2013 Revenue and EBITDA restated for IFRS 11
2014 EBITDA restated for changes in purchase price allocation
*See Key performance indicators below
**As of 31 December
RTL Group analyses key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage its businesses, including revenue, organic growth/ decline, Adjusted EBITA, Adjusted EBITA margin, net debt, operating cash conversion rate and audience shares in 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.
The following outlook assumes that the economic recovery continues – mainly driven by private consumption – and that there is no significant impact from Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine. It is too early to quantify the potential impact of the war in Ukraine on consumer sentiment, inflation and economic growth – and thus on RTL Group’s results in 2022.
The outlook does not reflect the announced consolidation moves in France, the Netherlands and Croatia as they are still subject to regulatory approvals, but reflects the acquisition of Lux Vide by Fremantle (as of 3 March 2022) and the sale of RTL Belgium (as of end of March 2022)1.
On this basis and subject to the above:
Streaming start-up losses
'Adjusted EBITA before streaming start-up losses'
Content spend per annum
Profitability is expected by 20262.
Fremantle targets full-year revenue of €3 billion by 2025.
To reach this goal and keep up with the increasing demand for content, RTL Group will invest significantly in Fremantle – both organically and via acquisitions – in all territories across drama and film, entertainment and factual shows and documentaries.
1 In addition, the outlook includes, among other scope effects, the deconsolidation of SpotX (as of 30 April 2021) and Ludia (as of 8 September 2021) as well as the full consolidation of Eureka (as of 17 May 2021), Super RTL (as of 1 July 2021), This is Nice Group (as of 30 September 2021) and Gruner + Jahr (as of 1 January 2022).
2 Total of Adjusted EBITA from RTL+, Videoland/ RTL XL, Salto and Bedrock as consolidated on RTL Group level. The Adjusted EBITA of RTL+ and Videoland/ RTL XL includes synergies with TV channels on business unit level. For the definition of Adjusted EBITA please see Key performance indicators.