Eutelsat Communications Reports Solid First Half 2011-2012 Results
PARIS, February 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
- Revenue growth: +4.6% at EUR602.4 million; +6.0% at constant currency - Profitability: EBITDA up 3.4% to EUR478.5 million, generating an industry-leading EBITDA margin of 79.4% - Group share of net income: net margin at 26% - Excellent visibility: Record backlog of EUR5.3 billion up 9.6% - Fleet expansion programme on track with two successful satellite launches - Successful EUR1.8 billion refinancing of Group debt - Financial targets confirmed
Note: This press release contains unaudited condensed consolidated half-year accounts
prepared under IFRS was reviewed by the Audit Committee February 9, 2012 and adopted by
the Board of Directors of Eutelsat Communications on February 16, 2012.
The Board of Directors’ of Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 – Euronext
Paris: ETL) adopted the financial results for the half-year ended 31 December 2011.
Six months ended 31 December 2010 2011 Change Key elements of consolidated income statement Revenues EURm 575.9 602.4 +4.6% EBITDA EURm 463.0 478.5 +3.4% EBITDA margin % 80.4 79.4 -1pt Group share of net income EURm 174.4 156.8 -10.1% Diluted earnings per share EUR 0.793 0.713 -10.1% Key elements of consolidated statement of cash flows Net cash flows from operating activities EURm 371.0 333.2 -10.2% Capital expenditure EURm 226.8 241.8 +6.6% Operating free cash flows EURm 245.8 91.4 -62.8% Key elements of financial structure Net debt EURm 2,414.8 2,379.6 -1.5% Net debt/EBITDA X 2.75 2.53 Backlog Backlog EURbn 4.9 5.3 +9.6%
Commenting on the half year 2011-2012 results, Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat
Communications, said: “We delivered solid results in the First Half with 4.6% revenue
growth and an industry-leading EBITDA margin of over 79%. Following the successful entry
into service of two new satellites, that have anchored our market position in the Middle
East, Africa, Central Europe and the Indian Ocean Islands, our order backlog increased
almost 10% to EUR5.3 billion, giving excellent long term visibility and underscoring the
overall resilience of our business. In addition to these operational achievements, the
Group successfully refinanced a significant part of its debt, extending its average
maturity and further diversifying funding sources.
With new in-orbit resources recently entered into service, the Group remains on track
to achieve annual revenues of over EUR1,235 million for the current fiscal year. This
objective is however more challenging in view of the current competitive environment in
some regions and a partial delay in the roll-out of KA-SAT services. The EBITDA target of
over EUR955 million for the current year is confirmed. In addition, the Group reaffirms
its medium term objectives for the three year period from July 2011 to June 2014.”
REVENUE GROWTH CONTINUES
Note: Unless otherwise stated, all growth indicators or comparisons are made against
the previous half year ended December 31, 2010. The share of each application as a
percentage of total revenues is calculated excluding “other revenues” and “non-recurring
Revenues by business application (in millions of euros)
Change (in EUR Six months ended December 31 2010 2011 million) (in %) Video Applications 392.1 403.3 +11.3 +2.9% Data & Value Added Services 116.9 117.8 +1.0 +0.8% Data Services 93.1 95.2 +2.1 +2.2% Value Added Services 23.8 22.7 -1.1 -4.7% Multi-usage 57.3 74.4 +17.1 +29.9% Other revenues 6.9 3.3 -3.6 -52.3% Sub-total 573.2 598.9 +25.8 +4.5% Non-recurring revenues 2.7 3.5 +0.8 +30.6% Total 575.9 602.4 +26.6 +4.6%
First half 2011-2012 revenues increased by 4.6%. Excluding non-recurring revenues,
growth was 4.5%. At a constant euro-dollar exchange rate, revenue growth stood at 6.0%.
Second quarter revenues (excluding non-recurring revenues) stood at EUR303.6 million,
up 5.6%. Compared with Q1 2011-2012, they rose 2.8%.
Capacity constraints were alleviated with the successful launches of two new
satellites (ATLANTIC BIRD 7 at 7degree(s) West and W3C at 16degree(s)East) although their
entry into service came towards the end of the half year period.
