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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
 
þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2013
OR
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM __________ TO ________
COMMISSION FILE NUMBER 001-34295
 
SIRIUS XM RADIO INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
52-1700207
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
 
 
 
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 36th Floor
 
 
New York, New York
 
10020
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 584-5100
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   þ         No   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes   þ         No   o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer þ
 
Accelerated filer o
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). Yes o No þ
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
(Class)
 
(Outstanding as of April 26, 2013)
COMMON STOCK, $0.001 PAR VALUE
 
6,382,193,346
SHARES




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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INDEX TO FORM 10-Q
Item No.
 
Description
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   1
 
 
 
 
 
 
   2
 
 
 
 
 
 
   3
 
 
 
 
 
 
   4
 
 
 
 
 
 
   6
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(UNAUDITED)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)
2013
 
2012
Revenue:
 
 
 
Subscriber revenue
$
783,342

 
$
700,242

Advertising revenue
20,211

 
18,670

Equipment revenue
18,156

 
16,953

Other revenue
75,689

 
68,857

Total revenue
897,398

 
804,722

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Cost of services:
 
 
 
Revenue share and royalties
148,531

 
132,111

Programming and content
74,610

 
70,095

Customer service and billing
80,394

 
66,187

Satellite and transmission
19,695

 
18,110

Cost of equipment
7,027

 
5,806

Subscriber acquisition costs
116,111

 
116,121

Sales and marketing
65,899

 
58,361

Engineering, design and development
14,842

 
12,690

General and administrative
56,340

 
59,886

Depreciation and amortization
67,018


66,117

Total operating expenses
650,467

 
605,484

Income from operations
246,931

 
199,238

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(46,174
)
 
(76,971
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net

 
(9,971
)
Interest and investment income (loss)
1,638

 
(1,142
)
Other income (loss)
247

 
(578
)
Total other expense
(44,289
)
 
(88,662
)
Income before income taxes
202,642

 
110,576

Income tax expense
(79,040
)
 
(2,802
)
Net income
$
123,602

 
$
107,774

Foreign currency translation adjustment, net of tax
(172
)
 
(56
)
Total comprehensive income
$
123,430

 
$
107,718

Net income per common share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.02

 
$
0.02

Diluted
$
0.02

 
$
0.02

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

 


Basic
6,259,803

 
3,767,443

Diluted
6,606,276

 
6,537,728

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
(unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
206,727

 
$
520,945

Accounts receivable, net
107,875

 
106,142

Receivables from distributors
102,762

 
104,425

Inventory, net
20,095

 
25,337

Prepaid expenses
171,248

 
122,157

Related party current assets
8,255

 
13,167

Deferred tax asset
970,231

 
923,972

Other current assets
12,060

 
12,037

Total current assets
1,599,253

 
1,828,182

Property and equipment, net
1,542,970

 
1,571,922

Long-term restricted investments
3,999

 
3,999

Deferred financing fees, net
32,747

 
38,677

Intangible assets, net
2,507,019

 
2,519,610

Goodwill
1,815,365

 
1,815,365

Related party long-term assets
41,258

 
44,954

Long-term deferred tax asset
1,089,440

 
1,219,256

Other long-term assets
11,146

 
12,878

Total assets
$
8,643,197

 
$
9,054,843

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
$
516,526

 
$
587,652

Accrued interest
65,008

 
33,954

Current portion of deferred revenue
1,516,608

 
1,474,138

Current portion of deferred credit on executory contracts
140,389

 
207,854

Current maturities of long-term debt
3,955

 
4,234

Related party current liabilities
12,647

 
6,756

Total current liabilities
2,255,133

 
2,314,588

Deferred revenue
162,461

 
159,501

Deferred credit on executory contracts
4,230

 
5,175

Long-term debt
2,175,270

 
2,222,080

Long-term related party debt
209,073

 
208,906

Related party long-term liabilities
18,272

 
18,966

Other long-term liabilities
81,377

 
86,062

Total liabilities
4,905,816

 
5,015,278

Commitments and contingencies (Note 15)

 

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
Preferred stock, par value $0.001; 50,000,000 authorized at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012:
 
 
 
Convertible perpetual preferred stock, series B-1 (liquidation preference of $0.001 per share); 0 and 6,250,100 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively

 
6

Common stock, par value $0.001; 9,000,000,000 shares authorized; 6,442,718,811 and 5,262,440,085 shares issued; 6,433,648,535 and 5,262,440,085 shares outstanding, at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
6,443

 
5,263

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
(52
)
 
120

Additional paid-in capital
9,946,701

 
10,345,566

Treasury stock, at cost; 9,070,276 and 0 shares of common stock at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
(27,923
)
 

Accumulated deficit
(6,187,788
)
 
(6,311,390
)
Total stockholders’ equity
3,737,381

 
4,039,565

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
8,643,197

 
$
9,054,843

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)

 
Convertible Perpetual
Preferred Stock,
Series B-1
 
Common Stock
 
 
 
 
 
Treasury Stock
 
 
 
 
(in thousands, except share data)
Shares
 
Amount
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
Balance at December 31, 2012
6,250,100

 
$
6

 
5,262,440,085

 
$
5,263

 
$
120

 
$
10,345,566

 

 
$

 
$
(6,311,390
)
 
$
4,039,565

Comprehensive income, net of tax

 
$

 

 
$

 
$
(172
)
 
$

 

 
$

 
$
123,602

 
$
123,430

Share-based payment expense

 
$

 

 
$

 
$

 
$
14,518

 

 
$

 
$

 
$
14,518

Exercise of options and vesting of restricted stock units

 
$

 
7,195,283

 
$
7

 
$

 
$
8,399

 

 
$

 
$

 
$
8,406

Conversion of preferred stock to common stock
(6,250,100
)
 
$
(6
)
 
1,293,509,076

 
$
1,293

 
$

 
$
(1,287
)
 

 
$

 
$

 
$

Conversion of Exchangeable Notes to common stock

 
$

 
27,687,850

 
$
28

 
$

 
$
45,069

 

 
$

 
$

 
$
45,097

Common stock repurchased

 
$

 

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
157,183,759

 
$
(493,635
)
 
$

 
$
(493,635
)
Common stock retired

 
$

 
(148,113,483
)
 
$
(148
)
 
$

 
$
(465,564
)
 
(148,113,483
)
 
$
465,712

 
$

 
$

Balance at March 31, 2013

 
$

 
6,442,718,811

 
$
6,443

 
$
(52
)
 
$
9,946,701

 
9,070,276

 
$
(27,923
)
 
$
(6,187,788
)
 
$
3,737,381

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)
2013
 
2012
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
123,602

 
$
107,774

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

Depreciation and amortization
67,018

 
66,117

Non-cash interest expense, net of amortization of premium
5,442

 
10,647

Provision for doubtful accounts
11,410

 
6,208

Amortization of deferred income related to equity method investment
(694
)
 
(694
)
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net

 
9,971

(Gain) loss on unconsolidated entity investments, net
(1,345
)
 
422

Dividend received from unconsolidated entity investment
9,674

 

Loss on disposal of assets
124

 

Share-based payment expense
14,518

 
14,951

Deferred income taxes
83,631

 
1,572

Other non-cash purchase price adjustments
(70,459
)
 
(73,956
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
(13,143
)
 
(12,838
)
Receivables from distributors
1,663

 
(11,220
)
Inventory
5,242

 
(80
)
Related party assets
26

 
8,347

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
(51,815
)
 
(65,753
)
Other long-term assets
1,730

 
8,256

Accounts payable and accrued expenses
(97,537
)
 
(96,859
)
Accrued interest
31,054

 
7,157

Deferred revenue
47,480

 
56,182

Related party liabilities
5,891

 
2,239

Other long-term liabilities
(4,597
)
 
1,505

Net cash provided by operating activities
168,915

 
39,948

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Additions to property and equipment
(26,434
)
 
(25,187
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(26,434
)
 
(25,187
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
10,946

 
22,765

Payment of premiums on redemption of debt

 
(6,602
)
Repayment of long-term borrowings
(1,933
)
 
(58,338
)
Common stock repurchased and retired
(465,712
)
 

Net cash used in financing activities
(456,699
)
 
(42,175
)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(314,218
)
 
(27,414
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
520,945

 
773,990

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
206,727

 
$
746,576

See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.








