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DIRECTV 3rd Quarter Conference Call scheduled

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1 of 107
    RAD

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    From http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=415971

    DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) will host a conference call and Internet Webcast to discuss its 2009 third quarter financial results, outlook and other forward looking information on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET.

    Wonder if they'll be able to continue the growth that they've had the past few quarters?
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 #2 of 107
    Stuart Sweet

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    From directv.com:
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 #3 of 107
    bonscott87

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    It's on my calendar at work. :D
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 #4 of 107
    kevinwmsn

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    I wonder if they could give an update on Versus and a projected D12 launch date.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2009 #5 of 107
    aa9vi

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    How about when we are finally going to deal with the HBO onDemand and channel issues and other national HD D* doesn't have that Dish does?

    I guess that would be a smart question and we can't pose those to the bean counters. That would cause a short-circuit!
     
  6. Oct 16, 2009 #6 of 107
    bonscott87

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    Methinks D12 will be the answer to most of that. ;)
     
  7. Oct 16, 2009 #7 of 107
    Shades228

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    D12 won't really have an impact on HBO On Demand. I think it's just a $$ thing or who they have chosen to provide On Demand.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2009 #8 of 107
    Drew2k

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    I believe Scott was responding to this portion of the other poster's question...

     
  9. Oct 16, 2009 #9 of 107
    Movieman

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    Yea OnDemand content will have nothing to do with D12 but might get discussed at the meeting since a lot more people are trying to use this service. Im pretty sure they will bring up additional HD channels.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2009 #10 of 107
    bonscott87

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    Remember that this is just a financial conference call that goes over the numbers (profit, sub growth, stock, etc). It's not often that much else gets discussed and almost never do things like individual channels or something like HBO onDemand will be talked about.

    What I would expect would probably be a question about Versus since that is a very public thing. But what are they going to say? What they already have in the press.

    They will certainly mention D12 and the extra capacity it will bring, they have in all previous calls.

    I'm just reminding people to temper their expectations, this is just a financial call and nothing more.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 #11 of 107
    hdtvfan0001

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    These numbers will be very interesting....to see how they compare with the first two this year...suspect new adds to be down...no surprises there.

    Once in a rare case, we hear a peak at "new things" mentioned, but these are mostly financial overview calls.
     
  12. Oct 20, 2009 #12 of 107
    rmd68

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    I wonder if there will be any talk in regard to getting rid of the ridiculous ECF.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2009 #13 of 107
    Shades228

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    No there won't this is a financial call. The ECF has nothing to do with this.
     
  14. Oct 20, 2009 #14 of 107
    rmd68

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    Darn! I guess I'm going to be a holdout switcher for another quarter.
     
  15. Nov 5, 2009 #15 of 107
    RAD

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    Results announced at http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=422185

    "The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV) today reported that third quarter 2009 revenues increased 10% to $5.47 billion, operating profit before depreciation and amortization1 (OPBDA) increased 8% to $1.35 billion while operating profit increased 4% to $685 million compared to last year's third quarter. Third quarter net income attributable to The DIRECTV Group increased slightly to $366 million while diluted earnings per share increased 12% to $0.37 compared with the same period last year."

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    ""In the United States, DIRECTV revenues increased 9% to $4.7 billion due to solid subscriber and ARPU growth. Continued robust demand for our service fueled an 8% increase in gross additions to 1.1 million subscribers and net additions of 136,000 primarily due to the addition of AT&T as a marketing partner and record demand for our industry-leading HD and DVR services." Hunter continued, "In fact, about two-thirds of new subscribers signed-up for HD and/or DVR services in the quarter representing the highest level in our history.'


    It will be interesting to see how Dish does this quarter especially after all the anti DirecTV ad's they've been running durning it
     
  16. Nov 5, 2009 #16 of 107
    bonscott87

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    I will do my best to live blog this but my head is elsewhere today. Would be good to get my mind off things though. 4 minutes to go.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2009 #17 of 107
    bonscott87

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    And we are up and running.
     
  18. Nov 5, 2009 #18 of 107
    bonscott87

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    Remember that this is mainly a financial call. I will not post any boring finance stuff.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2009 #19 of 107
    hdtvfan0001

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    Thanks...you do a great job with these!
     
  20. Nov 5, 2009 #20 of 107
    bonscott87

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    Wanted to have a better balance of sub growth and cash flow. 3rd quarter results reflect this.

    Record high advanced services uptake, two thirds of new subs get HD DVRs. HDDVR subs up 50% from last year.

    Gross additions up 8% from prior year, strong from AT&T.
     

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