ViaSat (VSAT) Reports In-Line Q3 EPS

February 9, 2017 4:08 PM

ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) reported Q3 EPS of $0.29, in-line with the analyst estimate of $0.29. Revenue for the quarter came in at $380.6 million versus the consensus estimate of $391.61 million.

"Our year-to-date financial performance approaching the April launch of ViaSat-2 is at record levels," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman and CEO. "Revenues are up 9% compared to last year on a year-to-date basis. Year-to-date contract awards and Adjusted EBITDA are also at record levels. We\'ve achieved record Adjusted EBITDA even with R&D investments year-to-date that are $34 million higher than last year primarily due to our in-house construction of the ViaSat-3 payloads and our commercial mobility solutions portfolio. Those investments enhance our competitive position, help protect our unique intellectual property and are expected to be offset by corresponding capital cost savings on the ViaSat-3 program. Our financial performance is under-pinned by strong backlog and continued momentum in core government business lines and ubiquitous demand for higher speeds and volumes of broadband connectivity in residential, in-flight, and government markets - as well as a growing array of attractive vertical and geographic markets enabled by ViaSat-2 and the ViaSat-3 constellation. Executing on our previously announced partnering arrangement with Eutelsat represents definitive progress in immediately expanding our geographic reach to consumer and mobile markets with the strongest partner in Europe."

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