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ViaSat Inc

ViaSat Inc (VSAT)

13.41
-0.39
(-2.83%)
Closed June 14 4:00PM
13.41
-0.01
(-0.07%)
After Hours: 4:04PM

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Key stats and details

Current Price
13.41
Bid
13.21
Ask
13.54
Volume
1,940,241
13.16 Day's Range 13.74
13.16 52 Week Range 44.32
Market Cap
Previous Close
13.80
Open
13.66
Last Trade
12
@
13.3467
Last Trade Time
Financial Volume
$ 25,957,759
VWAP
13.3786
Average Volume (3m)
1,315,669
Shares Outstanding
125,320,499
Dividend Yield
-
PE Ratio
-1.57
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
-8.53
Revenue
4.28B
Net Profit
-1.07B

About ViaSat Inc

Viasat Inc provides bandwidth technologies and services in three segments: satellite services, which provides satellite-based high-speed broadband services to consumers, enterprises, and commercial airlines; commercial networks, which develops end-to-end communication and connectivity systems; and g... Viasat Inc provides bandwidth technologies and services in three segments: satellite services, which provides satellite-based high-speed broadband services to consumers, enterprises, and commercial airlines; commercial networks, which develops end-to-end communication and connectivity systems; and government systems, which produces network-centric Internet Protocol-based secure government communication systems. A large majority of the firm's revenue is generated in the United States, with the rest coming from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Show more

Sector
Radio, Tv Broadcast, Comm Eq
Industry
Radio, Tv Broadcast, Comm Eq
Website
Headquarters
Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Founded
1970
ViaSat Inc is listed in the Radio, Tv Broadcast, Comm Eq sector of the NASDAQ with ticker VSAT. The last closing price for ViaSat was $13.80. Over the last year, ViaSat shares have traded in a share price range of $ 13.16 to $ 44.32.

ViaSat currently has 125,320,499 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of ViaSat is $1.68 billion. ViaSat has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of -1.57.

ViaSat (VSAT) Options Flow Summary

Overall Flow

Bearish

Net Premium

-756k

Calls / Puts

0.00%

Buys / Sells

75.00%

OTM / ITM

0.00%

Sweeps Ratio

0.00%

VSAT Latest News

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Viasat Releases Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results

Viasat Releases Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Results PR Newswire CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2024 CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a...

U.S. Index Futures Open Lower Amid Nasdaq Record, Fed Speeches

U.S. index futures opened slightly lower in pre-market trading on Tuesday, reflecting investor caution after the Nasdaq hit a record high close, while the market remains attentive to speeches...

PeriodChangeChange %OpenHighLowAvg. Daily VolVWAP
1-2.03-13.147668393815.4416.1913.16148703614.57368242CS
4-4.92-26.841243862518.3319.713.16183843315.89378057CS
12-3.88-22.440717177617.2919.713.16131566916.3663249CS
26-11.96-47.142294048125.3729.1113.16122524519.068066CS
52-30.34-69.348571428643.7544.3213.16128802221.8905237CS
156-38.16-73.996509598651.5768.7613.1674971629.95378542CS
260-74.29-84.709236031987.789.8513.1666455036.29202497CS

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VSAT Discussion

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oneforone oneforone 2 months ago
This is how good the service is. 1 star rating
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/internet/viasat.html
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oneforone oneforone 2 months ago
The service sucks and the bottom line will show it soon.
Google complaints on this mess of a satellite service.
Wont let folks close accounts etc,etc.
They just told me they dont have any technicians to service my dish.
WTF~~ Cant stream shit, it buffers.
No service technicians~~ But they charge for up keep and wont do it !!
GOOGLE IT
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doczaius doczaius 4 years ago
Very active board here
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
$VSAT bears are running Viasat Inc Nasdaq Vsat Short Squeeze
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drobx drobx 6 years ago
The thing I learned from the net neutrality debate is that a lot of people have only one available broadband provider, which seems like a problem. Is there a big opportunity for Viasat?
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trendmkr trendmkr 7 years ago
Insider Trading Activity ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) – VP Sold 500 shares of Stock http://marketexclusive.com/insider-trading-activity-viasat-inc-nasdaqvsat-vp-sold-500-shares-of-stock-3/52446/?icd1
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ValueInvestor15 ValueInvestor15 8 years ago
Macquarie downgraded VSAT to underperform. Fundamentals support rating change:

Valuation Analysis
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Chalicham Chalicham 9 years ago
Going to 70's after earnings
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OGSPECULATOR OGSPECULATOR 11 years ago
Quiet forum for this runner!!!
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mgland mgland 11 years ago
Add ViaSat Inc. to the people, places and things that have set Guinness World Records.

todays San Diego Business Journal

http://sdbj.com/news/2013/mar/08/viasat-inc-sets-guinness-world-record/
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
~ $VSAT ~ Earnings posted, pending or coming soon! In Charts and Links Below!

