Manchester United PLC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2022 Results

Key Points

  • Under leadership of new manager Erik ten Hag, strengthened the men’s first team with the summer recruitment of Antony, Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, and Martin Dubravka on loan
  • Strengthened the Women’s team with the addition of seven new players
  • Normal summer Tour activities resumed in July 2022 with over 350,000 fans in attendance
  • Achieved record e-commerce revenues, memberships, and digital engagements in FY22
  • Launched three new principal partnerships, signed five new global partners and eight global renewals in FY22
  • For the full year fiscal 2023, the Company expects total revenues to be in a range of £580 million to £600 million and adjusted EBITDA to be in a range of £100 million to £110 million

Contacts

Investor Relations:

Corinna Freedman

Head of Investor Relations

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Media Relations:

Andrew Ward

Head of Media Relations & Public Affairs

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Manchester United (NYSE: MANU; the “Company” and the “Group”) – one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world – today announced financial results for the 2022 fiscal fourth quarter and twelve months ended 30 June 2022.

Management Commentary

Richard Arnold, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our club’s core mission is to win football matches and entertain our fans. Since our last earnings report, we have strengthened our men’s first team squad, completed a successful summer tour, and established a foundation to build from in the early stages of the 2022/23 season under our new manager Erik ten Hag. We have also continued to develop our women’s team with an aim of reinforcing our position among the leading clubs in the Women’s Super League.

“Ultimately, we know that the strength of Manchester United rests on the passion and loyalty of our fans, which is why we have made fan engagement a strategic priority. While there is a lot more work to do, everyone at the club is aligned on a clear strategy to deliver sustained success on the pitch and a sustainable economic model off it, to the mutual benefit of fans, shareholders, and other stakeholders.”

Cliff Baty, Chief Financial Officer, commented, “Our financial results for fiscal 2022 reflect a recovery from the pandemic, a full return of fans and new commercial partnerships offset by increased investment in the playing squad. Our results have been adversely affected by the absence of a summer tour in July 2021, material exceptional and increased utility costs, and the impact of the weakening of sterling on our non-cash finance costs. Looking forward to fiscal 2023, the Club is guiding to revenues of £580 million to £600 million despite participation in the Europa League, and adjusted EBITDA of £100 million to £110 million, reflecting the continued playing squad investment.”

Football

We have achieved a series of milestones in the strengthening of our football operations during fiscal 2022, including:

  • Appointment of Erik ten Hag as manager in May 2022
  • Recruitment of five regular starters for the Men’s first team and seven new players for the Women’s team
  • Manchester United Women finished fourth in the 2021/22 Women’s Super League
  • Three Manchester United players featured in the England team which won the UEFA Women’s European Championship in July, and a fourth joined the club after the tournament
  • Men’s Academy Under-18s team won the FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford for a record 11th time, in front of over 67,000 fans; the women’s Under-21s won the FA WSL Academy League title and the WSL Academy Cup
  • August 2022 marked 90 years since the inception of Manchester United’s Youth Development programme and we continue to extend our record of having an Academy graduate in every first team squad since 1937, spanning over 4,150 games
  • Ongoing strengthening of our scouting and recruitment operations, including the hiring of a new Director of Data Science, and investment in ongoing upgrades of our Carrington training ground

Fan Engagement

Strengthening engagement with fans is a key strategic priority, and includes the following initiatives:

  • Since its inception in January, the Club held two quarterly meetings of our Fans’ Advisory Board, a new channel for board-level dialogue between fan representatives and the club, with each meeting attended by Chairman Joel Glazer
  • The Premier League introduced a Fan Engagement Standard which extends the current cap on away ticket prices and mandates the introduction of Fan Advisory Boards by all clubs
  • General Admission Season Ticket prices were kept frozen for an 11th season
  • Reformed season ticket policies to give fans more choice and flexibility in the purchase of Cup tickets
  • Appointed the club’s first Head of Fan Engagement

Facilities - Venue and Operations

In addition to record ticket sales for the 2022/23 season, Venue and Operations further achieved:

  • Record number of global memberships sold including sell-out of a new Premium Membership tier
  • Record number of Executive Club renewals with the fastest sell-out ever at record revenue levels
  • A 55% increase in Women’s season tickets sold for the upcoming season
  • A return to normal pre-season Tour operations which generated record Tour revenues with over 350,000 fans in attendance across three continents, four countries and five cities
  • Old Trafford will also host the Rugby League World Cup final in November 2022 and a third Women’s Super League fixture against Aston Villa in December 2022

Partnerships

A strong year of new or renewed partnership deals included:

  • Launched three new principal partnerships
  • Signed five new global partnerships
  • Renewed eight global and regional partnerships
  • Club held its first in person #ILoveUnited event since the onset of the pandemic in Miami in April 2022 with more than 2,000 fans in attendance featuring activations from 22 global partners

Digital Products & Experiences

Content-led digital fan engagement continues to connect our club with our fans around the world and contributed to record e-commerce sales. Other digital initiatives completed, or in progress, include:

  • Club achieved record e-commerce revenue for fiscal 2022 at nearly double fiscal 2021 revenues
  • Launch of an upgraded Club app, fully integrated with MUTV content; achieved a record number of subscriptions, registrations, and daily active users and was the number one downloaded sports app in over 100 markets
  • Over 2.5 million app users watched Tour match content via our Club app across 220 markets contributing to record breaking engagement and video views
  • Club generated more than 2.8 billion digital interactions (up 72% vs. fiscal 2021) and 7.3 billion video views across all global platforms earning the distinction of most engaging sports team for the 2021/22 season
  • Momentum continues into fiscal 2023 as club achieved record first week e-commerce sales for the new 2022/23 home and away kit launches
  • Creation of new Digital Products & Experiences department to drive innovation and new revenue streams in areas such as NFTs, among other new initiatives

Industry Developments and Governance

There have been several significant developments in football governance, including reform of:

  • UEFA Financial Sustainability rules, effective July 2022, which will ultimately include a cap of 70% of operating revenue on men’s squad
  • FIFA’s Football Agent Regulations
  • UEFA club competition format and access criteria post-2024, which will increase the number of matches in the league phase of the Champions League to eight matches and will provide an additional two places in the expanded Champions League to the country associations with the best collective performance by their clubs in the previous season.

Key Financials (unaudited)

£ million (except loss per share)

Twelve months ended

30 June

 

Three months ended

30 June

 

 

2022

2021

Change

2022

2021

Change

Commercial revenue

257.8

232.2

11.0%

63.4

51.8

22.4%

Broadcasting revenue

214.9

254.8

(15.7%)

33.7

39.9

(15.5%)

Matchday revenue

110.5

7.1

1456.3%

21.4

2.3

830.4%

Total revenue

583.2

494.1

18.0%

118.5

94.0

26.1%

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

81.1

95.1

(14.7%)

(8.4)

(10.5)

20.0%

Operating loss

(87.4)

(36.9)

136.9%

(60.7)

(36.7)

65.4%

 

Loss for the period (i.e. net loss)

(115.5)

(92.2)

25.3%

(70.7)

(107.7)

(34.4%)

Basic loss per share (pence)

(70.86)

(56.60)

25.2%

(43.46)

(66.08)

(34.2%)

Adjusted loss for the period (i.e. adjusted net loss)(1)

(34.0)

(44.7)

(23.9%)

(20.2)

(33.7)

(40.1%)

Adjusted basic loss per share (pence)(1)

(20.83)

(27.41)

(24.0%)

(12.38)

(20.67)

(40.1%)

 

Non-current and current borrowings

636.1

530.2

20.0%

636.1

530.2

20.0%

Cash and cash equivalents

121.2

110.7

9.5%

121.2

110.7

9.5%

Net debt(1)/(2)

514.9

419.5

22.7%

514.9

419.5

22.7%

(1) Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted loss for the period, adjusted basic loss per share and net debt are non-IFRS measures. See “Non-IFRS Measures: Definitions and Use” on page 8 and the accompanying Supplemental Notes for the definitions and reconciliations for these non-IFRS measures and the reasons we believe these measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Group’s financial condition and results of operations.

