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SES H1 2022 Results

SES S.A. announces financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2022.

Solid First Half financial performance

  • Revenue of €899 million (+2.8% YOY as reported) and Adjusted EBITDA(1) of €545 million (flat YOY as reported)
  • Important renewals in Video (-5.1% YOY including periodic(2) ) underpin Full Year outlook
  • Revenue expansion in Q2 2022 driving Networks growth (+2.1% YOY(2) ) and supporting Full Year growth expectation
  • Adjusted Net Profit improved by 11% YOY to €168 million, while leverage reduced to 3.0 times(3)

On track to deliver robust 2022 Revenue and EBITDA and drive long-term value from differentiated growth investments

  • Over 90% of 2022 Group Revenue outlook (€1,750-1,810 million(4) ) under contract; 2022 Adjusted EBITDA outlook also on track
  • $930 million(5) of gross backlog for SES-17 (now in service) & O3b mPOWER (progressing towards service introduction in Q2 2023)
  • $450 million DRS GES acquisition completed expanding revenue base in profitable and growing Government segment

Important milestones achieved in US C-band clearing

  • First satellite (SES-22) successfully launched and now in service; Phase 2 clearing on track
  • Over $520 million of cost reimbursements received to date via the clearinghouse process
  • Additional clearing for Verizon over 50% complete; expect to complete in H2 2022 to earn up to $170 million (gross) payments

Steve Collar, CEO of SES, commented: “I am pleased with our H1 2022 results reflecting solid execution across the business and affirming that we are fully on track to deliver on our full year revenue and EBITDA outlook.

Our Networks business delivered growth of 2% year-on-year and this trajectory will be further strengthened by important wins with ARSAT and AXESS Networks, agreements signed with Explora Journeys and another leading cruise provider reinforcing our leading position in cruise, and the entry into service of SES-17 which is now operational and delivering commercial services to customers.

We have closed the acquisition of DRS GES, allowing us to combine the best-in-class Government solutions provider together with our state-of-the-art multi-orbit satellite networking capabilities at SES Government Solutions and expanding our value proposition towards US Government end users. The combination is compelling in view of our leadership in Medium Earth Orbit and the highly differentiated capabilities of the O3b mPOWER constellation, launching in Q4 with service introduction during the second quarter of 2023.

We secured several important renewals at our core video neighbourhoods in the first half and, with limited contract maturities in the second half, have clear line of sight to our full year revenue outlook, with first half performance complemented by growth in our HD+ and Sports & Events businesses.

Finally, our C-band clearing is proceeding well with the successful launch of SES-22, the first significant reimbursement payment received, and we are well on track to capture the $170 million of gross cash proceeds from our additional C-band agreement with Verizon.”

Key business and financial highlights (at constant FX unless explained otherwise)

SES regularly uses Alternative Performance Measures (APM) to present the performance of the Group and believes that these APMs are relevant to enhance understanding of the financial performance and financial position.

€million

 

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

 

∆ as reported

 

∆ at constant FX

Average €/$ FX rate

 

1.10

 

1.21

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

899

 

875

 

+2.8%

 

-2.1%

Adjusted EBITDA

 

545

 

544

 

+0.1%

 

-3.8%

Adjusted Net Profit

 

168

 

152

 

+10.6%

 

n/a

Adjusted Net Debt / Adjusted EBITDA

 

3.0 times

 

3.3 times

 

n/a

 