~ $VSAT ~ Earnings expected on Monday *
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period in Connection with Proposed Acquisition of WildBlue Communications


Press Release
Source: ViaSat Inc.
On 8:00 am EDT, Friday October 30, 2009
Buzz up! 0 Print.Companies:Viasat Inc.
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT - News), a producer of innovative satellite and other wireless communication systems, announced today that ViaSat and WildBlue Communications Inc. have been granted early termination by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice of the mandatory waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (“HSR”), in connection with the previously announced ViaSat acquisition of WildBlue.

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VSAT 29.43 0.00


{"s" : "vsat","k" : "c10,l10,p20,t10","o" : "","j" : ""} Completion of the proposed acquisition remains subject to receipt of other regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of the other closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement. The parties continue to expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of ViaSat’s 2010 fiscal year, which ends April 2, 2010.

About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, and Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories division), and additional field offices and service centers worldwide.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to the timing and expected closing of the proposed acquisition of WildBlue by ViaSat. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: the ability of the parties to consummate the proposed acquisition on the terms described in this release, or at all; the satisfaction of the various closing conditions to the proposed acquisition; the ability to realize anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

WildBlue is a registered trademark of WildBlue Communications Inc.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are trade names of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. “Comsat” is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.


Contact:
Media RelationsBrainerd CommunicatorsJoe LoBello / Scott Cianciulli 212.986.6667 212.986.6667lobello@braincomm.comcianciulli@braincomm.comorInvestor RelationsViaSat Inc. 760-476-2633
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat Announces Proposed Private Placement of $250 Million in Senior Notes


Press Release
Source: ViaSat Inc.
On 4:50 pm EDT, Tuesday October 13, 2009
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CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT - News) today announced that it intends to commence an offering of $250 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2016, subject to market and other conditions. The notes will be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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{"s" : "vsat","k" : "c10,l10,p20,t10","o" : "","j" : ""} The notes will bear interest at a rate to be determined by negotiations between ViaSat and the initial purchasers, and will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain of ViaSat’s existing and future subsidiaries.

If ViaSat’s previously announced acquisition of WildBlue Holding, Inc. is consummated, the net proceeds from the offering will be used to fund a portion of the purchase price of such acquisition. If the acquisition of WildBlue is not consummated, ViaSat intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include financing costs related to the purchase, launch and operation of its ViaSat-1 satellite, other potential acquisitions, working capital or capital expenditures.

The senior unsecured notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes or any other securities, and no offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. Any offers of the notes will be made only by means of an offering memorandum. This press release is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135c under the Securities Act.


Contact:
Media RelationsBrainerd CommunicatorsJoe LoBello / Scott Cianciulli 212-986-6667 212-986-6667lobello@braincomm.comcianciulli@braincomm.comorInvestor RelationsViaSat Inc. 760-476-2633
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat buys WildBlue Communications for USD568m

Oct 02, 2009 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- ViaSat (NASDAQ:VSAT), a US wireless communication system provider, reported on Thursday that it is finalising a deal to buy WildBlue Communications, a privately held satellite broadband service company.
The purchase, which is subject to customary regulatory and other conditions, is said to be worth USD568m (EUR389.5m) in cash and stock and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of ViaSat's fiscal 2009/10, ending on 2 April.




(C)2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat intends to finance the cash portion of the transaction from a combination of WildBlue and ViaSat available cash on hand, and by working with certain of its lenders and others to structure financing which is expected to be implemented prior to close. A ViaSat has arranged with WildBlue current creditors a USD350m second lien term loan with a four year maturity, following closing. This loan can be used, at ViaSat's sole election, in whole or in part, in the event third-party debt financing is not raised on satisfactory terms prior to closing.

