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  • 22 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG: Majority of shareholders approves all agenda items at the Annual General Meeting

Dusseldorf, May 22, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3) a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform held its Annual General Meeting in Dusseldorf on May 19, 2017, with 65.50 percent of the statutory nominal capital present. The shareholders expressed their profound satisfaction with the financial results 2016 and approved all resolutions proposed by the management with a majority. The actions of the executive board and the supervisory board were approved each at 99.99 percent. Unanimously, the shareholders agreed on the proposal to appoint MAZARS GmbH & Co. KG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, as the auditor for the annual (consolidated) financial statements for the year 2017.

CLIQ Digital AG has shown a profitable growth in the financial year 2016 and impressively underpinned this development in the first quarter of 2017 with an increase in the net result of 61 percent compared to the prior year quarter. The Management Board confirmed its forecast for the fiscal year 2017 at the Annual General Meeting with a double-digit growth for the consolidated net result compared to the previous year.

The voting results are available for download under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2

Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

www.crossalliance.de

  • 08 May 2017

CLIQ Digital AG announces figures for the first quarter 2017 – successful start of the year with net profit increase of 61% compared to 1st quarter 2016


  • Revenue climbs 11% to EUR 17.6 million in Q1 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million)
  • EBIT up more strongly, by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million)
  • CLIQ factor rose from 1.41 in the prior year period to 1.44 in Q1 2017

 

Düsseldorf, May 8, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today announced its business development for the first three months in 2017.

Development in revenue and earnings

The CLIQ Digital Group has started the year 2017 successful and increased its revenues by 11% to EUR 17.6 million in the period January to March 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 15.8 million). The double-digit growth in revenues was achieved, although the company’s marketing spend in the first quarter of 2017 of EUR 4.9 million is approximately 15% below the previous year’s level (Q1 2016: EUR 5.7 million).

The consolidated results also developed positively. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 6.5 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 6.4 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up by 43% to EUR 1.1 million (Q1 2016: EUR 0.7 million). As a result, the EBIT margin rose to 6.0% (Q1 2016: 4.7%) compared to the previous year. After minority interests, CLIQ Digital generated a net profit of EUR 0.6 million in the first quarter of 2017 (Q1 2016: EUR 0.4 million). This represents an increase of 61%. The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved to EUR 0.09 in the reporting period (Q1 2016: EUR 0.06).

Development of KPI’s

Thanks to the strategic focus of CLIQ Digital AG on high-margin markets, the CLIQ factor, the ratio of revenue to costs per customer, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, continued to grow in the first quarter of 2017 to 1.44 after reaching 1.41 in 2016. Concentrating on countries with a high CLIQ factor has impacted the marketing spend in the first quarter, whereby the latter was also influenced by stricter regulations in some countries. At the same time, the customer base value, an important key figure for estimating the expected net revenue to be generated by existing customers amounts to EUR 20.5 million per the end of the quarter (Q1 2016: EUR 18,8 million)

The 3-month figures for 2017 are unaudited and were not subject to a review.

 

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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Gräfelfing/München

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

 

  • 24 Apr 2017

CLIQ Digital AG to distribute the mobile version of the popular For Dummies series worldwide

Dusseldorf, April 25, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has secured the worldwide distribution rights for the mobile versions of the popular For Dummies companions, with the original series published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. From the middle of the second quarter of 2017, CLIQ Digital will market over 190 English titles, which will be available on all mobile devices irrespective of the manufacturers.

For Dummies is one of the most successful book series worldwide with more than 250 million printed copies. For over 20 years on the market, it has received steadily growing popularity among the readers. Initially successful as a computer book series, the range of topics of For Dummies books have expanded over the past few years to include many areas from business to sports. The series is published in Germany by Wiley-VCH.

In the future, also the mobile For Dummies titles, distributed by CLIQ Digital, will give readers an easy-to-understand introduction to complex topics. The For Dummies series does not require any prior knowledge, and is aimed at anyone who wants to become familiar with a new field and wants to improve their skills at work, home or leisure. The For Dummies titles are characterized by their clear structure and easily understandable explanations, garnished with a proper portion of humor.

The mobile For Dummies series from CLIQ Digital contains a comprehensive range of various topics, such as Economics and Investing, Wine, Cooking, or Music. For Dummies is a highly attractive product that fits perfectly with CLIQ Digital. With For Dummies, CLIQ Digital AG distributes another premium product to offer consumers an informative and entertaining service.

As part of the strategy 2017 and beyond CLIQ Digital is investing in their content portfolio in order to be able to deliver to its customers high value and next generation content.