(2) The gross USD debt principal remains unchanged. Non-current and current borrowings and cash and cash equivalents as at 30 June 2022 reflect the impact of a £100.0 million drawdown on our revolving facilities. The increase in net debt is primarily due to £64.6 million of unrealized foreign exchange losses on retranslation of USD borrowings plus a further £40.0 million drawdown on our revolving facilities, partially offset by a £10.5 million increase in cash and cash equivalents.

Outlook

For fiscal 2023, the company expects total revenues to be in a range of £580 million to £600 million, despite participation in the Europa League, and adjusted EBITDA to be in a range of £100 million to £110 million, reflecting the continued playing squad investment. Further, quarterly results will be impacted by the postponement of two matches which were delayed due to a period of mourning after the Queen’s passing and have yet to be rescheduled, as well as the timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will begin late-November and continue through late December.

Phasing of Premier League games

Quarter 1

 

Quarter 2

 

Quarter 3

 

Quarter 4

 

Total

2022/23 season

8*

 

10

 

10

 

10

 

38

2021/22 season

6

 

12

 

11

 

9

 

38

*Note: Two matches scheduled in September 2022 were postponed

Revenue Analysis

Commercial

Commercial revenue for the year was £257.8 million, an increase of £25.6 million, or 11.0%, over the prior year.

  • Sponsorship revenue was £147.9 million, an increase of £7.7 million, or 5.5%, over the prior year, primarily due to the impact of new sponsorship agreements. The prior year was affected by COVID-19 related variations; and
  • Retail, Merchandising, Apparel & Product Licensing revenue was £109.9 million, an increase of £17.9 million, or 19.5%, over the prior year, primarily due to the closure of the Megastore in the prior year and the return of fans in the current year.

For the quarter, commercial revenue was £63.4 million, an increase of £11.6 million, or 22.4%, over the prior year quarter.

  • Sponsorship revenue was £37.2 million, an increase of £7.1 million, or 23.6% over the prior year quarter, primarily due to the impact of new sponsorship agreements; and
  • Retail, Merchandising, Apparel & Product Licensing revenue was £26.2 million, an increase of £4.5 million, or 20.7%, over the prior year quarter, primarily due to the return of fans and increased marketing activity.

Broadcasting

Broadcasting revenue for the year was £214.9 million, a decrease of £39.9 million, or 15.7%, over the prior year, primarily due to playing twenty-two fewer home and away games across all competitions compared to the prior year.

Broadcasting revenue for the quarter was £33.7 million, a decrease of £6.2 million, or 15.5%, over the prior year quarter, primarily due to playing five fewer home and away games across all competitions and the impact of our men’s first team finishing 6th in the Premier League compared to 2nd in the prior year.

Matchday

Matchday revenue for the year was £110.5 million, an increase of £103.4 million, or 1456.3%, over the prior year, due to the return of fans to Old Trafford. In the prior year, all matches prior to the final home match of the season were played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Matchday revenue for the quarter was £21.4 million, an increase of £19.1 million, or 830.4%, over the prior year quarter, due to the return of fans to Old Trafford.

Other Financial Information

Operating expenses

Total operating expenses for the year were £692.6 million, an increase of £154.2 million, or 28.6%, over the prior year.

Employee benefit expenses

Employee benefit expenses for the year were £384.2 million, an increase of £61.6 million, or 19.1%, over the prior year, due to investment in the first team playing squad.

Other operating expenses

Other operating expenses for the year were £117.9 million, an increase of £41.5 million, or 54.3%, over the prior year. This includes the impact of all home games being played in front of a full capacity crowd and costs related to the increased activity at the Old Trafford Megastore. In the prior year, all but one home game were played behind closed doors.

Depreciation, impairment and amortization

Depreciation and impairment for the year was £14.3 million, a decrease of £0.7 million, or 4.7%, over the prior year. Amortization for the year was £151.5 million, an increase of £27.1 million, or 21.8%, over the prior year. The unamortized balance of registrations at 30 June 2022 was £316.2 million.

