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Spotlight on profitable growth 2011 - Media and entertainment profitable growth survey overview - EY - Global

Spotlight on profitable growth 2011

Media and entertainment profitable growth survey overview

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In the past year, the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has seen a dramatic turnaround.

Our annual report examines market conditions in the various media and entertainment sectors, taking into account both structural and economic factors. We help provide a framework for understanding changes in revenues and EBITDA dollars and margins.

Dramatic turnaround for media and entertainment

In the past year, the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has seen a dramatic turnaround.

Although spending hasn't reached pre-downturn levels, the upward trend is a positive change. We take a closer look at EBITDA results and industry trends:

Cross industry EBITDA performance

Based on our analysis, the media and entertainment study group taken as a whole is outperforming many key cross-industry stock market indices in terms of EBITDA dollar growth, and it ranks near the top in EBITDA margins.

EBITDA Margin Percentage* (2007-2011E)


EBITDA Margin Percentage* (2007-2011E)

* “EBITDA margin percentage” is EBITDA dollars divided by revenue dollars.

** “2007–2011E CAGR (EBITDA $)” is the compound annual growth rate of EBITDA dollars.

Looking closer at the industry, you can see that the interactive media and cable networks sectors both enjoy high EBITDA margins and fast growth in EBITDA dollars. By contrast, cable operators have the highest EBIDTA margins, but their EBITDA dollar growth is a little slower than some other sectors.

EBITDA Margin Percentage* (2007-2011E)


EBITDA Margin Percentage* (2007-2011E)

* “EBITDA margin percentage” is EBITDA dollars divided by revenue dollars.

** “2007–2011E CAGR (EBITDA $)” is the compound annual growth rate of EBITDA dollars.



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