Xilam: 2017 Full-Year Revenue: EUR 24.4 million, up 54%
Xilam (Paris:XIL) is announcing consolidated 2017 revenue of EUR 24.4 million, an increase of 54%. This performance is all the more impressive on the back of 40% growth in 2016.
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New productions: substantial progress in volume terms, very strong value growth
In 2017, Xilam delivered 63 half-hour programmes to broadcasters, compared to 51 in 2016. This volume growth of 24% demonstrates the Group’s ability to satisfy strong market demand.
With revenue of EUR 15.3 million, this growth represents a 42% increase in value terms. This solid growth is a testament to the quality of the new programmes offered by Xilam and the company’s ability to build the value of its new content. Digital platforms and television channels are now both behind the sharp rise in sales of new productions.
Catalogue: performance improving on all platforms
Catalogue revenue exceeded EUR 9 million in 2017, which is an increase of 77% compared to last year. As such, Xilam’s Catalogue division has passed another major milestone which attests to the long-term strength of its brands.
This record performance is the result of more intense competition between traditional (paid and free) TV channels and digital platforms, in which Xilam has a very strong foothold. Digital platforms now account for 40% of Catalogue revenue and 23% of total revenue.
Finally, Xilam’s YouTube catalogue garnered over 2.6 billion views in 2017, which is a 21% increase compared to last year. This growth was primarily buoyed by the global success of the Zig & Sharko series which, alongside Oggy & the Cockroaches, has become a new driver for the Group’s catalogue.
An ever-increasing international presence
Xilam’s revenue growth is also due to the extremely sharp increase in international sales, which now account for 56% of total revenue. Standing at EUR 13.8 million, international sales increased 80% compared to last year.
On the Catalogue segment, international revenue accounted for 89% of revenue in 2017. Thanks to their ability to broadcast worldwide simultaneously, digital platforms are making a major contribution to international sales growth.
Outlook for 2018: continued growth
Stepping up the pace of premium content deliveries
Xilam is now perfectly sized in terms of resources and talent to satisfy the sharp growth expected. In 2018, Xilam’s teams will be focused on the production of seven animated series. In particular, Xilam will continue with deliveries of new seasons of Oggy & the Cockroaches, the wildlife series If I were an animal, Season 2 of Magic, and Paprika.
Xilam also has a number of new series currently in production, including:
- Mr. Magoo, which broke international pre-sale records that should lead to a very promising future;
- Coach me if you can, an original, football-themed creation from the Xilam studio that is expected to be released worldwide and will be launched to coincide with Euro 2020;
- Season 3 of Zig & Sharko, which has already been pre-purchased by clients that bought the previous seasons.
These series will enable Xilam to achieve its target of delivering over 70 half-hour programmes in 2018. This step-up in production is in line with the company's roadmap, which aims to deliver over 100 half-hour programmes in 2020.
Xilam’s four studios (Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Ho-Chi-Minh City) are now fully operational and well prepared to meet this target.
Innovation and constant creativity
Other projects created in the Xilam studios will enter production in 2018.
These include The Fabulous Adventures of Prince Moka and Tiny Bad Wolf , two original creations that will afford Xilam additional growth avenues in the coming years.
New catalogue revenue streams
In 2017, Xilam announced that it had signed new merchandising contracts, such as those signed with Lansay (toys) and Nazara (mobile video games).
Additions to Xilam’s sales team and the set-up of an agent network covering 75% of the world will drive growth in this segment in 2018.
Chairman and CEO of Xilam, Marc du Pontavice, commented, “ Xilam is already the leader on the French market, and is gradually becoming one of the top-tier providers of premium content to the world’s major broadcasters and platforms. The relevance of the company’s investment strategy is evident; our catalogue is becoming stronger and stronger, with content that stimulates children’s imagination.”
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content in both 2D and 3D formats across TV, film and digital media platforms.
Founded in 1995 by Marc du Pontavice, Xilam owns a catalogue of more than 2,000 animated episodes and 3 feature films including strong brands such as Oggy & the Cockroaches, Zig & Sharko, The Daltons, Rolling with the Ronks! and its first pre-school series, Paprika.
Broadcast in over 160 countries on all the major TV networks, these series are also breaking audience records on all the major digital platforms, including YouTube with over 2.6 billion views in 2017, ranking Xilam as one of the top global content providers in animation.
Xilam employs more than 400 people, including 300 artists, who are based across its four studios located in Paris, Lyon, Angoulême and Ho-Chi-Minh City in Vietnam.
Xilam is listed on Euronext Paris / Ticker: XIL / ISIN code: FR0004034072
Xilam is eligible for the PEA-PME investment scheme.
Marc du Pontavice – Chairman and CEO
François Bardoux – CFO
Tel: (33) 01 40 18 72 00
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