Exceptional items

Exceptional items for the year were a cost of £24.7 million. This cost includes compensation due to former men’s first team managers, certain members of the playing, coaching and scouting staff, and certain non-playing staff. The cost also includes additional contributions we expect to pay towards the Football League pension scheme deficit based upon the latest actuarial valuation. Exceptional items for the prior year were £nil.

Profit on disposal of intangible assets

Profit on disposal of intangible assets for the year was £21.9 million, compared to £7.4 million for the prior year.

Net finance (costs)/income

Net finance costs for the year were £62.2 million, compared to net finance income of £12.9 million for the prior year, an unfavorable movement of £75.1 million, primarily due to an unfavorable swing in foreign exchange rates resulting in unrealized foreign exchange losses on unhedged USD borrowings in the current year compared to unrealized foreign exchange gains in the prior year.

Income tax

The income tax credit for the year was £34.1 million, compared to an expense of £68.2 million in the prior year. The credit in the year is primarily a result of deferred tax assets recognised in respect of losses arising in the year. The prior year expense arose from the write off of US deferred tax assets.

Cash flows

Overall cash and cash equivalents (including the effects of exchange rate movements) increased by £10.6 million in the year, compared to an increase of £59.2 million in the prior year.

Net cash inflow from operating activities for the year was £96.4 million, a decrease of £16.7 million compared to a net cash inflow of £113.1 million for the prior year. This is primarily due to reduced broadcasting revenues as a result of fewer games played in the year, partially offset by the return of fans to Old Trafford.

Net capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment for the year was £8.3 million, an increase of £2.1 million over the prior year.

Net capital expenditure on intangible assets for the year was £85.1 million, a decrease of £7.1 million over the prior year.

Net cash inflow from financing activities for the year was £5.0 million, compared to net cash inflow of £47.6 million in the prior year. Current year cash inflow includes a drawdown of £40.0 million on our revolving facilities, net of dividends paid of £33.6 million.

Net debt

Net Debt as of 30 June 2022 was £514.9 million, compared to £419.5 million as of 30 June 2021, an increase of £95.4 million primarily due to £64.6 million of unrealized foreign exchange losses on retranslation of USD borrowings in addition to a further drawdown on our revolving facilities of £40.0 million, partially offset by a £10.5 million increase in cash and cash equivalents.

Conference Call Details

The Company’s conference call to review fiscal 2022 and fourth quarter results will be broadcast live over the internet today, 22 September 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time and will be available on Manchester United’s investor relations website at http://ir.manutd.com. Thereafter, a replay of the webcast will be available for thirty days.

About Manchester United

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 144-year football heritage we have won 66 trophies, enabling us to develop what we believe is one of the world’s leading sports and entertainment brands with a global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers. Our large, passionate and highly engaged fan base provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, broadcasting and matchday initiatives which in turn, directly fund our ability to continuously reinvest in the club.

Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward‑looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on such statements because they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many are beyond the Company’s control. Forward-looking statements include information concerning certain expectations and uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Company’s possible or assumed future results of operations, including descriptions of its business strategy. These statements often include words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “seek,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “contemplate,” “possible” or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on our current expectations and estimates of future events and trends, which affect or may affect our businesses and operations. You should understand that these statements are not guarantees of performance or results. They involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although the Company believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect its actual financial results or results of operations and could cause actual results to differ materially from those in these forward-looking statements. These factors are more fully discussed in the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form F-1, as amended (File No. 333-182535) and the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-35627) as supplemented by the risk factors contained in the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Statement Regarding Unaudited Financial Information

The unaudited financial information set forth is preliminary and subject to adjustments. The audit of the financial statements and related notes to be included in our annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended 30 June 2022 is still in progress. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when audit work is completed, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.

Non-IFRS Measures: Definitions and Use

1. Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is defined as profit/(loss) for the period before depreciation and impairment, amortization, profit on disposal of intangible assets, net finance costs/income, exceptional items and tax.

