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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 SEPTEMBER 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 October 29, 2020, the registrant’s outstanding common stock consisted of 50,458,521 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 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 (each as defined herein) matter, 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 for the accuracy and completeness of any forward-looking statements. We assume no responsibility for updating
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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
September 30,
2020
December 31,
2019
Assets
Current assets:  
Cash and cash equivalents$555,550 $1,519,431 
Marketable investment securities1,950,804 940,623 
Trade accounts receivable and contract assets, net190,950 196,629 
Other current assets, net192,724 179,531 
Total current assets2,890,028 2,836,214 
Non-current assets:  
Property and equipment, net2,372,594 2,528,738 
Operating lease right-of-use assets129,073 114,042 
Goodwill508,660 506,953 
Regulatory authorizations, net475,824 478,598 
Other intangible assets, net20,550 29,507 
Other investments, net284,238 325,405 
Other non-current assets, net344,569 334,841 
Total non-current assets4,135,508 4,318,084 
Total assets$7,025,536 $7,154,298 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  
Current liabilities:  
Trade accounts payable$111,099 $124,080 
Current portion of long-term debt, net897,303  
Contract liabilities89,622 101,060 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities276,703 270,879 
Total current liabilities1,374,727 496,019 
Non-current liabilities:  
Long-term debt, net1,495,078 2,389,168 
Deferred tax liabilities, net352,948 351,692 
Operating lease liabilities115,376 96,941 
Other non-current liabilities74,271 74,925 
Total non-current liabilities2,037,673 2,912,726 
Total liabilities3,412,400 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 September 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, 57,140,432 shares issued and 50,458,512 shares outstanding at September 30, 2020 and 56,592,251 shares issued and 50,107,330 shares outstanding at December 31, 2019
57 57 
Class B convertible common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, 47,687,039 shares issued and outstanding at both September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019
48 48 
Class C convertible common stock, $0.001 par value, 800,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding at both September 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 September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019
  
Additional paid-in capital3,317,868 3,290,483 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(209,538)(122,138)
Accumulated earnings (losses)583,474 632,809 
Treasury stock, at cost(137,347)(131,454)
Total EchoStar Corporation stockholders’ equity3,554,562 3,669,805 
Non-controlling interests58,574 75,748 
Total stockholders’ equity3,613,136 3,745,553 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$7,025,536 $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 September 30,For the nine months ended September 30,
 2020201920202019
Revenue:  
Services and other revenue$426,532 $406,537 $1,251,932 $1,211,991 
Equipment revenue46,970 65,725 146,702 175,084 
Total revenue473,502 472,262 1,398,634 1,387,075 
Costs and expenses:  
Cost of sales - services and other (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)146,577 143,842 432,848 429,869 
Cost of sales - equipment (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)37,079 51,188 115,529 142,744 
Selling, general and administrative expenses115,358 122,629 354,437 383,952 
Research and development expenses7,676 6,136 21,378 19,411 
Depreciation and amortization129,822 122,374 392,077 361,619 
Total costs and expenses436,512 446,169 1,316,269 1,337,595 
Operating income (loss)36,990 26,093 82,365 49,480 
Other income (expense):  
Interest income, net7,364 17,175 33,707 64,817 
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized(37,967)(49,865)(112,458)(156,813)
Gains (losses) on investments, net14,998 8,295 (37,764)28,087 
Equity in earnings (losses) of unconsolidated affiliates, net(2,134)(3,209)(5,866)(14,317)
Foreign currency transaction gains (losses), net6,681 (15,094)(2,603)(14,501)
Other, net291 (1,493)(379)(1,527)
Total other income (expense), net(10,767)(44,191)(125,363)(94,254)
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes26,223 (18,098)(42,998)(44,774)
Income tax benefit (provision), net(2,950)(5,016)(6,309)(12,607)
Net income (loss) from continuing operations23,273 (23,114)(49,307)(57,381)
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations 2,008  46,223 
Net income (loss)23,273 (21,106)(49,307)(11,158)
Less: Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests2,167 2,797 9,040 1,359 
Net income (loss) attributable to EchoStar Corporation common stock$25,440 $(18,309)$(40,267)$(9,799)
Earnings (losses) per share - Class A and B common stock:  
Basic and diluted earnings (losses) from continuing operations per share$0.26 $(0.21)$(0.41)$(0.58)
Total basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share$0.26 $(0.19)$(0.41)$(0.10)

