EXO U announces its fiscal 2014 second quarter and year to date financial results

MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXO U Inc. ("EXO U" or the "Corporation") (TSXV: EXO), a software provider that develops cross platform, OS agnostic software which, when layered atop any OS, enables development of highly customizable touch-based user-interfaces and applications, today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2013. All amounts are stated in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise noted.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AND 2012.

  Q2 Fiscal 2014 Q2 Fiscal 2013 YTD Fiscal 2014 YTD Fiscal 2013
         
Revenue - 1,461 73,307 87,130
         
Adjusted EBITDA1 (1,044,336) (464,543) (1,606,509) (831,245)
         
Net Earnings (loss) (1,610,652) (667,757) (4,697,025) (1,191,489)
         
Basic earnings (loss) per share (0.049) (0.031) (0.166) (0.056)
1 Adjusted EBITDA as defined by the Corporation means earnings before interest and financial cost (net of interest income),
income tax, depreciation and amortization, stock based compensation, restructuring and other non- recurring costs.
Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS measure

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"We are very pleased with the continued progress we have made in the second quarter in gaining market acceptance to our solution, and the continued evolution of our product offering" said Shan Ahdoot, President and Chief Executive Officer of EXO U. "We continue to meet many potential customers and partners and are beginning to achieve some solid market traction. A case in point was our announcement, during the quarter, of a strategic Reseller Partnership with groupVision, a consulting firm that creates and implements collaborative learning environments in Spain, the UK, Portugal, and Switzerland. We continue to hear from the market that our technology solution is unique and fills a much needed requirement in both the education and enterprise space. We expect to announce some important milestones in the near future"

Financial Results

EXO U reported no revenues in the second quarter fiscal 2014, which was essentially the same as in the equivalent period last year.

Year to date revenue was $73,307, down slightly from the $87,130 recorded in the six months ended September 30, 2012.

Research and Development expenses in the Quarter of $272,673 were higher than the $53,176 recorded in the second quarter last year due primarily to the change resulting from expensing R&D versus capitalizing it. In addition the technical team has been increased to meet the market needs.
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Research and Development expenses for the six month period increased from the $169,053 recorded last year to the $484,385 expensed this year, for the same reasons as noted above.

Selling , general and administrative expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2013 were $819,155, an increase of $393,358 from that spent last year in the same period. The increased sales and marketing team as well as administration, coupled with the costs of being a public company, accounted for the increase.

Likewise, SG&A expenses on a six month year to date basis increased from $771,956 to $1,288,243.

Year to date listing costs are $2,380,504, of which $2,121,935 are non-cash expenses mainly consisting of equity.

Stock based compensation for the quarter and year to date were $525,324 and $575,676 respectively.

In the quarter ended September 30, 2013, net financial costs were a credit of $13,074, versus the $189,228 of expense recorded in the same period last year.  On a year to date basis the Company had $41,524 of expenses in this area versus the $333,142 incurred last year. The major factor in the difference was last year's accretion of interest expense on redeemable shares which have now been eliminated.

Adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $1,044,336 in the quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared to a loss of $464,543 in the corresponding period last year. On a six month year to date basis the EBITDA loss was $1,606,509 compared to a loss of $831,245 in the same period last year. An increase in the team, public company costs, and the decision by the Company to expense versus its previous practice to capitalize R&D were the major causals of the increase.

As of September 30, 2013 the Company held cash and short term investments of $2,419,613, an increase of $2,296,254 from the position held at year end March 31, 2013. The Private Placement which was completed on June 13, 2013 in connection with the Qualifying Transaction is the main reason for such an increase and has provided the Company with liquidity.

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

    Q2 Fiscal 2014 Q2 Fiscal 2013 YTD Fiscal 2014 YTD Fiscal 2014
           
Net loss   $ (1,610,652) (667,757) (4,697,025) (1,191,489)
           
Financial expenses    (13,074) 189,228 41,524 333,142
           
Depreciation of          
           
Property and equipment      10,967 12,443 19,692 23,457
           
Amortization intangible assets   9,508 1,543 19,016 3,085
           
Amortization of deferred          
           
Development costs      27,016 - 54,032 -
           
EBITDA     (1,576,234) (464,543) (4,562,689) (831,245)
           
Stock-based compensation     525,324     --- 575,676 ---
           
Listing expenses      6,574 --- 2,380,5042 ---
           
Adjusted EBITDA         (1,044,336) (464,543) (1,606,509) (831,245)
2 $2,121,935 of this was a non-cash expense.


2013 Second Quarter and Year to Date Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis

The quarterly and year to date financial statements , notes to the financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the three and six months ended September 30, 2013, are available under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About EXO U

EXO U enables organizations to embrace the consumerization of IT and simplify "Bring your Own Device" (BYOD) programs by seamlessly delivering applications across all devices and computing platforms. The Company's universal application framework delivers a consistent, secure and compelling user experience for existing and future applications. By working seamlessly across all devices and platforms, EXO U's technology-agnostic framework helps enterprises implement BYOD programs, allows schools to incorporate digital technologies into the classroom and facilitates increased productivity and knowledge sharing among both professionals and students. For more information, please visit http://www.exou.com and follow us on Twitter.

Disclaimer in Regards to Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking and are subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. The results or events predicted in these forward -looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other assumptions and risk factors, please refer to EXO U's management's discussion and analysis dated September 29, 2013 available under the Corporation's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The forward- looking information contained in this press release represents EXO U's current expectations. EXO U disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, except by applicable securities laws.

"Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts any responsibility for the adequacy of this release."

 

 

SOURCE: EXO U Inc

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For investor or media inquiries, please contact:

Doug McCollam
Chief Financial Officer
(514) 207-1190 or dmccollam@exou.com

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