Advanced Television

Excellent Q2 for Sirius-XM

August 7, 2012

By Chris Forrester

North American pay-radio operator Sirius-XM reported Q2 growth of 622,000 taking their total subscriber count to almost 23 million. Revenues saw similar growth, up 13 per cent on the same period last year to $838 million.

“SiriusXM continued its exceptional performance in the second quarter, adding over 600,000 subscribers, which represents a post-merger record, despite the mixed macroeconomic trends. We also attained a record-level free cash flow of $230 million – the highest single quarterly free cash flow figure in SiriusXM’s history. We are very pleased with the strong operating results we have delivered since the merger, especially our performance in 2012, as we have grown revenue, tightly controlled expenses, and produced substantial growth in adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow,” remarked Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM.

“We’ve also raised our subscriber, revenue, and adjusted EBITDA guidance as the Company exceeds its targets and as subscribers demonstrate how much they love our great content. We are excited to deliver our new SiriusXM On-Demand service to our subscribers via the Internet and smartphones, and our programme to launch a personalised music feature via these same channels by the end of the year is on track. We intend to provide more innovative ways for our subscribers to access our best-in-class content, and we believe this focus on satisfying subscribers will also satisfy our shareholders,” said Karmazin.

The total subscriber base is now 22.9 million.

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