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Mediagrif reports results for its second quarter of fiscal 2018



TSX: MDF
www.mediagrif.com

Second quarter highlights of fiscal 2018:

Quarterly dividend:

 Board of Directors:

LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF), a Canadian leader in information technology, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Unless indicated otherwise, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.

 

SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED RESULTS





Three months ended
September 30,

Six months ended

September 30, 

In thousands of Canadian dollars, except per share amounts.
Unaudited and not reviewed by independent auditors.

2017

$

2016

$

2017

$

2016

$

Revenues

20,031

19,509

40,002

38,475

Adjusted EBITDA1

5,522

8,118

11,667

15,080

Operating profit

3,528

6,159

7,703

11,690

Profit for the period

1,710

4,544

4,126

8,278

Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

0.11

0.30

0.28

0.55

Weighted average number of shares outstanding basic and diluted (in thousands)

14,886

14,999

14,890

14,999

 

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1 See reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and profit as well as the "About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc." section.

 

SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL 2018 ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018, revenues increased by 2.7% or $0.5 million to reach $20.0 million when compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2017.

The increase in revenues is mainly attributable to the addition of Orckestra revenues of $1.2 million during the second quarter and to the ongoing organic growth of InterTrade and BidNet platforms for a total amount of $0.3 million. These revenue increases were partially offset by lower revenues at Jobboom and LesPAC for a total amount of $0.6 million.

During the second quarter, the Corporation continued to invest in its technology and infrastructure as well as in sales and marketing in order to seize market opportunities, respond to competitive environments and strengthen its position in its growing businesses areas including solutions offered by Orckestra. As such, Orckestra has benefited from the addition of resources to continue the development of its solution and to support its customers in their growth, through the implementation of their digital commerce solutions. These investments will continue throughout the current fiscal year.

With respect to LesPAC, strategic initiatives launched by the Corporation have shown good results. Online ads has continued to rise significantly (167%) and advertising revenues increased slightly when compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2017. The decrease of $0.3 million in revenues from LesPAC was mainly due to the introduction of free ad posting to consumers on several ad categories since March 1, 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 includes non-recurring expenses mostly related to termination benefits for $0.9 million and to retention incentives for $0.2 million. In addition, adjusted EBITDA for the quarter includes a $0.5 million loss from Orckestra.

Profit for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 also includes a foreign exchange loss on assets denominated in U.S. dollars of $0.7 million (due to the appreciation of the Canadian dollar) compared to a $0.3 million gain for the corresponding quarter of 2017.

QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

The Board of Directors of Mediagrif declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on January 15, 2018, to shareholders on record on January 2, 2018.

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF FISCAL 2018

Revenues for the first six months of fiscal 2018 reached $40.0 million compared to $38.5 million recorded in the first six months of fiscal 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $11.7 million compared to $15.1 million during the first six months of fiscal 2017. Adjusted EBITDA for the first six months of fiscal 2018 includes non-recurring expenses for a total of $1.4 million.

Profit reached $4.1 million ($0.28 per share), compared to $8.3 million ($0.55 per share) during the first six months of fiscal 2017. Profit for the first six months of fiscal 2018 includes a foreign exchange loss on assets denominated in U.S. dollars of $1.1 million compared to a $0.3 million gain for the corresponding six-month period of 2017.

FINANCIAL POSITION AND FINANCING

During the first six months of fiscal 2018, cash flows generated from operating activities reached $4.2 million, compared to $10.3 million for the first six months of fiscal year 2017. The Corporation used a portion of these funds and funds available on its credit facility to proceed with the acquisition of Orckestra and also to cover for the acquisitions of capital assets.

The Corporation also paid out $3.0 million in dividends during the first six months of fiscal 2018.

As at September 30, 2017, the Corporation had $11.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and $45.0 million available on its revolving credit facility of $80.0 million.

APPOINTEMENT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Corporation today announces the appointment of Ms. Vivianne Gravel to serve on its Board of Directors. Ms. Gravel is the founder and president of Metix Inc., Metix Capital Inc., and B-CITI Solutions Inc. After years of experience in C-level positions with international scope at top companies, she co-founded and successfully sold LIPSO, the first integrated mobile platform company in Quebec. She subsequently launched and propelled METIX, Chronometriq, METO, METIX Capital and, more recently, B-CITI Solutions, an integrated intelligent platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence to efficiently connect cities to their residents, while simultaneously connecting cities to each other.

RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA AND PROFIT

Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, foreign exchange gain (loss) and other revenues (expenses) as historically calculated by the Corporation.

 





Three months ended

September 30,

Six months ended

September 30, 

In thousands of Canadian dollars

Unaudited and not reviewed by independent auditors

2017

$

2016

$

2017

$

2016

$






Profit

1,710

4,544

4,126

8,278


Income tax expense

912

1,689

2,051

3,116


Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortization of intangible assets

793

622

1,570

1,247


Amortization of acquired intangible assets

1,183

1,321

2,366

2,305


Amortization of deferred financing costs

10

10

20

20


Amortization of deferred lease inducement

(36)

(38)

(71)

(220)


Foreign exchange loss (gain)

686

(274)

1,117

(283)


Interest on long-term debt

264

244

488

446


Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

171






Adjusted EBITDA

5,522

8,118

11,667

15,080

 

ABOUT MEDIAGRIF INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX: MDF) is a Canadian leader in information technology, owner of several recognized web and mobile platforms including MERX, BidNet, ASC, Orckestra, InterTrade, Jobboom, LesPAC, Réseau Contact and Carrus. Mediagrif's e-commerce solutions are used by millions of consumers and businesses in North America and around the world. The Corporation has offices in Canada, the United States, Denmark and China. For more information, please visit us at www.mediagrif.com or call 1 877 677-9088.

In addition to providing profit measures in accordance with IFRS, the Corporation shows operating profit and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, foreign exchange gain (loss) and other revenues (expenses) ("Adjusted EBITDA") as supplementary earnings measures. Operating profit and adjusted EBITDA are not intended to be measures that should be regarded as an alternative to other financial operating performance measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. Those measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is provided to assist investors in determining the Corporation's ability to generate profitability from its operations and to evaluate its financial performance.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Corporation. These forward-looking statements, by their nature, necessarily involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected by these forward-looking statements. We consider the assumptions on which these forward-looking statements are based to be reasonable, but caution the reader that these assumptions regarding future events, many of which are beyond our control, may ultimately prove to be incorrect since they are subject to risks and uncertainties that affect us. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities legislation. Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements, accompanying notes and MD&A are available on www.mediagrif.com and have been filed with SEDAR at the following address: www.sedar.com.

 

SOURCE Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc.


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