- Revenue Up 45% to $241.8 Million
- Record 3Q Net Subscriber Additions of 524,938, up 19%
- Subscribers Up 50% From a Year Ago to Approximately 7.7 Million
- Company Reiterates Subscriber and Financial Guidance
SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced strong third quarter results, including a 45% increase in revenue from the year ago quarter to $241.8 million, and strong subscriber growth of 524,938 net additions during the quarter, driving ending subscribers up 50% from a year ago to approximately 7.7 million.
â€œSIRIUS again posted solid results,â€ said Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS. â€œStrong demand for the SIRIUS service drove robust subscriber growth and, when coupled with a continuing focus on cost control, allowed SIRIUS to significantly reduce our net loss and places us on-track to achieve our financial goals. We expect strong holiday season sales and we are targeting positive free cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2007.â€
SIRIUS ended third quarter 2007 with 7,667,476 subscribers, a 50% increase from third quarter 2006 ending subscribers of 5,119,308. SIRIUS added 524,938 net subscribers during the quarter, comprised of 64,101 net additions from the retail and aftermarket channels and 460,837 from the OEM channel. In the third quarter 2007, SIRIUS captured 63% of satellite radio segment share, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of leadership in satellite radio subscriber growth.
Total revenue for the third quarter of 2007 increased to a record $241.8 million, up 45% from $167.1 million for the year-ago third quarter. Advertising revenue was $8.5 million in the third quarter of 2007 and average monthly revenue per subscriber (or â€œARPUâ€) was $10.71. SAC per gross subscriber addition was $103 for the third quarter of 2007 compared to $114 for the year-ago third quarter. The monthly average all-in customer churn rate was 2.1% in the third quarter 2007.