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Entertainment One

On course to double EBITDA by 2020

Update | Media | 22 May 2018

An excellent performance from Family & Brands and strong growth in Television offset declines in Film to deliver EBITDA growth of 11%, which is in line with forecasts. The group is in good shape entering FY19 and is on track to deliver to its five-year plan to double EBITDA by 2020. The shares are on a c 40% P/E and c 20% EV/EBITDA discount to global peers and we believe they offer good value.

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PJ Masks catching Peppa

Update | Media | 21 Nov 2017

eOne’s H118 results delivered a 36% increase in EBITDA driven by an outstanding performance in Family with Peppa Pig making its mark in China and the rapid global roll out of PJ Masks establishing it as a global brand. Management has reiterated that the company is on track to deliver full year expectations; we have updated our forecasts for mix effects but leave our overall EBITDA forecast unchanged.

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Library value up 13% and H118 trading on track

Update | Media | 27 Sep 2017

Operating performance across all Entertainment One (eOne) divisions is in line with management's full year expectations, with the H1/H2 weighting expected to be broadly in line with last year. As the group's business grows, so does its library valuation, which has increased by 13% y-o-y to $1.7bn, underpinning c 80% of the current EV.

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Firing on all cylinders

Update | Media | 24 May 2016

Strong growth in Television and Family was boosted by acquisitions and offset a weak performance in Film, as forecast. Television and Family accounted for 61% of EBITDA, have excellent pipelines and, with a stronger film slate, FY17 should see strong growth across all divisions. We see plenty of scope for the significant ratings gap vs peers to close.

Entertainment One

Nothing unscripted about Whizz Kid acquisition

Update | Media | 09 Apr 2018

eOne’s bolt on acquisition of Whizz Kid in the UK further builds on its expanding capabilities in the non-scripted television production segment. The GBP 6.9m consideration paid for a 70% interest will be part funded utilising some of the excess proceeds of the recent placing and shares.

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On track for full year

Update | Media | 04 Apr 2018

eOne’s FY18 trading update puts the group on track to deliver to expectations with continued excellent momentum in Family, a solid performance from Television and a better second half in Film.

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Takes full ownership of MGC

Update | Media | 30 Jan 2018

eOne has announced the proposed acquisition of the remaining 49% of the Mark Gordon Company (MGC) for $209m, financed with a mixture of new equity and debt. We estimate that the deal will be slightly earnings accretive in its first year before an anticipated $7-10m of cost synergies. In our view it is a logical extension of the group’s strategy to build a diversified content business.

Entertainment One

Strong performance across the group

Update | Media | 23 May 2017

An excellent performance in Television and Family and the recovery in Box Office in Film underpinned strong revenue and EBITDA growth in FY17 and the outlook for FY18 remains positive. The efforts that the group has made to move closer to the creative process in Film, and to diversify beyond Film, has greatly improved the financial and risk profile. We expect the ratings gap to peers to narrow.

Entertainment One

Exceptional charge to restructure Film

Flash note | Media | 12 May 2017

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that it will incur a one-off £47m exceptional charge related to the restructuring of one of its larger output deals and the accelerated restructuring of the Film division. On an underlying basis, EBITDA for FY17 is in line with previous guidance for strong growth and in line with our forecasts.

Entertainment One

Strong second half performance

Update | Media | 31 Mar 2017

A strong performance from Television and Family and continued recovery at the Box Office in Film put eOne on track to deliver strong growth in reported revenues and underlying EBITDA in FY17, as expected. The divisional mix may be weighted more towards Television than we had forecast but overall, we do not make any changes to our estimates.

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Executive Interview - Entertainment One

Edison TV: | Media | 22 Nov 2016

Entertainment One (eOne) is a leading international entertainment company that sources, selects and sells television, family, film and music content. In TV it is Canada’s largest independent television producer and distributor, it has sizeable operations in the US and international distribution from the UK. Its Family content includes the UK’s number one pre-school property, Peppa Pig. It also owns North America’s largest independent music label, eOne Music. It is one of the world’s largest multi-territory distributors of films with market-leading positions in the UK, Canada, Benelux, the US, Australia and Spain. Its content library, recently valued at $1.5bn, contains over 40,000 film and TV titles, 4,500 half-hours of TV programming and 45,000 music tracks.

Entertainment One

Strong first-half performance, full year on track

Update | Media | 22 Nov 2016

Strong performances across all Entertainment One's (eOne's) divisions underpinned 19% reported revenue growth in H117. With a significant proportion of its slate commissioned or contracted in Television, a good roster of films and strong momentum internationally in Family, the full year is on track to meet management's expectations. We maintain our forecasts and believe the shares, trading at a considerable discount to peers, do not yet reflect the more balanced structure of the group, or its stronger operational performance.