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EchoStar

Nasdaq:SATS
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
SATS
Nasdaq
$4B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Tech
Company description

EchoStar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband Internet services for home and small office customers, satellite operations, and satellite services worldwide. The last earnings update was 3 days ago. More info.


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SATS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
4.6%
NasdaqGS:SATS
4.7%
US Communications
0.9%
US Market
1 Year Returns
8.3%
NasdaqGS:SATS
1.1%
US Communications
10.5%
US Market
SATS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
EchoStar (SATS) 4.6% 12.8% 2% 8.3% -18.1% -18.8%
US Communications 4.7% 5.9% -3.8% 1.1% 42.8% 65.8%
US Market 0.9% 5.2% 5.4% 10.5% 40.1% 45%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • SATS outperformed the Communications industry which returned 1.1% over the past year.
  • SATS underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 10.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
SATS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

SATS Value

 Is EchoStar undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for EchoStar. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $41.09.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for EchoStar's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are EchoStar's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $-0.94
NasdaqGS:SATS Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-11-08) in USD $41.09
United States of America Communications Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 30 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 24.34x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 2,915 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.21x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of EchoStar.

NasdaqGS:SATS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:SATS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 41.09 ÷ -0.94

-43.79x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • EchoStar is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Communications industry average.
  • EchoStar is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does EchoStar's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -43.79x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts
25.1%per year
United States of America Communications Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 19 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.44x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,014 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.47x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for EchoStar, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on EchoStar's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2019-09-30) in USD $37.66
NasdaqGS:SATS Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-11-08) in USD $41.09
United States of America Communications Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 61 Publicly-Listed Communications Companies 1.85x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,041 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.74x
NasdaqGS:SATS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:SATS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 41.09 ÷ 37.66

1.09x

* Primary Listing of EchoStar.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • EchoStar is good value based on assets compared to the US Communications industry average.
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Value checks
We assess EchoStar's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Communications industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. EchoStar has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS Future Performance

 How is EchoStar expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
25.1%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is EchoStar expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare EchoStar's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare EchoStar's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as it is expected to be loss making during the next 1-3 years.
  • EchoStar's revenues are expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is below the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:SATS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 3 Analysts 25.1%
NasdaqGS:SATS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 3 Analysts -4.1%
United States of America Communications Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 12%
United States of America Communications Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 3.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.2%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:SATS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31
2020-12-31 1,948 464 -63 3
2019-12-31 1,854 618 -76 1
2019-11-10
NasdaqGS:SATS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2019-09-30 2,170 724 -92
2019-06-30 2,132 762 -88
2019-03-31 2,121 775 -5
2018-12-31 2,091 735 -40
2018-09-30 2,067 679 383
2018-06-30 2,015 698 402
2018-03-31 1,954 721 331
2017-12-31 1,886 727 385
2017-09-30 1,855 821 97
2017-06-30 1,834 831 94
2017-03-31 1,812 752 132
2016-12-31 1,810 803 137

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • EchoStar is not considered high growth as it is expected to be loss making for the next 1-3 years.
  • EchoStar's revenue is expected to decrease over the next 1-3 years, this is not considered high growth.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (1 month ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from EchoStar Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:SATS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 -1.00 -1.00 -1.00 1.00
2020-12-31 -0.80 -0.33 -1.12 3.00
2019-12-31 -0.79 -0.79 -0.79 1.00
2019-11-10
NasdaqGS:SATS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2019-09-30 -0.94
2019-06-30 -0.91
2019-03-31 -0.05
2018-12-31 -0.42
2018-09-30 3.99
2018-06-30 4.20
2018-03-31 3.46
2017-12-31 4.04
2017-09-30 1.02
2017-06-30 0.99
2017-03-31 1.40
2016-12-31 1.46

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if EchoStar will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess EchoStar's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
EchoStar has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS Past Performance

