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Press release from CNW Group

SiriusXM Canada Reports Continued Growth in Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter

Thursday, April 12, 2012

SiriusXM Canada Reports Continued Growth in Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter07:00 EDT Thursday, April 12, 2012Record  total Subscribers of 2.02 million; year-over-year net additions of 192,600Record Self-Paying Subscribers of 1.45 million; year-over-year net additions of 161,900Record revenue of $63.8 millionAdjusted EBITDA** of $11.9 Million, up 152.4% year-over-year Cash from operating activities of $12.0 millionFixed cash operating expense1 reduced by 11.2% year-over-yearTORONTO, April 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. ("SiriusXM Canada" or the "Company") (TSX: XSR), parent of Sirius XM Canada Inc., today released unaudited financial results for the three- and six-month periods ended February 29, 2012 (Q2 and year-to-date FY2012, respectively) prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). A summary of IFRS financial results for Q2 and year-to-date FY2012 is attached2. To provide a basis of comparison of the performance of the newly combined entity formed through the merger of Sirius Canada and XM Canada, the Company has also provided unaudited combined financial information (referred to as "Combined Information") for the comparative three- and six-month periods ended February 28, 2011. All results are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.Q2 FY2012 Highlights Compared to Combined Information for the Comparative Quarter in 2011Adjusted EBITDA increased 152.4% to $11.9 million from $4.7 million in 2011Generated $12.0 million in cash from operations in the quarterSelf-Paying Subscribers increased 12.5% to 1.45 million from 1.29 million at February 28, 2011Revenue grew 9.4% to $63.8 million from $58.3 million in 2011Fixed cash operating expense decreased 11.2% to $16.9 million from $19.1 million in 2011Repaid $11.2 million promissory note to former shareholders of Sirius CanadaReported cash and cash equivalents of $36.1 million at February 29, 2012Subsequent to quarter end, completed a secondary offering on a bought deal basis for an aggregate of 8,000,000 Class A Subordinate Voting Shares of the CompanyYear-to-date FY2012 Highlights Compared to Combined Information for the Comparative Period in 2011Adjusted EBITDA increased 152.2% to $24.8 million from $9.8 million for same period in 2011Generated $22.0 million in cash from operations during the six-months ended February 29, 2012Revenue grew 8.0% to $126.9 million from $117.5 million for same period in 2011Fixed cash operating expense decreased 15.3% to $32.2 million from $38.0 million for same period in 2011"With another quarter of strong results, we continue to be one of the fastest growing media companies in Canada," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SiriusXM Canada. "In Q2, we expanded our subscriber base, delivered record revenue and realized further merger-related cost synergies. As a result, we more than doubled Adjusted EBITDA and generated significant cash from operations. In addition, we completed a secondary offering subsequent to quarter-end, substantially increasing the size and liquidity of the Company's publicly traded float. Looking ahead, we expect to continue to report strong Adjusted EBITDA, which in combination with our low capital expenditure requirements, positions us to consistently deliver free cash flow."____________________________1 Please see the Company's MD&A for a definition of Fixed cash operating expense2 For a complete set of financial results including the accompanying notes please refer to the Company's filings on www.sedar.comFinancial and Operational SummaryCombined Information for Q2 2011 assumes the combination of XM Canada and Sirius Canada Inc. occurred as of September 1, 2010. Below, the Company has provided certain non-GAAP measures and industry metrics. These figures are subject to the qualification and assumptions set out in the notes to such results.Financial *IFRSQ2 FY2012CombinedQ2 2011IFRSYear-to-date FY2012CombinedYear-to-dateFY2011 (ended Feb 29, 2012)  (ended Feb 28, 2011)  (ended Feb 29, 2012)  (ended Feb 28, 2011) (Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)(Unaudited)Total Revenue$63,774$58,302$126,885$117,527Adjusted EBITDA**$11,903$4,715$24,782$9,826Net Income (Loss)($2,695)($5,744)($6,107)($11,680)     Operating*    Self-Paying Subscribers1,4541,2931,4541,293Total Subscribers2,0161,8242,0161,824Subscriber Acquisition Cost (SAC)$46$55$50$59Cost Per Gross Addition (CPGA)$74$92$78$95     * All figures in the table above are in thousands except, SAC and CPGA** Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. A reconciliation of operating income to both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is provided below.Financial review of Q2 and year-to-date fiscal 2012 IFRS results compared to Combined Information for the comparative three and six-month periods in 2011For Q2 FY2012, revenue was $63.8 million, up $5.5 million, or 9.4% from $58.3 million for the comparative quarter in 2011, primarily as a result of the growth in the Company's revenue-generating subscriber base. Year-to-date FY2012 revenue was $126.9 million, up $9.4 million, or 8.0% from $117.5 million for the same period in 2011.SAC was $46 in Q2 FY2012 down from $55 for the comparative quarter in 2011. The decrease was mainly attributable to lower