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Forte croissance du chiffre d’affaires de Vivendi au troisième trimestre 2021 : +10,3 % (1)

Ce communiqué contient des résultats consolidés non audités, créés en normes IFRS, à l’exception d’Universal Music Group (UMG), qui a été déconsolidé en raison d’une distribution de 60% de son capital en septembre 2021, ajustant les chiffres antérieurs. Les ajustements apportés aux données publiées antérieurement sont présentés à l’annexe II.

 

For the third quarter of 2021, Vivendi’s revenues were EUR2,476 million, compared to EUR2,170 million for the same period in 2020. This 14.1%(6) increase was mainly due to the growth of Canal+ Group (+EUR87 million), Havas Group (+EUR106 million) and Vivendi Village (+EUR29 million). It also includes the impact of the consolidation of Prisma Media since June 1, 2021 (+EUR75 million).

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Vivendi’s revenues were EUR6,870 million, compared to EUR6,291 million for the same period in 2020. This 9.2%(7) increase was mainly due to the growth of Canal+ Group (+EUR195 million), Havas Group (+EUR135 million) and Editis (+EUR108 million). It also includes the impact of the consolidation of Prisma Media since June 1, 2021 (+EUR104 million).

 

Review of recent events:

 

UMG: Success of Euronext Amsterdam listing

 

On September 14, 2021, as had been indicated to Vivendi shareholders when they approved the decision to pay a special dividend in kind of EUR5,312 million out of the retained earnings balance as of June 22, 2021, Vivendi’s Management Board decided to combine this special dividend in kind with an interim special dividend in kind of EUR22,098 million paid based on the earnings recorded in the interim balance sheet as of June 30, 2021. Together, these two dividends resulted in the distribution in kind of 59.87% of UMG’s share capital to Vivendi shareholders.

 

The Management Board’s decision followed the approval by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten) of the prospectus issued by Universal Music Group N.V. (UMG N.V.) relating to the admission to trading and official listing of its ordinary shares on Euronext Amsterdam.

 

On September 21, 2021, the shares of UMG N.V. started trading on the regulated market of Euronext Amsterdam. Based on an opening share price of EUR25.25, UMG’s market capitalization was EUR46 billion.

 

Following this transaction, Vivendi still holds 10% of UMG N.V.’s share capital.

 

Agreement between Vivendi and Amber Capital regarding Lagardère

 

On September 14, 2021, Vivendi entered into a conditional sales agreement with Amber Capital to acquire 25,305,448 Lagardère SA shares held by Amber Capital at a price of EUR24.10 per share.

 

As announced on September 15, 2021, Vivendi completed, on September 28, 2021, the acquisition of a small minority of these shares, i.e., 620,340 Lagardère SA shares, held by Amber Capital for EUR15 million. As of September 30, 2021, Vivendi holds 27.64% of the share capital and 22.14% of the theoretical voting rights of Lagardère SA.

 

The acquisition of the remaining Lagardère shares held by Amber Capital is expected to be completed by December 15, 2022, following receipt of the approvals required by the applicable regulations in light of the take-over that may result from the mandatory public offer triggered by this acquisition. Pending such regulatory approvals, in consideration for the pledge of the Lagardère shares held by Amber Capital, Vivendi paid a cash collateral in an amount corresponding to the value of these shares, based on the price of EUR24.10 per share, i.e., EUR595 million.

 

Should this acquisition be completed, Vivendi will hold 45.1% of the share capital and 36.2% of the voting rights of Lagardère, exceeding the 30% share capital and voting right thresholds in Lagardère. As a result, a mandatory proposal for a public offer at the same price for all Lagardère shares not yet owned by Vivendi would be filed with the French market authority (Autorité des Marchés financiers) in accordance with applicable regulation.

 

Share buyback program

 

Between August 2 and October 15, 2021, Vivendi repurchased 39.0 million shares, i.e., 3.52 % of the share capital, for a total amount of EUR464 million. As of October 20, 2021, Vivendi directly held 59.7 million of its own shares, i.e., 5.38% of the share capital.

 

Comments on the Businesses:

 

Canal+ Group

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Canal+ Group’s revenues amounted to EUR4,249 million, an increase of 4.8% compared to the same period in 2020 (+5.4% at constant currency and perimeter).

