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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 0.12
DTV's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
63% of the 825 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. DTV: 0.12 )
DTV' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.06   Max: 4.37
Current: 0.12

0.06
4.37
Equity to Asset -0.30
DTV's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
56% of the 829 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.39 vs. DTV: -0.30 )
DTV' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.32   Max: 0.65
Current: -0.3

-0.32
0.65
Interest Coverage 6.13
DTV's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 573 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.57 vs. DTV: 6.13 )
DTV' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.47   Max: 131.43
Current: 6.13

0.47
131.43
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.26
M-Score: -3.31
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 : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 16.22
DTV's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 12.24 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
84% of the 835 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 7.47 vs. DTV: 9.00 )
DTV' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -17.16   Max: 11.16
Current: 9

-17.16
11.16
ROA (%) 13.05
DTV's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 839 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 4.77 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 835 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 20.74 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 731 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.90 vs. DTV: 28.30 )
DTV' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.7   Max: 28.4
Current: 28.3

-32.7
28.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 25.90
DTV's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
93% of the 653 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 3.50 vs. DTV: 25.90 )
DTV' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -57   Max: 70.4
Current: 25.9

-57
70.4
EPS Growth (%) 27.70
DTV's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 622 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.30 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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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

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%)
Mario Cibelli 15,000 sh (unchged)
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%)
Warren Buffett 36,514,700 sh (unchged)
Mario Cibelli 15,000 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 27,473 sh (unchged)
George Soros 503,453 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 86,500 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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Q1 2014

DTV Guru Trades in Q1 2014

James Barrow 326,680 sh (New)
Chuck Royce 2,500 sh (New)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,818 sh (New)
Ronald Muhlenkamp 194,275 sh (+90.95%)
Paul Tudor Jones 12,700 sh (+42.7%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,011,551 sh (+40.74%)
George Soros 583,453 sh (+15.89%)
Mario Cibelli 15,000 sh (unchged)
Ruane Cunniff 35,149 sh (unchged)
Jeff Auxier 27,473 sh (unchged)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren 3,739,000 sh (unchged)
Chuck Akre 500,000 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Mason Hawkins Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Wallace Weitz 2,032,110 sh (-0.09%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,123,090 sh (-0.68%)
Lou Simpson 1,645,514 sh (-1.14%)
David Dreman 3,174 sh (-4.88%)
John Rogers 115,280 sh (-5.38%)
Warren Buffett 34,514,700 sh (-5.48%)
Mario Gabelli 4,135,034 sh (-8.87%)
Scott Black 180,086 sh (-10.79%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,508,879 sh (-11.21%)
Joel Greenblatt 114,421 sh (-12.66%)
Steven Cohen 45,903 sh (-27.54%)
RS Investment Management 735,260 sh (-28.45%)
Jim Simons 1,197,400 sh (-40.26%)
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Q2 2014

DTV Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Pioneer Investments 110,764 sh (New)
Jeremy Grantham 426,600 sh (New)
John Paulson 10,000,000 sh (New)
Caxton Associates 243,500 sh (New)
John Burbank 27,679 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 359,256 sh (+213.98%)
James Barrow 495,000 sh (+51.52%)
Ruane Cunniff 44,114 sh (+25.51%)
Jim Simons 1,468,992 sh (+22.68%)
David Dreman 3,701 sh (+16.6%)
Lou Simpson 1,646,368 sh (+0.05%)
Robert Bruce 86,500 sh (unchged)
Louis Moore Bacon 200,000 sh (unchged)
Bill Nygren Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Mario Cibelli Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
John Rogers Sold Out
Jean-Marie Eveillard Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Chuck Akre Sold Out
Ronald Muhlenkamp 193,638 sh (-0.33%)
Jeff Auxier 27,373 sh (-0.36%)
PRIMECAP Management 14,006,090 sh (-0.83%)
Mario Gabelli 3,970,372 sh (-3.98%)
Louis Moore Bacon 5,157 sh (-11.36%)
RS Investment Management 644,189 sh (-12.39%)
Wallace Weitz 1,681,100 sh (-17.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 10,234 sh (-19.42%)
Warren Buffett 23,467,995 sh (-32.01%)
Scott Black 67,626 sh (-62.45%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with DTV

