UBISOFT REPORTS FULL-YEAR 2020-21 EARNINGS FIGURES

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UBISOFT REPORTS FULL-YEAR 2020-21 EARNINGS FIGURES

Record net bookings and non-IFRS operating income
Rising value of Ubisoft’s portfolio and technology assets
Back catalog share of net bookings firmly above 50% for the 3rd consecutive year
2021-22 targets reflecting growth initiatives

Ubisoft FY21 Earnings & Sales

  • Full-year net bookings and non-IFRS operating income in line with targets:

 In €m

 
Reported change
vs. 2019-20

 
In % of total net bookings
 12 months 2020-2112 months 2019-20
IFRS 15 sales2,223.8+39.4%NANA
Net bookings2,240.6+46.1%NANA
Digital net bookings1,609.0+27.6%71.8%82.2%
PRI net bookings780.0+11.0%34.8%45.8%
Back-catalog net bookings1,288.4+15.5%57.5%72.7%
IFRS operating income289.4NANANA
Non-IFRS operating income473.3NA21.1%2.2%
  • All time high activity with 141 million unique players on PC and consoles, up 20%

  • Significant progression of Ubisoft’s portfolio value over 12 months:

    • Record performance for the Assassin’s Creed® franchise, with total yearly revenue up 50% vs prior record set in 2012-13

    • Spectacular growth of Just Dance®

    • Rainbow Six®: One of the industry’s top 10 most played games in 20201. Double-digit player acquisition growth. Record viewership for Esports regional leagues. Upcoming release of Rainbow Six Quarantine to broaden audience reach

    • The Division®: 40 million unique players. Expansion of the universe with The Division Heartland on consoles and PC as well as a mobile game

    • Robust growth for Brawlhalla®, Far Cry®, For Honor®, Rabbids®, The Crew®, Watch Dogs®

    • Solid on-going sales-through trends for Immortals Fenyx Rising, a player-favorite new IP

    • Significant portfolio expansion to come: Avatar, Beyond Good & Evil 2, Riders Republic, Skull & Bones, Star Wars

  • Rising value of Ubisoft’s technology assets:

    • Rollout of Ubisoft Connect

    • i3D.net: a fast-growing hosting leader in the video game space

  • 2021-22 targets: Net bookings up single digit. Non-IFRS operating income between 420 & 500 M€

Paris, May 11, 2021 – Today, Ubisoft released its earnings figures for fiscal 2020-21, i.e. the twelve months ended March 31, 2021.

Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, saidOur teams demonstrated incredible resilience during a challenging year, delivering amazing games and experiences. We also relied on a deep and diversified back-catalog which, again, outperformed our expectations and represented for the third consecutive year more than 50% of our total net bookings, progressively cementing the recurring profile of our business. Our assets have never been so strong.

Alongside these successes, we have pursued the transformation of our organization that we had initiated 18 months ago to ensure Ubisoft is positioned to meaningfully grow audience and recurring revenues over the coming years. We have also implemented profound changes to ensure the continued development of an inclusive working environment where our talents can thrive and deliver the game experiences that players will love and share.

Frédérick Duguet, Chief Financial Officer, said Ubisoft delivered a record year at the top and bottom lines thanks to an underlying performance that was significantly stronger than expected. This reflects the progress achieved in the diversification and recurrence of our revenues. We can rely on a deep portfolio of owned IPs, from our tentpole franchises, Rainbow Six, Assassin’s Creed, The Division, Far Cry, Just Dance, Ghost Recon and Watch Dogs to fan-favorite brands like For Honor, The Crew, Brawlhalla and Mario + Rabbids.

Our FY22 line-up will be the most diversified we have ever had, with ambitious post-launch plans as well as premium and F2P new releases. Our financial targets reflect these growth initiatives which are intended to generate significant value over the long term.