Adjusted EBITDA is useful as a measure of comparative operating performance from period to period and among companies as it is reflective of changes in pricing decisions, cost controls and other factors that affect operating performance, and it removes the effect of our asset base (primarily depreciation, impairment and amortization), material volatile items (primarily profit on disposal of intangible assets), capital structure (primarily finance income/costs), and items outside the control of our management (primarily taxes). Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider it in isolation, or as a substitute for an analysis of our results as reported under IFRS as issued by the IASB. A reconciliation of loss/profit for the period to adjusted EBITDA is presented in supplemental note 2.

2. Adjusted loss for the period (i.e. adjusted net loss)

Adjusted loss for the period is calculated, where appropriate, by adjusting for charges/credits related to exceptional items, foreign exchange gains/losses on unhedged US dollar denominated borrowings (including foreign exchange losses immediately reclassified from the hedging reserve following change in contract currency denomination of future revenues), and fair value movements on embedded foreign exchange derivatives and foreign currency options, adding/subtracting the actual tax expense/credit for the period, and subtracting/adding the adjusted tax expense/credit for the period (based on a normalized tax rate of 21%; 2021: 21%). The normalized tax rate of 21% is the current US federal corporate income tax rate.

In assessing the comparative performance of the business, in order to get a clearer view of the underlying financial performance of the business, it is useful to strip out the distorting effects of the items referred to above and then to apply a ‘normalized’ tax rate (for both the current and prior periods) of the weighted average US federal corporate income tax rate of 21% (2021: 21%) applicable during the financial year. A reconciliation of loss for the period to adjusted loss for the period is presented in supplemental note 3.

3. Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share

Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share are calculated by dividing the adjusted loss for the period by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period. Adjusted diluted loss per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period to assume conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares. There is one category of dilutive potential ordinary shares: share awards pursuant to the 2012 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Plan”). Share awards pursuant to the Equity Plan are assumed to have been converted into ordinary shares at the beginning of the financial year. Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share are presented in supplemental note 3.

4. Net debt

Net debt is calculated as non-current and current borrowings minus cash and cash equivalents.

Key Performance Indicators

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

2022

2021

2022

2021

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

Commercial % of total revenue

44.2%

47.0%

53.5%

55.1%

Broadcasting % of total revenue

36.8%

51.6%

28.4%

42.5%

Matchday % of total revenue

19.0%

1.4%

18.1%

2.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021/22

Season

2020/21

Season

Carryover

2019/20

Season

2021/22

Season

2020/21

Season

Home Matches Played

 

 

 

 

 

PL

19

19

3

4

5

UEFA competitions

4

7

1

-

2

Domestic Cups

3

4

-

-

-

Away Matches Played

 

 

 

 

 

PL

19

19

3

5

4

UEFA competitions

4

8

2

-

3

Domestic Cups

-

4

1

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Employees at period end

1,068

971

1,068

971

Employee benefit expenses % of revenue

65.9%

65.3%

81.1%

89.1%

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS

(unaudited; in £ thousands, except per share and shares outstanding data)

 

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

583,201

 

494,117

 

118,452

 

94,009

 

Operating expenses

(692,520

)

(538,424

)

(183,330

)

(137,848

)

Profit on disposal of intangible assets

21,935

 

7,381

 

4,056

 

7,122

 

Operating loss

(87,384

)

(36,926

)

(60,822

)

(36,717

)

Finance costs

(85,915

)

(36,411

)

(46,053

)

(6,619

)

Finance income

23,676

 

49,310

 

15,048

 

1,235

 

Net finance (costs)/income

(62,239

)

12,899

 

(31,005

)

(5,384

)

Loss before tax

(149,623

)

(24,027

)

(91,827

)

(42,101

)

Income tax credit/(expense)

34,113

 

(68,189

)

20,985

 

(65,562

)

Loss for the period

(115,510

)

(92,216

)

(70,842

)

(107,663

)

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss per share:

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted loss per share (pence) (1)

(70.86

)

(56.60

)

