- Quarterly Net Income Rises 20% to $207 Million
- Adjusted EBITDA Grows 14% to $502 Million
- Net Self-Pay Subscribers Grow 259,000 in the First Quarter
Net income totaled $207 million in the first quarter 2017, up 20% from $172 million in the first quarter 2016. Net income per diluted common share grew 28% to $0.04 in the first quarter 2017, compared to $0.03 in the first quarter 2016. Adjusted EBITDA grew 14% in the first quarter 2017 to a quarterly record $502 million, compared to $441 million in the first quarter 2016.
"We remain focused on delivering a bundle of compelling, timely and entertaining programming for subscribers who have come to expect the best in audio from SiriusXM," said Meyer. "We continue to air new voices from unique personalities, such as special series from Brooke Shields, comedic TV star Jim Parsons, André Leon Talley of Vogue fame, and a new daily show from Craig Ferguson. In the first quarter, we again hosted a series of special subscriber-only events, including a great live performance from Ed Sheeran in New York City and our special Music Lounge in South Beach Miami leading up to the Ultra Music Festival," added Meyer.
FIRST QUARTER 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
- SiriusXM Reaches 31.6 Million Subscribers. The company added 259,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the first quarter 2017 to end with over 26.2 million self-pay subscribers. Total net additions were 257,000 to end the quarter with approximately 31.6 million subscribers.
- Strong Quarterly Revenue and ARPU. First quarter revenue climbed 8% to a record $1.3 Billion. The growth was driven by a 5% increase in subscribers and a 2.3% increase in average revenue per user (ARPU) to $12.95.
- Record Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA in the first quarter of 2017 totaled $502 Million, a record high, and up 14% from $441 Million in the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA margin was a record 38.7% in the first quarter of 2017, a 200 basis point increase from 36.7% in the first quarter 2016.
- Free Cash Flow of $249 Million. Free cash flow for the first quarter 2017 totaled $249 million, down 24% from $328 million in the first quarter 2016. The decline in free cash flow was due to payments for satellites, the effect of the legal settlement associated with pre-1972 sound recordings and a shift in timing of OEM payments and interest payments compared to the same period in 2016. Operating cash flow for the first quarter 2017 totaled $309 million, down 15% from the first quarter 2016. The decrease was primarily due to the shift in timing of OEM payments and interest payments and the settlement payment related to pre-1972 sound recordings.
"Approximately $160 million of the company's cash at quarter end was held in Canadian dollars in anticipation of closing the proposed recapitalization of our Canadian affiliate, SiriusXM Canada Inc. We expect to continue delivering strong capital returns to stockholders while at the same time making investments in technology, the connected car, content and our satellite infrastructure," added Frear.