Cliq Digital AG, DE000A0HHJR3

Cliq Digital AG, DE000A0HHJR3

14.11.2016 - 08:03:17

CLIQ Digital AG announces 9-months figures 2016 - Significant increase in revenue and profitability due to strong 3rd quarter -

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CLIQ Digital AG announces 9-months figures 2016 - Significant increase in revenue and profitability due to strong 3rd quarter -

- Revenue rises around 15% to EUR 47.4 million (9 months 2015: EUR 41.4 million) - EBITDA climbs up approx. 38% to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million) - Net earnings increase by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million) - Customer value base increases significantly by 31% to EUR 20.5 million

Dusseldorf, November 14, 2016 - 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 2016 financial year. In the first nine months of the current financial year, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 47.4 million compared to EUR 41.4 million in the prior year period. This represents a growth of around 15%. The company was able to further boost its growth dynamics in the third quarter, next to the already strong first half year, and thereby recorded an above average increase in earnings.

Development in revenue and earnings

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015 Gross revenue in EUR 47.4 41.4 million EBITDA in EUR million 19.3 13.9 Adjusted EBITDA in EUR 3.7 3.0 million Net Result in EUR million 1.9 1.2

Revenue in the third quarter of 2016 went up by approximately 35% to EUR 16.2 million, compared to EUR 12.0 million in the third quarter of 2015. Marketing spend increased to EUR 16.0 million in the period January to September 2016 compared to EUR 11.6 million in prior year period. In the third quarter of 2016, marketing expenditures amounted to EUR 5.8 million, a raise of around 46% compared to the same quarter of the previous year (Q3/2015: EUR 3.9 million). To achieve this sharp increase in marketing spend during the third quarter, management accepted a lower then average CLIQ Factor.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by about 38% in the first nine months of the current financial year to EUR 19.3 million (9 months 2015: EUR 13.9 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges to capitalized customer acquisition costs), an important indicator for the performance of CLIQ Digital AG, also increased significantly by about 24% to EUR 3.7 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 3.0 million in the prior year period. Net earnings increased above the average by around 57% to EUR 1.9 million in the reporting period (9 months 2015: EUR 1.2 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS undiluted) improved to EUR 0.30 in the first nine months of 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 0.19).

Development in the performance indicators

9M/ 2016 9M/ 2015 Number of Sales 1,884,901 1,551,541 ARPU (average net revenue per user for the first 6 11.97 10.32 months) in EUR CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR 8.48 7.49 ARPU to CPA (CLIQ-Factor) 1.41 1.38 Marketing spend in EUR million 16.0 11.6 Customer value base in EUR million 20.5 15.6

The profitability of the CLIQ Digital Group increased significantly in the first nine months of the current financial year compared to last year. ARPU (Average net revenue per user) went up to EUR 11.97 in the period January to September 2016 (9 months 2015: EUR 10.32) and CPA (cost per acquisition) increased to EUR 8.48 in the first nine months of 2016 compared to EUR 7.49 in the prior-year period. The CLIQ-Factor, the ARPU to CPA ratio improved from 1.38 in the first nine months of 2015 to 1.41 in the first nine months of 2016, thus underscoring a sustainable increase in customer profitability. The customer value base increased by 31% to EUR 20.5 million in the reporting period compared to EUR 15.6 million as of the first nine months of 2015. The customer value base is an important key figure for estimating the net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

Outlook 2016

Based on the clearly positive revenue and earnings performance in the first nine months of the current financial year 2016 and the further raise in marketing spend in the third quarter of 2016, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG confirms its forecast for double-digit growth rates on revenue and earnings throughout the year 2016 compared to the previous year.

The 9-months figures are unaudited.

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 85 staff and is listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

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