As from January 1, 2019, Vivendi applies the new accounting standard IFRS 16 – Leases. In accordance with IFRS 16, the impact of the change of accounting standard was recorded in the opening balance sheet as of January 1, 2019. Moreover, Vivendi applied this change of accounting standard to the Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Earnings and Statement of Cash Flows in 2019; therefore, the data relative to prior years is not comparable. For a detailed description, please refer to Notes 1.1, 22.214.171.124 and 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2019.
As a reminder, in 2018, Vivendi applied two new accounting standards:
In addition, Vivendi deconsolidated GVT as from May 28, 2015, the date of its effective sale by Vivendi. In compliance with IFRS 5, this business was reported as a discontinued operation for 2015 as set out in the table of selected key consolidated financial data below in respect of data reflected in the Statement of Earnings and Statement of Cash Flows.
|Year ended December 31,|
|Income from operations (a)||1,719||1,439||1,098||853||1,061|
|Adjusted earnings before interest and income taxes (EBITA) (a)||1,526||1,288||
|Earnings before interest and income taxes (EBIT)||1,381||1,182||
|Earnings attributable to Vivendi shareowners||1,583||127||
|of which earnings from continuing operations attributable to Vivendi shareowners||1,583||127||1,216||1,236||699|
|Adjusted net income (a)||1,741||1,157||
|Net Cash Position/(Financial Net Debt) (a)||(4,064)||176||
|of which Vivendi shareowners’ equity||15,353||17,313||
|Cash flow from operations (CFFO) (a)||903||1,126||
Cash flow from operations after interest and income tax paid (CFAIT) (a)
|Dividends paid by Vivendi to its shareholders||636||568||
|Purchases/(sales) of Vivendi’s treasury shares||2,673||–||
|Per share data|
|Weighted average number of shares outstanding||1,233.5||1,263.5||
|Earnings attributable to Vivendi shareowners per share – basic||1.28||0.10||
|Adjusted net income per share||1.41||0.92||
|Number of shares outstanding at the end of the period (excluding treasury shares)||1,170.6||1,268.0||
|Equity per share, attributable to Vivendi shareowners||13.12||13.65||
|Dividends per share paid||0.50||0.45||
(a) The non-GAAP measures of Income from operations, EBITA, Adjusted net income, Net Cash Position (or Financial Net Debt), Cash flow from operations (CFFO) and Cash flow from operations after interest and income tax paid (CFAIT) should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, other GAAP measures of operating and financial performance as presented in the Consolidated Financial Statements and the related Notes, or as described in this Financial Report. Vivendi considers these to be relevant indicators of the group’s operating and financial performance. Each of these indicators is defined in the appropriate section of this Financial Report. In addition, it should be noted that other companies may have definitions and calculations for these indicators that differ from those used by Vivendi, thereby affecting comparability.
(b) With respect to fiscal year 2015, Vivendi paid an ordinary dividend of €3 per share, i.e., an aggregate dividend payment of €3,951 million. This amount included €1,363 million paid in 2015 (first interim dividend of €1 per share) and €2,588 million paid in 2016 (€1,318 million for the second interim dividend of €1 per share and €1,270 million representing the balance of €1 per share). In addition, in 2015, Vivendi paid a dividend with respect to fiscal year 2014 of €1 per share, i.e., €1,364 million.