Luxembourg | August 20, 2014– Intelsat (NYSE: I) today commemorates its 50th anniversary of providing critical telecommunications and video content distribution infrastructure for businesses, organizations and governments around the world. In honor of its anniversary, the company created a video library featuring 50 interviews with contributors to the earliest days of the commercial space sector, as well as the business leaders responsible for today’s innovations. The video gallery also includes the stories of Intelsat’s customers and employees who have witnessed firsthand the vital role of satellite communications in connecting the world.

“I can think of no better way to honor Intelsat’s 50th year and those early pioneers of space than by looking to the future and the advances that are taking place in space-based communications that will transform how people, machines, and businesses connect to one another,” stated Dave McGlade, Chairman and CEO, Intelsat. “The advent of high throughput satellite technology, such as Intelsat EpicNG, and innovation occurring at all levels of our ecosystem will ensure that communities and businesses around the world have the information and content they need to progress and thrive. That was our mission in 1964 and remains critically important at Intelsat today as we endeavor to connect people of the world.”

The International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) was established on the basis of agreements signed by governments and operating entities on August 20, 1964. INTELSAT’s sole purpose was to provide the necessary communications infrastructure that would aid in the socioeconomic development of nations around the world.

Since then, Intelsat has played a crucial role in enabling the vast progression of telecommunications over the past half century. The company’s global satellite network has provided critical connectivity and content delivery that has transformed businesses, driven economic development and productivity and brought people together during global events.

Since Intelsat’s global satellite broadcast of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon in 1969, Intelsat’s satellites have allowed the world to share in real time some of modern history’s most historic moments and iconic entertainment events. As important, Intelsat has served as the critical link for news organizations and humanitarian workers by providing near-instant communications infrastructure during times of crisis.

50 years, 50 satellites, and millions of people connected by satellite communications, Intelsat remains the world’s leading provider of satellite communications. The company’s commitment to innovation, its customers and ensuring that businesses and people wherever they are around the world have access to content and connectivity that will enable them to thrive and grow continues to be at the core of Intelsat’s success.

  • Fourth quarter revenue of $642.8 million; fiscal year 2013 revenue of $2,603.6 million
  • Fourth quarter net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $72.6 million; 2013 fiscal year net loss of $255.7 million
  • Debt prepayment of $100 million in the fourth quarter of 2013; total 2013 debt decline of $617 million
  • $10.1 billion contracted backlog provides visibility for future revenue and cash flow

Luxembourg | February 20, 2014–Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today reported total revenue of $642.8 million and net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $72.6 million, or $0.62 per share on a diluted basis, for the three months ended December 31, 2013.  The company reported adjusted diluted net income per common share1 of $0.84 for the three months ended December 31, 2013.

Intelsat S.A. reported EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $506.4 million, and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $509.8 million, or 79 percent of revenue, for the three months ended December 31, 2013.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, Intelsat reported total revenue of $2,603.6 million and a net loss attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $255.7 million, or $2.70 per share on a diluted basis. The company reported adjusted diluted net income per common share of $2.44 for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Intelsat also reported EBITDA of $1,936.0 million, and Adjusted EBITDA of $2,033.4 million, or 78 percent of revenue, for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Intelsat CEO, Dave McGlade said, “Intelsat’s fourth quarter was in line with our expectations and capped a year of key accomplishments for the company as we position Intelsat to deliver on its long-term value creation strategy.  The completion of our IPO, combined with successful refinancing activity, has enabled us to initiate our de-levering plan, improve our maturity profile and significantly reduce our debt service.  On the operational side, in 2013, we have charted a solid course for steady longer-term growth expected upon the entry into service of our innovative Intelsat EpicNG satellites beginning in 2016.

“During the 2013 fourth quarter, we saw solid bookings and renewals in our media and network services businesses, and we also furthered our presence in the broadband mobility sector.  Backlog at year-end 2013 was $10.1 billion, which provides visibility into revenue and cash flow.

“Performance overall continued to reflect two trends affecting our revenue growth, including the on-going effects of reduced U.S. government spending and the oversupply environment in Africa, which affects pricing within network services applications in that region.  At present, we believe these factors will persist in 2014, resulting in overall reduced revenues for the full year compared to 2013, while our mix of business and strong financial discipline should enable us to deliver Adjusted EBITDA margins consistent with 2013 results.

We also expect solid cash flows as we manage costs carefully, harvest efficiencies in our capital spending plans, and benefit from reduced interest expense.  This anticipated performance will leave us in a good position to continue to de-lever our balance sheet as we position for longer-term organic growth.”

