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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
 
 QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED JUNE 30, 2020.
 
OR

 TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM                TO                
 
Commission File Number:  001-33807
 
EchoStar Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Nevada 26-1232727
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
100 Inverness Terrace East,Englewood,Colorado 80112-5308
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(303) 706-4000Not Applicable
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Class A common stock $0.001 par valueThe NASDAQ Stock Market LLC
(Title of each class)(Name of each exchange on which registered)
SATS
(Ticker symbol)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes    No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes   No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one): 
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer Emerging growth company
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes  No 

As of July 30, 2020, the registrant’s outstanding common stock consisted of 50,306,575 shares of Class A common stock and 47,687,039 shares of Class B common stock, each $0.001 par value.


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DISCLOSURE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Form 10-Q”) contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including but not limited to statements about our estimates, expectations, plans, objectives, strategies, financial condition, expected impact of regulatory developments and legal proceedings, opportunities in our industries and businesses and other trends and projections for the next fiscal quarter and beyond. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may also be identified by words such as “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “goal,” “seek,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “predict,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “can,” “may” and similar terms. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to us as of the date of this Form 10-Q and represent management’s current views and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, events or results and involve potential known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which may be beyond our control and may pose a risk to our operating and financial condition. Accordingly, actual performance, events or results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors including, but not limited to: 

significant risks related to the construction and operation of our satellites, such as the risk of not being able to timely complete the construction, or a material malfunction on one or more, of our satellites, changes in the space weather environment that could interfere with the operation of our satellites and our general lack of commercial insurance coverage on our satellites;
our ability and the ability of third parties with whom we engage in order to operate our business, including customers, suppliers, vendors, financing sources, governmental entities and others, to successfully or fully operate as a result of outbreaks of viruses or widespread illness, including existing, continuing and future impacts and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus;
our ability to implement and/or realize benefits of our domestic and/or international investments, commercial alliances, partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and other strategic initiatives and transactions;
legal proceedings relating to the BSS Transaction or AGR matter (each as defined herein), which could result in substantial costs and material adverse effects on our business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects;
our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of our current satellites and any future satellite we may construct or acquire;
risks related to our foreign operations and other uncertainties associated with doing business internationally, including changes in foreign exchange rates between foreign currencies and the United States (“U.S.”) dollar, economic instability, political disturbances and the consequences of being subject to foreign regulation and foreign legal proceedings, including increased operations costs and potential fines and penalties for violations, which may be substantial;
the failure of third-party providers of components, manufacturing, installation services and customer support services to appropriately deliver the contracted goods or services; and
our ability to bring advanced technologies to market to keep pace with our customers and competitors.

Other factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the caption Risk Factors in Part II, Item 1A of this Form 10-Q and in Part I, Item 1A of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (“Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), those discussed in Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q and in Part II, Item 7 of our Form 10-K and those discussed in other documents we file with the SEC.
 
All cautionary statements made herein should be read as being applicable to all forward-looking statements wherever they appear. Investors should consider the risks and uncertainties described herein and should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, events, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We do not assume responsibility
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for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility for updating forward-looking information contained or incorporated by reference herein or in any documents we file with the SEC, except as required by law.

Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described herein or in any documents we file with the SEC occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements.
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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 As of
June 30,
2020
December 31,
2019
Assets
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$1,948,464  $1,519,431  
Marketable investment securities509,980  940,623  
Trade accounts receivable and contract assets, net183,379  196,629  
Other current assets, net185,699  179,531  
Total current assets2,827,522  2,836,214  
Non-current assets:  
Property and equipment, net2,399,711  2,528,738  
Operating lease right-of-use assets125,996  114,042  
Goodwill509,054  506,953  
Regulatory authorizations, net474,463  478,598  
Other intangible assets, net22,667  29,507  
Other investments, net275,873  325,405  
Other non-current assets, net340,904  334,841  
Total non-current assets4,148,668  4,318,084  
Total assets$6,976,190  $7,154,298  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  
Current liabilities:  
Trade accounts payable$112,748  $124,080  
Current portion of long-term debt, net896,386    
Contract liabilities89,831  101,060  
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities262,944  270,879  
Total current liabilities1,361,909  496,019  
Non-current liabilities:  
Long-term debt, net1,494,902  2,389,168  
Deferred tax liabilities, net349,973  351,692  
Operating lease liabilities110,899  96,941  
Other non-current liabilities74,239  74,925  
Total non-current liabilities2,030,013  2,912,726  
Total liabilities3,391,922  3,408,745  
Commitments and contingencies

