Form 6-K Manchester United plc For: Sep 17

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the month of September, 2021
Commission File Number: 001-35627

 

MANCHESTER UNITED PLC

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

Old Trafford

Manchester M16 0RA

United Kingdom

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F. Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1). ¨

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7). ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: September 17, 2021

 

  MANCHESTER UNITED PLC
   
  By: /s/ Edward Woodward
  Name: Edward Woodward
  Title: Executive Vice Chairman

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
     
99.1   Press Release of Manchester United plc, dated September 17, 2021

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

 

 

CORPORATE RELEASE 17 September 2021

 

Manchester United PLC Reports Fourth Quarter

and Full Year Fiscal 2021 Results

 

Key Points

 

·Old Trafford returned to full capacity at the start of the 2021/22 season

 

·Club welcomed back Cristiano Ronaldo and Tom Heaton and added Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane to the men’s first team

 

·Club extended its contract with men’s first team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and hired Marc Skinner as new head coach for the women’s team

 

·Club launched new principal shirt partnership with TeamViewer

 

·Renewed three sponsorship deals during 2020/21 including DHL, with new deals recently signed with Ecolab and Renewable Energy Group

 

·Commenced new UEFA three-year cycle and format with increased Broadcast and sponsorship rights to €3.6B from €3.25B in the prior cycle

 

MANCHESTER, England – 17 September 2021 – 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 2021 fiscal fourth quarter and twelve months ended 30 June 2021.

 

Management Commentary

 

Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, commented, “It has been an exciting start to the season at Old Trafford, with capacity crowds in attendance for the first time in almost 18 months. We were delighted to welcome back Cristiano Ronaldo to the club, along with Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Tom Heaton, to further reinforce the progress that our first team has been making under Ole. This was made possible by the strength of our operating model, with sustained investment in the team underpinned by robust commercial revenues. Everyone associated with Manchester United can be proud of the resilience we have shown through the challenges created by the pandemic and we look forward to the rest of the season and beyond with great optimism.”

 

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Key Financials (unaudited)

 

 

Twelve months ended

30 June

     

Three months ended

30 June

    
£ million (except loss per share)  2021   2020  Change   2021   2020  Change 
Commercial revenue   232.2    279.0   (16.8%)   51.8    59.4   (12.8%)
Broadcasting revenue   254.8    140.2   81.7%   39.9    16.6   140.4%
Matchday revenue   7.1    89.8   (92.1%)   2.3    5.5   (58.2%)
Total revenue   494.1    509.0   (2.9%)   94.0    81.5   15.3%
Adjusted EBITDA(1)   95.1    132.1   (28.0%)   (10.5)   (2.7)  288.9%
Operating (loss)/profit   (36.9)   5.2   -    (36.7)   (39.0)  (5.9%)
                             
Loss for the period (i.e. net loss) (2)    (92.2)   (23.2)  297.4%   (107.7)   (36.5)  195.1%
Basic loss per share (pence)   (56.60)   (14.14)  300.3%   (66.08)   (22.36)  195.5%
Adjusted loss for the period (i.e. adjusted net loss)(1)   (44.7)   (12.9)  246.5%   (33.7)   (35.3)  (4.5%)
Adjusted basic loss per share (pence)(1)   (27.41)   (7.83)  250.1%   (20.67)   (21.59)  (4.3%)
                             
Non-current and current borrowings   530.2    525.6   0.9%   530.2    525.6   0.9%
Cash and cash equivalents   110.7    51.5   115.0%   110.7    51.5   115.0%
Net debt(1)/(3)   419.5    474.1   (11.5%)   419.5    474.1   (11.5%)

 

(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) During the fourth quarter of the year ended 30 June 2021, the UK Corporation tax rate increase from 19% to 25%, effective April 2023, was substantively enacted, necessitating a remeasurement of the existing UK deferred tax liability position. This resulted in a non-cash deferred tax charge of £11.2 million in the period. Furthermore, given the current US federal corporate income tax rate of 21%, we expect future US tax liabilities to be sheltered by future foreign tax credits arising from UK tax paid. Consequently, we have written down the existing US deferred tax asset, on the basis it is no longer expected to give rise to a future economic benefit. This has resulted in a further non-cash deferred tax charge of £66.6 million in the period. Future increases in the US federal corporate income tax rate could result in a reversal of the US deferred tax asset write down.

