August 2017

CLIQ Digital AG increased its top line revenue in first half of the year for the 3rd consecutive time – Net profit up by 24%

  • 17/08/2017


– Revenue climbs 12% in the first half of 2017 to EUR 34.9 million (H1 2016: EUR 31.2 million)
– Net profit rises significantly by 24% to EUR 1.5 million (H1 2016: EUR 1.2 million)
– Bank liabilities reduced 21% to EUR 8.4 million (31 December 2016: EUR 10.6 million)
– Customer base value increases by 40% to EUR 27.0 million (H1 2016: EUR 19.3 million)


Düsseldorf, August 17, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today announced its business development for the first half year of 2017.

Revenue and earnings increase

The CLIQ Digital Group successfully continued the strong operative performance in the first half of 2017. Revenue climbed 12% to EUR 34.9 million (H1 2016: EUR 31.2 million). The half-year results include the revenue contributions from the operations of Universal Mobile Enterprises Group (UME), which was acquired with economic effect from 1 June 2017, for a one-month period.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 11% in the first half of 2017 to EUR 2.4 million (H1 2016: EUR 2.2 million). Included are one month EBIT of UME as well as the related acquisition costs and therefore had no effect on the net results.  After minority interests, CLIQ Digital generated a net profit of EUR 1.5 million in the first six months of this financial year (H1 2016: EUR 1.2 million). This equates to a 24% rise. Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved to EUR 0.23 in the reporting period (H1 2016: EUR 0.19).

Customer base value rises 40%

The CLIQ factor, the ratio of ARPU to CPA, a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, continued to improve to 1.48 in the first half of 2017 after 1.45 in the same period of the previous year thanks to the strategic focus on high-margin markets. The customer base value, an important key figure for estimating the expected net revenue to be generated by existing customers, increased considerably to EUR 27.0 million in the first half of 2017 after EUR 19.3 million in the same period of the previous year. The rise of around 40% resulted for a substantial part from the first-time inclusion of the customer base of UME. Excluded the first time inclusion the customer base value rose by 11%.

Bank liabilities reduced by 21%

In the reporting period, CLIQ Digital successfully reduced its bank liabilities (excluding the impact of the UME transaction finalised on July 22nd 2017) by another 21% to EUR 8.4 million as per 30 June 2017 (31 December 2016: EUR 10.6 million). The assets & liabilities of the acquisition are fully included on the balance sheet as per 30 June 2017.

Outlook for 2017

The CLIQ Digital Group strengthened its global market position by acquiring UME. The Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG confirms its forecast for the 2017 financial year of year-on-year growth in revenue, EBIT and consolidated earnings by a double-digit percentage.

The half-year figures have not been audited. CLIQ Digital AG’s complete 2017 Half-Year Report can now be downloaded in English from


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 115 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).


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