SiriusXM Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Jul 27, 2021
- Second Quarter Revenue of $2.16 Billion; an Increase of 15% From Prior Year Period
- Second Quarter Net Income of $433 Million; Diluted EPS of $0.10
- Record Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA of $700 Million, Up 14% From Prior Year Period
- SiriusXM Self-Pay Net Subscriber Additions of 355,000, an Increase of 34% Year-Over-Year
- Company Increases 2021 Subscriber and Financial Guidance

NEW YORK, July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM today announced second quarter 2021 operating and financial results, including revenue of $2.16 billion, an increase of 15% compared to the prior year period.  The company recorded net income of $433 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to $243 million in the prior year period.  Second quarter 2021 net income included $140 million in insurance recoveries related to the company's SXM-7 satellite.  Net income per diluted common share was $0.10 in the second quarter 2021, compared to $0.05 in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter was $700 million, up 14% from $615 million in the prior year period.

"SiriusXM added an impressive 355,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the quarter, putting us on track to add 1.1 million self-pay subscribers this year – our best since 2018 – and we are increasing all of our financial guidance.  The quarter was bolstered by record self-pay churn of just 1.5%, and we achieved strong monetization in our advertising business, with an increase in ad revenue of 82% from the prior year period and 20% from the second quarter of 2019," said Jennifer Witz, Chief Executive Officer of SiriusXM.

"We have long been the leader in shaping the future of audio for listeners, and we continue doing so by providing curated and premium content in innovative formats.  Earlier this month, we announced a new daily radio show hosted by Megyn Kelly which will air exclusively from noon to two on SiriusXM beginning on September 7th.  In addition, video of the best moments from the show will be available in our app to subscribers and a podcast version of the show will be distributed broadly on SiriusXM, Pandora, Stitcher and other major platforms.  We brought on Roman Mars and his podcast team at 99% Invisible and announced Seth Rogen would do his first ever podcast with us starting in the fall.  Our collaboration with TikTok is now live with Pandora playlists from the most dynamic creators on this massive social platform, and a new SiriusXM channel powered by TikTok is coming soon," added Witz.

"SiriusXM is also shaping the future business of audio by introducing SXM Media.  SXM Media now serves as our new cross-platform advertising sales organization, a one stop shop for brands to gain access to our large base of 150 million digital listeners across SiriusXM, Pandora, Stitcher, and other publishers," noted Witz.

2021 GUIDANCE

The Company increased its full-year 2021 guidance for self-pay net subscriber additions, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow:

  • SiriusXM self-pay net subscriber additions of approximately 1.1 million,
  • Total revenue of approximately $8.550 billion,
  • Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $2.675 billion, and
  • Free cash flow of approximately $1.7 billion.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL UPDATE

"SiriusXM's second quarter results give us impressive momentum heading into the back half of the year.  We were pleased to raise $2 billion of new, senior unsecured notes in June with a coupon of just 4%, and we will use the remaining cash proceeds in August to repay our outstanding 2022 notes.  In the first half of 2021 we returned approximately $965 million of capital to stockholders, comprised of approximately $844 million in common stock repurchases and $121 million in dividends.  At the end of the quarter, SiriusXM's net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio was 3.2x, and our $1.75 billion revolving credit facility was completely undrawn and fully available," said Sean Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer of SiriusXM.

SECOND QUARTER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

SiriusXM operates two complementary audio entertainment businesses — our SiriusXM business and our Pandora business.  Further information regarding these two segments will be contained in the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.  The financial and operating highlights below exclude the impact of legal settlements and reserves and share-based payment expense.

SIRIUSXM SEGMENT

  • Self-Pay Subscribers Reach a Record-High 31.4 Million.  SiriusXM added 355,000 net new self-pay subscribers in the second quarter, a 34% increase from the 264,000 added in the second quarter of 2020.  Paid promotional subscribers decreased by 378,000.  Continuing impacts of a new vehicle trial structure with certain automakers, and to a lesser extent, lower vehicle shipments due to silicon supply constraints, contributed to negative paid promotional net additions during the quarter.  Total subscribers at the end of the second quarter were 34.5 million, an increase of 1% from the prior year period.  The total SiriusXM trial funnel stood at approximately 9.1 million at the end of the second quarter, up from approximately 8.7 million at the end of the first quarter 2021, on record trial starts in the second quarter of 2021.  Self-pay monthly churn for the second quarter improved to 1.5% from 1.6% in the second quarter of 2020.
     