(43.46

)

(66.08

)

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator in calculating basic and diluted loss per share (thousands) (1)

163,001

 

162,939

 

163,003

 

162,939

 

(1) For the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2022 and the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2021, potential ordinary shares are anti-dilutive, as their inclusion in the diluted loss per share calculation would reduce the loss per share, and hence have been excluded.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

 

As of 30 June

 

2022

2021

ASSETS

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

242,661

247,059

Right-of-use assets

4,072

4,383

Investment properties

20,273

20,553

Intangible assets

743,278

754,467

Trade receivables

29,757

20,404

Derivative financial instruments

16,462

499

 

1,056,503

1,047,365

Current assets

 

 

Inventories

2,200

2,080

Prepayments

15,534

7,407

Contract assets – accrued revenue

36,239

40,544

Trade receivables

49,210

50,370

Other receivables

1,569

460

Income tax receivable

4,590

1,108

Derivative financial instruments

6,597

318

Cash and cash equivalents

121,223

110,658

 

237,162

212,945

Total assets

1,293,665

1,260,310

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (continued)

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

 

As of 30 June

 

2022

 

2021

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

Equity

 

 

Share capital

53

 

53

 

Share premium

68,822

 

68,822

 

Treasury shares

(21,305

)

(21,305

)

Merger reserve

249,030

 

249,030

 

Hedging reserve

950

 

(10,436

)

Retained (deficit)/earnings

(170,042

)

(13,652

)

 

127,508

 

272,512

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

7,402

 

35,546

 

Contract liabilities - deferred revenue

16,697

 

22,942

 

Trade and other payables

102,347

 

67,517

 

Borrowings

530,365

 

465,049

 

Lease liabilities

2,869

 

3,083

 

Derivative financial instruments

49

 

5,472

 

Provisions

11,586

 

4,157

 

 

671,315

 

603,766

 

Current liabilities

 

 

Contract liabilities - deferred revenue

165,847

 

117,984

 

Trade and other payables

220,587

 

192,661

 

Income tax liabilities

-

 

6,036

 

Borrowings

105,757

 

65,187

 

Lease liabilities

1,561

 

1,257

 

Derivative financial instruments

32

 

262

 

Provisions

1,058

 

645

 

 

494,842

 

384,032

 

Total equity and liabilities

1,293,665

 

1,260,310

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

2022

 

2021

 

2022

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Cash generated from operations (see supplemental note 4)

121,704

 

137,778

 

43,876

 

27,614

 

Interest paid

(20,642

)

(20,542

)

(2,405

)

(1,680

)

Interest received

145

 

3

 

140

 

1

 

Tax paid

(4,836

)

(4,156

)

(489

)

(1,128

)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

96,371

 

113,083

 

41,122

 

24,807

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Payments for property, plant and equipment

(8,323

)

(6,241

)

(2,100

)

(1,301

)

Payments for intangible assets

(115,415

)

(138,189

)

(14,081

)

(11,629

)

Proceeds from sale of intangible assets

30,307

 

45,996

 

10,066

 

13,916

 

Payments for derivative financial assets

-

 

(939

)

-

 

-

 

Net cash (outflow)/inflow from investing activities

(93,431

)

(99,373

)

(6,115

)

986

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

40,000

 

60,000

 

-

 

-

 

Principal elements of lease payments

(1,407

)

(1,641

)

(123

)

(410

)

Dividends paid

(33,553

)

(10,718

)

(11,992

)

-

 

Net cash inflow/(outflow) from financing activities

5,040

 

47,641

 

(12,115

)

(410

)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

7,980

 

61,351

 

22,892

 

25,383

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

110,658

 

51,539

 

95,791

 

84,715

 

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

2,585

 

(2,232

)

2,540

 

560

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

121,223

 

110,658

 

121,223

 

110,658

 

SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES

1 General information

Manchester United plc (the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (together the “Group”) is a men’s and women’s professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. The Company incorporated under the Companies Law (as amended) of the Cayman Islands.

