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November 27, 2015 8:25 PM ET

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Company Overview of Hughes Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Hughes Communications, Inc. provides broadband satellite services, products, and managed network solutions for enterprise, small business, government, and consumer applications worldwide. The company offers high-speed Internet solutions for homes; broadband products, services, and solutions to enterprises in retail, restaurant, hospitality, retail petroleum, utilities, oil and gas, education, and lottery industries; and managed solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies. It also delivers continent-wide broadband satellite connectivity, as well as a range of managed solutions and applications to major enterprise customers, including Fortune 1000 companies in various sectors pr...

11717 Exploration Lane

Germantown, MD 20876

United States

Founded in 2005

2,254 Employees





Key Executives for Hughes Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Disclosure Committee, Chairman of Hughes Network Systems LLC, Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Network Systems LLC and President of Hughes Network Systems LLC
Age: 69
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Member of Disclosure Committee
Age: 55
Executive Vice President and Member of Disclosure Committee
Age: 68
Executive Vice President of Engineering and Member of Disclosure Committee
Age: 60
Executive Vice President, General Manager of North America Division and Member of Disclosure Committee
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Hughes Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Hughes Communications, Inc. Announces Full Suite of Aeronautical Mobility Features and Capabilities for its JUPITER System; Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. to Utilize Hughes' JUPITER System HT Aero Modem

Hughes Communications, Inc. has announced a full suite of aeronautical mobility features and capabilities for its JUPITER System. The Hughes JUPITER System mobility option incorporates a number of important features, including hitless beam switching which preserves the TCP connection either within or between satellites; doppler compensation; fast out- route acquisition; and return channel spreading to ensure compliance with adjacent satellite interference regulations. Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with Hughes to utilize Hughes' JUPITER System HT Aero Modem, including the core router module and JUPITER mobility technology, to power GEE's next-generation, high-performance broadband aeronautical service. This newest version of Hughes' HT Aero Modem incorporates significant technological advances that will enable GEE to deliver aeronautical services on any Ku-band satellite, including both wide beam and HTS capacity. With the capability of the Hughes modem to support fast and seamless beam switchover, within a satellite or between satellites, users of GEE's service will enjoy superior broadband service on a global basis.

Hughes Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

Hughes announced earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue in the first quarter of 2015 was $325 million or a growth of 3% over last year. Growth was led by consumer services and the mobile satellite revenue, offset partially by lower hardware sales to DISH for their wholesale services. EBITDA in the first quarter was $91 million, an 11% increase over last year. Contributors to the strong EBITDA growth were higher mix of consumer service revenue with the associated higher margins, offset partially by higher sales and marketing expenses in the consumer business.

Hughes Communications Reports Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014

Hughes Communications reported earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $344 million for a growth of 10% over the fourth quarter last year. EBITDA in the fourth quarter was $90 million, a 14% increase over 2013. For the full year, revenue was $1.33 billion for 9% growth. For the quarter and full year the growth has been led by consumer services, but the company saw growth across all business units, with one exception, that being the sale of wholesale consumer equipment to DISH. EBITDA for the full year was $357 million for strong increase 27% Contributors to this growth were a higher mix of service revenue in 2014 would be associated with higher margins.

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