2016

CLIQ Digital AG announces 9-months figures 2016 – Significant increase in revenue and profitability due to strong 3rd quarter

  • 14/11/2016

– Revenue rises around 15% to EUR 47.4 million (9 months 2015: EUR 41.4 million)

– EBITDA climbs up approx. 38% to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million)

– Net earnings increase by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million)

– Customer value base increases significantly by 31% to EUR 20.5 million

 

 

Dusseldorf, November 14, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today publishes its financial figures for the first nine months of the 2016 financial year. In the first nine months of the current financial year, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 47.4 million compared to EUR 41.4 million in the prior year period. This represents a growth of around 15%. The company was able to further boost its growth dynamics in the third quarter, next to the already strong first half year, and thereby recorded an above average increase in earnings.

Development in revenue and earnings

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015
Gross revenue in EUR million 47.4 41.4
EBITDA in EUR million 19.3 13.9
Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million 3.7 3.0
Net Result in EUR million 1.9 1.2

 

Revenue in the third quarter of 2016 went up by approximately 35% to EUR 16.2 million, compared to EUR 12.0 million in the third quarter of 2015. Marketing spend increased to EUR 16.0 million in the period January to September 2016 compared to EUR 11.6 million in prior year period. In the third quarter of 2016, marketing expenditures amounted to EUR 5.8 million, a raise of around 46% compared to the same quarter of the previous year (Q3/2015: EUR 3.9 million). To achieve this sharp increase in marketing spend during the third quarter, management accepted a lower then average CLIQ Factor.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by about 38% in the first nine months of the current financial year to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges to capitalized customer acquisition costs), an important indicator for the performance of CLIQ Digital AG, also increased significantly by about 24% to EUR 3.7 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 3.0 million in the prior year period. Net earnings increased above the average by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million in the reporting period (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS undiluted) improved to EUR 0.30 in the first nine months of 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 0.19).

Development in the performance indicators

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015
Number of Sales 1,884,901 1,551,541
ARPU (average net revenue per user for the first 6 months) in EUR 11.97 10.32
CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR 8.48 7.49
ARPU to CPA (CLIQ-Factor) 1.41 1.38
Marketing spend in EUR million 16.0 11.6
Customer value base in EUR million 20.5 15.6

 

The profitability of the CLIQ Digital Group increased significantly in the first nine months of the current financial year compared to last year. ARPU (Average net revenue per user) went up to EUR 11.97 in the period January to September 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 10.32) and CPA (cost per acquisition) increased to EUR 8.48 in the first nine months of 2016 compared to EUR 7.49 in the prior-year period. The CLIQ-Factor, the ARPU to CPA ratio improved from 1.38 in the first nine months of 2015 to 1.41 in the first nine months of 2016, thus underscoring a sustainable increase in customer profitability. The customer value base increased by 31% to EUR 20.5 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 15.6 million as of the first nine months of 2015. The customer value base is an important key figure for estimating the net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

Outlook 2016

Based on the clearly positive revenue and earnings performance in the first nine months of the current financial year 2016 and the further raise in marketing spend in the third quarter of 2016, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG confirms its forecast for double-digit growth rates on revenue and earnings throughout the year 2016 compared to the previous year.

The 9-months figures are unaudited.

 

 

About CLIQ Digital:

 

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing 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 networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

 

Contact:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

CLIQ Digital AG: Annual General Meeting honours positive business development

  • 29/08/2016

Düsseldorf, August 29, 2016 – The Annual General Meeting of CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR) was held in Düsseldorf on August 26 with 75.09 percent of the statutory nominal capital present. The shareholders expressed their satisfaction with the fiscal year 2015 business results and approved the actions of the executive board and the management board by a large majority.

The Management Board reported the positive business development of the company. CLIQ Digital accomplished to achieve profitable results in three consecutive years.  The forecast of the business development in the current fiscal 2016 remains positive. For 2016 the Management Board anticipates double-digit growth rates in revenue and profits.

