Vivendi: The company’s report

Vivendi: The company reported that profitability was up in the second quarter of 2018.

Strong performance of Vivendi’s three main businesses
in the first half of 2018

Evolution of Universal Music Group’s share capital

Exclusive negotiations with Grupo Planeta
for the acquisition of Editis
 

 

  • Strong performance of the three main businesses: Universal Music Group’s EBITA up 23.5%[1] and Canal+ Group’s EBITA up 27.8%1; Improvement of Havas’ EBITA margin: 10.0% vs. 9.1% for the first half of 2017 (pro forma)

 

  • 22.8% increase in adjusted net income driven by a 54.0% increase in the Group’s EBITA

 

  • €1.2 billion capital gain on the sale of Vivendi’s interest in Ubisoft most of which was not included in adjusted net income or earnings attributable to Vivendi SA shareowners (impact of new IFRS standards)

 

  • Very low level of financial debt at €1.399 billion, before receipt of the remaining proceeds from the disposals of the investments in Ubisoft and Fnac Darty (€768 million)

 

  • Universal Music Group’s share capital: looking for strategic partners

 

  • Exclusive negotiations with Grupo Planeta for the acquisition of Editis