VIDEO APPLICATIONS (67.7% of revenues)
Video Applications recorded growth of 2.9% to EUR403.3 million. Sequential growth from
the first to the second quarter was 3.5% as revenues benefited from additional capacity
provided by the two new satellites located at key video neighbourhoods: 7degree(s) West,
serving the Middle East and North Africa, and 16degree(s) East serving Central Europe and
Indian Ocean Islands. Two other video neighbourhoods, 36degree(s) East and 7degree(s)
East, continued to benefit from the dynamism of these markets. First half revenues were
mainly driven by:
- The 7degree(s) West video neighbourhood, the leading broadcast market in the Middle East and North Africa, was strengthened by the arrival of ATLANTIC BIRD 7 delivering reinforced and expansion capacity with its wide beam coverage across the Middle East and North Africa. It took over the existing video traffic that had been developed by ATLANTIC BIRD 4A. Growth reflects, in particular, the signing of new leases mostly with strong regional media players, on the wide beam coverage extending to Northwest Africa. - The 16degree(s) East video neighbourhood was strengthened by the entry into service of W3C, as renewal and extension contracts were signed with both public and private broadcasters in the regions covering Central Europe and the Indian Ocean Islands; - The 36degree(s) East position, leads the expansion of satellite television in Russia and sub-Saharan Africa benefited from the existing contracts on W7, especially from long-time customers, mainly for the Russian DTH market; - Finally, the 7degree(s) East neighbourhood, with coverage of the near Middle-East, contributed to growth as one anchor customer signed contracts for incremental capacity while another renewed contracts on the satellite W3A.
The attractiveness of Eutelsat’s key video neighbourhoods was confirmed by the
increase in TV channels. particularly addressing fastest-growing markets. At 31 December
2011, Eutelsat’s fleet was transmitting a total of 4,173 channels, up 391, from 3,782 the
year before. Over 90% of TV channel growth came from fast growing markets, including North
Africa, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe; Russia and Africa. Three key
neighbourhoods recorded double-digit growth in the number TV channels broadcast:
- 7degree(s) West, where channel count increased by 126 (+34.3%). This neighbourhood now broadcasts 493 channels to the Middle East and North Africa; - 9degree(s) East saw a 28.9% rise in channels (up 76), bringing program offerings on 339 channels to Europe as far east as the Urals; - 36degree(s) East, carrying 90 new TV channels (+14.8%), is now Eutelsat's second largest video neighbourhood with a total of 697 channels serving Russia and sub-Saharan Africa.
High Definition is a confirmed growth driver as the number of HD channels increased
45.1%, bringing the number of HD channels broadcast by the fleet to 283 showing a
penetration rate of 7% up from 5% a year ago.
DATA and VALUE-ADDED SERVICES (19.8% of revenues)
Total revenues for Data and Value-added Services were EUR117.8 million (+0.8%) for the
The first segment of this activity, Data Services, grew by 2.2% to EUR95.2 million.
This segment has been largely constrained by the lack of available capacity until the
arrival of new in-orbit resources on ATLANTIC BIRD 7 and W3C, with coverage of sub-Saharan
Africa and Northwest Africa. The growth achieved over the period is mainly due to new
contracts and contract renewals on the W2A satellite at 10degree(s) East, for connectivity
between Africa and Europe; ATLANTIC BIRD 3, at the position 5degree(s) West, for services
in Africa; and, W7 at 36degree(s) East, from a spot that includes Europe, the Middle East,
North Africa and Central Asia for interconnection services to business networks, mobile
networks and access to the Internet backbone.
Revenues for Value Added Services stood at EUR22.7 million, down 4.7%. This
comparison, which masks the growth of Tooway (TM) services, Internet access, is due to an
unfavorable comparison with the first half of 2010-2011 which was boosted by a contract
with the SNCF (French railway) and by lower sales of D-Star terminals.
The first half of 2011-2012 marked seven months since the entry into service of the
KA-SAT satellite and the commercial launch of the new generation Tooway(TM) broadband
service which addresses households in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin unserved or
underserved by terrestrial networks. Revenues to date have been built mainly through a
network of expert distributors and resellers in targeted regions, mainly Western Europe,
and are starting to benefit from contracts from larger distributors with national reach.
The first half has proven Tooway(TM)’s technological performance on the consumer offering,
as demonstrated by the positive user feedback received from distributors.
