.81

0.57
5.56
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.03
M-Score: -2.83
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 (%) 9.70
DISH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.93 vs. DISH: 9.70 )
DISH' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -54.9   Max: 20.84
Current: 9.7

-54.9
20.84
Net-margin (%) 5.81
DISH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 768 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.37 vs. DISH: 5.81 )
DISH' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -65.52   Max: 17.93
Current: 5.81

-65.52
17.93
ROE (%) 82.64
DISH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 743 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.53 vs. DISH: 82.64 )
DISH' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -284.11   Max: 1726.98
Current: 82.64

-284.11
1726.98
ROA (%) 3.96
DISH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 772 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 5.13 vs. DISH: 3.96 )
DISH' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -20.34   Max: 20.44
Current: 3.96

-20.34
20.44
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 32.90
DISH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 764 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.84 vs. DISH: 32.90 )
DISH' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -28.06   Max: 92.37
Current: 32.9

-28.06
92.37
Revenue Growth (%) 2.30
DISH's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 684 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. DISH: 2.30 )
DISH' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 2.3   Max: 83.8
Current: 2.3

2.3
83.8
EBITDA Growth (%) -1.40
DISH's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. DISH: -1.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -14   Max: 192.6
Current: -1.4

-14
192.6
EPS Growth (%) -5.40
DISH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 552 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. DISH: -5.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 357.9
Current: -5.4

-18.1
357.9
» DISH's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DISH Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Caxton Associates 150,000 sh (New)
George Soros 457,025 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 901,650 sh (+31.63%)
Jim Simons 2,655,979 sh (+6.07%)
Murray Stahl 3,480,204 sh (+0.25%)
Mario Gabelli 3,841,308 sh (+0.02%)
Dodge & Cox 11,672,634 sh (-2.85%)
Leon Cooperman 3,199,971 sh (-13.45%)
John Hussman 1,080,000 sh (-36.47%)
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Q2 2013

DISH Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,744,669 sh (New)
Julian Robertson 443,200 sh (New)
Meryl Witmer 8,700,995 sh (New)
Andreas Halvorsen 641,000 sh (New)
Warren Buffett 547,312 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 740,000 sh (+393.33%)
George Soros 1,733,240 sh (+279.24%)
Leon Cooperman 3,620,970 sh (+13.16%)
Murray Stahl 3,492,256 sh (+0.35%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 2,237,000 sh (unchged)
Dodge & Cox 11,544,814 sh (-1.1%)
Mario Gabelli 3,689,747 sh (-3.95%)
Steven Cohen 821,700 sh (-8.87%)
John Hussman 700,000 sh (-35.19%)
Jim Simons 345,871 sh (-86.98%)
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Q3 2013

DISH Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Ray Dalio 29,800 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 10,693 sh (New)
Chris Davis 116,879 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,590,877 sh (+93.61%)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (+35.14%)
Dodge & Cox 15,006,659 sh (+29.99%)
Warren Buffett 547,312 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 2,077,000 sh (unchged)
Andreas Halvorsen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Murray Stahl 3,484,609 sh (-0.22%)
Mario Gabelli 3,680,644 sh (-0.25%)
George Soros 1,692,841 sh (-2.33%)
Leon Cooperman 3,510,970 sh (-3.04%)
Julian Robertson 357,900 sh (-19.25%)
John Hussman 492,000 sh (-29.71%)
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Q4 2013

DISH Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Stanley Druckenmiller 515,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 49,079 sh (New)
George Soros 3,382,240 sh (+99.8%)
Leon Cooperman 3,925,070 sh (+11.79%)
Chris Davis 119,003 sh (+1.82%)
Dodge & Cox 15,174,269 sh (+1.12%)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 2,077,000 sh (unchged)
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 3,590,759 sh (-2.44%)
Murray Stahl 3,311,919 sh (-4.96%)
Louis Moore Bacon 9,429 sh (-11.82%)
John Hussman 225,000 sh (-54.27%)
Steven Cohen 416,790 sh (-73.8%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DISH