n/a

  • H1 2022 underlying revenue (excluding periodic and other) was 3.3% lower year-on-year at €888 million.
  • Video underlying revenue of €501 million represents a reduction of 7.0% year-on-year including the planned impact of lower US wholesale revenue. Excluding US wholesale, Video was 4.8% lower than H1 2021 as lower volumes in mature markets were partially offset by growth in HD+ and Sports & Events. Including periodic revenue of €10 million in Q1 2022, overall Video revenue was 5.1% lower compared with H1 2021.
  • At 30 June 2022, SES delivers 8,028 total TV channels to 366 million TV homes around the world, including 3,092 High Definition TV channels. 72% of total TV channels are broadcast in MPEG-4 with an additional 6% broadcast in HEVC.
  • Networks underlying revenue of €387 million represented a growth of 2.1% year-on-year compared with H1 2021 with growth in Mobility (of +16.0%) and Fixed Data (of +2.8%), while the rapid US withdrawal from Afghanistan in Q3 2021 contributed to lower Government (-7.5%) albeit with new business wins in Global Government supporting positive quarter-on-quarter performance.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of €545 million represented an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 60.6% (H1 2021: 62.2%) including recurring operating expenses of €354 million. Adjusted EBITDA excludes US C-band operating expenses (net of reimbursement income) of €13 million (H1 2021: €12 million) and other significant special items of €3 million (H1 2021: €6 million).
  • Adjusted Net Profit (as reported) improved to €168 million including a 12.4% reduction in net interest expense, net foreign exchange gain of €26 million (H1 2021: €20 million gain), and income tax expense of €27 million (H1 2021: €20 million expense).
  • At 30 June 2022, Adjusted Net Debt (including 50% of the €1,175 million of hybrid bonds as debt) was €3,310 million (down 9.5% compared with 30 June 2021) and represented an Adjusted Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA ratio of 3.0 times. In June 2022, SES launched and priced a bond offering of €750 million senior unsecured fixed rate notes due in 2029 with a coupon of 3.5% and, because of the transaction, SES now has no senior debt maturities to be refinanced until 2024.
  • Contract backlog at 30 June 2022 was €5.1 billion (€5.8 billion gross backlog including backlog with contractual break clauses).
  • 2022 group revenue and Adjusted EBITDA outlook (assuming an FX rate of €1=$1.13, nominal satellite health, and nominal launch schedule) is unchanged and expected to be between €1,750-1,810 million and between €1,030-1,070 million respectively.
  • On 1 August 2022, SES completed the acquisition of DRS Global Enterprise Solutions (GES) for $450 million, having obtained the necessary regulatory approvals.
  • Capital expenditure (net cash absorbed by investing activities excluding acquisitions, financial investments, and US C-band repurposing) outlook is also unchanged and expected to be €950 million in 2022 with an average of €460 million for 2023-2026.
  • In March 2022, SES secured an agreement to expand access for Verizon Communications to the 3700-3800 MHz C-band block in certain US markets beyond those cleared in Phase I and earlier than the deadline for Phase II clearing. SES will earn additional payments of up to $170 million (pre-costs), subject to delivering the clearing on the agreed timeline. During Q2 2022, SES completed the first part of this clearing and expects to receive a portion of the total payment during H2 2022. 

Operational performance

REVENUE BY BUSINESS UNIT

 

 

Revenue (€ million) as reported

 

Change (YOY) at constant FX

 

 

Q1 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

H1 2022

 

Q1 2022

 

Q2 2022

 

H1 2022

Average €/$ FX rate

 

1.12

 

1.08

 

1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video (total)

 

261

 

250

 

511

 

-2.6%

 

-7.7%

 

-5.1%

- Video (underlying)

 

251

 

250

 

501

 

-6.4%

 

-7.7%

 

-7.0%

- Periodic

 

10

 

-

 

10

 

n/m

 

n/m

 

n/m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government (underlying)

 

71

 

75

 

146

 

-5.7%

 

-9.2%

 

-7.5%

Fixed Data (underlying)

 

58

 

64

 

122

 

-2.4%

 

+7.9%

 

+2.8%

Mobility (underlying)

 

57

 

62

 

119

 

+9.9%

 

+22.2%

 

+16.0%

Networks (total)

 

186

 

201

 

387

 

-0.3%

 

+4.4%

 

+2.1%

- Networks (underlying)

 

186

 

201

 

387

 

-0.3%

 

+4.4%

 

+2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub-total

 

447

 

451

 

898

 

-1.7%

 

-2.7%

 

-2.2%

- Underlying

 

437

 

451

 

888

 

-3.9%

 

-2.7%

 

-3.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

1

 

-

 

1

 

n/m

 

n/m

 

n/m

Group Total

 

448

 

451

 

899

 

-1.6%

 

-2.7%

 

-2.1%

“At constant FX” refers to comparative figures restated at the current period FX to neutralise currency variations. “Underlying” revenue represents the core business of capacity sales, as well as associated services and equipment. This revenue may be impacted by changes in launch schedule and satellite health status. “Periodic” revenue separates revenues that are not directly related to or would distort the underlying business trends on a quarterly basis. Periodic revenue includes: the outright sale of transponders or transponder equivalents; accelerated revenue from hosted payloads during construction; termination fees; insurance proceeds; certain interim satellite missions, and other such items when material. “ Other” includes revenue not directly applicable to Video or Networks

