Source - SMW
Satellite firm Inmarsat reported Thursday a modest increase in third-quarter revenues as strong growth  from its aviation division was overshadowed by a sharp rise in investment costs.

For the three months through 30 September, revenue rose 3.7% to $369.3m and earnings (EBITDA) rose 6.8% to $206.5m. 

Revenue growth was led by strong performance in the company's aviation division which saw revenue jump 34% to $68.2m for the quarter. 

Performance was held back, somewhat, by a 55% jump in cash capex during the quarter, mainly reflecting investments in the GX5 and I-6 satellites.

Revenue and earnings (EBITDA) for the full-year were expected to be at least in line with current market consensus of $1,325m and $610m, respectively, the company said  

'Inmarsat remains at the forefront of our chosen markets, leveraging the strength of our established market position, continuing to deliver an exciting technology roadmap and taking a highly disciplined approach to costs and capital expenditure,' said Rupert Pearce, Chief Executive Officer.    
'As a result, the Group remains well placed to continue delivering medium-term growth in revenue, EBITDA, and free cash flow.'   
At 8:09am: (LON:ISAT) Inmarsat PLC share price was -34.35p at 426.05p