 

(3) The gross USD debt principal remains unchanged. Non-current and current borrowings and cash and cash equivalents as at 30 June 2021 reflect the impact a £60.0 million drawdown on our £200 million revolving credit facilities during the second fiscal quarter.

 

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COVID-19 Impact

 

The ongoing pandemic and measures to prevent further spread continued to disrupt our businesses for the year ended 30 June 2021, most significantly in Matchday and Commercial operations. The Old Trafford Stadium, Museum and Stadium Tour operations remained closed to visitors throughout the financial year until part way into the fourth fiscal quarter. In line with government guidelines, and with a variety of safety measures and protocols in place, including reduced fan capacity, Old Trafford Stadium welcomed back 10,000 supporters for the final home match of the season.

 

Commencement of playing the 2020/21 Premier league fixtures was delayed until 19 September 2020, due to the deferred completion of the 2019/20 season. 2020/21 matches were played over a more condensed period with most of the current season shortfall being played in the third and fourth quarters, as outlined below.

 

During fiscal 2021, thirty-three home matches across all competitions were played behind closed doors, plus one home Premier League fixture, which was played with a significantly reduced fan capacity. This is compared with a total of twenty-three home matches with fans in attendance and one home match played behind closed doors during the prior year, creating a significant shortfall in Matchday revenues.

 

From a Commercial revenue standpoint, the first team’s pre-season tour, scheduled for the start of fiscal 2021, had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, sponsorship revenue was further impacted by COVID-19 related variations and the Old Trafford Megastore was closed for parts of the year due to government-imposed restrictions.

 

The Matchday and Commercial revenue shortfalls have been largely offset by an increase in Broadcasting revenues, due to the men’s first team’s participation in the UEFA Champions League, strong performance in both the Premier League and the UEFA Europa League, and the impact of completing the 2019/20 domestic and UEFA competitions during the current first fiscal quarter.

 

Whilst the majority of remaining UK government-imposed restrictions have been lifted subsequent to the end of fiscal 2021 and Old Trafford stadium has welcomed back fans at full capacity, the nature of the ongoing pandemic may result in government restrictions being re-imposed in the future. Given ongoing uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company is not providing revenue or adjusted EBITDA guidance for fiscal 2022 at this time.

 

Phasing of Premier League games  Quarter 1   Quarter 2   Quarter 3   Quarter 4   Total 
2020/21 season   2    13    14    9    38 
2019/20 remaining season   6    -    -    -    6 
Total FY 2021   8    13    14    9    44 
2019/20 season   7    13    9    3    32 
2018/19 season   7    13    11    7    38 

 

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Working Capital and Liquidity

 

As of 30 June 2021, the Company had £110.7 million of cash balances together with access to an additional £140.0 million available under the Company’s revolving credit facilities. This has provided the financial flexibility to support the Club through the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19.

 

Revenue Analysis

 

Commercial

 

Commercial revenue for the year was £232.2 million, a decrease of £46.8 million, or 16.8%, over the prior year.

 

·Sponsorship revenue was £140.2 million, a decrease of £42.5 million, or 23.3%, over the prior year, primarily due to no 2020/21 pre-season tour taking place as a result of COVID-19 and COVID-19 related variations; and

 

·Retail, Merchandising, Apparel & Product Licensing revenue was £92.0 million, a decrease of £4.3 million, or 4.5%, over the prior year, due to the closure of the Megastore for parts of the year in line with government-imposed restrictions and significantly reduced Megastore foot traffic given, prior to the final home match of the season, all home matches were played behind closed doors. This has been partially offset by the impact of an increase in online demand.

