Press release from CNW Group
SiriusXM Canada Records Strong Third Quarter Performance and Increases Dividend
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
SiriusXM Canada Records Strong Third Quarter Performance and Increases Dividend16:01 EDT Wednesday, July 10, 2013
- Increased quarterly dividend by 27.3% to $0.1050
- Total Subscribers of 2.3 million; year-over-year net additions of 205,000
- Revenue grew 13.9% to a record $73.6 million
- Adjusted EBITDA** increased 57.8% to $15.1 million
- Net income of $0.8 million, up $5.0 million year-over-year
- Free cash flow increased 81.8% to $13.3 million
TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. ("SiriusXM Canada" or the "Company") (TSX: XSR), parent of Sirius XM Canada Inc., today released unaudited financial results for the quarter and year-to-date period ended May 31, 2013 ("Q3 FY2013" and "YTD FY2013" respectively) prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)1. A summary of IFRS financial results for Q3 and YTD FY2013 is attached. All results are reported in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.
Q3 FY2013 Highlights
- Increased quarterly dividend by 27.3% from $0.0825 to $0.1050
- Self-Paying Subscribers increased 10.4% to 1,664,200 from 1,507,100 at May 31, 2012
- Revenue grew 13.9% to $73.6 million from $64.6 million in Q3 FY2012
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 57.8% to $15.1 million from $9.6 million in Q3 FY2012
- Net income increased to $0.8 million from a loss of $4.2 million in Q3 FY2012
- Free cash flow increased 81.8% to $13.3 million from $7.3 million in Q3 FY2012
- Cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of $51.5 million at May 31, 2013
Year-to-date FY2013 Highlights
- Revenue grew 11.3% to $213.2 million from $191.5 million for the same period in FY2012
- Adjusted EBITDA increased 51.9% to $52.2 million from $34.3 million for the same period in FY2012
- Net income increased to $8.1 million from a loss of $10.3 million for the same period in FY2012
- Free Cash Flow increased 41.9% to $39.9 million from $28.1 million for the same period in FY2012
- Launched new sales program targeted at the pre-owned vehicle market
"Continued execution against our business plan led to strong year-over-year growth in EBITDA and Free Cash Flow, and a significant 27% increase in our dividend," said Mark Redmond, President and CEO, SiriusXM Canada. "Our focus remains on driving revenue growth by adding new subscribers and through delivery of enhanced services to existing subscribers. At the same time, we look to improve our margins and build on our track record for generating positive cash flow by keeping a close eye on expenses. Through the first nine months of the year we have delivered against these expectations and look forward to Q4 which is our seasonally strong period for adding new subscribers."
"In the third quarter, we continued to deliver growth in revenue, profitability and Free Cash Flow, allowing for us to return more capital to shareholders in the form of a dividend increase. At over $51 million, our cash position is strong, providing ample liquidity and flexibility to support both our operating model and exciting growth initiatives going forward," said Michael Washinushi, CFO, SiriusXM Canada.
Financial and Operational Summary
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.
1 For a complete set of financial results including the accompanying notes please refer to the Company's filings on www.sedar.com
|Financial *||Q3 FY2013||Q3 FY2012||YTD FY2013||YTD FY2012|
|(ended May 31, 2013)||(ended May 31, 2012)||(ended May 31, 2013)||(ended May 31, 2012)|
|Net Income (Loss)||$776||($4,189)||$8,113||($10,296)|
|Subscriber Acquisition Cost (SAC)||$47||$49||$46||$50|
|Cost Per Gross Addition (CPGA)||$72||$68||$72||$74|
|* 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.|
Q3 and YTD FY2013 Financial Review
For Q3 FY2013, revenue was $73.6 million, up $9.0 million, or 13.9%, from $64.6 million in Q3 FY2012. The year-over-year improvement was a result of the continued growth in the Company's revenue-generating subscriber base, as well as an increase in Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). Q3 FY2013 ARPU was $11.88, up from $11.60 in Q3 FY2012. For YTD FY2013, revenue was $213.2 million, up $21.7 million, or 11.3%, from $191.5 million for the same period in FY2012. ARPU for YTD FY2013 was $11.62 compared to $11.58 for the same period in FY2012.
