Kinepolis generates EUR 254.5 million revenue and EUR 35.7 million profit despite less visitors

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2012 vs 2011

* Visitor number decreases by 1.4 million to 19.8 million or 6.9% less than in 2011 due to the impact of the Olympic Games, the European Football Championship and the crisis in Spain 
* Improved total turnover by 0.3% thanks to higher revenue per visitor, revenue growth in all other business lines and the acquisition of Brightfish in 2011
* Continued improvement of operating ratios and efficiency
* Increase current EBITDA by 3.2% to € 74.0 million
* Rise in current profit by 6.3% to € 37.4 million and earnings per share by 11.2% to € 6.15
* Increase dividend per share with 31.1% to € 2.36 based on 35% pay-out ratio and current number of dividend eligible shares 
* Limited increase net financial debt of € 13.7 million due to share buy-back

In spite of the fall in the number of visitors by 1.4 million, turnover rose by 0.3%, due to the higher turnover per visitor and the revenue growth of all other activities, together with the impact of the integration of Brightfish as from October 2011. This turnover growth and the continued improvements in operating efficiency led to a rise in current EBITDA by 3.2% to € 74.0 million and a rise in current profit to € 37.4 million. Together with the share buy-back programme, this results in strong value creation for shareholders. Profit per share rose by 11.2% and dividend per share by 31.1%.

Because of the increased profit Kinepolis also generated a higher free cash flow (€ 54.1 million) and net financial debt only rose by € 13.7 million after the € 47.9 million capital optimisation through share buy-back, resulting in a very low debt ratio.

About Kinepolis

Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 63 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR Theatres, Kinepolis also operates 36 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 109 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,131 screens and more than 200,000 seats. Kinepolis’ employees are all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. 

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A. Van Troos,
Communication Manager

Kinepolis Group nv
The Office I
Moutstraat 132-146
B - 9000 Gent

T: +32 9 241 00 16


Kinepolis Group NV
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Moutstraat 132-146
B-9000 Gent

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