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Intelsat Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

November 4, 2021 at 7:57 PM EDT
  • Third quarter revenue was $526.1 million
  • Third quarter net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. was $145.7 million
  • Third quarter Adjusted EBITDA of $283.3 million or 54% of revenue
  • September 30, 2021 contracted backlog of $5.7 billion

LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2021-- Intelsat S.A. ("Intelsat" or the "Company") (OTC: INTEQ) today announced financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Intelsat reported total revenue was $526.1 million and net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. was $145.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Intelsat reported EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $146.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $283.3 million, or 54% of revenue, for the three months ended September 30, 2021.

Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler, said, “We delivered strong quarterly sequential results despite the secular headwinds impacting the satellite industry. Network Services benefited from the continued recovery in North American airline travel resulting in higher in-flight connectivity revenues. Media was impacted by a large planned service migration from the Intelsat network onto customer-owned assets coupled with the ongoing business trends. The start of hosted payload service on our Galaxy 30 satellite and continued demand for our FlexMove land mobility managed services created positive momentum for our Government business.”

Spengler concluded, “Our team remains committed to delivering a superior customer experience while making critical investments to expand our ability to deliver mission critical services. We remain focused on executing the C-band relocation to secure accelerated payments, maintaining a high standard of operational excellence, and transforming our business. Investment in our next generation network, coupled with our unmatched scale and partnerships, will position us well to secure new business opportunities.”

Third Quarter 2021 Business Highlights

Intelsat provides critical communications infrastructure to customers in the network services, media and government sectors. Our customers use our services for broadband connectivity to deliver fixed and mobile telecommunications, enterprise, video distribution and fixed and mobile government applications.

Network Services

Network services revenue was $241.7 million (or 46% of Intelsat’s total revenue, which consolidates revenue from our commercial aviation business), for the three months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of 43% compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. Factors positively impacting revenue included in- flight connectivity services and the expansion of services with mobility and network customers. The increase in revenue was partially offset by specific non-renewals and capacity and price reductions across our mobility and networks customer sets.

Media

Media revenue was $181.1 million (or 34% of Intelsat’s total revenue) for the three months ended September 30, 2021, a decrease of 11% compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The decline in media was primarily driven by a planned service migration by a specific customer from Intelsat's network to the customer's own network assets. Other factors impacting revenue were terminations and non-renewals reflecting industry trends. The declines in revenue were slightly offset by new business expansion.

Government

Government revenue was $95.0 million (or 18% of Intelsat’s total revenue) for the three months ended September 30, 2021, a 12% decrease compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The decline was largely due to a one-time equipment sale last year. The decline in revenue was partially offset by new hosted payload services on our Galaxy 30 satellite and increased demand for FlexMove land mobility managed services.

Average Fill Rate

Intelsat’s average fill rate as of September 30, 2021 on our approximately 1,620 36 MHz station-kept wide-beam transponders was 74%, similar to our average fill rate at June 30, 2021. In addition, as of September 30, 2021 our fleet included approximately 1,224 36 MHz equivalent transponders which is consistent with the prior quarter.

Contracted Backlog

At September 30, 2021, Intelsat’s contracted backlog, representing expected future revenue under existing contracts with customers, was $5.7 billion, as compared to $6.0 billion at June 30, 2021.

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2021

Total revenue for the three months ended September 30, 2021 increased by $36.6 million to $526.1 million, or an increase of 7 percent as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020, primarily reflecting the consolidation of revenue from our commercial aviation business.

Direct costs of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization) increased by $57.2 million, or 48 percent, to $177.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to a $73.6 million increase in costs attributable to our commercial aviation business, partially offset by a $13.0 million decrease in equipment costs largely related to government customers incurred in 2020 and a $3.6 million decrease in staff-related expenses.

Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by $27.6 million, or 40 percent, to $96.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to a $28.6 million increase in costs attributable to our commercial aviation business and a $4.4 million increase in staff-related expenses largely relating to our employee retention incentive plans, partially offset by a $6.5 million decrease in professional fees.