  • SiriusXM Revenue Increased 7% to $1.64 Billion.  Second quarter 2021 revenue grew 7% to $1.64 billion.  This growth was driven by a 4% increase in SiriusXM's average revenue per user (ARPU) to $14.57 and a 3% increase in SiriusXM self-pay subscribers.
     
  • Gross Profit Increased 5% to $996 Million.  Total cost of services at SiriusXM increased by 9% to $647 million in the second quarter of 2021.  Gross profit at SiriusXM totaled $996 million, an increase of 5% compared to the second quarter of 2020, producing a gross margin of 61%, a 1 point decrease from the prior-year period.
     
  • Expanded Content.  SiriusXM continued to expand its content offering in the second quarter, airing the Masters Tournament, the first time the prestigious golf tournament was carried under an exclusive broadcast agreement.  The company bolstered its digital offering by adding live MLB games to streaming-only subscription packages.  SiriusXM also launched new fulltime channels, including a new music channel from the mind of Andy Cohen.  SiriusXM launched an exclusive limited run 'Good Vibrations: The Beach Boys Channel,' just in time for the summer season, and two new limited run music channels, The 2PAC Channel and The Prince Channel, in honor of Black Music Month.  For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SiriusXM featured programming across its channels including 88rising Radio, Steve Aoki's Radio Remix Radio, Disney Hits, Progress, Raw Dog Comedy, Comedy Central Radio and Laugh USA, as we put the spotlight on leaders and change-makers within the community.  The SiriusXM NBA Radio channel added a new WNBA-focused show hosted by veteran broadcaster Holly Rowe.  SiriusXM also created original podcasts including Comic-Con Begins, on the origins of the iconic annual comic book convention, and Black Diamonds, an original podcast on the rich history of Negro Leagues Baseball. 
     
  • Enhanced Automaker Agreements and Functions.  The company announced that Jaguar Land Rover and MINI USA have agreed to make SiriusXM a standard feature starting MY '21 and MY '22, respectively, as part of the automakers multiyear extensions to their agreements with SiriusXM.  The company also announced in June a new relationship with Cerence Inc. to enhance the driver experience through voice-powered entertainment. 

PANDORA SEGMENT

  • Advertising Revenue Increased 82% to $383 Million.  Second quarter ad revenue at Pandora, which includes off-platform results such as the company's AdsWizz business, increased by 82% year-over-year to $383 million and by 25% compared to second quarter 2019.  Ad revenue was boosted by strong monetization of $100.35 per thousand hours at Pandora, compared to $55.23 from the prior year period.  Ad revenue also benefited from the acquisition of Stitcher in the fourth quarter of 2020.
     
  • Stitcher and Off-Platform Performance.  In the second quarter of 2021, Stitcher and the company's off-platform advertising businesses recorded $78 million in revenue.  Off-platform revenue, excluding Stitcher, increased approximately $22 million or 79% compared to the second quarter of 2020.  Stitcher recently launched "Precedent," an audio series podcast that explores the evolution of the criminal justice system featuring Ashley Flowers, the host of the popular "Crime Junkie" podcast.  Stitcher also launched "Toxic: The Britney Spears Story," the newest podcast from its Witness Docs unit.  In addition, Seth Rogen will launch an original podcast series of personal stories on Stitcher later this year.
     
  • Total Advertising-Supported Listener Hours of 3.03 Billion.  Monthly Active Users (MAUs) at Pandora were 55.1 million in the second quarter of 2021, down from 59.6 million in the prior year period.  Total ad-supported listener hours were 3.03 billion in the period, down from 3.29 billion in the second quarter of 2020.
     
  • Self-Pay Net Adds of 118,000.  Pandora added 118,000 net new self-pay subscribers to its Pandora Plus and Pandora Premium services in the second quarter 2021 to end the period with 6.5 million self-pay subscribers to those services.
     
  • Gross Profit Grew 176%.  Subscriber revenue increased by 6%, advertising revenue increased by 82% and total cost of services increased by 21% during the second quarter of 2021. This resulted in gross profit at Pandora of $193 million, up 176% over the second quarter of 2020 or 23% compared to the second quarter of 2019, and produced a gross margin for the quarter of 37%, a 16 point increase from the prior year period.
     
