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 SiriusXM Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results
   Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:00:00 AM ET

-- 2014 Revenue Climbs 10% to $4.18 Billion

-- Net Income Increases 31% to $493 Million in 2014

-- Record Adjusted EBITDA of $1.47 Billion in 2014, up 26%

-- 2014 Free Cash Flow Reaches Record $1.16 Billion, up 25%

-- $2.5 Billion of Stock Repurchased in 2014

SiriusXM today announced fourth quarter and full-year 2014 operating and financial results, including record revenue of $1.09 billion and $4.18 billion for the fourth quarter and full-year, respectively, up 9% and 10% versus the prior year periods.

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Net income of $143 million and $493 million in the fourth quarter and full-year 2014, respectively, compared to $65 million and $377 million in the fourth quarter and full-year 2013. Net income per diluted common share was $0.03 and $0.08, respectively, in the fourth quarter and full-year 2014, versus $0.01 and $0.06 in the fourth quarter and full-year 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $381 million and $1.47 billion, respectively, in the fourth quarter and full-year, up 17% and 26% versus the prior year periods.

"As our results demonstrate, SiriusXM had a great year by delivering to subscribers new and exciting music, sports, and talk programming; executing on our growth plan; and driving 36% growth in free cash flow per diluted share, all while investing in the future of the connected car," said Jim Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, SiriusXM.

"We have once again set ambitious targets for 2015 to grow our subscriber base, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow to new, record-high levels. I’m confident in our ability to be creative and innovative as the leader in audio entertainment, making our superior service an even better experience for our subscribers in 2015," added Meyer.

FOURTH QUARTER 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

-- Strong fourth quarter net subscriber gains. SiriusXM recorded 576,689 net new subscribers in the fourth quarter, marking the largest fourth-quarter increase since 2007. Self-pay net subscriber additions were 508,032 in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to 411,484 in the fourth quarter of 2013.

-- Record high fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA of $381 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 was the highest quarterly amount in the company’s history, an increase of 17% over the fourth quarter 2013.

-- Record free cash flow per diluted share. Free cash flow reached a fourth quarter record of $331 million, while free cash flow per diluted share reached an all-time high of 5.9 cents in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 20% from the fourth quarter of 2013.

FULL-YEAR 2014 HIGHLIGHTS

-- Full-year subscriber gains exceed targets. SiriusXM reported 2014 total and self-pay net subscriber additions, respectively, of 1,751,777 and 1,440,821, each ahead of the company’s original full-year guidance of 1,250,000. The company ended 2014 with 27.3 million total paying subscribers and 22.5 million self-pay subscribers, each up 7% from the end of 2013.

-- Share buybacks reach $2.5 billion in 2014. The company returned $2.5 billion to stockholders by repurchasing 739 million shares in 2014. As of year-end, approximately $1.7 billion remained under the company’s existing $6 billion share repurchase authorization.

-- Record-high adjusted EBITDA and margin. Adjusted EBITDA grew 26% to a record $1.47 billion in 2014 from $1.17 billion in 2013. Adjusted EBITDA margin grew approximately 440 basis points to a record high 35.0%.

-- Rapid expansion of free cash flow. SiriusXM reported $1.16 billion of free cash flow in 2014, up 25% from $927 million in 2013. The company reported 19.7 cents of free cash flow per diluted share in 2014, up 36% from 14.5 cents per diluted share in 2013.

"Our repurchases of 739 million shares in 2014 represented approximately 12% of the shares outstanding at the beginning of last year. Even as we returned $2.5 billion to our stockholders, SiriusXM’s leverage remained steady at about 3.1 times EBITDA, a result of rapid growth in adjusted EBITDA and the conversion of our 7% Exchangeable Notes into equity in December. In the two years since we began our capital return program with a special dividend, we have paid our shareholders over $4.8 billion and retired more than 1.3 billion shares," noted David Frear, Chief Financial Officer, SiriusXM.

2015 GUIDANCE

The company also reiterated its 2015 guidance, originally given on January 7, 2015, for net subscriber additions, revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow:

-- Net subscriber additions of approximately 1.2 million,

-- Revenue of approximately $4.4 billion,

-- Adjusted EBITDA of approximately $1.6 billion, and

-- Free cash flow of approximately $1.25 billion.