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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Gräfelfing/München

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 11 Apr 2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year – double-digit growth rates again

– Audited figures for 2016 are according to the preliminary figures published February 15, 2017
– Double-digit growth rates in revenue and results- Forecast 2017 confirmed: double-digit growth in revenue, EBITDA, and net profit
– Expansion of CLIQ’s social media services with CLIQMOJI

Dusseldorf, April 11, 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today publishes its audited consolidated financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year and confirms the 2017 forecast.

Revenue and earnings development in 2016

The 2016 fiscal year was again a very successful year for CLIQ Digital AG. The group increased revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in 2016 (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company’s substantial rise in marketing spend of 23.4% compared to the previous year resulted overall in a very positive business performance. Marketing spend amounted to EUR21.6million in the period from January to December 2016 (2015: EUR 17.5 million).

Also, CLIQ Digital achieved double-digit growth rates in the consolidated results. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 30.5% to EUR26.1million in 2016 (2015:EUR20.0 million). Accordingly, the EBITDA margin rose to 40.0% in the year under review (2015:35.9%). EBITDA adjusted for amortization and impairment charges on capitalized customer acquisition costs amounted to EUR 5.1 million (2015: EUR 4.6 million). EBIT rose even stronger, up 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). As a result, the EBIT margin improved year-on-year to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%). The increase in depreciation and amortization is directly attributable to the rise in marketing spend. After minority interests, the net profit in the reporting year rose by 92.9% to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million). The cumulative earnings per share (EPS) doubled to EUR 0.44 in 2016 (2015: EUR 0.22).

Development of KPI’s in 2016

CLIQ Digital AG succeeded in further expanding its strong position in the European market in 2016 and growing in this region significantly stronger than in previous years. In addition, CLIQ Digital benefits from higher margins in Europe. The share of the European market in total revenues was 82% in 2016, compared to 69% in the previous year 2015. Through the concentration on high-margin markets, the ARPU (the average net sales per user in the first six months) rose to EUR 11.73 (2015: EUR 10.80).

In 2016, the company also recorded an increase to EUR 8.32 (2015: EUR 7.74) regarding the cost per customer acquisition (CPA). The CLIQ factor, the ratio of ARPU to CPA, as a key indicator of the profitability of new customers, improved in 2016 to 1.41 (2015: 1.40). At the same time, the customer base value, a key figure for estimating the expected net revenue generated by existing customers, increased by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in the period under review (2015: EUR 19.2 million).

Balance sheet 2016

In 2016, CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR25.9million (2015:EUR18.2million). The successful business performance in 2016 also allowed the company to reduce its debt with its financing institution significantly. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.6 million as at 31 December 2016, which is 29% below the previous year’s figure (2015: EUR 14.9 million). At the balance sheet date 2016, the consolidated equity amounted to EUR 43.4 million (2015: EUR 40.7 million). CLIQ Digital AG thus has a solid financial foundation to keep on pursuing its ambitious expansion targets in the future.

Outlook 2017

After a very successful 2016 fiscal year, CLIQ Digital AG started with strong momentum into the current year. For the full year 2017, CLIQ Digital AG targets a rise in marketing spend compared to the previous year. As a result, the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG expects a double-digit percentage growth compared to the previous year for revenue, EBITDA, and net profit.

CLIQ Digital is setting another strong new trend: Emojis – small images that use symbols to express feelings in chat applications on smartphones or tablet PCs. To its business clients CLIQ Digital offers the “CLIQMOJI” apps on iOS and Android as turnkey full-service solutions for their brands. This includes, besides its release on the App Store, the related marketing, and development of the Emoji designs. The apps then contain hundreds of unique brand-specific Emojis that can be shared with other people via instant messengers such as WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger. “With our CLIQMOJIs, we want to offer customers the opportunity to use personalized Emojis. For example, we are working with the Dutch musician/rapper Lil` Kleine (Jorik Scholten), who now also has a growing fan base in Germany. Furthermore, we signed the German pop star and the former member of the renowned girl group Monrose, Senna Gammour”, according the Management Board of CLIQ Digital AG. CLIQMOJI underlines the successful expansion of CLIQ Digital services in the social media field. More information about CLIQMOJI is available at cliqmoji.com.

The audited consolidated annual report 2016 of CLIQ Digital AG is as of now available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com/front-IR/annual-reports/.