Yves Guillemot added We continue to build our portfolio, notably our biggest brands as demonstrated by the recently announced expansion of The Division’s universe. We also keep enhancing our technology assets, in particular our fast growing i3D.net hosting activity as well as Ubisoft Connect. Thanks to these expanding assets and a solid balance sheet, we are in a strong position to capitalize on the many opportunities offered by the market and are entering an exciting phase of our development.”

Note
The Group presents indicators which are not prepared strictly in accordance with IFRS as it considers that they are the best reflection of its operating and financial performance. The definitions of the non-IFRS indicators as well as a reconciliation table between the IFRS consolidated income statement and the non-IFRS consolidated income statement are provided in an appendix to this press release.

Income statement and key financial data

In € millions2020-21%2019-20% 
IFRS 15 sales2,223.8 1,594.8  
Deferred revenues related to IFRS 1516.7 (60.8)  
Net bookings2,240.6 1,534.0  
Gross margin based on net bookings1,914.885.5%1,280.983.5% 
Non-IFRS R&D expenses-784.9-35.0%(680.9)-44.4% 
Non-IFRS selling expenses-438.1-19.6%(382.2)-24.9% 
Non-IFRS G&A expenses-218.4-9.7%(183.6)-12.0% 
Total non-IFRS SG&A expenses-656.6-29.3%(565.8)-36.9% 
Non-IFRS operating income473.321.1%34.22.2% 
IFRS operating income289.4 (59.5)  
Non-IFRS diluted EPS (in €)2.48 (0.09)  
IFRS diluted EPS (in €) 0.85 (1.12)  
Non-IFRS cash flows from operating activities(1)169.0 (86.4)  
R&D investment expenditure1,104.2 909.6  
Non-IFRS net cash/(debt) position79.2 (100.6)  

(1) Based on the consolidated cash flow statement for comparison with other industry players (not audited by the Statutory Auditors).

Sales and net bookings

IFRS 15 sales for the fourth quarter of 2020-21 came to €501.8 million, up 4.3% (or 8.7% at constant exchange rates2) on the €481.1 million generated in fourth-quarter 2019-20. IFRS 15 sales for full-year 2020-21 totaled €2,223.8 million, up 39.4% (or 42.7% at constant exchange rates) versus the 2019-20 figure of €1,594.8 million.

Fourth-quarter 2020-21 net bookings totaled €484.9 million, up 16.2% (or 21.1% at constant exchange rates) on the €417.4 million recorded for fourth-quarter 2019-20.
Net bookings for full-year 2020-21 amounted to €2,240.6 million, up 46.1% (or 49.5% at constant exchange rates) on the €1,534.0 million figure for 2019-20, in line with the target of between €2,220 million and €2,280 million.

Main income statement items3

Non-IFRS operating income came in at €473.3 million, versus €34.2 million in 2019-20, in line with the target of between €450 and 500 million.

Non-IFRS attributable net income amounted to €313.5 million, representing non-IFRS diluted earnings per share (EPS) of €2.48, compared with non-IFRS attributable net loss of €10.2 million and non-IFRS diluted loss per share of €0.09 for 2019-20.

IFRS attributable net income totaled €103.1 million, representing IFRS diluted EPS of €0.85 (compared with IFRS attributable net loss of €125,6 million and IFRS diluted loss per share of €1.12 for 2019-20).

Main cash flow statement4 items

Non-IFRS cash flows from operating activities represented a net cash inflow of €169.0 million in 2020-21 (versus a net cash outflow of €86.4 million in 2019-20). It reflects a positive €64.6 million in non-IFRS cash flow from operations (versus a negative €169.9 million in 2019-20) and an €104.5 million decrease in non-IFRS working capital requirement (compared with an €83.4 million decrease in 2019-20).

Main balance sheet items and liquidity

At March 31, 2021, the Group’s equity was €1,656 million and its non-IFRS net cash was €79 million versus non-IFRS net debt of €101 million at end of March 2020. IFRS net debt totaled €227 million at March 31, 2021, of which €306 million related to the IFRS16 accounting restatement.