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2014 RESULTS

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                                                          For the Three Months Ended December 31,             For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)                     2014                      2013                      2014                      2013
                                                          (Unaudited)               (Unaudited)
Revenue:
Subscriber revenue                                        $             922,192     $             852,547     $          3,554,302      $          3,284,660
Advertising revenue                                       27,970                    25,402                    100,982                   89,288
Equipment revenue                                         29,938                    25,985                    104,661                   80,573
Other revenue                                             110,852                   96,144                    421,150                   344,574
Total revenue                                             1,090,952                 1,000,078                 4,181,095                 3,799,095
Operating expenses:
Cost of services:
Revenue share and royalties                               210,089                   210,625                   810,028                   677,642
Programming and content                                   77,953                    73,010                    297,313                   290,323
Customer service and billing                              96,411                    83,749                    370,585                   320,755
Satellite and transmission                                21,567                    20,251                    86,013                    79,292
Cost of equipment                                         15,078                    8,669                     44,397                    26,478
Subscriber acquisition costs                              126,257                   124,050                   493,464                   495,610
Sales and marketing                                       98,488                    81,430                    336,480                   291,024
Engineering, design and development                       15,107                    15,068                    62,784                    57,969
General and administrative                                69,943                    77,522                    293,938                   262,135
Depreciation and amortization                             66,402                    60,348                    266,423                   253,314
Total operating expenses                                  797,295                   754,722                   3,061,425                 2,754,542
Income from operations                                    293,657                   245,356                   1,119,670                 1,044,553
Other income (expense):
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized              (71,981)                  (54,140)                  (269,010)                 (204,671)
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net -                         (66,229)                  -                         (190,577)
Interest and investment income                            5,910                     3,328                     15,498                    6,976
Loss on change in value of derivatives                    -                         (20,393)                  (34,485)                  (20,393)
Other income (loss)                                       467                       295                       (887)                     1,204
Total other expense                                       (65,604)                  (137,139)                 (288,884)                 (407,461)
Income before income taxes                                228,053                   108,217                   830,786                   637,092
Income tax expense                                        (84,931)                  (43,020)                  (337,545)                 (259,877)
Net income                                                $             143,122     $               65,197    $             493,241     $             377,215
Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax       (114)                     (136)                     (94)                      (428)
Total comprehensive income                                $             143,008     $               65,061    $             493,147     $             376,787
Net income per common share:
Basic                                                     $                   0.03  $                   0.01  $                   0.09  $                   0.06
Diluted                                                   $                   0.03  $                   0.01  $                   0.08  $                   0.06
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic                                                     5,577,325                 6,113,889                 5,788,944                 6,227,646
Diluted                                                   5,643,839                 6,203,674                 5,862,020                 6,384,791
SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     As of December 31,               As of December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2014                             2013
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                                                                                                            $                       147,724  $                       134,805
Receivables, net                                                                                                                                                                                                     220,579                          192,912
Inventory, net                                                                                                                                                                                                       19,397                           13,863
Prepaid expenses                                                                                                                                                                                                     116,336                          110,530
Related party current assets                                                                                                                                                                                         4,344                            9,145
Deferred tax asset                                                                                                                                                                                                   1,038,603                        937,598
Other current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                 2,763                            20,160
Total current assets                                                                                                                                                                                                 1,549,746                        1,419,013
Property and equipment, net                                                                                                                                                                                          1,510,112                        1,594,574
Long-term restricted investments                                                                                                                                                                                     5,922                            5,718
Deferred financing fees, net                                                                                                                                                                                         12,021                           12,604
Intangible assets, net                                                                                                                                                                                               2,645,046                        2,700,062
Goodwill                                                                                                                                                                                                             2,205,107                        2,204,553
Related party long-term assets                                                                                                                                                                                       3,000                            30,164
Long-term deferred tax asset                                                                                                                                                                                         437,736                          868,057
Other long-term assets                                                                                                                                                                                               6,819                            10,035
Total assets                                                                                                                                                                                                         $                    8,375,509   $                    8,844,780
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                                                                                                                                                                $                       587,755  $                       578,333
