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Q1 22 was strong in each division. Total advertising revenue increased by +16% as expected and digital advertising surged by +27%. ITV Studios revenue grew by +24% at constant currency thanks to strong deliveries of programmes. Total advertising revenue growth is expected to be +5% in H1 22 due to a tough comparative in Q2 22. ITV Studios benefits from the high demand for content and is confident on its performance in 2022. The launch of ITVX is confirmed for Q4 22.
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ITV had a strong 2021 year with total advertising revenue growth of +24% and studios revenue growth of +31% organically. The adjusted EBITA margin increased to 24% of revenue (+3pt). The advertising market has been strong since the start of the year 2022 according to ITV (+14% expected in January-April 2022). Conversely, the acceleration of the development of digital revenue (£750m by 2026) with the launch of ITVX implies higher content investments that should weigh on the operating margin in 20
ITV had a strong performance in 9m21. It included strong total advertising revenue growth in Q3 21 (+32% vs -7% in Q3 20). The outlook is positive for Q4 21 with advertising revenue growth estimated at +11-13%. ITV Studios revenue growth (+32% in 9m21 vs +26% in H1 21) was driven by the delivery of programmes in the UK and international markets and higher revenue from streaming platforms. Q4 21 should benefit from the strong pipeline of programmes.
Q1 21 was characterised by opposing trends at ITV Studios and advertising. Revenue recovered at ITV Studios (+9%), while advertising decreased (-6%) due to a high comparative last year and continuing COVID-19 restrictions in the UK. Total advertising revenue turned favourably in March 2021 (+8%) and the positive trend was confirmed in April 2021 and until the end of H1 21 (+26% estimated vs -20% in H1 20).
In Q4 20, total advertising revenue turned positive (+3%). In 2020, based on a 16% decrease in revenue, the group’s adjusted EBITA (£573m, -21%) was above expectations and represented a margin rate of 21% of revenue (-1pt). ITV benefited from the reduction in programming costs and significant cost savings in both divisions. For 2021, total advertising revenue increased in March after two negative months. ITV Studios should continue to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and additional related c
In Q3 20, the decrease in total advertising revenue slowed significantly (-7% vs -43% in Q2 20, of which -42% in June). For Q4 20, ITV is expecting a slight increase yoy, assuming no prolongation of the containment into December. ITV Studios’ revenue dropped by 19% at constant currency in 9m19 (vs -17% in H1 20). The return to full capacity is challenging due to the second lockdown so that both revenue and the EBITA margin should be impacted in Q4 20.
Total advertising revenue dropped by 43% in Q2 20 and ITV Studios was affected by the stop in production. The adjusted EBITA margin collapsed to 14% of revenue (-8pts yoy) despite the reduction in the cost of programmes by £77m and overheads cost savings of £51m over £60m targeted in 2020. There is no guidance for Q3 20 and FY2020. The negative trend in advertising was reduced in July 2020 (-23%). ITV Studios restarted production in June 2020.
In Q1 20, total advertising’s revenue (+2%) was in line with expectations and ITV Studios’ revenue (-10% organically) was impacted by the stopping of production since mid-March 2020. Advertising deteriorated in April 2020 (-42%) due to the lockdown and the cancellation of advertising campaigns. This may be a bottom considering the resumption of economic activity by the end of H1 20. ITV confirms cost savings, the reduction of capex and the cost of programmes.
In 2019, total advertising was better than expected and decreased by -1.5% (vs guidance of c.-2%). Lower group adjusted EBITA margin was attributable to Broadcasting, which had to support higher investments in the businesses, including the launch of BritBox UK, which were not completely offset by cost savings. The outlook for 2020 is uncertain due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Essentially, there should be a significant negative effect on TV advertising.
The decrease in total advertising revenue slowed in 9 months 19 (-3% vs -5% in H1 19), reflecting a positive trend in Q3 19 (+1%) and corresponding to the high range of guidance (-1/+1%). Online revenue grew significantly (+23% in 9 months 19 vs +18% in H1 19). As expected, ITV Studios benefited from high deliveries of programmes, in particular from ITV America. The 2019 guidance is confirmed and a dividend of at least 8.0p/share was reiterated.
Total advertising revenue decreased at a lower pace than expected in H1 19 (-5%, o/w -7% in Q1 19) and the trend should be -1%/+1% in Q3 19 despite the still uncertain economic and political environment in the UK. The other positive news was additional cost savings identified (£20m) to the initial £35-40m announced in 2018 and the confirmation of a dividend in respect of FY2019 of at least 8.0p/share.
Advertising was clearly negative in Q1 19 with a 7% drop in revenue (vs +3% in Q1 18 and +1% in FY2018). Taking into account advertising in April 2018 (+8%), total advertising revenue decreased by 3% in January-April 2019, in line with guidance (-3%/-4%). The trend is expected to be negative in May and June 2019 (respectively -2% and -20% estimated). Lastly, the launch of BritBox, a new streaming service, on-demand and ad-free, is expected in H2 19.
ITV had honourable figures in 2018. Total advertising revenue was up 1%, above guidance (stability estimated). The broadcast of the Football World Cup, the increase in the ITV Family share of viewing (+1.5pt to 23.2%) and the volume of viewing (+3%) were good supports for advertising revenue in a context of lower spendings in various sectors in the UK. Finally, ITV confirmed the final phase for the launch of BritBox which is a new streaming service on demand and ad-free.
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In 9m 18, total advertising revenue increased by 2%, at the same pace as in H1 18. Once more, total advertising growth was boosted by fast-growing online advertising (+43%). Nevertheless, ITV disappointed the stock market with the expectation of a decrease in total advertising revenue of 3% in Q4 18, o/w -6%/-8% in December.
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