 

For the quarter, commercial revenue was £51.8 million, a decrease of £7.6 million, or 12.8%, over the prior year quarter.

 

·Sponsorship revenue was £30.1 million, a decrease of £9.1 million, or 23.2% over the prior year quarter, primarily due to COVID-19 related variations; and

 

·Retail, Merchandising, Apparel & Product Licensing revenue was £21.7 million, an increase of £1.5 million, or 7.4%, over the prior year quarter, due to re-opening of the Megastore on 12 April 2021. In the prior year, the Megastore was closed from mid-March 2020 until mid-June 2020.

 

Broadcasting

 

Broadcasting revenue for the year was £254.8 million, an increase of £114.6 million, or 81.7%, over the prior year, primarily due to participation in the UEFA Champions League in the current year, plus the impact of playing twenty additional home and away games in the current year, following the deferral of ten 2019/20 home and away games into the 2020/21 first fiscal quarter.

 

Broadcasting revenue for the quarter was £39.9 million, an increase of £23.3 million, or 140.4%, over the prior year quarter, primarily due to playing ten more home and away games across all competitions in the current year quarter as a result of the prior year postponement of 2019/20 competitions, plus the impact of progression to the UEFA Europa League Final in the current year quarter.

 

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Matchday

 

Matchday revenue for the year was £7.1 million, a decrease of £82.7 million, or 92.1%, over the prior year, due to all matches prior to the final home match of the season being played behind closed doors. Twenty-three home games were played in the prior year period with fans in attendance, prior to the postponement of all competitions.

 

Matchday revenue for the quarter was £2.3 million, a decrease of £3.2 million, or 58.2%, over the prior year quarter.

 

Other Financial Information

 

Operating expenses

 

Total operating expenses for the year were £538.4 million, an increase of £16.2 million, or 3.1%, over the prior year.

 

Employee benefit expenses

 

Employee benefit expenses for the year were £322.6 million, an increase of £38.6 million, or 13.6%, over the prior year, primarily due to contracted increases in player salaries as a result of participation in the UEFA Champions League.

 

Other operating expenses

 

Other operating expenses for the year were £76.4 million, a decrease of £16.5 million, or 17.8%, over the prior year, primarily due to reduced business activity as a result of COVID-19. This includes the impact of no 2020/21 pre-season tour, all matches prior to the final home match of the season being played behind closed doors, travel savings and reduced costs related to the fall in activity at the Old Trafford Megastore.

 

Depreciation, impairment and amortization

 

Depreciation and impairment for the year was £15.0 million, a decrease of £3.6 million, or 19.4%, over the prior year, primarily due to prior year impairment of investment property following the impact of COVID-19. Amortization for the year was £124.4 million, a decrease of £2.3 million, or 1.8%, over the prior year. The unamortized balance of registrations at 30 June 2021 was £327.3 million.

 

Profit on disposal of intangible assets

 

Profit on disposal of intangible assets for the year was £7.4 million, compared to £18.4 million for the prior year.

 

Net finance income/(costs)

 

Net finance income for the year was £12.9 million, compared to net finance costs of £26.0 million for the prior year, a favourable swing of £38.9 million, primarily due to unrealized foreign exchange gains on unhedged USD borrowings in the current year compared to unrealized foreign exchange losses on unhedged USD borrowings in the prior year.

 

Income tax

 

The income tax expense for the year was £68.2 million, compared to an expense of £2.4 million in the prior year. During the fourth quarter of the year ended 30 June 2021, the UK Corporation tax rate increase from 19% to 25% was substantively enacted, necessitating a remeasurement of the existing UK deferred tax liability position. This resulted in a non-cash deferred tax charge of £11.2 million in the period. Furthermore, given the current US federal corporate income tax rate of 21%, we expect future US tax liabilities to be sheltered by future foreign tax credits arising from UK tax paid. Consequently, we have written down the existing US deferred tax asset, on the basis it is no longer expected to give rise to a future economic benefit. This has resulted in a further non-cash deferred tax charge of £66.6 million in the period. Future increases in the US federal corporate income tax rate could result in a reversal of the US deferred tax asset write down.

