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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

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.71
SATS's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
52% of the 651 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.38 vs. SATS: 0.71 )
SATS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.71

Equity to Asset 0.48
SATS's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
55% of the 637 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.57 vs. SATS: 0.48 )
SATS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.97
Current: 0.48

0.26
0.97
Interest Coverage 0.54
SATS's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
64% of the 400 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 161.80 vs. SATS: 0.54 )
SATS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.15   Max: 9.78
Current: 0.54

0.15
9.78
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 1.62
M-Score: -2.87
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 (%) 6.72
SATS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. SATS: 6.72 )
SATS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -29.79   Max: 6.06
Current: 6.72

-29.79
6.06
Net-margin (%) 1.54
SATS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 646 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.89 vs. SATS: 1.54 )
SATS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -43.9   Max: 19.16
Current: 1.54

-43.9
19.16
ROE (%) 1.57
SATS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
61% of the 640 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. SATS: 1.57 )
SATS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -54.99   Max: 14.91
Current: 1.57

-54.99
14.91
ROA (%) 0.75
SATS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.35 vs. SATS: 0.75 )
SATS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -45.33   Max: 11.45
Current: 0.75

-45.33
11.45
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 7.70
SATS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 652 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 10.64 vs. SATS: 7.70 )
SATS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -84.91   Max: 10.09
Current: 7.7

-84.91
10.09
Revenue Growth (%) 9.40
SATS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
78% of the 545 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. SATS: 9.40 )
SATS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -56.9   Max: 17.1
Current: 9.4

-56.9
17.1
EPS Growth (%) -76.80
SATS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked lower than
55% of the 377 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. SATS: -76.80 )
SATS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: -17.3
Current: -76.8

» SATS's 10-Y Financials

Financials


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

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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

SATS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jim Simons 1,324,580 sh (+18.61%)
Mario Gabelli 621,643 sh (+13.07%)
Murray Stahl 1,683,783 sh (+3.21%)
First Pacific Advisors 100,300 sh (+3.08%)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Steven Cohen 45,453 sh (-34.28%)
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Q4 2013

SATS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 9,400 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 29,109 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 79,554 sh (+75.02%)
Jim Simons 1,380,880 sh (+4.25%)
Mario Gabelli 626,693 sh (+0.81%)
First Pacific Advisors 100,300 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,603,048 sh (-4.79%)
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Q1 2014

SATS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 24,004 sh (+155.36%)
Jim Simons 1,634,483 sh (+18.37%)
First Pacific Advisors 100,300 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,501,661 sh (-6.32%)
Mario Gabelli 575,676 sh (-8.14%)
Steven Cohen 25,373 sh (-68.11%)
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Q2 2014

SATS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Joel Greenblatt 6,349 sh (New)
Jim Simons 1,671,680 sh (+2.28%)
Mario Gabelli 582,670 sh (+1.21%)
First Pacific Advisors 100,300 sh (unchged)
Murray Stahl 1,484,034 sh (-1.17%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,263 sh (-65.58%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SATS

(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
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 New Buy$44.8 - $53.59 $ 51.234%6349
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Sold Out 0.03%$46.49 - $51.61 $ 51.235%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 New Buy0.03%$45.32 - $50.73 $ 51.236%29109
George Soros 2012-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$25.92 - $29.9 $ 51.2383%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$25.72 - $29.06 $ 51.2387%104494
Leon Cooperman 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.34%$21.33 - $31.78 $ 51.2396%0
George Soros 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.19%$21.33 - $31.78 $ 51.2396%0
John Griffin 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.04%$21.33 - $31.78 $ 51.2396%0
Leon Cooperman 2011-12-31 New Buy0.34%$20.35 - $26.8 $ 51.23120%640910
John Griffin 2011-12-31 Reduce -81.52%0.22%$20.35 - $26.8 $ 51.23120%106300
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Add 22.22%0.01%$20.35 - $26.8 $ 51.23120%398908
John Griffin 2011-09-30 Reduce -56.68%0.41%$21.36 - $38.36 $ 51.2380%575300
George Soros 2011-09-30 Add 295.21%0.06%$21.36 - $38.36 $ 51.2380%197398
John Griffin 2011-06-30 Reduce -36.16%0.48%$32 - $37.62 $ 51.2349%1328100
George Soros 2011-06-30 Reduce -51.76%0.03%$32 - $37.62 $ 51.2349%49948
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 85.80
SATS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
65% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 53.40 vs. SATS: 85.80 )
SATS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 3.53   Max: 2562.86
Current: 85.8