(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
John Paulson 2014-06-30 New Buy3.7%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%10000000
Chuck Akre 2014-06-30 Sold Out 1.2%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%0
Scott Black 2014-06-30 Reduce -62.45%0.94%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%67626
Wallace Weitz 2014-06-30 Reduce -17.27%0.86%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%1681100
Warren Buffett 2014-06-30 Reduce -32.01%0.8%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%23467995
Mario Cibelli 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.52%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%0
George Soros 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.44%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%0
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Add 213.98%0.26%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%359256
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-06-30 Sold Out 0.2%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%0
John Burbank 2014-06-30 New Buy0.04%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%27679
James Barrow 2014-06-30 Add 51.52%0.02%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%495000
Ruane Cunniff 2014-06-30 Add 25.51%$74 - $88.25 $ 84.984%44114
Mason Hawkins 2014-03-31 Sold Out 7.3%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%0
John Burbank 2014-03-31 Sold Out 2%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%0
Ronald Muhlenkamp 2014-03-31 Add 90.95%1.24%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%194275
Scott Black 2014-03-31 Reduce -10.79%0.16%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%180086
Mario Gabelli 2014-03-31 Reduce -8.87%0.15%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%4135034
Warren Buffett 2014-03-31 Reduce -5.48%0.13%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%34514700
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2014-03-31 Add 40.74%0.06%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%1011551
James Barrow 2014-03-31 New Buy0.04%$68.11 - $79.99 $ 84.9816%326680
Lou Simpson 2013-12-31 Reduce -43.25%4.07%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%1664476
Chuck Akre 2013-12-31 Reduce -70.59%3.04%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%500000
John Burbank 2013-12-31 Reduce -45.65%1.42%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%870095
Mason Hawkins 2013-12-31 Reduce -6.15%0.42%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%21710357
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Add 119.34%0.12%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%131013
Wallace Weitz 2013-12-31 Add 2.69%0.12%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%2033920
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-12-31 Add 98.73%0.07%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%718758
David Dreman 2013-12-31 New Buy0.02%$57.95 - $68.4 $ 84.9833%3337
Chuck Akre 2013-09-30 Reduce -47.85%4.35%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%1700000
John Burbank 2013-09-30 New Buy3.1%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%1601027
Wallace Weitz 2013-09-30 Reduce -11.02%0.62%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%1980620
Mason Hawkins 2013-09-30 Reduce -5.28%0.39%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%23131868
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Reduce -78.5%0.25%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%361678
Lou Simpson 2013-09-30 Add 2.31%0.21%$57.49 - $65.29 $ 84.9838%2933221
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 15.60
DTV's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
84% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 22.70 vs. DTV: 15.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 10.26   Max: 8325
Current: 15.6

10.26
8325
P/S 1.37
DTV's P/S is ranked higher than
65% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.56 vs. DTV: 1.37 )
DTV' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.99   Max: 2.55
Current: 1.37

0.99
2.55
PFCF 15.40
DTV's PFCF is ranked higher than
85% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 35.43 vs. DTV: 15.40 )
DTV' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 10.92   Max: 585
Current: 15.4

10.92
585
EV-to-EBIT 11.60
DTV's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
89% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 17.90 vs. DTV: 11.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 8.6   Max: 2077.8
Current: 11.6

8.6
2077.8
PEG 0.50
DTV's PEG is ranked higher than
97% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 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 24.20
DTV's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
76% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 57.61 vs. DTV: 24.20 )
DTV' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 18.75   Max: 1339
Current: 24.2

18.75
1339
Current Ratio 0.90
DTV's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
69% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.04 vs. DTV: 0.90 )
DTV' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.76   Max: 3.26
Current: 0.9

0.76
3.26
Quick Ratio 0.86
DTV's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
70% of the 587 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. DTV: 0.86 )
DTV' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.91
Current: 0.86

0.68
2.91

Valuation & Return

vs
industry
vs
history
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.60
DTV's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
78% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 2.10 vs. DTV: 1.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 330
Current: 1.6

1.3
330
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
DTV's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. DTV: 0.90 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.38   Max: 27.5
Current: 0.9

0.38
27.5
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.60
DTV's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 901 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. DTV: 0.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 5.63
Current: 0.6

0.44
5.63
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 8.60
DTV's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
80% of the 767 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. DTV: 8.60 )
DTV' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.7
Current: 8.6

0.1
11.7
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 31.86
DTV's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
96% of the 687 Companies
in the Global Pay TV industry.

( Industry Median: 8.40 vs. DTV: 31.86 )
DTV' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -9   Max: 43.8
Current: 31.86

-9
43.8

Business Description

Industry: Communication Services » Pay TV
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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 - 7 months ago
hi Sergio,

Go to Interactive Chart, and it is under "Valuation & Qaulity" tab.
Sergio fontana
ReplySergio fontana - 7 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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