Following a constructive shareholder debate, the shareholders approved the following resolutions proposed by the management with a large majority: MAZARS GmbH & Co.KG
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Düsseldorf, has been appointed as auditor for the fiscal year 2016. Furthermore, the election of a Supervisory Board member of the Company was on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting. The Supervisory Board of CLIQ Digital AG now consists of the following three members: Dr Mathias Schlichting (chairman), Mr Karel Gustaaf Tempelaar (deputy chairman) and Mr Niels Martin Walboomers.

The Annual Shareholder Meeting approved, upon application of the main shareholder Grupa Media Holding BV, an authorized capital in the amount of up to EUR 1,547,178 which represents a lower amount than initially proposed by the management. The proposal to create a new authorization to issue convertible bonds and similar instruments (Item 7) was not put forward for resolution.

The voting results are available for download under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

 

About CLIQ Digital:

 

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing 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 networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

 

 

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 publishes half-year results 2016

  • 18/08/2016

– Revenue increased by 6.4% to EUR 31.2 million (H1/2015: EUR 29.3 million)
– EBITDA climbed by 33.5% to EUR 12.8 million (H1/2015: EUR 9.6 million)
– Net result increased by 27.6% to EUR 1.2 million (H1/2015: EUR 0.9 million)

Düsseldorf, August 18, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today published its financial figures for the first half of 2016.

 

Revenue and earnings development

H1/ 2016 H1/ 2015
Gross Revenue in EUR million 31.2 29.3
EBITDA in EUR million 12.8 9.6
Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million 2.4 2.1
Net Result in EUR million 1.2 0.9

 

In the period from January to June 2016, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 31.2 million compared to EUR 29.3 million in the first half of 2015. This represents an increase of 6.4%, resulting from increased marketing spend.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose by 33.5% in the period under review to EUR 12.8 million (H1/2015: EUR 9.6 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA -/- Amortization of Capitalized Customer Acquisition Costs), a measure for CLIQ Digital’s performance, increased to EUR 2.4 million in the first half of 2016 from EUR 2.1 million in the first half of 2015. Net result climbed by 27.6% to EUR 1.2 million in the period under review (H1/2015: EUR 0.9 million). Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved in the first half of 2016 to EUR 0.19 (H1/2015: EUR 0.15).

 

Development of KPIs

H1/ 2016 H1/ 2015
Number of Sales 1,221,875 1,129,291
ARPU (net-revenue per user for the first 6 months) in EUR 12.15 9.32
CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR 8.38 6.80
ARPU to CPA (ARPU/CPA) 1.45 1.37
Marketing spend in EUR million 10.2 7.7
Customer value base in EUR million 19.3 15.5

 

Due to a stronger focus on the markets where a relatively high ARPU (average net revenue per user) can be generated, the profitability of the Group increased further in H1/2016. The ARPU rose to EUR 12.15 in H1/2016 (H1/2015: EUR 9.32). The CPA (costs per acquisition) also increased from EUR 6.80 in H1/2015 to EUR 8.38 in H1/2016. The ARPU to CPA ratio improved further from 1.37 in H1/2015 to 1.45 in H1/2016, indicating an increase in customer profitability. EUR 10.2 million was invested in marketing during the first six months of 2016, representing an increase of 33.3% compared to the first half of 2015 (EUR 7.7 million). The customer base value increased slightly to EUR 19.3 million in the period under review compared to EUR 15.5 million as of 30 June 2015. The customer base value is an important figure for the expected net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

 

Balance sheet and Cash flow

CLIQ Digital generated an increase in cash flow from its operating business to EUR 11.7 million (H1/2015: EUR 8.3 million). Companies financing debt further reduced to EUR 13.6 million from EUR 14.9 million per the end of last year. As of 30 June 2016, the Group reported consolidated equity of EUR 42.0 million (31/12/2015: EUR 40.7 million). The company’s share capital amounts to EUR 6,188,714.00, which consists of 6,188,714 listed shares.