Depreciation and amortization expense decreased by $0.6 million, or less than 1%, to $162.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. Significant items impacting depreciation and amortization in the period included a decrease of $8.3 million in depreciation expense due to the timing of certain satellites becoming fully depreciated. This decrease was partially offset by an increase of $6.5 million in depreciation and amortization expense attributable to our commercial aviation business as well as an increase of $3.3 million in depreciation expense resulting from the impact of a certain satellite placed into service.

Other operating expense—C-band consists of reimbursable and non-reimbursable costs associated with our C-band spectrum relocation efforts. We incurred $17.9 million of C-band clearing related expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2021, with no material comparable amounts for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

Interest expense, net consists of the gross interest expense we incur, together with gains and losses on interest rate cap contracts we held that matured in February 2021 (which reflected the change in their fair value), offset by interest income earned and the amount of interest we capitalize related to assets under construction.

Interest expense, net decreased by $11.5 million, or 8 percent, to $126.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. This was primarily due to a decrease of $12.9 million due to higher capitalized interest primarily resulting from increased levels of satellites and related assets under construction, partially offset by a $4.8 million increase in interest expense primarily recognized on our senior secured credit facilities.

The non-cash portion of interest expense, net was $26.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, primarily consisting of interest expense related to the significant financing component identified in customer contracts and amortization and accretion of discounts and premiums.

Other income, net was $10.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to $3.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. The net increase in other income primarily consisted of a $7.3 million gain from the conversion of stock warrants into common shares of a newly merged public company, and $1.8 million related to an amendment fee for a loan receivable.

Reorganization items reflect direct costs incurred in connection with our Chapter 11 restructuring activities. Reorganization items of $98.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021 primarily consisted of professional fees and financing fees related to our debtor-in-possession senior secured credit facilities. Reorganization items of $36.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 primarily consisted of professional fees.

Income tax expense increased by $21.3 million to $2.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, as compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase was principally attributable to higher income from our U.S. subsidiaries, withholding taxes on revenue earned in some of the non-U.S. jurisdictions in which we operate, and prior year adjustments from impacts of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Cash paid for income taxes, net of refunds, totaled $2.1 million and $0.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Net Income, Net Income per Diluted Common Share attributable to Intelsat S.A., EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. was $145.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to a net loss of $15.9 million for the same period in 2020.

Net loss per diluted common share attributable to Intelsat S.A. was $(1.02) for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to net loss of $(0.11) per diluted common share for the same period in 2020.

EBITDA was $146.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to $266.7 million for the same period in 2020, reflecting lower interest expense, lower income, and higher reorganization fees as described above.

Adjusted EBITDA was $283.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, or 54 percent of revenue, compared to $332.9 million, or 68 percent of revenue, for the same period in 2020.

Free Cash Flow Used In Operations1

Net cash provided by operating activities was $11.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021. Free cash flow used in operations was $187.1 million for the same period. Free cash flow from (used in) operations is defined as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities and other proceeds from satellites from investing activities, less payments for satellites and other property and equipment (including capitalized interest) from investing activities. Payments for satellites and other property and equipment from investing activities, net during the three months ended September 30, 2021 were $198.9 million.

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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 condensed consolidated financial information below for information reconciling non-U.S. GAAP financial measures to comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures.

Conference Call Information

In light of the Company and certain of its subsidiaries’ decision to file voluntary petitions for relief (the "Chapter 11 Cases") under title 11 of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (the "Bankruptcy Court"), the Company will not host a financial results conference call this quarter. Additional details regarding the Company's results and the bankruptcy proceedings are included in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended September 30, 2021, which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") earlier today, as well as the Company's other filings with the SEC. Additional operational and financial details are also available on our Investor Relations website at investors.intelsat.com.