Outlook

First-quarter 2021-22

Net bookings for the first quarter of 2021-22 are expected to come in at around €320 million.

Full-year 2021-22

The Company is introducing its targets for 2021-22:

  • Net bookings single-digit growth
  • Non-IFRS operating income comprised between 420 M€ and 500 M€

The top-line growth will be driven by both back-catalog and new releases. Back-catalog growth will be spurred by its underlying robust dynamic, by a significantly stronger release slate in 2020-21 than in 2019-20 and by bigger post-launch plans, more than compensating for the high comparison 2020-21 base resulting from the lockdown impact on overall engagement. Ubisoft also expects to release a solid and well-diversified line-up, including premium and F2P titles. The year will notably see the release of Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic, The Division Heartland and Roller™ Champions. Skull and Bones will now be released in 2022-23.

Transformation of the organization

Ubisoft continued to evolve its organization over the past 18 months to adapt to a fast-changing industry and to ensure its culture is stronger than ever. Some of the profound changes notably include:

  • Adding expertise and production acumen to its editorial department in order to continue delivering high quality standards, strong marketability and differentiation between its games;
    • Redesigning processes, HR organization and compensation policy to ensure strong accountability;
    • Appointing a new Chief People Officer as well as coopting a new independent Board member, both of whom bring recognized experience in conducting change within major corporations;
    • Appointing new heads of Diversity & Inclusion and Workplace Culture to formalize Ubisoft’s values and align the organization around them.

Recent significant events:

Appointment of Anika Grant as Chief People Officer: Ubisoft announced the appointment of Anika Grant as its new Chief People Officer and member of Ubisoft’s Executive Committee. In this role, Anika oversees all aspects of Ubisoft’s people strategy and drives HR excellence at the company. Anika brings immense international experience leading HR transformation in major, fast-paced, and customer-focused organizations across various sectors.

Shares purchased from March 22 to April 9: Ubisoft Entertainment SA acquired 596,000 shares at an average price of €65.8 for a total amount of €39.2m which can be allocated to the stock-based compensation program or could be cancelled, as per the regulations in force.

New records for Rainbow Six Esports regional leagues: On March 26th Ubisoft announced its best performance to date for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Esports regional leagues, with record-breaking peak concurrent viewers and average minute audience results in each of its four regional leagues.

Expansion of the Tom Clancy’s The Division® universe: Ubisoft unveiled its plans for the expansion of the franchise, notably including:

  • The upcoming launch of The Division Heartland in fiscal 2021-22, a PC & consoles free-to-play game currently under development at Red Storm;
    • The development of a game on mobile that will be released beyond fiscal 2021-22;
    • Brand-new content as part of The Division 2 update coming late calendar 2021;
    • The previously announced movie directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and in development with Netflix, starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Conference call

Ubisoft will hold a conference call today, Tuesday May 11, 2021, at 6:15 p.m. Paris time/12:15 p.m. New York time.
The conference call can be accessed live and via replay by clicking on the following link:

https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/a6fvyu29

Contacts

Investor Relations
Jean-Benoît Roquette
SVP Investor Relations
+ 33 1 48 18 52 39
Jean-benoit.roquette@ubisoft.com
Press Relations
Michael Burk
Senior Director of Corporate Public Relations
+ 33 1 48 18 24 03
Michael.burk@ubisoft.com
 

Alexandre Enjalbert
Senior Investor Relations Manager
+ 33 1 48 18 50 78

Alexandre.enjalbert@ubisoft.com

 
 

Disclaimer
This press release may contain estimated financial data, information on future projects and transactions and future financial results/performance. Such forward-looking data are provided for information purposes only. They are subject to market risks and uncertainties and may vary significantly compared with the actual results that will be published. The estimated financial data have been approved by the Supervisory Board on May 11, 2021, and have not been audited by the Statutory Auditors. (Additional information is provided in the most recent Ubisoft Registration Document filed on June 5, 2020 with the French Financial Markets Authority (l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers)).