 

Outlook 2016

Based on the positive sales and earnings performance in the first half of 2016, a further increase in marketing spend over the course of the year as well as the expectation of a traditionally strong fourth quarter, CLIQ Digital sees excellent prospects for the remainder of the fiscal year 2016. Therefore, Management Board reconfirms its forecast and anticipates double-digit growth rates for 2016.

The half-year figures have not been audited. The complete half-year report 2016 of CLIQ Digital AG is available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing 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 networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs approximately 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

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

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated annual financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year and confirms forecast for 2016

  • 30/06/2016

– Year-end 2015 figures confirmed by auditor in line with the preliminary results published May 9, 2016
– Revenue increased in 2015 by 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million (2014: EUR 47.3 million)
– EBITDA rose significantly in 2015 by 73.5% to EUR 20.0 million (2014: EUR 11.5 million)
– 2016 forecast confirmed: double-digit growth rates in revenue, EBITDA and net profit expected for the full year

Düsseldorf, June 30, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today publishes its audited consolidated annual financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year and information on the 2016 forecast.

Revenue and earnings development in 2015
Thanks to clearly increased marketing expenses, CLIQ Digital Group succeeded in raising revenue by 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million in the 2015 fiscal year (2014: EUR 47.3 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose significantly by 73.5% year-on-year to EUR 20.0 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 11.5 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA -/- Amortization and Impairment of Capitalized Customer Acquisition Costs) increased from EUR 2.2 million in 2014 to EUR 4.6 million in 2015. Net result increased by 30.4% to EUR 1.4 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 1.0 million). The lesser increase in net result compared to EBITDA in 2015 is primarily due to a one-off depreciation of current assets. Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved in 2015 to EUR 0.22 (2014: EUR 0.17). EUR 17.5 million was invested in marketing during 2015, representing an increase of 28.3% compared to 2014. The positive overall development of the CLIQ Digital Group is particularly pleasing considering the uncertainties in the Mexico region, which in 2015 led to the discontinuation of the Group’s local business activities.

Development of KPI’s in 2015
Due to the shift to a stronger focus on the markets where relatively high ARPU’s (average net revenue per user) can be generated, the profitability of the Group increased significantly in 2015. The ARPU rose significantly to EUR 10.80 in 2015 (2014: EUR 5.91). Also, the CPA indicator (costs per acquisition) recorded a significant increase from EUR 4.37 in 2014 to EUR 7.74 in 2015. The ARPU to CPA ratio, one of the key factors in assessing the profitability of new customer business, improved further from 1.35 in 2014 to 1.40 in 2015. At the same time, there was also an increase in the customer base value of 28.0% to EUR 19 million compared to EUR 15 million by the end of 2014. The customer base value is an important figure for the expected net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

Balance sheet 2015
In 2015 CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR 18.2 million (2014: EUR 9.2 million). As of 31 December 2015, the Group reported consolidated equity of EUR 40.7 million (2014: EUR 39.2 million). The company’s share capital amounts to EUR 6,188,714.00, which consists of 6,188,714 listed shares.

Outlook 2016
CLIQ Digital AG made a good start in the current fiscal year and kept marketing spend in the first quarter of 2016 at the level of the traditionally strong fourth quarter of the previous year. For the whole year 2016 CLIQ Digital AG expects an increase in marketing spend compared to the period under review. Furthermore, the positive development in the past financial year shows that the CLIQ Digital Group has implemented a strategy to enable double-digit growth, but is also capable of dealing with setbacks as seen in 2015, by anticipating on such market developments. Geographically CLIQ Digital is focused on regions with a high ARPU and attractive margins. “This gives us confidence with regard to the further development of the Group. For the current financial year, we once again anticipate a double-digit growth rates for revenue and profits”, commented the Management Board.