 

Revenues from television operations in mainland France amounted to EUR2,290 million, up slightly compared to the first nine months of 2020 (+2.5% at constant currency and perimeter).

Revenues from international operations also increased, rising from EUR1,590 million for the first nine months of 2020 to EUR1,633 million for the first nine months of 2021 (+4.5% at constant currency and perimeter).

 

With movie theaters reopening and its TV series performing well, Studiocanal’s revenues for the first nine months of 2021 increased significantly, from EUR229 million in 2020 to EUR326 million in 2021 (+38.6% at constant currency and perimeter).

 

During the third quarter of 2021, Canal+ Group announced it had renewed the broadcasting rights in France to the English soccer championship in its entirety for three additional seasons, starting with the 2022-2023 season. Canal+ Group is also continuing its international development by acquiring the exclusive rights to the Premier League in its entirety in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where Canal+ Group is the leader in pay-TV, starting with the 2022-2023 season.

 

During its new season conference on August 31, 2021, Canal + Group announced the launch of two new channels in France: the documentary channel Canal+ Docs, with a particularly attractive theme in the pay-TV market, and the children’s channel Canal+ Kids, designed specifically for 4-12-year-olds. On the same occasion, Canal+ Group also announced the simplification of its offers in France. Since September 9, 2021, subscribers have been offered a choice between an enriched general offer (Canal+) and two thematic offers (Canal+ Ciné Séries or Canal+ Sport).

 

On September 20, 2021 Canal+ Group also announced the planned acquisition of 70% of SPI International, an international media group operating 42 television channels and various digital platforms in more than 60 countries.

 

On September 22, 2021, Canal+ Group entered into a partnership with A1 Telekom Austria via its subsidiary nowTV, to develop a new content offer for the Austrian market.

 

As announced by MultiChoice on September 23, 2021, Canal+ Group increased its stake in the South African company crossing the 15% threshold.

 

On September 30, 2021, Canal+ Group and Editis launched Nathan TV, the first French-language educational channel in French-speaking Africa.

 

Havas Group

 

During the third quarter of 2021, Havas Group’s business activities continued to experience a very strong recovery compared to the same period in 2020, outpacing the second quarter of 2021. Havas Group’s net revenues(8) for the third quarter of 2021 grew organically by 17.8% (a favorable baseline compared to the third quarter of 2020, which was affected by the health crisis), following growth of 15.8% in the second quarter of 2021.

 

All the geographical regions recorded excellent organic performances for the third quarter of 2021, with positive contributions from all divisions: Creative, Media and Health & You. Europe and North America were the biggest contributors, each posting double-digit organic growth (+18.4% and +15.5%, respectively). Asia-Pacific and Africa (+12.3%) and Latin America (+41.1%), also reported satisfactory performances.

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Havas Group revenues were EUR1,638 million, representing an organic growth of 11.6% compared to the same period in 2020. Havas Group’s net revenues(8) were EUR1,568 million, up 8.2% compared to the first nine months of 2020, and breaks down as follows: organic growth of +10.8%, contributions from acquisitions of +1.3% and an unfavorable foreign exchange effect of -3.9%.

 

Havas Group pursued its targeted acquisitions policy by acquiring majority stakes in Agence Verte (a France-based agency specializing in CSR communications) and Nohup (a leading Italian digital transformation agency).

 

Havas Group is approaching the end of 2021 with confidence, thanks to a sustained level of business activity, with many new business wins, including Unilever (Media division, for France and Spain), SNCF (Creative) and a significant additional budget in Health communications.

 

Editis

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Editis’ revenues were EUR602 million, an increase of 21.9% at constant currency and perimeter compared to the same period in 2020.

 

This sharp growth has been mainly driven by a buoyant market environment since January 2021. However, this performance is not solely the result of a favorable basis of comparison with the first nine months of 2020 and the first lockdown in France, given that Editis’ revenues increased by 16% at constant currency and perimeter compared to the first nine months of 2019.

In the third quarter of 2021, Editis’ revenues fell slightly 0.8% compared to the third quarter of 2020, which had recorded exceptional growth following the mid-May 2020 release from lockdown. Revenues for the third quarter of 2021 rose by 9.5% compared to the third quarter of 2019, which benefited from the school curriculum reform for the second and third years of high school.

