| DISH Network is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. operates two business segments: Pay-TV and Wireless. Co. provides pay-TV services under: the DISH® brand, which consists of, among other things, Federal Communications Commission licenses authorizing Co. to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, Co.'s owned and leased satellites, and certain other assets utilized in Co.'s operations; and the Sling® brand, which consists of, among other things, live-linear streaming over-the-top Internet-based domestic, international and Latino video programming services. In addition, Co. invests to acquire certain wireless spectrum licenses and related assets. We show 44 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our DISH shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute DISH market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing DISH market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing DISH's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of DISH versus a peer is one thing; comparing
DISH market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like DISH can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching DISH by allowing them to research the DISH market cap history.