Marketing of professional services on KA-SAT, which notably include enterprise
networks, began a slow rollout in the seven months following entry into service of the
satellite, mainly due to the fact that these offers did not benefit from the pre-KA-SAT
MULTI-USAGE (12.5% of revenues)
Multi-usage activity, which includes short-term contracts to governments and
administrations who buy transponder capacity from commercial operators to meet specific
needs in certain regions, recorded another half year increase of 29.9%, to EUR74.4
million. This performance reflects the full effect of contracts signed last year.
At constant currencies revenue growth in Multi-usage stood at 35%.
OTHER AND NON-RECURRING REVENUES
Other revenues (EUR3.3 million) and non-recurring (EUR3.5 million) revenues stood at a
combined EUR6.8 million at 31 December 2011. Other revenues comprise contributions from
activity related to service contracts with partners, some sale of equipment and the
Group’s foreign exchange hedging programme. Non-recurring revenues included a late
delivery indemnity for the W3C satellite.
OPERATIONAL AND LEASED TRANSPONDERS
As of 31 December 2011, the number of operational transponders on Eutelsat’s fleet of
29 satellites stood at 801, an increase of 22.7% compared to December 31, 2010. The
majority of this additional capacity relates to the new KA-SAT programme or allocated to
two recently opened orbital positions, 3degree(s) East and 48degree(s) East.
December 31, December 31, 2010 2011 Operational transponders 653 801* Leased transponders 590 610 Fill rate 90.4% 76.1%
* Includes 82 KA-SAT spots as transponder equivalents.
BACKLOG INCREASES LONG TERM VISIBILITY
The backlog increased by nearly 10% to reach a record high of EUR5,339 million,
compared to 31 December 2010
This reinforces the Group’s long-term visibility on revenues and operating cash flows.
At 31 December 2011, the backlog represented a weighted average residual life of contracts
of 7.3 years. The backlog is equivalent to approximately 4.6 times annual revenues for FY
Backlog key indicators:
December 31 2009 2010 2011 Value of contracts (in billions of euros) 4.2 4.9 5.3 Weighted average residual life of contracts (in years) 8.2 7.9 7.3 Share of Video Applications 92.5% 92.3% 93.0%
The backlog represents future revenues from capacity lease agreements (including
contracts for satellites not yet delivered). These capacity lease agreements can be for
the entire operational life of the satellites.
HIGH profitability levels maintained
EBITDA remained high, delivering a margin of 79.4%
Group EBITDA amounted to EUR478.5 million, up 3.4% from last year. The EBITDA margin
of 79.4% remains industry-leading among FSS (Fixed Satellite Services) operators and
reflects Eutelsat’s strong commercial performance coupled with effective cost control.
Operating expenses amounted to EUR123.9 million, up 9.8%, mainly reflecting the
increase in resources dedicated to reinforcing the Group’s overall commercial activity
including the development of services such as Tooway(TM) and KabelKiosk.
Net margin at 26% despite a non-recurring item
Impacted by a non-recurring item related to the Group’s debt refinancing, Group share
of net income stood at EUR156.8 million a decline of EUR17.6 million (-10.1%), reflecting:
- An increase of EUR21.4 million in financial expenses, linked to the non-recurring impact of the partial de-qualification of the existing interest rate swap for EUR23.4 million following the refinancing of the Group's debt; - An increase of EUR4.6 million in corporate tax, mainly due to the 5% increase of the French corporate tax rate; - Income from associates was down EUR6.0 million to EUR5.2 million.
Extract from the consolidated income statement (in millions of euros)
Six months ended December 31 2010 2011 Change Revenues 575.9 602.4 +4.6% Operating expenses (112.9) (123.9) +9.8% EBITDA 463.0 478.5 +3.4% Depreciation and amortisation (142.4) (153.0) +7.4% Other operating income (expenses) (0.9) - N/S Operating income 319.7 325.5 +1.8% Financial result (53.5) (66.9) +25.0% Income tax expense (94.8) (99.3) +4.8% Income from associates 11.2 5.2 -53.3% Portion of net income attributable to non-controlling interests (8.2) (7.7) -5.5% Group share of net income 174.4 156.8 -10.1%
NET CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net cash flows from operating activities amounted to EUR333 million (55.3% of
The Group saw a decline of EUR37.8 million (-10.2%) in net cash flows from operating
activities at EUR333 million, representing 55.3% of revenues.