  How has EchoStar performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare EchoStar's growth in the last year to its industry (Communications).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • EchoStar does not make a profit and their year on year earnings growth rate was negative over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare EchoStar's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare EchoStar's 1-year growth to the US Communications industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
EchoStar's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from EchoStar Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:SATS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2019-09-30 2,169.78 -91.58 506.36 26.65
2019-06-30 2,131.82 -87.64 470.16 27.06
2019-03-31 2,120.65 -4.72 445.11 27.32
2018-12-31 2,091.36 -40.48 436.25 27.57
2018-09-30 2,066.75 382.91 413.53 28.63
2018-06-30 2,015.03 402.18 396.54 30.39
2018-03-31 1,954.15 331.36 383.29 31.18
2017-12-31 1,885.51 385.26 363.01 31.75
2017-09-30 1,855.25 97.19 348.41 31.09
2017-06-30 1,834.06 94.02 338.08 31.82
2017-03-31 1,811.64 132.08 327.49 31.94
2016-12-31 1,810.47 137.35 325.04 31.17
2016-09-30 2,125.27 180.53 326.11 44.38
2016-06-30 2,426.10 178.49 337.27 55.22
2016-03-31 2,777.04 167.91 348.73 67.35
2015-12-31 1,848.86 102.42 310.14 26.38
2015-09-30 3,197.01 152.17 381.22 73.48
2015-06-30 3,331.98 186.12 382.52 69.29
2015-03-31 3,418.21 186.02 382.31 64.18
2014-12-31 3,445.58 165.27 372.01 60.89
2014-09-30 3,409.78 115.01 360.89 61.91
2014-06-30 3,362.85 55.27 352.06 63.25
2014-03-31 3,313.02 11.72 351.96 65.03
2013-12-31 3,282.45 2.53 358.50 67.94
2013-09-30 3,260.56 24.24 354.74 70.11
2013-06-30 3,176.38 42.48 365.48 70.53
2013-03-31 3,152.38 87.92 367.89 69.79
2012-12-31 3,121.70 211.05 372.64 69.65

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if EchoStar has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • EchoStar used its assets less efficiently than the US Communications industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • It is difficult to establish if EchoStar improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess EchoStar's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Communications industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
EchoStar has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS Health

 How is EchoStar's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up EchoStar's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • EchoStar is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • EchoStar's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of EchoStar's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 1.3x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from EchoStar Company Filings, last reported 1 month ago.

NasdaqGS:SATS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2019-09-30 3,683.92 2,389.34 2,547.33
2019-06-30 4,242.95 2,387.13 2,501.31
2019-03-31 4,179.54 3,298.12 3,274.83
2018-12-31 4,155.47 3,304.08 3,210.46
2018-09-30 4,258.73 3,612.91 3,440.17
2018-06-30 4,244.25 3,620.29 3,433.83
2018-03-31 4,205.52 3,367.08 3,300.32
2017-12-31 4,177.39 3,365.14 3,245.62
2017-09-30 3,895.82 3,363.24 3,283.39
2017-06-30 3,856.72 3,361.90 3,265.46
2017-03-31 3,845.71 3,360.58 3,182.56
2016-12-31 4,006.81 3,655.45 3,092.88
2016-09-30 3,978.68 3,667.69 3,019.02
2016-06-30 3,919.35 2,182.97 1,507.68
2016-03-31 3,861.67 2,186.80 1,502.16
2015-12-31 3,781.64 2,192.37 1,536.58
2015-09-30 3,703.57 2,228.21 1,586.77
2015-06-30 3,703.26 2,234.00 1,511.49
2015-03-31 3,651.81 2,351.55 1,715.59
2014-12-31 3,623.64 2,367.69 1,688.16
2014-09-30 3,598.41 2,377.27 1,779.64
2014-06-30 3,558.66 2,390.42 1,688.56
2014-03-31 3,514.14 2,406.60 1,708.27
2013-12-31 3,226.23 2,422.39 1,620.65
2013-09-30 3,191.79 2,432.78 1,708.98
2013-06-30 3,175.09 2,445.65 1,603.46
2013-03-31 3,176.06 2,462.68 1,526.97
2012-12-31 3,150.23 2,488.50 1,547.57
  • EchoStar's level of debt (63.3%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has been reduced over the past 5 years (66.1% vs 63.3% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (31.1%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • EchoStar is making a loss, therefore interest payments are not well covered by earnings.
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Financial health checks
We assess EchoStar's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. EchoStar has a total score of 4/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS Dividends

 What is EchoStar's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from EchoStar dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of EchoStar shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate EchoStar's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate EchoStar's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:SATS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 3 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Communications Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 15 Stocks 2.8%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 1944 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:SATS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-12-31 0.00 1.00
2020-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-12-31 0.00 1.00
2019-11-10

