DMGT annual report and M&A update

DMGTDMGT has published its 2012 Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 30th September 2012.

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Financial Highlights

  • Revenue 2012 – £1,960 million
  • Revenue 2011 – £1,985 million
  • Adjusted operating profit 2012 – £300 million
  • Adjusted operating profit 2011 – £281 million
  • Adjusted profit before tax 2012 – £255 million
  • Adjusted profit before tax 2011 – £232 million
  • Statutory profit before tax 2012 – £206 million
  • Statutory profit before tax 2011 – £126 million
  • Adjusted earnings per share 2012 – 49.4p
  • Adjusted earnings per share 2011 – 46.1p
  • Dividend per share 2012 – 18p
  • Dividend per share 2011 – 17p

Business Highlights

  • Percentage of digital revenue 2012 – 35%
  • Percentage of digital revenue 2011 – 32%
  • Total number of employees 2012 – 11,600
  • Total number of employees 2011 – 12,000
  • Profit split by B2B and B2C 2012
    • B2B 73%
    • B2C 27%
  • Profit split by B2B and B2C 2011
    • B2B 734%
    • B2C 26%

You can see the full interactive annual report here

M&A Report

For the fourth consecutive year disposal proceeds at DMGT have exceeded acquisition costs.

DMGT made a range of disposals, acquisitions and selective investments throughout the year. They announced a series of bolt-on acquisitions at dmg::information including Intelliworks,PrepMe and SpringRock. Euromoney acquired Global Grain Geneva and Global Grain Asia (a Fusion deal) and A&N Media acquired Jobrapido.

DMGT also announced the merger of online property portal, The Digital Property Group, with Zoopla.

dmg::information also made a series of investments in the US property market through Xceligent, Real Capital Analytics and BuildFax. In total, acquisitions, including a slight increase in their shareholding in Euromoney to offset dilution from incentive plans, utilised £75 million of cash.

Following the year-end DMGT made a further bolt-on investment at Hobsons with their acquisition of the US website Beat the GMAT.

DMGT also made a number of disposals.. Disposals in the early part of the year were primarily focused in Associated (Top Consultant, motors.co.uk and Teletext) whilst in the second half of the year they announced the disposal of the remaining stake in DMG Radio Australia and the sale of dmg::event’s Evanta leadership and conference business. Total disposal proceeds amounted to £125 million.

Post year-end on 21st November, 2012 DMGT announced they had reached agreement to sell Northcliffe Media, to Local World, a newly formed media group. DMGT will receive consideration of £52.5 million in cash and a 38.7% shareholding in Local World, which will allow DMGT to benefit from the potential upside from the evolution of the regional newspaper industry.

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