2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year – double-digit growth rates again

  • 11/04/2017

– Audited figures for 2016 are according to the preliminary figures published February 15, 2017
– Double-digit growth rates in revenue and results- Forecast 2017 confirmed: double-digit growth in revenue, EBITDA, and net profit
– Expansion of CLIQ’s social media services with CLIQMOJI

Dusseldorf, April 11, 2017 – 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 financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year and confirms the 2017 forecast.

Revenue and earnings development in 2016

The 2016 fiscal year was again a very successful year for CLIQ Digital AG. The group increased revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in 2016 (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company’s substantial rise in marketing spend of 23.4% compared to the previous year resulted overall in a very positive business performance. Marketing spend amounted to EUR21.6million in the period from January to December 2016 (2015: EUR 17.5 million).

Also, CLIQ Digital achieved double-digit growth rates in the consolidated results. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 30.5% to EUR26.1million in 2016 (2015:EUR20.0 million). Accordingly, the EBITDA margin rose to 40.0% in the year under review (2015:35.9%). EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges on capitalized customer acquisition costs amounted to EUR 5.1 million (2015: EUR 4.6 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). As a result, the EBIT margin improved year-on-year to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%). The increase in depreciation and amortization is directly attributable to the rise in marketing spend. After minority interests, the net profit in the reporting year rose by 92.9% to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) doubled to EUR 0.44 in 2016 (2015: EUR 0.22).

Development of KPI’s in 2016

CLIQ Digital AG succeeded in further expanding its strong position in the European market in 2016 and growing in this region significantly stronger than in previous years. In addition, CLIQ Digital benefits from higher margins in Europe. The share of the European market in total revenues was 82% in 2016, compared to 69% in the previous year 2015. Through the concentration on high-margin markets, the ARPU (the average net sales per user in the first six months) rose to EUR 11.73 (2015: EUR 10.80).

In 2016, the company also recorded an increase to EUR 8.32 (2015: EUR 7.74) regarding the cost per customer acquisition (CPA). The CLIQ factor, the ratio of ARPU to CPA, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, improved in 2016 to 1.41 (2015: 1.40). At the same time, the customer base value, a key figure for estimating the expected net revenue generated by existing customers, increased by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in the period under review (2015: EUR 19.2 million).

Balance sheet 2016

In 2016, CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR25.9million (2015:EUR18.2million). The successful business performance in 2016 also allowed the company to reduce its debt with its financing institution significantly. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.6 million as at 31 December 2016, which is 29% below the previous year’s figure (2015: EUR 14.9 million). At the balance sheet date 2016, the consolidated equity amounted to EUR 43.4 million (2015: EUR 40.7 million). CLIQ Digital AG thus has a solid financial foundation to keep on pursuing its ambitious expansion targets in the future.

Outlook 2017

After a very successful 2016 fiscal year, CLIQ Digital AG started with strong momentum into the current year. For the full year 2017, CLIQ Digital AG targets a rise in marketing spend compared to the previous year. As a result, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG expects a double-digit percentage growth compared to the previous year for revenue, EBITDA, and net profit.

CLIQ Digital is setting another strong new trend: Emojis – small images that use symbols to express feelings in chat applications on smartphones or tablet PCs. To its business clients CLIQ Digital offers the “CLIQMOJI” apps on iOS and Android as turnkey full-service solutions for their brands. This includes, besides its release on the App Store, the related marketing, and development of the Emoji designs. The apps then contain hundreds of unique brand-specific Emojis that can be shared with other people via instant messengers such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. “With our CLIQMOJIs, we want to offer customers the opportunity to use personalized Emojis. For example, we are working with the Dutch musician/rapper Lil` Kleine (Jorik Scholten), who now also has a growing fan base in Germany. Furthermore, we signed the German pop star and the former member of the renowned girl group Monrose, Senna Gammour”, according the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG. CLIQMOJI underlines the successful expansion of CLIQ Digital services in the social media field. More information about CLIQMOJI is available at cliqmoji.com.