Accrued interest                                                                                                                                                                                                     80,440                           42,085
Current portion of deferred revenue                                                                                                                                                                                  1,632,381                        1,586,611
Current portion of deferred credit on executory contracts                                                                                                                                                            1,394                            3,781
Current maturities of long-term debt                                                                                                                                                                                 7,482                            496,815
Current maturities of long-term related party debt                                                                                                                                                                   -                                10,959
Related party current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                    4,340                            20,320
Total current liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                            2,313,792                        2,738,904
Deferred revenue                                                                                                                                                                                                     151,901                          149,026
Deferred credit on executory contracts                                                                                                                                                                               -                                1,394
Long-term debt                                                                                                                                                                                                       4,493,863                        3,093,821
Related party long-term liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                  13,635                           16,337
Other long-term liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                          92,481                           99,556
Total liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                    7,065,672                        6,099,038
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock, undesignated, par value $0.001 (liquidation preference of $0.001 per share); 50,000,000 shares authorized and 0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013            -                                -
Common stock, par value $0.001; 9,000,000,000 shares authorized; 5,653,529,403 and 6,096,220,526 shares issued; 5,646,119,122 and 6,096,220,526 outstanding at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively 5,653                            6,096
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax                                                                                                                                                                     (402)                            (308)
Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                                                                                                           6,771,554                        8,674,129
Treasury stock, at cost; 7,410,281 and 0 shares of common stock at December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively                                                                                             (26,034)                         -
Accumulated deficit                                                                                                                                                                                                  (5,440,934)                      (5,934,175)
Total stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                                                           1,309,837                        2,745,742
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity                                                                                                                                                                           $                    8,375,509   $                    8,844,780
SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                                                  For the Years Ended December 31,
(in thousands)                                                                    2014                            2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income                                                                        $                      493,241  $                      377,215
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization                                                     266,423                         253,314
Non-cash interest expense, net of amortization of premium                         21,039                          21,698
Provision for doubtful accounts                                                   44,961                          39,016
Amortization of deferred income related to equity method investment               (2,776)                         (2,776)
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net                         -                               190,577
Gain on unconsolidated entity investments, net                                    (5,547)                         (5,865)
Dividend received from unconsolidated entity investment                           17,019                          22,065
Loss on disposal of assets                                                        220                             351
Loss on change in value of derivatives                                            34,485                          20,393
Share-based payment expense                                                       78,212                          68,876
Deferred income taxes                                                             327,461                         259,787
Other non-cash purchase price adjustments                                         (3,781)                         (207,854)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables                                                                       (72,628)                        (15,245)
Inventory                                                                         (5,534)                         11,474
Related party assets                                                              (4,097)                         2,031
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                         (1,195)                         16,788
Other long-term assets                                                            3,173                           2,973
Accounts payable and accrued expenses                                             (17,191)                        (44,009)
Accrued interest                                                                  38,355                          8,131
Deferred revenue                                                                  48,645                          73,593
Related party liabilities                                                         (206)                           (1,991)
Other long-term liabilities                                                       (7,035)                         12,290
Net cash provided by operating activities                                         1,253,244                       1,102,832
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property and equipment                                               (121,646)                       (173,617)
Purchases of restricted and other investments                                     -                               (1,719)
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired                                     1,144                           (525,352)
Return of capital from investment in unconsolidated entity                        24,178                          -
Net cash used in investing activities                                             (96,324)                        (700,688)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of stock options                                           331                             21,968
Taxes paid in lieu of shares issued for stock-based compensation                  (37,318)                        (46,342)
Proceeds from long-term borrowings and revolving credit facility, net of costs    2,406,205                       3,156,063
Payment of premiums on redemption of debt                                         -                               (175,453)
Repayment of long-term borrowings and revolving credit facility                   (1,016,420)                     (1,782,160)
Repayment of related party long-term borrowings                                   -                               (200,000)
Common stock repurchased and retired                                              (2,496,799)                     (1,762,360)
Net cash used in financing activities                                             (1,144,001)                     (788,284)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents                              12,919                          (386,140)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period                                  134,805                         520,945
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                        $                      147,724  $                      134,805