 

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Cash flows

 

Overall cash and cash equivalents (including the effects of exchange rate movements) increased by £59.2 million in the year, compared to a decrease of £256.1 million in the prior year.

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities for the year was £113.1 million, an increase of £116.9 million compared to a net cash outflow of £3.8 million for the prior year. This is primarily due to the timing of cash receipts on commercial contractual arrangements, participation in the UEFA Champions League in the current year and the deferral of 2019/20 broadcasting monies into the current period upon completion of all competitions. This is partially offset by the deferral of VAT payments for the quarters ended February and May 2020 in line with UK government business support measures provided during COVID-19.

 

Net capital expenditure on property, plant and equipment for the year was £6.2 million, a decrease of £15.1 million over the prior year.

 

Net capital expenditure on intangible assets for the year was £92.2 million, a decrease of £99.4 million over the prior year.

 

Net expenditure on derivative financial assets for the year was £0.9 million, compared to £nil for the prior year.

 

Net cash inflow from financing activities for the year was £47.6 million, compared net cash outflow of £46.4 million in the prior year. Current year cash inflow includes a drawdown of £60.0 million on our revolving facilities.

 

Net debt

 

Net Debt as of 30 June 2021 was £419.5 million, compared to £474.1 million as of 30 June 2020.

 

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Conference Call Details

 

The Company’s conference call to review fiscal 2021 and fourth quarter results will be broadcast live over the internet today, 17 September 2021 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 143-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 2021 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.

 

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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 income/costs, 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 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, adding/subtracting the actual tax expense/credit for the period, and subtracting/adding the adjusted tax expense/credit for the period (based on an normalized tax rate of 21%; 2020: 21%). The normalized tax rate of 21% is the current US federal corporate income tax rate. The UK Corporation tax rate increase from 19% to 25%, substantively enacted as at 30 June 2021, is effective from 1 April 2023.

 

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% (2020: 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.

 

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Key Performance Indicators

 

  

Twelve months ended

30 June

  

Three months ended

30 June

 
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Revenue                    
Commercial % of total revenue   47.0%   54.8%   55.1%   72.9%
Broadcasting % of total revenue   51.6%   27.6%   42.5%   20.4%
Matchday % of total revenue   1.4%   17.6%   2.4%   6.7%

 

   2020/21
Season
 

Carryover

2019/20 Season

   2019/20
Season
   2020/21
Season
   2019/20
Season
 
Home Matches Played                   
PL   19  3    16    5    1 
UEFA competitions   7  1    4    2    - 
Domestic Cups   4  -    4    -    - 
Away Matches Played                       
PL   19  3    16    4    2 
UEFA competitions   8  2    5    3    - 
Domestic Cups   4  1    6    -    1 
                        
Other                       
Employees at period end   971       1,000    971    1,000 
Employee benefit expenses % of revenue   65.3%      55.8%   89.1%   90.1%

 

Contacts

 

 

Investor Relations:

Corinna Freedman

Head of Investor Relations

+44 738 491 0828

Corinna.Freedman@manutd.co.uk

Media Relations:

Charlie Brooks

Director of Communications

+44 161 868 8148

charlie.brooks@manutd.co.uk

 

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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

 
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Revenue from contracts with customers   494,117    509,041    94,009    81,504 
Operating expenses   (538,424)   (522,204)   (137,848)   (122,747)
Profit on disposal of intangible assets   7,381    18,384    7,122    2,317 
Operating (loss)/profit   (36,926)   5,221    (36,717)   (38,926)
Finance costs   (36,411)   (27,391)   (6,619)   (7,690)
Finance income   49,310    1,352    1,235    78 
Net finance income/(costs)   12,899    (26,039)   (5,384)   (7,612)
Loss before tax   (24,027)   (20,818)   (42,101)   (46,538)
Income tax (expense)/credit(1)   (68,189)   (2,415)   (65,562)   10,023 
Loss for the period   (92,216)   (23,233)   (107,663)   (36,515)

