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Highlight Group closes the financial year on a positive note despite coronavirus pandemic

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DGAP-News: Highlight Communications AG / Key word(s): Annual Report/Annual Results
30.04.2021 / 11:00
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

PRESS RELEASE

Highlight Group closes the financial year on a positive note despite coronavirus pandemic


Pratteln, April 30, 2021 - The business performance of the Highlight Group in 2020 was satisfactory on the whole in light of the sustained COVID-19 pandemic.

Group development in fiscal 2020

Development of the operating segments in 2020
 

Targets for fiscal 2021

The global spread of the COVID 19 virus continued to weigh on the Highlight Group's operating activities in the first quarter of 2021.
As in the previous year, the Board of Directors is monitoring the situation in the current reporting period and regularly reviews the measures taken.
However, in the event that the national COVID 19 restrictions cease to apply, Highlight Group is ready to return to stable and economically successful business activities with major growth potential, including a strong theatre program in the Film segment and the new Bundesliga rights for the 2021/22 season in the Sports segment. Due to the unpredictable developments of the COVID 19 situation, the Board of Directors is currently unable to issue a forecast for fiscal 2021.

The Annual General Meeting for fiscal 2020 is scheduled to take place in June 2021.

From today, the annual report for 2020 can be downloaded from www.highlight-communications.ch in German and English

The Highlight Group at a glance

 

 

Group figures (IFRS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHF million

2020

2019

Change in %

Sales

414.6

486.8

-14.8

EBIT

25.6

29.5

-13.4

Consolidated net profit
(after taxes)

12.0

25.4

-52.8

Net profit attributable to shareholders

12.2

25.2

-51.6

Earnings per share (in CHF)

0.21

0.44

-52.3

Segment revenue

 

 

 

Film

261.4

303.6

-13.9

Sports- and Event-Marketing

61.5

64.7

-5.0

Sports

92.2

119.0

-22.5

Segment earnings

 

 

 

Film

13.3

16.4

-19.1

Sports- and Event-Marketing

27.2

29.2

-6.6

Sports

-9.0

-8.2

n/a

 

 

 

 

CHF million

Dec. 31, 2020

Dec. 31, 2019

Change in %

Total assets

661.3

673.9

-1.9

Equity

207.0

197.7

4.7

Equity ratio (%)

31.3

29.3

2.0 points

Financial liabilities

172.7

187.7

-8.0

Cash and cash equivalents

48.2

53.0

-9.0

 

 

 

 

 

For further information:
Highlight Communications AG

 

 

 

Investor Relations

 

 

 

Netzibodenstrasse 23b

 

 

 

CH-4133 Pratteln BL

 

 

 

Tel: +41 (0) 61 816 96 91

 

 

 

E-mail: ir@hlcom.ch

 

 

 


30.04.2021 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
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Language:

English

Company:

Highlight Communications AG

Netzibodenstrasse 23b

4133 Pratteln

Switzerland

Phone:

+41 61 816 96 96

Fax:

+41 61 816 67 67

E-mail:

ir@hlcom.ch

Internet:

www.hlcom.ch

ISIN:

CH0006539198

WKN:

920299

Listed:

Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:

1191201


 

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