Viasat, Inc. announced key financial developments that are expected to materially enhance Viasat's cash generation profile. As a result of these developments, Viasat now expects to reach the inflection point of sustainable positive free cash flow during the first half of calendar 2025, rather than the second half, as previously announced, excluding the positive impact of satellite insurance proceeds. Since the closing of the Inmarsat transaction in May 2023, and during the subsequent integration, Viasat has engaged in a comprehensive assessment of its operating cost structure and capital allocation strategy.
This assessment has also been intertwined with the root cause analysis related to the ViaSat-3 F1 satellite, which, as previously announced, encountered a mechanical deployment issue. As this work progresses, Viasat has updated its views on operating and capital expenses, and resulting cash flow expectations as follows: ViaSat-3 F1 Update -- In connection with the ongoing root cause analysis, Viasat has determined that while the satellite payload is functional, it expects to recover less than 10% of the planned throughput on ViaSat-3 F1.