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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - (Continued)
(UNAUDITED)
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)
2013
 
2012
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash and Non-Cash Flow Information
 
 
 
Cash paid during the period for:
 
 
 
Interest, net of amounts capitalized
$
2,928

 
$
56,129

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

 

Conversion of Series B preferred stock to common stock
$
1,293

 
$

Treasury stock not yet retired
$
27,923

 
$

Conversion of 7% Exchangeable Notes to common stock, net of debt issuance and deferred financing costs
$
45,097

 
$


See accompanying notes to the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)


(1)
Business & Basis of Presentation
Business
We broadcast our music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services in the United States on a subscription fee basis through our two proprietary satellite radio systems. Subscribers can also receive music and other channels, plus new features such as SiriusXM On Demand and MySXM, over the Internet, including through applications for mobile devices. We have agreements with every major automaker (“OEMs”) to offer satellite radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment in their vehicles from which we acquire a majority of our subscribers. We also acquire subscribers through marketing campaigns to owners of factory-installed satellite radios that are not currently subscribing to our services. Additionally, we distribute our satellite radios through retail locations nationwide and through our website. Satellite radio services are also offered to customers of certain daily rental car companies.

Our primary source of revenue is subscription fees, with most of our customers subscribing on an annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly basis. We offer discounts for prepaid and long-term subscription plans, as well as discounts for multiple subscriptions. We also derive revenue from other subscription-related fees, the sale of advertising on select non-music channels, the direct sale of satellite radios, components and accessories, and other ancillary services, such as our Internet radio, Backseat TV, data, traffic, and weather services.

In certain cases, automakers and dealers include a subscription to our radio services in the sale or lease price of new or previously owned vehicles. The length of these trial subscriptions varies, but is typically three to twelve months. In many cases, we receive subscription payments for these trials from automakers in advance of the activation of our service. We also reimburse various automakers for certain costs associated with satellite radios installed in their vehicles.

Liberty Media Corporation beneficially owned as of March 31, 2013 , directly and indirectly, over 50% of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Liberty Media owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Live Nation Entertainment, Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and subsidiaries have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for interim financial reporting. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the financial statements presented in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.
Basis of Presentation
Certain amounts in our prior period consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to our current period presentation. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. In the opinion of management, all normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of our unaudited consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2013 and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 have been made.

Interim results are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for a full year. This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read together with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 , which was filed with the SEC on February 6, 2013.

We have evaluated events subsequent to the balance sheet date and prior to the filing of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and have determined that no events have occurred that would require adjustment to our unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and footnotes. Estimates, by their nature, are based on judgment and available information. Actual results could differ materially from those estimates.

Significant estimates inherent in the preparation of the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include asset impairment, depreciable lives of our satellites, share-based payment expense, and income taxes.

(2)
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The fair value for publicly traded instruments is determined using quoted market prices while the fair value for non-publicly traded instruments is based upon estimates from a market maker and brokerage firm. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , the carrying value of our debt was $2,388,298 and $2,435,220 , respectively; and the fair value approximated $2,974,112 and $3,055,076 , respectively. The carrying value of our investment in Sirius XM Canada was $35,561 and $37,983 as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively; and the fair value approximated $295,400 and $290,900 as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively.
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) of $(52) was primarily comprised of the cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments related to our interest in Sirius XM Canada. During the three months ended March 31, 2013 , we recorded a foreign currency translation adjustment of $(172) , which was recorded net of a tax benefit of $83 .
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-02, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income , to require an entity to provide information about the amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by component. An entity is required to present, either on the face of the statement where net income is presented or in the notes, significant amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income by the respective line items of net income if the amount reclassified is required under GAAP to be reclassified to net income in its entirety in the same reporting period. For other amounts that are not required to be reclassified in their entirety to net income, an entity is required to cross-reference to other disclosures required under GAAP that provide additional detail about those amounts. This standard is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2012 and is to be applied on a prospective basis. We adopted ASU 2013-02 and will disclose significant amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income as such transactions arise. ASU 2013-02 affects financial statement presentation only and has no impact on our results of unaudited consolidated financial statements.

(3)
Earnings per Share
We utilize the two-class method in calculating basic net income per common share, as our Series B Preferred Stock was considered to be participating securities. Basic net income per common share is calculated by dividing income available to common stockholders by the weighted average common shares outstanding during each reporting period. Diluted net income per common share adjusts the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the potential dilution that could occur if common stock equivalents (convertible debt, preferred stock, warrants, stock options and restricted stock units) were exercised or converted into common stock, calculated using the treasury stock method.
On January 18, 2013, Liberty Media converted its remaining 6,250,100 outstanding shares of the Series B Preferred Stock into 1,293,509,076 shares of common stock. Therefore, we had no participating securities as of March 31, 2013 and the converted shares were reflected in our basic net income per common share calculation.
Common stock equivalents of approximately 349,681,000 and 443,764,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per common share as the effect would have been anti-dilutive.

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands, except per share data)
2013
 
2012
Numerator:
 
 
 
Net income
$
123,602

  
$
107,774

Less:
 
 
 
Allocation of undistributed income to Series B Preferred Stock
(4,905
)
 
(43,876
)
Net income available to common stockholders for basic net income per common share
118,697

 
63,898

Add back:
 
 
 
Allocation of undistributed income to Series B Preferred Stock
4,905

 
43,876

Net income available to common stockholders for diluted net income per common share
$
123,602

 
$
107,774

Denominator:
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding for basic net income per common share
6,259,803

  
3,767,443

Weighted average impact of assumed Series B Preferred Stock conversion
258,702

 
2,586,977

Weighted average impact of other dilutive equity instruments
87,771

  
183,308

Weighted average shares for diluted net income per common share
6,606,276

  
6,537,728

Net income per common share:


 
 
Basic
$
0.02

  
$
0.02

Diluted
$
0.02

  
$
0.02


(4)
Accounts Receivable, net

Accounts receivable, net, are stated at amounts due from customers net of an allowance for doubtful accounts. Our allowance for doubtful accounts is based upon our assessment of various factors. We consider historical experience, the age of the receivable balances, current economic conditions and other factors that may affect the counterparty’s ability to pay. Bad debt is included in Customer service and billing expense in our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Accounts receivable, net, consists of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Gross accounts receivable
$
121,783

 
$
117,853

Allowance for doubtful accounts
(13,908
)
 
(11,711
)
Total accounts receivable, net
$
107,875

 
$
106,142


Receivables from distributors include billed and unbilled amounts due from OEMs for radio services included in the sale or lease price of vehicles, as well as billed amounts due from retailers. Receivables from distributors consist of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Billed
$
56,996

