November 2013

Cliq Digital AG reports preliminary Q3 results 2013

  • 21/11/2013

– Positive net earnings of EUR 0.5 million in Q3, net revenues declined by EUR 1.3 million q-o-q
– Games represent already 30% of the revenue mix, what is above expectations
– Good progress is made on implementation of new product lines apps and software
– Change in guidance: net earnings 2013 re-forecasted at EUR 2.3 million (previously EUR 3.0 million)

Dusseldorf, November 21, 2013 – Cliq Digital, a leading provider of mobile games, apps, software and entertainment, today announces preliminary results for the first nine months of 2013 financial year. The Group achieved net earnings of EUR 1.9 million (9M 2012: EUR -3.4 million) and gross revenues of EUR 42.4 million (9M 2012: EUR 52.5 million) during the first nine months 2013. Q3 net result amounted to EUR 0.5 million. Net earnings have the tendency to be lower during the third quarter but were especially hit by the lower net revenues (EUR -1.3 million q-o-q) realized. Those were affected by changes in regulations especially in the UK, Spain and Singapore and more in general by the country mix during the third quarter. This situation will last also during the greater part of Q4, however is not expected ongoing afterwards. Without this negative effect the revenue would have come in at the same level as Q2 whereby the net result would have been even higher. Cumulative earnings per share (EPS undiluted) stood at EUR 0.46; taken the October capital increase in consideration the EPS is EUR 0.43.

CLIQ’s renewed strategy, presented end of March this year, is purely concentrated on the mobile business. Within the four product pillars: entertainment, mobile games, apps and software, CLIQ intensified the business for smartphones. The mobile games product portfolio currently contributes 30% of the revenues generated.

In the last two product pillars apps and software CLIQ has implemented products ready to market. Appsdorado and play2win, both (all you can eat) app products have shown good test results. After further optimizations the company will launch these products in the UK, Spain, Germany and Poland by the end of November. Flirtease, CLIQ’s dating app, will also be live in the App stores of Apple and Google for the US by the end of the year. Concerning the software pillar CLIQ has seen good results on the G-Data product (mobile security) by selling 40.000 packages in two-month time. Furthermore, as previously announced, CLIQ will start selling Kaspersky security software for Android mobile phones during December.

Cliq Ditgital foresees somewhat lower revenues for Q4; however stabilized net earnings during the same period. As a result the company expects net earnings of EUR 2.3 million (previously EUR 3.0 million) and gross revenue of approx. EUR 53 million for the full year 2013 (previously EUR 70 million). The change in outlook/ guidance is mainly caused by less organic growth (activities in existing countries and delay in entering new markets) and not realizing some minor acquisitions and smart partnerships. The latter are generally subject to certain risks with respect to their implementation period. CLIQ has already put a lot of effort on identified clear targets with revenues around EUR 15 million annually; however the management does not expect those being realized this year. Cliq Digital is currently investigating attracting further finance facilities in order to have the necessary liquidity in place to grow the business via small acquisitions and partly use it for the redemption of the current term-loan.

The Cliq Digital management remains committed and confident to the Mobile focused strategy and will continue to invest in growth, in both existing and new markets.

All figures in this Corporate News are unaudited. 2012 figures are on pro forma basis. Compared to IFRS figures reported in annual report 2012, herein the Cliq B.V. is consolidated since February 2012.

About CLIQ Digital:
CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3), based in Dusseldorf, Germany, is a leading provider of mobile games, apps, software and entertainment content. CLIQ Digital markets content in over 50 countries, especially by way of its direct sales to end customers. The company was founded as Bob Mobile AG in 2005. A decisive growth step was taken in 2012 with the acquisition of Dutch company CLIQ B.V., which provided the name of the newly positioned Group. The company is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Visit CLIQ on: www.cliqdigital.com

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