Viasat says can keep leverage down while R&D/capex remains high; Viasat-3 service 2-3 years out, but Viasat-4 design begins

by Peter B. de Selding

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Broadband satellite services and hardware provider Viasat Inc. said it can maintain enough profitable growth in its business to offset the R&D and other expenses that come with a never-ending investment cycle to produce ever-more-powerful satellites.

The rap on Viasat, and on its satellite broadband competitor, Hughes Network Systems, has been that as soon as they reach good profitability from an essentially fixed-cost infrastructure, they are obliged to dive into another expensive investment cycle.

That . . .

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