Unterföhring, September 13, 2022. ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE acquires the outstanding 50% of the shares in Joyn from Warner Bros. Discovery.
For the outlook of the financial year 2022 of ProSiebenSat.1, revenues of around EUR 4.375 billion remain unchanged with a variance of plus/minus EUR 75 million (previous year’s figure adjusted for currency and portfolio effects: EUR 4.333 billion) despite the first-time full consolidation in the fourth quarter.
At the same time, ProSiebenSat.1 expects a reduction in adjusted EBITDA of around EUR 25 million for the financial year 2022 due to the first-time full consolidation of Joyn (previously, the 50% share in the company was reported at equity in the financial result) and is adjusting its full-year outlook for adjusted EBITDA accordingly to a value of EUR 780 million, with an unchanged variance of plus/minus EUR 25 million (previously EUR 805 million plus/minus EUR 25 million).
In addition, one-time expenses of up to EUR 20 million will be incurred in financial year 2022 due to efficiency measures in the Group's streaming activities but will have no further impact on ProSiebenSat.1's adjusted EBITDA. These efficiency measures as well as revenue synergies will lead to adjusted EBITDA improvements of around EUR 35 million per year from 2023 onwards. As a result, ProSiebenSat.1 expects a negative impact on adjusted EBITDA of only around EUR 40 million in the financial year 2023 and of only around EUR 25 million in the financial year 2024 due to the full consolidation of Joyn. The Group also expects a positive earnings contribution to adjusted EBITDA by the 2025 financial year at the latest.
The Group expects adjusted net income after full consolidation of Joyn for the financial year 2022 to be approximately at the level of the previous year (previously: at or slightly above the previous year's level; previous year: EUR 362 million). In line with its dividend policy, ProSiebenSat.1 therefore expects to be able to pay a dividend for the financial year 2022 also at the previous year's level (for 2021: EUR 0.80 per share). Due to the full consolidation of Joyn, the Group does not expect any negative impact on adjusted net income in the financial year 2023. In 2024, a significantly positive contribution to the Group's adjusted net income is already expected.
Joyn GmbH also has income tax loss carry-forwards from the period of the joint venture of well over EUR 400 million, which could not have been utilized by ProSiebenSat.1 in this amount in the previous joint venture. Due to the expected possible utilization of these loss carry-forwards accumulated before full consolidation, the Group will realize an income tax benefit from the transaction of well over EUR 100 million in the coming years.
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