The audited consolidated annual report 2016 of CLIQ Digital AG is as of now available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com/front-IR/annual-reports/.

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

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

CLIQ Digital AG shifts to the new (stock) market segment Scale

  • 09/03/2017

Dusseldorf, 9 March 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform shifts from the Entry Standard to the new stock market segment Scale.
Scale will be stronger regulated in admission and follow-up duties than the previous open market Entry Standard segment. Due to increased transparency and quality requirements, companies with a proven business model, such as CLIQ Digital, are becoming even more attractive to investors. Listed companies will benefit from Deutsche Börse’s network and services such as Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners and Research Reports. CLIQ Digital AG is supported by Lang & Schwarz Broker GmbH as a capital market partner and by CROSS ALLIANCE in capital market communication. Since 2008, the shares of CLIQ Digital AG have been listed in the open market Entry Standard segment. The company already reports well above the prescribed minimum standards and publishes its business development on a quarterly basis in German and English. CLIQ Digital will continue to further increase its transparent and comprehensive financial communications in the new segment.
By moving to Scale, CLIQ Digital also emphasizes the quality standards and the growth prospects of the group and is convinced that it is now listed in a market segment that can reflect its share price performance adequately. In 2016, CLIQ Digital AG’s share price significantly exceeded the Entry Standard Index with a share price increase of around 140%.

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 101 staff and is listed at 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 preliminary figures for 2016 – result doubles after strong fourth quarter & reduces debt significantly

  • 15/02/2017

 – Revenue climbs 17.3% to EUR 65.3 million (2015: EUR 55.7 million)

– EBITDA increases by 30.5% to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million)

– EBIT margin rises significantly to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%)

– Net result nearly doubles to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million, +92.9%)

– Significant decrease in net debt by 28.4%

 

Düsseldorf, 15 February 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has published its preliminary figures for the 2016 financial year today. After a successful business performance in the first nine months of 2016, the company gained growth momentum again in the fourth quarter and posted a sharp increase in the result.

Development in revenue and earnings (in EUR million)

2015 2016
Gross revenue 55.7 65.3
EBITDA 20.0 26.1
EBIT 2.6 4.5
Net Result (after minority interests) 1.4 2.7

 

According to preliminary figures, the CLIQ Digital Group increased its revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in the 2016 financial year (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company further increased its marketing expenditure in the reporting year (+23.4% as against 2015) and thus gained significant growth momentum again compared to the previous year (EUR 21.6 million as against EUR 17.5 million in the previous year).

In the reporting period, the CLIQ Digital Group realized another significant improvement in profitability compared to the previous year. According to preliminary calculations, the EBITDA margin climbed from 35.9% in the previous year to 40.0% in the period under review. In the 2016 financial year, EBITDA amounted to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million), which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 30.5%. EBIT showed an even greater increase of 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). This equates to an EBIT margin increase from 4.7% in the previous year to 6.9% in the period under review. The net result after minority interests doubled to approximately EUR 2.7 million in the reporting period as compared to EUR 1.4 million in the previous year (+92.9%). The customer base value rose by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in 2016 versus EUR 19.2 million in the previous year. The customer base value is an important figure for estimating future revenue generated from current customers.

In addition, successful business performance in the 2016 financial year allowed the company to significantly reduce its debt with its financing institution to a greater extent than expected. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.7 million as at 31 December 2016, which thus equates to a decrease of 28.4% compared to the previous year’s figure (31 December 2015: EUR 14.9 million).

The 2016 business figures are preliminary figures that have not been audited yet. CLIQ Digital AG will issue detailed information on its business and earnings performance in the final audited annual financial statements for 2016 prepared in accordance with IFRS and provide an outlook for the 2017 financial year when the 2016 Annual Report is published on 11 April 2017.

 

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 101 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/Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance

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