  • New Collaborations and Expansion of Diverse Content.  Pandora collaborated with TikTok for the launch of a series of exclusive hosted playlists featuring popular creators from the leading social networking service, and announced that TikTok fans will also have access to select re-airings of Pandora's original events series, Pandora LIVE.  In honor of June's Black Music Month, SiriusXM, Pandora and Stitcher launched a new original podcast, All Music Is Black Music, that explores how African American music and culture have shaped the wider contemporary music landscape.  Pandora also launched a microsite for the cultural moment featuring its specialty music programming that amplifies Black voices, and hosted a virtual event with rapper Moneybagg Yo.

Subscriber acquisition costs increased by 85% to $89 million in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the prior year period.  Automotive factory shutdowns in the second quarter of 2020 associated with the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in subscriber acquisition cost savings that did not recur in the second quarter of 2021 and drove the larger portion of the subscriber acquisition cost increase year over year.  Subscriber acquisition costs were partially offset by lower subsidies from contract improvements with certain automakers and, to a lesser extent, lower costs resulting from silicon supply constraints.  Sales and marketing costs increased by 13% to $227 million in the second quarter of 2021.  Engineering, design and development costs rose 13% to $59 million, and general and administrative expenses increased by 12% to $114 million in the second quarter of 2021.

Free cash flow was $550 million, up approximately 9% from the prior year period, primarily due to higher receipts, insurance recoveries from the SXM-7 satellite failure, and lower interest payments.

 

SECOND QUARTER 2021 RESULTS


SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)



For the Three Months Ended June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(in millions, except per share data)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Revenue:








Subscriber revenue

$

1,641



$

1,578



$

3,252



$

3,163


Advertising revenue

429



236



783



521


Equipment revenue

51



25



108



66


Other revenue

38



35



74



76


Total revenue

2,159



1,874



4,217



3,826


Operating expenses:








Cost of services:








Revenue share and royalties

662



587



1,303



1,157


Programming and content

136



110



265



228


Customer service and billing

128



122



244



240


Transmission

52



43



101



83


Cost of equipment

4



4



9



8


Subscriber acquisition costs

89



48



175



147


Sales and marketing

240



217



456



442


Engineering, design and development

65



61



130



132


General and administrative

130



119



251



226


Depreciation and amortization

131



124



263



256


Impairment, restructuring and acquisition costs

(136)



24



108



24


Total operating expenses

1,501



1,459



3,305



2,943


Income from operations

658



415



912



883


Other (expense) income:








Interest expense

(103)



(102)



(203)



(201)


Other income

5



4



8



8


Total other (expense) income

(98)



(98)



(195)



(193)


Income before income taxes

560



317



717



690


Income tax expense

(127)



(74)



(65)



(154)


Net income

$

433



$

243



$

652



$

536


Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax

7



10



12



(15)


Total comprehensive income

$

440



$

253



$

664



$

521


Net income per common share:








Basic

$

0.11



$

0.06



$

0.16



$

0.12


Diluted

$

0.10



$

0.05



$

0.16



$

0.12


Weighted average common shares outstanding:








Basic

4,079



4,369



4,108



4,387


Diluted

4,163



4,457



4,193



4,487


Dividends declared per common share

$

0.014641



$

0.01331



$

0.029282



$

0.02662


 

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS


(in millions, except per share data)

June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020

ASSETS

(unaudited)



Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,124



$

71


Receivables, net

654



672


Inventory, net

5



10


Related party current assets

11



20


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

335



194


Total current assets

2,129



967


Property and equipment, net

1,405



1,629


Intangible assets, net

3,263



3,340


Goodwill

3,150



3,122


Related party long-term assets

550



531


Deferred tax assets

111



111


Operating lease right-of-use assets

379



427


Other long-term assets

214



206


Total assets

$

11,201



$

10,333


LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

1,132



$

1,223


Accrued interest

173



174


Current portion of deferred revenue

1,583



1,721


Current maturities of debt

998



1


Operating lease current liabilities

51



48


Total current liabilities

3,937



3,167


Long-term deferred revenue

110



118


Long-term debt

8,835



8,499


Deferred tax liabilities

307



266


Operating lease liabilities

388



419


Other long-term liabilities

139



149


Total liabilities

13,716



12,618


Stockholders' equity (deficit):