SAC was $47 in Q3 FY2013, down from $49 in Q3 FY2012. The year-over-year improvement was a result of a higher proportion of gross subscriber additions being generated from winback activities that requires no incremental subsidy costs. SAC for YTD FY2013 was $46, down from $50 for the same period in FY2012.
CPGA was $72 in Q3 FY2013, down from $68 in Q3 FY2012. The year-over-year increase was a result of higher marketing costs offset by higher gross subscriber additions. CPGA for YTD FY2013 was $72, down from $74 for the same period in FY2012.
Q3 FY2013 Adjusted EBITDA was $15.1 million, representing a 57.8%, or $5.5 million increase from Adjusted EBITDA of $9.6 million in Q3 FY2012. The year-over-year improvement was a result of the combination of the Company's top-line growth offset by $2.6 million increase in total operating expenses. YTD FY2013 Adjusted EBITDA was $52.2 million, an increase of 51.9%, or $17.8 million, from $34.3 million for the same period in FY2012.
In Q3 FY2013, SiriusXM Canada generated $13.3 million in Free Cash Flow. The Company generated $13.6 million in cash from operations, used $0.3 million of cash in investing activities and used $13.5 million of cash in financing activities. Comparatively, in Q3 FY2012, SiriusXM Canada generated $7.3 million in Free Cash Flow. The Company generated $8.7 million in cash from operations, used $1.4 million of cash in investing activities and used $0.9 million of cash in financing activities. For YTD FY2013, SiriusXM Canada generated $39.9 million in Free Cash Flow. The Company generated $45.4 million in cash from operations, used $10.8 million of cash in investing activities and used $39.4 million of cash in financing activities. Comparatively, for the same period in FY2012, SiriusXM Canada generated $28.1 million in Free Cash Flow. The Company generated $30.6 million in cash from operations, used $2.5 million of cash in investing activities and used $11.7 million of cash in financing activities.
As at May 31, 2013, SiriusXM Canada had total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $51.5 million, down from $51.8 million as at February 28, 2013. The decrease reflects the Company's efforts to strategically deploy its cash, paying $14.3 million in dividends as per its dividend policy.
Conference Call and Webcast Details
SiriusXM Canada will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's Q3 FY2013 results on Thursday, July 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. ET. All interested parties can join the call by dialling 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, July 17, 2013 at midnight. To access the archived conference call, please dial 416-849-0833, or 1-855-859-2056 and enter the reservation code 25972990. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at www.newswire.ca. 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 www.newswire.ca.
The following is a reconciliation of unaudited EBITDA and unaudited Adjusted EBITDA to Operating Income.
|(In $000's)||Q3 FY2013||Q3 FY2012||YTD FY2013||YTD FY2012|
|Operating income (loss)||5,147||(1,199)||23,603||(169)|
|Depreciation & Amortization||9,374||10,006||26,511||30,990|
|Stock based compensation||526||333||1,858||1,160|
|Integration, severance and merger costs||-||104||-||1,381|
|Fair value adjustments*||35||317||180||980|
|* Fair value adjustment relates to the reduction in revenue due to the valuation of deferred revenue as per purchase price accounting|
Please see the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis filed July 10, 2013 for more details on the Company's Q3 and YTD FY2013 results. 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 unaudited consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income. Please see the Company's Management Discussion & Analysis filed July 10, 2013 for complete definition of non-GAAP measures.
Certain 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 the payment of dividends in the future and future performance. 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, including with respect to the ability of the Company to pay dividends in the future. 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 www.sedar.com.
About SiriusXM Canada
Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX: XSR) operates as SiriusXM Canada. SiriusXM Canada, with over 2.3 million subscribers, 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 every major sport 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 www.siriusxm.ca 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 www.siriusxm.ca.