  
$
53,057

Unbilled
45,766

  
51,368

Total
$
102,762

  
$
104,425



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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

(5)
Inventory, net

Inventory consists of finished goods, refurbished goods, chip sets and other raw material components used in manufacturing radios. Inventory is stated at the lower of cost or market. We r ecord an estimated allowance for inventory that is considered slow moving, obsolete or whose carrying value is in excess of net realizable value. The provision related to products purchased for resale in our direct to consumer distribution channel and components held for resale by us is reported as a component of Cost of equipment in our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The provision related to inventory consumed in our OEM and retail distribution channel is reported as a component of Subscriber acquisition costs in our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

Inventory, net, consists of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Raw materials
$
16,582

 
$
17,717

Finished goods
20,694

 
23,779

Allowance for obsolescence
(17,181
)
 
(16,159
)
Total inventory, net
$
20,095

 
$
25,337


(6)
Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the estimated fair value of net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired in business combinations. Our annual impairment assessment is performed as of the fourth quarter of each year, and an assessment is performed at other times if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the asset below its carrying value. At the date of our annual assessment for 2012 and 2011, the fair value of our single reporting unit substantially exceeded its carrying value and therefore was not at risk of failing step one of ASC 350-20, Goodwill .

As of March 31, 2013 , there were no indicators of impairment, and no impairment loss was recorded for goodwill during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 . As of March 31, 2013 , the cumulative balance of goodwill impairment that had been recorded since the merger of our wholly owned subsidiary, Vernon Merger Corporation, with and into XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. in July 2008 (the "Merger") was $4,766,190 , which was recognized during the year ended December 31, 2008 .

(7)
Intangible Assets

As a result of the Merger, certain intangible assets formerly held by XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. were recorded at fair value. These intangible assets consist of the following:
 
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
Weighted Average
Useful Lives
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net Carrying
Value
 
Gross
Carrying
Value
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net Carrying
Value
Indefinite life intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FCC licenses
Indefinite
 
$
2,083,654

 
$

 
$
2,083,654

 
$
2,083,654

  
$

 
$
2,083,654

Trademark
Indefinite
 
250,000

 

 
250,000

 
250,000

  

 
250,000

Definite life intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subscriber relationships
9 years
 
380,000

 
(243,195
)
 
136,805

 
380,000

  
(233,317
)
 
146,683

Licensing agreements
9.1 years
 
78,489

 
(46,665
)
 
31,824

 
78,489

  
(44,161
)
 
34,328

Proprietary software
6 years
 
16,552

 
(12,932
)
 
3,620

 
16,552

  
(12,777
)
 
3,775

Developed technology
10 years
 
2,000

 
(933
)
 
1,067

 
2,000

  
(883
)
 
1,117

Leasehold interests
7.4 years
 
132

 
(83
)
 
49

 
132

  
(79
)
 
53

Total intangible assets
 
 
$
2,810,827

 
$
(303,808
)
 
$
2,507,019

 
$
2,810,827

  
$
(291,217
)
 
$
2,519,610



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Indefinite Life Intangible Assets
We have identified our FCC licenses and the XM trademark as indefinite life intangible assets after considering the expected use of the assets, the regulatory and economic environment within which they are used and the effects of obsolescence on their use.

We hold FCC licenses to operate our satellite digital audio radio service and provide ancillary services. The following table outlines the years in which each of our licenses expires:
FCC satellite licenses
 
Expiration year
SIRIUS FM-1
 
2017
SIRIUS FM-2
 
2017
SIRIUS FM-3
 
2017
SIRIUS FM-5
 
2017
SIRIUS FM-6 (1)
 

XM-1
 
2014
XM-2
 
2014
XM-3
 
2021
XM-4
 
2014
XM-5
 
2018
(1)
We hold an FCC license for our FM-6 satellite, which will expire eight years from when this satellite is launched and placed into operation.

Prior to expiration, we are required to apply for a renewal of our FCC licenses. The renewal and extension of our licenses is reasonably certain at minimal cost, which is expensed as incurred. Each of the FCC licenses authorizes us to use the broadcast spectrum, which is a renewable, reusable resource that does not deplete or exhaust over time.

In connection with the Merger, $250,000 of the purchase price was allocated to the XM trademark. As of March 31, 2013 , there were no legal, regulatory or contractual limitations associated with the XM trademark.

Our annual impairment assessment of our indefinite intangible assets is performed as of the fourth quarter of each year. An assessment is performed at other times if an event occurs or circumstances change that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of the asset below its carrying value. At the date of our annual assessment in 2012 and 2011, our impairment assessment of fair value of our indefinite intangible assets indicated that such assets substantially exceeded their carrying value. As of March 31, 2013 , there were no indicators of impairment, and no impairment loss was recorded for intangible assets with indefinite lives during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 .

Definite Life Intangible Assets
Subscriber relationships are amortized on an accelerated basis over 9 years , which reflects the estimated pattern in which the economic benefits will be consumed. Other definite life intangible assets include certain licensing agreements, which are amortized over a weighted average useful life of 9.1 years on a straight-line basis.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Amortization expense for all definite life intangible assets was $12,591 and $13,926 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. Expected amortization expense for the remaining period in 2013, each of the fiscal years 2014 through 2017 and for periods thereafter is as follows:
Year ending December 31,
  
Amount
2013
  
$
34,730

2014
  
38,852

2015
  
35,535

2016
  
32,521

2017
  
19,557

Thereafter
  
12,170

Total definite life intangible assets, net
  
$
173,365


(8)
Interest Costs

We capitalized a portion of the interest on funds borrowed as part of the cost of constructing our satellites and related launch vehicle. We are currently capitalizing the interest associated with our FM-6 satellite and will continue to do so until its launch. We also incur interest costs on all of our debt instruments and on our satellite incentive agreements. The following is a summary of our interest costs:
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Interest costs charged to expense
$
46,174

 
$
76,971

Interest costs capitalized
7,970

 
7,954

Total interest costs incurred
$
54,144

 
$
84,925


Included in interest costs incurred is non-cash interest expense, consisting of amortization related to original issue discounts, premiums and deferred financing f ees of $5,442 a nd $10,647 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

(9)
Property and Equipment

Property and equipment, net, consists of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Satellite system
$
1,943,537

 
$
1,943,537

Terrestrial repeater network
112,532

 
112,482

Leasehold improvements
45,051

 
44,938

Broadcast studio equipment
56,478

 
55,823

Capitalized software and hardware
251,480

 
232,753

Satellite telemetry, tracking and control facilities
62,608

 
62,734

Furniture, fixtures, equipment and other
64,447

 
76,028

Land
38,411

 
38,411

Building
57,850

 
57,816

Construction in progress
422,195

 
417,124

Total property and equipment
3,054,589

 
3,041,646

Accumulated depreciation and amortization
(1,511,619
)
 
(1,469,724
)
Property and equipment, net
$
1,542,970

 
$
1,571,922



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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Construction in progress consists of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Satellite system
$
384,989

  
$
376,825

Terrestrial repeater network
19,764

  
17,224

Other
17,442

  
23,075

Construction in progress
$
422,195

  
$
417,124


Depreciation expense on property and equipment was $54,427 and $52,191 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

We retired equipment of $12,656 during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and recognized a loss on disposal of assets of $124 .

