衛星廣播公司SiriusXM付費訂閱戶已達到3400萬人

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  • 衛星廣播公司SiriusXM付費訂閱戶已達到3400萬人

      201903/0517:22

    ◎衛星廣播公司SiriusXM至2018年底增加了大約130萬名訂閱戶,目前總付費訂閱戶已達到3400萬名,包括來自新車銷售和其他來源的用戶。如果只看自身有付費的訂閱戶的部分,至2018年底時增加了140萬人達到約2890萬人,超出該公司2018年初期財報預估的數字約40%。

    ◎該公司還宣布,它預計將達到或超過2018年財報預估的收入、調整後的EBITDA和自由現金流。在第四季度,SiriusXM回購了6.46億美元的普通股,這是自2013年初該計劃開始以來單一季度分配給公開市場回購的最大數量。包括股息在內,SiriusXM在2018年向其股東返還了15億美元的資金。

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    SiriusXM has added approximately 1.3 million net subscribers to end 2018 with for 34 million total paid subscribers, including those that come with new car sales and from other sources. Shares rose 2.09% in pre-market trading Wednesday.

    Looking at just self pay subscribers, the satellite broadcaster added 1.4 million self-pay to finish 2018 with approximately 28.9 million self-pay subscribers, exceeding the company's initial 2018 guidance by approximately 40%.

    The company also announced that it expects to meet or exceed its 2018 guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow.

    During Q4, SiriusXM repurchased $646 million of its common stock, the largest amount of capital allocated to open market repurchases in a single quarter since the program commenced in early 2013. Including dividends, SiriusXM returned $1.5 billion of capital to its stockholders during 2018.

    The company also issued 2019 subscriber and financial guidance:

    SiriusXM self-pay net additions approaching 1 million,

    Total revenue of approximately $6.1 billion,

    Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $2.3 billion, and

    Free cash flow of approximately $1.6 billion.

    The company's guidance does not give effect to the expected acquisition of Pandora Media in the first quarter.

    "We expect to close the Pandora transaction shortly following the Pandora stockholder meeting scheduled for late this month, and we are quickly moving to implement exciting ways the two businesses can work together. We remain confident that this transformational acquisition will open exciting pathways for long-term value creation and cash flow growth for our stockholders," said Jim Meyer, SiriusXM's Chief Executive Officer.

    SiriusXM will release full-year and fourth quarter 2018 financial and operating results on January 30. The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET to discuss results.

     

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