Mediagrif reports results for its third quarter of fiscal 2017

TSX: MDF

www.mediagrif.com

Second quarter highlights:

  • Revenues up 4% to reach $19.3 million.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $7.1 million or 37% of revenues.
  • Profit of $4.0 million ($0.27 per share).
  • Cash flow from operating activities totalled $5.1 million.

Quarterly dividend:

  • Declaration of a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on April 17, 2017 to shareholders of record on April 3, 2017.

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

 


SUMMARY OF CONSOLIDATED RESULTS



Three months ended
December 31,

Nine months ended
December 31, 

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

2016

$

2015

$

2016

$

2015

$

Revenues

19,267

18,541

57,742

54,203

Adjusted EBITDA1

7,090

8,003

22,170

22,020

Operating profit

5,178

6,619

16,868

17,853

Profit for the period

3,985

4,851

12,263

13,360

Earnings per share (basic and diluted)

0.27

0.32

0.82

0.88

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – in thousands

14,999

15,011

14,999

15,187








1 See reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA and profit and "About Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc."  

 

CHANGE IN THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Richard Lampron has stepped down from his position as Chief Operating Officer as of February 6, 2017. Mr. Lampron has put his high level expertise and dedication to the service of Mediagrif over the past years. We thank him for his contribution and wish him great success in his future endeavors. Claude Roy, Chief Executive Officer, will take over some of the responsibilities of Richard Lampron while Jean-Michel Stam, currently Vice-President, electronic networks, will assume a greater role in the management of Mediagrif's operations, as Vice-President, Canadian Operations.

THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL 2017

For the third quarter of fiscal 2017, revenues increased by 4% or $0.7 million to reach $19.3 million when compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016.

The increase in revenues this quarter is mainly driven by continued organic growth in Mediagrif's InterTrade, MERX and BidNet platforms. The newly acquired ASC Networks Inc. also contributed positively to this quarter's revenues but only to the extent of $1.2 million out of the total $1.4 million generated this quarter, due to the adjustment made to recognize the fair value of deferred revenues at the acquisition date of ASC on May 31, 2016.  The revenues of Jobboom and LesPAC decreased during the quarter, mainly due to lower advertising revenues and adjustments in the prices of our services to meet market conditions.

During the third quarter, the Company continued to invest in its technology, infrastructure, and also in sales and marketing in order to seize market opportunities, respond to competitive environments and to strengthen its position in its growing businesses areas.

Adjusted EBITDA totalled $7.1 million or 37% of revenues compared to $8.0 million or also 43% of revenues during the third quarter of fiscal 2016.    

Profit reached $4.0 million ($0.27 per share) compared to $4.9 million ($0.32 per share) during the third quarter of fiscal 2016. Profit for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 includes a foreign exchange gain on assets denominated in U.S. dollars of $0.2 million compared to a $0.5 million gain recorded in the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2016.

FIRST NINE MONTHS OF FISCAL 2017

Revenues for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 reached $57.7 million compared to revenues of $54.2 million recorded in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.

Adjusted EBITDA totaled $22.2 million or 38% of revenues, compared to $ 22.0 million or 41% of revenues in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.

Profit reached $12.3 million ($0.82 per share), compared to $13.4 million ($0.88 per share) during the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Profit for the first nine months of fiscal 2017 includes a foreign exchange gain on assets denominated in U.S. dollars of $0.5 million compared to a $1.1 million gain recorded in the corresponding period of fiscal 2016.

FINANCIAL POSITION AND FINANCING

During the first nine months of fiscal 2017, cash flows generated by operating activities reached $15.5 million, compared to $16.3 million for the nine months of fiscal 2016. The Company used a portion of these funds and funds available on its credit facility to proceed with the acquisition of ASC and also to cover for the acquisitions of capital assets. The Company also paid out $4.5 million in dividends during the first nine months of fiscal 2017.

As at December 31, 2016, the Company had $11.5 million of cash and cash equivalents and $44.8 million available on its revolving credit facility of $80.0 million.

QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

The Board of Directors of Mediagrif declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share payable on April 17, 2017, to shareholders on record on April 3, 2017.

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 Company.

 



Three  months ended

December 31,

Nine  months ended

December 31, 

In thousands of Canadian dollars
Unaudited and not reviewed by independent auditors

2016

$

2015

$

2016

$

2015

$

Profit

3,985

4,851

12,263

13,360


Income tax expense

1,168

1,966

4,284

5,025


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

644

517

1,891

1,489


Amortization of acquired intangible assets

1,268

875

3,573

2,650


Amortization of deferred financing costs

10

-

30

-


Amortization of deferred lease inducement

(32)

(37)

(252)

(113)


Foreign exchange gain

(236)

(453)

(519)

(1,065)


Interest on long-term debt

283

223

729

617


Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

-

171

(4)


Loss on disposal of intangible assets

-

61

-

61

Adjusted EBITDA

7,090

8,003

22,170

22,020

 

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 Jobboom, LesPAC, Réseau Contact, MERX, ASC, InterTrade, Carrus and BidNet. Mediagrif's e-commerce solutions are used by millions of consumers and businesses in North America and around the world. The Company has offices in Canada, the United States 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 Company 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 Company'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 Company. 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.

For further information: Mediagrif InteractiveTechnologies Inc., Claude Roy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tel.: 450 449-0102 ext. 2004, Toll Free: 1-877-677-9088 ext. 2004, Email: croy@mediagrif.com; Paul Bourque, Chief Financial Officer, Tel.: 450 449-0102, ext: 2135, Toll Free: 1-877 677-9088 ext. 2135, Email: pbourque@mediagrif.com

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