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Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Retained Earnings

: $164 Mil (As of Sep. 2022)
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Retained earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Viasat's retained earnings for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2022 was $164 Mil.

Viasat's quarterly retained earnings declined from Mar. 2022 ($234 Mil) to Jun. 2022 ($212 Mil) and declined from Jun. 2022 ($212 Mil) to Sep. 2022 ($164 Mil).

Viasat's annual retained earnings increased from Mar. 2020 ($245 Mil) to Mar. 2021 ($249 Mil) but then declined from Mar. 2021 ($249 Mil) to Mar. 2022 ($234 Mil).


Viasat Retained Earnings Historical Data

The historical data trend for Viasat's Retained Earnings 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
Retained Earnings
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 285.96 245.59 245.37 249.06 233.53

Viasat Quarterly Data
Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22
Retained Earnings 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 269.32 262.71 233.53 211.97 163.73

Viasat Retained Earnings Calculation

Retained Earnings is the accumulated portion of net income that is not distributed to shareholders. Because the net income was not distributed to shareholders, shareholders' equity is increased by the same amount.

Of course, if a company loses, it is called retained losses, or accumulated losses.


Viasat  (NAS:VSAT) Retained Earnings Explanation

Historically profitable companies sometimes have negative retained earnings. This is because they have cumulatively paid out more to shareholders than they reported in profits.

For example, in 2011, Microsoft had negative retained earnings. This does not mean the company lost more money than it made over the years. It just means it paid out more money than it earned.

If a company has negative retained earnings, investors should check the 10-year financial results. They should not assume that negative retained earnings prove a company has generally lost money in the past.

Of course, many companies with negative retained earnings have indeed lost money in the past.

Retained Earnings: Warren Buffett's Secret.

One of the most important indicators of durable competitive advantage. Net earnings can be paid out as dividends, used to buy back shares or retained for growth.

If the company loses more than it has accumulated, retained earnings is negative.

If a company isn't adding to its retained earnings, it isn't growing its net worth.

Rate of growth of retained earnings is good indicator whether it's benefiting from a competitive advantage.

Microsoft is negative because it chose to buyback stock and pay dividends.

The more earnings retained, the faster it grows and increases growth rate for future earnings.


Viasat (NAS:VSAT) Business Description

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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
Craig Andrew Miller officer: Pres. Government Systems C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Krishna Nathan officer: Chief Information Officer 55 WATER STREET, NEW YORK NY 10020
Evan Christopher Dixon officer: Pres. Global Fixed Broadband C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
James Frederick Bridenstine director C/O VIASAT, INC., 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
James Michael Dodd officer: President, Global Mobile 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Theresa Wise director 400 FAIRVIEW AVENUE NORTH, SUITE 1200, SEATTLE WA 98109
Seth A Klarman 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
David Louis Ryan officer: President Space Systems 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Marc Henry Agnew officer: VP Commercial Networks 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Sean Pak director 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Varsha Rajendra Rao director 6155 EL CAMINO REAL, CARLSBAD CA 92009
Girish Chandran 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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