DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today reported revenue totaling
$3.52 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2012 compared with $3.60
billion for the corresponding period in 2011.
Net loss attributable to DISH Network totaled $158 million for the
quarter ending Sept. 30, 2012, compared with the $319 million in net
income from the same period last year. DISH's recent settlement of the
Voom litigation negatively impacted net income by $453 million, adjusted
for an estimated tax rate of approximately 38 percent.
Except for this one-time event, DISH's third quarter net income would
have totaled $295 million, an 8 percent decline versus third quarter
2011 net income of $319 million.
Additional contributors to year-over-year net income decline included
higher subscriber-related expenses from higher programming costs and
increased subscriber acquisition costs associated with our 12.7 percent
increase in gross subscriber additions.
Diluted loss per share was $0.35 for the third quarter, compared with
diluted earnings per share of $0.71 during the same period in 2011. DISH
Network's net subscribers decreased by approximately 19,000 during the
third quarter compared to a net suscriber loss of about 111,000
subscribers a year prior. The company ended third quarter with
approximately 14.042 million subscribers.
The subscriber churn rate of 1.80 percent was an improvement over the
1.83 percent rate from third quarter 2011. ARPU for the third quarter
totaled $77.57 compared to $76.99 in the third quarter 2011.
"We have continued to balance focused acquisition efforts against our
need to contain programming costs," said DISH CEO and President Joe
Clayton. "Our year-over-year subscriber trends indicate that we are on
the correct path."
DISH Network's revenues for the first three quarters increased to $10.68
billion, an increase of more than 2 percent over the same period last
year. In the first nine months of 2012, net income attributable to DISH
Network totaled $428 million compared with $1.203 billion during the
same period last year. Diluted earnings per share were $0.95 for first
nine months of 2012, compared with $2.70 during the same period in 2011.
Detailed financial data and other information are available in DISH
Network's Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended Sept. 30, 2012, filed
today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
DISH Network will host its third quarter 2012 financial results
conference call today at noon ET. The dial-in number is (800) 616-6729.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family
entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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