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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Intangible Assets

: $662 Mil (As of Sep. 2022)
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Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Viasat's intangible assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 was $662 Mil.


Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Intangible Assets Historical Data

The historical data trend for Viasat's Intangible Assets can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Viasat Annual Data
Trend Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Mar17 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20 Mar21 Mar22
Intangible Assets Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 415.84 411.45 417.51 421.86 710.00

Viasat Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Intangible Assets Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 722.70 714.45 710.00 696.20 662.35

Viasat Intangible Assets Calculation

Intangible assets are defined as identifiable non-monetary assets that cannot be seen, touched or physically measured. Examples of intangible assets include trade secrets, copyrights, patents, trademarks. If a company acquires assets at the prices above the book value, it may carry goodwill on its balance sheet. Goodwill reflects the difference between the price the company paid and the book value of the assets.


Viasat  (NAS:VSAT) Intangible Assets Explanation

If a company (company A) received a patent through their own work, though it has value, it does not show up on its balance sheet as an intangible asset. However, if company A sells this patent to company B, it will show up on company B's balance sheet as an intangible asset.

The same applies to brand names, trade secrets etc. For instance, Coca-Cola's brand is extremely valuable, but the brand does not appear on its balance sheet, because the brand was never acquired.

Some intangibles are amortized. Amortization is the depreciation of intangible assets.

Many intangibles are not amortized. They may still be written down when the company decides the asset is impaired.

Whenever you see an increase in goodwill over a number of years, you can assume it's because the company is out buying other businesses above book value. GOOD if buying businesses with durable competitive advantage.

If goodwill stays the same, the company when acquiring other companies is either paying less than book value or not acquiring. Businesses with moats never sell for less than book value.

Intangibles acquired are on balance sheet at fair value.

Internally developed brand names (Coke, Wrigleys, Band-Aid) however are not reflected on the balance sheet.

One of the reasons competitive advantage power can remain hidden for so long.


Be Aware

Companies may change the way intangible assets are amortized, and this will affect their reported earnings.


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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA, USA, 92009
Viasat Inc provides bandwidth technologies and services in three segments: satellite services, which provides satellite-based high-speed broadband services to consumers, enterprises, and commercial airlines; commercial networks, which develops end-to-end communication and connectivity systems; and government systems, which produces network-centric Internet Protocol-based secure government communication systems. A large majority of the firm's revenue is generated in the United States, with the rest coming from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
Executives
Miller Craig Andrew officer: Pres. Government Systems C/O VIASAT, INC. 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Nathan Krishna officer: Chief Information Officer 55 WATER STREET NEW YORK NY 10020
Dixon Evan Christopher officer: Pres. Global Fixed Broadband C/O VIASAT, INC. 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Bridenstine James Frederick director C/O VIASAT, INC. 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Dodd James Michael officer: President, Global Mobile 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Wise Theresa director 400 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH SUITE 1200 SEATTLE WA 98109
Klarman Seth A 10 percent owner 10 ST JAMES AVENUE STE 1700 BOSTON MA 02116
Baupost Group Gp, L.l.c. 10 percent owner 10 ST. JAMES AVENUE SUITE 1700 BOSTON MA 02116
Baupost Group Llc/ma 10 percent owner 10 ST JAMES AVE SUITE 1700 BOSTON MA 02116
Ryan David Louis officer: President Space Systems 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Agnew Marc Henry officer: VP Commercial Networks 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Pak Sean director 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Rao Varsha Rajendra director 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Chandran Girish officer: VP and CTO 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009
Blair Robert James Blair officer: Vice President 6155 EL CAMINO REAL CARLSBAD CA 92009

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