The Directv Group Inc

Industry: Entertainment Media

Fortune Rank: 116

DirecTV Group, Inc. provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: DIRECTV U.S., DIRECTV Latin America, and Network Systems. The DIRECTV U.S. segment provides direct-to-home digital television services and multichannel video programming distribution via satellite to residential and commercial customers in the United States. It also offers professional and collegiate sports programming. As of December 31, 2004, DIRECTV U.S. segment had approximately 13.9 million subscribers. The DIRECTV Latin America segment provides direct-to-home digital television services via satellite to residential and commercial customers throughout Latin America. As of the above date, it had approximately 1.6 million subscribers. The Network Systems segment provides satellite-based private business networks, or VSAT, and consumer broadband Internet access. The company was formerly known as Hughes Electronics Corporation and changed its name to The DIRECTV Group, Inc. in March 2004. DirecTV Group was incorporated in Delaware in 1977 and is based in El Segundo, California.

The Directv Group Inc

The Directv Group Inc is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 The Directv Group Inc was ranked number 116 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 116th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

The Directv Group Inc achieved revenue of $21,565.00 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $942.00 million.

The Directv Group Inc' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 116th compared to 126th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $19,693 million (a change of 2 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,521 million (a change of $941 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then The Directv Group Inc would be ranked 141st rather than 116th due to its profits of $942 in 2010.

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