About Intelsat

As the foundational architects of satellite technology, Intelsat S.A. (OTC: INTEQ) operates the world’s largest and most advanced satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure. We apply our unparalleled expertise and global scale to connect people, businesses and communities, no matter how difficult the challenge. Intelsat is uniquely positioned to help our customers turn possibilities into reality – transformation happens when businesses, governments and communities use Intelsat’s next-generation global network and managed services to build their connected future. Imagine Here, with us, at 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" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 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: the effects of the Chapter 11 Cases on our liquidity or results of operations or business prospects; our belief as to the likelihood of the cause of the failure of Intelsat 29e in 2019 occurring on our other satellites; our guidance 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 intention to maximize the value of our spectrum rights; our expectations as to our ability to comply with the final U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) order regarding clearing C-band spectrum in North America, including the availability of adequate resources and funds required to comply and the receipt of accelerated clearing payments set forth in the FCC order; our belief that the scale of our fleet can reduce the financial impact of any satellite anomalies or launch failures and protect against service interruptions; our belief that the diversity of our revenue allows us to benefit from changing market conditions and lowers our risk from revenue fluctuations in our service applications and geographic regions; our belief that developing differentiated managed services and investing in related software- and standards-based technology will allow us to unlock opportunities that are essential to providing global broadband connectivity; and our assessments regarding how long satellites that have experienced anomalies in the past should be able to provide service on their transponders.

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 launch failures, satellite launch and construction delays and in-orbit failures or reduced satellite 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, including any supply chain disruptions; 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; the impact of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic on our business, the economic environment and our expected financial results; our expectations as to the benefits and impact on our future financial performance associated with the Company’s purchase of the equity of Gogo Inc.’s (“Gogo”) commercial aviation business; our ability to successfully integrate Gogo’s commercial aviation business; our international operations and other uncertainties associated with doing business internationally; litigation; risks, uncertainties, and increased administrative and legal costs related to the Chapter 11 Cases; our ability to improve our liquidity and long-term capital structure and address our debt service obligations through our restructuring; our ability to obtain timely approval by the Bankruptcy Court with respect to the motions that we have filed or will file in the Chapter 11 Cases, including those related to our debtor-in-possession financing (the "DIP Facility"); objections to the Company’s restructuring process or other pleadings filed that could protract the Chapter 11 Cases or interfere with the Company’s ability to consummate our restructuring; our ability to retain the exclusive right to propose a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization and our ability to achieve confirmation of such plan; our ability to develop, obtain support for, confirm and consummate a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, including the proposed plan of reorganization the Company filed in the Bankruptcy Court on August 24, 2021, as may be modified or amended; the length of time that the Company will operate under Chapter 11 protection and the continued availability of operating capital during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases; our substantial level of indebtedness and related debt service obligations and restrictions, including those expected to be imposed by covenants in any exit financing, that may limit our operational and financial flexibility; the conditions to which our DIP Facility is subject and the risk that these conditions may not be satisfied for various reasons, including for reasons outside of our control; our ability to develop and execute our business plan during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases; potential delays in the Chapter 11 process due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; and our ability to continue as a going concern and maintain relationships with regulators, suppliers, customers and employees, including the pending retirement and transition period of our current Chief Executive Officer, and other third parties as a result of such going concern during our restructuring. Known risks include, among others, the risks described in Intelsat’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; the political, economic, regulatory 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. Because actual results could differ materially from Intelsat's intentions, plans, expectations, anticipations, projections, estimations, predictions, outlook, assumptions and beliefs about the future, you are urged to view all forward-looking statements with caution. Intelsat does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

Revenue

$

489,449

 

 

$

526,095

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Direct costs of revenue (excluding depreciation and amortization)

119,969

 

 

177,176

 

Selling, general and administrative

69,215

 

 

96,796

 

Depreciation and amortization

162,573

 

 

162,017

 

Other operating expense—C-band

298

 

 

17,867

 

Total operating expenses

352,055

 

 

453,856

 

Income from operations

137,394

 

 

72,239

 

Interest expense, net

(138,075

)

 

(126,600

)

Other income, net

3,067

 

 

10,196

 

Reorganization items

(36,367

)

 

(98,316

)

Loss before income taxes

(33,981

)

 

(142,481

)

Income tax benefit (expense)

18,650

 

 

(2,605

)

Net loss

(15,331

)

 

(145,086

)

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(600

)

 

(604

)

Net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A.