3.53
2562.86
P/B 1.35
SATS's P/B is ranked higher than
77% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.23 vs. SATS: 1.35 )
SATS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.42   Max: 6.8
Current: 1.35

0.42
6.8
P/S 1.42
SATS's P/S is ranked higher than
68% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.53 vs. SATS: 1.42 )
SATS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 2.46
Current: 1.42

0.56
2.46
PFCF 52.81
SATS's PFCF is ranked higher than
77% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SATS: 52.81 )
SATS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 8.44   Max: 360.83
Current: 52.81

8.44
360.83
EV-to-EBIT 23.87
SATS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 55.76 vs. SATS: 23.87 )
SATS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 6.9   Max: 262
Current: 23.87

6.9
262
PEG 50.24
SATS's PEG is ranked higher than
87% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. SATS: 50.24 )
SATS' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 1091.1
Current: 50.24

0
1091.1
Current Ratio 4.55
SATS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. SATS: 4.55 )
SATS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 22.8
Current: 4.55

0.5
22.8
Quick Ratio 4.43
SATS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
93% of the 648 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. SATS: 4.43 )
SATS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.22   Max: 22.63
Current: 4.43

0.22
22.63

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 1.70
SATS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
76% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.24 vs. SATS: 1.70 )
SATS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.61   Max: 13.52
Current: 1.7

0.61
13.52
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.39
SATS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
84% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 15.48 vs. SATS: 1.39 )
SATS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.04   Max: 1.71
Current: 1.39

1.04
1.71
Price/Median PS Value 1.30
SATS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
62% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 1.16 vs. SATS: 1.30 )
SATS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.57   Max: 2.14
Current: 1.3

0.57
2.14
Price/Graham Number 2.63
SATS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 697 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 3.96 vs. SATS: 2.63 )
SATS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.34   Max: 10.62
Current: 2.63

0.34
10.62
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.20
SATS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
65% of the 574 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. SATS: 4.20 )
SATS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 14.5
Current: 4.2

0.4
14.5
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 1.32
SATS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
72% of the 474 Companies
in the Global Communication Equipment industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. SATS: 1.32 )
SATS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 1.7
Current: 1.32

-9
1.7

Business Description

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EchoStar Corp was organized in October 2007 as a corporation under the laws of the State of Nevada. The Company operates in three segments namely EchoStar Technologies, EchoStar Satellite Services, and Hughes. EchoStar Technologies designs, develops and distributes digital set-top boxes and related products and technology, including its Slingbox "placeshifting" technology, primarily for satellite TV service providers, telecommunication and cable companies and, with respect to Slingboxes, directly to consumers via retail outlets. EchoStar Technologies also provides digital broadcast operations including satellite uplinking/downlinking, transmission services, signal processing, conditional access management and other services primarily to DISH Network. EchoStar Satellite Services uses 10 of its 11 owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related FCC licenses to lease capacity on a full-time and occasional-use basis primarily to DISH Network, and secondarily to Dish Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("Dish Mexico"), U.S. government service providers, state agencies, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, programmers and private enterprise customers. Hughes provides satellite broadband Internet access to North American consumers and broadband network services and systems to the domestic and international enterprise markets. Hughes also provides managed services to large enterprises and networking systems solutions to customers for mobile satellite and wireless backhaul systems. EchoStar Technologies main competitors include Motorola Mobility, Cisco (which owns Scientific Atlanta), Pace and Technicolor. Its EchoStar Satellite Services segment competes against larger, well-established satellite service companies, such as Intelsat, SES S.A. and Telesat. Hughes segment competes with a large number of telecommunications service providers. The Company is subject to comprehensive regulation by the FCC for its domestic satellite and telecommunications operations.
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