subsidies and distribution costs in the aftermarket channel, as well as a reduction in promotional spending due to cost synergies. SAC foryear-to-date FY2012 was$50, down from $59 for the same period in 2011.CPGA was $74 in Q2 FY2012, a decrease from $92 for the comparative quarter in 2011. This decline over the comparable quarter in 2011 was a result of lower subsidies and distribution costs along with a decrease in marketing costs, achieved through increased operating efficiencies and post-merger cost synergies. CPGA for year-to-date FY2012 was $78, down from $95 for the same period in 2011.Q2 FY2012 Adjusted EBITDA improved to $11.9 million, representing a 152.4% increase, or $7.2 million improvement, from Adjusted EBITDA of $4.7 million for the comparative quarter in 2011. This increase over the comparable quarter in 2011 was primarily a result of the Company's top-line growth combined with a decrease in operating expenses driven by increased efficiencies and post-merger cost synergies in areas such as general and administrative, and marketing. Adjusted EBITDA for year-to-date FY2012 was $24.8 million, up 152.2%, or $15.0 million, from $9.8 million for the same period in 2011.During the quarter, the Company generated $12.0 million in cash from operations and used cash of $0.2 million in investing activities and $10.9 million in financing activities. In the quarter, the Company used $11.2 million for repayment of a promissory note to shareholders of Sirius Canada, which was offset by $0.3 million in proceeds from the exercise of stock options. For year-to-date FY2012, the Company generated $22.0 million in cash from operations and used $1.1 million in investing activities and $10.8 million in financing activities. As at February 29, 2012, SiriusXM Canada had total cash and cash equivalents of $36.1 million, up from $26.0 million as at August 31, 2011.Conference Call and Webcast DetailsSiriusXM Canada will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's Q2 FY2012 results on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. ET. All interested parties can join the call by dialing 647-427-7450, or 1-888-231-8191. Please dial-in 15 minutes prior to the call to secure a line.  The conference call will be archived for replay until Thursday, April 19, 2012 at midnight. To access the archived conference call, please dial 416-849-0833, or 1-855-859-2056 and enter the reservation code 66040799. A live audio webcast of the conference call in addition to a slide presentation will be available at and Please connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be required to join the webcast.  An archived replay of the webcast will be available for 365 days at The following is a reconciliation of unaudited EBITDA and unaudited Adjusted EBITDA to Operating Income (loss).(In $000's)IFRSQ2 2012CombinedQ2 2011  IFRSYear-to-date FY2012CombinedYear-to-date FY2011 (Unaudited)(Unaudited)  (Unaudited)(Unaudited)Operating income (loss)750(5,075)  1,031(9,456)Amortization10,0446,741  20,98413,717EBITDA10,7941,666  22,0154,261Severance and merger costs3593,026  1,2775,501Stock based compensation43323  82763Fair value adjustments*317   663 Adjusted EBITDA 11,9034,715  24,7829,826       * Fair value adjustment relates to reduction in revenue due to valuation of deferred revenue as per purchase price accountingPlease see the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis filed April 11, 2012 for a more detailed explanation of the differences between IFRS actual financial results and the combined information described in this press release. The non-GAAP measures used in this press release should be used in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the analysis provided in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income. Please see the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis filed April 11, 2012 for complete definition of non-GAAP measures.Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements included above may be forward-looking in nature. Such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expects," "may," "will," "should," "intend," "plan," or "anticipates" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy. Forward-looking statements include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, targets, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact, including with respect to future operating performance and merger benefits and costs synergies. Although SiriusXM Canada believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. SiriusXM Canada's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. SiriusXM Canada makes no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date any such statement is made, except as required by applicable law. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc.'s filings with the Canadian securities regulators, available at SiriusXM CanadaCanadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada is the country's leading audio entertainment company and broadcasts more than 120 satellite radio channels featuring premier sports, news, talk, entertainment and commercial-free music. SiriusXM Canada offers an array of content from the most recognized news and entertainment brands as well as from professional sports leagues including the NHL, NFL, MLB and CFL.SiriusXM programming is available on a variety of devices including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks and boats, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available online at and and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.SiriusXM Canada has partnerships with every major automaker and its radio products are available at more than 3,000 retail locations nationwide. To find out more about SiriusXM Canada (TSX: XSR), visit our website at INTERIM BALANCE SHEET(Unaudited)As at February 29,August 31,(Canadian dollars) 20122011    ASSETS   Current assets   Cash and cash equivalents 36,074,32026,015,439Accounts receivable 10,023,25110,718,676Prepaid expenses 3,322,3022,587,736Inventory 942,2572,265,438Total current assets 50,362,13041,587,289Long-term prepaid expenses 98,594901,563Property and equipment 8,816,5979,680,308Intangible assets 187,985,206206,113,620Deferred tax assets 53,162,69651,545,684Goodwill 96,732,52596,732,525Total assets 397,157,748406,560,989    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY   Current liabilities   Trade and other payables 37,884,45032,870,628Due to related parties 6,317,29317,203,492Interest payable 2,691,3422,709,537Current portion of deferred revenue 127,807,350126,995,705Current portion of long-term debt 910,340—Provisions 1,703,8312,123,557Total current liabilities 177,314,606181,902,919Deferred revenue 20,489,74720,084,379Other long-term liabilities 9,358,5879,248,840Due to related parties 1,208,3321,208,332Long-term debt 145,731,577146,143,284Provisions 464,453497,197Total liabilities 354,567,302359,084,951    Shareholders' equity    Share capital 148,204,069147,169,430Contributed surplus 4,510,4284,324,032Accumulated deficit (110,124,051)(104,017,424)Total shareholders' equity 42,590,44647,476,038Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 397,157,748406,560,989        CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)(Unaudited)  Three Months ended (note 1) Six months ended (note 1)  February 29,May 31, February 29,May 31,(Canadian dollars) 20122011 20122011       Revenue 63,774,13242,953,260 126,885,37785,452,356       Operating expenses       Operating costs 52,621,17735,703,724 103,593,10472,607,395 Severance and merger costs 358,939444,516 1,276,9621,475,318 Depreciation and amortization 10,044,378795,145 20,984,4631,747,621Operating income 749,6386,009,875 1,030,8489,622,022       Finance costs, net       Interest income 81,381131,393 125,029248,408 Interest expense (4,361,836)— (8,705,148)— Foreign exchange gain / (loss) 345,474(18,612) (156,575)(171,191) Gain / (Loss) on revaluation of derivative 10,714— (17,793)—Finance costs (3,924,267)112,781 (8,754,487)77,217       Net income (loss) before income tax (3,174,629)6,122,656 (7,723,639)9,699,239Income tax (expense) recovery 479,759— 1,617,012—Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) (2,694,870)6,122,656 (6,106,627)9,699,239       Basic and fully diluted (loss) earnings per share (0.02)0.08 (0.05)0.12              CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIENCY)(Unaudited)     Total     Shareholders'  ShareContributedAccumulatedEquity(Canadian dollars) CapitalSurplusdeficit(deficiency)      Balance, December 1, 2010 36,000,100—(115,460,055)(79,459,955)Total comprehensive income for the period ——9,699,2399,699,239Dividends ——(1,436,055)(1,436,055)Part VI.1 tax ——(119,671)(119,671)Balance, May 31, 2011 36,000,100—(107,316,542)(71,316,442)      Balance, September 1, 2011 147,169,4304,324,032(104,017,424)47,476,038 Total comprehensive (loss) for the period ——(6,106,627)(6,106,627)Stock-based compensation —827,127—827,127Stock options exercised 1,034,639(640,731)—393,908Balance, February 29, 2012 148,204,0694,510,428 (110,124,051)42,590,446             CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS(Unaudited)  Three Months ended (note 1) Six months ended (note 1)  February 29,May 31, February 29,May 31,(Canadian dollars) 20122011 20122011Cash provided by (used in)             OPERATING ACTIVITIES      Net income (loss) for the period (2,694,870)6,122,656 (6,106,627)9,699,239Add(deduct) items not involving cash       Amortization of intangible assets 9,376,466 548,387 19,527,649 1,255,829 Depreciation of property and equipment 667,913 246,758 1,456,814 491,792 Future income tax recovery (479,759)— (1,617,012)— Stock-based compensation 433,206 — 827,127 — Accrued interest (3,635,519)— (18,195)— Interest accretion 255,847 — 489,340 — Revaluation of derivative (10,714)— 17,793 — Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains) (257,680)— (154,424)—Net change in non-cash working capital anddeferred revenue related to operations 8,324,567 506,235 7,561,533 (2,036,499)Cash provided by operating activities 11,979,457 7,424,036 21,983,998 9,410,361       INVESTING ACTIVITIES      Purchase of property and equipment (83,751)(1,296) (595,052)(115,066)Purchase of intangible assets (111,926)(774,469) (550,683)(1,449,039)Cash used in investing activities (195,677)(775,765) (1,145,735)(1,564,105)       FINANCING ACTIVITIES      Payment of related party promissory notes (11,173,290)— (11,173,290)—Proceeds from exercise of stock options 281,796 — 393,908 —Cash provided by financing activities (10,891,494)— (10,779,382)—       Net increase in cash and cash equivalents during the period 892,286 6,648,271 10,058,881 7,846,256Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 35,182,034 48,808,439 26,015,439 47,610,454Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 36,074,320 55,456,710 36,074,320 55,456,710          For further information: Investors  Morlan Reddock  416-408-6899 Kristen Dickson TMX Equicom 416-815-0700 ext 273