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as EchoStar has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if EchoStar's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of EchoStar's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as EchoStar has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of EchoStar's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess EchoStar's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can EchoStar afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. EchoStar has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS Management

 What is the CEO of EchoStar's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Mike Dugan
COMPENSATION $2,026,060
AGE 70
TENURE AS CEO 10 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Dugan served as the Chief Operating Officer and President of Dish Network Corp. until April 30, 2004. He served as a Chief Technical Officer of EchoStar Communications Corporation since November 2005 and also served as its President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2002 to April 30, 2004. Mr. Dugan was responsible for all technical development and operations within EchoStar, including Broadcast Centers, Satellite Fleet, EchoStar Technologies Corporation, Broadband Development, Fixed Satellite Services Sales/Operations, Information Technology, DISH Network Service, LLC, Customer Service and Technical Innovation. He began his career in January 1990 with EchoStar as Vice President of Engineering for the subsidiary that later became EchoStar Technologies Corp. Mr. Dugan served as Senior Advisor of Dish Network Corp. (a/k/a EchoStar Communications Corp.), since April 5, 2004 and served as its Senior Vice President of Communications Products Division. He served as President of EchoStar Technologies Corporation. He served as a Chief Architect of the technological foundation upon which the success of DISH Network was founded. His career includes positions at Xerox Corporation, Tandon Corporation, Eastman Kodak and Award Software. Prior to joining EchoStar, he served as Vice President of Engineering of Tandon Corporation, Director of Product Marketing and Director of Engineering. He was ECC's Chief Technology Officer and prior to 2004 was its President and Chief Operating Officer. In that capacity, he was responsible for, among other things, all operations except legal, finance and accounting at ECC. He also served at Xerox Corporation for 15 years holding a variety of positions. He serves as Director of Echostar Holding Corp. Mr. Dugan has been a Director of Echostar Communications Corp. since May 6, 2007. He has been Director of EchoStar Corporation since 2007. He served as a Member of Advisory Board of Xavient Information Systems Inc until 2019. He served as a Director of Frontier Communications Corp. (formerly, Citizens Communications Co.) from November 2006 to November 17, 2009. He served as Director of Dish Network Corp. from May 6, 2004 to December 2007. He served one year on EchoStar board of directors from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Dugan received an Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology from Pennsylvania State University and the Rochester Institute of Technology, respectively.

CEO Compensation
  • Mike's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • Mike's remuneration is lower than average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the EchoStar management team in years:

6.9
Average Tenure
65
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the EchoStar management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Charlie Ergen

TITLE
Executive Chairman of the Board
AGE
66

Mike Dugan

TITLE
CEO, President & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
70
TENURE
10 yrs

David Rayner

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
62
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Dean Manson

TITLE
Executive VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
52
TENURE
8 yrs

Anders Johnson

TITLE
Chief Strategy Officer & President of EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C.
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
62
TENURE
3.2 yrs

Pradman Kaul

TITLE
Director and President & CEO of Hughes Communications Inc
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
73

Michelle Pearre

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Deepak Dutt

TITLE
Vice President of Investor Relations
AGE
74

Ken Carroll

TITLE
Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development
COMPENSATION
$467K
AGE
64
TENURE
6.9 yrs

Jennifer Manner

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the EchoStar board of directors in years:

9.5
Average Tenure
68
Average Age
  • The tenure for the EchoStar board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Charlie Ergen

TITLE
Executive Chairman of the Board
AGE
66
TENURE
12.1 yrs

Mike Dugan

TITLE
CEO, President & Director
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
70
TENURE
12.1 yrs

Pradman Kaul

TITLE
Director and President & CEO of Hughes Communications Inc
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
73
TENURE
8.3 yrs

C. Schroeder

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$131K
AGE
70
TENURE
12.1 yrs

Anthony Federico

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$131K
AGE
71
TENURE
8.4 yrs

R. Dodge

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
51
TENURE
10.7 yrs

William Wade

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
62
TENURE
2.8 yrs

Jeff Tarr

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
56
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month open market individual insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
X
Management checks
We assess EchoStar's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. EchoStar has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

SATS News

Simply Wall St News

EchoStar (NASDAQ:SATS) Takes On Some Risk With Its Use Of Debt

EchoStar may have net cash on the balance sheet, but it is still interesting to look at how well the business converts its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) to free cash flow, because that will influence both its need for, and its capacity to manage debt. … Summing up Although EchoStar's balance sheet isn't particularly strong, due to the total liabilities, it is clearly positive to see that it has net cash of US$43m. … If you're interested in investing in businesses that can grow profits without the burden of debt, then check out this free list of growing businesses that have net cash on the balance sheet.

