As of 2013, DirecTV had 20.25 million subscribers. This number is an increase of 0.8 percent from 2012, a year when DirecTV had 20.08 million subscribers.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, DirecTV increased its total revenue by 7 percent. However, its net income during the same time period declined by 14 percent. The first quarter results of 2014 for the television provider were lower than the expected figures. The company added 231,000 subscribers, but analysts expected the growth to be 359,000. These figures indicate a trend that shows difficulty for television providers in the United States. According to Variety, DirecTV plans to buy back $3.5 billion in stocks to address these figures.