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Watch Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s video game series including Ghost Recon®, Rainbow Six and The Division. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. To learn more, please visit: www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2021 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are registered trademarks in the US and/or other countries.

APPENDICES

Definition of non-IFRS financial indicators

Net bookings corresponds to the sales excluding the services component and integrating the unconditional amounts related to license contracts recognized independently of the performance obligation realization.

Player Recurring Investment (PRI) corresponds to sales of digital items, DLC, season passes, subscriptions and advertising.

Non-IFRS operating income calculated based on net bookings corresponds to operating income less the following items:

  • Stock-based compensation expense arising on free share plans, group savings plans and/or stock options.
  • Depreciation of acquired intangible assets with indefinite useful lives.
  • Non-operating income and expenses resulting from restructuring operations within the Group.

Non-IFRS operating margin corresponds to non-IFRS operating income expressed as a percentage of net bookings. This ratio is an indicator of the Group’s financial performance.

Non-IFRS net income corresponds to net income less the following items:

  • The above-described deductions used to calculate non-IFRS operating income.
  • Income and expenses arising on revaluations, carried out after the measurement period, of the potential variable consideration granted in relation to business combinations.
  • OCEANE bonds’ interest expense recognized in accordance with IFRS9.
  • The tax impacts on these adjustments.

Non-IFRS attributable net income corresponds to non-IFRS net income attributable to owners of the parent.

Non-IFRS diluted EPS corresponds to non-IFRS attributable net income divided by the weighted average number of shares after exercise of the rights attached to dilutive instruments.

The adjusted cash flow statement includes:

  • Non-IFRS cash flow from operations which comprises:
    • The costs of internally developed software and external developments (presented under cash flows from investing activities in the IFRS cash flow statement) as these costs are an integral part of the Group's operations.
    • The restatement of impacts (after tax) related to the application of IFRS 15.
    • The restatement of commitments related to leases due to the application of IFRS 16.
    • Current and deferred taxes.
  • Non-IFRS change in working capital requirement which includes movements in deferred taxes and restates the impacts (after tax) related to the application of IFRS 15, thus cancelling out the income or expenses presented in non-IFRS cash flow from operations.
  • Non-IFRS cash flows from operating activities which includes:
    • the costs of internal and external licenses development (presented under cash flows from investing activities in the IFRS cash flow statement and included in non-IFRS cash flow from operations in the adjusted cash flow statement);
    • the restatement of lease commitments relating to the application of IFRS 16 presented under IFRS in cash flow from financing activities.
  • Non-IFRS cash flows from investing activities which excludes the costs of internal and external licenses development that are presented under non-IFRS cash flow from operations.

Free cash flow corresponds to cash flows from non-IFRS operating activities after cash inflows/outflows arising on the disposal/acquisition of other intangible assets and property, plant and equipment.

Free cash flow before working capital requirement corresponds to cash flow from operations after cash inflows/outflows arising on (i) the disposal/acquisition of other intangible assets and property, plant and equipment and (ii) commitments related to leases recognized on the application of IFRS 16.

Cash flow from non-IFRS financing activities, which excludes lease commitments relating to the application of IFRS16 presented in non-IFRS cash flow from operation.

IFRS net cash/(debt) position corresponds to cash and cash equivalents and cash management financial assets less financial liabilities excluding derivatives.

Non-IFRS net cash/(debt) position corresponds to the net cash/(debt) position as adjusted for commitments related to leases (IFRS 16).