$

(15,931

)

 

$

(145,690

)

Net loss per common share attributable to Intelsat S.A.:

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(1.02

)

Diluted

$

(0.11

)

 

$

(1.02

)

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO EBITDA

($ in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

Net loss

$

(15,331

)

 

$

(145,086

)

Add (Subtract):

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

138,075

 

 

126,600

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

(18,650

)

 

2,605

 

Depreciation and amortization

162,573

 

 

162,017

 

EBITDA

$

266,667

 

 

$

146,136

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA Margin

54

%

 

28

%

Note:

Intelsat calculates a measure called EBITDA to assess the operating performance of Intelsat S.A. EBITDA consists of earnings before net interest, loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt, taxes and depreciation and amortization. Given our high level of leverage, refinancing activities are a frequent part of our efforts to manage our costs of borrowing. Accordingly, we consider loss (gain) on early extinguishment of debt an element of interest expense. EBITDA is a measure commonly used in the Fixed Satellite Services (“FSS”) sector, and we present EBITDA to enhance the understanding of our operating performance. We use EBITDA as one criterion for evaluating our performance relative to that of our peers. We believe that EBITDA is an operating performance measure, and not a liquidity measure, that provides investors and financial analysts with a measure of operating results unaffected by differences in capital structures, capital investment cycles and ages of related assets among otherwise comparable companies.

EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under U.S. GAAP, and our EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating income (loss) or net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of our operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

($ in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(15,331

)

 

$

(145,086

)

Add (Subtract):

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

138,075

 

 

126,600

 

Income tax expense (benefit)

(18,650

)

 

2,605

 

Depreciation and amortization

162,573

 

 

162,017

 

EBITDA

266,667

 

 

146,136

 

Add:

 

 

 

Compensation and benefits(1)

15,484

 

 

21,369

 

Non-recurring and other non-cash items(2)

10,510

 

 

14,048

 

Reorganization items, net(3)

36,367

 

 

98,316

 

Interest expense, net

1,074

 

 

594

 

Depreciation and amortization

2,815

 

 

2,815

 

Adjusted EBITDA(4)(5)

$

332,917

 

 

$

283,278

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

68

%

 

54

%

(1) 

Reflects non-cash expenses incurred relating to our equity compensation plans and expenses incurred relating to our employee retention incentive plans in connection with our Chapter 11 proceedings.

(2) 

Reflects certain non-recurring expenses, gains and losses and non-cash items, including the following: costs associated with our C-band spectrum relocation efforts; professional fees related to our liability management initiatives; merger and acquisition costs; certain research and development costs; amortization of supplemental type certificates; severance, retention and relocation payments; changes in fair value and gains on sales of certain investments; certain foreign exchange gains and losses; and other various non-recurring expenses.

(3) 

Reflects direct costs incurred in connection with our Chapter 11 restructuring activities. See Item 1, Note 2—Chapter 11 Proceedings, Ability to Continue as a Going Concern and Other Related Matters of Intelsat S.A.'s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 (the "Quarterly Report").

(4) 

Adjusted EBITDA included $26.2 million and $26.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2021, respectively, of revenue relating to the significant financing component identified in customer contracts in accordance with the adoption of ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.

(5) 

Intelsat S.A. Adjusted EBITDA reflected $4.4 million and $4.8 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020 and 2021, respectively, of Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Intelsat Horizons-3 LLC, its subsidiaries and its proportionate share of Horizons 3. These entities are considered to be unrestricted subsidiaries under the definitions set forth in our applicable debt agreements.

Note:

Intelsat calculates a measure called Adjusted EBITDA to assess the operating performance of Intelsat S.A. Adjusted EBITDA consists of EBITDA as adjusted to exclude or include certain unusual items, certain other operating expense items and certain other adjustments as described in the table above. Our management believes that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors, lenders and financial analysts regarding our financial condition and results of operations, because it permits clearer comparability of our operating performance between periods. By excluding the potential volatility related to the timing and extent of non-operating activities, our management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides a useful means of evaluating the success of our operating activities. We also use Adjusted EBITDA, together with other appropriate metrics, to set goals for and measure the operating performance of our business, and it is one of the principal measures we use to evaluate our management’s performance in determining compensation under our incentive compensation plans. Adjusted EBITDA measures have been used historically by investors, lenders and financial analysts to estimate the value of a company, to make informed investment decisions and to evaluate performance. Our management believes that the inclusion of Adjusted EBITDA facilitates comparison of our results with those of companies having different capital structures.

Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under U.S. GAAP, and our Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to operating income (loss) or net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of our operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

($ in thousands)

 

 

December 31, 2020

 

September 30, 2021

 

 

 

(unaudited)

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,060,917

 

 

$

636,510

 

Restricted cash

21,130

 

 

27,675

 

Receivables, net of allowances of $40,785 in 2020 and $32,949 in 2021

254,273

 

 

217,235

 

Receivables relating to C-band

405,171

 

 

1,035,578

 

Contract assets, net of allowances

39,774

 

 

42,447

 

Inventory

147,094

 

 

125,288

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

136,611

 

 

140,330

 

Total current assets

2,064,970

 

 

2,225,063

 

Satellites and other property and equipment, net

4,757,877

 

 

4,981,394

 

Goodwill

2,698,247

 

 

2,689,482

 

Non-amortizable intangible assets

2,295,000

 

 

2,295,000

 

Amortizable intangible assets, net

290,569

 

 

262,355

 

Contract assets, net of current portion and allowances

86,017

 

 

71,914

 

Other assets

605,001

 

 

727,862

 

Total assets

$

12,797,681

 

 

$

13,253,070

 

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

252,998

 

 

$

279,122

 

Taxes payable

7,493

 

 

6,486

 

Employee-related liabilities

43,404

 

 

43,382

 

Accrued interest payable

17,747

 

 

19,094

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

5,903,724

 

 

6,162,315

 

Contract liabilities

157,320

 

 

858,941

 

Deferred satellite performance incentives

47,377

 

 

54,512

 

Other current liabilities

73,479

 

 

105,416

 

Total current liabilities

6,503,542

 

 

7,529,268

 

Contract liabilities, net of current portion

1,447,891

 

 

1,309,270

 

Deferred satellite performance incentives, net of current portion

138,116

 

 

121,439

 

Deferred income taxes

61,345

 

 

77,485

 

Accrued retirement benefits, net of current portion

129,837

 

 

113,452

 

Other long-term liabilities

262,900

 

 

315,939

 

Liabilities subject to compromise

10,168,518

 

 

10,169,243

 

Shareholders’ deficit:

 

 

 

Common shares, nominal value $0.01 per share

1,421

 

 

1,422

 

Paid-in capital

2,573,840

 

 

2,577,607

 

Accumulated deficit

(8,416,410

)

 

(8,889,282

)

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(80,322

)

 

(77,261

)

Total Intelsat S.A. shareholders’ deficit

(5,921,471

)

 

(6,387,514

)

Noncontrolling interest

7,003

 

 

4,488

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ deficit

$

12,797,681

 

 

$

13,253,070

 

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

($ in thousands)

 

 

Three months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

Three months Ended

September 30, 2021

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(15,331

)

 

$

(145,085

)

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

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

162,573

 

 

162,018

 

Provision for expected credit losses

6,818

 

 

5,866

 

Foreign currency transaction losses

403

 

 

2,786

 

Loss on disposal of assets

 

 

2

 

Share-based compensation

2,919

 

 

6,665

 

Deferred income taxes

(911

)

 

1,933

 

Amortization of discount, premium, issuance costs and related costs

2,412

 

 

2,581

 

Debtor-in-possession financing fees

 

 

46,944

 

Amortization of actuarial loss and prior service credits for retirement benefits

659

 

 

1,063

 

Unrealized losses on derivative financial instruments

23

 

 

 

Unrealized (gains) losses on investments and loans held-for-investment

(17

)

 

(10,065

)

Amortization of supplemental type certificate costs

 

 

2,151

 

Other non-cash items

 

