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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 : 6/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.66
DISH's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
77% of the 824 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.37 vs. DISH: 0.66 )
DISH' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.01   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.66

Equity to Asset 0.07
DISH's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
59% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DISH: 0.07 )
DISH' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.47   Max: 0.3
Current: 0.07

-0.47
0.3
Interest Coverage 1.81
DISH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
63% of the 575 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 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: 2.07
M-Score: -2.40
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
78% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.15 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 837 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.43 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 804 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 11.91 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
77% of the 841 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.83 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
86% of the 837 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 21.47 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
78% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 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 652 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.60 vs. DISH: -1.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 192.6
Current: -1.4

-1.9
192.6
EPS Growth (%) -5.40
DISH's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 620 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 vs. DISH: -5.40 )
DISH' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.1   Max: 154.1
Current: -5.4

-18.1
154.1
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Guru Trades

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%)
Louis Moore Bacon 100,000 sh (unchged)
George Soros 2,077,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 547,312 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

Jim Simons 49,079 sh (New)
Stanley Druckenmiller 515,000 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%)
George Soros 2,077,000 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Julian Robertson Sold Out
Ray Dalio 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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Q1 2014

DISH Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Burbank 62,810 sh (New)
Eric Mindich 319,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 118,812 sh (+142.08%)
Louis Moore Bacon 15,927 sh (+68.92%)
Steven Cohen 612,661 sh (+47%)
Chris Davis 123,875 sh (+4.09%)
Caxton Associates 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Stanley Druckenmiller Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 15,122,069 sh (-0.34%)
Murray Stahl 3,164,906 sh (-4.44%)
Mario Gabelli 3,406,999 sh (-5.12%)
Leon Cooperman 3,118,479 sh (-20.55%)
George Soros 2,492,920 sh (-26.29%)
John Hussman 150,000 sh (-33.33%)
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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)
Eric Mindich Sold Out
John Burbank Sold Out
Chris Davis 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%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DISH

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
George Soros 2014-06-30 Reduce -32.18%0.48%$56.23 - $65.64 $ 6610%1690664
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Reduce -27.49%0.26%$56.23 - $65.64 $ 6610%10964269
John Burbank 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.11%$56.23 - $65.64 $ 6610%0
Leon Cooperman 2014-03-31 Reduce -20.55%0.66%$54.1 - $62.42 $ 6614%3118479
George Soros 2014-03-31 Reduce -26.29%0.45%$54.1 - $62.42 $ 6614%2492920
John Hussman 2014-03-31 Reduce -33.33%0.31%$54.1 - $62.42 $ 6614%150000
John Burbank 2014-03-31 New Buy0.11%$54.1 - $62.42 $ 6614%62810
Julian Robertson 2013-12-31 Sold Out 2.5%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%0
George Soros 2013-12-31 Add 99.8%0.85%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%3382240
John Hussman 2013-12-31 Reduce -54.27%0.65%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%225000
Leon Cooperman 2013-12-31 Add 11.79%0.34%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%3925070
Warren Buffett 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.03%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%0
Ray Dalio 2013-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$46.63 - $57.73 $ 6629%0
Julian Robertson 2013-09-30 Reduce -19.25%0.46%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 6647%357900
John Hussman 2013-09-30 Reduce -29.71%0.42%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 6647%492000
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.23%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 6647%0
Dodge & Cox 2013-09-30 Add 29.99%0.18%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 6647%15006659
Ray Dalio 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$41.66 - $48.09 $ 6647%29800
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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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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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Top Ranked Articles about DISH Network Corp

Gabelli Asset Management Comments on DISH Network Corp
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. Read more...

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 30.70
DISH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.90 vs. DISH: 30.70 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 4.41   Max: 89.68
Current: 30.7

4.41
89.68
P/B 21.20
DISH's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.32 vs. DISH: 21.20 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 18.87   Max: 474
Current: 21.2

18.87
474
P/S 2.20
DISH's P/S is ranked higher than
58% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DISH: 2.20 )
DISH' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 3.15
Current: 2.2

0.36
3.15
PFCF 33.70
DISH's PFCF is ranked higher than
72% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 43.60 vs. DISH: 33.70 )
DISH' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.1   Max: 1008.17
Current: 33.7

6.1
1008.17
EV-to-EBIT 18.38
DISH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
80% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.56 vs. DISH: 18.38 )
DISH' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.8   Max: 37.9
Current: 18.38

3.8
37.9
PEG 15.15
DISH's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DISH: 15.15 )
DISH' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 1000.88
Current: 15.15

0.1
1000.88
Shiller P/E 31.70
DISH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
72% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 46.45 vs. DISH: 31.70 )
DISH' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 5.39   Max: 409.31
Current: 31.7

5.39
409.31
Current Ratio 2.09
DISH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.05 vs. DISH: 2.09 )
DISH' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 6.89
Current: 2.09

0.66
6.89
Quick Ratio 1.99
DISH's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
88% of the 626 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. DISH: 1.99 )
DISH' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 6.06
Current: 1.99

0.56
6.06

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.60
DISH's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.11 vs. DISH: 2.60 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 47.82
Current: 2.6

0.77
47.82
Price/Median PS Value 1.60
DISH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 900 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. DISH: 1.60 )
DISH' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 12.45
Current: 1.6

0.32
12.45
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.30
DISH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DISH: 5.30 )
DISH' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.6   Max: 26.3
Current: 5.3

2.6
26.3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 3.48
DISH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
76% of the 694 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.10 vs. DISH: 3.48 )
DISH' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -1.9   Max: 74
Current: 3.48

-1.9
74

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. 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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