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  • 06 Sep 2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes emoji app of the social celebrity Senna Gammour

Dusseldorf, September 1, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, GSIN A0HHJR) is releasing the next offspring of its “CLIQMOJI” apps, after the exclusive emoji app produced for Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. We now introduce: “Miss Gammour Emojis”.

“Miss Gammour Emojis” was realized in cooperation with the former Monrose singer Senna Gammour, known from Popstars, and TubeOne Networks, who has already been successfully cooperating with social influencers and brands since 2012. The emojis are picture characters, which are mainly used by young customers in the everyday communication via smartphones.

“Miss Gammour Emojis” offers iOS and Android users more than a hundred unique emojis created in close cooperation with the charismatic entertainer. The predominantly female target group will receive a broad portfolio of illustrations of Senna – better known in the social networks as “Miss Gammour” – including provocative gestures, trendy lifestyle items or funny facial expressions. The emojis can be easily shared with friends via WhatsApp, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook and other instant messengers as well as social networks. The recipient does not necessarily need to have the emoji app installed.

“I am delighted to be the first German celebrity to have an own emoji app,” comments Senna Gammour. “The creative work with CLIQ Digital has been a lot of fun, and I am sure my fans will enjoy using my emojis as much as I do.”

“Miss Gammour Emojis” is available as of today in the official App Stores. The latest set of emojis is a very good example to underline the expansion of CLIQ Digital in the social media area. Senna Gammour has more than a million followers on social networks and is marketed exclusively by TubeOne Networks. The German social influencer network TubeOne combines 500+ channels on social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Facebook with 600 million video videos per month and 50 million social media fans.

“That we have reached an agreement with Senna Gammour for the distribution of an emoji app is great. Emojis are fun to use and cheeky and make the daily communication of the users via smartphone more colorful and simple. As a (self) marketing tool for celebrities and companies, we see great potential for personalized emojis. They are small, digital brand ambassadors of the publisher, symbolically illustrating the lifestyle of the user in his everyday communication,” according to the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) 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 100+ staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

More information about CLIQMOJI is available at www.cliqmoji.com.

 

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E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

 

  • 17 Aug 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%

 

– 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 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 115 staff and is listed in the Scale segment 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 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

 

  • 25 Jul 2017

CLIQ Digital AG strengthens global market position through UK majority participation

– Majority participation in the business operations of Universal Mobile Enterprises (UME)
– Mobile content marketing & distribution specialists with focus on the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, South Africa while expanding in other countries
– UME has nearly a million subscribers to their services year to date
– Financing from cash and cash flow from operating activities of CLIQ Digital AG

 

Dusseldorf, July 25, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has, as reported ad hoc on July 22, 2017, acquired a majority participation in the business operations of the UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. and Moonlight Mobile Ltd (together “UME”). With economic effect as per June 1, 2017, the business of UME will be run by a newly established entity in which CLIQ Digital holds a stake of 51%. The remaining 49% of the shares in the newly established company will be held by the founders of UME, Richard Keeley and Alex Rooke, who will continue to manage the operative business. It was agreed between the parties to keep the purchase price confidential. The purchase price is financed from cash and the cash flow from operating activities of CLIQ Digital AG.

UME has grown dynamically since their establishment in 2009 and achieved a strong market position in the distribution of mobile content with a focus on entertainment and games. In the business year 2016/2017, ending April 30, UME generated net revenues of GBP 10.3 million (approx. € 11.5 million) and during the business year 2015/2016 GBP 6.2 million (approx. € 6.9 million). UME has nearly a million subscribers to their services year to date. UME is profitable and is aiming again for further growth in the current financial year 2017/2018. The future use of the know-how and the infrastructure of the CLIQ Digital Group will help to accelerate this expansion. The Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG expects to have operational synergies and cross-selling effects in marketing and sales as a result of the cooperation and estimates that the majority participation in the business of UME will already show a positive impact on the group earnings in the business year 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 115 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Disclaimer:

This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of CLIQ Digital and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. CLIQ Digital does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact:

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

  • 22 Jul 2017

CLIQ Digital AG acquires majority participation in business operations of Universal Mobile Enterprises and Moonlight Mobile

Disclosure of inside information pursuant to Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 on Market Abuse (Market Abuse Regulation – MAR)

Dusseldorf, this 22 July 2017 – Today, CLIQ Digital AG (“CLIQ Digital“) signed an agreement to acquire 51% of the business operations of the UK based companies Universal Mobile Enterprises Ltd. (“UME“) and Moonlight Mobile Ltd. (“MM“). For this purpose, CLIQ Digital purchased 100% of the shares of UME and MM. With economic effect as per 1 June 2017, the business of UME and MM will be run by a newly established entity in which CLIQ Digital holds a stake of 51%. The remaining 49% of the shares in the newly established company will be held by the founders of UME and MM, Richard Keeley and Alex Rooke, who will continue to manage the operative business. Completion of the transaction took place immediately after signing.

UME and MM are active in the distribution of digital products. In their business year ending 30 April 2017 they achieved a total net revenue of GBP 10.3 million (UK GAAP). CLIQ Digital expects that the majority participation in the business of UME and MM will show a positive impact on its group earnings.