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EchoStar (NASDAQ:SATS) Shareholders Booked A 15% Gain In The Last Three Years

By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time. … EchoStar was able to grow its EPS at 0.8% per year over three years, sending the share price higher. … You could get a better understanding of EchoStar's growth by checking out this more detailed historical graph of earnings, revenue and cash flow.

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Should You Worry About EchoStar Corporation's (NASDAQ:SATS) CEO Salary Level?

First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … See our latest analysis for EchoStar How Does Mike Dugan's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies? … Our data indicates that EchoStar Corporation is worth US$3.9b, and total annual CEO compensation is US$2.0m.

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How Does EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS) Affect Your Portfolio Volatility?

Beta is a widely used metric to measure a stock's exposure to market risk (volatility). … Before we go on, it's worth noting that Warren Buffett pointed out in his 2014 letter to shareholders that 'volatility is far from synonymous with risk.' Having said that, beta can still be rather useful. … A stock with a beta below one is either less volatile than the market, or more volatile but not corellated with the overall market.

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What Does EchoStar Corporation's (NASDAQ:SATS) Balance Sheet Tell Us About It?

While small-cap stocks, such as EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS) with its market cap of US$3.7b, are popular for their explosive growth, investors should also be aware of their balance sheet to judge whether the company can survive a downturn. … the current state of its operations and pathway to profitability.

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What Investors Should Know About EchoStar Corporation's (NASDAQ:SATS) Financial Strength

This article will examine SATS’s financial liquidity and debt levels to get an idea of whether the company can deal with cyclical downturns and maintain funds to accommodate strategic spending for future growth. … Remember this is a very top-level look that focuses exclusively on financial health, so I recommend a deeper analysis. … SATS’s Debt (And Cash Flows)

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At US$42.22, Is EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS) Worth Looking At Closely?

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS), which is in the communications business, and is based in United States,. … As a US$4.0b market-cap stock, it seems odd EchoStar is not more well-covered by analysts. … However, this is not necessarily a bad thing given that there are less eyes on the stock to push it closer to fair value?

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Should You Worry About EchoStar Corporation's (NASDAQ:SATS) CEO Pay Cheque?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … The aim of all this is to consider the appropriateness of CEO pay levels. … How Does Mike Dugan's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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What Kind Of Investor Owns Most Of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS)?

Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. … EchoStar has a market capitalization of US$3.8b, so it's too big to fly under the radar. … We'd expect to see both institutions and retail investors owning a portion of the company.

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How Do EchoStar Corporation’s (NASDAQ:SATS) Returns Compare To Its Industry?

Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. … Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE). … ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business.

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SATS Company Info

Description

EchoStar Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband Internet services for home and small office customers, satellite operations, and satellite services worldwide. It operates in two segments, Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services. The Hughes segments offers broadband satellite technologies and Internet services for home and small office customers; and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services, and communication solutions for aeronautical, enterprise, and government customers, as well as consumers. This segment also designs, provides, and installs gateways and terminal equipment for other satellite systems; and provides satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators and enterprise customers. The EchoStar Satellite Services segment provides satellite operations and services using its owned and leased in-orbits satellites to corporates, the United States government service providers, Internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, content providers, and private enterprise customers. This segment also provides telemetry, tracking, and control services for satellites, as well as technical consulting services. EchoStar Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Details
Name: EchoStar Corporation
SATS
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 2007
$4,002,430,208
97,406,430
Website: http://www.echostar.com
Address: EchoStar Corporation
100 Inverness Terrace East,
Englewood,
Colorado, 80112,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS SATS Class A Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 31. Dec 2007
DB E20 Class A Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 31. Dec 2007
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
2,200
EchoStar employees.
Industry
Communications Equipment
Tech
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/11/10 23:59
End of day share price update: 2019/11/08 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/11/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/11/07
Last earnings reported: 2019/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.