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 September 30,For the nine months ended September 30,
 2020201920202019
Net income (loss)$23,273 $(21,106)$(49,307)$(11,158)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:  
Foreign currency translation(11,585)(14,539)(112,100)(10,732)
Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale debt securities27 8 (248)3,299 
Other6,900 2,367 4,322 1,435 
Amounts reclassified to net income (loss):
Realized losses (gains) on available-for-sale debt securities(1) (1)(566)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax(4,659)(12,164)(108,027)(6,564)
Comprehensive income (loss)18,614 (33,270)(157,334)(17,722)
Less: Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interests4,098 2,797 29,667 1,359 
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to EchoStar Corporation$22,712 $(30,473)$(127,667)$(16,363)

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 SEPTEMBER 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, June 30, 2019$104 $3,777,499 $(119,500)$704,236 $(131,454)$12,066 $4,242,951 
Issuances of Class A common stock:
Exercise of stock options— 2,640 — — — — 2,640 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan— 2,650 — — — — 2,650 
Stock-based compensation— 2,287 — — — — 2,287 
R&D tax credits utilized by DISH Network— (13)— — — — (13)
Purchase of non-controlling interest— 1,833 — — — (1,833) 
BSS Transaction— (535,103)— — — — (535,103)
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — (12,164)— — — (12,164)
Net income (loss)— — — (18,309)— (2,797)(21,106)
Other, net— 15 — — — 1,758 1,773 
Balance, September 30, 2019$104 $3,251,808 $(131,664)$685,927 $(131,454)$9,194 $3,683,915 
Balance, June 30, 2020$105 $3,311,861 $(206,810)$558,034 $(137,347)$58,425 $3,584,268 
Issuances of Class A common stock:
Exercise of stock options— 477 — — — — 477 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan— 2,766 — — — — 2,766 
Stock-based compensation— 2,378 — — — — 2,378 
Contribution by non-controlling interest holder— — — — — 4,268 4,268 
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — (6,670)— — (1,931)(8,601)
Net income (loss)— — — 25,440 — (2,167)23,273 
Other, net— 386 3,942 — — (21)4,307 
Balance, September 30, 2020$105 $3,317,868 $(209,538)$583,474 $(137,347)$58,574 $3,613,136 

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 NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 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, 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 64,141 — — — — 64,143 
Employee benefits— 6,654 — — — — 6,654 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan— 7,724 — — — — 7,724 
Stock-based compensation— 7,120 — — — — 7,120 
R&D tax credits utilized by DISH Network— (432)— — — — (432)
Purchase of non-controlling interest— (833)— — — (6,480)(7,313)
BSS Transaction— (535,103)— — — — (535,103)
Other comprehensive income (loss)— — (6,564)— — — (6,564)
Net income (loss)— — — (9,799)— (1,359)(11,158)
Other, net— 15 — 1,597 — 1,758 3,370 
Balance, September 30, 2019$104 $3,251,808 $(131,664)$685,927 $(131,454)$9,194 $3,683,915 
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— 983 — — — — 983 
Employee benefits— 6,920 — — — — 6,920 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan— 8,066 — — — — 8,066 
Stock-based compensation— 6,887 — — — — 6,887 
Issuance of equity and contribution of assets pursuant to the Yahsat JV formation— 4,338 — — — (1,514)2,824 
Contribution by non-controlling interest holder— — — — 14,268 14,268 
Other comprehensive income (loss)— (91,342)— — (20,627)(111,969)
Net income (loss)— — (40,267)— (9,040)(49,307)
Treasury share repurchase— — — (5,893)(5,893)
Other, net— 191 3,942 — — (21)4,112 
Balance, September 30, 2020$105 $3,317,868 $(209,538)$583,474 $(137,347)$58,574 $3,613,136 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Amounts in thousands)
(Unaudited)
For the nine months ended
September 30,
 20202019
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)$(49,307)$(11,158)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash flows from operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization392,077 459,054 
Losses (gains) on investments, net37,764 (28,087)
Equity in losses (earnings) of unconsolidated affiliates, net5,866 14,317 
Foreign currency transaction losses (gains), net2,603 14,501 
Deferred tax provision (benefit), net4,474 22,949 
Stock-based compensation6,887 7,120 
Amortization of debt issuance costs3,212 4,882 
Dividends received from unconsolidated affiliates 2,716 
Other, net(9,145)9,617 
Changes in assets and liabilities, net:
Trade accounts receivable and contract assets, net(9,157)(5,439)
Other current assets, net(21,090)(42,140)
Trade accounts payable(17,824)18,180 
Contract liabilities(11,438)37,273 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities29,155 27,972 
Non-current assets and non-current liabilities, net1,325 1,303 
Net cash flows from operating activities365,402 533,060 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of marketable investment securities(2,234,671)(655,265)
Sales and maturities of marketable investment securities1,231,790 1,988,078 
Expenditures for property and equipment(295,041)(314,861)
Expenditures for externally marketed software(27,824)(21,364)
Purchase of other investments(5,500) 
Investments in unconsolidated affiliates (7,503)
Dividend received from unconsolidated affiliate 2,284 
Net cash flows from investing activities(1,331,246)991,369 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repurchase and maturity of the 2019 Senior Secured Notes (920,923)
Payment of finance lease obligations(606)(29,135)
Payment of in-orbit incentive obligations(1,268)(5,269)
Net proceeds from Class A common stock options exercised983 64,143 
Net proceeds from Class A common stock issued under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan8,066 7,724 
Treasury share purchase(5,893) 
Contribution by non-controlling interest holder14,268  
Purchase of non-controlling interest (7,313)
Other, net998 758 
Net cash flows from financing activities16,548 (890,015)
Effect of exchange rates on cash and cash equivalents(8,348)(411)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(957,644)634,003 
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted amounts, beginning of period1,521,889 929,495 
Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted amounts, end of period$564,245 $1,563,498 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
NOTE 1.    ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