Satellites
We currently own a fleet of nine orbiting satellites. The chart below provides certain information on these satellites:
Satellite Designation
 
Year Delivered
 
Estimated End of
Depreciable Life
FM-1
 
2000
 
2013
FM-2
 
2000
 
2013
FM-3
 
2000
 
2015
FM-5
 
2009
 
2024
XM-1*
 
2001
 
2013
XM-2*
 
2001
 
2013
XM-3
 
2005
 
2020
XM-4
 
2006
 
2021
XM-5
 
2010
 
2025
* Satellite was fully depreciated as of March 31, 2013 .

We own four orbiting satellites for use in the Sirius system. We own five orbiting satellites for use in the XM system. Four of these satellites were manufactured by Boeing Satellite Systems International and five were manufactured by Space Systems/Loral.

During the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , we capitalized expenditures, including interest, of $8,164 and $8,665 , respectively, related to the construction of our FM-6 satellite and related launch vehicle.

(10)
Related Party Transactions

We had the following related party balances at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 :
 
Related party current assets
 
Related party long-term assets
 
Related party current liabilities
 
Related party long-term liabilities
 
Related party long-term debt
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
 
March 31, 2013
 
December 31, 2012
Liberty Media
$

  
$

  
$
675

  
$
757

  
$
8,408

 
$
3,980

  
$

  
$

  
$
209,073

  
$
208,906

Sirius XM Canada
8,255

  
13,167

  
40,583

  
44,197

  
4,239

 
2,776

  
18,272

  
18,966

  

  

Total
$
8,255

  
$
13,167

  
$
41,258

  
$
44,954

  
$
12,647

 
$
6,756

  
$
18,272

  
$
18,966

  
$
209,073

  
$
208,906



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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Liberty Media

In F ebruary and March 2009, we entered into several transactions to borrow up to $530,000 from Liberty Media Corporation and its affiliates. All of these loans were repaid in 2009.

As part of the transactions with Liberty Media, in February 2009, we entered into an investment agreement (the “Investment Agreement”) with Liberty Radio, LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media. Pursuant to the Investment Agreement, we issued to Liberty Radio, LLC 12,500,000  shares of our Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B-1 (the “Series B Preferred Stock”) with a liquidation preference of $0.001 per share in partial consideration for the loan investments. The Series B Preferred Stock was convertible into approximately 40% of our outstanding shares of common stock (after giving effect to such conversion).

In September 2012, Liberty Radio, LLC converted 6,249,900 shares of the Series B Preferred Stock into 1,293,467,684 shares of our common stock. In January 2013, the Federal Communications Commission granted Liberty Media approval to acquire de jure control of us and Liberty Radio, LLC converted its remaining Series B Preferred Stock into 1,293,509,076 shares of our common stock. In addition, Liberty Media, indirectly through its subsidiaries, purchased an additional 50,000,000 shares of our common stock. As a result of these conversions of Series B Preferred Stock and additional purchases of shares of our common stock, Liberty Media beneficially owned, directly and indirectly, over 50% of our outstanding common stock as of March 31, 2013 .

Five current Liberty Media executives are members of our board of directors, and Liberty Media has designated three additional members of our board of directors. Gregory B. Maffei, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media, is the Chairman of our board of directors.

Liberty Media has advised us that as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively, it also owned the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
8.75% Senior Notes due 2015
$
150,000

  
$
150,000

7% Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014
11,000

  
11,000

7.625% Senior Notes due 2018
50,000

  
50,000

Total principal debt
211,000

  
211,000

Less: discounts
1,927

  
2,094

Total carrying value of debt
$
209,073

  
$
208,906


As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , we recorded $8,408 and $3,980 , respectively, related to accrued interest with Liberty Media to Related party current liabilities. We recognized Interest expense associated with debt held by Liberty Media of $4,677 and $8,994 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Sirius XM Canada
In January 2013, Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the parent company of Sirius XM Canada, changed its name to Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. We own approximately 46,700,000 Class A shares on a converted basis of Sirius XM Canada representing a 37.9% equity interest and a 25.0% voting interest.

We had the following Related party current asset balances attributable to Sirius XM Canada at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 :
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Deferred programming costs and accrued interest
$
4,025


$
4,350

Dividends receivable


6,176

Chip set and other services reimbursement
4,230


2,641

Total
$
8,255

  
$
13,167


We provide Sirius XM Canada with chip sets and other services and we are reimbursed for these costs.

Related party long-term asset balances attributable to Sirius XM Canada consisted of the following:    
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Non-interest bearing note, principal
$
396


$
404

Fair value of host contract of debenture
3,724


3,877

Fair value of embedded derivative of debenture
49


9

Investment balance *
35,561


37,983

Deferred programming costs and accrued interest
853


1,924

Total
$
40,583

  
$
44,197

* The investment balance includes equity method goodwill and intangible assets of $27,252 and $27,615 as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively.

We hold a non-interest bearing note issued by Sirius XM Canada Holdings Inc. We also hold an investment in Cdn $4,000 face value of 8% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures issued by Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., for which the embedded conversion feature is bifurcated from the host contract. The host contract is accounted for at fair value as an available-for-sale security with changes in fair value recorded to Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax. The embedded conversion feature is accounted for at fair value as a derivative with changes in fair value recorded in earnings as Interest and investment income (loss).

Our interest in Sirius XM Canada is accounted for under the equity method. The excess of the cost of our ownership interest in the equity of Sirius XM Canada over our share of the net assets is recognized as goodwill and intangible assets and is included in the carrying amount of our investment. Equity method goodwill is not amortized. We periodically evaluate this investment to determine if there has been an other than temporary decline below carrying value. Equity method intangible assets are amortized over their respective useful lives, which is recorded in Interest and investment income (loss).

As of December 31, 2012 , we recorded a receivable of $6,176 for the remaining balance of the dividends due from Sirius XM Canada which was received in January 2013. In January 2013, Sirius XM Canada declared a quarterly cash dividend of Cdn $0.0825 per Class A shares of stock and Cdn $0.0275 per Class B shares of stock for shareholders of record on January 25, 2013. We received $3,752 of the quarterly dividends which was recorded as a reduction of our investment balance in Sirius XM Canada.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Related party liabilities attributable to Sirius XM Canada consisted of the following:
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
Deferred revenue for NHL licensing fees
$
1,463

 
$

Carrying value of deferred revenue for NHL games
21,048

 
21,742

Total
$
22,511

  
$
21,742


In 2005, XM entered into agreements to provide XM Canada, now Sirius XM Canada, with the right to offer XM satellite radio service in Canada. The agreements have an initial ten year term and Sirius XM Canada has the unilateral option to extend the agreements for an additional five year term. We receive a 15% royalty for all subscriber fees earned by XM Canada each month for its basic service and an activation fee for each gross activation of an XM Canada subscriber on XM’s system. Sirius XM Canada is obligated to pay us a total of $70,300 for the rights to broadcast and market National Hockey League (“NHL”) games for a ten year term. We recognize these payments on a gross basis as a principal obligor pursuant to the provisions of ASC 605, Revenue Recognition . The estimated fair value of deferred revenue from XM Canada as of the Merger date was approximately $34,000 , which is amortized on a straight-line basis through 2020, the end of the expected term of the agreements.

We recorded the following revenue from Sirius XM Canada as Other revenue in our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income:
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013
 
2012
Royalty income
$
8,469

 
$
7,465

Amortization of Sirius XM Canada deferred income
694

 
694

Licensing fee revenue
1,171

 
1,500

Advertising and other reimbursements
415

 
417

Total revenue from Sirius XM Canada
$
10,749

 
$
10,076


Our share of net earnings or losses of Sirius XM Canada are recorded to Interest and investment income (loss) in our unaudited consolidated statements of comprehensive income on a one month lag. Our share of Sirius XM Canada’s net income (loss) was $1,708 and $(1,645) for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. We recorded amortization expense related to the equity method intangible assets of $363 and $(173) for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

(11)    Investments

Long Term Restricted Investments
Restricted investments relate to reimbursement obligations under letters of credit issued for the benefit of lessors of our office space. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , our Long-term restricted investments were $3,999 .