Future satellite launches

Satellite

 

Region

 

Application

 

Launch Date

SES-22

 

North America

 

Video (US C-band accelerated clearing)

 

Launched

SES-20 & SES-21

 

North America

 

Video (US C-band accelerated clearing)

 

Q3 2022

O3b mPOWER (satellites 1-2)

 

Global

 

Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

Q4 2022

O3b mPOWER (satellites 3-4)

 

Global

 

Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

Q4 2022

O3b mPOWER (satellites 5-6)

 

Global

 

Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

Q4 2022

SES-18 & SES-19

 

North America

 

Video (US C-band accelerated clearing)

 

Q4 2022

O3b mPOWER (satellites 7-8)

 

Global

 

Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

2023

O3b mPOWER (satellites 9-11)

 

Global

 

Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

2024

ASTRA 1P

 

Europe

 

Video

 

2024

ASTRA 1Q

 

Europe

 

Video, Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

2024

SES-26

 

Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East

 

Video, Fixed Data, Mobility, Government

 

2024

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

€ million

 

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

Average €/$ FX rate

 

1.10

 

 

1.21

 

Revenue

 

899

 

 

875

 

US C-band repurposing income

 

4

 

 

47

 

Operating expenses

 

(374

)

 

(396

)

EBITDA

 

529

 

 

526

 

Depreciation expense

 

(296

)

 

(283

)

Impairment expense

 

(24

)

 

-

 

Amortisation expense

 

(24

)

 

(48

)

Operating profit

 

185

 

 

195

 

Net financing costs

 

(30

)

 

(44

)

Profit before tax

 

155

 

 

151

 

Income tax expense

 

(54

)

 

(16

)

Non-controlling interests

 

-

 

 

2

 

Net profit attributable to owners of the parent

 

101

 

 

137

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per A-share (in €)(1)

 

0.19

 

 

0.25

 

Basic and diluted earnings per B-share (in €)(1)

 

0.08

 

 

0.10

 

1) Earnings per share is calculated as profit attributable to owners of the parent divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year, as adjusted to reflect the economic rights of each class of share. For the purposes of the EPS calculation only, the net profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders has been adjusted to include the assumed coupon, net of tax, on the perpetual bonds.

€ million

 

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

Adjusted EBITDA

 

545

 

 

544

 

US C-band reimbursement income

 

4

 

 

47

 

US C-band operating expenses

 

(17

)

 

(59

)

Other significant special items

 

(3

)

 

(6

)

EBITDA

 

529

 

 

526

 

 
 

€ million

 

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

Adjusted Net Profit

 

168

 

 

152

 

US C-band reimbursement income

 

4

 

 

47

 

US C-band operating expenses

 

(17

)

 

(59

)

Impairment expense

 

(24

)

 

-

 

Other significant special items

 

(3

)

 

(6

)

Tax on significant special items

 

(27

)

 

3

 

Net profit attributable to owners of the parent

 

101

 

 

137

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

€ million

30 June 2022

 

31 December 2021

Property, plant, and equipment

4,140

 

3,773

Assets in the course of construction

1,592

 

1,788

Intangible assets

4,110

 

3,790

Other financial assets

30

 

26

Trade and other receivables(1)

217

 

245

Deferred customer contract costs

7

 

9

Deferred tax assets

536

 

568

Total non-current assets

10,632

 

10,199

Inventories

30

 

23

Trade and other receivables(1)

1,020

 

1,746

Deferred customer contract costs

4

 

3

Prepayments

55

 

48

Income tax receivable

21

 

13

Cash and cash equivalents (A)

1,669

 

1,049

Total current assets

2,799

 

2,882

Total assets

13,431

 

13,081

 

 

 

Equity attributable to the owners of the parent

5,908

 

5,670

Non-controlling interests

65

 

63

Total equity

5,973

 

5,733

 

 

 

Borrowings (B)

3,653

 

3,524

Provisions

7

 

6

Deferred income

311

 

314

Deferred tax liabilities

420

 

399

Other long-term liabilities

106

 

83

Lease liabilities

22

 

22

Fixed assets suppliers(2)

557

 

472

Total non-current liabilities

5,076

 

4,820

Borrowings (C)

738

 

57

Provisions

63

 

56

Deferred income

344

 

404

Trade and other payables

253

 

