Echostar’s $63 million dollar mistake

Oops. Echostar [[dish]] lost $63 million more over the last few years because they included the same income in multiple years. A new SEC reg requires companies to disclose financial errors that are not material but through repetition have become material in aggregate. Sadly, companies do not have to run this through the earnings statement and can take it straight to the balance sheet. Unsophisticated investors may never even notice. See the original article by David Milstead over at the Rocky Mountain News. I recommend subscribing to his column via RSS.

Disclosure: I have no position in DISH; I am a customer. I have a disclosure policy.

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