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 101 staff and is listed in the Scale segment at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 2
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 09 Mar 2017

CLIQ Digital AG shifts to the new (stock) market segment Scale

Dusseldorf, 9 March 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform shifts from the Entry Standard to the new stock market segment Scale.
Scale will be stronger regulated in admission and follow-up duties than the previous open market Entry Standard segment. Due to increased transparency and quality requirements, companies with a proven business model, such as CLIQ Digital, are becoming even more attractive to investors. Listed companies will benefit from Deutsche Börse’s network and services such as Deutsche Börse Capital Market Partners and Research Reports. CLIQ Digital AG is supported by Lang & Schwarz Broker GmbH as a capital market partner and by CROSS ALLIANCE in capital market communication. Since 2008, the shares of CLIQ Digital AG have been listed in the open market Entry Standard segment. The company already reports well above the prescribed minimum standards and publishes its business development on a quarterly basis in German and English. CLIQ Digital will continue to further increase its transparent and comprehensive financial communications in the new segment.
By moving to Scale, CLIQ Digital also emphasizes the quality standards and the growth prospects of the group and is convinced that it is now listed in a market segment that can reflect its share price performance adequately. In 2016, CLIQ Digital AG’s share price significantly exceeded the Entry Standard Index with a share price increase of around 140%.

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 101 staff and is listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3).

Contact:
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 15 Feb 2017

CLIQ Digital AG publishes preliminary figures for 2016 – result doubles after strong fourth quarter & reduces debt significantly

 – Revenue climbs 17.3% to EUR 65.3 million (2015: EUR 55.7 million)

– EBITDA increases by 30.5% to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million)

– EBIT margin rises significantly to 6.9% (2015: 4.7%)

– Net result nearly doubles to EUR 2.7 million (2015: EUR 1.4 million, +92.9%)

– Significant decrease in net debt by 28.4%

 

Düsseldorf, 15 February 2017 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing company for digital products with its own payment platform, has published its preliminary figures for the 2016 financial year today. After a successful business performance in the first nine months of 2016, the company gained growth momentum again in the fourth quarter and posted a sharp increase in the result.

Development in revenue and earnings (in EUR million)

2015 2016
Gross revenue 55.7 65.3
EBITDA 20.0 26.1
EBIT 2.6 4.5
Net Result (after minority interests) 1.4 2.7

 

According to preliminary figures, the CLIQ Digital Group increased its revenue by 17.2% to EUR 65.3 million in the 2016 financial year (2015: EUR 55.7 million). The company further increased its marketing expenditure in the reporting year (+23.4% as against 2015) and thus gained significant growth momentum again compared to the previous year (EUR 21.6 million as against EUR 17.5 million in the previous year).

In the reporting period, the CLIQ Digital Group realized another significant improvement in profitability compared to the previous year. According to preliminary calculations, the EBITDA margin climbed from 35.9% in the previous year to 40.0% in the period under review. In the 2016 financial year, EBITDA amounted to EUR 26.1 million (2015: EUR 20.0 million), which corresponds to a year-on-year increase of 30.5%. EBIT showed an even greater increase of 73.1% to EUR 4.5 million (2015: EUR 2.6 million). This equates to an EBIT margin increase from 4.7% in the previous year to 6.9% in the period under review. The net result after minority interests doubled to approximately EUR 2.7 million in the reporting period as compared to EUR 1.4 million in the previous year (+92.9%). The customer base value rose by 8.9% to EUR 20.9 million in 2016 versus EUR 19.2 million in the previous year. The customer base value is an important figure for estimating future revenue generated from current customers.

In addition, successful business performance in the 2016 financial year allowed the company to significantly reduce its debt with its financing institution to a greater extent than expected. Liabilities to banks amounted to EUR 10.7 million as at 31 December 2016, which thus equates to a decrease of 28.4% compared to the previous year’s figure (31 December 2015: EUR 14.9 million).

The 2016 business figures are preliminary figures that have not been audited yet. CLIQ Digital AG will issue detailed information on its business and earnings performance in the final audited annual financial statements for 2016 prepared in accordance with IFRS and provide an outlook for the 2017 financial year when the 2016 Annual Report is published on 11 April 2017.

 

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

 

Contact:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Gräfelfing/Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27

Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance

  • 14 Nov 2016

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 million 47.4 41.4
EBITDA in EUR million 19.3 13.9
Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million 3.7 3.0
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 months) in EUR 11.97 10.32
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:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Gräfelfing/München

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27

Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 29 Aug 2016

CLIQ Digital AG: Annual General Meeting honours positive business development

Düsseldorf, August 29, 2016 – The Annual General Meeting of CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR) was held in Düsseldorf on August 26 with 75.09 percent of the statutory nominal capital present. The shareholders expressed their satisfaction with the fiscal year 2015 business results and approved the actions of the executive board and the management board by a large majority.

