Sanoma Corporation, Stock Exchange Release, 12 December 2018 at 19:50 EET

Sanoma complements financial information related to the Iddink acquisition

At the request of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. and related to Sanoma’s stock exchange release on 11 December 2018 on acquisition of Iddink, Sanoma complements information on Iddink’s financial performance and financial position. Figures presented in this release are based on Iddink Holding B.V.’s audited 2017 Dutch GAAP Financial Statements. 2017 figures differ from the ones presented in the earlier release, which are adjusted to align with Sanoma’s financial reporting.

Key income statement figures

EUR million20172016
Net sales139136
Reported EBITDA4040
  Rental book depreciations1615
Operating profit before depreciation and amortization 2425
  Depreciation and amortization2117
Operating profit38

In 2017, Iddink’s operating profit declined mainly due to EUR 3 million impairment write-offs included in depreciation and amortization. In addition, operating profit included non-recurring restructuring, acquisition, start-up and personnel costs, as Iddink invested in further development of its learning platforms.

Iddink’s operational EBITDA of EUR 27 million for 2017, as presented in the earlier release, is adjusted for approx. EUR 3 million of non-recurring costs.

Key balance sheet figures

EUR million31 Dec 201731 Dec 2016
Non-current assets187196
Current assets (incl. rental books)6264
Total assets249260
Total equity8792
Total equity & liabilities249260

Additional information
Kaisa Uurasmaa, Head of Investor Relations and CSR, tel. +358 40 560 5601


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