Discovery Science (formerly Discovery Civilization Channel)

Individual Discretionary and On-Demand Services - Statistical and Financial Summaries 2012-2016

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Undertaking # Service Name Licensee Licensee Ultimate Owner Type Year
305426191 Discovery Science (formerly Discovery Civilization Channel) Discovery Science Canada Company BCE Inc.                                                    Specialty (category B service) 2016
Revenue ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Residential/bulk/smatv subscriber revenue 1,961,970 2,332,952 18.91 2,641,887 13.24 2,721,001 2.99 3,071,162 12.87 11.9
DTH subscriber revenue 1,859,912 2,001,671 7.62 2,044,230 2.13 1,989,687 -2.67 2,087,686 4.93 2.9
Local advertising revenue 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
National advertising revenue 789,768 846,348 7.16 920,297 8.74 1,146,636 24.59 1,517,160 32.31 17.7
Other revenue 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
Total Revenue 4,611,650 5,180,971 12.35 5,606,414 8.21 5,857,324 4.48 6,676,008 13.98 9.7
Expenses ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Programming and Production 1,843,188 1,787,465 -3.02 1,608,904 -9.99 2,101,017 30.59 1,853,409 -11.79 0.1
Technical 798,186 797,107 -0.14 815,356 2.29 823,362 0.98 797,775 -3.11 0.0
Sales and Promotion 363,587 363,070 -0.14 304,922 -16.02 327,810 7.51 298,905 -8.82 -4.8
Administration and General 876,705 986,741 12.55 968,464 -1.85 1,003,082 3.57 840,199 -16.24 -1.1
Total Expenses 3,881,666 3,934,383 1.36 3,697,646 -6.02 4,255,271 15.08 3,790,288 -10.93 -0.6
Performance ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Operating Income 729,984 1,246,588 - 1,908,768 - 1,602,053 - 2,885,720 - -
Depreciation 67,820 71,224 5.02 79,933 12.23 93,077 16.44 115,474 24.06 14.2
P.B.I.T. 662,164 1,175,364 - 1,828,835 - 1,508,976 - 2,770,246 - -
Interest Expense 0 -11,457 n/a -11,958 4.37 -15,158 26.76 -16,427 8.37 -
Adjustments - Gain (Loss) 7,442 0 -100.00 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a -
Pre-tax Profit 669,606 1,186,821 - 1,840,793 - 1,524,134 - 2,786,673 - -
Canadian Programming Expenses ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Acquisition of rights 399,800 349,020 -12.70 440,371 26.17 724,825 64.59 634,241 -12.50 12.2
Script & concept 0 45,203 n/a 21,653 -52.10 0 -100.00 0 n/a n/a
Filler Programming + Program Production 340,136 211,189 -37.91 86,480 -59.05 276,806 220.08 114,875 -58.50 -23.8
Investment in Programming 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
Total Canadian Programming 739,936 605,412 -18.18 548,504 -9.40 1,001,631 82.61 749,116 -25.21 0.3
Canadian Programming/Revenue (%) 16.04 11.69 - 9.78 - 17.10 - 11.22 - -
Staff
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Total Remuneration ($) 204,324 172,775 -15.44 153,860 -10.95 155,257 0.91 146,006 -5.96 -8.1
Total Staff Count 2.8 2.17 -22.50 2.17 0.00 2.17 0.00 1.72 -20.74 -
Average Remuneration ($) 72,973 79,620 9.11 70,903 -10.95 71,547 0.91 84,887 18.65 3.9
Subscribers
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
1,448,006 1,562,630 7.92 1,617,059 3.48 1,647,679 1.89 1,659,889 0.74 3.5
Profitability (%)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Operating Margin 15.8 24.1 - 34.0 - 27.4 - 43.2 - -
P.B.I.T. Margin 14.4 22.7 - 32.6 - 25.8 - 41.5 - -
Pre-tax Margin 14.5 22.9 - 32.8 - 26.0 - 41.7 - -

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

DTH = Direct-to-Home

SMATV = Satellite Master Atenna Television

P.B.I.T. = Profit Before Interest and Tax

Var = Variation

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