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EchoStar Announces Financial Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30, 2017

EchoStar Announces Financial Results for Three and Nine Months Ending September 30, 2017

Englewood, CO, November 8, 2017—EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) today announced its financial results for the three and nine months ending September 30, 2017.

Three Months Ending September 30, 2017 Financial Highlights:

  • Consolidated revenues of $481 million.
  • Consolidated net income from continuing operations of $35.9 million, consolidated net income attributable to EchoStar common stock of $34.7 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.36.
  • Consolidated EBITDA of $220 million (see reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure below).

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017 Financial Highlights:

  • Consolidated revenue of $1.38 billion.
  • Consolidated net income from continuing operations of $73.2 million, consolidated net income attributable to EchoStar common stock of $80.5 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.83.
  • Consolidated EBITDA of $588 million (see reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure below).

Additional Highlights:

  • Approximately 1,140,000 Hughes broadband subscribers as of September 30, 2017.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and current marketable investment securities of $3.28 billion as of September 30, 2017

Starting with the quarter that ended March 31, 2017, we changed the way we present our segments. Previously, our business segments reflected an allocation of the costs of our corporate functions. Under our new presentation, these costs are no longer allocated to the operating segments and are now reported as part of the Corporate and Other segment (previously “All Other and Eliminations”).

In addition, results of our EchoStar Technology segment, which was transferred to DISH Network Corporation in the Share Exchange transaction, are included in Discontinued Operations.

Set forth below is a table highlighting certain of EchoStar’s segment results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016:

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hughes

 

$

380,061

 

 

$

355,876

 

 

$

1,072,143

 

 

$

1,021,451

 

EchoStar Satellite Services

 

97,093

 

 

101,480

 

 

295,785

 

 

305,919

 

Corporate & Other

 

4,079

 

 

2,690

 

 

11,532

 

 

7,308

 

Total

 

$

481,233

 

 

$

460,046

 

 

$

1,379,460

 

 

$

1,334,678

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hughes

 

$

131,817

 

 

$

125,522

 

 

$

342,693

 

 

$

353,505

 

EchoStar Satellite Services

 

78,345

 

 

84,257

 

 

241,873

 

 

257,181

 

Corporate & Other

 

9,699

 

 

(20,477

)

 

3,472

 

 

(45,506

)

Total

 

$

219,861

 

 

$

189,302

 

 

$

588,038

 

 

$

565,180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to EchoStar common stock

 

$

34,669

 

 

$

36,644

 

 

$

80,533

 

 

$

143,451

 

Diluted earnings per share (in dollars)

 

$

0.36

 

 

$

0.39

 

 

$

0.83

 

 

$

1.52

 

Net income from continuing operations

 

$

35,855

 

 

$

32,911

 

 

$

73,221

 

 

$

112,549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures from continuing operations

 

$

192,131

 

 

$

139,574

 

 

$

410,145

 

 

$

477,818

 

The following table reconciles total consolidated Net income to EBITDA.

 

 

For the Three Months
Ended September 30,

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2017

 

2016

 

 

(Dollars in thousands)

Net income

 

$

35,201

 

 

$

37,410

 

 

$

79,675

 

 

$

141,762

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income and expense, net

 

43,634

 

 

31,057

 

 

126,156

 

 

66,650

 

Income tax provision

 

6,082

 

 

17,394

 

 

9,073

 

 

61,258

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

134,822

 

 

108,549

 

 

379,939

 

 

324,743

 

Net (income) loss from discontinued operations

 

654

 

 

(4,499

)

 

(6,454

)

 

(29,213

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

(532

)

 

(609

)

 

(351

)

 

(20

)

EBITDA

 

$

219,861

 

 

$

189,302

 

 

$

588,038

 

 

$

565,180

 

 

Note on Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA is defined as “Net income” excluding “Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized,” “Interest income”, “Income tax provision” and “Depreciation and amortization.”  EBITDA is not a measure determined in accordance with US GAAP. This non-GAAP measure is reconciled to net income in the table above. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP. EBITDA is used by our management as a measure of operating efficiency and overall financial performance for benchmarking against our peers and competitors. Management believes EBITDA provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the underlying operating performance of our business. Management also believes that EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors, and other interested parties to evaluate the performance of companies in our industry.

The consolidated financial statements of EchoStar for the periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 are attached to this press release. Detailed financial data and other information are available in EchoStar’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017 filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

EchoStar will host its earnings conference call on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The call-in numbers are (877) 815-1625 (toll-free) and (716) 247-5178 (international), Conference ID # 5279369.

About EchoStar Corporation

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:  SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communications solutions.  Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments.

Safe Harbor Statement under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release may contain statements that are forward looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. When used in this release, the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “project,” “plans,” and similar expressions and the use of future dates are intended to identify forward‑looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in these forward‑looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy of forward-looking statements or information or for updating forward-looking information or statements. These statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. See “Risk Factors” in EchoStar’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2017, each as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in the other documents EchoStar files with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.