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  • 22 May 2018

CLIQ Digital AG: Annual General Meeting expresses satisfaction with successful course of business

Dusseldorf, May 18, 2018 – 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 today, with 43.36 percent of the statutory nominal capital present.

The Management Board reported in detail on the positive development of the company in the past financial year and on the first quarter of 2018, including the inclusion of CLIQ shares in Deutsche Börse’s Scale 30 selection index, the acquisition of a majority stake in companies of the British Universal Mobile Group (“UME”) and the introduction of a new product vertical.

The shareholders expressed their satisfaction with the financial results 2017 and approved all resolutions proposed by the management with a large majority. The Management Board and the Supervisory Board were discharged each at 100 percent. Unanimously the shareholders accepted the proposal to appoint MAZARS GmbH & Co.KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, as the auditor for the annual (consolidated) financial statements for the year 2018.

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

About CLIQ Digital:
CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are listed in the Scale 30 segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

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

  • 08 May 2018

CLIQ Digital AG announces figures for the first quarter 2018 – Intensified marketing activities lay the foundation for a successful 2018 financial year

– Revenue in first quarter 2018 at EUR 15.2 million (Q1 2017: EUR 17.6 million)

– Revenue after deduction of payment provider costs increased by 5% compared to Q4 2017

– Adjusted EBIT stable at EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2017: EUR 1.1 million)

– Marketing spend in Q1 2018 significantly higher compared to Q4 2017

– US activities started

Dusseldorf, May 8, 2018 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, GSIN A0HHJR), a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform, today announced its business development for the first three months in 2018.

Revenue and earnings development

In the period January to March 2018, the CLIQ Digital Group generated revenues of EUR 15.2 million (Q1 2017: EUR 17.6 million). As expected and already communicated with the publication of the audited consolidated financial statements on April 9, 2018, revenues of the company were below the same period of the previous year. The decline in revenues in the first quarter of 2018 was due to lower marketing spend in the fourth quarter of 2017 related to temporary delays in new product launches. These delays were successfully resolved during the reporting period. The revenue generated after payment provider costs increased to EUR 9.9 million (Q4 2017: EUR 9.4 million). The CLIQ Digital Group increased its total marketing spend by approximately 30% to EUR 4.6 million (of which EUR 3.9 million have been capitalized) in the first quarter of 2018 compared to EUR 3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which will already have a positive impact on revenues in the second quarter of 2018.

EBITDA adjusted for depreciation, amortization and impairment losses on capitalized customer acquisition costs – a key indicator for the success of CLIQ Digital AG – was at EUR 1.0 million in the reporting period, almost at the level of the previous year (Q1 2017: EUR 1.1 million) despite the lower level of revenues. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 0.9 million were below the figure of the previous year of EUR 1.1 million due to the acquisition costs of the French media buying specialist AffiMobiz. Net profit in the first quarter of 2018 was EUR 0.5 million after EUR 0.6 million in the first quarter of 2017. Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) amounted to EUR 0.08 in the reporting period (Q1 2017: EUR 0.09).

Adjusted for the acquisition costs, the view on the earnings side is more positive: the adjusted EBIT in the first quarter of 2018, at EUR 1.1 million, was at the level of the previous year (Q1 2017: EUR 1.1 million). The adjusted EBIT margin rose to 7.2% (Q1 2017: 6.0%). Net profit before non-controlling interests (adjusted for acquisition costs) increased by 26% to EUR 0.8 million (Q1 2017: EUR 0.6 million). After non-controlling interests and adjusted for acquisition costs, CLIQ Digital generated a net profit of EUR 0.6 million in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2017: EUR 0.6 million).

Development of KPI’s

The CLIQ factor declined slightly by around 1% to 1.42 in the first quarter of 2018, compared with 1.44 in the same quarter of the prior year. The CLIQ factor represents the ratio of revenue to costs per customer and is a key indicator for measuring the profitability of new customers. At the same time, the customer base value, an important indicator for estimating the expected cash inflow based on existing customers, increased year-on-year, amounting to EUR 26.5 million at the end of the first quarter of 2018 after EUR 20.5 million as of March 31, 2017.