Breakdown of net bookings by geographic region

 Q4
2020-21

 
Q4
2019-20

 
12 months
2020-21

 
12 months
2019-20

 
Europe36%31%36%33%
Northern America48%49%49%49%
Rest of the world16%20%15%18%
TOTAL100%100%100%100%

Breakdown of net bookings by platform

 Q4
2020-21

 
Q4
2019-20

 
12 months
2020-21

 
12 months
2019-20

 
PLAYSTATION®4 &
PLAYSTATION®5*
27%26%33%30%
XBOX One™ &
XBOX Series X/S™*
23%14%21%16%
PC21%30%23%28%
NINTENDO SWITCH™13%10%11%9%
MOBILE9%16%8%11%
Others**

 
7%4%4%6%
TOTAL100%100%100%100%

* Backwards compatibility allows users of new-generation consoles to continue playing games previously purchased on the older generation of consoles.
**Ancillaries, etc.

Title release schedule
1st quarter (April - June 2021)

DIGITAL ONLY
        
  
 

ANNO® 1800: Tourist Season

 
PC
ASSASSIN’S CREED® VALHALLA: Wrath of the Druids 

AMAZON LUNA, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4, PLAYSTATION®5,
STADIA, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X/S

 
 

FOR HONOR®: Year 5 – Season 2

 
 

AMAZON LUNA, PC, PLAYSTATION®4,
STADIA, XBOX ONE

 
 

IMMORTALS FENYX RISING™: The Lost Gods

 
 

AMAZON LUNA, NINTENDO SWITCH™, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4, PLAYSTATION®5,
STADIA, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X/S

 
TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX®: Siege Year 6 – Season 2 

AMAZON LUNA, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4, PLAYSTATION®5,
STADIA, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X/S

 
 

TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION® 2: Season 6
 

AMAZON LUNA, PC, PLAYSTATION®4,
STADIA, XBOX ONE

 
 

UNO®: 50th Anniversary

 
 

NINTENDO SWITCH™, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4,
STADIA, XBOX ONE

 
 

 WATCH DOGS®: LEGION – Bloodline

 
 

AMAZON LUNA, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4, PLAYSTATION®5,
STADIA, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X/S

 
 

 WATCH DOGS®: LEGION – Update 1 & 2

 
 

AMAZON LUNA, PC,
PLAYSTATION®4, PLAYSTATION®5,
STADIA, XBOX ONE, XBOX SERIES X/S

 

        

EXTRACTS FROM THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AT
MARCH 31, 2021

Consolidated income statement (IFRS, extract from the accounts which have undergone an audit by Statutory Auditors).

In € millions

 
 03.31.2021

 
 03.31.2020

 
  
     
IFRS 15 Sales 2,223.8   1,594.8
Cost of sales(325.7) (253.1)
Gross Margin 1,898.1   1,341.8
Research and Development costs(827.1) (720.8)
Marketing costs(442.8) (386.6)
General and Administrative costs(228.4) (193.0)
Current operating income 399.8   41.3
Other non-current operating income & expense(110.4) (100.8)
Operating income 289.4  (59.5)
Net borrowing costs(17.4) (13.9)
Net foreign exchange gains/losses(8.2) (3.8)
Other financial income 1.0   0.1
Other financial expenses(27.0) (1.5)
Net financial income(51.6) (19.1)
Income tax(132.6) (45.7)
Consolidated net income 105.2  (124.2)
Net income attributable to owners of the parent company 103.1  (125.6)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 2.1   1.4
Earnings per share attributable to parent company   
Basic earnings per share (in €) 0.87  (1.12)
Diluted earnings per share (in €) 0.85  (1.12)
Weighted average number of shares in issue118 980 402 112 050 132
Diluted weighted average number of shares126 286 728 112 050 132