The number of ViaSat common shares to be issued at closing will be determined based on the ten-day volume weighted average closing price (VWAP) of ViaSat shares shortly prior to closing, subject to a collar mechanism. Accordingly, ViaSat will issue at closing not over approximately 5.685 million shares or not less than approximately 4.262 million shares. In the event the VWAP is equal to USD25.73, ViaSat will issue approximately 4.858 million shares.
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat plans to acquire WildBlue Communications for USD568m

Oct 02, 2009 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Provider of satellite and digital communication products ViaSat Inc (Nasdaq: VSAT) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire WildBlue Communications Inc, a Ka-band satellite broadband service provider, in a cash and stock transaction valued at USD568m.
The purchase price is approximately USD500m taking into account WildBlue's expected amount of cash on hand today.

WildBlue generated revenues of approximately USD209m, adjusted EBITDA of USD76m and USD52m of unlevered free cash flow for the trailing twelve month period ended 30 June 2009.

The consideration to be delivered at closing of the transaction to the WildBlue shareholders and creditors will consist of USD443m cash and USD125m million of newly issued ViaSat common stock.

ViaSat said that the free cash flow generated by WildBlue is expected to meaningfully exceed the transaction financing costs and, as a result, WildBlue cash flow is expected to become a source of funds to complete ViaSat-1 and accelerate network build-out.

The company will retain WildBlue cash on hand at closing, the amount of which is expected to change modestly between now and closing as a result of anticipated free cash flow in WildBlue's business and certain customary closing adjustments.

Also, ViaSat's assessment of the fair value of the net assets acquired as of the estimated transaction close date is expected to approximate the purchase price, resulting in no additional goodwill on the ViaSat balance sheet.

ViaSat intends to finance the cash portion of the transaction from a combination of WildBlue and ViaSat available cash on hand, and by working with certain of its lenders and others to structure financing which is expected to be implemented prior to close. A ViaSat has arranged with WildBlue current creditors a USD350m second lien term loan with a four year maturity, following closing. This loan can be used, at ViaSat's sole election, in whole or in part, in the event third-party debt financing is not raised on satisfactory terms prior to closing.

The number of ViaSat common shares to be issued at closing will be determined based on the ten-day volume weighted average closing price (VWAP) of ViaSat shares shortly prior to closing, subject to a collar mechanism. Accordingly, ViaSat will issue at closing not over approximately 5.685 million shares or not less than approximately 4.262 million shares. In the event the VWAP is equal to USD25.73, ViaSat will issue approximately 4.858 million shares.

ViaSat has the right to substitute additional cash for some or all of the ViaSat common shares to be issued at closing.

This capital-efficient transaction is expected to be accretive to ViaSat's Non-GAAP EPS immediately after closing.

In addition to accelerating the growth of WildBlue's consumer satellite broadband business, the transaction is also expected to promote organic growth opportunities for other ViaSat commercial and defence businesses.

The transaction, which is not subject to a vote of ViaSat's shareholders, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of ViaSat's 2010 fiscal year, ending 2 April 2010.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as lead financial and legal advisor, respectively, to ViaSat. Morgan Stanley and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as financial and legal advisor, respectively, to WildBlue.




(C)2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
great day!!!
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
VSAT Chart:

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=vsat
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
Contact Information
ViaSat, Inc.
6155 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009

http://www.viasat.com

Phone: (760) 476-2200
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
Share Structure:

Estimated Market Cap: $823,770,071 as of Sep 30, 2009
Outstanding Shares: 30,992,102 as of Feb 6, 2009
Number of Share Holders of Record: 899 as of May 27, 2008
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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
Digital Communication Products for Commercial and Government Markets

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. We bring today’s new communication applications to people out of reach of terrestrial networks, in both the commercial and government sectors, with a variety of networking products:

Satellite networks for fixed-site and mobile communicationsSatellite antenna systems
Wireless datalinks and terminals for combat situational awareness
Information security for military networking
Mobile IP networking for soldiers
Communication microprocessor chipsets
Application and communication acceleration
Satellite network system design
Communication simulation and training systems.
Recognized for Growth and Stability
ViaSat is well known as a successful, innovative, high-growth company:

Three-time INC. 500 as a private company
Hannover Fairs ISCe2004 Satellite Industry Award for Innovation and Technology
CEO Mark Dankberg Via Satellite “2003 Satellite Executive of the Year”

