ADT Q3 Results: Gross RMR Grows 7%, Total Revenue Up 1%
ADT says the revenue increase was driven primarily by a 5% increase in monitoring and related services revenue resulting from the company’s subscriber growth initiatives and an improvement in average pricing.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — ADT (NYSE: ADT) has reported results for the third quarter (2021 Q3) of 2021.
“Our third quarter results show that we are successfully delivering solid results for our shareholders while positioning the company for long-term growth. Our people are at the heart of ADT’s brand and I want to thank our entire team for their great work and steadfast focus on our customers,” states Jim DeVries, ADT’s president and CEO.
“Our pending acquisition of Sunpro Solar represents an exciting new chapter for ADT, giving us a top-tier position in the fast-growing residential solar business. With our broad spectrum of integrated security, smart home, and energy management solutions – customers will now be protected, connected, and powered by ADT.”
ADT 2021 Q3 Results Versus Prior Year
Total revenue increased 1% year over year to $1,317 million. The revenue increase was driven primarily by a $53 million, or 5% increase in monitoring and related services revenue resulting from the company’s subscriber growth initiatives and an improvement in average pricing. Higher M&S revenue was partially offset by lower installation revenue, reflecting the non-cash impact of equipment ownership model changes.
Net loss of $109 million improved from $113 million in the prior year, primarily due to strong M&S revenue and lower interest expense, offset by higher radio conversion costs, which are also reflected in the $0.02 improvement in diluted net loss per share of common stock. Diluted net loss per share of Class B common stock was $(0.13) compared to $(0.07) a year ago.
Adjusted Diluted Net Loss per share (previously named diluted net loss per share before special items) improved compared to the prior year, reflecting improvements in Adjusted Net Loss (previously named net loss before special items) of $54 million compared to $58 million in the prior year.
Adjusted EBITDA was $554 million, down from $564 million in the prior year, reflecting the non-cash impact of the ownership model changes and technology investments. These items were partially offset by strong monitoring and related services revenue performance, as well as improved Commercial results.
Year-to-date net cash provided by operating activities increased 16% year over year to $1,155 million primarily due to the impact of ownership model changes, the non-recurrence of a 2020 outflow related to the Defenders acquisition, and lower cash interest, partially offset by higher net payments for radio conversion costs.
Year-to-date net cash used in investing activities increased versus the comparable period in 2020 reflecting higher customer acquisition costs and lower cash paid for business acquisitions. The change in year-to-date cash flows from financing activities was primarily due to the company’s issuance of Class B common stock in 2020.
ADT notes that as of its 2021 Q3 results, Year-to-date Adjusted Free Cash Flow of $289 million was down compared to the comparable period in 2020 primarily due to higher subscriber acquisition costs associated with significant growth in customers and 19% gross RMR additions growth year-to-date.
This article first appeared in SSI sister publication CE Pro.
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