Ready For IPO? Starlink Achieves Cash-Flow Breakeven
Starlink, the satellite internet technology made possibly by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has achieved breakeven cash flow. The milestone coincides with Starlink amassing over 2 million subscribers globally and extending its coverage throughout the US.
“Excited to announce that @SpaceX @Starlink has achieved breakeven cash flow!” Musk posted on ‘free speech’ social media platform X.
He continued, “Excellent work by a great team. Starlink is also now a majority of all active satellites and will have launched a majority of all satellites cumulatively from Earth by next year.”
Starlink is also now a majority of all active satellites and will have launched a a majority of all satellites cumulatively from Earth by next year.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2023
Musk aims to use Starlink as a key revenue stream for funding SpaceX’s projects, including the Starship rocket intended for lunar missions. Despite a six-fold revenue increase to $1.4 billion last year, Starlink didn’t meet Musk’s targets, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Starlink is now available on all seven continents in over 60 countries. Just last month, the service was expanded across the US. Since the launch of new high-tech Starlink satellites, speed across the US, especially in the Mid-Alantic and Northeast areas, has dramatically improved.
Tesla blogger Sawyer Merritt recently posted on X a graph that shows Starlink’s onboarding of new customers has been parabolic since June 2022. The service now has more than 2 million users worldwide.
BREAKING: @SpaceX has announced that there are now over 2 million active Starlink customers, up 500k from 4 month ago🛰️
It’s now available on 7 continents and in over 60 countries. pic.twitter.com/3DvUzwH1vp
— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) September 23, 2023
All this success might indicate Musk could be spinning off Starlink to take it public through an IPO. This was chatter in a CNBC report in June 2022:
Elon Musk last week told SpaceX employees the company isn’t likely to take its Starlink satellite internet business public until 2025 or later, CNBC has learned, extending the estimated timeline for an initial public offering yet again.
“I’m not sure exactly when that [IPO] is, but maybe it will be like — I don’t know, just guessing — three or four years from now,” Musk said at an all-hands meeting of the private company’s employees on Thursday, according to an audio recording obtained by CNBC.
SpaceX currently has a $150 billion valuation. It has delivered 80% of all Earth’s payload mass to orbit this year.
— Teslaconomics (@Teslaconomics) November 2, 2023
Musk is becoming the ‘uncancellable billionaire‘ as all this success is frowned upon by the Biden administration as radical leftists in the White House weaponize federal agencies against his businesses.