Stockholders’ equity:  
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at both June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019    
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 4,000,000,000 shares authorized:  
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value, 1,600,000,000 shares authorized, 56,988,365 shares issued and 50,306,445 shares outstanding at June 30, 2020 and 56,592,251 shares issued and 50,107,330 shares outstanding at December 31, 201957  57  
Class B convertible common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, 47,687,039 shares issued and outstanding at both June 30, 2020 and December 31, 201948  48  
Class C convertible common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at both June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019    
Class D common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at both June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019    
Additional paid-in capital3,311,861  3,290,483  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(206,810) (122,138) 
Accumulated earnings (losses)558,034  632,809  
Treasury stock, at cost(137,347) (131,454) 
Total EchoStar Corporation stockholders’ equity3,525,843  3,669,805  
Non-controlling interests58,425  75,748  
Total stockholders’ equity3,584,268  3,745,553  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$6,976,190  $7,154,298  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Amounts in thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 2020201920202019
Revenue:  
Services and other revenue$417,043  $402,786  $825,400  $805,454  
Equipment revenue42,423  57,645  99,732  109,359  
Total revenue459,466  460,431  925,132  914,813  
Costs and expenses:  
Cost of sales - services and other (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)141,019  142,680  286,271  286,027  
Cost of sales - equipment (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)32,542  46,549  78,450  91,556  
Selling, general and administrative expenses113,798  149,209  239,079  261,323  
Research and development expenses7,448  6,388  13,702  13,276  
Depreciation and amortization129,887  120,266  262,255  239,244  
Total costs and expenses424,694  465,092  879,757  891,426  
Operating income (loss)34,772  (4,661) 45,375  23,387  
Other income (expense):  
Interest income, net10,760  23,213  26,343  47,642  
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized(38,258) (53,749) (74,491) (106,948) 
Gains (losses) on investments, net(6,090) 12,855  (52,762) 19,791  
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates, net(6,345) (4,754) (3,732) (11,107) 
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses), net1,560  1,753  (9,284) 593  
Other, net(391) 7  (670) (35) 
Total other income (expense), net(38,764) (20,675) (114,596) (50,064) 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes(3,992) (25,336) (69,221) (26,677) 
Income tax benefit (provision), net(10,851) (4,692) (3,359) (7,590) 
Net income (loss) from continuing operations(14,843) (30,028) (72,580) (34,267) 
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations  24,968    44,215  
Net income (loss)(14,843) (5,060) (72,580) 9,948  
Less: Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests3,431  (632) 6,873  (1,438) 
Net income (loss) attributable to EchoStar Corporation common stock$(11,412) $(5,692) $(65,707) $8,510  
Earnings (losses) per share - Class A and B common stock:  
Basic and diluted earnings (losses) from continuing operations per share$(0.12) $(0.32) $(0.67) $(0.37) 
Total basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share$(0.12) $(0.06) $(0.67) $0.09  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 2020201920202019
Net income (loss)$(14,843) $(5,060) $(72,580) $9,948  
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:  
Foreign currency translation(20,153) 2,896  (100,515) 3,807  
Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale debt securities3,091  4  (275) 3,291  
Other97  1,868  (2,578) (932) 
Amounts reclassified to net income (loss):
Realized losses (gains) on available-for-sale debt securities  (17)   (566) 
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(16,965) 4,751  (103,368) 5,600  
Comprehensive income (loss)(31,808) (309) (175,948) 15,548  
Less: Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests5,804  (632) 25,569  (1,438) 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to EchoStar Corporation$(26,004) $(941) $(150,379) $14,110  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 AND 2019
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)

Common
Stock
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Accumulated
Earnings (Losses)
Treasury
Stock, at cost
Non-controlling
Interests
Total
Balance, March 31, 2019$102  $3,713,777  $(124,251) $709,928  $(131,454) $11,434  $4,179,536  
Issuances of Class A common stock:  
Exercise of stock options2  59,455  —  —  —  —  59,457  
Employee Stock Purchase Plan—  2,325  —  —  —  —  2,325  
Stock-based compensation—  2,205  —  —  —  —  2,205  
Other comprehensive income (loss)—  —  4,751  —  —  —  4,751  
Net income (loss)—  —  —  (5,692) —  632  (5,060) 
Other, net—  (263) —    —  —  (263) 
Balance, June 30, 2019$104  $3,777,499  $(119,500) $704,236  $(131,454) $12,066  $4,242,951  
Balance, March 31, 2020$105  $3,307,360  $(192,218) $569,446  $(137,347) $58,229  $3,605,575  
Issuances of Class A common stock:
Exercise of stock options—  328  —  —  —  —  328  
Employee Stock Purchase Plan—  2,376  —  —  —  —  2,376  
Stock-based compensation—  2,125  —  —  —  —  2,125  
Contribution by non-controlling interest holder—  —  —  —  —  6,000  6,000  
Other comprehensive income (loss)—  —  (14,592) —  —  (2,373) (16,965) 
Net income (loss)—  —  —  (11,412) —  (3,431) (14,843) 
Other, net—  (328) —    —    (328) 
Balance, June 30, 2020$105  $3,311,861  $(206,810) $558,034  $(137,347) $58,425  $3,584,268  


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020 AND 2019
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
Common StockAdditional
Paid-In
Capital
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Accumulated
Earnings (Losses)
Treasury
Stock, at cost
Non-controlling
Interests
Total
Balance, December 31, 2018$102  $3,702,522  $(125,100) $694,129  $(131,454) $15,275  $4,155,474  
Issuances of Class A common stock:       
Exercise of stock options2  61,501  —  —  —  —  61,503  
Employee benefits—  6,654  —  —  —  —  6,654  
Employee Stock Purchase Plan—  5,074  —  —  —  —  5,074  
Stock-based compensation—  4,833  —  —  —  —  4,833  
Purchase of non-controlling interest—  (2,666) —  —  —  (4,647) (7,313) 
Other comprehensive income (loss)—  —  5,600  —  —  —  5,600  
Net income (loss)—  —  —  8,510  —  1,438  9,948  
Other, net—  (419) —  1,597  —  —  1,178  
Balance, June 30, 2019$104  $3,777,499  $(119,500) $704,236  $(131,454) $12,066  $4,242,951  
Balance, December 31, 2019$105  $3,290,483  $(122,138) $632,809  $(131,454) $75,748  $3,745,553  
Cumulative effect of accounting changes—  —  —  (9,068) —  (240) (9,308) 
Balance, January 1, 2020105  3,290,483  (122,138) 623,741  (131,454) 75,508  3,736,245  
Issuances of Class A common stock:
Exercise of stock options—