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.5%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 99.8%0.85%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%3382240
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.27%0.65%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%225000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Add 11.79%0.34%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%3925070
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 59.7417%0
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Reduce -19.25%0.46%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 59.7433%357900
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.71%0.42%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 59.7433%492000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.23%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 59.7433%0
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Add 29.99%0.18%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 59.7433%15006659
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 59.7433%29800
Julian Robertson 2013-06-30 New Buy2.4%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%443200
George Soros 2013-06-30 Add 279.24%0.59%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%1733240
John Hussman 2013-06-30 Reduce -35.19%0.53%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%700000
Leon Cooperman 2013-06-30 Add 13.16%0.28%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%3620970
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.23%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%1744669
Warren Buffett 2013-06-30 New Buy0.03%$36.24 - $42.52 $ 59.7453%547312
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Reduce -36.47%0.58%$34.19 - $38.02 $ 59.7464%1080000
Leon Cooperman 2013-03-31 Reduce -13.45%0.34%$34.19 - $38.02 $ 59.7464%3199971
George Soros 2013-03-31 New Buy0.2%$34.19 - $38.02 $ 59.7464%457025
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Guru Investment Theses on DISH Network Corp

Horizon Kinetics Comments on Dish Network - Oct 18, 2012

From the third quarter commentary of Murray Stahl's Horizon Kinetics:

Dish Network (“Dish”) (DISH), the satellite TV company, with a stock market value of over $14 billion, is more than 50%-owned by founder Charles Ergen and his family. It trades at 13x so-called consensus earnings estimates for 2013. The company has been engaged in some activities other than satellite TV as well, but these do not as yet contribute to earnings. One of these activities has been the acquisition of broadband radio spectrum. Since 2008, Dish has made at least three significant spectrum-related acquisitions totaling $3.5 billion or more. We are immeasurably less qualified than Charles Ergen to determine the wisdom of this allocation of capital, but do presume that with $7 billion of his own capital at risk in this company, he is making the best decisions he can. One may infer that he believes that wireless spectrum is valuable.
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.00
DISH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. DISH: 34.00 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 89.68
Current: 34

4.41
89.68
P/B 28.00
DISH's P/B is ranked lower than
61% of the 735 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. DISH: 28.00 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 19.55   Max: 474
Current: 28

19.55
474
P/S 1.97
DISH's P/S is ranked higher than
54% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.47 vs. DISH: 1.97 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.15
Current: 1.97

0.36
3.15
PFCF 26.80
DISH's PFCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 527 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.00 vs. DISH: 26.80 )
DISH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 1008.17
Current: 26.8

6.1
1008.17
EV-to-EBIT 23.30
DISH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
51% of the 713 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.19 vs. DISH: 23.30 )
DISH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 36.8
Current: 23.3

3.8
36.8
PEG 15.60
DISH's PEG is ranked lower than
53% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.51 vs. DISH: 15.60 )
DISH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 226.39
Current: 15.6

0.1
226.39
Shiller P/E 28.00
DISH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
55% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.99 vs. DISH: 28.00 )
DISH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.36   Max: 409.31
Current: 28

5.36
409.31

Valuation & Return

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industry
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Price/Tangible Book 28.00
DISH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
75% of the 502 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. DISH: 28.00 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 6.35   Max: 455
Current: 28

6.35
455
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.50
DISH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
56% of the 486 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DISH: 2.50 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.05   Max: 7.83
Current: 2.5

1.05
7.83
Price/Median PS Value 1.40
DISH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 724 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DISH: 1.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 8.34
Current: 1.4

0.32
8.34
Price/Graham Number 6.40
DISH's Price/Graham Number is ranked lower than
64% of the 425 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.85 vs. DISH: 6.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 6.18   Max: 22.2
Current: 6.4

6.18
22.2
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.30
DISH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
57% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DISH: 4.30 )
DISH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.7   Max: 26.2
Current: 4.3

2.7
26.2
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.53
DISH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
78% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. DISH: 3.53 )
DISH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 74
Current: 3.53

-1.9
74

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
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Traded in other countries:EOT.Germany
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. Its subsidiaries operate the DISH Network(r) direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the United States. 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 230 basic video channels, 60 Sirius Satellite Radio music channels, 30 premium movie channels, 35 regional and specialty sports channels, 3200 standard definition and high definition local channels, 275 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. On April 26, 2011, it completed the acquisition the assets of Blockbuster, Inc. It acquired Blockbuster operations in the United States and in certain foreign countries. Blockbuster primarily offers movies and video games for sale and rental through multiple distribution channels such as retail stores, by-mail, digital devices, the blockbuster.com website and the BLOCKBUSTER On Demand service.

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