Sirius XM (SIRI) Tops Q3 EPS by 2c, Slight Beat on Revenues; Boosts FY17 Revenue, Adj. EBITDA & FCF Guidance

October 25, 2017 7:09 AM EDT

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Sirius XM (NASDAQ: SIRI) reported Q3 EPS of $0.06, $0.02 better than the analyst estimate of $0.04. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.38 billion versus the consensus estimate of $1.37 billion.

"SiriusXM delivered a very strong third quarter despite headwinds from slowing auto sales and the impact of severe weather in many parts of the United States. We recorded our best-ever quarter for adjusted EBITDA and its corresponding margin — which reached 39.9%. SiriusXM is pleased to once again raise our full-year guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. In September, we also completed our $480 million strategic investment in Pandora and recently announced a 10% hike in our quarterly dividend," said Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM.

GUIDANCE:

Sirius XM sees FY2017 revenue of $5.4 billion, versus the consensus of $5.4 billion.

THIRD QUARTER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Self-Pay Subscribers Reach Approximately 27 Million. The company added 311,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the third quarter 2017 to end the period with approximately 27 million self-pay subscribers. Total net additions in the quarter were 119,000, after giving effect to the decline of approximately 191,000 paid promotional subscribers. The decline in paid promotional net additions was due to paid promotional subscription ends out-pacing paid promotional subscription starts as a result of lower shipments from automakers offering paid promotional subscriptions. The company ended the quarter with approximately 32.2 million total subscribers and a total funnel of trial subscribers of approximately 8.9 million.
  • Strong Quarterly Revenue and ARPU. Third quarter revenue climbed 8% compared to the year ago period to a record $1.4 billion. The growth was driven by a 4% increase in subscribers and a 3% increase in average revenue per user (ARPU) to $13.41, a record high.
  • Record Adjusted EBITDA and Margin. Adjusted EBITDA in the third quarter of 2017 reached a record $551 million, up 12% from $492 million in the third quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA margin was an all-time high of 39.9% in the third quarter of 2017, a 150 basis point increase from 38.4% in the third quarter 2016.
  • Free Cash Flow Reaches Record $434 Million. Free cash flow for the third quarter 2017 totaled $434 million, up 22% from $357 million in the third quarter 2016. Operating cash flow for the third quarter 2017 totaled $521 million, up 24% from the third quarter 2016.

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