BusinessWeek "100 Best Small Corporations"Forbes "200 Best Small Companies in America”
Red Herring “100 Top Small Caps”
Business 2.0 “100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies”
CEO Mark Dankberg American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) "2008 Aerospace International Communications Award"
Washington Technology "Top 100 Federal Prime Contractors"
DefenseNews "Top 100 Defense Contractors"
DefenseNews "Fast Track 50"
Space News "Top 50 Space Companies"
Industry recognition for ViaSat's corporate success and industry leadership

►See What We Do at ViaSat - an Interactive Graphic
►Watch our Communications "To The Edge" Overview Video
►Read Recent Articles About ViaSat


Surpassing 1,900 Employees and $628 Million in Sales
The company employs over 1,900 professional and support personnel. The largest department by far is engineering, with many holding graduate degrees in electrical engineering or computer science. Annual revenues hit a record $628 million during the most recently completed fiscal year (ended April 3, 2009).

History
ViaSat is part of the well-known Linkabit Corporation “family-tree” that spawned hundreds of San Diego area telecom startups, including Qualcomm, General Instruments, and Titan. Founded in 1986 by three former M/A-Com Linkabit employees, ViaSat is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol VSAT. Go to the History, Timeline or Industry Innovation & Firsts pages for more details.



To find out more about ViaSat, use the links on this page to explore our Web site.

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GuruTrader GuruTrader 15 years ago
ViaSat to Acquire WildBlue Communications
Integrates One of the USA’s Fastest Growing Broadband ISPs with the ViaSat-1 Satellite Venture and Positions WildBlue® Satellite Broadband for Accelerated Growth and Expansion

Capital-Efficient Transaction Expected to Be Accretive to ViaSat Non-GAAP EPS Immediately after Close



Press Release
Source: ViaSat Inc.
On Thursday October 1, 2009, 7:00 am EDT
Buzz up! 0 Print.Companies:ViaSat Inc.
CARLSBAD, Calif. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT - News), a producer of innovative satellite and other wireless communication systems, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held WildBlue Communications Inc., the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider, in a cash and stock transaction valued at $568 million. The combination sets the stage for accelerated growth and expansion of the WildBlue broadband service using ViaSat next generation network technology, featuring the high-capacity ViaSat-1 satellite scheduled to launch in early 2011.

Related Quotes
Symbol Price Change
VSAT 26.58 0.00


{"s" : "vsat","k" : "c10,l10,p20,t10","o" : "","j" : ""} “WildBlue and ViaSat have been close partners for nearly a decade and today’s announcement is the logical next step,” said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of ViaSat. “By integrating ViaSat-1 and its ground network technology into the WildBlue operational and distribution platform, we believe we can meaningfully reduce our operational execution risks. Joining forces with ViaSat provides fast and efficient access to next-generation capacity for the WildBlue business and its subscribers. This synergy, coupled with the improved free cash flow profile WildBlue has attained in the last year, has enabled us to structure what we believe is a highly capital efficient transaction that offers immediate financial benefits to ViaSat. In our view, it’s exceptional to be able to make an acquisition with so many strategic benefits under such favorable financial terms.”

In acquiring WildBlue, ViaSat gains one of the most successful and fastest growing wholesale and retail broadband service providers in the United States. In less than five years, WildBlue has become one of the top twenty broadband U.S. ISPs with over 400,000 customers (as measured by total subscribers according to data compiled by Leitchman Research and ISP Planet). The WildBlue high-speed, two-way Internet service for residential and small business customers, powered exclusively by the ViaSat SurfBeam® networking system, provides fast, reliable connections regardless of the customer’s location. WildBlue pioneered the use of “unprocessed” Ka-band spot beam technology to increase capacity and lower bandwidth costs, portending the value potential for the technology innovations ViaSat-1 will make possible.

“Our new satellite,” Dankberg continues, “will have nearly all of its capacity aimed at those areas where WildBlue growth is constrained by lack of cost-effective bandwidth. The planned launch of ViaSat-1 in early 2011 is expected to multiply WildBlue total network capacity by more than tenfold, and by a factor of over 20 in those areas with the highest demand at a fraction of its current bandwidth costs. The increased bandwidth coupled with next generation ViaSat network technology is expected to enable WildBlue to increase upstream and downstream user speeds by factors of 3 to 5 times in those high-demand areas at current subscription prices, substantially raising the value to consumers.”

