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SiriusXM Reports Record 2010 Results

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– Subscribers Grow to Record 20.2 Million
– Revenue of $2.82 Billion, Up 14% Over 2009
– Adjusted EBITDA of $626 Million, Up 35% Over 2009
– Free Cash Flow of $210 Million, Up 14% Over 2009
– 2011 Guidance Expects Continued Growth

Sirius XM Radio announced their full year 2010 financial results, including revenue of $2.82 billion, up 14% over 2009 revenue of $2.47 billion, and adjusted EBITDA of $626 million, up 35% from $463 million in 2009.

“SiriusXM’s results in 2010 were exceptional, surpassing our guidance and achieving record revenues, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. Our unparalleled content and the continuing improvements in the economy helped us attain a record-high subscriber base of 20.2 million. Our laser-like focus on profitable growth delivered a 35% increase in adjusted EBITDA to $626 million, and produced free cash flow of more than $200 million,” noted Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM.

“Our renewed contracts with Howard Stern and the NFL, as well as investments in exciting new content, ensure that our subscribers will continue to enjoy the unparalleled entertainment that has made SiriusXM the largest subscription radio company in the world,” said Karmazin. “With the outlook for improving U.S. auto sales, declining capital expenditures and the expanded functionality coming with the launch of SiriusXM 2.0, we look forward to another year of growth and strong financial performance.”

This discussion of adjusted operating results, including adjusted EBITDA, excludes the effects of stock-based compensation and certain purchase price accounting adjustments. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP items to their nearest GAAP equivalent is contained in the financial supplements included with this release.

Net subscriber additions in 2010 were 1,418,206, compared to a net subscriber loss in 2009 of 231,098. Ending subscribers as of December 31, 2010 were 20,190,964, up 8% from the 18,772,758 subscribers reported as of December 31, 2009. Subscriber acquisition cost (SAC) per gross subscriber addition was $59 in 2010, a 6% improvement from the $63 reported in 2009. Average self-pay monthly customer churn was 1.9% in 2010, as compared with 2.0% in 2009.

Free cash flow in 2010 was $210 million, compared to $185 million in 2009. GAAP net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders for 2010 and 2009 was $43 million and ($538) million, respectively, or $0.01 and ($0.15) per diluted share, respectively. Excluding debt extinguishment and restructuring charges, our 2010 net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders for 2010 and 2009, would have been $227 million and ($238) million, respectively.

“Our strong incremental margins, combined with revenue growth and tight expense control have produced solid operating leverage, improving adjusted EBITDA by over $750 million from 2008 to 2010,” said David Frear, SiriusXM’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We ended the year with $587 million of cash after the early retirement of approximately $38 million of our 3.25% Convertible Notes due 2011. Since the beginning of 2011, we have purchased another $131 million of our debt in the market. With only $104 million of debt maturing before 2013, declining capital expenditures and growing free cash flow, our financial strength and flexibility has never been better.”

FOURTH QUARTER 2010 RESULTS

Fourth quarter 2010 revenue of $736 million was up 9% from the $676 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, while fourth quarter 2010 adjusted EBITDA was $144 million, up 25% from the $115 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Net subscriber additions in the fourth quarter of 2010 were 328,789, versus net subscriber additions of 257,028 in the fourth quarter of 2009. Subscriber acquisition cost (SAC) per gross subscriber addition was $58 in the fourth quarter of 2010, a 9% improvement from the $64 reported in the fourth quarter of 2009. Average self-pay monthly customer churn was 1.9% in the fourth quarter of 2010, as compared with 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Free cash flow in the fourth quarter of 2010 was $167 million, compared to $150 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. GAAP net (loss) income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2010 and 2009 was ($81) million and $12 million, respectively, or ($0.02) and $0.00 per diluted share, respectively. Excluding debt extinguishment and restructuring charges, our net income attributable to common stockholders for fourth quarter 2010 and 2009, would have been $64 million and $18 million, respectively.

2011 GUIDANCE

In 2011, we expect full-year revenue of approximately $3 billion. Our adjusted EBITDA is projected to approximate $715 million.

“With continuing improvements in auto sales, and self-pay churn and conversion rates for 2011 similar to our strong performance in 2010, we expect to grow our net new subscribers by another 1.4 million in 2011, continuing our track record of solid subscriber growth. We also expect this year’s free cash flow to approach $300 million,” said Karmazin.

Click here to read the full 2010 results.