BRANCHEZ-VOUS! increases sales by 160% year-over-year in the three-month period ended March 31, 2009



    MONTREAL, May 27 /CNW Telbec/ - BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc. (TSX Venture
Exchange: BZV) released its interim financial statements for the three-month
period ended March 31, 2009 ("Q1 2009"). This was the first three-month period
fully integrating the results of the acquired NetWorldmedia operations, which
were combined into the BV! Media network following the closing of the
transaction on October 31, 2008.
    Compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2008 ("Q1 2008"),
revenues increased by 160 % to close to $ 2.5 millions and gross profit
increased by 138 %, fuelled largely by the acquisition of NetWorldMedia.
Operating expenses increased by a larger amount than the increase in gross
profit, resulting in a loss of $63,956. Since this loss resulted mostly from
non-cash expenses, EBITDA remained positive at $40,729 - or over four times
the EBITDA reported in Q1 2008, while Adjusted EBITDA, which excludes the
effect of stock-based compensation, was $70,318 - an increase of 156% as
compared to the adjusted EBITDA of Q1 2008. Loss per share remained nil.
    "With the effects of the global economic recession reverberating
throughout the advertising market in Canada, we're proud of our continued
ability to generate strong growth in revenues and EBITDA", says Tom Vorias,
Chief Financial Officer of BRANCHEZ-VOUS!.

    
    Table summarizing the main financial results

    All figures are in $.
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    For three-month period ended:             March 31, 2009  March 31, 2008
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    Revenues                                       2,473,910         949,795
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    Gross profit                                   1,255,333         526,741
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    Net earnings (loss)                              (63,956)         (7,613)
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      Interest                                             -               -
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      Provision for income taxes                     (23,535)              -
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      Future income taxes                                  -               -
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      Depreciation and amortization                  106,530          17,247
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      Impairment of intangible assets                      -               -
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      Loss on disposal of fixed assets                22,343               -
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      Loss (gain) on disposal of investment             (653)              -
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    EBITDA(*)                                         40,729           9,634
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      Stock-based compensation                        29,589          17,857
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    Adjusted EBITDA(*)                                70,318          27,491
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    Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share        (0.00)          (0.00)
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    (*): EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, income taxes,
    depreciation and, amortization, impairment of intangible assets, and
    impairment or loss on sale of investments and fixed assets. Adjusted
    EBITDA is defined as EBITDA to which the Corporation adds stock-based
    compensation, as this expense does not result in any use of operating
    cash flows by the Corporation. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are provided as
    a supplementary earnings measure to assist readers in determining the
    ability of BRANCHEZ-VOUS! to generate cash from operations and to cover
    financial charges. They are also widely used for business valuation
    purposes. These measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed
    by Canadian generally accepted accounting principles and may not be
    comparable to similar measures presented by other companies.
    

    About BRANCHEZ-VOUS! inc.

    BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is a leading Montreal-based Internet media company, active
in Internet content and advertising.
    The BV! Media division (www.bvmedia.ca) operates the leading Canadian
interactive advertising network, offering a large range of both contextual and
behavioral targeting capabilities on over 400 high quality sites that include
AirCanadaVacations.com, Canada411.ca, Cinoche.com, CommentCaMarche.net,
Guardian.co.uk, JeuxVideo.com, LeDevoir.com, Linternaute.com, NASDAQ.com,
TagTele.com, Telegraph.co.uk and TorontoPlus.ca. Its services include display
advertising, rich media creativity, Pay-per-clic (PPC) text ads, Search Engine
Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The BV! Media network
reaches approximately 12 million unique users per month across Canada (source:
comScore MediaMetrix, March 2009).
    The BRANCHEZ-VOUS! Content division produces, publishes and
commercializes French-language Internet content. It operates BRANCHEZ-VOUS.com
(www.branchez-vous.com), the largest independent information portal in Quebec,
whose main sections cover news, technology, business, sports (Fanatique.ca)
and entertainment (Showbizz.net).
    BRANCHEZ-VOUS! is listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol BZV
and has approximately 60.4 million shares outstanding. Additional information
on the Corporation can be obtained on SEDAR and at
www.branchez-vous.com/inc/english.

    The TSX Venture exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    contents of this press release.




For further information:

For further information: Media: Patrick Pierra, Co-President and Chief
Executive Officer, (514) 842-3838, ext. 249, patrick.pierra@branchez-vous.com;
Analysts and investors: Tom Vorias, Chief Financial Officer, (514) 337-9065,
ext. 223, tvorias@bvmedia.ca

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