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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 October, 2019

Commission File Number: 001-38438

Spotify Technology S.A.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

42-44, avenue de la Gare

L-1610 Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

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      Form 40-F  

 

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Spotify Technology S.A.

Interim condensed consolidated financial statements

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019

 


Table of contents

 

 

 

Page

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

1

Interim condensed consolidated statement of operations

 

1

Interim condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive (loss)/income

 

2

Interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position

 

3

Interim condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

 

4

Interim condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

 

6

Notes to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements

 

7

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

30

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

44

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

 

46

Item 1A. Risk Factors

 

47

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

47

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

47

Item 5. Other Information

 

47

Signatures

 

48

 

 

 


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

Interim condensed consolidated statement of operations

(Unaudited)

(in € millions, except share and per share data)

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended September 30,

 

 

Nine months ended September 30,

 

 

 

Note

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Revenue

 

5

 

 

1,731

 

 

 

1,352

 

 

 

4,909

 

 

 

3,764

 

Cost of revenue

 

 

 

 

1,290

 

 

 

1,010

 

 

 

3,661

 

 

 

2,810

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

441

 

 

 

342

 

 

 

1,248

 

 

 

954

 

Research and development

 

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

135

 

 

 

442

 

 

 

393

 

Sales and marketing

 

 

 

 

178

 

 

 

146

 

 

 

550

 

 

 

457

 

General and administrative

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

252

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

 

 

 

387

 

 

 

348

 

 

 

1,244

 

 

 

1,091

 

Operating income/(loss)

 

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

(6

)

 

 

4

 

 

 

(137

)

Finance income

 

6

 

 

226

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

268

 

 

 

66

 

Finance costs

 

6

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(85

)

 

 

(230

)

 

 

(582

)

Share in losses of associate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Finance income/(costs) - net

 

 

 

 

216

 

 

 

(76

)

 

 

38

 

 

 

(517

)

Income/(loss) before tax

 

 

 

 

270

 

 

 

(82

)

 

 

42

 

 

 

(654

)

Income tax expense/(benefit)

 

7

 

 

29

 

 

 

(125

)

 

 

19

 

 

 

(134

)

Net income/(loss) attributable to owners

   of the parent

 

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

(520

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss) per share attributable to owners

   of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Basic

 

8

 

 

1.34

 

 

 

0.24

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

(2.96

)

   Diluted

 

8

 

 

0.36

 

 

 

0.23

 

 

 

0.09

 

 

 

(2.96

)

Weighted-average ordinary shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Basic

 

8

 

 

179,863,596

 

 

 

180,510,524

 

 

 

180,292,670

 

 

 

175,835,503

 

   Diluted

 

8

 

 

188,477,554

 

 

 

188,120,122

 

 

 

185,788,598

 

 

 

175,835,503

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 


-1-


Interim condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive (loss)/income

(Unaudited)

(in € millions)

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended September 30,

 

 

Nine months ended September 30,

 

 

 

Note

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

 

2019

 

 

2018

 

Net income/(loss) attributable to owners

   of the parent

 

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

(520

)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be subsequently reclassified to

   condensed consolidated statement of operations

   (net of tax):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Change in net unrealized gain or loss on

      short term investments

 

13, 19

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

6

 

 

 

(2

)

   Change in net unrealized gain or loss on

      cash flow hedging instruments

 

13, 19

 

 

(2

)

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

   Exchange differences on translation of foreign

     operations

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

12

 

 

 

(12

)

Items not to be subsequently reclassified to

   condensed consolidated statement of operations

  (net of tax):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   (Losses)/gains in the fair value of long term investments

 

13, 19

 

 

(163

)

 

 

481

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

527

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the

   period (net of tax)

 

 

 

 

(155

)

 

 

479

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

514

 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

   attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

522

 

 

 

66

 

 

 

(6

)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

-2-


Interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position

(in € millions)

 

 

 

Note

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

 

December 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease right-of-use assets

 

 

9

 

 

 

486

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment

 

 

10

 

 

 

270

 

 

 

197

 

Goodwill

 

 

11

 

 

 

489

 

 

 

146

 

Intangible assets

 

 

11

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

28

 

Long term investments

 

