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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 : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.11
DTV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 796 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DTV: 0.11 )
DTV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.07   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.11

Equity to Asset -0.30
DTV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 788 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. DTV: -0.30 )
DTV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.3   Max: 0.67
Current: -0.3

-0.3
0.67
Interest Coverage 6.13
DTV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 559 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.26 vs. DTV: 6.13 )
DTV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.48   Max: 99.77
Current: 6.13

0.48
99.77
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.13
M-Score: -3.33
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 : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.22
DTV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.85 vs. DTV: 16.22 )
DTV' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -18.66   Max: 17.1
Current: 16.22

-18.66
17.1
Net-margin (%) 9.00
DTV's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 781 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.98 vs. DTV: 9.00 )
DTV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.16   Max: 16.58
Current: 9

-17.16
16.58
ROA (%) 13.05
DTV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 785 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. DTV: 13.05 )
DTV' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -13.61   Max: 14.35
Current: 13.05

-13.61
14.35
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 56.49
DTV's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.49 vs. DTV: 56.49 )
DTV' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -78.63   Max: 62.23
Current: 56.49

-78.63
62.23
Revenue Growth (%) 28.30
DTV's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 676 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.30 vs. DTV: 28.30 )
DTV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -43   Max: 98.6
Current: 28.3

-43
98.6
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.90
DTV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 607 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. DTV: 25.90 )
DTV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.8   Max: 147.7
Current: 25.9

-35.8
147.7
EPS Growth (%) 27.70
DTV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 540 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. DTV: 27.70 )
DTV' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -30   Max: 83.5
Current: 27.7

-30
83.5
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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

DTV Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Seth Klarman 207,300 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 145,000 sh (+1547.54%)
Lou Simpson 2,865,413 sh (+64.93%)
Chuck Akre 1,600,000 sh (+60%)
Wallace Weitz 2,224,800 sh (+57.14%)
Jeff Auxier 27,423 sh (+56.01%)
Bill Nygren 3,599,000 sh (+50.02%)
Jeremy Grantham 34,800 sh (+18.37%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,745,527 sh (+16.38%)
Joel Greenblatt 28,836 sh (+12.76%)
Mason Hawkins 28,866,656 sh (+11.91%)
Warren Buffett 37,275,400 sh (+9.51%)
Scott Black 212,715 sh (+8.68%)
Mario Gabelli 4,936,239 sh (+2.29%)
Ruane Cunniff 34,264 sh (unchged)
George Soros 473,453 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
John Hussman Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
PRIMECAP Management 19,432,290 sh (-9.51%)
Jim Simons 2,747,392 sh (-33.97%)
Paul Tudor Jones 4,300 sh (-50%)
Steven Cohen 46,569 sh (-84.9%)
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Q2 2013

DTV Guru Trades in Q2 2013

John Rogers 43,285 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 100,400 sh (New)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,682,209 sh (New)
RS Investment Management 948,600 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 120,700 sh (+159.19%)
Paul Tudor Jones 11,100 sh (+158.14%)
Chuck Akre 3,260,000 sh (+103.75%)
Joel Greenblatt 52,961 sh (+83.66%)
Jim Simons 3,218,992 sh (+17.17%)
Scott Black 215,718 sh (+1.41%)
Bill Nygren 3,639,000 sh (+1.11%)
Jeff Auxier 27,473 sh (+0.18%)
Wallace Weitz 2,225,900 sh (+0.05%)
Lou Simpson 2,866,880 sh (+0.05%)
Warren Buffett 37,275,400 sh (unchged)
George Soros 473,453 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 34,264 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
Caxton Associates Sold Out
Seth Klarman Sold Out
Mario Gabelli 4,797,713 sh (-2.81%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,343,098 sh (-5.2%)
Mason Hawkins 24,421,732 sh (-15.4%)
Jeremy Grantham 27,800 sh (-20.11%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,966,390 sh (-22.98%)
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Q3 2013