292

Lease liabilities

13

 

11

Fixed assets suppliers(2)

943

 

1,554

Income tax liabilities

28

 

154

Total current liabilities

2,382

 

2,528

Total liabilities

7,458

 

7,348

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

13,431

 

13,081

Reported Net Debt (B + C – A)

 

2,722

 

2,532

1) Trade and other receivables (current and non-current) include €534 million related to US C-band repurposing (31 December 2021: €1,273 million). 2) Fixed Asset Suppliers (current and non-current) includes €7 million (31 December 2021: €655 million) related to US C-band repurposing

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

€ million

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

Profit/(loss) before tax

155

 

 

151

 

Taxes paid during the year

(169

)

 

(14

)

Adjustment for non-cash items

 

371

 

 

356

 

Changes in working capital

 

423

 

 

(95

)

Net cash generated by operating activities

780

 

 

398

 

 

 

 

Payments for purchases of intangible assets

(25

)

 

(10

)

Payments for purchases of tangible assets(1)

(555

)

 

(83

)

Other investing activities

(1

)

 

(2

)

Net cash absorbed by investing activities

(581

)

 

(95

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

745

 

 

285

 

Repayment of borrowings

 

(49

)

 

(585

)

Proceeds from perpetual bond, net of transaction costs

 

-

 

 

619

 

Redemption of perpetual bond, net of transaction costs

 

-

 

 

(768

)

Coupon paid on perpetual bond

(31

)

 

(80

)

Dividends paid on ordinary shares(2)

(219

)

 

(181

)

Interest paid on borrowings

(48

)

 

(71

)

Payments for acquisition of treasury shares

-

 

 

(76

)

Proceeds from treasury shares sold and exercise of stock options

4

 

 

-

 

Lease payments

(9

)

 

(7

)

Net cash absorbed by financing activities

393

 

 

(864

)

 

 

 

Net foreign exchange movements

28

 

 

3

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

620

 

 

(558

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year

1,049

 

 

1,162

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year

1,669

 

 

604

 

1) Including €351 million related to US C-band repurposing (2021: €21 million). 2) Net of dividends received on treasury shares of €4 million (2021: €3 million)

€ million

H1 2022

 

H1 2021

Net cash generated by operating activities

780

 

398

Net cash absorbed by investing activities

(581)

 

(95)

Free cash flow before financing activities

199

 

303

Interest paid on borrowings

(48)

 

(71)

Lease payments

(9)

 

(7)

Free cash flow before equity distributions and treasury activities

 

142

 

225

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

QUARTERLY INCOME STATEMENT (AS REPORTED)

€ million

 

Q1 2021

 

Q2 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q4 2021

 

Q1 2022

 

Q2 2022

Average €/$ FX rate

 

1.22

 

 

1.20

 

 

1.19

 

 

1.15

 

 

1.12

 

 

1.08

 

Revenue

 

436

 

 

439

 

 

444

 

 

463

 

 

448

 

 

451

 

US C-band repurposing income

 

27

 

 

20

 

 

10

 

 

844

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

Operating expenses

 

(203

)

 

(193

)

 

(182

)

 

(243

)

 

(184

)

 

(190

)

EBITDA

 

260

 

 

266

 

 

272

 

 

1,064

 

 

266

 

 

263

 

Depreciation expense

 

(140

)

 

(143

)

 

(143

)

 

(149

)

 

(147

)

 

(149

)

Amortisation expense

 

(19

)

 

(29

)

 

(24

)

 

(23

)

 

(12

)

 

(12

)

Impairment expense

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(724

)

 

-

 

 

(24

)

Operating profit

 

101

 

 

94

 

 

105

 

 

168

 

 

107

 

 

78

 

Net financing costs

 

(26

)

 

(18

)

 

(23

)

 

(4

)

 

(16

)

 

(14

)

Profit before tax

 

75

 

 

76

 

 

82

 

 

164

 

 

91

 

 

64

 

Income tax benefit/(expense)

 

(8

)

 

(8

)

 

(14

)

 

79

 

 

(9

)

 

(45

)

Non-controlling interests

 

2

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

5

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

Net Profit

 

69

 

 

68

 

 

68

 

 

248

 

 

82

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (in €)(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A shares

 

0.13

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.14

 

 

0.53

 

 

0.17

 

 

0.02

 

Class B shares

 

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.22

 

 

