May 2016

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.

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