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Intelsat Announces 2018 Second Quarter Results

by Desmond Dallen
News Release

2018-28

 

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Intelsat Announces 2018 Second Quarter Results

  • Second quarter revenue of $537.7 million; $512.5 million excluding effects of revenue recognition rules (ASC 606)
  • Second quarter net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $46.8 million
  • Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $415.6 million or 77 percent of revenue; $390.5 million or 76 percent of revenue excluding effects of ASC 606
  • $8.7 billion contracted backlog, or $7.5 billion excluding the effects of ASC 606

Luxembourg, 31 July 2018

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, today announced financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

Intelsat reported total revenue of $537.7 million and net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $46.8 million for the  three months ended June 30, 2018.

 

In the first quarter of 2018, we adopted the provisions of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“ASC 606”). As a result of the adoption of ASC 606, total revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018 reflects $25.2 million primarily related to the significant financing component identified in our customer contracts.

 

Total revenue excluding the effects of ASC 606 was $512.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

 

Intelsat reported EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, gain on early extinguishment of debt, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $408.5 million and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $415.6 million, or 77 percent of revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  Total Adjusted EBITDA excluding the effects of ASC 606 was $390.5 million, or 76 percent of revenue, for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  Free cash flow from operations1 was $4.9 million.

 

Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler, said, “This is a time of great opportunity for Intelsat.  We are on the cusp of completing the global deployment of our next generation Intelsat EpicNG fleet, we are introducing more managed services to address high growth mobility applications, and we are increasingly recognized for the value of our global network of satellites and terrestrial infrastructure that connects billions of people around the globe.

 

“Our overall financial and operational performance year-to-date is tracking to our expectations against a global landscape of increasing mobility connectivity requirements. With our highly successful capital raise of approximately $633 million completed in the second quarter, we have taken significant strides in the management of our capital structure. This allows us to focus our energy on maximizing the commercial opportunities before us, not the least of which is the sizeable opportunity for satellite communications within the global race to deploy 5G.

 

“We are encouraged by the thoughtful reception that the Federal Communications Commission has given to the innovative proposal that we developed in conjunction with Intel.  We’ll continue to promote our market-based proposal, joining with SES and more recently, Eutelsat. Our proposal will speed wireless access to spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band known as C-band, crucial for the development of the American economy, while not compromising on the protection of the quality and reliability of television and other critical services that currently rely on this spectrum.”

 

To read the full version of the earnings release, including detailed financial results, please download the Earnings Release.

 

To read the new Quarterly Commentary, including business trends, please download the Quarterly Commentary.

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1In this release, financial measures are presented both in accordance with U.S. GAAP and also on a non-U.S. GAAP basis. EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA (or “AEBITDA”), free cash flow from (used in) operations and related margins included in this release are non-U.S. GAAP financial measures. Please see the consolidated financial information below for information reconciling non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

 

Q2 2018 Quarterly Commentary
Intelsat provides a detailed quarterly commentary on the Company’s business trends and performance. Please visit www.intelsat.com/investors for management’s commentary on the Company’s progress against its operational priorities and financial outlook.

 

Conference Call Information
Intelsat management will hold a public conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to discuss the Company’s second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2018. Access to the live conference call will also be available via the Internet at www.intelsat.com/investors. To participate on the live call, participants should dial +1 844-834-1428 from North America, and +1 920-663-6274 from all other locations. The participant pass code is 2778516.Participants will have access to a replay of the conference call through August 7, 2018. The replay number for North America is +1 855-859-2056, and for all other locations is +1 404-537-3406. The participant pass code for the replay is 2778516.

 

About Intelsat
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world’s first Globalized Network, delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services anywhere in the world. Intelsat’s Globalized Network combines the world’s largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure, managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity, multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

 

Intelsat Safe Harbor Statement:
Some of the information and statements contained in this earnings release and certain oral statements made from time to time by representatives of Intelsat constitute “forward-looking statements” that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. When used in this earnings release, the words “may,” “will,” “might,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “project,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “intend,” “potential,” “outlook,” and “continue,” and the negative of these terms, and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Forward-looking statements include: statements regarding our expectation that the launches of our satellites in the future will position us for growth; our plans for satellite launches in the near to mid-term; our guidance regarding our intention to maximize the value of our spectrum rights, including the pursuit of partnerships to optimize new satellite business cases and the exploration of joint use of certain spectrum with the wireless sector in certain geographies; our expectations as to the potential timing of a final U.S. Federal Communications Commission ruling with respect to our C-band Joint Use Proposal; guidance regarding our expectations for our revenue performance and Adjusted EBITDA performance; our capital expenditure guidance over the next several years; our belief that the scale of our fleet can reduce the financial impact of satellite or launch failures and protect against service interruptions; our belief that the diversity of our revenue and customer base allows us to recognize trends across regions and capture new growth opportunities; our expectation that developing differentiated services and investing in new technology will allow us to unlock essential opportunities; our expectations as to the increased number of transponder equivalents on our fleet over the next several years; and our expectations as to the level of our cash tax payments in the future.The forward-looking statements reflect Intelsat’s intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, outlook, assumptions and beliefs about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Intelsat’s control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include known and unknown risks. Some of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from historical results or those anticipated or predicted by these forward-looking statements include: risks associated with operating our in-orbit satellites; satellite anomalies, launch failures, satellite launch and construction delays and in-orbit failures or reduced performance; potential changes in the number of companies offering commercial satellite launch services and the number of commercial satellite launch opportunities available in any given time period that could impact our ability to timely schedule future launches and the prices we pay for such launches; our ability to obtain new satellite insurance policies with financially viable insurance carriers on commercially reasonable terms or at all, as well as the ability of our insurance carriers to fulfill their obligations; possible future losses on satellites that are not adequately covered by insurance; U.S. and other government regulation; changes in our contracted backlog or expected contracted backlog for future services; pricing pressure and overcapacity in the markets in which we compete; our ability to access capital markets for debt or equity; the competitive environment in which we operate; customer defaults on their obligations to us; our international operations and other uncertainties associated with doing business internationally; and litigation. Known risks include, among others, the risks described in Intelsat’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017, and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the political, economic and legal conditions in the markets we are targeting for communications services or in which we operate and other risks and uncertainties inherent in the telecommunications business in general and the satellite communications business in particular.

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