Key Operating Metrics

The following table contains our key operating metrics for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively. Subscribers to our connected vehicle services are not included in our subscriber count:

                                                                               Unaudited
(in thousands, except subscriber, per subscriber and per installation amounts) For the Three Months Ended December 31,                             For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                               2014                              2013                              2014                              2013
Self-pay subscribers                                                           22,522,638                        21,081,817                        22,522,638                        21,081,817
Paid promotional subscribers                                                   4,788,449                         4,477,493                         4,788,449                         4,477,493
Ending subscribers                                                             27,311,087                        25,559,310                        27,311,087                        25,559,310
Self-pay subscribers                                                           508,032                           411,484                           1,440,821                         1,511,543
Paid promotional subscribers                                                   68,657                            (434,240)                         310,956                           147,431
Net additions                                                                  576,689                           (22,756)                          1,751,777                         1,658,974
Daily weighted average number of subscribers                                   27,021,501                        25,596,580                        26,283,785                        24,886,300
Average self-pay monthly churn                                                 1.8%                              1.9%                              1.9%                              1.8%
New vehicle consumer conversion rate                                           40%                               42%                               41%                               44%
ARPU                                                                           $                        12.49    $                        12.31    $                        12.38    $                        12.23
SAC, per installation                                                          $                             33  $                             34  $                             34  $                             43
Customer service and billing expenses, per average subscriber                  $                          1.07   $                          1.04   $                          1.07   $                          1.06
Free cash flow                                                                 $                    330,674      $                    303,193      $                 1,155,776       $                    927,496
Adjusted EBITDA                                                                $                    381,306      $                    325,551      $                 1,467,775       $                 1,166,140

Glossary

Adjusted EBITDA - EBITDA is defined as net income before interest and investment income (loss); interest expense, net of amounts capitalized; income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. We adjust EBITDA to exclude the impact of other income and expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, loss on change in value of derivatives as well as certain other charges discussed below. This measure is one of the primary Non-GAAP financial measures on which we (i) evaluate the performance of our businesses, (ii) base our internal budgets and (iii) compensate management. Adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial performance measure that excludes (if applicable): (i) certain adjustments as a result of the purchase price accounting for the merger of Sirius and XM, (ii) depreciation and amortization and (iii) share-based payment expense. The purchase price accounting adjustments include: (i) the elimination of deferred revenue associated with the investment in XM Canada, (ii) recognition of deferred subscriber revenues not recognized in purchase price accounting, and (iii) elimination of the benefit of deferred credits on executory contracts, which are primarily attributable to third party arrangements with an OEM and programming providers. We believe adjusted EBITDA is a useful measure of the underlying trend of our operating performance, which provides useful information about our business apart from the costs associated with our physical plant, capital structure and purchase price accounting. We believe investors find this Non-GAAP financial measure useful when analyzing our results and comparing our operating performance to the performance of other communications, entertainment and media companies. We believe investors use current and projected adjusted EBITDA to estimate our current and prospective enterprise value and to make investment decisions. Because we fund and build-out our satellite radio system through the periodic raising and expenditure of large amounts of capital, our results of operations reflect significant charges for depreciation expense. The exclusion of depreciation and amortization expense is useful given significant variation in depreciation and amortization expense that can result from the potential variations in estimated useful lives, all of which can vary widely across different industries or among companies within the same industry. We also believe the exclusion of share-based payment expense is useful given share-based payment expense is not directly related to the operational conditions of our business.