 

Editis is very well represented in the GFK 2021 Top 20 with 8 titles (compared to 6 in 2020 and 4 in 2019). Among these titles, Rien ne t’efface by Michel Bussi published by Presses de la Cité (which recorded exceptional sales with 16% growth compared to the previous year’s title), 1991 by Franck Thilliez published by Fleuve Editions, Le Crépuscule des fauves, volume 2 of the series 9 by Marc Levy (Robert Laffont) and Bernard Minier’s La chasse (XO) stand out.

 

Several of Editis’ new literary releases are included in the selections for the major prizes. Two books are in the second selection of the Prix Médicis: Tous ceux qui tombent by Jérémie Foa (La Découverte) and Mon mari by Maud Ventura (L’Iconoclaste) in the fiction category.

 

Two books are in the running for the Renaudot Prize: Murnau des ténèbres by Nicolas Chemla (Cherche Midi) in the fiction category and Dans ma rue y avait trois boutiques by Anthony Palou (Presses de la Cité) in the non-fiction category.

 

Finally, two books are part of the second selection of the Prix de Flore: Mobylette by Frédéric Ploussard (éditions Héloïse d’Ormesson) – which has already won the Prix Stanislas for the best first novel – and Mon mari by Maud Ventura (L’Iconoclaste), which has just won the prize for the first novel.

 

Other businesses

 

For the third quarter of 2021, Prisma Media(4) ‘s revenues were EUR75 million, up 7.4% compared to the same period in 2020 (pro forma).

 

Distribution revenues increased by 1.9% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Advertising revenues grew by 19.3% compared to the third quarter of 2020, driven by growth in Print (+3%) and Digital (+29%). Certain Prisma brands posted significant growth: Voici +24%, Gala +24%, TV Grandes Chaînes +22%, and Femme Actuelle +13%.

 

During the first nine months of 2021, Prisma Media’s revenues were EUR219 million, up 17.4% compared to the same period in 2020 (pro forma).

 

On September 15, 2021, Prisma Media acquired EPM 2000, which owns TV magazine Télé Z.

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Gameloft’s revenues reached EUR184 million.

 

Asphalt 9: Legends, Disney Magic Kingdoms, Dragon Mania Legends, March of Empires, and Asphalt 8: Airborne generated 51% of Gameloft’s total revenues and were the five-best-selling-games in the first nine months of 2021.

 

Gameloft’s gross margin(9) increased by 2% and reached EUR129 million for the first nine months of 2021. The successful launch of its games on the Apple Arcade subscription platform and the excellent performance of Gameloft for brands(3) , whose gross margin increased by 22% over the period, enabled the company to achieve this business growth.

 

Gameloft launched three new games in 2021 on Apple Arcade: Song Pop Party, The Oregon Trail and Asphalt 8: Airborne+, which joined Ballistic Baseball, released in 2019.

 

For the first nine months of 2021, Vivendi Village’s revenues were EUR61 million, compared to EUR34 million for the same period in 2020, up 78.7% (+79.2% at constant currency and perimeter).

 

This positive trend is particularly evident in the third quarter of 2021, which saw a 4.4-fold increase in revenues compared to the same period in 2020. Live performance activities have gradually recovered over the period, with a pronounced public appetite for these events. This trend is reflected in a sharp increase in the ticketing business, particularly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Several festivals organized by Olympia Production and U-Live were held in France and the United Kingdom during the summer. Artist tours are resuming, and L’Olympia should return to near pre-confinement occupancy levels in the fourth quarter of 2021.

 

CanalOlympia opened its 17th cinema and entertainment venue on October 1, 2021, in Pointe-Noire, in Republic of Congo.

 

During the first nine months of 2021, New Initiatives, which brings together Dailymotion and the GVA entities, recorded revenues of EUR60 million, compared to EUR44 million for the same period in 2020, up 34.8% at constant currency and perimeter.

 

For the third quarter of 2021, Dailymotion’s premium content audience continued to grow (+56% compared to the third quarter of 2020), and still represents over 80% of the total audience. This growth was driven by the signing of new partnerships (Unify with the Doctissimo, Marmiton, Au feminin and Les Numériques brands in France, Netmums in the UK, Alfemminile in Italy and GoFeminin in Germany as well as Olympia Verlag with the Kicker brand in Germany) and the summer sports events, notably the official presentation of Lionel Messi to PSG on the Canal+ Sport and L’Equipe channels.