0.07

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

268

 

 

276

 

 

279

 

 

268

 

 

274

 

 

271

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

61

%

 

63

%

 

63

%

 

58

%

 

61

%

 

60

%

US C-band repurposing income

 

27

 

 

20

 

 

10

 

 

844

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

US C-band operating expenses

 

(34

)

 

(25

)

 

(16

)

 

(47

)

 

(9

)

 

(8

)

Other significant special items

 

(1

)

 

(5

)

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

EBITDA

 

260

 

 

266

 

 

272

 

 

1,064

 

 

266

 

 

263

 

1) Earnings per share is calculated as profit attributable to owners of the parent divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the year, as adjusted to reflect the economic rights of each class of share. For the purposes of the EPS calculation only, the net profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders has been adjusted to include the coupon, net of tax, on the perpetual bonds. Fully diluted earnings per share are not significantly different from basic earnings per share.

QUARTERLY OPERATING PROFIT (AT CONSTANT €/$ FX RATE OF €1: $1.13)

€ million

 

Q1 2021

 

Q2 2021

 

Q3 2021

 

Q4 2021

 

Q1 2022

 

Q2 2022

Average €/$ FX rate

 

1.13

 

 

1.13

 

 

1.13

 

 

1.13

 

 

1.13

 

 

1.13

 

Revenue

 

454

 

 

452

 

 

455

 

 

468

 

 

446

 

 

440

 

US C-band repurposing income

 

29

 

 

21

 

 

11

 

 

861

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

Operating expenses

 

(213

)

 

(199

)

 

(187

)

 

(246

)

 

(182

)

 

(183

)

EBITDA

 

270

 

 

274

 

 

279

 

 

1,083

 

 

266

 

 

259

 

Depreciation expense

 

(149

)

 

(150

)

 

(149

)

 

(154

)

 

(147

)

 

(148

)

Amortisation expense

 

(19

)

 

(30

)

 

(23

)

 

(23

)

 

(12

)

 

(12

)

Impairment expense

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(739

)

 

-

 

 

(24

)

Operating profit

 

102

 

 

94

 

 

107

 

 

167

 

 

107

 

 

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

278

 

 

285

 

 

286

 

 

271

 

 

274

 

 

267

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

61

%

 

63

%

 

63

%

 

58

%

 

61

%

 

60

%

US C-band repurposing income

 

29

 

 

21

 

 

11

 

 

861

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

US C-band operating expenses

 

(36

)

 

(27

)

 

(17

)

 

(48

)

 

(9

)

 

(8

)

Other significant special items

 

(1

)

 

(5

)

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

EBITDA

 

270

 

 

274

 

 

279

 

 

1,083

 

 

266

 

 

259

 

ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES

SES regularly uses Alternative Performance Measures (‘APM’) to present the performance of the Group and believes that these APMs are relevant to enhance understanding of the financial performance and financial position. These measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies and are not measurements under IFRS or any other body of generally accepted accounting principles, and thus should not be considered substitutes for the information contained in the Group’s financial statements.

Alternative Performance Measure

 

Definition

Reported EBITDA and EBITDA margin

 

EBITDA is profit for the period before depreciation, amortisation, net financing cost and income tax. EBITDA margin is EBITDA divided by revenue.

Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

EBITDA adjusted to exclude significant special items. In 2021 and 2022, the primary exceptional items are the net impact of the repurposing of US C-band spectrum, restructuring charges, and costs associated with the acquisition and integration of new subsidiaries. Adjusted EBITDA margin is Adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.

Adjusted Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA

 

Adjusted Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA, represents the ratio of Net Debt plus 50% of the group’s hybrid bonds (per the rating agency methodology) divided by the last 12 months’ (rolling) Adjusted EBITDA.

Adjusted Net Profit

 

Net profit attributable to owners of the parent adjusted to exclude the

After tax impact of significant special items.

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About SES

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Excluding operating expenses/income recognised in relation to US C-band repurposing and other significant special items (disclosed separately)
2 At constant FX which refers to comparative figures restated to neutralise currency variations
3 Ratio of Adjusted Net Debt (including 50% of the €1.175 billion of hybrid bonds as debt) to Adjusted EBITDA
4 Financial outlook assumes a /$ FX rate of €1 = $1.13, nominal satellite health, and nominal launch schedule
5 Gross backlog $930 million (fully protected: $685 million)

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