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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

(12)    Debt

Our debt consists of the following:
 
Conversion
Price
(per share)
 
March 31,
2013
 
December 31,
2012
8.75% Senior Notes due 2015
N/A

 
$
800,000

 
$
800,000

Less: discount
 
 
(6,342
)
 
(7,056
)
7% Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014
$
1.841

 
502,370

 
550,000

Less: discount
 
 
(3,307
)
 
(4,112
)
7.625% Senior Notes due 2018
N/A

 
700,000

 
700,000

Less: discount
 
 
(9,319
)
 
(9,647
)
  5.25% Senior Notes due 2022
N/A

 
400,000

 
400,000

            Less: discount
 
 
(5,710
)
 
(5,826
)
Other debt:
 
 
 
 
 
Capital leases
N/A

 
10,606

 
11,861

Total debt
 
 
2,388,298

 
2,435,220

Less: total current maturities non-related party
 
 
3,955

 
4,234

Total long-term
 
 
2,384,343

 
2,430,986

Less: related party
 
 
209,073

 
208,906

Total long-term, excluding related party
 
 
$
2,175,270

 
$
2,222,080


8.75% Senior Notes due 2015
In March 2010, we issued $800,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.75% Senior Notes due 2015 (the “ 8.75% Notes”). Interest is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year at a rate of 8.75%  per annum. The 8.75% Notes mature on April 1, 2015 . The 8.75% Notes were issued for $786,000 , resulting in an aggregate original issuance discount of $14,000 . Substantially all of our domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries guarantee our obligations under the 8.75% Notes on a senior unsecured basis.
  
7% Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014
In August 2008, we issued $550,000 aggregate principal amount of 7% Exchangeable Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 (the “Exchangeable Notes”). The Exchangeable Notes are senior subordinated obligations and rank junior in right of payment to our existing and future senior debt and equally in right of payment with our existing and future senior subordinated debt. Substantially all of our domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries have guaranteed the Exchangeable Notes on a senior subordinated basis.

The Exchangeable Notes are exchangeable at any time at the option of the holder into shares of our common stock at an exchange rate of 543.1372 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Exchangeable Notes, which is equivalent to an approximate exchange price of $1.841 per share of common stock. Interest is payable semi-annually in arrears on June 1 and December 1 of each year at a rate of 7%  per annum. The Exchangeable Notes mature on December 1, 2014 . As a result of Liberty Media's acquisition of our common stock on January 17, 2013, a fundamental change occurred under the indenture governing the Exchangeable Notes. In accordance with the indenture, on February 1, 2013, we made an offer to each holder of the Exchangeable Notes to: (i) repurchase his or her Exchangeable Notes at a purchase price in cash equal to $1,000 per $1,000 principal amount of the Exchangeable Notes (plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding March 1, 2013); (ii) exchange his or her Exchangeable Notes for our common stock, at an exchange rate of 581.3112 shares per $1,000 principal amount of Notes, or (iii) retain his or her Exchangeable Notes pursuant to their terms through maturity on December 1, 2014, or otherwise transfer or exchange them in the ordinary course. Following the expiration of this offer, the exchange rate for the Exchangeable Notes reverted to 543.1372 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of Exchangeable Notes.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

In connection with this offer, $47,630 in principal amount of the Exchangeable Notes were converted resulting in the issuance of 27,687,850 shares of common stock during the three months ended March 31, 2013 . As a result of this conversion, we retired $47,630 in principal amount of the Exchangeable Notes and recognized a proportionate share of unamortized discount and deferred financing fees of $2,533 to Additional paid-in capital. No loss was recognized as a result of the exchange. As of March 31, 2013 , $502,370 aggregate principal amount of the Exchangeable Notes remain outstanding.

During the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , the common stock reserved for conversion in connection with the Exchangeable Notes was considered to be anti-dilutive in our calculation of diluted net income per share.

7.625% Senior Notes due 2018
In October 2010, we issued $700,000 aggregate principal amount of 7.625% Senior Notes due 2018 (the “ 7.625% Notes”). Interest is payable semi-annually in arrears on May 1 and November 1 of each year at a rate of 7.625%  per annum. The 7.625% Notes mature on November 1, 2018 . Substantially all of our domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries guarantee our obligations under the 7.625% Notes.

5.25% Senior Notes due 2022
In August 2012, we issued $400,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “ 5.25% Notes”). Interest is payable semi-annually in arrears on February 15 and August 15 of each year at a rate of 5.25%  per annum. The 5.25% Notes mature on August 15, 2022 . Substantially all of our domestic wholly-owned subsidiaries guarantee our obligations under the 5.25% Notes.

Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility
In December 2012, we entered into a five -year Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (the "Credit Facility") with a syndicate of financial institutions for $1,250,000 . Our obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by certain of our material domestic subsidiaries and are secured by a lien on substantially all of our assets and the assets of our material domestic subsidiaries. Borrowings under the Credit Facility will be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including dividends, financing of acquisitions and share repurchases. Interest on borrowings is payable on a quarterly basis and accrues at a rate based on LIBOR plus an applicable rate. We are also required to pay a variable fee on the average daily unused portion of the Credit Facility which is currently 0.30% per annum and is payable on a quarterly basis. The Credit Facility contains customary covenants, including a maintenance covenant, and events of default. The Credit Facility contains incremental facilities which would allow us to increase or obtain new commitments and/or incur new term loans, subject to the terms of the Credit Facility.

As of March 31, 2013 , we had not drawn on the Credit Facility.

Retired Debt

9.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2015
In March 2012, we purchased $32,572 of our then outstanding 9.75% Senior Secured Notes (the " 9.75% Notes"), $9,500 of which was settled in April 2012. The aggregate purchase price for these 9.75% Notes was $35,565 inclusive of accrued interest. We recognized an aggregate loss on the extinguishment of these 9.75% Notes of $3,778 , consisting primarily of unamortized discount, deferred financing fees and repayment premium, to Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net, during the three months ended March 31, 2012 . The remainder of the 9.75% Notes was repurchased in 2012.

13% Senior Notes due 2013
In March 2012, we purchased $34,254 of our then outstanding 13% Senior Notes due 2013 (the " 13% Notes"). The aggregate purchase price for these 13% Notes was $39,610 inclusive of accrued interest. We recognized an aggregate loss on the extinguishment of these 13% Notes of $6,193 , consisting primarily of unamortized discount, deferred financing fees and repayment premium, to Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net, for the three months ended March 31, 2012 . The remainder of the 13% Notes was repurchased in 2012.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Covenants and Restrictions
Our debt generally requires compliance with certain covenants that restrict our ability to, among other things, (i) incur additional indebtedness unless our consolidated leverage would be no greater than 5.0 times consolidated operating cash flow after the incurrence of the indebtedness, (ii) incur liens, (iii) pay dividends or make certain other restricted payments, investments or acquisitions, (iv) enter into certain transactions with affiliates, (v) merge or consolidate with another person, (vi) sell, assign, lease or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of our assets, and (vii) make voluntary prepayments of certain debt, in each case subject to exceptions. In addition, under the Credit Facility, we also must comply with a maintenance covenant that we not exceed a total leverage ratio, calculated as total consolidated debt to consolidated operating cash flow, of 5.0 to 1.0 .