Adjusted EBITDA has certain limitations in that it does not take into account the impact to our statements of comprehensive income of certain expenses, including share-based payment expense and certain purchase price accounting for the merger of Sirius and XM. We endeavor to compensate for the limitations of the Non-GAAP measure presented by also providing the comparable GAAP measure with equal or greater prominence and descriptions of the reconciling items, including quantifying such items, to derive the Non-GAAP measure. Investors that wish to compare and evaluate our operating results after giving effect for these costs, should refer to net income as disclosed in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Since adjusted EBITDA is a Non-GAAP financial performance measure, our calculation of adjusted EBITDA may be susceptible to varying calculations; may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies; and should not be considered in isolation, as a substitute for, or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The reconciliation of net income to the adjusted EBITDA is calculated as follows (in thousands):

                                                                 Unaudited
                                                                 For the Three Months Ended December 31,        For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                 2014                   2013                    2014                 2013
Net income (GAAP):                                               $             143,122  $               65,197  $           493,241  $           377,215
Add back items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA:
Purchase price accounting adjustments:
Revenues                                                         1,813                  1,813                   7,251                7,251
Operating expenses                                               (946)                  (1,068)                 (3,781)              (207,854)
Share-based payment expense (GAAP)                               20,380                 19,102                  78,212               68,876
Depreciation and amortization (GAAP)                             66,402                 60,348                  266,423              253,314
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized (GAAP)              71,981                 54,140                  269,010              204,671
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net (GAAP) -                      66,229                  -                    190,577
Interest and investment income (GAAP)                            (5,910)                (3,328)                 (15,498)             (6,976)
Loss on change in value of derivatives (GAAP)                    -                      20,393                  34,485               20,393
Other (income) loss (GAAP)                                       (467)                  (295)                   887                  (1,204)
Income tax expense (GAAP)                                        84,931                 43,020                  337,545              259,877
Adjusted EBITDA                                                  $             381,306  $             325,551   $        1,467,775   $        1,166,140

Adjusted Revenues and Operating Expenses - We define this Non-GAAP financial measure as our actual revenues and operating expenses adjusted to exclude the impact of certain purchase price accounting adjustments from the merger of Sirius and XM and share-based payment expense. We use this Non-GAAP financial measure to manage our business, to set operational goals and as a basis for determining performance-based compensation for our employees. The following tables reconcile our actual revenues and operating expenses to our adjusted revenues and operating expenses for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013:

                                            Unaudited For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2014
(in thousands)                              As Reported                                  Purchase Price Accounting Adjustments        Allocation of Share-based Payment Expense    Adjusted
Revenue:
Subscriber revenue                          $               922,192                      $                         -                  $                         -                  $               922,192
Advertising revenue                         27,970                                       -                                            -                                            27,970
Equipment revenue                           29,938                                       -                                            -                                            29,938
Other revenue                               110,852                                      1,813                                        -                                            112,665
Total revenue                               $            1,090,952                       $                   1,813                    $                         -                  $            1,092,765
Operating expenses
Cost of services:
Revenue share and royalties                 $               210,089                      $                         -                  $                         -                  $               210,089
Programming and content                     77,953                                       946                                          (2,277)                                      76,622
Customer service and billing                96,411                                       -                                            (748)                                        95,663
Satellite and transmission                  21,567                                       -                                            (1,004)                                      20,563
Cost of equipment                           15,078                                       -                                            -                                            15,078
Subscriber acquisition costs                126,257                                      -                                            -                                            126,257
Sales and marketing                         98,488                                       -                                            (4,216)                                      94,272
Engineering, design and development         15,107                                       -                                            (2,253)                                      12,854
General and administrative                  69,943                                       -                                            (9,882)                                      60,061
Depreciation and amortization (a)           66,402                                       -                                            -                                            66,402
Share-based payment expense                 -                                            -                                            20,380                                       20,380
Total operating expenses                    $               797,295                      $                      946                   $                         -                  $               798,241
(a) Purchase price accounting adjustments included above exclude the incremental depreciation and amortization associated with the $785,000 stepped up basis in property, equipment and intangible assets as a result of the merger of Sirius and XM. The increased depreciation and amortization for the three months ended December 31, 2014 was $9,000.
                                            Unaudited For the Three Months Ended December 31, 2013
(in thousands)                              As Reported                                  Purchase Price Accounting Adjustments        Allocation of Share-based Payment Expense    Adjusted
Revenue:
Subscriber revenue                          $               852,547                      $                         -                  $                         -                  $               852,547
Advertising revenue                         25,402                                       -                                            -                                            25,402
Equipment revenue                           25,985                                       -                                            -                                            25,985
Other revenue                               96,144                                       1,813                                        -                                            97,957
Total revenue                               $            1,000,078                       $                   1,813                    $                         -                  $            1,001,891
Operating expenses
Cost of services:
Revenue share and royalties                 $               210,625                      $                         -                  $                         -                  $               210,625
Programming and content                     73,010                                       1,068                                        (2,071)                                      72,007
Customer service and billing                83,749                                       -                                            (591)                                        83,158
Satellite and transmission                  20,251                                       -                                            (961)                                        19,290
Cost of equipment                           8,669                                        -                                            -                                            8,669
Subscriber acquisition costs                124,050                                      -                                            -                                            124,050
Sales and marketing                         81,430                                       -                                            (4,678)                                      76,752
Engineering, design and development         15,068                                       -                                            (1,947)                                      13,121
General and administrative                  77,522                                       -                                            (8,854)                                      68,668
Depreciation and amortization (a)           60,348                                       -                                            -                                            60,348
Share-based payment expense                 -                                            -                                            19,102                                       19,102
Total operating expenses                    $               754,722                      $                   1,068                    $                         -                  $               755,790
(a) Purchase price accounting adjustments included above exclude the incremental depreciation and amortization associated with the $785,000 stepped up basis in property, equipment and intangible assets as a result of the merger of Sirius and XM. The increased depreciation and amortization for the three months ended December 31, 2013 was $10,000.
                                           Unaudited For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2014
(in thousands)                             As Reported                                 Purchase Price Accounting Adjustments       Allocation of Share-based Payment Expense   Adjusted
Revenue:
Subscriber revenue                         $            3,554,302                      $                         -                 $                         -                 $            3,554,302
Advertising revenue                        100,982                                     -                                           -                                           100,982
Equipment revenue                          104,661                                     -                                           -                                           104,661
Other revenue                              421,150                                     7,251                                       -                                           428,401
Total revenue                              $            4,181,095                      $                   7,251                   $                         -                 $            4,188,346
Operating expenses
Cost of services:
Revenue share and royalties                $               810,028                     $                         -                 $                         -                 $               810,028
Programming and content                    297,313                                     3,781                                       (9,180)                                     291,914
Customer service and billing               370,585                                     -                                           (2,780)                                     367,805
Satellite and transmission                 86,013                                      -                                           (4,091)                                     81,922
Cost of equipment                          44,397                                      -                                           -                                           44,397
Subscriber acquisition costs               493,464                                     -                                           -                                           493,464
Sales and marketing                        336,480                                     -                                           (15,454)                                    321,026
Engineering, design and development        62,784                                      -                                           (8,675)                                     54,109
General and administrative                 293,938                                     -                                           (38,032)                                    255,906
Depreciation and amortization (a)          266,423                                     -                                           -                                           266,423
Share-based payment expense                -                                           -                                           78,212                                      78,212
Total operating expenses                   $            3,061,425                      $                   3,781                   $                         -                 $            3,065,206
(a) Purchase price accounting adjustments included above exclude the incremental depreciation and amortization associated with the $785,000 stepped up basis in property, equipment and intangible assets as a result of the merger of Sirius and XM. The increased depreciation and amortization for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $39,000.
                                           Unaudited For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2013
(in thousands)                             As Reported                                 Purchase Price Accounting Adjustments       Allocation of Share-based Payment Expense   Adjusted
Revenue:
Subscriber revenue                         $            3,284,660                      $                         -                 $                         -                 $            3,284,660
Advertising revenue                        89,288                                      -                                           -                                           89,288
Equipment revenue                          80,573                                      -                                           -                                           80,573
Other revenue                              344,574                                     7,251                                       -                                           351,825
Total revenue                              $            3,799,095                      $                   7,251                   $                         -                 $            3,806,346
Operating expenses
Cost of services:
Revenue share and royalties                $               677,642                     $               122,534                     $                         -                 $               800,176
Programming and content                    290,323                                     8,033                                       (7,584)                                     290,772
Customer service and billing               320,755                                     -                                           (2,219)                                     318,536
Satellite and transmission                 79,292                                      -                                           (3,714)                                     75,578
Cost of equipment                          26,478                                      -                                           -                                           26,478
Subscriber acquisition costs               495,610                                     64,365                                      -                                           559,975
Sales and marketing                        291,024                                     12,922                                      (14,792)                                    289,154
Engineering, design and development        57,969                                      -                                           (7,405)                                     50,564
General and administrative                 262,135                                     -                                           (33,162)                                    228,973
Depreciation and amortization (a)          253,314                                     -                                           -                                           253,314
Share-based payment expense                -                                           -                                           68,876                                      68,876
Total operating expenses                   $            2,754,542                      $               207,854                     $                         -                 $            2,962,396
(a) Purchase price accounting adjustments included above exclude the incremental depreciation and amortization associated with the $785,000 stepped up basis in property, equipment and intangible assets as a result of the merger of Sirius and XM. The increased depreciation and amortization for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $47,000.