Common stock, par value $0.001 per share; 9,000 shares authorized; 4,059 and 4,176 shares issued; 4,058 and 4,173 shares outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

4



4


Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax

27



15


Additional paid-in capital




Treasury stock, at cost; 1 and 3 shares of common stock at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively

(7)



(19)


Accumulated deficit

(2,539)



(2,285)


Total stockholders' equity (deficit)

(2,515)



(2,285)


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity (deficit)

$

11,201



$

10,333


 

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)



For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(in millions)

2021


2020

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$

652



$

536


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

263



256


Non cash impairment and restructuring costs

245



24


Non-cash interest expense, net of amortization of premium

10



10


Provision for doubtful accounts

24



38


Amortization of deferred income related to equity method investment



(1)


Loss on unconsolidated entity investments, net

3



3


Dividend received from unconsolidated entity investment

1



1


(Gain) loss on other investments

(4)



1


Share-based payment expense

98



107


Deferred income tax (benefit) expense

37



116


Amortization of right-of-use assets

28



28


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:




Receivables

(11)



134


Inventory

5



(4)


Related party, net

11



9


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

(141)



(13)


Other long-term assets

(4)



10


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

(99)



(136)


Accrued interest

(1)



(3)


Deferred revenue

(145)



(105)


Operating lease liabilities

(26)



(26)


Other long-term liabilities

(18)



22


Net cash provided by operating activities

928



1,007


Cash flows from investing activities:




Additions to property and equipment

(164)



(149)


Purchases of other investments

(3)



(7)


Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired

(14)



(28)


Investments in related parties and other equity investees

(11)



(84)


Repayment from related party

2



3


Net cash used in investing activities

(190)



(265)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from exercise of stock options

6




Taxes paid from net share settlements for stock-based compensation

(43)



(43)


Revolving credit facility, net of deferred financing costs

(649)




Proceeds from long-term borrowings, net of costs

1,976



1,483


Principal payments of long-term borrowings

(2)



(5)


Common stock repurchased and retired

(856)



(399)


Dividends paid

(121)



(117)


Net cash provided by financing activities

311



919


Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

1,049



1,661


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period (1)

83



120


Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period (1)

$

1,132



$

1,781




(1)

The following table reconciles cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash per the statement of cash flows to the balance sheet. The restricted cash balances are primarily due to letters of credit which have been issued to the landlords of leased office space. The terms of the letters of credit primarily extend beyond one year.



(in millions)

June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020


June 30, 2020


December 31, 2019

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,124



$

71



$

1,770



$

106


Restricted cash included in Other long-term assets

8



12



11



14


Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period

$

1,132



$

83



$

1,781



$

120


Unaudited Results

Set forth below are our results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 compared with the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. Legal settlements and reserves and share-based payment expense have been excluded from cost of services line items and presented as their own line items in the table below, as this is consistent with how the segments are evaluated on a regular basis.  Our results also exclude certain purchase price accounting adjustments related to other revenue and revenue share and royalties.  


For the Three Months
Ended June 30,


For the Six Months
Ended June 30,


2021 vs 2020 Change




Three Months


Six Months


2021


2020


2021


2020


Amount


%


Amount


%

Revenue
















Sirius XM:
















Subscriber revenue

$

1,508



$

1,453



$

2,989



$

2,910



$

55



4

%


$

79



3

%

Advertising revenue

46



25



87



69



21



84

%


18



26

%

Equipment revenue

51



25



108



66



26



104

%


42



64

%

Other revenue (1)

38



37



74



80



1



3

%


(6)



(8)

%

Total Sirius XM revenue

1,643



1,540



3,258



3,125



103



7

%


133



4

%

Pandora:
















Subscriber revenue

133



125



263



253



8



6

%


10



4

%

Advertising revenue

383



211



696



452



172



82

%


244



54

%

Total Pandora revenue

516



336



959



705



180



54

%


254



36

%

Total consolidated revenue

2,159



1,876



4,217



3,830



283



15

%


387



10

%

Cost of services
















Sirius XM:
















Revenue share and royalties

387



365



766



731



22



6

%


35



5

%

Programming and content

117



97



228



202



20



21

%


26



13

%

Customer service and billing

104



98



199



190



6



6

%


9



5

%

Transmission

35



28



68



55



7



25

%


13



24

%

Cost of equipment

4



4



9



8





%


1



13

%

Total Sirius XM cost of services

647



592



1,270



1,186



55



9

%


84



7

%

Pandora:
















