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SBS BROADCASTING REPORTS RECORD REVENUES AND OPERATING PROFITS FOR 2006
– Net Revenue Exceeds €1 billion with 14% growth-
– Record EBITDA of €207 million — growing 43% –
Luxembourg, March 9, 2007 – SBS Broadcasting S.àr.l. announced strong financial results for the full-year 2006, with net revenue increasing by 14% to €1,003 million from €879.5 million in 2005. SBS’s recurring EBITDA surpassed previous record figures set in 2005 by 43% to €207 million, an increase of €62 million from 2005.
The SBS Group has four main business segments: Commercial Television, which accounted for 70% of net revenues, and Pay Television, Radio and Print, which accounted for 15%, 8% and 7%, respectively. Non-advertising revenues continued to grow, increasing to 39% of net revenues in 2006, up from 34% in 2005, driven by revenue increases in Pay TV, cable fees, subscriptions and interactive TV. In addition, SBS’s performance was driven by significant improvements in the operating results of SBS’s commercial television stations in the Netherlands, Belgium, the Nordic countries and Romania.
Patrick Tillieux, acting Chief Executive Officer of SBS Broadcasting Group, said: “2006 has been a record year for the group across virtually all financial metrics. Our diverse mix of European operations and our innovative management team have enabled us to successfully identify and capitalize on the growth opportunities within our multi-channel offering. Our commercial television and radio operations achieved solid results as we continue to deliver on our targeted audiences, while our premium Pay TV business in the Nordic region has established itself as the market leader with more than 900,000 subscriptions.”
“A major factor in SBS’s continuing success is the strength of our local and corporate management, which combines local market knowledge and entrepreneurial talent with international expertise and best practices,“ explained Patrick Tillieux. “SBS continues to be strategically well-positioned in both developed and high-growth markets across Europe with a strong platform for future growth and cash flow generation.”
“I would like to congratulate Patrick Tillieux and his team on an outstanding performance. Free to air has grown strongly, the high definition Pay TV brand C More has been significantly strengthened and a wide range of innovative new services have been successfully introduced during the course of the year”, said Dominic Murphy, Chairman of the Management Board. “SBS’s revenues have nearly doubled within five years with an almost sixfold increase in EBITDA. Within the last years, the company has shown a convincing ability to identify and realise growth opportunities through diversified revenues, start-up launches and acquisitions”, Katrin Wehr-Seiter, Vice Chairman of the Management Board, added.