Brightstar is a provider of end-to-end mobile device lifecycle management solutions. The company provides specialized global wireless distribution and services, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators, and retailers. Brightstar offers value-added device and accessories distribution, supply chain, handset protection and insurance, buyback and trade-in and omnichannel retail, and mobile digital products within the wireless telecommunications industry.

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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanySoftBank
HQMiami, US
Founded1997
Websitebrightstar.com
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Brightstar was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Miami, US

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Key People/Management at Brightstar

Rod Millar

Rod Millar

Chief Executive Officer
Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel & Secretary
Joe Kalinoski

Joe Kalinoski

Chief Financial Officer
Ray Roman

Ray Roman

Chief Commercial Officer & Global President, Device Protection
Pablo Suarez

Pablo Suarez

President, Latin America
Rafael De Guzman

Rafael De Guzman

SVP, Strategic Initiatives
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Brightstar Office Locations

Brightstar has offices in Miami, Alpharetta, Libertyville, Overland Park and in 39 other locations
Miami, US (HQ)
9725 NW 117th Ave #300
Alpharetta, US
2325 Lakeview Pkwy #700
Libertyville, US
1950 Innovation Way #100
Overland Park, US
6240, 6240 Sprint Pkwy #175
Buenos Aires, AR
of 801 (1428, Av. Olazábal 1515
Río Grande, AR
Islas Malvinas 2150
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Brightstar Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

1997

Total Funding

$283 m

Investors

In total, Brightstar had raised $283 m. Brightstar is a subsidiary of SoftBank

Brightstar Revenue

Brightstar's revenue was reported to be ¥955.42 b in FY, 2019 which is a 11.8% decrease from the previous period.
Annual
JPYFY, 2017FY, 2018FY, 2019

Revenue

1.1t1.1t955.4b

Revenue growth, %

1%(12%)

EBIT

(44.6b)(23.4b)(5.3b)

EBIT margin, %

(4%)(2%)(1%)
Quarterly
JPYQ1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q1, 2019Q2, 2019Q3, 2019

Revenue

220.1b264.7b298.8b253.8b271.2b287.5b233.4b225.6b287.4b

EBIT

(1.3b)960.0m(51.8b)(5.3b)(3.5b)(349.0m)(1.2b)(1.6b)(349.0m)

EBIT margin, %

(1%)0%(17%)(2%)(1%)0%(1%)(1%)0%
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Brightstar Operating Metrics

Jun, 2020

Countries

38

Countries (Customers)

57

Devices Processed Yearly

80 m
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Brightstar Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
WeFixApril 20, 2020
Next Wireless GroupJune 19, 2018
WirelessWorksOctober 16, 2015
20:20 MobileDecember 05, 2013
Mobile Phone XchangeSeptember 24, 2012
LetsTalk.comAugust 27, 2012
eSecuritelApril 05, 2011

Brightstar Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

72/100

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Brightstar Online and Social Media Presence

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Brightstar News and Updates

BrightStar Care Named 2020 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award for 8th Consecutive Year

GURNEE, Ill., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with nearly 340 independently owned and operated locations nationwide, was awarded The Joint Commission's 2020 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, celebrating...

Brightstar moves to redefine mobile device customer service with WeFix acquisition

Brightstar, the world’s leading provider of end-to-end device lifecycle management solutions, has strengthened its service portfolio with the acquisition of a majority stake in WeFix

Brightstar snags Risk Insure

Risk Insure, an underwriting agency that offers insurance solutions for commercial and corporate businesses across Australia, has been acquired by global mobile distribution and services company Brightstar.

Brightstar to buy Capstone Nutrition

Brightstar Capital Partners has agreed to acquire Ogden, Utah-based Capstone Nutrition, a developer and manufacturer of high-quality nutrition products. No financial terms were disclosed.

Wirecard and Brightstar sign MoU for digital finance

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, and Brightstar, a worldwide...

Wirecard signs cooperation agreement with Softbank's Brightstar

Wirecard has signed a memorandum of understanding with Softbank's Brightstar and anticipates "significant transaction volume" out of the deal, the German fintech announced on Monday.
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Brightstar Blogs

AI and analytics.

What does all of this mean for the wireless industry? By Gregory Hill, PhD The post AI and analytics. appeared first on Brightstar.

Do you know Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is a term you might not be too familiar with, but now, we’ll break it down for you. By Ahsan Syed and Ela Cubukcu The post Do you know Industry 4.0? appeared first on Brightstar.

How to outrun your competitors in the 5G race

Ally Gu is a Data Scientist at Brightstar pushing the boundaries of data in the wireless world. To see how Brightstar’s consumer proposition testing can improve your product pricing, please contact media@brightstar.com. The post How to outrun your competitors in the 5G race appeared first on Brights…

Brightstar Flex publishes new whitepaper on the smartphone replacement cycle

It appears the smartphone super cycle has hit its peak, but we don't predict any reason for the industry to be alarmed. Our latest whitepaper explains why and discusses how leasing service providers can innovate to flatten out the volatility in the handset replacement cycle. The post Brightstar Flex…
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Brightstar Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Brightstar founded?

    Brightstar was founded in 1997.

  • Who are Brightstar key executives?

    Brightstar's key executives are Rod Millar, Catherine Smith and Joe Kalinoski.

  • How many employees does Brightstar have?

    Brightstar has 3,986 employees.

  • What is Brightstar revenue?

    Latest Brightstar annual revenue is ¥955.4 b.

  • What is Brightstar revenue per employee?

    Latest Brightstar revenue per employee is ¥239.7 m.

  • Who are Brightstar competitors?

    Competitors of Brightstar include TESSCO Technologies, T-Mobile USA and Asurion.

  • Where is Brightstar headquarters?

    Brightstar headquarters is located at 9725 NW 117th Ave #300, Miami.

  • Where are Brightstar offices?

    Brightstar has offices in Miami, Alpharetta, Libertyville, Overland Park and in 39 other locations.

  • How many offices does Brightstar have?

    Brightstar has 43 offices.