Revenue share and royalties (2) (3)

275



224



537



446



51



23

%


91



20

%

Programming and content

11



6



21



11



5



83

%


10



91

%

Customer service and billing

22



23



42



47



(1)



(4)

%


(5)



(11)

%

Transmission

15



13



30



25



2



15

%


5



20

%

Total Pandora cost of services

323



266



630



529



57



21

%


101



19

%

Total consolidated cost of services

970



858



1,900



1,715



112



13

%


185



11

%

Subscriber acquisition costs

89



48



175



147



41



85

%


28



19

%

Sales and marketing

227



201



428



409



26



13

%


19



5

%

Engineering, design and development

59



52



113



112



7



13

%


1



1

%

General and administrative

114



102



220



193



12



12

%


27



14

%

Depreciation and amortization

131



124



263



256



7



6

%


7



3

%

Impairment, restructuring and acquisition costs

(136)



24



108



24



(160)



nm



84



nm


Legal settlements and reserves







(16)





nm



16



(100)

%

Share-based payment expense (4)

47



52



98



107



(5)



(10)

%


(9)



(8)

%

Total operating expenses

1,501



1,461



3,305



2,947



40



3

%


358



12

%

Income (loss) from operations

658



415



912



883



243



59

%


29



3

%

Other (expense) income:
















Interest expense

(103)



(102)



(203)



(201)



(1)



(1)

%


(2)



(1)

%

Other income

5



4



8



8



1



25

%




%

Total other (expense) income

(98)



(98)



(195)



(193)





%


(2)



(1)

%

Income (loss) before income taxes

560



317



717



690



243



77

%


27



4

%

Income tax expense

(127)



(74)



(65)



(154)



(53)



(72)

%


89



58

%

Net income

$

433



$

243



$

652



$

536



$

190



78

%


$

116



22

%

















Adjusted EBITDA

$

700



$

615



$

1,381



$

1,254



$

85



14

%


$

127



10

%

















Gross Profit - Sirius XM

$

996



$

948



$

1,988



$

1,939



$

48



5

%


$

49



3

%

Gross Margin % - Sirius XM

61

%


62

%


61

%


62

%


(1)

%


(2)

%


(1)

%


(2)

%

Gross Profit - Pandora

$

193



$

70



$

329



$

176



$

123



176

%


$

153



87

%

Gross Margin % - Pandora

37

%


21

%


34

%


25

%


16

%


76

%


9

%


36

%


nm - not meaningful

(1)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, this adjustment eliminates the impact of additional revenue of $2 and $4, respectively, associated with certain programming agreements recorded as part of the merger of Sirius and XM (the "XM Merger").

(2)

For the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, this adjustment includes the impact of additional expense of $2 and $4, respectively, associated with minimum guarantee royalty contracts recorded as part of the Pandora Acquisition.

(3)

For the six months ended June 30, 2020, revenue share and royalties excludes a reversal of a pre-acquisition reserve of $16 for royalties.

(4)

Allocation of share-based payment expense:




For the Three Months Ended June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(in millions)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Programming and content - Sirius XM

$

8



$

7



$

15



$

14


Customer service and billing - Sirius XM

1



1



3



2


Transmission - Sirius XM

1



2



2



2


Programming and content - Pandora





1



1


Customer service and billing - Pandora

1







1


Transmission - Pandora

1





1



1


Sales and marketing

13



16



28



33


Engineering, design and development

6



9



17



20


General and administrative

16



17



31



33


Total share-based payment expense

$

47



$

52



$

98



$

107


Key Financial and Operating Metrics

A full glossary defining our key financial and operating metrics can be found in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Subscribers and subscription related revenues and expenses associated with our connected vehicle services and Sirius XM Canada are not included in Sirius XM's subscriber count or subscriber-based operating metrics.