Foundation of a subsidiary in the USA

CLIQ Digital is continuing its internationalization and founded a new subsidiary in the US during the reporting period. With Netacy Inc., the Group is particularly pursuing the expansion of its business in the US. For the US market, CLIQ Digital has also exclusively licensed the rights for specific concepts and content from the US company Hippo Investments, a long-standing partner of CLIQ Digital. In addition to the start of these licensed concepts, CLIQ Digital will soon launch its streaming content portals in the US, which will be marketed through the licensed alliances and other media channels.

The 3-month figures for 2018 are unaudited and were not subject to review.

About CLIQ Digital:
 
CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are listed in the Scale 30 segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

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

  • 09 Apr 2018

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated financial statements for 2017 – ambitious double-digit increase in earnings for 2018

– Audited group figures for 2017 are in line with preliminary figures as of February 15, 2018

– Net profit (before non-controlling interests) rises by 23% to EUR 3.4 million (2016: EUR 2.7 million)

– Customer base value grows by 24% to EUR 26 million (2016: EUR 21 million)

– Outlook 2018: ambitious double-digit increase in earnings and (slightly) higher revenues over the previous year

Dusseldorf, April 9, 2018 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform, today publishes its audited consolidated financial statements for fiscal 2017 and its outlook for 2018.

Revenue and earnings development (in EUR million)

2017  2016
Revenue 70.5 65.3
EBITDA (adjusted) 5.5 5.1
EBIT 5.2 4.5
Net profit (before non-controlling interests) 3.4 2.7
Net profit (after non-controlling interests) 3.3 2.7

 

CLIQ Digital AG continued its international growth in the year under review. With a local presence in one of its main markets (UK), the group succeeded in significantly boosting its sales power. Revenue increased by 8% to EUR 70.5 million (2016: EUR 65.3 million) due to a higher CLIQ factor of 1.47 (2016: 1.41). The higher CLIQ factor compensated lower marketing spend, which amounted to EUR 18.6 million in the year under review (2016: EUR 21.6 million).

In the year under review, CLIQ Digital focused on increasing the quality of traffic with a higher CLIQ factor and reduced the number of media partners. This resulted in an 8% revenue increase (instead of a double-digit growth in revenue as originally envisaged) and led to a very pleasing development in earnings. As expected, CLIQ Digital achieved double-digit growth rates in EBIT, which rose strongly by 15% from EUR 4.5 million to EUR 5.2 million in the year under review. As a result, the EBIT margin (EBIT/Gross Revenue) improved from 6.9% in the previous year to 7.3%. Net profit before non-controlling interests rose significantly to EUR 3.4 million after EUR 2.7 million in the previous year (+23%). Cumulative earnings per share (EPS diluted) improved from EUR 0.43 in the previous year to EUR 0.53 in 2017.

Development of KPI’s in 2017

The profitability of CLIQ Digital improved significantly in the year under review due to higher-margin marketing campaigns and a higher ARPU (average revenue per user) in Europe. In 2017, the European market accounted for 76% of total revenues (2016: 82%). Thanks to the concentration on high-margin markets, the ARPU rose by 12% to EUR 13.16 (2016: EUR 11.73). The company recorded an 8% increase in costs per customer acquisition (CPA). As a result, the ratio of ARPU to CPA (CLIQ factor) increased from EUR 1.41 in 2016 to EUR 1.47 in 2017, clearly underlining the increased customer profitability. The customer base value – an important indicator for estimating the expected net revenue of existing customers – rose by 24% to EUR 26 million in 2017 compared to EUR 21 million in the previous year.

Balance sheet 2017

CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR 5.1 million (2016: EUR 0.5 million). The successful business performance in the financial year 2017 also enabled CLIQ Digital AG to further reduce its liabilities with its financial institution, which were EUR 5.7 million as of December 31, 2017, around 46% below the previous year’s figure of EUR 10.6 million as of December 31, 2016. Payments on corporate income tax of approximately EUR 2 million during the first half year of 2018 have to be considered. Consolidated equity amounted to EUR 46.5 million as of the 2017 balance sheet date, compared to EUR 43.4 million in the previous year. CLIQ Digital thus has a solid financial foundation to keep on pursuing its ambitious expansion targets in the future.