Under our debt agreements, the following generally constitute an event of default: (i) a default in the payment of interest; (ii) a default in the payment of principal; (iii) failure to comply with covenants; (iv) failure to pay other indebtedness after final maturity or acceleration of other indebtedness exceeding a specified amount; (v) certain events of bankruptcy; (vi) a judgment for payment of money exceeding a specified aggregate amount; and (vii) voidance of subsidiary guarantees, subject to grace periods where applicable. If an event of default occurs and is continuing, our debt could become immediately due and payable.

At March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , we were in compliance with our debt covenants.

(13)
Stockholders’ Equity

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
We were authorized to issue up to 9,000,000,000 shares of common stock as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 . There were 6,442,718,811 and 5,262,440,085 shares of common stock issued and 6,433,648,535 and 5,262,440,085 shares outstanding as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively.

As of March 31, 2013 , approximately 556,764,000 shares of common stock were reserved for issuance in connection with outstanding convertible debt, warrants, incentive stock awards and common stock to be granted to third parties upon satisfaction of performance targets.

Stock Repurchase Program
In December 2012, our board of directors approved a $2,000,000 common stock repurchase program. Shares of common stock may be purchased from time to time on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.

From January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 , we repurchased 157,183,759 shares of common stock for $493,635 , including fees and commissions, on the open market. Liberty Media did not participate in the common stock repurchases.

Common stock repurchases are retired upon settlement. As of March 31, 2013 , $27,923 of common stock repurchases had not settled and was recorded as Treasury stock within our unaudited consolidated balance sheets and consolidated statements of stockholders' equity. As of March 31, 2013 , $1,506,365 remained available for the purchase of common stock under the stock repurchase program.

Share Lending Arrangements
To facilitate the offering of the Exchangeable Notes, we entered into share lending agreements with Morgan Stanley Capital Services Inc. and UBS AG London Branch in July 2008. All loaned shares were returned to us as of October 2011 and the share lending agreements were terminated.

We recorded interest expense related to the amortization of the costs associated with the share lending arrangement and other issuance costs for our Exchangeable Notes of $3,209 and $2,982 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively. As of March 31, 2013 , the unamortized balance of the debt issuance costs was $22,238 , with $21,751 recorded in Deferred financing fees, net, and $487 recorded in Long-term related party assets. A portion of the unamortized debt issuance costs was recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2013 in connection with the conversion of the Exchangeable Notes.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

As of December 31, 2012 , the unamortized balance of the debt issuance costs was $27,652 , with $27,099 recorded in Deferred financing fees, net, and $553 recorded in Long-term related party assets. These costs will continue to be amortized until the debt is terminated.
 
Preferred Stock, par value $0.001 per share
We were authorized to issue up to 50,000,000 shares of undesignated preferred stock as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , respectively.

There were 6,250,100 shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 held by Liberty Media. In January 2013, Liberty Media converted its remaining shares of the Series B Preferred Stock into 1,293,509,076 shares of our common stock.

Warrants
We have issued warrants to purchase shares of our common stock in connection with distribution, programming and satellite purchase agreements. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , approximately 18,455,000 warrants to acquire an equal number of shares of common stock were outstanding and fully vested. Warrants were included in our calculation of diluted net income per common share as the effect was dilutive for the three months ended March 31, 2013 . They were excluded from the calculation for the three months ended March 31, 2012 as the effect would have been anti-dilutive. The warrants expire at various times through 2015. At March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , the weighted average exercise price of outstanding warrants was $2.55 per share. We did not incur warrant related expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 .

(14)
Benefit Plans

We recognized share-based payment expense of $14,518 and $14,951 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

2009 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan
In May 2009, our stockholders approved the Sirius XM Radio Inc. 2009 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan (the “2009 Plan”). Employees, consultants and members of our board of directors are eligible to receive awards under the 2009 Plan. The 2009 Plan provides for the grant of stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units and other stock-based awards that the compensation committee of our board of directors may deem appropriate. Vesting and other terms of stock-based awards are set forth in the agreements with the individuals receiving the awards. Stock-based awards granted under the 2009 Plan are generally subject to a vesting requirement. Stock-based awards generally expire ten years from the date of grant. Each restricted stock unit entitles the holder to receive one share of common stock upon vesting. As of March 31, 2013 , approximately 144,184,000 shares of common stock were available for future grants under the 2009 Plan.

Other Plans
We maintain four other share-based benefit plans — the XM 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, the Amended and Restated Sirius Satellite Radio 2003 Long-Term Stock Incentive Plan, the XM 1998 Shares Award Plan and the XM Talent Option Plan. No further awards may be made under these plans.

The following table summarizes the weighted-average assumptions used to compute the fair value of options granted to employees and members of our board of directors:
 
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2012
Risk-free interest rate
0.8%
Expected life of options — years
5.34
Expected stock price volatility
57%
Expected dividend yield
0%


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

There were no options granted to employees during the three months ended March 31, 2013 . There were no options granted to third parties or members of our board of directors during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 . We do not intend to pay regular dividends on our common stock. Accordingly, the dividend yield percentage used in the Black-Scholes-Merton option value is zero for all periods.

The following table summarizes stock option activity under our share-based payment plans for the three months ended March 31, 2013 (options in thousands):
 
Options
 
Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price (1)
 
Weighted-Average
Remaining
Contractual Term
(Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
Outstanding as of December 31, 2012
274,512

 
$
1.92

 
 
 
 
Granted

 
$

 
 
 
 
Exercised
(7,004
)
 
$
1.21

 
 
 
 
Forfeited, cancelled or expired
(2,292
)
 
$
1.45

 
 
 
 
Outstanding as of March 31, 2013
265,216

 
$
1.95

 
7.08
 
$
349,605

Exercisable as of March 31, 2013
89,702

 
$
2.57

 
4.99
 
$
95,086

(1)
The weighted-average exercise price for options outstanding as of December 28, 2012 were adjusted in 2012 to reflect the reduction to the exercise price related to the December 28, 2012 special cash dividend.

The weighted average grant date fair value of options granted during the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $1.02 . The total intrinsic value of stock options exercised during the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $13,616 .

We recognized share-based payment expense associated with stock options of $14,518 and $13,643 for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 , respectively.

The following table summarizes the nonvested restricted stock unit activity under our share-based payment plans for the three months ended March 31, 2013 (shares in thousands):
 
Shares
 
Grant Date Fair Value
Nonvested as of December 31, 2012
429

 
$
3.25

Granted

 
$

Vested restricted stock units
(192
)
 
$
3.27

Forfeited

 
$

Nonvested as of March 31, 2013
237

 
$
3.23


The outstanding nonvested restricted stock units represent awards issued to members of the board of directors as part of our prior director compensation program. The restricted stock units held by two former members of our board of directors vested in January 2013 upon their resignation as members of our board of directors. The remaining nonvested shares will vest on the first anniversary of the date the applicable person ceased to be a director. The total intrinsic value of restricted stock units that vested during the three months ended March 31, 2013 was $605 .

We did not recognize any share-based payment expense associated with restricted stock units during the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012 .
 
Total unrecognized compensation costs related to unvested share-based payment awards for stock options and restricted stock units and shares granted to employees and members of our board of directors at March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 , net of estimated forfeitures, were $114,074 and $129,010 , respectively. The total unrecognized compensation costs at March 31, 2013 are expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of three years.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

401(k) Savings Plan

We sponsor the Sirius XM Radio 401(k) Savings Plan (the “Sirius XM Plan”) for eligible employees.