Set forth below are our subscriber balances as of June 30, 2021 compared to June 30, 2020:


As of June 30,


2021 vs 2020 Change

(subscribers in thousands)

2021


2020


Amount


%

Sirius XM








Self-pay subscribers

31,368



30,311



1,057



3

%

Paid promotional subscribers

3,108



3,939



(831)



(21)

%

Ending subscribers

34,476



34,250



226



1

%

Traffic users

9,234



9,414



(180)



(2)

%

Sirius XM Canada subscribers

2,578



2,607



(29)



(1)

%









Pandora








Monthly active users - all services

55,137



59,604



(4,467)



(7)

%

Self-pay subscribers

6,510



6,246



264



4

%

Paid promotional subscribers

67



56



11



20

%

Ending subscribers

6,577



6,302



275



4

%

The following table contains our Non-GAAP financial and operating performance measures which are based on our adjusted results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:


For the Three Months
Ended June 30,


For the Six Months
Ended June 30,


2021 vs 2020 Change




Three Months


Six Months

(subscribers in thousands)

2021


2020


2021


2020


Amount


%


Amount


%

Sirius XM
















Self-pay subscribers

355



264



481



333



91



34

%


148



44

%

Paid promotional subscribers

(378)



(780)



(719)



(992)



402



52

%


273



28

%

Net additions

(23)



(516)



(238)



(659)



493



96

%


421



(64)

%

Weighted average number of subscribers

34,473



34,288



34,468



34,556



185



1

%


(88)



%

Average self-pay monthly churn

1.5

%


1.6

%


1.6

%


1.7

%


(0.1)

%


(6)

%


(0.1)

%


(6)

%

ARPU (1)

$

14.57



$

13.96



$

14.43



$

13.95



$

0.61



4

%


$

0.48



3

%

SAC, per installation

$

15.20



$

20.14



$

12.93



$

20.14



$

(4.94)



(25)

%


$

(7.21)



(36)

%

















Pandora
















Self-pay subscribers

118



32



231



81



86



269

%


150



185

%

Paid promotional subscribers

3



4



5



7



(1)



(25)

%


(2)



29

%

Net additions

121



36



236



88



85



236

%


148



(168)

%

Weighted average number of subscribers

6,518



6,223



6,451



6,233



295



5

%


218



3

%

ARPU

$

6.67



$

6.70



$

6.67



$

6.77



$

(0.03)



%


$

(0.10)



(1)

%

Ad supported listener hours (in billions)

3.03



3.29



5.90



6.41



(0.26)



(8)

%


(0.51)



(8)

%

Advertising revenue per thousand listener hours (RPM)

$

100.35



$

55.23



$

93.26



$

61.23



$

45.12



82

%


$

32.03



52

%

Licensing costs per thousand listener hours (LPM)

$

44.46



$

37.16



$

44.89



$

37.12



$

7.30



20

%


$

7.77



21

%

Licensing costs per paid subscriber (LPU)

$

4.18



$

4.06



$

4.19



$

4.08



$

0.12



3

%


$

0.11



3

%

















Total Company
















Adjusted EBITDA

$

700



$

615



$

1,381



$

1,254



$

85



14

%


$

127



10

%

Free cash flow

$

550



$

503



$

761



$

851



$

47



9

%


$

(90)



(11)

%



(1)

ARPU for Sirius XM excludes subscriber revenue from our connected vehicle services of $47 and $42 for the three months and $92 and $86 for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Reconciliation from GAAP Net income to Non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA:


For the Three Months Ended June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(in millions)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Net income:

$

433



$

243



$

652



$

536


Add back items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA:








Legal settlements and reserves







(16)


Impairment, restructuring and acquisition costs

(136)



24



108



24


Share-based payment expense

47



52



98



107


Depreciation and amortization

131



124



263



256


Interest expense

103



102



203



201


Other income

(5)



(4)



(8)



(8)


Income tax expense

127



74



65



154


Purchase price accounting adjustments:








Revenues



2





4


Operating expenses



(2)





(4)


Adjusted EBITDA

$

700



$

615



$

1,381



$

1,254


Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow:


For the Three Months Ended June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(in millions)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Cash Flow information








Net cash provided by operating activities

$

636



$

591



$

928



$

1,007


Net cash used in investing activities

$

(112)



$

(120)



$

(190)



$

(265)


Net cash provided by financing activities

$

541



$

1,258



$

311



$

919


Free Cash Flow








Net cash provided by operating activities

$

636



$

591



$

928



$

1,007


Additions to property and equipment

(86)



(87)



(164)



(149)


Purchases of other investments



(1)



(3)



(7)


Free cash flow

$

550



$

503



$

761



$

851


Reconciliation of SAC, per installation:


For the Three Months Ended June 30,


For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(costs in millions and installs in thousands)

2021


2020


2021


2020

Subscriber acquisition costs, excluding connected vehicle services

$

89



$

48



$

175



$

147


Less: margin from sales of radios and accessories, excluding connected vehicle services

(47)



(21)



(100)



(58)



$

42



$

27



$

75



$

89


Installations

2,724



1,320



5,791



4,403


SAC, per installation (a)

$

15.20



$

20.14



$

12.93



$

20.14




(a)

Amounts may not recalculate due to rounding.

