JCDecaux: Full-Year 2018 revenue

1/31, 5:40 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Full-Year 2018 revenue

  • 2018 adjusted revenue up +3.6% to €3,618.5 million
  • 2018 adjusted organic revenue up +5.2%
  • Q4 2018 adjusted revenue up +8.1% to €1,107.5 million
  • Q4 2018 adjusted organic revenue up +5.4%

Paris, January 31st, 2019 - JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today its revenue for the full-year 2018.

Following the adoption of IFRS 11 from January 1st, 2014, the operating data presented below is adjusted to include our prorata share in companies under joint control. Please refer to the paragraph "Adjusted data" on page 3 of this release for the definition of adjusted data and reconciliation with IFRS.
The 2017 comparative figures are restated from the retrospective application of IFRS 15 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers", applicable from January 1st, 2018. The application of IFRS 15 leads to the change in presentation of invoices relating to advertising taxes. The impact on previously published Q4 2017 and the full-year 2017 figures are +5.6 million and +€20.7 million on adjusted revenue, respectively.

2018 adjusted revenue increased by +3.6% to €3,618.5 million compared to €3,492.6 million in 2017. Excluding the negative impact from foreign exchange variations and the positive impact from changes in perimeter, adjusted organic revenue grew by +5.2%.
Adjusted organic advertising revenue, excluding revenue related to sale, rental and maintenance of street furniture and advertising displays, increased by +5.0% in 2018.

Adjusted revenue of the fourth quarter of 2018 increased by +8.1% to €1,107.5 million compared to €1,024.1 million in Q4 2017. Reported growth's acceleration was driven by a two-month contribution from APN Outdoor. Excluding the negative impact from foreign exchange variations and the positive impact from changes in perimeter, adjusted organic revenue increased by +5.4%.
Adjusted organic advertising revenue, excluding revenue related to sale, rental and maintenance of street furniture and advertising displays, increased by +4.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018.

By activity:

Full-Year  adjusted revenue 2018 (€m) 2017 (€m) Reported growth Organic growth(a)
Street Furniture 1,587.6 1,586.7 +0.1% +2.7%
Transport 1,517.0 1,399.2 +8.4% +10.2%
Billboard 513.9 506.7 +1.4% -0.9%
Total 3,618.5 3,492.6 +3.6% +5.2%

(a) Excluding acquisitions/divestitures and the impact of foreign exchange

Q4 adjusted revenue 2018 (€m) 2017 (€m) Reported growth Organic growth(a)
Street Furniture 479.9 472.6 +1.5% +2.6%
Transport 472.7 412.2 +14.7% +10.8%
Billboard 154.9 139.3 +11.2% -1.2%
Total 1,107.5 1,024.1 +8.1% +5.4%

(a) Excluding acquisitions/divestitures and the impact of foreign exchange

By geographic area:

Full-Year  adjusted revenue 2018 (€m) 2017 (€m) Reported growth Organic growth(a)
Europe (b) 960.7 942.8 +1.9% +3.1%
Asia-Pacific 957.3 818.7 +16.9% +16.4%
France 602.6 622.2 -3.2% -3.2%
Rest of the World 438.0 450.0 -2.7% +4.2%
United Kingdom 369.0 362.4 +1.8% +2.7%
North America 290.9 296.5 -1.9% +2.5%
Total 3,618.5 3,492.6 +3.6% +5.2%

(a) Excluding acquisitions/divestitures and the impact of foreign exchange
(b) Excluding France and the United Kingdom

Please note that the geographic comments hereafter refer to organic revenue growth.

STREET FURNITURE

Full-year adjusted revenue increased by +0.1% to €1,587.6 million (+2.7% on an organic basis). Europe (including France and the UK) was down, negatively affected by the cancellation of the Paris "City Information Panels" interim contract in France. Asia-Pacific was up strongly with a double-digit growth, mainly driven by our new contracts in Australia. The Rest of the World and North America delivered a strong performance.

In the fourth quarter, adjusted revenue increased by +1.5% to €479.9 million (+2.6% on an organic basis). Europe (including France and the UK) was down, negatively affected by the cancellation of the Paris "City Information Panels" interim contract in France. Asia-Pacific was up strongly with a double-digit growth, mainly driven by our new contracts in Australia. The Rest of the World showed double-digit growth fuelled by Latin America and North America was up.
Fourth quarter adjusted organic advertising revenue, excluding revenue related to sale, rental and maintenance of street furniture were up +1.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

TRANSPORT

Full-year adjusted revenue increased by +8.4% to €1,517.0 million (+10.2% on an organic basis). Asia-Pacific was up double-digit. Europe (including France and the UK) posted strong growth. The Rest of the World was up and North America was down.

