Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sirius Reports Q4 And 2006 Earnings

Sirius Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Results

- Achieves First-Ever Quarter of Positive Cash Flow from Operations and Free Cash Flow - 2006 Revenue Increases 163% to a Record $637 Million - Highest Satellite Radio Subscriber Share in Company's History - 2007 Outlook For More Than 8 Million Subscribers and Revenue Approaching $1 Billion - Executed Definitive Merger Agreement with XM Satellite Radio
NEW YORK, Feb 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced record full year and fourth quarter 2006 results driven by an 82% increase in subscribers to more than 6 million, positive free cash flow in the fourth quarter and the highest satellite radio subscriber market share in the company's history.

"In 2006, SIRIUS added 2.7 million new subscribers, an annual record for satellite radio, and captured 62% share of satellite radio subscriber growth. More importantly, SIRIUS achieved positive free cash flow in the fourth quarter 2006 -- four years after adding our first subscriber," said Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS. "The fourth quarter marked the fifth consecutive quarter of satellite radio subscriber leadership for SIRIUS and a record 67% of satellite radio growth. We look forward to another year of strong growth in 2007, anticipating that we will approach $1 billion in total revenue. The pending merger with XM will offer unprecedented choice for consumers and create tremendous value for our shareholders."
SIRIUS ended 2006 with 6,024,555 subscribers, up 82% from 3,316,560 subscribers at the end of 2005. Retail subscribers increased 64% in 2006 to 4,041,826 from 2005 retail subscribers of 2,465,363. OEM subscribers increased 138% in 2006 to 1,959,009 from 823,693 at the end of 2005. During the fourth quarter 2006, SIRIUS added 905,247 subscribers, or 67% of satellite radio net additions...read more: here

2/27/2007 07:31:00 AM

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