prosieben sat.1 media ag-reg (PBSFF) Key Developments
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Elects Werner Brandt as Chairman of the Supervisory Board
May 23 15
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG announced that the annual general meeting held on May 21, 2015, elected Dr. Werner Brandt as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Approves Dividend for the Year 2014, Payable on May 22, 2015
May 21 15
The shareholders of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG resolved to distribute a dividend of EUR 1.60 per share for the 2014 financial year at the annual general meeting held on May 21, 2015. This equates to a total payout of EUR 341.9 million and a payout ratio of 81.6% based on the underlying net income of the Group and is thus in line with the dividend policy communicated by company. The dividend will be paid out on May 22, 2015. In addition, the Annual General Meeting granted discharge to the Executive Board and Supervisory Board for the 2014 financial year by a large majority.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015
May 7 15
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG announced consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter revenues were EUR 654.6 million compared to EUR 581.1 million a year ago. Recurring EBITDA was EUR 152.7 million compared to EUR 140.1 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 145.9 million compared to EUR 135.9 million a year ago. EBIT was EUR 117.2 million compared to EUR 109.9 million a year ago. Consolidated net profit was EUR 61.1 million compared to EUR 49.0 million a year ago. Underlying net income was EUR 69.9 million compared to EUR 55.7 million a year ago. Basic earnings per share was EUR 0.33 compared to EUR 0.26 a year ago. Free cash flow was EUR 0.2 million compared to negative free cash flow of EUR 146.3 million a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 349.8 million compared to EUR 229.0 million a year ago. Net financial debt as at Mar. 31, 2015 was EUR 1,499.9 million compared to EUR 1,502.5 million a year ago.
For fiscal 2015, the group confirmed its targets and continues to expect an increase in group revenues in the mid to high single-digit percentage range. Recurring EBITDA and underlying net income are again expected to exceed the prior year level.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014
Mar 3 15
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG reported earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company reported profit attributable to shareholders of the company for the year ended December 31, 2014 was EUR 346.3 million, or EUR 1.61 per diluted share, compared to EUR 312.1 million, or EUR 1.45 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 were EUR 2.87 billion, compared to EUR 2.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Operating profit for the year ended December 31, 2014 was EUR 694.5 million, compared to EUR 668.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Prosiebensat.1 Media AG Appoints Henrik Ravn as COO and Chief Commercial Officer for its Broadcasting German-Speaking Segment
Feb 27 15
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG has appointed Henrik Ravn as COO and chief commercial officer for its broadcasting German-speaking segment. As well as coordinating development questions in the core business of free TV, he will also promote new pay and distribution initiatives. Alongside the free TV stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and their marketing, the Broadcasting German-speaking segment also includes the business of distributing the Group's HD and pay TV stations. Ravn will report to the CEO Thomas Ebeling. This will not affect the areas of responsibility of Wolfgang Link, Head of the Management Board of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland, and Thomas Wagner, Head of the Management Board of the marketing subsidiary SevenOne Media. Both will also continue to report to Thomas Ebeling.