In the fourth quarter, adjusted revenue increased by +14.7% to €472.7 million (+10.8% on an organic basis). Asia-Pacific and Europe (including France and the UK) posted double-digit growth. North America was down and the Rest of the World was up.

BILLBOARD

Full-year adjusted revenue increased by +1.4% to €513.9 million (-0.9% on an organic basis). Reported growth was fuelled by the contribution of APN Outdoor since October 31st, 2018. Europe was down, affected by our multi-year plan to reduce our traditional UK billboard portfolio, while our UK digital billboard business remained strong and our performance in France was good. The Rest of the World was virtually flat and North America was down.

In the fourth quarter, adjusted revenue increased by +11.2% to €154.9 million (-1.2% on an organic basis). Europe was virtually flat, affected by our multi-year plan to reduce our traditional UK billboard portfolio, while our UK digital billboard business remained strong and our performance in France was good. The Rest of the World was down and North America posted double-digit growth.


Commenting on the Group's 2018 revenue performance, Jean-Charles Decaux, Chairman of the Executive Board and Co-CEO of JCDecaux, said:

"2018 was another record year for JCDecaux with revenue at €3,618.5 million. Our full-year organic revenue growth rate of +5.2% was driven by a better than expected Q4 which grew +5.4% on an organic basis. This strong performance reflects both, our exposure to faster-growth markets which represent 37% of our Group revenue, as well as the growing contribution of our prime DOOH media assets delivering a revenue increase of +28.4% and representing 20.4% of Group revenue with 5 countries (UK, US, China, Australia and Germany) delivering 68% of our DOOH revenue worldwide.

Street Furniture's organic revenue growth of +2.7% was mainly driven by a very strong digital revenue increase at +30.4% with digital revenue representing 18.1% of total Street Furniture revenue while analogue revenue continued to be negatively affected by the unexpected cancellation of the Paris "City Information Panels" interim contract in France.

Transport's organic revenue growth of +10.2% continues to benefit from both, the strong double-digit growth in China, despite a softer metro advertising business in Q4 which we flagged in our guidance, and the strong digital revenue increase at +26.1% with digital revenue representing 25.8% of total Transport revenue. Our Transport segment, which derives 70% of its total revenue outside of Europe, is now nearly as large as our Street Furniture business.

Billboard's slight organic revenue decline of -0.9% was mainly due to our multi-year plan to reduce our traditional UK billboard portfolio offset by a strong Group digital billboard revenue increase at +34.6% representing 11.6% of total Billboard revenue while France delivered a good performance.

2018 was also marked by several strategic contracts wins such as the renewal and extension of numerous European cities such as Berlin or The Hague. We also won Singapore Street Furniture on Orchard Road and Yangon Street Furniture in Myanmar. In Transport, we renewed and extended significant contracts such as Hong Kong MTR, Network Rail in the UK as well as Dubai airport. In China, we strengthened our footprint with the renewal of Beijing Capital airport and the extension to Beijing Daxing airport.

While the OOH industry worldwide consolidation continues, we completed, on October 31st, 2018, the acquisition of one of the Top 10 OOH companies, APN Outdoor operating in Australia (world's 7th largest media market) and in New-Zealand. Both markets enjoy good growth potential given the low penetration of OOH.

As usual, we will provide guidance for Q1 when we release our full-year 2018 results on March 7th, 2019.

In a media landscape increasingly fragmented, out-of-home advertising reinforces its attractiveness. With our accelerating exposure to faster-growth markets, our growing premium digital portfolio combined with a new data-led audience targeting platform, our ability to win new contracts and the high quality of our teams across the world, we believe we are well positioned to outperform the advertising market and increase our leadership position in the outdoor advertising industry through profitable market share gains. The strength of our balance sheet is a key competitive advantage that will allow us to pursue further external growth opportunities as they arise and to continue to invest significantly in digital."