 

19

 

 

 

1,678

 

 

 

1,646

 

Restricted cash and other non-current assets

 

 

12

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

65

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

7

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,058

 

 

 

2,090

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

 

15

 

 

 

386

 

 

 

400

 

Income tax receivable

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

2

 

Short term investments

 

 

19

 

 

 

640

 

 

 

915

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

 

877

 

 

 

891

 

Other current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,978

 

 

 

2,246

 

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,036

 

 

 

4,336

 

Equity and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other paid in capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,884

 

 

 

3,801

 

Treasury shares

 

 

13

 

 

 

(494

)

 

 

(77

)

Other reserves

 

 

13

 

 

 

1,052

 

 

 

875

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,500

)

 

 

(2,505

)

Equity attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,942

 

 

 

2,094

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

 

 

9

 

 

 

618

 

 

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

17

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

85

 

Provisions

 

 

18

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

8

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

7

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

638

 

 

 

95

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

16

 

 

 

519

 

 

 

427

 

Income tax payable

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

5

 

Deferred revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

308

 

 

 

258

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

 

17

 

 

 

1,259

 

 

 

1,076

 

Provisions

 

 

18

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

42

 

Derivative liabilities

 

 

19

 

 

 

354

 

 

 

339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,456

 

 

 

2,147

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,094

 

 

 

2,242

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,036

 

 

 

4,336

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

-3-


Interim condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

(Unaudited)

(in € millions)

 

 

Note

 

Share

capital

 

 

Treasury

Shares

 

 

Other

paid in

capital

 

 

Other

reserves

 

 

Accumulated

deficit

 

 

Equity

attributable to

owners of the parent

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(77

)

 

 

3,801

 

 

 

875

 

 

 

(2,505

)

 

 

2,094

 

Cumulative effect adjustment in connection

   with the adoption of IFRS 16

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

 

 

(18

)

Balance at January 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(77

)

 

 

3,801

 

 

 

875

 

 

 

(2,523

)

 

 

2,076

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(142

)

 

 

(142

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

522

 

 

 

 

 

 

522

 

Issuance of share-based payments in

   conjunction with business combinations

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Repurchases of ordinary shares

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

(121

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(121

)

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

Income tax impact associated with

   share-based payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

54

 

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(198

)

 

 

3,834

 

 

 

1,491

 

 

 

(2,665

)

 

 

2,462

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(76

)

 

 

(76

)

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(324

)

 

 

 

 

 

(324

)

Repurchases of ordinary shares

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

(167

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(167

)

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

Restricted stock units withheld for employee taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

Income tax impact associated with

   share-based payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

 

 

 

(7

)

Balance at June 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(365

)

 

 

3,854

 

 

 

1,197

 

 

 

(2,741

)

 

 

1,945

 

Income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

241

 

 

 

241

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(155

)

 

 

 

 

 

(155

)

Repurchases of ordinary shares

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

(129

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(129

)

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Restricted stock units withheld for employee taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

Income tax impact associated with

   share-based payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19

)

 

 

 

 

 

(19

)

Balance at September 30, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(494

)

 

 

3,884

 

 

 

1,052

 

 

 

(2,500

)

 

 

1,942

 

 

-4-


 

 

Note

 

Share

capital

 

 

Treasury

Shares

 

 

Other

paid in

capital

 

 

Other

reserves

 

 

Accumulated

deficit

 

 

Equity

attributable to

owners of the parent

 

Balance at January 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,488

 

 

 

177

 

 

 

(2,427

)

 

 

238

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(169

)

 

 

(169

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Issuance of ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

Income tax impact associated with

   share-based payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Balance at March 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,531

 

 

 

226

 

 

 

(2,596

)

 

 

161

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(394

)

 

 

(394

)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

 

Issuance of shares upon exchange of

   Convertible Notes

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,145

 

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Income tax impact associated with

   share-based payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Balance at June 30, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,733

 

 

 

256

 

 

 

(2,990

)

 

 

999

 

Income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

43

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

479

 

 

 

 

 

 

479

 

Issuance of shares upon exercise of stock

   options and restricted stock units

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

Restricted stock units withheld for employee taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

Share-based payments

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24