The Management Board reported the positive business development of the company. CLIQ Digital accomplished to achieve profitable results in three consecutive years.  The forecast of the business development in the current fiscal 2016 remains positive. For 2016 the Management Board anticipates double-digit growth rates in revenue and profits.

Following a constructive shareholder debate, the shareholders approved the following resolutions proposed by the management with a large majority: MAZARS GmbH & Co.KG
Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Düsseldorf, has been appointed as auditor for the fiscal year 2016. Furthermore, the election of a Supervisory Board member of the Company was on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting. The Supervisory Board of CLIQ Digital AG now consists of the following three members: Dr Mathias Schlichting (chairman), Mr Karel Gustaaf Tempelaar (deputy chairman) and Mr Niels Martin Walboomers.

The Annual Shareholder Meeting approved, upon application of the main shareholder Grupa Media Holding BV, an authorized capital in the amount of up to EUR 1,547,178 which represents a lower amount than initially proposed by the management. The proposal to create a new authorization to issue convertible bonds and similar instruments (Item 7) was not put forward for resolution.

The voting results are available for download under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

 

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:

 

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH

Susan Hoffmeister

Freihamer Strasse 2

D-82166 Graefelfing/Munich

Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27

Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22

E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

  • 18 Aug 2016

CLIQ Digital AG publishes half-year results 2016

– Revenue increased by 6.4% to EUR 31.2 million (H1/2015: EUR 29.3 million)
– EBITDA climbed by 33.5% to EUR 12.8 million (H1/2015: EUR 9.6 million)
– Net result increased by 27.6% to EUR 1.2 million (H1/2015: EUR 0.9 million)

Düsseldorf, August 18, 2016 – CLIQ Digital AG (ISIN DE000A0HHJR3, WKN A0HHJR), a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with its own payment platform, today published its financial figures for the first half of 2016.

 

Revenue and earnings development

H1/ 2016 H1/ 2015
Gross Revenue in EUR million 31.2 29.3
EBITDA in EUR million 12.8 9.6
Adjusted EBITDA in EUR million 2.4 2.1
Net Result in EUR million 1.2 0.9

 

In the period from January to June 2016, CLIQ Digital Group generated revenue of EUR 31.2 million compared to EUR 29.3 million in the first half of 2015. This represents an increase of 6.4%, resulting from increased marketing spend.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose by 33.5% in the period under review to EUR 12.8 million (H1/2015: EUR 9.6 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA -/- Amortization of Capitalized Customer Acquisition Costs), a measure for CLIQ Digital’s performance, increased to EUR 2.4 million in the first half of 2016 from EUR 2.1 million in the first half of 2015. Net result climbed by 27.6% to EUR 1.2 million in the period under review (H1/2015: EUR 0.9 million). Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved in the first half of 2016 to EUR 0.19 (H1/2015: EUR 0.15).

 

Development of KPIs

H1/ 2016 H1/ 2015
Number of Sales 1,221,875 1,129,291
ARPU (net-revenue per user for the first 6 months) in EUR 12.15 9.32
CPA (Cost per Acquisition) in EUR 8.38 6.80
ARPU to CPA (ARPU/CPA) 1.45 1.37
Marketing spend in EUR million 10.2 7.7
Customer value base in EUR million 19.3 15.5

 

Due to a stronger focus on the markets where a relatively high ARPU (average net revenue per user) can be generated, the profitability of the Group increased further in H1/2016. The ARPU rose to EUR 12.15 in H1/2016 (H1/2015: EUR 9.32). The CPA (costs per acquisition) also increased from EUR 6.80 in H1/2015 to EUR 8.38 in H1/2016. The ARPU to CPA ratio improved further from 1.37 in H1/2015 to 1.45 in H1/2016, indicating an increase in customer profitability. EUR 10.2 million was invested in marketing during the first six months of 2016, representing an increase of 33.3% compared to the first half of 2015 (EUR 7.7 million). The customer base value increased slightly to EUR 19.3 million in the period under review compared to EUR 15.5 million as of 30 June 2015. The customer base value is an important figure for the expected net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

 

Balance sheet and Cash flow

CLIQ Digital generated an increase in cash flow from its operating business to EUR 11.7 million (H1/2015: EUR 8.3 million). Companies financing debt further reduced to EUR 13.6 million from EUR 14.9 million per the end of last year. As of 30 June 2016, the Group reported consolidated equity of EUR 42.0 million (31/12/2015: EUR 40.7 million). The company’s share capital amounts to EUR 6,188,714.00, which consists of 6,188,714 listed shares.