Adjusted Cash Operating Expenses - We define this Non-GAAP financial measure as our actual operating expenses adjusted to exclude the impact of certain purchase price accounting adjustments from the merger of Sirius and XM, depreciation and amortization expense, and share-based payment expense. The following table reconciles our actual operating expenses to our adjusted cash operating expenses for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2014 and 2013:

                                                      Unaudited
                                                      For the Three Months Ended December 31,       For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                      2014                   2013                   2014                  2013
Operating expenses (GAAP):                            $             797,295  $             754,722  $          3,061,425  $          2,754,542
Items excluded from adjusted cash operating expenses:
Purchase price accounting adjustments                 946                    1,068                  3,781                 207,854
Share-based payment expense (GAAP)                    (20,380)               (19,102)               (78,212)              (68,876)
Depreciation and amortization (GAAP)                  (66,402)               (60,348)               (266,423)             (253,314)
Adjusted cash operating expenses                      $             711,459  $             676,340  $          2,720,571  $          2,640,206

ARPU - is derived from total earned subscriber revenue, advertising revenue and other subscription-related revenue, excluding revenue associated with our connected vehicle business, net of purchase price accounting adjustments, divided by the number of months in the period, divided by the daily weighted average number of subscribers for the period. Other subscription-related revenue includes the U.S. Music Royalty Fee. ARPU is calculated as follows (in thousands, except for subscriber and per subscriber amounts):

                                                       Unaudited
                                                       For the Three Months Ended December 31, For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                       2014                2013                2014                2013
Subscriber revenue, excluding connected vehicle (GAAP) $        897,308    $        840,605    $     3,466,050     $     3,272,718
Add: advertising revenue (GAAP)                        27,970              25,402              100,982             89,288
Add: other subscription-related revenue (GAAP)         87,270              79,111              336,408             290,895
                                                       $     1,012,548     $        945,118    $     3,903,440     $     3,652,901
Daily weighted average number of subscribers           27,021,501          25,596,580          26,283,785          24,886,300
ARPU                                                   $            12.49  $            12.31  $            12.38  $            12.23

Average self-pay monthly churn - is defined as the monthly average of self-pay deactivations for the period divided by the average number of self-pay subscribers for the period.

Customer service and billing expenses, per average subscriber - is derived from total customer service and billing expenses, excluding connected vehicle customer service and billing expenses and share-based payment expense, divided by the number of months in the period, divided by the daily weighted average number of subscribers for the period. We believe the exclusion of share-based payment expense in our calculation of customer service and billing expenses, per average subscriber, is useful as share-based payment expense is not directly related to the operational conditions that give rise to variations in the components of our customer service and billing expenses. Customer service and billing expenses, per average subscriber, is calculated as follows (in thousands, except for subscriber and per subscriber amounts):

                                                                          Unaudited
                                                                          For the Three Months Ended December 31,   For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                          2014                 2013                 2014                 2013
Customer service and billing expenses, excluding connected vehicle (GAAP) $          87,417    $          80,826    $        340,094     $        317,832
Less: share-based payment expense (GAAP)                                  (748)                (591)                (2,780)              (2,219)
                                                                          $          86,669    $          80,235    $        337,314     $        315,613
Daily weighted average number of subscribers                              27,021,501           25,596,580           26,283,785           24,886,300
Customer service and billing expenses, per average subscriber             $              1.07  $              1.04  $              1.07  $              1.06