Basic and diluted loss per share:                    
Basic and diluted loss per share (pence) (2)   (56.60)   (14.14)   (66.08)   (22.36)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator in calculating basic and diluted loss per share (thousands) (2)   162,939    164,253    162,939    163,316 

 

(1) During the fourth quarter of the year ended 30 June 2021, the UK Corporation tax rate increase from 19% to 25% was substantively enacted, necessitating a remeasurement of the existing UK deferred tax liability position. This resulted in a non-cash deferred tax charge of £11.2 million in the period. Furthermore, given the current US federal corporate income tax rate of 21%, we expect future US tax liabilities to be sheltered by future foreign tax credits arising from UK tax paid. Consequently, we have written down the existing US deferred tax asset, on the basis it is no longer expected to give rise to a future economic benefit. This has resulted in a further non-cash deferred tax charge of £66.6 million in the period. Future increases in the US federal corporate income tax rate could result in a reversal of the US deferred tax asset write down.

 

(2) For the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2021 and the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2020, 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.

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

   As of 30 June 
   2021   2020 
ASSETS          
Non-current assets          
Property, plant and equipment   247,059    254,439 
Right-of-use assets   4,383    4,559 
Investment properties   20,553    20,827 
Intangible assets   754,467    775,170 
Deferred tax asset   -    58,362 
Trade receivables   20,404    43,694 
Derivative financial instruments   499    1,609 
    1,047,365    1,158,660 
Current assets          
Inventories   2,080    2,186 
Prepayments   7,407    6,503 
Contract assets – accrued revenue   40,544    45,966 
Trade receivables   50,370    115,985 
Other receivables   460    239 
Income tax receivable   1,108    1,214 
Derivative financial instruments   318    1,174 
Cash and cash equivalents   110,658    51,539 
    212,945    224,806 
Total assets   1,260,310    1,383,466 

 

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CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (continued)

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

   As of 30 June 
   2021   2020 
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   (10,436)   (32,565)
Retained (deficit)/earnings   (13,652)   87,197 
    272,512    351,232 
Non-current liabilities          
Deferred tax liabilities    35,546    31,337 
Contract liabilities - deferred revenue   22,942    18,759 
Trade and other payables   67,517    51,322 
Borrowings   465,049    520,010 
Lease liabilities   3,083    3,326 
Derivative financial instruments   5,472    9,136 
Provisions   4,157    - 
    603,766    633,890 
Current liabilities          
Contract liabilities - deferred revenue   117,984    171,574 
Trade and other payables   192,661    216,093 
Income tax liabilities   6,036    4,005 
Borrowings   65,187    5,605 
Lease liabilities   1,257    1,067 
Derivative financial instruments   262    - 
Provisions   645    - 
    384,032    398,344 
Total equity and liabilities   1,260,310    1,383,466 

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 

(unaudited; in £ thousands)

 

   Twelve months ended 
30 June
   Three months ended
30 June
 
   2021   2020   2021   2020 
Cash flows from operating activities                
Cash generated from operations (see supplemental note 4)  137,778   17,569   27,614   1,675 
Interest paid  (20,542)  (20,456)  (1,680)  (2,006)
Interest received  3   1,247   1   82 
Tax paid             (4,156)  (2,180)  (1,128)  (283)
Net cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities  113,083   (3,820)  24,807   (532)
Cash flows from investing activities                
Payments for property, plant and equipment  (6,241)  (21,291)  (1,301)  (3,599)
Payments for intangible assets  (138,189)  (220,577)  (11,629)  (8,847)
Proceeds from sale of intangible assets  45,996   29,022   13,916   3,788 
Payments for derivative financial assets  (939)  -   -   - 
Net cash (outflow)/inflow from investing activities  (99,373)  (212,846)  986   (8,658)
Cash flows from financing activities                
Acquisition of treasury shares  -   (21,305)  -   (17,933)
Proceeds from borrowings  60,000   -   -   - 
Principal elements of lease payments  (1,641)  (1,865)  (410)  (705)
Dividends paid  (10,718)  (23,229)  -   (11,906)
Net cash inflow/(outflow) from financing activities  47,641   (46,399)  (410)  (30,544)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents  61,351   (263,065)  25,383   (39,734)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period  51,539   307,637   84,715   90,251 
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents  (2,232)  6,967   560   1,022 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  110,658   51,539   110,658   51,539 