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM BALANCE SHEETS
|At||May 31, 2013||August 31, 2012|
|Cash and cash equivalents||46,305,765||51,034,749|
|Total current assets||70,564,129||66,853,651|
|Long-term prepaid expenses||100,590||79,410|
|Property and equipment||6,007,510||7,617,399|
|Deferred tax assets||56,233,841||59,858,394|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Trade and other payables||43,032,074||39,085,800|
|Due to related parties||8,367,722||6,775,601|
|Current portion of deferred revenue||142,951,048||137,554,399|
|Total current liabilities||202,157,729||187,405,836|
|Other long-term liabilities||3,759,798||6,902,537|
|Due to related parties||3,587,527||1,208,332|
|Total shareholders' equity||15,823,073||45,254,754|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||389,461,708||407,127,710|
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
|(Canadian dollars)||Three Months ended||Nine Months ended|
|May 31, 2013||May 31, 2012||May 31, 2013||May 31, 2012|
|Severance and merger costs||—||104,428||—||1,381,390|
|Depreciation and amortization||9,374,461||10,005,268||26,511,057||30,989,731|
|Finance costs, net|
|Foreign exchange (loss)||(65,986)||(389,460)||(530,496)||(546,035)|
|Gain (loss) on revaluation of derivatives||—||14,403||51,378||(3,390)|
|Income (loss) before income tax||1,253,288||(5,482,184)||11,737,585||(13,205,823)|
|Income tax (expense) recovery||(477,169)||1,293,210||(3,624,553)||2,910,222|
|Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss)||776,119||(4,188,974)||8,113,032||(10,295,601)|
|Basic and fully diluted (loss) earnings per share||0.01||(0.03)||0.07||(0.08)|
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
|For the nine months ended||Capital||Surplus||deficit||Equity|
|Balance, September 1, 2011||147,169,430||4,324,032||(104,017,424)||47,476,038|
|Total comprehensive (loss) for the period||—||—||(10,295,601)||(10,295,601)|
|Stock options exercised||1,144,741||(710,439)||—||434,302|
|Balance, May 31, 2012||148,314,171||4,773,856||(114,313,025)||38,775,002|
|Balance, September 1, 2012||148,393,493||5,057,501||(108,196,240)||45,254,754|
|Total comprehensive income for the period||—||—||8,113,032||8,113,032|
|Stock options exercised||2,046,569||(750,584)||—||1,295,985|
|Balance, May 31, 2013||150,440,062||6,165,175||(140,782,164)||15,823,073|
CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
|(Canadian dollars)||Three months ended||Nine months ended|
|May 31, 2013||May 31, 2012||May 31, 2013||May 31, 2012|
|Cash provided by (used in)|
|Net income (loss) for the period||776,119||(4,188,974)||8,113,032||(10,295,601)|
|Add(deduct) items not involving cash|
|Amortization of intangible assets||8,871, 200||9,338,902||24,854,334||28,866,551|
|Depreciation of property and equipment||503,261||666,366||1,656,723||2,123,180|
|Deferred tax expense (recovery)||477,169||(1,293,210)||3,624,553||(2,910,222)|
|Revaluation of derivative||—||(14,403)||(51,378)||3,390|
|Unrealized foreign exchange losses||85,134||448,082||598,586||293,658|
|Net change in non-cash working capital and
deferred revenue related to operations
|Cash provided by operating activities||13,591,364||8,664,034||45,425,987||30,648,032|
|Purchase of property and equipment||(26,853)||(30,840)||(58,255)||(625,892)|
|Purchase of intangible assets||(309,794)||(1,341,147)||(5,439,024)||(1,891,830)|
|Purchase of bonds||—||—||(5,306,295)||—|
|Interest on bonds||—||—||51,574||—|
|Cash used by investing activities||(336,647)||(1,371,987)||(10,752,000)||(2,517,722)|
|Payment of dividends||(14,264,286)||—||(40,698,956)||—|
|Payment of related party promissory notes||—||—||—||(11,173,290)|
|Proceeds from exercise of stock options||715,339||40,394||1,295,985||434,302|
|Repayments of debt||—||(917,700)||—||(917,700)|
|Cash used by financing activities||(13,548,947)||(877,306)||(39,402,971)||(11,656,688)|
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
during the period
|Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period||46,599,995||36,074,320||51,034,749||26,015,439|
|Cash and cash equivalents, end of period||46,305,765||42,489,061||46,305,765||42,489,061|
SOURCE: SiriusXM Canada
For further information:
Sirius XM Canada
Aaron Kabucis or Alley Adams
416-815-0700 ext. 230 or 234