DISH Posts Mixed Q3 Earnings, Proposes Raising $2B Via Institutional Debt

  • DISH Network Corp DISH reported a third-quarter FY22 revenue decline of 8% year-on-year to $4.095 billion, missing the consensus of $4.150 billion.
  • The net decrease primarily resulted from the decline in revenue from its Wireless and Pay-TV segments. 
  • Drivers: Net Pay-TV subscribers increased by 30,000 in Q3 FY22, compared to a net 13,000 decrease in Q3 FY21.
  • DISH closed Q3 with 10.02 million Pay-TV subscribers, including 7.61 million DISH TV subscribers and 2.41 million SLING TV subscribers.
  • Retail wireless net subscribers increased by 1,000 in Q3 FY22 compared to a net decrease of 121,000 in Q3 FY21.
  • DISH closed Q3 with 8.01 million retail wireless subscribers.
  • Operating income declined 40.5% Y/Y to $427 million.
  • EPS of $0.65 beat the consensus of $0.56.
  • Debt Offering: DISH plans to offer a $2 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior secured notes via institutional offering
  • The net proceeds of the offering will serve general corporate purposes, including the buildout of wireless infrastructure.
  • Price Action: DISH shares traded higher by 1.13% at $15.23 on the last check Wednesday.
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