ADJUSTED DATA

Under IFRS 11, applicable from 1st January, 2014, companies under joint control are accounted for using the equity method.
However, in order to reflect the business reality of the Group, operating data of the companies under joint control will continue to be proportionately integrated in the operating management reports used to monitor the activity, allocate resources and measure performance.
Consequently, pursuant to IFRS 8, Segment Reporting presented in the financial statements complies with the Group's internal information, and the Group's external financial communication therefore relies on this operating financial information. Financial information and comments are therefore based on "adjusted" data, consistent with historical data prior to 2014, which is reconciled with IFRS financial statements.
In Q4 2018, the impact of IFRS 11 on adjusted revenue was -€133.6 million (-€131.6 million in Q4 2017), leaving IFRS revenue at €973.9 million (€892.5 million in Q4 2017).
For the full-year 2018, the impact of IFRS 11 on adjusted revenue was -€437.1 million (-€432.1 million for the full-year 2017), leaving IFRS revenue at €3,181.4 million (€3,060.5 million for the full-year 2017).


ORGANIC GROWTH DEFINITION

The Group's organic growth corresponds to the adjusted revenue growth excluding foreign exchange impact and perimeter effect. The reference fiscal year remains unchanged regarding the reported figures, and the organic growth is calculated by converting the revenue of the current fiscal year at the average exchange rates of the previous year and taking into account the perimeter variations prorata temporis, but including revenue variations from the gains of new contracts and the losses of contracts previously held in our portfolio.

€m   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FY
             
2017 adjusted revenue (a) 762.6 888.8 817.1 1,024.1 3,492.6
             
2018 IFRS revenue (b) 658.0 789.8 759.7 973.9 3,181.4
IFRS 11 impacts (c) 84.5 111.0 108.0 133.6 437.1
2018 adjusted revenue (d) = (b) + (c) 742.5 900.8 867.7 1,107.5 3,618.5
Currency impacts (e) 42.1 32.2 10.6 8.6 93.5
2018 adjusted revenue at 2017 exchange rates (f) = (d) + (e) 784.6 933.0 878.3 1,116.1 3,712.0
Change in scope (g) (0.3) (0.5) (1.5) (37.1) (39.4)
2018 adjusted organic revenue (h) = (f) + (g) 784.3 932.5 876.8 1,079.0 3,672.6
             
Organic growth (i) = (h) / (a) +2.8% +4.9% +7.3% +5.4% +5.2%

€m Impact of currency
as of December 31st, 2018
   
BRL 15.0
USD 13.0
RMB 11.3
HKD 11.1
GBP 3.4
Other 39.7
   
Total 93.5

Average exchange rate FY 2018 FY 2017
     
BRL 0.2321 0.2774
USD 0.8468 0.8852
RMB 0.1281 0.1311
HKD 0.1080 0.1136
GBP 1.1303 1.1407



Next information:
2018 annual results: March 7th, 2019 (before market)

Key Figures for JCDecaux

  • 2018 revenue: €3,619m
  • JCDecaux is listed on the Eurolist of Euronext Paris and is part of the Euronext 100 and Euronext Family Business indexes
  • JCDecaux is part of the FTSE4Good index
  • N°1 worldwide in street furniture (543,050 advertising panels)
  • N°1 worldwide in transport advertising with more than 215 airports and 250 contracts in metros, buses, trains and tramways (356,320 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in Europe for billboards (141,630 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Europe (672,220 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Asia-Pacific (216,290 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Latin America (77,190 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in Africa (26,770 advertising panels)
  • N°1 in outdoor advertising in the Middle-East (18,650 advertising panels)
  • Leader in self-service bike rental scheme: pioneer in eco-friendly mobility
  • 1,074,113 advertising panels in more than 80 countries
  • Present in 4,033 cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants
  • 13,040 employees

Forward looking statements
This news release may contain some forward-looking statements. These statements are not undertakings as to the future performance of the Company. Although the Company considers that such statements are based on reasonable expectations and assumptions on the date of publication of this release, they are by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual performance to differ from those indicated or implied in such statements.
These risks and uncertainties include without limitation the risk factors that are described in the annual report registered in France with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
Investors and holders of shares of the Company may obtain copy of such annual report by contacting the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on its website www.amf-france.org or directly on the Company website www.jcdecaux.com.
The Company does not have the obligation and undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of the forward-looking statements.

Communications Department: Agathe Albertini
+33 (0) 1 30 79 34 99 - agathe.albertini@jcdecaux.com

Investor Relations: Arnaud Courtial
+33 (0) 1 30 79 79 93 - arnaud.courtial@jcdecaux.com




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