Two documents are available to investors to assist with interpreting quarterly results and 2014 business trends.  As previously announced, beginning this quarter, Intelsat is providing a detailed quarterly commentary on the company’s business trends and financial performance prior to the live earnings call, in addition to the earnings release.

To read the full version of the earnings release, including detailed financial results, please download the Earnings Release.

To read the new Quarterly Commentary, including business trends, please download the Quarterly Commentary.

– Stephen Spengler named President and Chief Commercial Officer as part of management team announcement

Luxembourg | March 11, 2013– Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced a number of executive appointments.

The Board of Directors has elected Dave McGlade, currently Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2013. Mr. McGlade has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer for eight years.

Mr. McGlade has appointed Stephen Spengler to the position of President and Chief Commercial Officer, effective March 18, 2013, a new role for the Company. Mr. Spengler has been with Intelsat in various executive positions since 2003, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Strategy. Mr. Spengler has over 25 years’ experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry. Mr. Spengler will maintain his responsibilities covering corporate strategy, product innovation, global sales, government sales including oversight of Intelsat General Corporation, marketing, product development and corporation communications, and will be adding responsibility for business development.

Michael McDonnell, Intelsat’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, remains in his current role in the leadership team, and will add responsibility for corporate development.

Michelle Bryan has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Intelsat, Ms. Bryan served as General Counsel of US Airways Group and Laidlaw International. Ms. Bryan will succeed to the general counsel role effective March 18, 2013, and will maintain her responsibilities covering human resources and corporate services.

The current General Counsel, Phillip Spector, will transition to a new role as a member of Intelsat’s Board of Directors, effective April 1, 2013. A sector expert with over 30 years of practice in the satellite and telecommunications sector, Mr. Spector has served since 2005 as Intelsat’s Executive Vice President, Business Development, and General Counsel.

In other executive changes, Thierry Guillemin was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Guillemin most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Guillemin has over 25 years’ experience in the satellite industry and is responsible for satellite operations, spacecraft development and acquisition. Mr. Guillemin will maintain responsibility for network and teleport operations, network engineering, satellite operations, space systems management and planning, and joint responsibility for information technology.

In announcing these changes, Mr. McGlade stated, “On behalf of the Intelsat team, I thank Phil Spector for his many years contributing to Intelsat’s success. He has helped to build this company into the premier satellite company that it is. I look forward to continuing to rely on his judgment and expertise as we serve together on the Intelsat Board.

McGlade continued, “As a company, Intelsat is focused on providing its customers with services that support their future growth. With the organizational changes announced today, Intelsat is securing a highly experienced and knowledgeable executive team and board, providing leadership into the future.”

– Plans replacement satellite, Intelsat 27R; updates guidance for capital expenditures

Luxembourg | February 28, 2013– Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today reported financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012.

Intelsat S.A. reported revenue of $672.4 million and a net loss of $3.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012. The company also reported Intelsat S.A. EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, loss on early extinguishment of debt, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $520.0 million, and Intelsat S.A. Adjusted EBITDA1 of $516.5 million, or 77 percent of revenue, for the three months ended December 31, 2012.

For the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, Intelsat S.A. reported revenue of $2,610.2 million and a net loss of $146.6 million. The company also reported Intelsat S.A. EBITDA of $1,940.6 million, and Intelsat S.A. Adjusted EBITDA of $2,016.5 million, or 77 percent of revenue, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012. Contracted backlog at December 31, 2012, was $10.7 billion.

Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade said, “In 2012, we achieved steady revenue and Adjusted EBITDA performance while accomplishing a number of important milestones that improve our growth profile. We launched and placed into service five new satellites, with capacity that refreshed our premier video neighborhoods and established the first global broadband mobility infrastructure. We also announced our next generation satellite platform, Intelsat EpicNG , which is based on spot-beam, high-throughput technology that enables increased bandwidth quantity and efficiency to support future customer growth and access to expanded markets. We positioned Intelsat for further diversification of our government business when selected as a supplier under the Custom SatCom Solutions contract.

“While the failure of the launch of Intelsat 27 early this month was deeply disappointing, we are already reconfiguring our satellite fleet to accommodate customer requirements, including on our global broadband mobility infrastructure, a demonstration of the resilience and flexibility of our global satellite network. We also plan to order a replacement satellite with a payload that addresses the specific needs of our media customers in the Americas. We enter 2013 with $10.7 billion in contract backlog and the resources to meet expanding demand for broadband connectivity, global media distribution solutions, and innovative, end-to-end government services.”