Reconciliation of IFRS Net income and non-IFRS Net income

In millions of euros,
except for per share data

 
2020-212019-20
IFRSAdjustmentNon-IFRSIFRSAdjustmentNon-IFRS
IFRS15 Sales2,223.8 2,223.81,594.8 1,594.8
Deferred services/other differences between the 2 standards 16.716.7 (60.8)(60.8)
Net bookings  2,240.6  1,534.0
Total Operating expenses(1,934.5)167.2(1,767.2)(1,654.3)154.6(1,499.7)
Stock-based compensation(56.8)56.80.0(53.8)53.80.0
Non-current operating income & expense(110.4)110.40.0(100.8)100.80.0
Operating Income289.4184.0473.3(59.5)93.734.2
Net Financial income(51.6)32.4(19.2)(19.1)8.2(10.9)
Income tax(132.6)(5.9)(138.6)(45.7)13.5(32.2)
Consolidated Net Income105.2210.4315.6(124.2)115.5(8.8)
Net income attributable to owners of the parent company103.1 313.5(125.6) (10.2)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests2.1 2.11.4 1.4
Diluted weighted average number of shares 126 286 728 126 286 728112 050 132 112 050 132
Diluted earnings per share0.851.642.48(1.12)1.03(0.09)

Consolidated balance sheet (IFRS, extract from the accounts which have undergone an audit by Statutory Auditors)

ASSETSNetNet
In € millions31.03.202131.03.2020
Goodwill220.7334.6
Other intangible assets1,453.21,115.3
Property, plant and equipment199.8174.4
Right of use assets282.1229.9
Investments in associates0.00.0
Non-current financial assets16.113.7
Deferred tax assets173.1169.3
Non-current assets2,345.02,037.2
Inventory23.112.4
Trade receivables342.7307.1
Other receivables260.6127.5
Other current financial assets0.00.5
Current tax assets45.741.0
Cash management financial assets*239.90.0
Cash and cash equivalents1,627.71,079.2
Current assets2,539.81,567.6
Total assets 4,884.8 3,604.8
   
   
LIABILITIES AND EQUITYNetNet
In € millions31.03.202131.03.2020
Capital9.69.4
Premiums556.0475.4
Consolidated reserves987.1955.4
Consolidated earnings103.1(125.6)
Equity attributable to owners of the parent company1,655.71,314.6
Non-controlling interests9.37.2
Total equity1,665.01,321.7
Provisions5.03.1
Employee benefit21.615.8
Long-term borrowings and other financial liabilities1894.91176.2
Deferred tax liabilities158.5109.5
Other non-current liabilities34.459.6
Non-current liabilities2,114.31,364.2
Short-term borrowings and other financial liabilities200.0246.9
Trade payables152.0139.2
Other liabilities737.8517.7
Current tax liabilities15.815.1
Current liabilities1,105.5918.9
Total liabilities3,219.82,283.1
Total liabilities and equity4,884.83,604.8

*Shares of UCITS invested in short-term maturity securities, which do not meet the criteria for qualification as cash equivalents defined by IAS 7.

Consolidated cash flow statement for comparison with other industry players
(non-audited)

In € millions03.31.202103.31.2020
Non-IFRS Cash flows from operating activities   
Consolidated earnings105.2(124.2)
+/- Net Depreciation on internal & external games & movies433.4422.5
+/- Other depreciation on fixed assets225.3196.9
+/- Net Provisions(16.1)2.3
+/- Cost of share-based compensation56.853.8
+/- Gains / losses on disposals0.90.7
+/- Other income and expenses calculated32.610.7
+/- Cost of internal development and license development(753.2)(651.2)
+/- IFRS 15 Impact15.4(45.6)
+/- IFRS 16 Impact(35.7)(35.6)
NON-IFRS CASH FLOW FROM OPERATION64.6(169.9)
Inventory10.920.2
Trade receivables(45.7)182.9
Other assets(126.7)25.0
Trade payables1.2(49.2)
Other liabilities264.8(95.4)
+/- Non-IFRS Change in working capital104.583.4
Non-IFRS CASH FLOW GENERATED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES169.0(86.4)
Cash flows from investing activities  
- Payments for the acquisition of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment(96.8)(104.9)
+ Proceeds from the disposal of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment0.10.2
Free Cash-Flow72.3(191.1)
+/- Payments for the acquisition of financial assets(200.4)(216.7)
+ Refund of loans and other financial assets198.1211.5
+/- Changes in scope (1)(16.0)(143.7)
NON-IFRS CASH GENERATED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES(114.9)(253.7)
Cash flows from financing activities  
+ New borrowings1,139.6935.2
- Refund of borrowings(506.8)(584.9)
+ Funds received from shareholders in capital increases80.781.5
+/- Cash management financial assets(239.9)0.0
+/- Sales / purchases of own shares25.835.3
CASH GENERATED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES499.5467.1
Net change in cash and cash equivalents553.6127.0
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the fiscal year986.9878.6
Foreign exchange losses/gains24.7(18.7)
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period1,565.2986.9
(1) Including cash in companies acquired and disposed of0.020.2
   