This decline was mainly due to higher tax payments (+EUR49.7 millions compared to
previous year) resulting from the increase in net profit before tax in FY10-11 compared to
FY09-10. The increase in working capital was related to some late payments from large
telecom operators, which were settled in early January this year.
Operating free cash flow amounted to EUR91.4 million, a decline on the previous year
which was linked to non-recurring items including the first insurance receipts from the
loss of the W3B satellite; and the reduction in the equity holding in Solaris, for a total
of EUR161.6 million. Without these two non-recurring items, operating free cash flow would
have increased 8.6%.
Refinancing of Eutelsat Communications’ indebtedness and strengthened financial
Based on the sound financial performance of Eutelsat Communications, Moody’s upgraded
its ratings on 20 October 2011. The long term issuer rating of Eutelsat S.A. is now Baa2
and the debt instruments issued at Eutelsat Communications S.A. are rated Baa3. Both
ratings have a stable outlook.
In December 2011, the Group successfully refinanced the EUR1,465 million Term Loan and
EUR300 million Revolving Credit Facility at the holding company level, both due in June
2013. The refinancing comprises:
- EUR800 million new senior unsecured Term Loan and EUR200 million Revolving Credit Facility, both maturing in December 2016, issued by Eutelsat Communications S.A. - EUR800 million senior unsecured bonds bearing a coupon of 5.00%, maturing in January 2019, issued by Eutelsat S.A.
Of the EUR1,465 million existing Term Loan, EUR800 million were still outstanding in
the accounts closed at 31 December 2011. This outstanding amount was fully repaid on 6
January 2012 when EUR800 million were drawn on the new facilities.
As a result of the refinancing, the average maturity of the Group’s debt was increased
to 5.1 years from 3.8 years at 30 June 2011. The group has diversified its sources from
100% bank debt at 31 December 2009 to 65% bond debt at 31 December 2011.
The average cost of debt drawn by the Group was 4.48% (after hedging) in the first six
months of the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The net debt to EBITDA ratio for the first half was 2.53 times, compared to 2.75 times
at 31 December 2010 and 2.37 times at 30 June 2011.
Net debt to EBITDA ratio
As of December 31 2010 2011 Net debt at the beginning of the period EURm 2,424 2,198 Net debt at the end of the period EURm 2,415 2,380 Net debt / EBITDA (Last twelve months) X 2.75x 2.53x
Net debt includes all bank debt, bonds and all liabilities from long-term lease
agreements, less cash and cash equivalents (net of bank overdraft).
Solid Medium-term growth outlook
The Group continues to target revenues of above EUR1,235 million for fiscal year
2011-2012, with growth accelerating in the subsequent two years to deliver a 3-year CAGR
above 7% for the three year period ending June 30, 2014.
Objective of high level profitability
EBITDA for the current year should be above EUR955 million and the EBITDA margin
should be above 77% for each fiscal year until June 2014.
Active and targeted investment policy
The Group will pursue the next phase of an active and targeted investment policy, with
average capital expenditure of EUR550 million per annum each fiscal year until 2014.
Sound financial structure
In order to maintain its sound financial structure the Group continues to target a net
debt to EBITDA ratio below 3.5x, which allows it to keep its investment grade credit
ratings attributed by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
Attractive shareholder remuneration
Over the fiscal years 2011-2012 to 2013-2014, the Group is committed to share its
profits with its shareholders, targeting a pay-out ratio in the range of 50% to 75% of
Group share of net income.
FLEET DEPLOYMENT plan UPDATE
Eutelsat continues to actively pursue its investment programme to address demand for
capacity in markets with high growth potential, including in Central Europe, the Middle
East and Africa, and for bridging connectivity to Asia and Latin America.
- After the successful entry into service of ATLANTIC BIRD 7 and W3C, two satellites were also redeployed to new orbital positions in order to develop new markets: - EUTELSAT 3C, having completed its mission at 7degree(s) West as ATLANTIC BIRD 4A, has now been redeployed to 3degree(s) East to address data and telecoms markets in Europe and South-West Asia. - EUTELSAT 48B (formerly W2M), was redeployed from 16degree(s) East to 48degree(s) East, to reinforce capacity at this orbital position for markets in Central Europe, and Asia.