DTV Guru Trades in Q3 2013

John Burbank 1,601,027 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 1,225,422 sh (+915.26%)
John Rogers 81,420 sh (+88.1%)
Joel Greenblatt 59,730 sh (+12.78%)
George Soros 503,453 sh (+6.34%)
RS Investment Management 1,001,249 sh (+5.55%)
Lou Simpson 2,933,221 sh (+2.31%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 101,225 sh (+0.82%)
Ruane Cunniff 34,324 sh (+0.18%)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 27,473 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,639,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Jim Simons 3,202,392 sh (-0.52%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,273,003 sh (-0.95%)
Mario Gabelli 4,721,449 sh (-1.59%)
Warren Buffett 36,514,700 sh (-2.04%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,310,390 sh (-4.38%)
Scott Black 205,788 sh (-4.6%)
Mason Hawkins 23,131,868 sh (-5.28%)
Jeremy Grantham 26,140 sh (-5.97%)
Wallace Weitz 1,980,620 sh (-11.02%)
Chuck Akre 1,700,000 sh (-47.85%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 361,678 sh (-78.5%)
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Q4 2013

DTV Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 8,900 sh (New)
David Dreman 3,337 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 131,013 sh (+119.34%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 718,758 sh (+98.73%)
John Rogers 121,835 sh (+49.64%)
Bill Nygren 3,739,000 sh (+2.75%)
Wallace Weitz 2,033,920 sh (+2.69%)
RS Investment Management 1,027,552 sh (+2.63%)
Ruane Cunniff 35,149 sh (+2.4%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 7,330,278 sh (+0.79%)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 101,740 sh (+0.51%)
George Soros 503,453 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 27,473 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett 36,514,700 sh (unchged)
PRIMECAP Management 14,219,990 sh (-0.63%)
Scott Black 201,858 sh (-1.91%)
Mario Gabelli 4,537,737 sh (-3.89%)
Mason Hawkins 21,710,357 sh (-6.15%)
Jeremy Grantham 24,288 sh (-7.08%)
Jim Simons 2,004,400 sh (-37.41%)
Lou Simpson 1,664,476 sh (-43.25%)
John Burbank 870,095 sh (-45.65%)
Chuck Akre 500,000 sh (-70.59%)
Steven Cohen 63,348 sh (-94.83%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DTV

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.25%4.07%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%1664476
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.59%3.04%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%500000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -45.65%1.42%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%870095
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Reduce -6.15%0.42%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%21710357
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 2.69%0.12%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%2033920
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 119.34%0.12%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%131013
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 98.73%0.07%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%718758
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 74.9317%3337
Chuck Akre 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.85%4.35%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%1700000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy3.1%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%1601027
Wallace Weitz 2013-09-30 Reduce -11.02%0.62%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%1980620
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -5.28%0.39%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%23131868
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -78.5%0.25%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%361678
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 2.31%0.21%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 74.9322%2933221
Chuck Akre 2013-06-30 Add 103.75%4.63%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%3260000
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2013-06-30 New Buy1.3%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%100400
Mason Hawkins 2013-06-30 Reduce -15.4%1.12%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%24421732
Seth Klarman 2013-06-30 Sold Out 0.38%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%0
PRIMECAP Management 2013-06-30 Reduce -22.98%0.37%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%14966390
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 New Buy0.32%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%1682209
Joel Greenblatt 2013-06-30 Add 83.66%0.06%$53.95 - $65.21 $ 74.9325%52961
Lou Simpson 2013-03-31 Add 64.93%4.02%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%2865413
Chuck Akre 2013-03-31 Add 60%1.91%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%1600000
Wallace Weitz 2013-03-31 Add 57.14%1.85%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%2224800
Mason Hawkins 2013-03-31 Add 11.91%0.78%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%28866656
Seth Klarman 2013-03-31 New Buy0.38%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%207300
John Hussman 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.33%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%0
Warren Buffett 2013-03-31 Add 9.51%0.22%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%37275400
Scott Black 2013-03-31 Add 8.68%0.12%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%212715
Ray Dalio 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.1%$47.77 - $57.24 $ 74.9344%0
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Guru Investment Theses on Directv

Mario Gabelli Comments on DIRECTV - Jan 06, 2014

DIRECTV (1.4%) (DTV - $59.75 - NASDAQ)(DTV) is the largest pay television provider in the world, with nearly twenty million subscribers in the United States and eight million subscribers throughout Latin America. Originally part of General Motors, DTV used its technological advantage, focus on high income customers, recognition of the necessity for superior customer service, and clever (Sunday Ticket) participation in exclusive sports programming to cement its position in the U.S. The company used essentially the same strategy in Latin America, where it is benefiting from the growth of the middle class in countries such as Brazil and Colombia. Atop a superior operating business, DTV has layered a capital structure that maximizes equity returns. The company has used modest leverage to repurchase stock, in the process cutting its shares outstanding by more than half over the last six years.

