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  • Previous Rank98
  • Revenues ($M)33,260
  • Revenue Percent Change4.7%
  • Profits ($M)2,756
  • Profits Percent Change-3.6%
  • Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)42,788

In a bit to claim more than 20 million cable television subscribers, AT&T acquired DirecTV during the middle of 2014. The company’s large subscriber base and high quality offerings mean that it’s new parent company will expand its offerings tremendously. There’s also the opportunity to expand in Latin America, the company said in its 2014 annual report. The company has seen net income dip in recent years, however, while competition with DISH has increased. Being under the umbrella of a company as large as AT&T should help. But companies like Netflix have also become increasingly vocal against the provider. The online streaming service asked the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 to reject the merger. The company also saw sales increase by nearly 5%.

*Acquired by AT&T (2014 Rank: 12), July 24, 2015.

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Company Info

CEO
Michael D. White
Industry
Telecommunications
Sector
Telecommunications
HQ Location
El Segundo, CA
Websitehttp://www.directv.com
Years on List11

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)33,2604.7%
Profits ($M)2,756-3.6%
Total Stockholder Equity-5,213-
Employees30,925-
Market Value (as of March 31, 2015)42,788-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues8.3%
Profits as % of Assets10.8%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity-

Earnings Per Share (last fiscal year)

Earnings Per Share ($)5.4
EPS % Change (from 2013)4.4%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)41.6%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)-

Total Return

Total Return to Investors (2014)25.5%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)21.1%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)17.9%