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Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Cineworld Group plc

Interim Management Statement

RNS Number : 2613X
Cineworld Group plc
18 November 2014


 Trading Statement

Cineworld Group plc is pleased to provide the following update on trading performance for the 46 week period from 27 December 2013 to 13 November 2014.

Revenues for the period were as follows:

% change vs. same period 20131

                                46 WEEKS TO 13 NOVEMBER 2014

Cineworld Group

pro forma2

UK & Ireland

CEE3 & Israel

pro forma2

Total Revenues

 + 1.1%

 + 0.7%

 + 1.8%

Box Office

 + 0.7%

 -  0.1%

 + 2.2%


 + 2.3%

 + 1.3%

 + 4.2%

Other Income

 + 1.4%

 + 6.7%

  - 2.3%

1 % change vs. prior year for CEE & Israel presented on a constant currency basis. 
2 Where relevant, pro forma basis reflects the year on year performance of Cinema City which became part of the Cineworld Group on 28 February 2014.

3 CEE is defined as Central and Eastern Europe and includes Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Slovakia.


Overall, on a pro forma basis, trading for the Group for the 46 week period has been in line with our expectations. Although admissions have decreased by 0.9%, mainly due to the phasing of film releases in the UK, box office revenues have increased by 0.7% driven by admission growth in CEE & Israel and a stronger average ticket price during the period across the Group.  Retail revenues increased by 2.3%.  Other Income includes screen advertising, sponsorship and film distribution income and increased by 1.4% benefiting from solid advertising revenues, particularly in the UK & Ireland.  This was offset by a decline in Other Income in CEE & Israel which was attributable to the phasing of distribution income, which this year is heavily weighted to the films at the end of the year, excluding which Other Income in the region increased by 2.8%.

Looking ahead to the full year, the film line up for the remainder of Q4 is promising with strong box office performances expected from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" and "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies".  The releases in the remainder of Q4 are comparable with the prior year. In light of this and our trading performance to date, the Board remains confident of delivering results in line with market expectations for the full year.



For further information:


Cineworld Group plc

020 8987 5000

Bell Pottinger

020 3772 2579

Philip Bowcock


Elly Williamson

Charlie Harrison


Notes to editors


About Cineworld Group plc

Cineworld Group plc was founded in 1995 and listed its shares on the London Stock Exchange in May 2007.


The company has grown organically and by acquisition to become one of the leading cinema Groups in Europe with the number one or number two position by number of screens in each of its regions.  Cineworld currently operates 1,880 screens across 205 sites in the UK and Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania and Israel.


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