Outlook 2018

After a successful year in 2017 and a challenging start to the current fiscal year (due to lower marketing expenses during the last quarter of 2017), the CLIQ Digital Group is aiming for an ambitious double-digit increase in earnings in 2018. We expect the first quarter results to be lower compared to what we achieved in the previous year, this is due to delays in our product and market offerings.  This was resolved by the end of the 1st quarter. The first quarter marketing spend of 2018 increased compared to the last quarter of 2017. The expected increase in marketing spend for 2018 will again lead to higher revenues, compared to the previous year.

The audited Annual Report 2017 is now available for download at www.cliqdigital.com in the Investor Relations section.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are listed in the Scale 30 segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

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

  • 21 Feb 2018

CLIQ Digital AG’s subsidiary Grumbl Media concludes acquisition of majority stake in French media purchasing specialist AffiMobiz

– Majority stake of 80% in AffiMobiz effective 1 January 2018
– Stake in subsidiary CMind B.V. increased to 80%.
– Acquisition endorses expansion strategy of successful “Playfilms” streaming platform

 

Dusseldorf, 21 February 2018 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform, has concluded the acquisition of an 80% stake in the French media purchasing specialist AffiMobiz. In December 2017, the companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. AffiMobiz has been a partner of CLIQ Digital for many years and places media purchases mainly for the CLIQ Digital subsidiary CMind B.V., which operates the successful streaming platform “Playfilms”. By acquiring a majority stake in AffiMobiz, CLIQ Digital AG is underwriting its envisaged expansion strategy of further growing direct media purchasing and its relationships to networks with direct access to media providers. The joint use of know-how and infrastructure will make a significant contribution to accelerating the expansion of the streaming platform in the future. In order to strengthen its growth strategy, CLIQ Digital will also recruit additional staff to strengthen the media buying team in the distribution division of the Group’s digital lifestyle offerings.

In addition to the agreement on the majority stake in AffiMobiz, CLIQ Digital AG has increased its stake in the Dutch subsidiary CMind B.V., the operator of the successful streaming platform “Playfilms”, from 66.7% to 80.0%.

The new shareholdings will be consolidated in the CLIQ Digital Group with economic effect from 1 January 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The purchase price is financed from the cash flow of CLIQ Digital AG.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are listed in the Scale 30 segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

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

  • 15 Feb 2018

Revenue and earnings development (in EUR million)

– Revenue increases 8% to EUR 71 million (2016: EUR 65 million)

– EBIT climbs 15% to EUR 5.2 million (2016: EUR 4.5 million)

– Net profit (before non-controlling interests) rises to EUR 3.4 million (2016: EUR 2.7 million, +23%)

– Customer base value grows 24% to EUR 26 million (2016: EUR 21 million)

– Significant reduction of net debt of around 48% to EUR 5.5 million (2016: EUR 10.6 million)

 

Dusseldorf, February 15, 2018 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform, today announces its preliminary financial figures for the financial year 2017. In the year under review, the company was able to continue its international growth once again, posting a double-digit increase in earnings.

Revenue and earnings development (in EUR million)

2017  2016
Revenue 70.5 65.3
EBITDA (adjusted) 5.5 5.1
EBIT 5.2 4.5
Net profit (before non-controlling interests) 3.4 2.7
Net profit (after non-controlling interests) 3.3 2.7

 

According to preliminary calculations, the CLIQ Digital Group generated revenues of EUR 70.5 million (2016: EUR 65.3 million) in the financial year 2017, representing an increase of 8%, caused by a higher CLIQ Factor of 1.47 (2016: 1.41). The higher CLIQ factor compensated the lower marketing spend, which amounted to EUR 18.6 million in the year under review, compared with EUR 21.6 million in the previous year.

The profitability of the CLIQ Digital Group improved significantly in the reporting period compared to the previous year. According to preliminary calculations, EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairments of capitalized customer acquisition costs (+9%) and EBIT (+15%) increased both compared to the previous year. EBIT climbed strongly from EUR 4.5 million to EUR 5.2 million. This represents an increase in the EBIT margin (EBIT/Gross Revenue) compared with the prior year from 6.9% to 7.3%.