David Leonard, CEO of WildBlue, commented, “Over the past several years, we focused on acquiring and retaining customers, scaling our business and generating cash flow. The combination with ViaSat sets the stage both strategically and financially for the next phase of growth at WildBlue. We believe ViaSat, through its success with WildBlue in the Unites States, Barrett XPlornet® in Canada, and Eutelsat ToowaySM in Europe, has achieved the economies of scale needed to make satellite broadband affordable and competitive. With the addition of ViaSat-1 capacity to our network, we believe we can grow our subscriber base to become a top ten broadband ISP in the U.S. and expand further domestically and internationally.”

In addition to accelerating the growth of WildBlue’s consumer satellite broadband business, the transaction also promotes organic growth opportunities for other ViaSat commercial and defense businesses.

“WildBlue’s satellites accelerate our entrance into new Ka-band broadband applications by over a year. We have been making steady progress pursuing defense and mobile broadband markets in the U.S. and globally,” continued Dankberg. “We are very excited about integrating the WildBlue team into all of our global broadband technology and service initiatives.”

A Combination Rooted in Integration

Since announcing plans to build ViaSat-1 in early 2008, ViaSat has been in discussions with several potential strategic and financial partners.

“WildBlue is in a unique position and was always our first choice as a partner,” said Dankberg. “We have worked together for a decade creating the Ka-band broadband market. We know and complement each other extremely well – creating an integrated technology and services company. The key was structuring a financially attractive transaction that fairly apportions value for all the constituencies; preserves the resources and relationships that are the source of technical, operational and market advantages; and has clear, consistent purpose and governance. We believe we have done that today,” said Dankberg.

Liberty Media to Appoint Representative to ViaSat Board

At closing, WildBlue shareholders are expected to have the right to nominate one representative to the ViaSat board of directors and have agreed to allow Liberty Media, who is expected to become a significant shareholder of ViaSat as part of this transaction, to select the representative.

“Our longstanding investment in WildBlue reflects our keen interest in new broadband access and media delivery networks of all types,” said Mark Carleton of Liberty Media, who also is chairman of WildBlue. “In just a few years, WildBlue established a demand for its service and rapidly grew to over 400,000 subscribers. We believe that combining the service and technology companies, expanding the market applications, and adding the timely quantum leap in network capacity expected by the ViaSat-1 satellite, establishes an even more competitive platform for further growth and value creation for shareholders.”

In addition, Intelsat, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers are also expected to become ViaSat shareholders as a result of the transaction.

Transaction Terms and Highlights

The purchase price is approximately $568 million, or approximately $500 million taking into account WildBlue’s expected amount of cash on hand today. Key factors in the transaction structure include:


•Free cash flow generated by WildBlue is expected to meaningfully exceed the transaction financing costs and, accordingly, WildBlue cash flow is expected to become a source of funds to complete ViaSat-1 and accelerate network build-out.
•For the trailing twelve month period ended June 30, 2009, WildBlue generated revenues of approximately $209 million, adjusted EBITDA of $76 million and $52 million of unlevered free cash flow.
•ViaSat to retain WildBlue cash on hand at closing, the amount of which is expected to change modestly between now and closing due to anticipated free cash flow in WildBlue’s business and certain customary closing adjustments
•ViaSat assessment of the fair value of the net assets acquired as of the estimated transaction close date is expected to approximate the purchase price – resulting in no additional goodwill on the ViaSat balance sheet.

Key terms of the transaction include:


•It is anticipated that the consideration to be delivered at closing to the WildBlue shareholders and creditors will consist of $443 million of cash and $125 million of newly issued ViaSat common stock.
•ViaSat intends to finance the cash portion of the transaction from a combination of WildBlue and ViaSat available cash on hand, and by working with certain of our lenders and others (i.e., JP Morgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Union Bank) to structure financing which is expected to be implemented prior to close.
•ViaSat has arranged with WildBlue current creditors a $350 million second lien term loan with a four year maturity (following closing). This loan can be used, at ViaSat’s sole election, in whole or in part, in the event third-party debt financing is not raised on satisfactory terms prior to closing.
•The number of ViaSat common shares to be issued at closing will be determined based on the ten-day volume weighted average closing price (“VWAP”) of ViaSat shares shortly prior to closing, subject to a collar mechanism; accordingly, ViaSat will issue at closing not more than approximately 5.685 million shares or not less than approximately 4.262 million shares. In the event the VWAP is equal to $25.73 (i.e., the midpoint of the collar), ViaSat will issue approximately 4.858 million shares.
•ViaSat has the right to substitute additional cash for some or all of the ViaSat common shares to be issued at closing.