The audited consolidated annual report 2015 of CLIQ Digital AG is available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with it’s own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing 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 networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf employs approximately 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

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

CLIQ Digital AG announces preliminary figures for 2015 and business development of the first quarter 2016 – significant increase in profitability

  • 09/05/2016

– Revenue climbs 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 47.3 million)
– EBITDA up more strongly, by 74.8% to EUR 20.1 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 11.5 million)
– Q1 2016: EBITDA rises by 8.8% to EUR 6.4 million (Q1 2015: EUR 5.9 million) with revenue of EUR 15.8 million (Q1 2015: EUR 18.0 million)
– Outlook 2016: double digit percentage growth in revenue, EBITDA and net income expected for the full year

Düsseldorf, May 9, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with it’s own payment platform, reports the results for the preliminary figures of the 2015 financial year and the business development of the first three months in 2016.

Development in revenue in 2015
The CLIQ Digital Group increased its revenue by 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 47.3 million). The substantial rise in the company’s marketing spend in the past financial year (+28.3% compared to 2014) resulted in a good business performance overall. In the financial year 2015, marketing spend amounted to EUR 17.5 million as against EUR 13.7 million in the previous year.

Development in earnings in 2015
EBITDA increased in 2015 to EUR 20.1 million (2014: EUR 11.5 million), which corresponds to a year-on-year growth of 74.8%. CLIQ Digital generated, according to preliminary results, a net result of EUR 1.4 million in the past financial year (2014: EUR 1.0 million). This equates to a 30.7% rise. The lower relative growth of net income compared to EBITDA in 2015 is mainly caused by one time depreciations of current assets. In 2015, earnings per share (EPS) improved to EUR 0.22 (2014: EUR 0.17).

Development of KPI’s in 2015
ARPU (the average net revenue per user in the first 6 months) exceeded expectations of the business year 2015, increasing from EUR 5.91 in the 2014 financial year to EUR 10.80 in 2015. CPA (the cost per acquisition) registered also an increase to EUR 7.74 in 2015 compared to EUR 4.37 in the 2014 financial year. The ratio of ARPU to CPA, one of the most determining factors for the profitability of the new acquired customer, improved from 1.35 in the year 2014 to 1.40 in 2015. At the same time, the customer base value, an important figure for estimating expected cash inflow on the basis of the current customer base, increased by 28% from EUR 15.0 million as of December 31, 2014 to EUR 19.2 million as of December 31, 2015.

Development in the first quarter of 2016
With revenue of EUR 15.8 million (Q1 2015: EUR 18.0 million), CLIQ Digital AG realized an increase of 8.8% in EBITDA to EUR 6.4 million in the first quarter of the current financial year compared to last year (Q1 2015: EUR 5.9 million). The revenue of CLIQ Digital has seen a constant quarter over quarter growth since Q2 2015 (Q2 2015: EUR 11.3 million; Q3 2015: EUR 12.0 million; Q4 2015: EUR 14.3 million; Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million). In the first three months of the current financial year, marketing spend amounted to EUR 5.8 million after EUR 4.7 million in the same period of the previous year. In the first quarter of 2016, the net result was EUR 0.4 million (Q1 2015: EUR 0.6 million). The ARPU to CPA ratio further improved from 1.40 in 2015 to 1.41 in the first quarter of 2016.

Outlook 2016
In the first quarter of 2016 CLIQ Digital AG was able to keep the marketing spend at the same level as the traditionally strong fourth quarter of the previous year. For the coming quarters CLIQ Digital AG expects to show an increase in marketing spend compared to the same period last year. Therefore, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG anticipates double-digit percentage growth in revenue, EBITDA and net income for the 2016 financial year compared to the previous year.

The 2015 business figures are preliminary figures that have not been audited yet. The 3-month figures for 2016 are unaudited and were not subject to a review. CLIQ Digital AG will issue detailed information on its business and earnings performance in the final audited annual financial statements for 2015 prepared in accordance with IFRS when the 2015 annual report is published on 30 June 2016.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with it’s own payment platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing and billing 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 networks, developers, publishers and advertisers. The Group, based in Dusseldorf employs approximately 85 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 Gräfelfing/München
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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