Principal Business
 
EchoStar Corporation (which, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as “EchoStar,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”) is a holding company that was organized in October 2007 as a corporation under the laws of the State of Nevada and has operated as a separately traded public company from DISH Network Corporation (“DISH”) since 2008. Our Class A common stock is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “SATS.”

We are a global provider of broadband satellite technologies, broadband internet services for consumer customers, which include home and small to medium-sized businesses, and satellite services. We also deliver innovative network technologies, managed services and communications solutions for enterprise customers, which include aeronautical and government enterprises. We operate in the following two business segments:
 
Hughes — which provides broadband satellite technologies and broadband internet services to domestic and international consumer customers and broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services and communication solutions to service providers and enterprise customers. The Hughes segment also designs, provides and installs gateway and terminal equipment to customers for other satellite systems. In addition, our Hughes segment designs, develops, constructs and provides telecommunication networks comprising satellite ground segment systems and terminals to mobile system operators and our enterprise customers.
ESS — which uses certain of our owned and leased in-orbit satellites and related licenses to provide satellite services on a full-time and/or occasional-use basis to U.S. government service providers, internet service providers, broadcast news organizations, content providers and private enterprise customers.
 
Our operations also include various corporate departments (primarily Executive, Treasury, Strategic Development, Human Resources, IT, Finance, Accounting, Real Estate and Legal) and other activities, such as costs incurred in certain satellite development programs and other business development activities, and gains or losses from certain of our investments, that have not been assigned to our business segments. These activities, costs and income, as well as eliminations of intersegment transactions, are accounted for in Corporate and Other. We also divide our operations by primary geographic market as follows: (i) North America (the U.S. and its territories, Mexico, and Canada); (ii) South and Central America; and (iii) Other (Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, India, and the Middle East). Refer to Note 14. Segment Reporting for further detail.
In September 2019, pursuant to a master transaction agreement (the “Master Transaction Agreement”) with DISH and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH (“Merger Sub”), (i) we transferred certain real property and the various businesses, products, licenses, technology, revenues, billings, operating activities, assets and liabilities primarily related to the former portion of our ESS segment that managed, marketed and provided (1) broadcast satellite services primarily to DISH and its subsidiaries (together with DISH, “DISH Network”) and our joint venture Dish Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Dish Mexico”) and its subsidiaries, and (2) telemetry, tracking and control (“TT&C”) services for satellites owned by DISH Network and a portion of our other businesses (collectively, the “BSS Business”) to one of our former subsidiaries, EchoStar BSS Corporation (“BSS Corp.”), (ii) we distributed to each holder of shares of our Class A or Class B common stock entitled to receive consideration in the transaction an amount of shares of common stock of BSS Corp., par value $0.001 per share (“BSS Common Stock”), equal to one share of BSS Common Stock for each share of our Class A or Class B common stock owned by such stockholder (the “Distribution”); and (iii) immediately after the Distribution, (1) Merger Sub merged with and into BSS Corp. (the “Merger”), such that BSS Corp. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of DISH and with DISH then owning and operating the BSS Business, and (2) each issued and outstanding share of BSS Common Stock owned by EchoStar stockholders was converted into the right to receive 0.23523769 shares of DISH Class A common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“DISH Common Stock”) ((i) - (iii) collectively, the “BSS Transaction”).

Following the consummation of the BSS Transaction, we no longer operate the BSS Business, which was a substantial portion of our ESS segment. As a result of the BSS Transaction, the financial results of the BSS Business, except for certain real estate that transferred in the transaction, are presented as discontinued operations
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ECHOSTAR CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(Unaudited)
and, as such, excluded from continuing operations and segment results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, as presented in these unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and the accompanying notes (collectively, the “Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements”).

All amounts in the following footnotes reference results from continuing operations unless otherwise noted. Refer to Note 4. Discontinued Operations for further detail.

NOTE 2.    SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation
 
These Co