Unexpected quarterly earnings for Dish Network

Unexpected quarterly earnings for Dish Network

The US satellite service provider offering satellite television, audio programming and interactive television services impressed markets with its latest quarterly figures

Dish Network reported a Q2 2021 net income of $671 million, or $1.06 a share. The figures came in higher than those reported in the year-prior quarter - $452.3 million, or 78 cents/ share, respectively. Dish’s revenue for the quarter reached $4.49 billion, beating the $4.43 billion expected by analysts.

On the other hand, the company’s net pay-TV subscribers declined by roughly 67,000 in Q2, compared to the net decrease of 96,000 reported a year earlier.

Dish’s quarterly figures came after, in the second half of July, announced a long-term partnership with the telecom giant AT&T. The latter would provide network services, expediting Dish’s efforts to expand its wireless distribution to rural areas. Moreover, Dish is developing America’s first cloud-native – OpenRAN- based 5G network – which will be available to more than 70% of the population by 2023.

Josh Swieringa, Dish COO and Group President of Retail Wireless, stated: “Teaming with AT&T on this long-term partnership will allow us to better compete in the retail wireless market and quickly respond to changes in our customers’ evolving connectivity needs as we build our own first-of-its-kind 5G network.”

At the moment of writing, Dish share price is trading 0.50% higher. Still, the company’s shares lost 9.8% in the past three months, while USA500 rose 4.8%.

Sources: marketwatch.com, tipranks.com

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