XM Q2 Numbers

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Their second quarter numbers came out today. http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/07/26/ap3955325.html

I like this:
The company said it had its best quarter ever in gross subscriber additions, with 942,000 brought into the fold. But it also had a harder time keeping its subscribers. Net additions for the second quarter were 338,000, compared to 398,000 in the year-ago quarter.
There is no way to tell how much of an impact O&A had on this, but the fact that they lost 60,000 more subs this quarter than the same quarter last year is more gooder, in my opinion. Either way, FUCK XM!
 

abudabit

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Churn didn't increase. :icon_cry: We suck donkey shit.
 

TJLamb0518

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The problem is simple. How many of the subs who cancelled in May re-upped in June? They count as not only cancellations, but new subs with only a minor manipulation of the records. If those people had waiting until July to re-up, there would more than liklely be a wider gap.
 

Hog's Big Ben

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Lying XM cuntstick said:
The company said it had its best quarter ever in gross subscriber additions, with 942,000 brought into the fold. But it also had a harder time keeping its subscribers. Net additions for the second quarter were 338,000, compared to 398,000 in the year-ago quarter.
That's just a flat out lie. They've had over a million new gross subs several times before, so saying 942,000 is their "best quarter ever" must be some of that Howie Math. Spin, bitches, spin!
 

virus33

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lol build me a bridge, cry me a river, and get the fuck over it already. Mission accomplished o&a are back.
 

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We made a larger impact than XM said.
 

Fruit Monkey

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I say we boycot Xm for 2 months then we move on to walmart and sams club then to Exxon and so on imagen if no one shopped in these places for say 2 months at a time. Im gonna go start a web site bbl
 

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The problem is simple. How many of the subs who cancelled in May re-upped in June? They count as not only cancellations, but new subs with only a minor manipulation of the records. If those people had waiting until July to re-up, there would more than liklely be a wider gap.
Exactly....the other question is how many of those who canceled were were not actually canceled by XM. I seem to recall a lot of people saying that they called to cancel but still had service.

The numbers are definitely skewed in order to sway sentiment towards supporting the merger.

But, if it's any consolation, their stock fell $.95 today to $11.13 & Sirius fell $.13 to $2.91
 

Polack

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Who gives a fuck. The boys are back.
 

maz

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The problem is simple. How many of the subs who cancelled in May re-upped in June? They count as not only cancellations, but new subs with only a minor manipulation of the records. If those people had waiting until July to re-up, there would more than liklely be a wider gap.
agreed
alot of people just didn't hold out long enough
we tried to persuade them
but , oh well
 
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alot of people just didn't hold out long enough
I held out pretty well... I dumped three subs and haven't re-upped. Don't plan to, either.

The GF's new car has a 3-month free sub, still debating whether or not to pay for it beyond that point (seems a shame not to, though, considering the permanent tumor of an XM antenna on the roof of the car!).
 

maz

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I held out pretty well... I dumped three subs and haven't re-upped. Don't plan to, either.

The GF's new car has a 3-month free sub, still debating whether or not to pay for it beyond that point (seems a shame not to, though, considering the permanent tumor of an XM antenna on the roof of the car!).
you've done your job sir
feel free to reward yourself
if you care to
that antenna may increase gas milage though
think i'd leave it there
 

alt130

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I say everyone cancels again until the new studio is built.
 
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I think it was a shitty move to suspend O&A, and I think the merger is an even worse idea...but having said that, I believe in XM and the brand they have created and hope they stay together for the kids.
 

TJLamb0518

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Then that be evident in the Q3 numbers, correct?

In what way?


Let's use nice round numbers.

Throughout the third quarter (April 1 through June 30): x[/] number of normal subs are added and y number of normal subs leave.
May 15th: O&A are suspended.
May 15th-June 1st: (and again, no real number here), 40,000 O&A fans cancel (or try to. For the sake of this, let's say they all get cancelled).
June 15th: The boys are back and 39,000 O&A fans re-up with 1,000 people who give up on the service.
June 30: Quarter 3 ends.

So, in the final numbers, XM did not lose y minus 40,000, they lost y minus 1,000 because 39,000 of those 40,000 came back during the fiscal quarter.

Barring another suspension or other things, 4Q would be the normal x[/] number of normal subs are added and y number of normal subs leave.





Guess those italics tags didn;t work so well.
 

Turfmower

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Who gives a fuck. The boys are back.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

I canceled in one unit in May and then add two units in June. I dont give two fucks about then numbers I just want to hear O&A.
 

maz

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:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

I canceled in one unit in May and then add two units in June. I dont give two fucks about then numbers I just want to hear O&A.
why did you cancel at all then ?
you made no difference

actually helped xm
i don't get it