FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN EUTELSAT COMMUNICATIONS
Become a partner of one of the world's leading satellite operators
Eutelsat Communications is Europe's leading satellite operator and one of the top three global providers of Fixed Satellite Services (FSS). Operating a fleet of 30 satellites, Eutelsat Communications generates 80% of its business from digital broadcasting and broadband markets. Our operational and financial performance highlights the exceptional attraction of our satellite neighbourhoods and our ability to capitalise on digital broadcasting and broadband services, the two most dynamic activities in the Fixed Satellite Services sector.
Join a long-term profitable growth strategy
Created in 1977, Eutelsat has built a privileged competitive position thanks to a high quality client base and key market shares both in Western Europe and in emerging markets. With continual investment to maintain the fleet at its highest level, the Group will always have the best satellites to serve the markets with the highest potential. This strategic direction is founded on the prospect of long-term growth in digital broadcasting and broadband markets.
Invest in a highly profitable business model, that is sustainable and has strong visibility
Over 68% of Eutelsat Communications revenues are generated by video applications with long-term contracts. Visibility on revenues is strong: the backlog represents over 4 times annual revenues, the average residual duration of leases is 6.9 years. The Group’s EBITDA margin of 78.3% is maintained as the highest of leading satellite operators, reflecting excellent commercial performance and strict cost control.
Take advantage of promising new sources of growth
The growth potential of Fixed Satellite Services is huge. According to Euroconsult, the global number of channels broadcast via satellite should reach 34,000 before 2016. Of these predicted 34,000 channels, HDTV will represent 20% of this digital offer, with nearly 7,000 high definition channels worldwide. And the Group has other sources of growth, such as the consumer broadband market. Eutelsat's Tooway solution brings consumer satellite broadband services in line with ADSL in terms of cost and speed. This unique technological solution for regions not served by terrestrial broadband networks has already established itself in a market with strong potential.
Enjoy an attractive remuneration
The Group’s sound financial structure, high-quality performance and visibility on its future, not only enables us to lead a significant investment programme that supports long-term growth, but also to offer an attractive remuneration policy to our shareholders. Our policy is to pay a dividend representing between 65% and 75% of Group share of net income over the 2012-2015 period.