 

(3

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

Receivables

1,503

 

 

234

 

Prepaid expenses, contract and other assets

(39,167

)

 

(2,442

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

33,085

 

 

(23,485

)

Accrued interest payable

(62

)

 

1,060

 

Contract liabilities

(22,372

)

 

(19,086

)

Accrued retirement benefits

(3,986

)

 

(5,006

)

Other long-term liabilities

11,686

 

 

(16,315

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

140,235

 

 

11,816

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures (including capitalized interest)

(220,060

)

 

(198,909

)

Acquisition of loans held-for-investment

(1,150

)

 

 

Loan amendment fees received

 

 

1,800

 

Proceeds from principal payments on loans held-for-investment

249

 

 

105

 

Acquisition of intangible assets

 

 

(1,275

)

Net cash used in investing activities

(220,961

)

 

(198,279

)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

Proceeds from debtor-in-possession financing

 

 

1,250,000

 

Repayments of debtor-in-possession financing

 

 

(1,000,000

)

Debtor-in-possession financing fees

 

 

(46,944

)

Principal payments on deferred satellite performance incentives

(6,233

)

 

(7,938

)

Dividends paid to noncontrolling interest

(3,080

)

 

(1,440

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(9,313

)

 

193,678

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(596

)

 

(1,956

)

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

(90,635

)

 

5,259

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, beginning of period

1,110,985

 

 

658,926

 

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash, end of period

$

1,020,350

 

 

$

664,185

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental cash flow information:

 

 

 

Cash paid for reorganization items included in cash flows from operating activities

$

25,070

 

 

$

60,958

 

Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized

109,395

 

 

99,330

 

Income taxes paid, net of refunds

2,089

 

 

118

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing activities:

 

 

 

Accrued capital expenditures

$

(13,221

)

 

$

(10,938

)

Purchase price adjustment

$

 

 

$

7,843

 

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

UNAUDITED RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

TO FREE CASH FLOW FROM (USED IN) OPERATIONS

($ in thousands)

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

140,235

 

 

$

11,816

 

Payments for satellites and other property and equipment (including capitalized interest)

(220,060

)

 

(198,909

)

Free cash flow used in operations

$

(79,825

)

 

$

(187,093

)

Note:

Free cash flow from (used in) operations consists of net cash provided by (used in) operating activities and other proceeds from satellites from investing activities, less payments for satellites and other property and equipment (including capitalized interest) from investing activities. Free cash flow from (used in) operations is not a measurement of cash flow under U.S. GAAP. Intelsat believes free cash flow from (used in) operations is a useful measure of financial performance that shows a company’s ability to fund its operations. Free cash flow from (used in) operations is used by Intelsat in comparing its performance to that of its peers and is commonly used by financial analysts and investors in assessing performance. Free cash flow from (used in) operations does not give effect to cash used for debt service requirements and thus does not reflect funds available for investment or other discretionary uses. Free cash flow from (used in) operations is not a measure of financial performance under U.S. GAAP, and free cash flow from (used in) operations may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. You should not consider free cash flow from (used in) operations as an alternative to operating income (loss) or net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of Intelsat’s operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

 

INTELSAT S.A. (DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)

SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE

REVENUE BY CUSTOMER SET

($ in thousands)

 

By Customer Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2020

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

 

 

 

Increase

(Decrease)

 

Percentage

Change

Network services

$

169,594

 

 

35

%

 

$

241,737

 

 

46

%

 

$

72,143

 

 

43

%

Media

203,552

 

 

42

%

 

181,069

 

 

34

%

 

(22,483

)

 

(11

)%

Government

107,981

 

 

22

%

 

95,008

 

 

18

%

 

(12,973

)

 

(12

)%

Satellite-related services

8,322

 

 

2

%

 

8,281

 

 

2

%

 

(41

)

 

%

 

$

489,449

 

 

 

 

$

526,095

 

 

 

 

$

36,646

 

 

7

%

 

George Gomez-Quintero
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Investor.Relations@intelsat.com
+1 703 559 8878 (o)

Source: Intelsat

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