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Hispasat posts solid results

Hispasat's control centre

Hispasat’s control centre

Satellite operator Hispasat has posted strong full-year results, driven by growth in Latin America.

The Spain-based operator posted revenues of €219.6 million for the year, up 8.7%, and EBITDA of €178.9 million, up 10.6%, with an operating margin of 81.5%.

Hispasat invested €245 million in 2015, up 56.5%, with money going towards its AG1, Amazonas 5 and Hispasat 1F satellites.

Revenue from space capacity reached €216.4 million, up 9.70%, boosted by exchange rate fluctuations, and in particular by the strong dollar and a depreciation in the Brazilian real.

Two thirds of Hispasat’s capacity leasing revenue came from North and South America, with the remaining third coming from Europe and North Africa. The year saw Hispasat gain a foothold in the Moroccan market for the first time.

“The strategy developed by the company in 2015 has yielded positive results and allowed it to grow. In this business year we have worked intensely and put our efforts towards the entry into new markets, such as Morocco. We have gained new orbital positions, formed alliances with other operators and renewed and expanded contracts with major clients, particularly in Latin America, in countries such as Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia,” said Hispasat president Elena Pisonero.