Net profit before non-controlling interest rose significantly in the reporting period to EUR 3.4 million, compared with EUR 2.7 million in the previous year (+23%). Cumulative earnings per share (EPS diluted) improved from EUR 0.43 in the previous year to EUR 0.53 in 2017.

The customer base value grew by 24% to EUR 26 million in 2017, compared to EUR 21 million in the previous year. The customer base value is an important indicator for estimating the expected net revenues of existing customers.

The successful business development in the financial year 2017 also enabled CLIQ Digital AG to further reduce its liabilities to its financial institution, which were EUR 5.5 million as of December 31, 2017, around 48% below the previous year’s figure of EUR 10.6 million as of December 31, 2016. Payments on Corporate Income Tax of approximately EUR 2 million during the first half year of 2018 have to be considered.

The business figures for 2017 are preliminary and have not yet been audited. CLIQ Digital AG will publish detailed statements on the business and earnings development with the final audited annual financial statements for 2017 in accordance with IFRS as well as an outlook for the financial year 2018 when CLIQ Digital AG publishes its annual report 2017 on April 10, 2018.

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf, employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are listed in the Scale 30 segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

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

  • 13 Feb 2018

CLIQ Digital AG is listed in Deutsche Börse’s new selection index Scale 30

Dusseldorf, 13 February 2018 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR) has been included in the new selection index Scale 30 of Deutsche Börse from its start. The selection index tracks the performance of the 30 most liquid stocks in the Scale segment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in real time. Since the launch of Scale on 17 March 2017, the index has been a success story with a performance of around 30 percent. Inclusion in the index is based on the Prime Standard, which also takes account of order book turnover at the Xetra and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges. The values included in the Scale 30 index are weighted according to market capitalization and adjusted quarterly. The index is available in euro as a price and performance variant (ISIN: DE000A2J0J0PW5 or DE000A2GYJT2).

The inclusion of CLIQ Digital in the Scale 30 index further increases the Company’s visibility vis-à-vis investors. “Following an extraordinarily successful performance of the CLIQ Digital share in the past 2017 financial year with an increase of 59 percent, we are pleased to have been included in the Scale 30 index, which is a further vote of confidence of the capital market,” commented Ben Bos, member of the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG.

CLIQ Digital AG will publish the preliminary figures for the financial year 2017 on February 15, 2018.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital (www.cliqdigital.com) is a leading direct marketing and sales organization for digital products with its own global payment and distribution platform. The core business of the Group is the direct marketing of its digital entertainment products to consumers via mobile and online marketing channels. CLIQ Digital is a valuable strategic business partner for networks, content owners, publishers and brands. The Group, based in Dusseldorf and employs +100 staff. The shares of CLIQ Digital AG are 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
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de
Web: www.crossalliance.de

  • 12 Dec 2017

CLIQ Digital AG: subsidiary Grumbl Media plans majority stake in French media buying specialist AffiMobiz

– MoU signed: 80% stake in AffiMobiz targeted
– Increase of stake in subsidiary CMind B.V. to 80%
– Expansion of the media buying team within the CLIQ Digital Group

Dusseldorf, 13 December 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a majority stake in the French media buying specialist AffiMobiz. AffiMobiz has been a partner of CLIQ Digital for many years and is primarily active in purchasing media for CLIQ Digital’s subsidiary CMind B.V., which operates the streaming platform “Playfilms”. The MoU envisages an 80% stake in AffiMobiz.

In addition to the agreement on the majority stake in AffiMobiz, CLIQ Digital AG will increase its stake in the Dutch subsidiary CMind B.V. from the current 66.7% to 80%. CMind B.V. is the technical operator of CLIQ Digital’s successful streaming platform “Playfilms”. The current shareholders in AffiMobiz and the current shareholders who hold a stake of 33.3% in CMind B.V. will become 20% shareholders in Grumbl Media B.V. while CLIQ Digital remains 80%.

