Paris, February 26, 2013

Note: This press release contains audited consolidated earnings established under IFRS, which were approved by Vivendi’s Management Board on February 18, 2013, after having received the recommendation of the Audit Committee on February 15, 2013, and reviewed by the Supervisory Board on February 22, 2013. They will be submitted for approval at the Annual General Shareholders’ meeting to be held on April 30, 2013.

Vivendi 2012 earnings


  • Revenues: €28.994 billion, up 0.6% (-0.7% at constant currency) compared to 2011.
  • EBITA : €5.283 billion, down 9.8% (-10.7% at constant currency) compared to 2011. Activision Blizzard (+€138 million), GVT (+€92 million) and Universal Music Group (+€18 million) record excellent performances, in particular during the fourth quarter.
  • Adjusted Net Income : €2.550 billion, down 13.6% compared to 2011 mainly due to SFR’s lower EBITA.
  • Adjusted Net Income before impact of non-recurring items : €2.86 billion compared to an outlook of around €2.7 billion.
  • Earnings attributable to Vivendi SA shareowners: €164 million. These earnings are affected by non-recurring items having a negative impact: the reserve accrual regarding Liberty Media Corporation, -€945 million, and the impairment of Canal+ France, -€665 million.
  • Net debt: €13.4 billion, i.e. below the €14 billion tag announced.
  • Proposal to distribute a cash dividend of €1 per share.


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