 
Disclaimer:

This document contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of CLIQ Digital and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. CLIQ Digital does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
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D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 17 Jul 2017

New emoji-App with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton – CLIQ Digital AG distributes Emojis with the world-renowned racing driver

Dusseldorf, July 17, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, distributes a unique Emoji app with graphical images of the three-time Formula 1 world champion driver Lewis Hamilton. The app has been developed by CLIQ Digital in cooperation with Lewis Hamilton, works on Apple and Android devices and has over 250 personalized and exclusive emojis, stickers and expressions. All emojis have been handpicked by Lewis Hamilton himself.

Lewis Hamilton adds “I’m using emojis to communicate every day and it’s been pretty cool to put my own packs together. It turned out great and hope you guys have fun with the Hamoji’s!”

Emojis have long been an established form of communication replacing longer terms in digital and mobile communication. Emoji’s iconographic and emotionally nuanced form of expression overcomes language barriers not only in the everyday language but has also found its way into professional correspondence. Hence, the targeted use of emojis in dealing with communication partners is perceived as empathic. CLIQ Digital AG also contributes decisively to this rapid development through the official emoji app of British racing driver Lewis Hamilton.

To corporate customers and their brands, 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 the innovative “CLIQMOJI” apps brands can target the monetization of the communication of social media followers. CLIQMOJI is the successful expansion of CLIQ Digital AG in the social media field. More information about CLIQMOJI is available at http://cliqmoji.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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment 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 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 22 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG: Majority of shareholders approves all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting

Dusseldorf, May 22, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform held its Annual General Meeting in Dusseldorf on May 19, 2017, with 65.50 percent of the statutory nominal capital present. The shareholders expressed their profound satisfaction with the financial results 2016 and approved all resolutions proposed by the management with a majority. The actions of the executive board and the supervisory board were approved each at 99.99 percent. Unanimously, the shareholders agreed on the proposal to appoint MAZARS GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, as the auditor for the annual (consolidated) financial statements for the year 2017.

CLIQ Digital AG has shown a profitable growth in the financial year 2016 and impressively underpinned this development in the first quarter of 2017 with an increase in the net result of 61 percent compared to the prior year quarter. The Management Board confirmed its forecast for the fiscal year 2017 at the Annual General Meeting with a double-digit growth for the consolidated net result compared to the previous year.

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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at 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 2
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de
www.crossalliance.de

  • 08 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG announces figures for the first quarter 2017 – successful start of the year with net profit increase of 61% compared to 1st quarter 2016


  • Revenue climbs 11% to EUR 17.6 million in Q1 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million)
  • EBIT up more strongly, by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million)
  • CLIQ factor rose from 1.41 in the prior year period to 1.44 in Q1 2017

 

Düsseldorf, May 8, 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 three months in 2017.

Development in revenue and earnings

The CLIQ Digital Group has started the year 2017 successful and increased its revenues by 11% to EUR 17.6 million in the period January to March 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million). The double-digit growth in revenues was achieved, although the company’s marketing spend in the first quarter of 2017 of EUR 4.9 million is approximately 15% below the previous year’s level (Q1 2016: EUR 5.7 million).

The consolidated results also developed positively. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 6.5 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 6.4 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million). As a result, the EBIT margin rose to 6.0% (Q1 2016: 4.7%) compared to the previous year. After minority interests, CLIQ Digital generated a net profit of EUR 0.6 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 0.4 million). This represents an increase of 61%. The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved to EUR 0.09 in the reporting period (Q1 2016: EUR 0.06).

Development of KPI’s

Thanks to the strategic focus of CLIQ Digital AG on high-margin markets, the CLIQ factor, the ratio of revenue to costs per customer, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.44 after reaching 1.41 in 2016. Concentrating on countries with a high CLIQ factor has impacted the marketing spend in the first quarter, whereby the latter was also influenced by stricter regulations in some countries. At the same time, the customer base value, an important key figure for estimating the expected net revenue to be generated by existing customers amounts to EUR 20.5 million per the end of the quarter (Q1 2016: EUR 18,8 million)

The 3-month figures for 2017 are unaudited and were not subject to a review.

 

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
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 24 Apr 2017

CLIQ Digital AG to distribute the mobile version of the popular For Dummies series worldwide

Dusseldorf, April 25, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the mobile versions of the popular For Dummies companions, with the original series published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. From the middle of the second quarter of 2017, CLIQ Digital will market over 190 English titles, which will be available on all mobile devices irrespective of the manufacturers.

For Dummies is one of the most successful book series worldwide with more than 250 million printed copies. For over 20 years on the market, it has received steadily growing popularity among the readers. Initially successful as a computer book series, the range of topics of For Dummies books have expanded over the past few years to include many areas from business to sports. The series is published in Germany by Wiley-VCH.

In the future, also the mobile For Dummies titles, distributed by CLIQ Digital, will give readers an easy-to-understand introduction to complex topics. The For Dummies series does not require any prior knowledge, and is aimed at anyone who wants to become familiar with a new field and wants to improve their skills at work, home or leisure. The For Dummies titles are characterized by their clear structure and easily understandable explanations, garnished with a proper portion of humor.

The mobile For Dummies series from CLIQ Digital contains a comprehensive range of various topics, such as Economics and Investing, Wine, Cooking, or Music. For Dummies is a highly attractive product that fits perfectly with CLIQ Digital. With For Dummies, CLIQ Digital AG distributes another premium product to offer consumers an informative and entertaining service.

As part of the strategy 2017 and beyond CLIQ Digital is investing in their content portfolio in order to be able to deliver to its customers high value and next generation content.

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
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 11 Apr 2017

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

– 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

  • 09 Mar 2017

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

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

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