RECONCILIATION OF NON-IFRS NET CASH POSTION   
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period1,565.2986.9
Bank borrowings and from the restatement of leases(1,938.8)(1,220.6)
Commercial papers (93.5)(110.0)
IFRS 16306.4243.0
Cash management financial assets239.90.0
NON-IFRS NET CASH POSITION79.2(100.6)

Consolidated cash flow statement (IFRS, extract from the accounts which have undergone an audit Statutory Auditors)

In € millions03.31.202103.31.2020
Cash flows from operating activities  
Consolidated earnings105.2(124.2)
+/- Net amortization and depreciation on property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 658.7619.4
+/- Net Provisions(16.1)2.3
+/- Cost of share-based compensation56.853.8
+/- Gains / losses on disposals0.90.7
+/- Other income and expenses calculated32.610.7
+/- Income Tax Expense132.645.7
TOTAL CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES970.7608.2
Inventory10.920.2
Trade receivables(45.7)182.9
Other assets(131.4)58.2
Trade payables1.2(49.2)
Other liabilities316.8(51.8)
Deferred income and prepaid expenses

 
(81.1)(96.5)
+/- Change in working capital70.663.7
+/- Current Income tax expense (83.4)(71.6)
TOTAL CASH FLOW GENERATED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 958.0600.4
Cash flows from investing activities  
- Payments for the acquisition of internal & external developments(753.2)(651.2)
- Payments for the acquisition of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment(96.8)(104.9)
+ Proceeds from the disposal of intangible assets and property, plant and equipment0.10.2
+/- Payments for the acquisition of financial assets(200.4)(215.7)
+ Refund of loans and other financial assets198.1210.5
+/- Changes in scope (1)(16.0)(143.7)
CASH GENERATED BY INVESTING ACTIVITIES(868.2)(904.9)
Cash flows from financing activities  
+ New borrowings1,139.6935.2
- Refund of leases(35.7)(35.6)
- Refund of borrowings(506.8)(584.9)
+ Funds received from shareholders in capital increases80.781.5
+/- Cash management financial assets(239.9)0.0
+/- Sales / purchases of own shares25.835.3
CASH GENERATED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES463.8431.5
Net change in cash and cash equivalents553.6127.0
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the fiscal year986.9878.6
Foreign exchange losses/gains24.7(18.7)
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period1,565.2986.9
(1) Including cash in companies acquired and disposed of0.020.2
   
RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH POSTION   
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period1,565.2986.9
Bank borrowings and from the restatement of leases(1,938.8)(1,220.6)
Commercial papers (93.5)(110.0)
Cash management financial assets239.90
IFRS NET CASH POSITION(227.2)(343.6)



1 Consoles premium and free-to-play scope. Internal estimates.
2 Sales at constant exchange rates are calculated by applying to the data for the period under review the average exchange rates used for the same period of the previous fiscal year.
3 See the presentation published on Ubisoft’s website for further information on movements in the income and cash flow statement.
4 Based on the consolidated cash flow statement for comparison with other industry players (non-audited)

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