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DirecTV 2010 3rd Quarter Results

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by RAD, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Oct 18, 2010 #1 of 124
    RAD

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    From http://dtv.client.shareholder.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=519875

    OK, what's this quarter going to look like? I'm betting a nice uptick in subs due to Whole Home DVR service, the new 24 series of receivers and NFL Sunday Ticket sales. Plus they might have picked up some subs from the Dish because of the some of the Disney HD channels being pulled during that quarter.
     
  2. Oct 18, 2010 #2 of 124
    RobertE

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    This one is going to be tough to call.

    As you already mentioned, on the plus side, we have full rollout of the 24 series, WHDVRs, & NFLST.

    On the minus side, the nationwide hardware shortages had to cost some new & existing subs that got tired of being rescheduled.

    If I had to take a guess, churn up slightly, SAC up a fair amount, net sub add in the 150-200k range.
     
  3. Nov 1, 2010 #3 of 124
    toofastgtp

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    Almost forgot about this. Its coming up this thursday :D
     
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    RAD

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    Jeremy W

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    Your CEO doesn't start doing commercials when things are going well. ;)
     
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    RAD

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    Or he's just too cheap to pay for actors. The only commercials for Dish I've seen lately are either Charlie or a bunch of feet proped up in front of a TV.
     
  7. Nov 1, 2010 #7 of 124
    The Merg

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    Yup. Not like DirecTV where they get a house made of gold to do their commercials in. :lol:

    - Merg
     
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    Jeremy W

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    Actors aren't a huge expense when it comes to commercials. Busting out the CEO like this is an act of desperation. Look at Sprint.
     
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    NR4P

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    Actors can be expensive if they are in the union. They get a residual every time its shown.
     
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    ATARI

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    And breed dwarf giraffes -- that HAD to be expensive.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2010 #11 of 124
    usnret

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    Would the Tivo problems that Dish is having reflect in their call this quarter? Think not, but wondering.
     
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    trainman

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    Sherman...
    Then what was that one-hour commercial I saw with the DirecTV CEO?

    Oh, wait, that was "Undercover Boss." Never mind. :D
     
  13. Nov 3, 2010 #13 of 124
    dcowboy7

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    Morgan Stanley expects +120,000 subs.

    Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.

    Revenue was $5.47 billion Q3-09.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2010 #14 of 124
    TBlazer07

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    That means at least another $3/month increase is coming. They need another half-bill for next quarter. :lol:
     
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    trainman

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    Sherman...
    Guessed a little low! Actual number was +174,000.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2010 #17 of 124
    DodgerKing

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    Another strong quarter.

    Good sub gain

    Profits up and revenue up

    Most things are up from a year ago as well
     
  18. Nov 4, 2010 #18 of 124
    RAD

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    Sorry not doing notes, was busy with other things.

    I did happen to catch a comment about MRV take being 290,000 customers in 3rd quarter and they were surprised by the demand that they saw for the service.
     
  19. Nov 4, 2010 #19 of 124
    hdtvfan0001

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    Subscriber growth in today's market continues....amazing in many ways.
     
  20. Nov 4, 2010 #20 of 124
    TBlazer07

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    Ahhh, that explains why they raised it from $149 to $199 beginning 11/3. :lol:
     

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