April 2015

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated figures for 2014

  • 21/04/2015
  • – Total annual revenue at EUR 47.3 million (previous year: EUR 51.8 million)
  • – EBITDA increased by 91.7 percent to EUR 11.5 million (previous year: EUR 6.0 million)
  • – Forecast 2015: double-digit increase in sales and double-digit growth in revenue expected

 

Düsseldorf, April 21, 2015 – Die CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading provider of games, apps, software and entertainment for smartphones, tablets and desktops, has today announced its audited consolidated financial results for the fiscal year 2014.

Development in revenue

In 2014, the company generated revenue of EUR 47.3 million (previous year: EUR 51.8 million). Lower marketing spend in the final quarter of 2013 led to a temporary decline in revenue in the first half of 2014. An increase in marketing spend in the first half of 2014 not only halted this decline in revenue, but also had resulted in a quarter over quarter increasing revenues since the beginning of 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2014, revenue increased compared to the previous quarter (Q3 2014: EUR 12.4 million) as well as against the fourth quarter of 2013 (Q4 2013: EUR 9.4 million) to EUR 12.9 million.

Development of earnings

Marketing spend increased by 9 percent in the 2014 financial year compared to the previous year. Following changes in accounting estimates in 2014, marketing spend for customer acquisition is recognised as an intangible asset and amortised over the useful life of the customer relationship. As a result, marketing spend is better assigned, in terms of timing, to the revenue that results from it. Due to higher-margin marketing campaigns, the restructuring of debt and optimisation of the Group’s structure as well as the changes in accounting estimates, EBITDA rose by 91.7 percent to EUR 11.5 million in 2014 (previous year: EUR 6.0 million). In the fourth quarter of 2014 EBITDA amounted to EUR 3.1 million (Q4 2013: EUR 0.5 million).

In the past financial year net profit amounted to EUR 1.0 million (previous year: EUR 1.0 million) and not EUR 1.9 million as originally stated when the preliminary figures were published on 23 March 2015.In March 2015, the Company was informed, that CLIQ Digital’s technical service provider in Mexico was disconnected by leading mobile operator Telcel. Consequently CLIQ Digital is no longer able to provide services to Telcel’s customers. The Management Board seeks clarification for the situation and examines alternative opportunities for providing services in Mexico. However, since the Management Board cannot oversee whether the technical service provider in Mexico will be re-connected, the decision was taken to set an impairment loss on the full marketing asset related to the customer acquisition in 2014 in Mexico, with a negative effect on Net Income for 2014 of EUR 0.8 million.

Balance sheet

CLIQ Digital AG’s equity amounted to EUR 39.2 million as of 31 December 2014 (previous year: EUR 35.8 million), while its share capital was EUR 6,188,714.00 (previous year: EUR 4,445,699.00).

 

Outlook for 2015

The reorganisation of financing and capital measures implemented in the fourth quarter of 2014 substantially increased the company’s financial strengths. In the year under review, CLIQ Digital also optimised its corporate structures significantly, reducing the number of companies in the Group from 30 to 16 including CLIQ Digital AG. The Group created a solid foundation for sustainable profitable growth. The Management Board is now in a position to focus fully on its core business. The CLIQ Digital Group already began to intensify its marketing activities considerably in the fourth quarter of 2014. In the current financial year, the company plans a further increase of its marketing spend. As a result, CLIQ Digital expects a double-digit increase in sales as well as double-digit growth in revenue compared to previous year.

 

The annual report 2014 of the CLIQ Digital AG is under available for download under http://www.cliqdigital.com/front-IR/annual-reports/.

 

 

About CLIQ Digital:

 

CLIQ Digital is a leading provider of games, apps, entertainment and software for smartphones, feature phones, tablets and desktops. The core business of the company is the direct marketing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for developers, publishers and advertisers. The company, based in Dusseldorf employs approximately 95 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). Visit CLIQ on: www.cliqdigital.com.

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

CLIQ Digital AG: Adjustment of its preliminary results published on 23 February 2015 due to post balance sheet date event (December 31, 2014)

  • 13/04/2015

 
– Revenue and EBITDA 2014 unaffected
– Negative effect on Net Income 2014 EUR 0.8 million.
– Delay of publishing the final annual accounts with 8 days
– Positive start into financial year 2015: increase in revenues expected

Düsseldorf, April 13, 2015 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading provider of games, apps, software and entertainment for smartphones, tablets and desktops, has today announced that her technical service provider in Mexico was disconnected by leading mobile operator Telcel. Consequently CLIQ Digital is no longer able to provide its customers with services in Mexico. The separation of the technical service provider was done entirely unexpected for all customers of the service provider. The Management Board seeks to clarify the current situation and examines alternative sales opportunities.

Although the auditors of CLIQ Digital AG were about to finalize their audit work on 2014 financials, this event (after balance sheet date) could not be ignored. Since the Management Board cannot oversee whether the technical service provider in Mexico will be re-connected, the decision was taken to set an impairment loss on the full marketing asset related to the customer acquisition in 2014 in Mexico. The negative effect on Net Income for 2014, compared to the preliminary figures communicated on 23/2/2015, is expected to be EUR 0.8 million. Therefore, the expected net profit in the past financial year amounts to EUR 1.0 million (previous year: EUR 1.0 million). Revenue and EBITDA figures for 2014 remain unaffected from this event. According to preliminary figures CLIQ Digital generated revenues of EUR 47.3 million (2013: EUR 51.8 million), EBITA increased by 91.7% to EUR 11.5 million (2013: EUR 6.0 million). The auditors are currently reviewing the adjusted accounts 2014.

The disconnection of the technical facilitator will also have an impact on the 2015 figures. CLIQ Digital strives to publish the 1st quarter 2015 figures sooner than the originally scheduled date May 21, 2015 in order to inform the market about the financial impact of the disconnection. Despite the negative development on the Mexican market CLIQ Digital expects to increase its revenues in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter.

Due to this unexpected event, the publication of the annual final figures for the 2014 financial year and further information on guidance for 2015 with its full 2014 annual report is delayed from 13 April 2015 to 21 April 2015.

About CLIQ Digital:

Cliq Digital is a leading provider of games, apps, entertainment and software for smartphones, feature phones, tablets and desktops. The core business of the company is the direct marketing of its products to end-customers via online- and mobile-marketing channels. CLIQ Digital offers its customers attractive products and is a valuable strategic business partner for developers, publishers and advertisers. The company, based in Dusseldorf employs approximately 95 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3). Visit CLIQ on: www.cliqdigital.com.

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

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