 

Outlook 2016

Based on the positive sales and earnings performance in the first half of 2016, a further increase in marketing spend over the course of the year as well as the expectation of a traditionally strong fourth quarter, CLIQ Digital sees excellent prospects for the remainder of the fiscal year 2016. Therefore, Management Board reconfirms its forecast and anticipates double-digit growth rates for 2016.

The half-year figures have not been audited. The complete half-year report 2016 of CLIQ Digital AG is available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

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:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
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  • 30 Jun 2016

CLIQ Digital AG publishes audited consolidated annual financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year and confirms forecast for 2016

– Year-end 2015 figures confirmed by auditor in line with the preliminary results published May 9, 2016
– Revenue increased in 2015 by 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million (2014: EUR 47.3 million)
– EBITDA rose significantly in 2015 by 73.5% to EUR 20.0 million (2014: EUR 11.5 million)
– 2016 forecast confirmed: double-digit growth rates in revenue, EBITDA and net profit expected for the full year

Düsseldorf, June 30, 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 audited consolidated annual financial statements for the 2015 fiscal year and information on the 2016 forecast.

Revenue and earnings development in 2015
Thanks to clearly increased marketing expenses, CLIQ Digital Group succeeded in raising revenue by 17.7% to EUR 55.7 million in the 2015 fiscal year (2014: EUR 47.3 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose significantly by 73.5% year-on-year to EUR 20.0 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 11.5 million). Adjusted EBITDA (EBITDA -/- Amortization and Impairment of Capitalized Customer Acquisition Costs) increased from EUR 2.2 million in 2014 to EUR 4.6 million in 2015. Net result increased by 30.4% to EUR 1.4 million in 2015 (2014: EUR 1.0 million). The lesser increase in net result compared to EBITDA in 2015 is primarily due to a one-off depreciation of current assets. Cumulative earnings per share (EPS) improved in 2015 to EUR 0.22 (2014: EUR 0.17). EUR 17.5 million was invested in marketing during 2015, representing an increase of 28.3% compared to 2014. The positive overall development of the CLIQ Digital Group is particularly pleasing considering the uncertainties in the Mexico region, which in 2015 led to the discontinuation of the Group’s local business activities.

Development of KPI’s in 2015
Due to the shift to a stronger focus on the markets where relatively high ARPU’s (average net revenue per user) can be generated, the profitability of the Group increased significantly in 2015. The ARPU rose significantly to EUR 10.80 in 2015 (2014: EUR 5.91). Also, the CPA indicator (costs per acquisition) recorded a significant increase from EUR 4.37 in 2014 to EUR 7.74 in 2015. The ARPU to CPA ratio, one of the key factors in assessing the profitability of new customer business, improved further from 1.35 in 2014 to 1.40 in 2015. At the same time, there was also an increase in the customer base value of 28.0% to EUR 19 million compared to EUR 15 million by the end of 2014. The customer base value is an important figure for the expected net revenue that will be generated by the existing customers.

Balance sheet 2015
In 2015 CLIQ Digital generated a cash flow from its operating business of EUR 18.2 million (2014: EUR 9.2 million). As of 31 December 2015, the Group reported consolidated equity of EUR 40.7 million (2014: EUR 39.2 million). The company’s share capital amounts to EUR 6,188,714.00, which consists of 6,188,714 listed shares.

Outlook 2016
CLIQ Digital AG made a good start in the current fiscal year and kept marketing spend in the first quarter of 2016 at the level of the traditionally strong fourth quarter of the previous year. For the whole year 2016 CLIQ Digital AG expects an increase in marketing spend compared to the period under review. Furthermore, the positive development in the past financial year shows that the CLIQ Digital Group has implemented a strategy to enable double-digit growth, but is also capable of dealing with setbacks as seen in 2015, by anticipating on such market developments. Geographically CLIQ Digital is focused on regions with a high ARPU and attractive margins. “This gives us confidence with regard to the further development of the Group. For the current financial year, we once again anticipate a double-digit growth rates for revenue and profits”, commented the Management Board.

The audited consolidated annual report 2015 of CLIQ Digital AG is available for download in the investor relations section under https://www.cliqdigital.com.

 

About CLIQ Digital:

CLIQ Digital is a leading sales and marketing organization for digital products with it’s 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:

CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
Freihamer Strasse 2
D-82166 Gräfelfing/München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 89 82 72 27
Fax: +49 (0)89 89 52 06 22
E-Mail: sh@crossalliance.de

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