The planned majority stake in AffiMobiz is part of CLIQ Digital’s expansion strategy to further strengthen its direct media purchasing and relationship with networks having access to direct media sources. Furthermore, CLIQ Digital will recruit additional staff to expand the media buying team to sell the digital lifestyle services of the Group. “We are very pleased that AffiMobiz will become part of the CLIQ Digital Group. This enables us to deepen our understanding of direct media buying, which is an important part of our growth strategy. Our partners in CMind and AffiMobiz are looking forward to strengthen their relationship with the CLIQ Group. The shared know-how and infrastructure will create synergies contributing to further acceleration of the growth of the streaming platform,” said Ben Bos, member of the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG.

With economic effect from January 1, 2018, the new shareholdings will be consolidated in the Group. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The purchase price is financed by the cash flow of CLIQ Digital AG. The closing of the transaction is scheduled for January 2018.

 

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).

Contact:

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

  • 13 Nov 2017

CLIQ Digital AG announces 9-months figures 2017 – Net profit up by 30%

–  Revenue growth 15% to EUR 54.4 million (9 months 2016: EUR 47.4 million)

–  Net profit increases significantly
by 30% to EUR 2.4 million (9 months 2016: EUR 1.9 million)

–  Customer base value up by 32% to EUR 27.1 million (9 months 2016: EUR 20.5 million)

 

Dusseldorf, November 13, 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 financial figures for the first nine months of the 2017 financial year. In the third quarter of 2017, the company was able to continue its growth dynamics and thereby recorded another significant increase in net result.

Development in revenue and earnings

 

9M/ 2017

9M/ 2016

Gross revenue in EUR million

54.4

47.4

Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million

4.2

3.7

EBIT in EUR million

3.9

3.4

Net result in EUR million

2.4

1.9

 

Compared to EUR 47.4 million in the prior year period, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 54.4 million in the first nine months of the current financial year. This growth of 15% includes revenue contributions from Universal Mobile Enterprises Group (UME), effective from 1 June 2017.

Revenue in the third quarter of 2017 went up by 20% to EUR 19.5 million (Q3/2016: EUR 16.2 million).
Marketing spend was lower at EUR 15.0 million in the period January to September 2017 compared to EUR 16.0 million in prior year period. In the third quarter of 2017, marketing expenditures amounted to EUR 5.4 million, a drop of 6% compared to the same quarter of the previous year (Q3/2016: EUR 5.8 million). Though the effectiveness of the marketing, measured by the CLIQ-Factor, has been much more effective compared to last year.

EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment of capitalized customer acquisition costs – an important indicator for the performance of CLIQ Digital AG – increased by 14% to EUR 4.2 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 3.7 million in the prior year period. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 16% in the first nine months of 2017 to EUR 3.9 million (9 months 2016: EUR 3.4 million). Net profit increased significantly by 30% to EUR 2.4 million in the reporting period (9 months 2016: EUR 1.9 million). At the same pace, the cumulative earnings per share (EPS fully diluted) went up to EUR 0.38 in the first nine months of 2017 (9 months 2016: EUR 0.30).

Development of performance indicators

 

9M/ 2017

9M/ 2016

 

 

 

ARPU
(average net revenue per user for the first 6 months) in EUR

12.38

11.97

CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR

8.44

8.48

ARPU to CPA (CLIQ-Factor)

1.47

1.41

Marketing spend in EUR million

15.0

16.0

Customer base value in EUR million

27.1

20.5

 

 

ARPU went up to EUR 12.38 in the period January to September 2017 (9 months 2016: EUR 11.97), and CPA (cost per acquisition) decreased to EUR 8.44 in the first nine months of 2017 compared to EUR 8.48 in the prior-year period. The ARPU to CPA ratio improved from 1.41 in the first nine months of 2016 to 1.47 in the first nine months of 2017, proof of a sustainable increase in customer profitability.

The customer base value, an important key figure for estimating the expected net revenue to be generated by existing customers, increased strongly by 32% to EUR 27.1 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 20.5 million in the first nine months of 2016. The rise 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 12%.

Outlook 2017

Based on the positive revenue and earnings performance in the first nine months of the current financial year 2017, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG confirms its forecast for the 2017 financial year for double-digit growth rates in revenue and consolidated earnings. 

The 9-months figures are unaudited and have not been subject to review by the auditors.

 

 

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).

 

Contact:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27

Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

Web: www.crossalliance.de

  • 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.

 

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

 

  • 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

 

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