The Sirius XM Plan allows eligible employees to voluntarily contribute from 1% to 50% of their pre-tax eligible earnings, subject to certain defined limits. We match 50% of an employee’s voluntary contributions, up to 6% of an employee’s pre-tax salary in cash which is used to purchase shares of our common stock on the open market. During the three months ended March 31, 2013 , we contributed approximately $1,419 to the Sirius XM Plan in fulfillment of our matching obligation. For the three months ended March 31, 2012 , employer matching contributions were made in the form of shares of our common stock. Employer matching contributions under the Sirius XM Plan vest at a rate of 33.33% for each year of employment and are fully vested after three years of employment for all current and future contributions. Share-based payment expense resulting from the matching contribution to the Sirius XM Plan for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $1,308 .

(15)
Commitments and Contingencies

The following table summarizes our expected contractual cash commitments as of March 31, 2013 :
 
2013
 
2014
 
2015
 
2016
 
2017
 
Thereafter
 
Total
Long-term debt obligations
$
3,121

 
$
505,776

 
$
803,355

 
$
724

 
$

 
$
1,100,000

 
$
2,412,976

Cash interest payments
173,023

 
183,584

 
113,285

 
78,193

 
78,865

 
158,375

 
785,325

Satellite and transmission
64,487

 
27,658

 
13,874

 
4,336

 
3,484

 
20,334

 
134,173

Programming and content
114,361

 
194,615

 
180,121

 
29,038

 
12,500

 

 
530,635

Marketing and distribution
11,846

 
13,793

 
7,400

 
4,013

 
568

 
381

 
38,001

Satellite incentive payments
6,730

 
12,377

 
11,478

 
12,311

 
13,259

 
69,066

 
125,221

Operating lease obligations
28,873

 
33,233

 
36,202

 
26,468

 
20,291

 
207,943

 
353,010

Other
44,968

 
22,940

 
3,806

 
1,044

 
278

 
23

 
73,059

Total (1)
$
447,409

 
$
993,976

 
$
1,169,521

 
$
156,127

 
$
129,245

 
$
1,556,122

 
$
4,452,400


(1)
The table does not include our reserve for uncertain tax positions, which at March 31, 2013 totaled $1,446 , as the specific timing of any cash payments cannot be projected with reasonable certainty.

Long-term debt obligations.     Long-term debt obligations include principal payments on outstanding debt and capital lease obligations.

Cash interest payments.     Cash interest payments include interest due on outstanding debt and capital lease payments through maturity.

Satellite and transmission.     We have entered into agreements with third parties to operate and maintain the off-site satellite telemetry, tracking and control facilities and certain components of our terrestrial repeater networks. We have also entered into various agreements to design and construct a satellite and related launch vehicle for use in our systems.

Programming and content.     We have entered into various programming agreements. Under the terms of these agreements, our obligations include fixed payments, advertising commitments and revenue sharing arrangements.

Marketing and distribution.     We have entered into various marketing, sponsorship and distribution agreements to promote our brand and are obligated to make payments to sponsors, retailers, automakers and radio manufacturers under these agreements. Certain programming and content agreements also require us to purchase advertising on properties owned or controlled by the licensors. We also reimburse automakers for certain engineering and development costs associated with the incorporation of satellite radios into vehicles they manufacture. In addition, in the event certain new products are not shipped by a distributor to its customers within 90 days of the distributor’s receipt of goods, we have agreed to purchase and take title to the product.
 
Satellite incentive payments.     Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc., the manufacturer of four of XM’s in-orbit satellites, may be entitled to future in-orbit performance payments with respect to two of XM’s satellites. As of March 31, 2013 ,

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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

we have accrued $27,613 related to contingent in-orbit performance payments for our XM-3 and XM-4 satellites based on expected operating performance over their fifteen -year design life. Boeing may also be entitled to an additional $10,000 if our XM-4 satellite continues to operate above baseline specifications during the five years beyond the satellite’s fifteen -year design life.

Space Systems/Loral, a manufacturer of our in-orbit satellites, may be entitled to future in-orbit performance payments. As of March 31, 2013 , we have accrued $8,120 and $21,820 related to contingent performance payments for our FM-5 and XM-5 satellites, respectively, based on their expected operating performance over their fifteen -year design life.

Operating lease obligations.     We have entered into both cancelable and non-cancelable operating leases for office space, equipment and terrestrial repeaters. These leases provide for minimum lease payments, additional operating expense charges, leasehold improvements and rent escalations that have initial terms ranging from one to fifteen years, and certain leases that have options to renew. The effect of the rent holidays and rent concessions are recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term, including reasonably assured renewal periods.

Other.     We have entered into various agreements with third parties for general operating purposes. In addition to the minimum contractual cash commitments described above, we have entered into agreements with other variable cost arrangements. These future costs are dependent upon many factors, including subscriber growth, and are difficult to anticipate; however, these costs may be substantial. We may enter into additional programming, distribution, marketing and other agreements that contain similar variable cost provisions.

We do not have any other significant off-balance sheet financing arrangements that are reasonably likely to have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.

Legal Proceedings
In the ordinary course of business, we are a defendant or party to various claims and lawsuits, including those discussed below. These claims are at various stages of arbitration or adjudication.
State Consumer Investigations . A Multistate Working Group of 32 State Attorneys General, led by the Attorney General of the State of Ohio, is investigating certain of our consumer practices. The investigation focuses on practices relating to the cancellation of subscriptions; automatic renewal of subscriptions; charging, billing, collecting, and refunding or crediting of payments from consumers; and soliciting customers.
A separate investigation into our consumer practices is being conducted by the Attorneys General of the State of Florida and the State of New York. We are cooperating with these investigations and believe our consumer practices comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
One Twelve, Inc. and Don Buchwald v. Sirius XM Radio Inc. In March 2011, One Twelve, Inc., Howard Stern's production company, and Don Buchwald, Stern's agent, commenced an action against us in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. The action alleged that, upon the Merger, we failed to honor our obligations under the performance-based compensation provisions of our prior agreement dated October 2004 with One Twelve and Buchwald, as agent; One Twelve and Buchwald each assert a claim of breach of contract. In April 2012, the Court granted our motion for summary judgment and dismissed with prejudice the suit. The Court found the agreement unambiguous. One Twelve and Buchwald appealed this decision and, in April 2013, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, affirmed the decision of the trial court granting summary judgment and dismissing the complaint.
Other Matters . In the ordinary course of business, we are a defendant in various other lawsuits and arbitration proceedings, including derivative actions; actions filed by subscribers, both on behalf of themselves and on a class action basis; former employees; parties to contracts or leases; and owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property. None of these other actions are, in our opinion, likely to have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.


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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - Continued
(UNAUDITED)
(Dollar amounts in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

(16)    Income Taxes

Income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and March 31, 2012 was $79,040 and $2,802 , respectively.

For the three months ended March 31, 2013 , we estimate our annual effective tax rate to be 38.5% . For the three months ended March 31, 2012 , we did not have any federal income tax expense as it was offset by a corresponding release of the valuation allowances related to deferred tax assets. Income tax expense of $2,802 principally related to foreign withholding taxes.

We released significantly all of our deferred tax valuation allowance in 2012. As of March 31, 2013, there remains a valuation allowance related to deferred tax assets of $9,835 that are not likely to be realized due to certain state net operating loss limitations.

The increased ownership in us by Liberty Media to over 50% of our outstanding common stock did not create a change of control under Internal Revenue Code 382.

ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

(All dollar amounts referenced in this Item 2 are in thousands, unless otherwise stated)

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The following cautionary statements identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements made in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in other reports and documents published by us from time to time. Any statements about our beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, assumptions, future events or performance are not historical facts and may be forward-looking. These statements are often, but not always, made through the use of words or phrases such as “will likely result,” “are expected to,” “will continue,” “is anticipated,” “estimated,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection” and “outlook.” Any forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed throughout this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and in other reports and documents published by us from time to time, particularly the risk factors described under “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results or Operations” herein and in Part II, Item 7 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 .

Among the significant factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are:

we face substantial competition and that competition is likely to increase over time;
our business depends in large part upon automakers;
general economic conditions can affect our business;
failure of our satellites would significantly damage our business;
our ability to attract and retain subscribers at a profitable level in the future is uncertain;
royalties for music rights have increased and may continue to do so in the future;
our business could be adversely affected if we fail to attract and retain qualified executive officers;
the unfavorable outcome of pending or future litigation could have a material adverse effect;
rapid technological and industry changes could adversely impact our services;
failure of third parties to perform could adversely affect our business;
changes in consumer protection laws and their enforcement could damage our business;
failure to comply with FCC requirements could damage our business;
other existing or future government laws and regulations could harm our business;
interruption or failure of our information technology and communication systems could negatively impact our results and brand;

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if we fail to protect the security of personal information about our customers, we could be subject to costly government enforcement actions or private litigation and our reputation could suffer;
we may from time to time modify our business plan, and these changes could adversely affect us and our financial condition;
our indebtedness could adversely affect our operations and could limit our ability to react to changes in the economy or our industry;
our broadcast studios, terrestrial repeater networks, satellite uplink facilities or other ground facilities could be damaged by natural catastrophes or terrorist activities;
our principal stockholder has significant influence over our management and over actions requiring stockholder approval and its interests may differ from the interests of other holders of common stock;
we are a "controlled company" within the meaning of the NASDAQ listing rules and, as a result, qualify for, and rely on, exemptions from certain corporate governance requirements; and
our business may be impaired by third-party intellectual property rights.

Because the risk factors referred to above could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf, you should not place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. In addition, any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made, to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or otherwise. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict which will arise or to assess with any precision the impact of each factor on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements.


Executive Summary

We broadcast our music, sports, entertainment, comedy, talk, news, traffic and weather channels, as well as infotainment services in the United States on a subscription fee basis through our two proprietary satellite radio systems. Subscribers can also receive our music and other channels, plus new features such as SiriusXM On Demand and MySXM, over the Internet, including through applications for mobile devices.

We have agreements with every major automaker (“OEMs”) to offer satellite radios as factory or dealer-installed equipment in their vehicles from which we acquire a majority of our subscribers. We also acquire subscribers through marketing campaigns to owners of factory-installed satellite radios that are not currently subscribing to our services. Additionally, we distribute our satellite radios through retail locations nationwide and through our website. Satellite radio services are also offered to customers of certain daily rental car companies.

As of March 31, 2013 , we had 24,353,226 subscribers of which 19,874,660 were self-pay subscribers and 4,478,566 were paid promotional subscribers. Our subscriber totals include subscribers under our regular pricing plans; discounted pricing plans; subscribers that have prepaid, including payments either made or due from automakers for subscriptions included in the sale or lease price of a vehicle; certain radios activated for daily rental fleet programs; subscribers to our Internet services who do not also have satellite radio subscriptions; and certain subscribers to our weather, traffic, data and Backseat TV services.

Our primary source of revenue is subscription fees, with most of our customers subscribing on an annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly basis. We offer discounts for prepaid and long-term subscription plans, as well as discounts for multiple subscriptions. We also derive revenue from other subscription-related fees, the sale of advertising on select non-music channels, the direct sale of satellite radios, components and accessories, and other ancillary services, such as our Internet radio, Backseat TV, data, traffic, and weather services.

In certain cases, automakers and dealers include a subscription to our radio services in the sale or lease price of new vehicles or previously owned vehicles. The length of these trial subscriptions varies, but is typically three to twelve months. In many cases, we receive subscription payments for these trials from automakers in advance of the activation of our service. We also reimburse various automakers for certain costs associated with satellite radios installed in their vehicles.

Liberty Media Corporation beneficially owned as of March 31, 2013 , directly and indirectly, over 50% of the outstanding shares of our common stock. Liberty Media owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Live Nation Entertainment, Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom.

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We also have an equity interest in Sirius XM Canada which offers satellite radio services in Canada. Subscribers to the Sirius XM Canada service are not included in our subscriber count.

We have been discussing with our board of directors the desirability of undertaking a corporate reorganization that would create a new holding company structure:  Sirius XM Radio Inc., its business operations and its subsidiaries, would operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of the new holding company. However, no final action has yet been taken by our board of directors to approve any reorganization and such a reorganization would be subject to the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. As a consequence, the timing of any such reorganization, if it were to occur, is uncertain.  The business operations of our company - Sirius XM Radio Inc. - and its subsidiaries would not change as a result of the reorganization. As part of such a reorganization, we would form a new parent company, called Sirius XM Holdings Inc.  Outstanding shares of our common stock would be automatically converted, on a share for share basis, into identical shares of common stock of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.  The certificate of incorporation, the bylaws, the executive officers and the board of directors of the new holding company would be the same as those of our company in effect immediately prior to the reorganization.  The common stock of the new holding company would continue to be listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. 



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Results of Operations

Set forth below are our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2013 compared with the three months ended March 31, 2012 .
 
Unaudited
 
 
 
 

For the Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2013 vs 2012 Change

2013
 
2012
 
Amount
 
%
Revenue:
 
 
 
 

 

Subscriber revenue
$
783,342

 
$
700,242

 
$
83,100

 
12
 %
Advertising revenue
20,211

 
18,670

 
1,541

 
8
 %
Equipment revenue
18,156

 
16,953

 
1,203

 
7
 %
Other revenue
75,689

 
68,857

 
6,832

 
10
 %
Total revenue
897,398

 
804,722

 
92,676

 
12
 %
Operating expenses:

 

 

 

Cost of services:

 

 

 

Revenue share and royalties
148,531

 
132,111

 
16,420

 
12
 %
Programming and content
74,610

 
70,095

 
4,515

 
6
 %
Customer service and billing
80,394

 
66,187

 
14,207

 
21
 %
Satellite and transmission
19,695

 
18,110

 
1,585

 
9
 %
Cost of equipment
7,027

 
5,806

 
1,221

 
21
 %
Subscriber acquisition costs
116,111

 
116,121

 
(10
)
 
nm

Sales and marketing
65,899

 
58,361

 
7,538

 
13
 %
Engineering, design and development
14,842

 
12,690

 
2,152

 
17
 %
General and administrative
56,340

 
59,886

 
(3,546
)
 
(6
)%
Depreciation and amortization
67,018

 
66,117

 
901

 
1
 %
Total operating expenses
650,467

 
605,484

 
44,983

 
7
 %
Income from operations
246,931

 
199,238

 
47,693

 
24
 %
Other income (expense):

 

 

 

Interest expense, net of amounts capitalized
(46,174
)
 
(76,971
)
 
30,797

 
40
 %
Loss on extinguishment of debt and credit facilities, net

 
(9,971
)
 
9,971

 
nm

Interest and investment income (loss)
1,638

 
(1,142
)
 
2,780

 
243
 %
Other income (loss)
247

 
(578
)