An additional six satellites are currently under construction and scheduled to be
launched between fourth quarter (calendar) 2012 and second half (calendar) 2014.
- Scheduled for launch in Q4 2012 by Arianespace, W6A will replace the W6 satellite will bring 50% more capacity to 21.5degree(s) East, a core neighbourhood for data, professional video and government services across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. - Scheduled for launch in Q4 2012 by Sea Launch, W5A will replace W5 will more than double Eutelsat's current capacity at 70.5degree(s) East to serve a range of professional applications that include government services, broadband access, GSM backhauling and professional video exchanges in Europe, Africa and Central and South-East Asia. - EUROBIRD 2A is being built in the framework of a partnership with ictQATAR, representing the state of Qatar. Its mission will be to replace the EUROBIRD 2 satellite at 25.5degree(s) East to diversify resources at this orbital position by expanding Ku-band capacity and introducing Ka-band capacity; - W3D will be co-positioned with W3A satellite at 7degree(s) East. It will increase in-orbit security and inject new capacity to capture business opportunities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia; - EUTELSAT 3B will reinforce capacity at 3degree(s)East to cover Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia as well as parts of South America, notably Brazil. This orbital position was opened in 2011 by the leased satellite EUTELSAT 3A. - EUTELSAT 9B will significantly expand and diversify resources at its 9degree(s) East location which addresses high-growth video markets across Europe. Its close proximity to Eutelsat's flagship HOT BIRD satellites at 13degree(s) East also gives satellite viewers the opportunity to increase viewing choice through a dual-feed antenna.
Following the implementation of this new phase of the Company’s fleet expansion and
re-deployment programme, transponder capacity is set to increase by 20% in the guidance
period (June 2011 to June 2014).
Disposal of a 16.1% stake in Eutelsat Communications by Abertis Telecom
On 13 January 2012, Abertis Telecom announced the completion of a process of
accelerated placement with qualified investors of a 16.1% stake in Eutelsat Communications
shares. Following the completion of the placement, Abertis holds a 15.35% stake in the
share capital of Eutelsat Communications making it the Group’s second largest shareholder
behind the Fonds Strategique d’Investissement – FSI.
The Ordinary and Extraordinary Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Eutelsat
Communications was held on November 8, 2011 in Paris under the chairmanship of Giuliano
Berretta, Chairman of the Board. The accounts for fiscal year 2010-2011 were approved, as
well as all resolutions put to the vote.
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders also approved the proposal to distribute
0.90 euro per share, an increase of 18.4% over the previous year. This distribution, which
represents a pay-out ratio of 58% of Group share of net income, was paid on November 22,
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ratified the cooptations as new directors
of the Fonds Strategique d’Investissement (FSI), replacing CDC Infrastructure, and Abertis
Telecom, replacing Carlos Espinos Gomez. It also renewed their offices, together with the
one of Bertrand Mabille. The Annual General Meeting also decided to appoint Abertis
Infraestructuras SA, Tradia Telecom SA and Retevision I SA, as well as Jean-Paul Brillaud
and Jean-Martin Folz as Directors.
The Board of Directors, who met on the same day, has designated Jean-Martin Folz as
Chairman of the Board.
Board of Directors meeting 16 February 2012
The Board of Directors, during its meeting on 16 February 2012, accepted the
resignations of the seats held by Retevision I S.A., represented by Andrea Luminari, and
Tradia Telecom S.A., represented by Tobias Martinez Gimeno.
The total number of directors now stands at 10, of which four are independent.
Consolidated accounts are available at http://www.eutelsat.com/investors/index.html
Results presentation for Analysts and Investors
Eutelsat Communications will hold an analysts and investors meeting in english on
Friday 17 February 2012 to present its financial results for the half year 2011-2012. The
meeting will take place at Group headquarters, 70 rue Balard, 75015 Paris, starting at
9.30am Paris time.
