*See key performance indicators below
2014 Group Profit restated for changes in purchase price allocation
2014 Equity restated for changes in purchase price allocation
2021 figure has been adjusted (see note 1.30)
*As of 31 December
*Calculated as operating pre-tax free cash flow as a percentage of Adjusted EBITA. See Key performance indicators below for further information on Adjusted EBITA.
2013 Revenue and EBITDA restated for IFRS 11
2014 EBITDA restated for changes in purchase price allocation
2019 Total dividend per share: On 2 April 2020, RTL Group's Board of Directors decided to withdraw its earlier proposal of a €4.00 per share dividend in respect of the fiscal year 2019, due to the Covid-19 outbreak
2018 Total dividend per share included an interim dividend of €1.00 per share, paid in September 2018
2017 Total dividend per share included an interim dividend of €1.00 per share, paid in September 2017
2016 Total dividend per share included an interim dividend of €1.00 per share, paid in September 2016
2015 Total dividend per share included an extraordinary interim dividend of €1.00 per share, paid in September 2015
2014 Total dividend per share included an extraordinary interim dividend of €2.00 per share, paid in September 2014
2013 Total dividend per share included an extraordinary interim dividend of €2.50 per share, paid in September 2013>
RTL Group analyses key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage its businesses, including revenue, organic growth/decline, Adjusted EBITA, Adjusted EBITA before streaming start-up losses, Adjusted EBITA margin, net debt, operating cash conversion rate and audience shares in the company’s main target groups. RTL Group’s key performance indicators are mostly determined on the basis of so-called alternative performance measures, which are not defined by IFRS. Management believes they are relevant for measuring the performance of the Group’s operations, financial position and cash flows, and for making decisions. These KPIs also provide additional information for users of the financial statements regarding the management of the Group on a consistent basis over time and regularity of reporting. These should not be considered in isolation but as complementary information for evaluating the Group’s business situation. RTL Group’s KPIs may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other groups due to differences in the way these measures are calculated.
Further details can be found in the chapter on Key performance indicators in RTL Group's full-year report.
Due to persistent weakness of the TV advertising markets, in particular in Germany, RTL Group has revised its outlook as follows:
- RTL Group now expects its TV advertising revenue to decline by a mid-single-digit percentage in the second half of 2023 (previous guidance: ”stable to slightly growing”) and Fremantle’s full-year revenue to be lower than expected due to more muted buyer activity. Based on this, RTL Group now expects full-year revenue for 2023 of around €6.9 billion (previous guidance: around €7.0 billion).
- RTL Group now expects its Adjusted EBITA for 2023 to be around €900 million (previous guidance: around €950 million). The Group continues to expect streaming start-up losses of around €200 million. Consequently, the Group expects Adjusted EBITA before streaming start-up losses to be around €1.10 billion (previous guidance: around €1.15 billion).
- RTL Group’s dividend policy remains unchanged: RTL Group plans to pay out at least 80 per cent of the adjusted full-year net result.
RTL Group confirms the growth targets for its streaming services RTL+ in Germany and Hungary and Videoland in the Netherlands: By 2026, the Group plans to increase its annual content spend to around €600 million for its streaming services. On this basis, RTL Group aims to grow the number of paying subscribers for RTL+ and Videoland to 10 million, to increase its streaming revenue to €1 billion and to reach profitability in 2026.
RTL Group confirms the growth target for its global content business Fremantle to reach full-year revenue of €3 billion by 2025. To achieve this goal, RTL Group will invest in Fremantle – both organically and via acquisitions – in all territories across entertainment, drama and film, and factual shows and documentaries.
|Streaming start-up losses
|Adjusted EBITA before streaming start-up losses
|Content spend per annum
Profitability is expected by 2026**.
* RTL+ in Germany and Hungary and Videoland in the Netherlands
** Total of Adjusted EBITA from RTL+, Videoland/RTL XL and Bedrock as consolidated on RTL Group level. The Adjusted EBITA of RTL+ in Germany and Hungary and Videoland/RTL XL in the Netherlands includes synergies with TV channels at business unit level. For the definition of Adjusted EBITA please see Key performance indicators on page 14 of RTL Group’s interim report 2023