 

In September 2021, Dailymotion reached its record level of programmatic sales, strongly driven by the partnership with Google DV360.

 

GVA is a FTTH (Fiber To The Home) operator that has been operating in Sub-Saharan Africa for four years and is already present in six countries on the continent. Specialized in the provision of very high-speed Internet access, GVA covers a market of 850,000 homes and companies.

 

GVA is expected to continue its strong growth in 2021, supported by an ever-increasing demand for very high-speed broadband in Africa.

 

The slides relating to the third quarter 2021 revenues will be available on our website www.vivendi.com in the Shareholders & Investors section.

About Vivendi

 

Since 2014, Vivendi has built a world-class media, content and communications group. The Group owns leading, strongly complementary assets in television and movies (Canal+ Group), communications (Havas Group), publishing (Editis), magazines (Prisma Media), video games (Gameloft), live entertainment and ticketing (Vivendi Village). It also owns a global digital content distribution platform (Dailymotion). Vivendi’s various businesses cohesively work together as an integrated industrial group to create greater value. Vivendi is committed to the environment and aims at being carbon neutral by 2025. In addition, the Group helps building more open, inclusive and responsible societies by supporting diverse and inventive creative works, promoting broader access to culture, education and to its businesses, and by increasing awareness of 21(st) -century challenges and opportunities. www.vivendi.com

Important Disclaimers

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to Vivendi’s financial condition, results of operations, business, strategy, plans and outlook, including the impact of certain transactions, and the payment of dividends and distributions, as well as share repurchases. Although Vivendi believes that such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside our control, including, but not limited to, the risks related to antitrust and other regulatory approvals as well as any other approvals which may be required in connection with certain transactions and the risks described in the documents of the Group filed by Vivendi with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the French securities regulator), which are also available in English on Vivendi’s website (www.vivendi.com). Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of documents filed by Vivendi with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers at www.amf-france.org, or directly from Vivendi. Accordingly, we caution readers against relying on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release. Vivendi disclaims any intention or obligation to provide, update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Unsponsored ADRs. Vivendi does not sponsor an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) facility in respect of its shares. Any ADR facility currently in existence is « unsponsored » and has no ties whatsoever to Vivendi. Vivendi disclaims any liability in respect of any such facility.

 

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is having a more significant impact on certain countries or businesses than others, Vivendi has demonstrated resilience in adapting its activities to continue to best serve and entertain its customers, while reducing costs to preserve its margins. The business activities demonstrated good resilience, in particular pay television. However, as expected, the pandemic’s effects have slowed down certain businesses such as Havas Group and Vivendi Village (in particular live entertainment).

 

Vivendi continually monitors the current and potential consequences of the crisis. It is difficult at this time to determine how it will impact Vivendi’s results at year-end 2021. Businesses related to live performance have a risk of being more impacted than others. Nevertheless, the Group remains confident in the resilience of its main businesses. It continues to make every effort to ensure the continuity of its activities, as well as to best serve and entertain its customers and audiences while complying with the guidelines of authorities in each country where it operates.

 

APPENDIX I

 

VIVENDI

REVENUES BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

(IFRS unaudited)

 

Third quarter

Three months ended September 30, % Change at constant % Change currency at and (in millions of constant perimeter euros) 2021 2020 % Change currency (a) Revenues Canal+ Group 1,467 1,380 +6.3% +6.7% +6.5% Havas Group 590 484 +21.8% +22.1% +20.7% Editis 230 232 -0.8% -0.8% -0.8% Prisma Media 75 na na na +7.4% Gameloft 64 63 +2.1% +2.2% -0.5% Vivendi Village 37 8 x4,4 x4,4 x4,4 New Initiatives 22 16 +36.6% +36.6% +36.6% Elimination of intersegment transactions (9) (13) Total Vivendi 2,476 2,170 +14.1% +14.4% +10.3%

N’est pas applicable.

 

First nine months

Nine months ended September 30, % Change at constant % Change currency at and (in millions of constant perimeter euros) 2021 2020 % Change currency (a) Revenues Canal+ Group 4,249 4,054 +4.8% +5.5% +5.4% Havas Group 1,638 1,503 +9.0% +12.9% +11.6% Editis 602 494 +21.9% +21.9% +21.9% Prisma Media 104 na na na +13.2% Gameloft 184 193 -4.8% -3.6% -6.8% Vivendi Village 61 34 +78.7% +79.2% +79.2% New Initiatives 60 44 +34.8% +34.8% +34.8% Elimination of intersegment transactions (28) (31) Total Vivendi 6,870 6,291 +9.2% +10.6% +8.5%

N’est pas applicable.

