In its third edition, NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA3) report provides a comprehensive picture of satellite telecom industry from a financial standpoint. By presenting both standalone company data and comparative metrics across many operators, SOFA3 provides both absolute and relative assessments to satellite operators in quantitative areas such as revenues, EBITDA, and CAPEX, as well as qualitative areas such as fill rates, TPE leasing revenues and costs, and revenues per employee. Combining metrics from 25 different operators, NSR's SOFA3 sifts through the most recent financial data to allow readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the financial side of the satellite industry.
SOFA3 assesses operator financial statements through H1 2013, and provides answers and insights to key questions in the financial realm of the industry, including:
Building on our two previous SOFA reports, NSR provides an objective and comprehensive analysis of the financial health and trajectories of satellite operators worldwide . With improved quality of data due to an increase in reporting operators, and new metrics to better show future trends, SOFA3 allows the reader to gain a comprehensive understanding of industry financial analytics, and how each operator stands relative to the competition in these analytics.
With considerable depth and breadth of financial data, NSR's SOFA3 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 .
As large-scale global operators continue to fight for global market share, their advantages of economies of scale are clashing head-on with the regional specialization provided by smaller-scale operators, leading to continued surprises in metrics such as Revenues per Leased TPE. Will this dynamic continue, or will superior cost control and broader coverage options eventually allow the "Big Four" to win out ? Alternatively, will regional operators continue to leverage their specialized coverage and localized knowledge to provide more parity to the industry ? The report examines these crucial questions through analysis of recent trends and up-to-date financial data.
By looking at available financial data through both standalone and comparative scopes, and by presenting data from 2007 until H1 2013, NSR's Satellite Operator Financial Analysis (SOFA), 3rd Edition , provides not only answers to relevant questions in the financial realm of the satellite telecommunications industry today, but also a complete look at the evolution of the answers to these questions over the past several years .