SIRIUS Keeps Growing (SIRI)

Posted in pre-market 
April 14th, 2010

SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is up big on active trading after announcing that its Q1 subscriber growth was 171,441 net subscribers.  That compares to a decline of 404,422 in the first quarter of 2009.   The satellite radio monopoly now has 18,944,199 subscribers, up 344,765 over the year ago quarter.

The company also noted that gross additions increased by 29% and deactivations decreased by 11% from a year ago; the self-pay churn improved to 2.0% for the first quarter of 2010 from 2.2% a year ago; and the conversion rate to a self-pay subscription improved in the first quarter of 2010 to 45.2%, up from 44.6% from a year ago.

At 9:10 AM EST shares are up over 7$ and back over the $1.00 mark at $1.03 on over 7 million shares.  The 52-week high is $1.18, so even at $1.00 it has been here before.


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