Satnews Daily
September 21st, 2015

The Fifth Edition Of NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis Report Is En Route...

[Satnews] The past year has seen the finances of the satellite telecommunications industry turned upside-down.

Venture capital of the magnitude of hundreds of millions of dollars flowed in, and constellations with price tags in the billions were announced on what was seemingly a monthly basis. With this increased interest comes increased volatility, scrutiny, and competition.

NSR’s Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 5th Edition (SOFA5) report takes a critical look at the financial standing of the world’s leading satellite operators, with this year’s edition expanding to include MSS operator financial analyses. Combining comprehensive real-world financial data from all available operators with NSR’s signature, industry-leading holistic approach to analysis, SOFA5 offers a snapshot of the satellite telecom industry’s financial standing today, and how it will change in the future.

Satellite Operator Financial Analysis, 5th Edition assesses operator financial statements through H1 2015 in many cases, and provides answers and insights to key questions in the financial realm of the industry, including:

  • What are the driving factors behind revenue growth of the industry’s fastest-growing players?
  • How have fundamental shifts in industry CAPEX cycles altered the financial position of satellite operators?
  • What might the impact of a LEO-HTS constellation be on the financial health of operators?
  • How concerning is the decline in revenues seen by some of the industry’s leading players over the last few years, and what can be done to mitigate subsequent risk?
  • Will consolidation continue in the satellite industry, or can regional operators return to the previous trend of seeing healthier revenue increases than the Big Four?
  • Bottom Line: Which operators possess the best overall financial health today? Which operators are improving their position, and at the expense of which competitors?

Building on our four previous SOFA reports, NSR provides an objective and comprehensive analysis of the financial health in recent years, and future trajectories of satellite operators worldwide. With this year’s edition expanding its coverage scope to include MSS operators Iridium and Inmarsat—the two of which account for over $1.5 billion in revenues—the comparative and standalone analyses offer more insights than ever before.

As the industry leader in analysis of GEO-HTS and Non GEO-HTS supply, demand, and business model development, NSR likewise offers the most comprehensive understanding of the very complex dynamics of these rapidly expanding market segments. Through extensive analysis and coverage in other studies, NSR has built a significant library of information from which SOFA5 derives its Non GEO-HTS and GEO-HTS business model discussions.

With considerable depth and breadth of financial data, NSR’s SOFA5 combines quantitative operator information with qualitative metrics and industry interviews to paint a thorough picture of today’s financial landscape. Drawing data from extensive databases, the report proves an excellent guide for anyone looking to gain a more thorough and objective understanding of the financial aspects of a multi-billion dollar industry.