21.08.2019 Highlight Communications AG  CH0006539198

DGAP-News: Highlight Group with solid business development


 

DGAP-News: Highlight Communications AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results
Highlight Group with solid business development

21.08.2019 / 17:20
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  • Consolidated sales rise by CHF15.4 million to CHF 229.9 million
  • Net result for the period at CHF -1.8 million
  • Annual forecast confirmed again

Group development in the first half of 2019

  • Consolidated sales climbed by 7.2% year-on-year to CHF 229.9 million. This increase is largely due to different consolidation periods of Constantin Medien AG (Sports segment) in the first half of 2018 (three months) and the first half of 2019 (six months).
     
  • The Film segment's sales decreased by CHF 6.3 million to CHF 140.9 million. The drop reflects the fact that, as expected, the high revenue achieved in home entertainment in the first half of 2018 - in particular as a result of the new release of the blockbuster "Fack Ju Göhte 3" - could not be repeated in the first six months of the current fiscal year.
     
  • By contrast, the Sports- and Event-Marketing segment recorded a sales growth of CHF 2.9 million to CHF 32.9 million. The increase stems from higher agency commission that the TEAM Group generated as a result of the successful marketing of the UEFA club competitions for the 2018/19 to 2020/21 seasons.
     
  • As expected, EBIT declined from CHF 10.1 million to CHF 1.6 million. The reduction primarily results from the Sports segment, which contributed CHF -8.4 million to earnings in the first half of 2019.
     
  • Consolidated net profit for the period was also down year-on-year at CHF -1.8 million (previous year's period: CHF 3.2 million). The share of earnings attributable to Highlight shareholders was CHF -0.5 million (previous year's period: CHF 3.3 million), corresponding to earnings per share of CHF -0.01.
     
  • Consolidated equity of CHF 221.2 million was down by CHF 4.4 million compared to the end of 2018. The main reasons for the decline are the consolidated net loss for the period and dividend distributions.

The Highlight Group continues to forecast consolidated sales of between CHF 520 million and CHF 540 million as well as a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of between CHF 20 million and CHF 22 million.

The interim report as of June 30, 2019 will be available for download at www.highlight-communications.ch starting from today.

 

Highlight Group at a glance    
Group figures according to IFRS    
       
in CHF million 2Q2019 2Q2018 Change in %
Sales 229.9 214.5 7.2
EBIT 1.6 10.1 -84.2
Net profit for the period (after taxes) -1.8 3.2 -156.3
Net profit attributable to shareholders -0.5 3.3 -115.2
Earnings per share (in CHF) -0.01 0.06 -116.7
Segment sales      
Film 140.9 147.2 -4.3
Sports- and Event-Marketing 32.9 30.0 9.7
Sports 56.4 37.2 51.6
Segment earnings      
Film -2.5 3.2 -178.1
Sports- and Event-Marketing 16.2 14.9 8.7
Sports -8.4 -4.4 -90.9
       
in CHF million June 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 Change in %
Balance sheet total 653.8 638.6 2.4
Equity 221.2 225.6 -2.0
Equity ratio (%) 33.8 35.3 -1.5 points
Current financial liabilities 180.6 149.0 21.2
Cash and cash equivalents 47.5 52.5 -9.5
       
       
For more information:      
       
Highlight Communications AG      
Investor Relations      
Netzibodenstrasse 23b      
4133 Pratteln BL, Switzerland      
Phone: +41 (0)61 816 96 91      
E-mail: ir@hlcom.ch      


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Language: English
Company: Highlight Communications AG
Netzibodenstrasse 23b
4133 Pratteln
Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 816 96 96
Fax: +41 61 816 67 67
E-mail: ir@hlcom.ch
Internet: www.hlcom.ch
ISIN: CH0006539198
WKN: 920299
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 861205

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019e
Umsatzerlöse1 358,37 315,03 342,98 319,57 411,98 320,03 471,75 475,00
EBITDA1,2 132,07 95,68 122,71 96,91 204,02 121,47 170,88 0,00
EBITDA-Marge3 36,85 30,37 35,78 30,33 49,52 37,96 36,22 0,00
EBIT1,4 29,85 15,09 24,12 28,75 33,35 21,70 28,36 0,00
EBIT-Marge5 8,33 4,79 7,03 9,00 8,10 6,78 6,01 0,00
Jahresüberschuss1 21,42 8,40 15,09 16,23 18,92 20,26 15,94 0,00
Netto-Marge6 5,98 2,67 4,40 5,08 4,59 6,33 3,38 0,00
Cashflow1,7 129,41 95,85 129,99 160,79 126,13 119,27 153,94 0,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 0,46 0,17 0,31 0.37 0,42 0,37 0,28 0,30
Dividende8 0,14 0,14 0,16 0,00 0,25 0,17 0,17 0,15
Quelle: boersengefluester.de und Firmenangaben

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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

Wirtschaftsprüfer: PricewaterhouseCoopers

INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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Highlight Communic.
WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
920299 4,080 Halten 257,04
KGV 2020e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
11,66 12,82 0,918 10,50
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
1,54 1,67 0,54 2,005
Dividende '18 in € Dividende '19e in € Div.-Rendite '18
in %
Hauptversammlung
0,17 0,15 4,17 20.06.2019
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
28.05.2019 Aug. 2019 Nov. 2019 28.03.2019
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-2,49% -8,32% -12,82% -21,24%
    
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