1. Constant perimeter reflects the impact of the acquisition of Prisma Media on May 31, 2021.

Annexe I (suite)

 

VIVENDI

REVENUES BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

 

(IFRS, unaudited)

 

Quarterly revenues

2021 Three months Three months Three months ended (in millions of ended ended September euros) March 31, June 30, 30, Revenues Canal+ Group 1,357 1,425 1,467 Havas Group 502 546 590 Editis 163 209 230 Prisma Media (a) - 29 75 Gameloft 55 65 64 Vivendi Village 8 16 37 New Initiatives 17 21 22 Elimination of intersegment transactions (7) (12) (9) Total Vivendi 2,095 2,299 2,476 2020 Three months Three months Three months Three months ended ended (in millions of ended ended September December euros) March 31, June 30, 30, 31, Revenues Canal+ Group 1,372 1,302 1,380 1,444 Havas Group 524 495 484 634 Editis 116 146 232 231 Gameloft 61 69 63 60 Vivendi Village 23 3 8 6 New Initiatives 15 13 16 21 Elimination of intersegment transactions (7) (11) (13) (19) Total Vivendi 2,104 2,017 2,170 2,377 1. Vivendi has fully consolidated Prisma Media since June 1, 2021.

deuxième supplément

 

VIVENDI

RECLASSIFICATION RELATED TO THE APPLICATION OF IFRS 5

FOR UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

 

(IFRS, unaudited)

 

On September 14, 2021, as had been indicated to Vivendi shareholders when they approved the decision to pay a special dividend in kind of EUR5,312 million out of the retained earnings balance as of June 22, 2021, Vivendi’s Management Board decided to combine this special dividend in kind with an interim special dividend in kind of EUR22,098 million paid based on the earnings recorded in the interim balance sheet as of June 30, 2021. Together, these two dividends resulted in the distribution in kind of 59.87% of UMG’s share capital to Vivendi shareholders.

 

The Management Board’s decision followed the approval by the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten) of the prospectus issued by UMG N.V. relating to the admission to trading and official listing of its ordinary shares on Euronext Amsterdam.

 

As from September 14, 2021, UMG is reported as a discontinued operation in accordance with IFRS 5 – Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations. The adjustments to previously published data are presented below.

2021 Three months Three months Six months (in millions of ended March ended ended June euros) 31, June 30, 30, 2021 Revenues (as published) 3,901 4,320 8,221 Reclassification: application of IFRS 5 for UMG (1,806) (2,021) (3,827) Total Vivendi (restated) 2,095 2,299 4,394 2020 Three Three months Three months months Three months ended ended (in millions of ended March ended September December euros) 31, June 30, 30, 31, Revenues (as published) 3,870 3,706 4,022 4,492 Reclassification: application of IFRS 5 for UMG (1,766) (1,689) (1,852) (2,115) Total Vivendi (restated) 2,104 2,017 2,170 2,377 2020 Nine months Six months ended Year ended (in millions of ended June September December euros) 30, 30, 31, Revenues (as published) 7,576 11,598 16,090 Reclassification: application of IFRS 5 for UMG (3,455) (5,307) (7,422) Total Vivendi (restated) 4,121 6,291 8,668

(1) En devises et circonférence constantes.

(2) primaire.

(3) Gameloft propose aux marques des solutions de gaming avancées pour les aider à renouer avec leur audience.

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(5) Y compris l’élimination des opérations intersectorielles.

(6) A taux de change et ambiant constants, le chiffre d’affaires de Vivendi progresse de 10,3 % par rapport à la même période en 2020.

(7) A taux de change et ambiant constants, le chiffre d’affaires de Vivendi progresse de 8,5 % par rapport à la même période en 2020.

(8) Le chiffre d’affaires net correspond au chiffre d’affaires du Groupe Havas après déduction des frais remboursés aux clients.

 

(9) Gross margin corresponds to Gameloft’s revenues after deduction of costs of sales.

 

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SOURCE: Vivendi Copyright Business Wire 2021

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