Closing

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory and other conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of ViaSat’s 2010 fiscal year, which ends April 2, 2010. The transaction is not subject to a vote of the ViaSat shareholders.

Advisors

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Latham & Watkins LLP acted as lead financial and legal advisor, respectively, to ViaSat. Morgan Stanley and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom acted as financial and legal advisor, respectively, to WildBlue.

Conference Call

ViaSat will host a conference call on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss this acquisition. The dial-in number is (888) 378-4350 (888) 378-4350 (888) 378-4350 (888) 378-4350 in the U.S. and (719) 457-2705 (719) 457-2705 (719) 457-2705 (719) 457-2705 internationally. Listeners can also access the conference call webcast and other material information discussed on the conference call on the Investor Relations section of our website at investors.viasat.com. The call will be archived and available on that site for approximately one month immediately following the conference call.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, October 1, 2009 through midnight Sunday, October 4, 2009 by dialing (888) 203-1112 (888) 203-1112 (888) 203-1112 (888) 203-1112 for U.S. callers and (719) 457-0820 (719) 457-0820 (719) 457-0820 (719) 457-0820 for international callers, and entering the passcode 2147932.

About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, and Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories division), and additional field offices and service centers worldwide.

About WildBlue (www.wildblue.com)

WildBlue Communications, Inc. was established to provide broadband access to consumers and small offices in areas unserved and underserved by terrestrial broadband internet services. WildBlue high-speed satellite broadband service is easy to use, reliable, always on, and significantly faster than standard dial-up service. It opens up a window to a world of rich content that is largely unavailable through dial-up service and is accessible in areas traditionally underserved by cable modem or DSL service. Service is available in the contiguous United States.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “goal,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” variations of such words and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to WildBlue’s expected contributions to ViaSat earnings, profits and EPS; projections of earnings, revenue, costs or other financial items of ViaSat, WildBlue and the combined company; the anticipated value of the combined business to customers and partners; the expected performance of WildBlue service, along with the ViaSat-1 satellite; the expected closing of the proposed acquisition; anticipated growth and trends in the business or key markets of ViaSat, WildBlue, and the combined company; and plans, objectives and strategies for future operations. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: the ability of the parties to consummate the proposed acquisition on the terms described in this release, or at all; the satisfaction of the various closing conditions to the proposed acquisition; the ability of ViaSat to successfully integrate WildBlue operations and employees; the ability to realize anticipated benefits of the proposed acquisition, including the expectation of greater revenue opportunities, operating efficiencies and cost savings; the ability to ensure continued performance and market growth of WildBlue’s business; the ability to have manufactured or successfully launch ViaSat-1, or implement the related satellite service; the ability to realize anticipated increases in capacity, user speeds and quality by combining ViaSat-1 and WildBlue; continued turmoil in global financial markets and economies; the availability and cost of credit; the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; changes in relationships with key customers, suppliers, distributors, resellers, and others as a result of the acquisition; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The companies undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

To supplement ViaSat’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP, ViaSat uses non-GAAP EPS and adjusted EBITDA, measures ViaSat believes are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of ViaSat’s past financial performance and prospects for the future. Non-GAAP EPS and adjusted EBITDA exclude the effects of acquisition charges (amortization of intangible assets and acquisition related expenses) and non-cash stock-based compensation expenses. We believe the non-GAAP results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding specific expenses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results. In addition, since we have historically reported non-GAAP results to the investment community, we believe the inclusion of non-GAAP numbers provides consistency in our financial reporting and facilitates comparisons to the company's historical operating results. Further, these adjusted non-GAAP results are among the primary indicators that management uses as a basis for planning and forecasting in future periods. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

WildBlue is a registered trademark of WildBlue Communications Inc.
Tooway is a service mark of Eutelsat Communications.
Xplornet is a registered trademark of Barrett Xplore Inc.

SurfBeam is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are trade names of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. “Comsat” is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.


Contact:
For ViaSat:Media RelationsBrainerd CommunicatorsJoe LoBello/Scott Cianciulli 212-986-6667 212-986-6667 212-986-6667lobello@braincomm.comcianciulli@braincomm.comorInvestor RelationsViaSat Inc. 760-476-2633 760-476-2633 760-476-2633orFor WildBlue:Dan Turak, WildBlue 720-554-7403 720-554-7403 720-554-7403dturak@wildbluecorp.com
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