Dish Profits Drop to $637M for 2012
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- DISH Network Corporation (DISH) today reported 2012 total revenue of $14.27 billion compared to $14.05 billion in 2011, an increase of 1.6 percent. Net income attributable to DISH Network in 2012 was $637 million compared to $1.52 billion in 2011. Diluted earnings per share were $1.41 in 2012, compared with $3.39 in 2011. Total revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 was $3.59 billion, compared to revenues of $3.63 billion in the year-ago quarter. Net income attributable to the fourth quarter was $209 million compared to $313 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. The decrease in the full-year net income was due to higher subscriber-related expenses driven by programming costs, increased subscriber acquisition costs from higher gross additions, as well as certain one-time items, including the Voom litigation settlement expense. Additionally, the decrease in year-over-year net income was affected by the 2011 reversal of accrued expenses related to the company’s TiVo litigation. Dish Network Corp.