Annual Report 2011-2012
Management Discussion and Analysis
Management discussion and analysis

This section includes PDFs of each section of the MD&A, as well as a PDF of the entire MD&A.

Core Business and StrategY    PDF
  • Mandate
  • Services
  • Business Model
  • Board and Management Structure
  • Operations
  • Corporate strategy, 2015: Everyone, Every way
Performance    PDF
  • Strategic Indicators
  • Operational Indicators − French Services
  • Operational Indicators − English Services
Capability to Deliver Results    PDF
  • People and Leadership
  • Resource Capacity
Results and Outlook    PDF
  • Results
  • Financial Condition, Cash Flow and Liquidity
  • Seasonality and Quarterly Financial Information
  • Outlook
  • Risk Management and Key Risks Table
Financial Reporting Disclosure    PDF
  • Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Future Accounting Standards
  • Transactions with Related Parties

Internal Controls    PDF

Management’s Responsibility for the Consolidated
Financial Statements

Management Discussion and Analysis    PDF

Management Discussion and Analysis

As of April 1, 2011, publicly accountable enterprises in Canada must report financial results according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).This report refers to the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2012 which have been prepared on the basis of IFRS and include comparative information for the year ended March 31, 2011 which has been restated using IFRS.


The majority of the Corporation’s self-generated revenue comes from advertising, which follows seasonal patterns. Advertising revenue will vary according to market and general economic conditions, and the programming schedule. Subscriber-based revenue is relatively more stable on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Operating expenses also follow a seasonal pattern, as they are influenced by the programming schedule.

Government appropriations are recognized in income based on the annual budget, which reflects seasonal impacts on expenditures and self-generated revenue.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements regarding objectives, strategies and expected financial and operational results. Forward-looking statements are based on the following broad assumptions: CBC/Radio-Canada continues to receive stable government funding, the television advertising market remains healthy, and the broadcasting regulatory environment does not change dramatically. Key risks and uncertainties are described in the Results and Outlook section of this report. However, some risks and uncertainties are difficult to predict and beyond the control of CBC/Radio-Canada. These include, but are not limited to, economic, financial, technical and regulatory conditions. These and other factors may cause actual results to differ substantially from the expectations stated or implied in forward-looking statements.