Based on the aggregated intelligence of 125,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, satellite TV provider DISH Networks (NASDAQ:DISH) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at DISH Networks' business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

DISH Networks facts

Headquarters (founded)

Englewood, Colorado (1980)

Market Cap

$5.17 billion


Cable and Satellite

TTM Revenue

$11.59 billion


Co-Founder/CEO Charles Ergen
CFO Bernard Han

Annual Income Growth (average, last eight quarters and most recent quarter)

21.6% and (54%)



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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 24 of the 78 All-Star members who have rated DISH Networks -- some 31% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bears include leaderoftheback and OpesPerPrudentia, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

In November, leaderoftheback dished out nothing but criticism for DISH: "Poor customer service, high turnover, a CEO who talks like it's no big deal because they are cheaper than DirecTV ... I bet they believe business is about making money, not about happy customers. Well, you reap what you sow and you get what you pay for."

In a more recent pitch from last month, OpesPerPrudentia shares that consumer point-of-view: 

You don't lose JD Power 7 years in a row because you're trying for a more dramatic come-from-behind victory. If DISH doesn't perform a serious overhaul on their customer service practices and policies, they'll never overtake DirecTV for JD Power. When DVR is the only thing you have going for you (and you're even getting sued for that), you need to reexamine your business model.

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