03 Oct Does Internet Radio Pay?
Pandora – Can You Make Money In Online Radio?
October 1, 2012
From Seeking Alpha
Can you actually make money in online or digital radio? That’s the question investors in Pandora Media (P) and Sirius XM Radio (SIRI)need to be asking themselves. These companies have vastly different models, yet they face some of the same problems.
Pandora has registered phenomenal sales growth. Sales were up by 99.1%, so they almost doubled. The only problem was that incomegrowth at Pandora fell by 79.9%, which indicates the company is not making any money. The company actually had negative earnings per share (20¢) and a negative profit margin of -9.81%.