Sirius XM Reports Record Revenues During Second Quarter
July 25, 2013 at 4:18 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO has released Q2 2013 financial and operating results, including a record revenue of $940 million, up 12% from the second quarter 2012 revenue of $838 million. Net income for the second quarter 2013 and 2012 was $126 million and $3.1 billion, respectively. Net income in the second quarter of 2012 benefitted from a $3 billion reversal of deferred income tax valuation allowances.
Income before income taxes rose 47% to $202 million in the second quarter compared to $138 million in the second quarter of 2012. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2013 reached a record $283 million, up 19% from $237 million in the second quarter of 2012.
"SIRIUS XM's second quarter results reflect record performance on almost every vital metric: the 25 million subscriber milestone, record revenue, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA margin. We grew our revenue at double digit rates for the sixth consecutive quarter while being very mindful of our costs as we invest in advanced IP and telematics platforms designed to provide more services to our subscribers and automakers," noted CEO JIM MEYER.
"Our increase in adjusted EBITDA guidance speaks to our excellent first half performance as well as our outlook for further growth later this year. SIRIUS XM has now purchased 391 million shares of its common stock so far this year for nearly $1.3 billion, and we plan to continue using our growing free cash flow and strong balance sheet in a very disciplined way to reward our investors," added MEYER.
Additional highlights of the second quarter include:
* Adjusted EBITDA Margin Reaches 30%. Adjusted EBITDA climbed 19% from last year's second quarter to a record quarterly figure of $283 million, and a record adjusted EBITDA margin of 30%.
* Subscribers Exceed 25 Million. Net subscriber additions in the quarter were 715,762, up from 622,042 in the second quarter of 2012, marking the largest quarterly gain since the fourth quarter of 2007. Total paid subscriber base reached a record 25.1 million, up 9% from the prior year period. Self-pay net subscriber additions were 423,076, while the self-pay subscriber base reached a record high of 20.3 million, up 9% from the prior year period. Total paid and unpaid trials grew by 528,000 from the first quarter 2013 to 6.7 million.
* Free Cash Flow Reaches a Second Quarter Record. Free cash flow was $237 million, up from $230 million in the second quarter of 2012. Year-to-date free cash flow reached $379 million, an increase of 55% from the same period in 2012.
"During the second quarter, we repurchased 195 million shares of our common stock for $650 million. We also repurchased approximately $130 million in principal amount of our outstanding debt during the second quarter. Following our $1 billion debt issuance in MAY, the Company's outstanding debt was approximately 3.2x our trailing adjusted EBITDA, below our target leverage of 3.5x. Combined with our strong cash position of $652 million and undrawn revolving credit facility of $1.25 billion, we have tremendous flexibility to continue pursuing capital returns, debt repurchases, and acquisitions," noted EVP/CFO DAVID FREAR.