 

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2013 commentary.

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Mason Hawkins's Longleaf Partners Comments on DIRECTV - Oct 25, 2013

The Fund had only three detractors in the quarter: Mosaic, Abbott Labs, and DIRECTV (DTV), with only Mosaic negatively impacting YTD results. We bought and exited Mosaic during the third quarter. Our case changed quickly with the potash industry drama that caused prices to drop. Abbott was down 4% in the quarter following FX headwinds, concerns over tougher rules for device approval in Europe, and issues at a dairy supplier leading to a meaningful product recall in the baby formula division in China. DIRECTV slipped 3% on increased subscriber churn amidst a challenged Brazilian economy. DIRECTV Latin America remains well positioned to benefit from rising pay-TV penetration in the region, and the mature U.S. business continues to generate higher ARPU (average revenue per user).

From Mason Hawkins' Longleaf Partners Fund third quarter 2013 commentary.


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Mason Hawkins Comments on DirecTV - Aug 12, 2013

Three holdings have been among the largest positive contributors for both the quarter and the first half. DIRECTV (DTV) advanced 9% over the last three months and has risen 23% YTD. We have owned DTV for over eight years as its value has grown along with its price. CEO Mike White is one of our "all-star" partners. He and his team have grown ARPU (average revenue per user) for the company's 20 million U.S. satellite subscribers even as the industry has matured. Management has also made high-return investments in Latin America where subscribers have grown rapidly, making this geographic segment almost half of our DTV appraisal. Management consistently has returned capital to owners through repurchasing undervalued shares, including $1.4 billion in the second quarter.

From Mason Hawkin's semi-annual report 2013.
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Wallace Weitz Comments on DirecTV - Jul 15, 2013

DIRECTV (DTV--$62)(DTV) DTV continues to grow profits in a stable U.S. market and to add subscribers rapidly in Latin America. The economics of the business are very good (subscriptions, growing free cash flow per share) and management’s capital allocation is excellent (careful with acquisitions, substantial share buybacks).

From Wallace Weitz’s second quarter 2013 letter to shareholders.


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Wallace Weitz Comments on Directv - Apr 11, 2013

In one case, our stock went up because of what it didn’t do. DIRECTV (DTV) was seriously considering the purchase of Vivendi’s Brazilian telecom assets. This would have been a very large acquisition and investors feared that it might cause DTV to curtail its stock repurchase program. When DTV pulled out of the bidding, relieved investors bid the stock up over 10%.

From Wallace Weitz's first quarter letter to shareholders.

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DIRECTV (1.4%) (DTV - $59.75 - NASDAQ)(DTV) is the largest pay television provider in the world, with nearly twenty million subscribers in the United States and eight million subscribers throughout Latin America. Originally part of General Motors, DTV used its technological advantage, focus on high income customers, recognition of the necessity for superior customer service, and clever (Sunday Ticket) participation in exclusive sports programming to cement its position in the U.S. The company used essentially the same strategy in Latin America, where it is benefiting from the growth of the middle class in countries such as Brazil and Colombia. Atop a superior operating business, DTV has layered a capital structure that maximizes equity returns. The company has used modest leverage to repurchase stock, in the process cutting its shares outstanding by more than half over the last six years. Read more...
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The Fund had only three detractors in the quarter: Mosaic, Abbott Labs, and DIRECTV (DTV), with only Mosaic negatively impacting YTD results. We bought and exited Mosaic during the third quarter. Our case changed quickly with the potash industry drama that caused prices to drop. Abbott was down 4% in the quarter following FX headwinds, concerns over tougher rules for device approval in Europe, and issues at a dairy supplier leading to a meaningful product recall in the baby formula division in China. DIRECTV slipped 3% on increased subscriber churn amidst a challenged Brazilian economy. DIRECTV Latin America remains well positioned to benefit from rising pay-TV penetration in the region, and the mature U.S. business continues to generate higher ARPU (average revenue per user). Read more...
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Three holdings have been among the largest positive contributors for both the quarter and the first half. DIRECTV (DTV) advanced 9% over the last three months and has risen 23% YTD. We have owned DTV for over eight years as its value has grown along with its price. CEO Mike White is one of our "all-star" partners. He and his team have grown ARPU (average revenue per user) for the company's 20 million U.S. satellite subscribers even as the industry has matured. Management has also made high-return investments in Latin America where subscribers have grown rapidly, making this geographic segment almost half of our DTV appraisal. Management consistently has returned capital to owners through repurchasing undervalued shares, including $1.4 billion in the second quarter. Read more...
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Wallace Weitz Comments on DirecTV
DIRECTV (DTV--$62)(DTV) DTV continues to grow profits in a stable U.S. market and to add subscribers rapidly in Latin America. The economics of the business are very good (subscriptions, growing free cash flow per share) and management’s capital allocation is excellent (careful with acquisitions, substantial share buybacks). Read more...
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.50
DTV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.50 vs. DTV: 14.50 )
DTV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.26   Max: 8325
Current: 14.5