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in North America, and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. SiriusXM's platforms collectively reach approximately 150 million listeners, the largest digital audio audience across paid and free tiers in North America, and deliver music, sports, talk, news, comedy, entertainment and podcasts. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM's subsidiaries Stitcher, Simplecast and AdsWizz make it a leader in podcast hosting, production, distribution, analytics and monetization. The Company's advertising sales organization, which operates as SXM Media, leverages its scale, cross-platform sales organization and ad tech capabilities to deliver results for audio creators and advertisers. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.  

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements:   we face substantial competition and that competition is likely to increase over time; our efforts to attract and retain subscribers and listeners, or convert listeners into subscribers, which may not be successful, and may adversely affect our business; we engage in extensive marketing efforts and the continued effectiveness of those efforts is an important part of our business; we rely on third parties for the operation of our business, and the failure of third parties to perform could adversely affect our business; we may not realize the benefits of acquisitions and other strategic investments and initiatives; a substantial number of our Sirius XM subscribers periodically cancel their subscriptions and we cannot predict how successful we will be at retaining customers; our ability to profitably attract and retain subscribers to our Sirius XM service as our marketing efforts reach more price-sensitive consumers is uncertain; our business depends in large part on the auto industry; vehicle production and sales are dependent on may factors, including the availability of consumer credit, general economic conditions, consumer confidence, fuel costs and component supply shortages; the impact of COVID-19, including its variant strains, on our business; failure of our satellite would significantly damage our business; our Sirius XM service may experience harmful interference from wireless operations; our Pandora ad-supported business has suffered a substantial and consistent loss of monthly active users, which may adversely affect our Pandora business; our failure to convince advertisers of the benefits of our Pandora ad-supported service could harm our business; if we are unable to maintain revenue growth from our advertising products, particularly in mobile advertising, our results of operations will be adversely affected; changes in mobile operating systems and browsers may hinder our ability to sell advertising and market our services; if we fail to accurately predict and play music, comedy or other content that our Pandora listeners enjoy, we may fail to retain existing and attract new listeners; privacy and data security laws and regulations may hinder our ability to market our services, sell advertising and impose legal liabilities; consumer protection laws and our failure to comply with them could damage our business; failure to comply with FCC requirements could damage our business; if we fail to protect the security of personal information about our customers, we could be subject to costly government enforcement actions and private litigation and our reputation could suffer; interruption or failure of our information technology and communications systems could impair the delivery of our service and harm our business; the market for music rights is changing and is subject to significant uncertainties; our Pandora services depend upon maintaining complex licenses with copyright owners, and these licenses contain onerous terms; the rates we must pay for "mechanical rights" to use musical works on our Pandora service have increased substantially and these new rates may adversely affect our business; our use of pre-1972 sound recordings on our Pandora service could result in additional costs; failure to protect our intellectual property or actions by third parties to enforce their intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business and operating results; some of our services and technologies may use "open source" software, which may restrict how we use or distribute our services or require that we release the source code subject to those licenses; rapid technological and industry changes and new entrants could adversely impact our services; we have a significant amount of indebtedness, and our debt contains certain covenants that restrict our operations; we are a "controlled company" within the meaning of the NASDAQ listing rules and, as a result, qualify for, and rely on, exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements; while we currently pay a quarterly cash dividend to holders of our common stock, we may change our dividend policy at any time; and our principal stockholder has significant influence, including over actions requiring stockholder approval, and its interests may differ from the interests of other holders of our common stock; if we are unable to attract and retain qualified personnel, our business could be harmed; our facilities could be damaged by natural catastrophes or terrorist activities; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation could have an adverse impact on our operations and financial condition; we may be exposed to liabilities that other entertainment service providers would not customarily be subject to; and our business and prospects depend on the strength of our brands. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

Source: SiriusXM

Contact for SiriusXM:

Investor contact:
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212-901-6718
Hooper.stevens@siriusxm.com

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