You can also follow this presentation, in English, by conference call on live. It can
be accessed via the following telephone numbers:
- 01-70-48-01-66 (from France) - +44(0)20-7784-1036 (from Europe) - +1-212-444-0895 (from USA)
A replay of the call will be available from February 17, 2012 at 8:00pm (Paris time)
to February 24, 2012 midnight (Paris time), by dialling:
- 01-74-20-28-00 (from France) - +44-(0)20-7111-1244 (from Europe) - +1-347-366-9565 (from USA)
Access code: 2292470#
There will be webcast live from the home page of the Investor Relations section at
The financial calendar below is provided for information purposes only. It is subject
to change and will be regularly updated.
- May 10, 2012: financial report for third quarter ended March 31, 2012 - July 30, 2012: earnings for the full year ended June 30, 2012 - October 25, 2012: financial report for the first quarter ended September 30, 2012 - November 8, 2012: Annual General Shareholders Meeting
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding
company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide
coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and
significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world’s three leading
satellite operators in terms of revenues. As of 31 December 2011, Eutelsat’s satellites
were broadcasting more than 4,150 television channels. More than 1,100 channels are
broadcast via its HOT BIRD video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East alone which serves over
120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The
Group’s satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications
services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet
Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat’s broadband
subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through
teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government
agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 700 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.
Quarterly revenues by business application
3 months ended In millions of euros 31/12/2010 31/03/2011 30/06/2011 30/09/2011 31/12/2011 Video Applications 196.5 198.5 195.9 198.2 205.1 Data & Value-Added Services 58.0 58.9 58.3 59.6 58.2 ............of which Data Services 45.9 47.3 47.6 48.3 46.8 ......of which Value-Added Services 12.1 11.5 10.7 11.3 11.4 Multi-usage 28.6 32.6 35.6 36.2 38.2 Other revenues 4.5 3.2 7.3 1.3 2.0 Sub-total 287.5 293.2 297.1 295.4 303.6 Non-recurring revenues 2.7 2.0 - - 3.5 Total 290.2 295.2 297.1 295.4 307.1
Change in net debt (in millions of euros)
Half-year Full-year Half-year ending ending ending Period ending 31/12/2010 30/06/2011 31/12/2011 Net cash flows from operating activities 371.0 816.8 333.2 Capital expenditure (226.8) (485.9) (241.8) Insurance indemnity on property and equipment 101.6 235.1 - Operating free cash flows 245.8 566.0 91.4 Interest and other fees paid. net (37.4) (109.3) (34.6) Acquisition of non-controlling interests (6.7) (7.8) (0.8) Distributions to shareholders (including non-controlling interests) (177.1) (177.1) (223.8) Acquisition of treasury shares (13.0) (13.7) (3.1) Other (2.0) (31.6) (10.9) Decrease (increase) in net debt 9.6 226.5 (181.8)
Channels at video neighbourhoods serving Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle
Orbital position Markets 31/12/2009 31/12/2010 31/12/2011 7degree(s)West North Africa, Middle East 275 367 493 7degree(s)East Turkey 191 197 210 Central Europe, Indian 16degree(s)East Ocean islands 410 455 527 36degree(s)East Russia, Africa 454 607 697 Total 1,330 1,626 1,927
Estimated satellite launch schedule
Satellite Estimated launch Transponders W6A Q4 2012 40 Ku W5A Q4 2012 48 Ku W3D Q1 2013 53 Ku/3 Ka EUROBIRD 2A* H1 2013 16 Ku/7 Ka EUTELSAT 3B H1 2014 51 (Ku, Ka, C) EUTELSAT 9B H2 2014 Up to 60 Ku
Note: Satellites generally enter into service one to two months after launch. *
Partnership satellite with ictQATAR, transponders indicated for Eutelsat portion only.
1. EBITDA is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortisation,
impairments and other operating income/(expenses)
2. Included exceptional cash items totalling EUR161.6 million relating to the first
payments received from insurers from the loss of the W3B satellite and an equity
3. For more detail, please refer to Group condensed consolidated half-year accounts at
4. “Operating expenses” is defined as the sum of operating costs plus selling, general
& administrative expenses.
5. Comprises amortisation expense of EUR22.2 million corresponding to the intangible
asset “Customer Contracts and Relationships” identified during the acquisition of Eutelsat
S.A. by Eutelsat Communications.
6. Based on the maturity of the new credit facilities put in place in December 2011
and drawn in January 2012.
SOURCE Eutelsat Communications