10.26
8325
P/S 1.30
DTV's P/S is ranked higher than
64% of the 818 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.42 vs. DTV: 1.30 )
DTV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.71
Current: 1.3

0.99
2.71
PFCF 15.90
DTV's PFCF is ranked higher than
68% of the 515 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 16.32 vs. DTV: 15.90 )
DTV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 78.4
Current: 15.9

10.92
78.4
EV-to-EBIT 11.10
DTV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
81% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 14.43 vs. DTV: 11.10 )
DTV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 33.1
Current: 11.1

8.6
33.1
PEG 0.50
DTV's PEG is ranked higher than
91% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. DTV: 0.50 )
DTV' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.35   Max: 0.76
Current: 0.5

0.35
0.76
Shiller P/E 24.10
DTV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
60% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 15.89 vs. DTV: 24.10 )
DTV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.6   Max: 1339
Current: 24.1

18.6
1339

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.50
DTV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
62% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.90 vs. DTV: 1.50 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 551.67
Current: 1.5

1.3
551.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.80
DTV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
85% of the 736 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DTV: 0.80 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 3.27
Current: 0.8

0.43
3.27
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
DTV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.00 vs. DTV: 0.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 3.08
Current: 0.6

0.44
3.08
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 9.00
DTV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
81% of the 712 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. DTV: 9.00 )
DTV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 3   Max: 11.7
Current: 9

3
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 32.94
DTV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 621 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.01 vs. DTV: 32.94 )
DTV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -3.9   Max: 44.9
Current: 32.94

-3.9
44.9

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
Compare:CMCSA, TWC, NPSNY, BSYBY, DISH » details
Traded in other countries:DIG1.Germany
DirecTV was incorporated in Delaware in 2009. The Company is a provider of digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The Company operates two direct-to-home, or DTH, operating segments: DIRECTV U.S. and DIRECTV Latin America, which are differentiated by their geographic location and are engaged in acquiring, promoting, selling and/or distributing digital entertainment programming via satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. DIRECTV U.S. DIRECTV Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries, which it refers to as DIRECTV U.S., is the largest provider of DTH digital television services and the second largest provider in the multi-channel video programming distribution, or MVPD, industry in the United States. DIRECTV Latin America, or DTVLA, is a provider of DTH digital television services throughout Latin America. DTVLA is comprised of: PanAmericana, which provides services in Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico and certain other countries in the region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, DIRECTV Latin America, LLC, or DLA LLC; its 74% owned subsidiary, Sky Brasil Servicos Ltda., which it refers to as Sky Brazil; and its 41% equity method investment in Innova, S. de R.L. de C.V., or Sky Mexico. DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC and its subsidiaries, or DSN, is comprised primarily of three regional sports television networks based in Seattle, Washington, Denver, Colorado and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, currently known as FSN Northwest, FSN Rocky Mountain and FSN Pittsburgh, respectively. The Company is subject to the requirements of federal, state, local and foreign environmental laws and regulations.

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Gurufocus
ReplyGurufocus - 3 months ago
hi Sergio,

Go to Interactive Chart, and it is under "Valuation & Qaulity" tab.
Sergio fontana
ReplySergio fontana - 3 months ago
hi there,
is there a way to customize the 10 year comparison chart?
for example i would like to see the EV/Ebitda multiple

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