Brightstar

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.

Employee Rating

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

Jack Negro

CFO
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Brightstar Office Locations

Brightstar has offices in Miami, Alpharetta, Libertyville, Overland Park and in 39 other locations
Miami, FL, US (HQ)
9725 NW 117th Ave #300
Alpharetta, GA, US
2325 Lakeview Pkwy #700
Libertyville, IL, US
1950 Innovation Way #100
Overland Park, KS, 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

B

80/100

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Brightstar Online and Social Media Presence

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Brightstar Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B-

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    C

    67/100

  • Compensation

    C

    63/100

  • Diversity

    C

    64/100

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Brightstar News and Updates

Insights on the Home Care Services Global Market to 2027 - Featuring BrightStar Care, CareLinx and Eldercare Services Among Others

Dublin, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Home Care Services - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 7th edition of this report. The 187-page report presents concise insigh…

Brightstar Capital Partners Announces Senior Secured Notes Offering by Brightstar Escrow Corp.

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Capital Partners ("BCP"), a private equity firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams, today announced that Brightstar Escrow Corp. (the "Issuer"), controlled by affiliates of BCP, launched a private...

Brightstar Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake in Brightstar Corp., a Leading Global Provider of Mobile Device Lifecycle Management Services

NEW YORK and MIAMI, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightstar Capital Partners ("BCP"), a private equity firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs and management teams, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Brightstar Corp....

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.
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Brightstar Blogs

Smart home evolution

With the number of connected devices predicted to double in the next four years, Brightstar’s ‘Smart home evolution’ report uncovers the challenges and obstacles consumers currently face when adopting to smart home technology and highlights opportunities for service providers to simplify the consume…

Smart Home: With great power, come great opportunities

Alakshendra Swarup is a Category Manager at Brightstar, working within Brightstar’s Insights Team. The post Smart Home: With great power, come great opportunities appeared first on Brightstar.

Omnichannel retailing. It’s everywhere you want to be.

Discover what retailers need to do to provide seamless experiences for today’s consumers. By John Mitchell The post Omnichannel retailing. It’s everywhere you want to be. appeared first on Brightstar.

Blockchain & Smart Contracts. What you need to know.

A primer on some of the most important business technologies for the years to come. By Lesley Hay and John Mitchell The post Blockchain & Smart Contracts. What you need to know. appeared first on Brightstar.

What the Internet of Things means for business…and you.

IoT and its future explained. By David P. Roberts The post What the Internet of Things means for business…and you. appeared first on Brightstar.

Hardware-as-a-Service and the wireless industry.

Learn how HaaS and mobile technology go hand-in-hand. By John Harper and Vinay Raju The post Hardware-as-a-Service and the wireless industry. appeared first on Brightstar.
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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 3,889 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 ¥245.7 m.

  • Who are Brightstar competitors?

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

  • 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.