SOURCE: NSR

NSR

October 11, 2012 02:00 ET

New NSR Report Finds Satellite Operators Reporting Solid Results

Industry Gearing Up for Continued Growth Driven by Record High CAPEX Spending

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - NSR's second installment of the Satellite Operator Financial Analysis study, released today, finds that the FSS sector remains robust in financial terms, with continued revenue growth in the outlook, while imminent IPOs and further industry consolidation (GE Satellite, KT Satellite) continue to shape the industry. In addition, the relatively recent and widespread trend of increased cost control is expected to improve margins further.

Through an in-depth analysis of key qualitative and quantitative financial metrics, NSR assesses the operational position and individual strategies of the satellite operator community, finding that although growth slowed in 2011 compared to previous years, satellite operators are gearing up to enter a new phase of growth and face up to increased competition.

"Currently all operators are investing strongly in expanding their fleets to spur future growth," notes Senior NSR Analyst and report author Regina Riegerbauer. "CAPEX spending has increased 17% on average for the last five years and is currently seeing record high levels. So far, this investment cycle has resulted in further improved backlogs, which demonstrate guaranteed cash flows going forward and confirm the satellite sector's potential for those seeking solid long-term investments."

By combining reported financial data with in-depth knowledge of the FSS sector, NSR has created an independent, systematic, step-by-step financial analysis of the FSS sector in greater detail than ever before available in the industry. This report provides an industry-wide benchmark and is a useful tool for all industry insiders and institutions that desire a deeper understanding of the FSS sector's financial performance and need a complete utility supporting business planning and decision-making, including possible future transactional activities such as the potential sales of Hellas Sat, KT Satellite and Measat.

About the Report
Satellite Operator Financial Analysis 2nd Edition is a multi-client report now available from NSR. This report is a unique assessment of the key financial metrics for the leading global and regional fixed satellite services (FSS) operators. The report offers a wealth of data, an operator-by-operator assessment and cross comparison analysis of common and unique financial metrics that evaluate true performance and outlook of the FSS industry. For additional information on this report, including a full table of contents, list of figures and executive summary, please visit www.nsr.com or call NSR at 617-576-5771.

About NSR
NSR is a leading international market research and consulting firm with a core focus on the satellite sector and related industries. Founded in 2000 and with an experienced group of analysts located in all regions, NSR specializes in analysis of growth opportunities across four core sectors: Satellite Communications, Broadcasting & Digital Media, Hybrid & Emerging Applications and Commercial Space.