2 Reconciliation of loss for the period to adjusted EBITDA

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

Loss for the period

(115,510

)

(92,216

)

(70,842

)

(107,663

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

Income tax (credit)/expense

(34,113

)

68,189

 

(20,985

)

65,562

 

Net finance costs/(income)

62,239

 

(12,899

)

31,005

 

5,384

 

Profit on disposal of intangible assets

(21,935

)

(7,381

)

(4,056

)

(7,122

)

Exceptional items

24,692

 

-

 

14,700

 

-

 

Amortization

151,462

 

124,398

 

38,231

 

29,668

 

Depreciation and impairment

14,314

 

14,959

 

3,523

 

3,715

 

Adjusted EBITDA

81,149

 

95,050

 

(8,424

)

(10,456

)

3 Reconciliation of loss for the period to adjusted loss for the period and adjusted basic and diluted loss per share

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

 

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

Loss for the period

(115,510

)

(92,216

)

(70,842

)

(107,663

)

Exceptional items

24,692

 

-

 

14,700

 

-

 

Foreign exchange losses/(gains) on unhedged US dollar denominated borrowings

58,738

 

(48,015

)

37,076

 

(1,060

)

Foreign exchange losses immediately reclassified from the hedging reserve following change in contract currency denomination of future revenues

-

 

14,631

 

-

 

-

 

Fair value movement on embedded foreign exchange derivatives

23,205

 

881

 

14,503

 

520

 

Income tax (credit)/expense

(34,113

)

68,189

 

(20,985

)

65,562

 

Adjusted loss before tax

(42,988

)

(56,530

)

(25,548

)

(42,641

)

Adjusted income tax credit (using a normalized tax rate of 21% (2021: 21%))

9,027

 

11,871

 

5,365

 

8,955

 

Adjusted loss for the period (i.e. adjusted net loss)

(33,961

)

(44,659

)

(20,183

)

(33,686

)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share:

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share (pence)(1)

(20.83

)

(27.41

)

(12.38

)

(20.67

)

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator in calculating adjusted basic and diluted loss per share (thousands) (1)

163,001

 

162,939

 

163,003

 

162,939

 

(1) For the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2022 and the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2021 potential ordinary shares are anti-dilutive, as their inclusion in the diluted loss per share calculation would reduce the loss per share, and hence have been excluded.

4 Cash generated from operations

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

Three months ended

30 June

 

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

2022

£’000

2021

£’000

Loss for the period

(115,510

)

(92,216

)

(70,842

)

(107,663

)

Income tax (credit)/expense

(34,113

)

68,189

 

(20,985

)

65,562

 

Loss before income tax

(149,623

)

(24,027

)

(91,827

)

(42,101

)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and impairment

14,314

 

14,959

 

3,523

 

3,715

 

Amortization

151,462

 

124,398

 

38,231

 

29,668

 

Profit on disposal of intangible assets

(21,935

)

(7,381

)

(4,056

)

(7,122

)

Net finance costs/(income)

62,239

 

(12,899

)

31,005

 

5,384

 

Non-cash employee benefit expense - equity-settled share-based payments

198

 

2,085

 

(1,291

)

(159

)

Foreign exchange losses on operating activities

50

 

874

 

356

 

105

 

Reclassified from hedging reserve

(672

)

2,239

 

(481

)

2,063

 

Changes in working capital:

 

 

 

 

Inventories

(120

)

106

 

492

 

283

 

Prepayments

(8,825

)

(282

)

(3,983

)

5,026

 

Contract assets – accrued revenue

4,305

 

5,422

 

16,882

 

9,735

 

Trade receivables

(520

)

71,695

 

8,120

 

(18,121

)

Other receivables

(1,109

)

(221

)

(537

)

1,023

 

Contract liabilities – deferred revenue

41,618

 

(49,407

)

23,440

 

20,881

 

Trade and other payables

22,480

 

5,415

 

17,170

 

12,432

 

Provisions

7,842

 

4,802

 

6,832

 

4,802

 

Cash generated from operations

121,704

 

137,778

 

43,876

 

27,614

 

 

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