Free cash flow and free cash flow per diluted share - are derived from cash flow provided by operating activities, capital expenditures and restricted and other investment activity. The calculation for free cash flow and free cash flow per diluted share are as follows (in thousands, except share and per share data):

                                                           Unaudited
                                                           For the Three Months Ended December 31,           For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                           2014                     2013                     2014                     2013
Cash Flow information
Net cash provided by operating activities                  $             365,076    $             358,575    $          1,253,244     $          1,102,832
Net cash used in investing activities                      $             (34,402)   $           (580,734)    $             (96,324)   $           (700,688)
Net cash used in financing activities                      $           (286,535)    $           (359,820)    $        (1,144,001)     $           (788,284)
Free Cash Flow
Net cash provided by operating activities                  $             365,076    $             358,575    $          1,253,244     $          1,102,832
Additions to property and equipment                        (34,402)                 (55,382)                 (121,646)                (173,617)
Purchases of restricted and other investments              -                        -                        -                        (1,719)
Return of capital from investment in unconsolidated entity -                        -                        24,178                   -
Free cash flow                                             $             330,674    $             303,193    $          1,155,776     $             927,496
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding         5,643,839                6,203,674                5,862,020                6,384,791
Free cash flow per diluted share                           $                 0.059  $                 0.049  $                 0.197  $                 0.145

New vehicle consumer conversion rate - is defined as the percentage of owners and lessees of new vehicles that receive our satellite radio service and convert to become self-paying subscribers after the initial promotion period. At the time satellite radio enabled vehicles are sold or leased, the owners or lessees generally receive trial subscriptions ranging from three to twelve months. We measure conversion rate three months after the period in which the trial service ends. The metric excludes rental and fleet vehicles.

Subscriber acquisition cost, per installation - or SAC, per installation, is derived from subscriber acquisition costs and margins from the sale of radios and accessories, excluding purchase price accounting adjustments, divided by the number of satellite radio installations in new vehicles and shipments of aftermarket radios for the period. Purchase price accounting adjustments associated with the merger of Sirius and XM include the elimination of the benefit of amortization of deferred credits on executory contracts recognized at the merger date attributable to an OEM. SAC, per installation, is calculated as follows (in thousands, except for installation amounts):

                                                                Unaudited
                                                                For the Three Months Ended December 31,               For the Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                2014                       2013                       2014                       2013
Subscriber acquisition costs (GAAP)                             $             126,257      $             124,050      $             493,464      $             495,610
Less: margin from direct sales of radios and accessories (GAAP) (14,860)                   (17,316)                   (60,264)                   (54,095)
Add: purchase price accounting adjustments                      -                          -                          -                          64,365
                                                                $             111,397      $             106,734      $             433,200      $             505,880
Installations                                                   3,391,422                  3,107,237                  12,787,537                 11,765,078
SAC, per installation                                           $                      33  $                      34  $                      34  $                      43

About SiriusXM

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI ) is the world’s largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 27.3 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S. and from retailers nationwide as well as at shop.siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through SiriusXM Traffic(TM), SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic?, NavWeather(TM), SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine(TM), Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation(TM), and XMWX Marine(TM). SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has more than 2 million subscribers.

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This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "believe," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: our competitive position versus other radio and audio entertainment providers; our ability to attract and retain subscribers, which is uncertain; our dependence upon the auto industry; general economic conditions; failure of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured; the interruption or failure of our information and communications systems; the security of the personal information about our customers; royalties we pay for music rights, which increase over time; the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation; our failure to realize benefits of acquisitions; rapid technological and industry change; failure of third parties to perform; changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement; failure to comply with FCC requirements and other government regulations; and our indebtedness. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov) . The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

E - SIRI

Contact Information for Investors and Financial Media:

Investors:Hooper Stevens212 901 6718hooper.stevens@siriusxm.com

Media:Patrick Reilly212 901 6646patrick.reilly@siriusxm.com

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