 

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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.

 

2Reconciliation of loss for the period to adjusted EBITDA

 

   Twelve months ended
30 June
   Three months ended
30 June
 
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
 
Loss for the period   (92,216)   (23,233)   (107,663)   (36,515)
Adjustments:                    
Income tax expense/(credit)   68,189    2,415    65,562    (10,023)
Net finance (income)/costs   (12,899)   26,039    5,384    7,612 
Profit on disposal of intangible assets   (7,381)   (18,384)   (7,122)   (2,317)
Amortization   124,398    126,756    29,668    30,966 
Depreciation and impairment   14,959    18,543    3,715    7,592 
Adjusted EBITDA   95,050    132,136    (10,456)   (2,685)

 

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3Reconciliation 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
 
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
 
Loss for the period   (92,216)   (23,233)   (107,663)   (36,515)
Foreign exchange (gains)/losses on unhedged US dollar denominated borrowings   (48,015)   4,436    (1,060)   1,846 
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   881    95    520    56 
Income tax expense/(credit)   68,189    2,415    65,562    (10,023)
Adjusted loss before tax   (56,530)   (16,287)   (42,641)   (44,636)
Adjusted income tax credit (using a normalized tax rate of 21% (2020: 21%))   11,871    3,420    8,955    9,374 
Adjusted (loss) for the period (i.e. adjusted net (loss))   (44,659)   (12,867)   (33,686)   (35,262)
Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share:                    
Adjusted basic and diluted loss per share (pence)(1)   (27.41)   (7.83)   (20.67)   (21.59)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator in calculating adjusted basic and diluted loss per share (thousands) (1)   162,939    164,253    162,939    163,316 

 

(1) For the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2021 and the twelve and three months ended 30 June 2020 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.

 

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4Cash generated from operations

 

   Twelve months ended
30 June
   Three months ended
30 June
 
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
   2021
£’000
   2020
£’000
 
Loss for the period   (92,216)   (23,233)   (107,663)   (36,515)
Income tax expense/(credit)   68,189    2,415    65,562    (10,023)
Loss before income tax   (24,027)   (20,818)   (42,101)   (46,538)
Adjustments for:                    
Depreciation and impairment   14,959    18,543    3,715    7,592 
Amortization   124,398    126,756    29,668    30,966 
Profit on disposal of intangible assets   (7,381)   (18,384)   (7,122)   (2,317)
Net finance (income)/costs   (12,899)   26,039    5,384    7,612 
Non-cash employee benefit expense - equity-settled share-based payments   2,085    818    (159)   227 
Foreign exchange losses/(gains) on operating activities   874    (816)   105    110 
Reclassified from hedging reserve   2,239    12,180    2,063    3,192 
Changes in working capital:                    
Inventories   106    (56)   283    217 
Prepayments   (282)   6,527    5,026    4,365 
Contract assets – accrued revenue   5,422    (6,434)   9,735    (3,266)
Trade receivables   71,695    (83,197)   (18,121)   (77,226)
Other receivables   (221)   949    1,023    (118)
Contract liabilities – deferred revenue   (49,407)   (33,167)   20,881    65,531 
Trade and other payables   5,415    (11,371)   12,432    11,328 
Provisions   4,802    -    4,802    - 
Cash generated from operations   137,778    17,569    27,614    1,675 

 

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